Cortana has gained a long list of new features since first appearing in Windows Phone 8.1 last year - and the latest addition to her repertoire is the ability to track academic topics in her Notebook.
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Windows 10 build 10565 was released this week to both fast and slow ring users. Although unannounced, it looks like a future build will allow users to text from the desktop using Cortana.
The latest Windows 10 Mobile build, 10549, is suffering from a bug which lead to excessively high background usage for Cortana, leading some to experience a considerably shorter battery life.
One thing missing from Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565, which was released yesterday, was language packs for Cortana-supported regions. Gabe Aul has said these will arrive today.
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Cyanogen's CEO says Microsoft is working with his company to 'deeply integrate' Cortana into the next release of Cyanogen OS, praising the assistant as "better than Apple's Siri" in some areas.
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Microsoft has released Cortana for Android in a public beta open to everyone in the US who owns a device running Android 4.4 and above. The digital assistant has the ability to replace Google Now.
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Microsoft and Intel have worked together to create a 'Wake on Voice' solution that will allow you to turn on your PC by simply saying "Hey Cortana, wake up" using Intel Smart Sound Technology.
Parallels Desktop 11 now integrates Cortana right into the OS X environment, launching from the Dock and running continuously in “Always on Cortana” mode. Take that Siri.
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Microsoft has announced today that Cortana will be rolling out to new locations in the coming months that includes Japan and Australia, and in English in Canada and India.