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Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing Cortana to iOS and Android

Microsoft is looking to bring its personal assistant to iOS and Android as a standalone app. Part of project "Einstein", which Microsoft Research managing director Eric Horvitz is involved with, the company is working on advancing Cortana to improve on its personal assistant offering, prior to...
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The latest Cortana server-side updates offer fun with riddles and trivia

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant keeps getting new and fun updates on the server side. Today, users who have Cortana installed on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 can get a riddle to solve when they say, "Surprise me." As you can see in the image above, Cortana has the riddle shown as if...
Windows 10 build 10123 screenshots unveils new improvements on Edge, Cortana, and backup

Windows 10 build 10123 screenshots unveils new improvements on Edge, Cortana, and backup

While we have recently seen new changes from Windows 10 via an unreleased preview meant for partners, today the Chinese website ITHome has posted several screenshots of Windows 10 build 10123. The new build, which is not a public release, brings a number of changes that we haven't seen before,...
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Lumia 640

Microsoft's new, and short, Lumia 640 US TV ads put the focus on Cortana

The Lumia 640 is now on sale in the US, via Cricket Wireless, and Microsoft is supporting its release with four new, 15-second TV ads that show the smartphone's use as a personal assistant, via Cortana. One clip shows how Cortana could have helped a husband remind his wife that the plumber...
Cortana surpise me

The latest Cortana server-side updates offer fun with riddles and trivia

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant keeps getting new and fun updates on the server side. Today, users who have Cortana installed on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 can get a riddle to solve when they say, "Surprise me." As you can see in the image above, Cortana has the riddle shown as if...
Windows 10 build 10123 screenshots unveils new improvements on Edge, Cortana, and backup

Windows 10 build 10123 screenshots unveils new improvements on Edge, Cortana, and backup

While we have recently seen new changes from Windows 10 via an unreleased preview meant for partners, today the Chinese website ITHome has posted several screenshots of Windows 10 build 10123. The new build, which is not a public release, brings a number of changes that we haven't seen before,...
Use this '60-second productivity hack' with Cortana to set location-based reminders

Use this '60-second productivity hack' with Cortana to set location-based reminders

Tips and tricks are always good to learn, especially if you are new to Windows Phone. This one is aimed at those users and it was just posted to the Microsoft Lumia YouTube channel. It is an oldie but a goodie and it has to do with Cortana's ability to use location-based reminders. In fact, this...
Cortana to offer tech support and business data answers in Windows 10

Cortana to offer tech support and business data answers in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft is teaching Cortana to assist users in better ways. This week, during the company's Ignite conference in Chicago, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore showed off how Cortana is evolving to help users on a business environment to be more productive and assist regular users with...
Cortana and weather

Cortana now showing weather info more frequently on the Live Tile

Since one year ago, Cortana has been displaying weather information on the Live Tile, including current conditions in number form and weather animations. However, back then Cortana would mostly run this feature only in the early morning, as noted in our forums in 2014. Nevertheless, starting...
Who's the next American Idol? Just ask Bing who is correct 90 percent of the time

Who's the next American Idol? Just ask Bing who is correct 90 percent of the time

Bing's prediction engine is a work in progress and Microsoft appears to be expanding the data-driven service. Starting this morning, some users were noticing some predictions for the popular singing show appearing in Cortana's results for a search on American Idol. For our attempt, we just...
Uber for Windows 10

Cortana support coming to Uber, Viber and Shopular Windows 10 apps

Microsoft has revealed that many upcoming universal apps that are being made for Windows 10, including Uber, Viber and Shopular, will have integrated support for the company's Cortana digital assistant. Over 500 Windows Phone 8.1 apps have already added support for that platform's version of...
New Cortana build to bring deeper integration with apps

Cortana will integrate deeper with Windows apps, bring minor UI changes in upcoming build

Cortana will be getting even smarter and more useful in an upcoming build which will bring some new user interface changes and more. In the upcoming build Cortana will offer much deeper integration with Windows apps than we have seen currently with Windows Phone. Some of the changes that were...
Cortana reportedly now serving up coupons for nearby stores

Cortana reportedly now serving up coupons for nearby stores

Microsoft's Cortana just keeps on getting better, folks. It appears that the digital assistant is now serving up coupons for nearby stores, at least for some lucky users. As seen in the image above, it looks like some users are seeing coupons for stores near them. It's likely part of a new...

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