Windows Central Podcast 155: The Smartest Choice

Cortana Play My Emails
Cortana Play My Emails (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are back with the latest news for Microsoft users. Along with the recent release of Windows 10 November 2019 Update, there are new Fast ring builds of 20H1. There's also a Canary build of the Edge web browser for ARM processors.

The company has confirmed some changes for Cortana, but additional rumors are circulating about future directions for Cortana. In the hardware realm, Daniel provides a taste of his Surface Pro X review and shares his thoughts on what the device is good (and maybe not so good) for.

This episode of the Windows Central Podcast was recorded on November 15 2019.

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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • While I like the idea of having Cortana as my office assistant, which includes the ability to read aloud my emails and schedule appointments, I do find it awkward that I need to use another assistant to reach her. From what I understood from today's podcast, we won't be able to just grab our Android devices and say, "Hey Cortana, read my emails". Instead we have to first say, "Hey Google, open Outlook" then proceed to ask Cortana to read our messages. This makes sense because Cortana will no longer be a system wide assistant on Android but it could make the hands-free assistant experience a bit cumbersome. Is it safe to say that Surface Duo and Neo will use Google Assistant as it's primary assistant?
  • Is there a reason why you are not on Mixer anymore?