What else would you want Cortana to help with?

Microsoft is pushing Cortana in the Windows Phone 8.1 update, which is currently available as a Preview for Developers. The personal assistant has been a large hit with consumers (and developers) so we can see why people would like to see Cortana helping out more with their daily lives, but just how far would you be wanting to integrate the assistant?

Perhaps you require assistance in the kitchen, have some minor health symptoms or simply despise booting up your desktop PC and waiting for Windows to load (unless you're luck enough to have a half-decent machine), wouldn't it be neat if Cortana could go beyond functionality on the phone and tap into connected hardware? The possibilities are there, especially with what Microsoft will add to Windows Phone in the future.

We're interested in hearing some ideas as to what you'd like Cortana to help you with. Be sure to join in the discussion over on our community forum and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Also, don't forget the Cortana UserVoice, where you can actually add your own suggestions and whatnot.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.