With the latest version of Windows 10 and Office 365, Cortana can now be used in conjunction with Microsoft's productivity suite. She can now proactively show info on the people you're meeting with.
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Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, 10130 and with this release the company has updated the interface for turning on Cortana and refined the notification animation too.
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Microsoft announced that it wants to make sure Windows 10 will play nice with Android and Apple devices, and as part of that commitment it will soon launch a Phone Companion app for Windows 10.
Microsoft just announced that a Cortana application is landing on Android and iOS devices to work as a companion to the digital assistant found on Windows 10. Details incoming
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One of the known bugs for build 10080 was that Cortana would crash and not open if your device was not reset to the default region before upgrading, here's a workaround for that.
In demos of Cortana, Microsoft often showed how the assistant could open apps by only using your voice and in the latest version of the OS, the feature is now working consistently.
Microsoft has rolled out a new feature for Cortana that will give you a riddle to solve. To access the new feature, simply say, "Surprise me" and she will respond with a clue.
Earlier today, Microsoft's search engine, Bing, results were knocked offline for about 15 minutes which impacted not only its search results but Yahoo's too; Cortana was impacted as well.
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In the latest build of Windows 10, Microsoft has added a new feature that allows a user to easily remove the recorded content from Cortana which is likely to appease fans of privacy.
New add-ins will allow you to schedule Uber ride reminders through Outlook as well as get ride options directly on Cortana's home menu when you need to get to an upcoming event.
Screenshots have surfaced of Windows 10 build 10102 showing further improvements to Cortana and tighter integration with the Taskbar, along with a new animation style for Live Tiles.
Cortana is reportedly getting a new feature and the digital assistant can now help you get some deals by offering promotional coupons for stores and restaurants near your location.
"Portana" was a project that was unveiled at Droidcon 2015. The app is able to communicate with Microsoft's servers to create Cortana-like experience on Android.
Microsoft's new browser has Cortana built in and if you want to try out the feature on a website where the tool can highlight relevant information for you, we have a link after the jump.
Microsoft brought Cortana in Windows 10 to six new markets with build 10041 - but not everyone has got it working yet. A Microsoft engineer has now explained the problem, and how it can be resolved.
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Cortana has received some updates which now allow her to show users trailers and let them know when local shows start. Unfortunately, the features aren't yet available everywhere.
Microsoft released their predictions for the 2015 Academy Awards using the power of Cortana and Bing and nearly all of those have been correct with better success in top categories.
Microsoft is working on refining the search experience with Windows 10 and in future builds, searching will now be performed within the Start menu as opposed to in a stand-alone window.
Microsoft has been on a bit of a roll lately with its prediction service at Bing, and now it is taking the bold step of naming the award winners before the ceremony even takes place.
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Alleged screenshots of Microsoft's personal digital assistant for the Office apps have leaked online, offering an early look at how Cortana will be integrated into the productivity suite.
Microsoft is currently testing an Office app on Windows Phone that may allow Cortana to manage documents, and a new report claims the digital assistant will be integrated into future Office software.
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