Cortana Stories December 8, 2016

Cortana for Android updated with a new design, now works in UK

Even though Google Assistant is the best option Android users have today for a mobile assistant, some still prefer to dive a bit deeper into Microsoft’s ecosystem where Cortana is king queen. Last year Microsoft brought Cortana to Android, and today it’s updating the app with a brand new design and other improvements.

Cortana Stories June 6, 2016

Microsoft Band 2 is company’s latest attempt to persuade Android owners to use Cortana

With Microsoft almost out of the consumer phones business, it’s working harder to find a new home for its intelligent assistant, Cortana. After initially making it available to Android users six months ago, it has now updated its health app so that you can access Cortana through the Band 2 fitness wearable.

With Cortana on your Band, you can access your personal assistant for instant notifications of important events, communications, and voice-active info without reaching for your phone. Speak into the mic on your Band to Cortana to take actions for you …

Cortana Stories May 19, 2016

Cortana for Android now mirrors notifications on Windows 10 PCs for beta testers

Back in April at Microsoft’s Build conference it was revealed that Cortana for Android users would soon be able to have their smartphone notifications show up on a Windows 10 PC. Now it seems that feature is rolling out, at least to some beta testers/Insiders.

Cortana Stories April 29, 2016

In an updated post on the Windows blog, Microsoft has confirmed that it is removing the option to use any browser other than Edge, and any search engine other than Bing, as an integrated option within Cortana. That means if you want to use Cortana for launching web pages or for performing searches in Windows 10, you’ll no longer be able to use Google Chrome or Google Search.

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Cortana Stories April 1, 2016

This is a pretty cool tidbit to come out of Microsoft’s Build conference. Probably thanks to some much more exciting news from Tesla, it went under the radar entirely. Apparently, the Redmond, Washington-based company is planning to soon let a future version of Windows 10 mirror your Android phone’s notifications by way of the Cortana app (via The Verge)…

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Cortana Stories December 9, 2015

Microsoft has been offering the Android version of its intelligent assistant Cortana as a small-scale beta since last month, and it’s now ready to go live. Engadget notes that it just hit Google Play.

Don’t expect it to match Google Now for functionality, however – with Google’s own assistant deeply embedded into Android and Cortana a mere app, it will have limited capabilities, but you can at least see how it compares when it comes to answering questions …

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