More Featured Articles

Cortana Android

Hands-on with the public beta of Cortana on Android

Cortana for Android was released as a public beta earlier today. I installed it on the LG G4 to see how it works. Is it better on Android compared to Windows Phone? Go watch our hands-on video to find out. The closed beta of Cortana for Android was leaked earlier last month. Now, more...
Cortana

Cortana for Android public beta now available to download in the US

The Cortana digital assistant for Android, which was released as a private beta by Microsoft in July, is now available as a public beta release for US users. Microsoft stated: Since we launched the closed beta, we've also made several improvements to the experience including the ability to...
Top 20 reasons why it's a good choice to upgrade to Windows 10

Top 20 reasons why it's a good choice to upgrade to Windows 10

Now that Windows 10 is here, we can start saying goodbye to Windows 8. It's been a bumpy ride for Windows, but with the new operating system, it seems that everything is about to change. Windows 10 is the next version that focus on familiarity and making the old new again while also improving on...
Cortana RSS Feed
Cortana Android

Hands-on with the public beta of Cortana on Android

Cortana for Android was released as a public beta earlier today. I installed it on the LG G4 to see how it works. Is it better on Android compared to Windows Phone? Go watch our hands-on video to find out. The closed beta of Cortana for Android was leaked earlier last month. Now, more...
Cortana Restaurants

How to get better restaurant recommendations from Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana, the personal assistant in Windows 10, can help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, tell jokes, and more. She can also recommend restaurants in the area. You can get better recommendations if you let her know some of your preferences. We'll show you how. 1...
Cortana

Cortana for Android public beta now available to download in the US

The Cortana digital assistant for Android, which was released as a private beta by Microsoft in July, is now available as a public beta release for US users. Microsoft stated: Since we launched the closed beta, we've also made several improvements to the experience including the ability to...
Use Cortana to define words for you in Windows 10

Use Cortana to define words for you in Windows 10

Microsoft's Cortana has many uses including sending emails or checking the weather. One of the best uses though is a simple look-up feature for words and their definitions. Combined with the Hey Cortana voice recognition using Cortana to tell you quickly what a word means is a great hands-free...
Cortana send email

How to send an email with Cortana on Windows 10

Cortana, your personal assistant on Windows 10, can help you send an email without opening the Email app or even touching the keyboard. Want to see it in action? Check out our how-to video with the Surface Pro 3. 1. Tap the microphone button inside the search form located in the taskbar or...
Cortana Windows 10

Intel's new tech could let Windows 10 owners use their voice to wake up a PC

A future Windows 10 PC with an Intel processor might be able to let its owner wake it up from a low power state just by saying, "Hey Cortana". That's the premise behind Intel's "Wake-on-voice" that was demoed today at the company's annual Intel Developer Forum. Pocket-lint reports that the...
Top 20 reasons why it's a good choice to upgrade to Windows 10

Top 20 reasons why it's a good choice to upgrade to Windows 10

Now that Windows 10 is here, we can start saying goodbye to Windows 8. It's been a bumpy ride for Windows, but with the new operating system, it seems that everything is about to change. Windows 10 is the next version that focus on familiarity and making the old new again while also improving on...
How to track packages using Cortana in Windows 10

How to track packages using Cortana in Windows 10

Microsoft's Cortana is one of the more interesting technologies found in Windows 10, but it can also be overwhelming. The natural instinct is to do simple web searches, but Cortana can do much more than that. One of the neat but subtle features in Cortana is package tracking. With just a few...
Why don't I have Cortana in Windows 10?

Why don't I have Cortana in Windows 10?

Microsoft has added many new features to the release of Windows 10 and one of the new technologies is Cortana. The self-declared most "personal" personal assistant, Cortana is more than just voice commands. Indeed, the service is powered by Bing and numerous cloud-based knowledge technologies...
Cortana Reminders

How to set a reminder with Cortana in Windows 10

One of our favorite features with Cortana in Windows 10 is setting reminders. You can ask the personal assistant to set reminders based on time, place, or person. We'll show you how. See it in action on the Surface Pro 3. Time-based reminders To get started, bring up Cortana by using the...

Pages