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Download this: Custom Cortana ringtones and app notifications for your Windows Phone!

Download this: Custom Cortana ringtones and app notifications for your Windows Phone!

Microsoft's Cortana is winning the hearts and minds of users lucky enough to have the personal assistant on their Windows Phone. One feature we know people would really like to have is the ability for Cortana to read out notifications for incoming alerts. For instance, imagine if Cortana could...
New Cortana features rolling out with evening glance, more

New Cortana features rolling out with evening glance, flight tracking, and more

Cortana is becoming more helpful with a new set of features for your Daily Glance, recommendations, and more. The Daily Glance section will now show you travel times to home and upcoming calendar items at the end of your day, and Cortana will now keep track of flights, for instance. Concert...
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Google Now voice search edges out Siri and Cortana in comparison

Over the course of 3086 queries made by digital marketing consulting firm Stone Temple, Android's voice-activated search through Google Now returned 1795 results enhanced with custom content, while Siri on the iPhone served up 908 knowledge panels, and Windows Phone's Cortana gave 630. Knowledge...
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This is how Cortana's Concert Watch feature works on Windows Phone

This is how Cortana's Concert Watch feature works on Windows Phone

A few weeks ago, the Cortana team introduced a new concert-tracking feature listed under Interests. By enabling Concert Watch, Cortana can show you when your favorite artists are playing in your area and how to get tickets. It is an ingenious addition to the personal assistant as keeping track of...
Download this: Custom Cortana ringtones and app notifications for your Windows Phone!

Download this: Custom Cortana ringtones and app notifications for your Windows Phone!

Microsoft's Cortana is winning the hearts and minds of users lucky enough to have the personal assistant on their Windows Phone. One feature we know people would really like to have is the ability for Cortana to read out notifications for incoming alerts. For instance, imagine if Cortana could...
New Cortana features rolling out with evening glance, more

New Cortana features rolling out with evening glance, flight tracking, and more

Cortana is becoming more helpful with a new set of features for your Daily Glance, recommendations, and more. The Daily Glance section will now show you travel times to home and upcoming calendar items at the end of your day, and Cortana will now keep track of flights, for instance. Concert...
Google study: over half of teenagers use voice search daily

Google study: over half of teenagers use voice search daily

Searching on a smartphone just by using your voice is a feature that is still in its infancy, and it's not exactly a shock to learn that teens are using and embracing it more than their elders. This is one of the many findings about voice search in a new survey commissioned by Google. The...
Microsoft promotes Cortana in China with actors in the real world

Microsoft promotes Cortana in China with actors in the real world

Cortana in China may go by the name "Xiao Na" but Microsoft is bringing the digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 to life in a new promotion in the form of both a TV commercial and actors who interact with people in the real world. The TV ad shows Cortana as appearing in a puff of smoke when...
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Cortana set to make Canadian debut with Lumia 830

Canadian users will be able to access Cortana (albeit in alpha form) once the Lumia 830 launches in the country later this month. Although Microsoft announced that Cortana localization for Canada would be ready by the time Windows Phone 8.1 started rolling out, the voice assistant was only...
Cortana for Windows Phone

Google Now voice search edges out Siri and Cortana in comparison

Over the course of 3086 queries made by digital marketing consulting firm Stone Temple, Android's voice-activated search through Google Now returned 1795 results enhanced with custom content, while Siri on the iPhone served up 908 knowledge panels, and Windows Phone's Cortana gave 630. Knowledge...
Cortana can help you settle decisions with a virtual coin toss or roll of the dice

Cortana can help you settle decisions with a virtual coin toss or roll of the dice

It appears that Cortana can help you make a quick decision on the go thanks to an update on Microsoft's side that brings with it the ability to flip a virtual coin or roll the virtual dice. You can now command Cortana to "flip a coin," "roll a die," or "roll the dice" with your voice. So the next...
Cortana picks up image support for Halo-themed questions

Cortana picks up image support for Halo-themed questions

It looks like the Microsoft Cortana team is tweaking responses to some Halo-themed questions. Starting today, users began to notice that when asking Cortana about the famous first-person space adventure, she now responds with an image of the object in question in addition to her usual canned-...
Cortana Speaks Klingon

Cortana now understands Klingon, 'ej majQa'!

To celebrate the launch of the Lumia 830 here in the UK, as well as the Star Trek convention this week in London, Microsoft has taught Cortana some new phrases in Klingon, possibly utilizing the translation functionality of Bing. The virtual assistant is now able to understand and respond to...

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