Tag Archives: Cortana

Windows 10’s Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

PCWorld | FEB 9, 2017 8:00 AM PT Credit: Microsoft MORE LIKE THIS Meet Cortana: The ultimate guide to Windows 10’s helpful digital assistant 4 ways to get things done faster with Cortana Windows 10’s Cortana now makes it easy to list who’s naughty or nice VIDEO 3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10 Windows 10’s Cortana is already a ... Read More »

Cortana for iOS, Android now features quick access to common actions

Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant is getting a facelift on iOS and Android aimed at making it more useful for users, and also bringing a bit of brightness to what’s currently a rather dour interface. The app’s biggest change is the launch of a button that lets users quickly choose between a suite of common actions, like viewing their calendar at ... Read More »

Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: Cortana, Edge overshadow Windows Ink

I just spent more than a week diving deep into Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. As a birthday present of sorts to users who’ve upgraded to Windows 10 in the past year since the OS launched, it’s a pretty nice one. Here’s what’s in the box: Cortana, which is now accessible from the lock screen, is more ubiquitous than ever. Extensions ... Read More »

Microsoft adds Cortana music sensing, Edge improvements to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders

With a new Insider beta build of Windows 10 Mobile that was released on Friday, Microsoft’s recent phones have now caught up to Windows 10 desktop PCs. Build 14267 for the Fast ring of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program is the same buildMicrosoft released to its desktop Insider program on Thursday, and the two share many of the same ... Read More »

New beta build of Windows 10 offers Edge, Cortana improvements

After a long wait, Microsoft is giving Windows Insiders some major new features to play around with, after spending the past couple of months primarily making backend improvements to its new operating system. The company released build 14267 to early adopters who are a part of the WindowsInsider Program’s Fast ring on Thursday morning, offering new features in Cortana,Microsoft Edge ... Read More »

Hulu’s Windows 10 app has a weird way of talking to Cortana

Microsoft’s Windows 10 app push is getting another big name with the arrival of Hulu. Like most Windows Store apps, Hulu for Windows 10 has an adaptive layout that automatically reflows to fit any window size. It also includes a Live Tile that teases new content in the Start menu. As a Universal Windows Platform app, the new version of ... Read More »

How real people help Cortana, Siri, and other virtual assistants feel alive

When users first try virtual assistants (like Siri, Google Now, Cortana, M or Alexa), they’re struck by the idea that they’re talking to a computer, rather than a person. That much sounds obvious. In reality, however, the responses from virtual assistants are far more human than most people assume. In fact, every response is carefully crafted by a person or ... Read More »