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Microsoft updates Cortana with recommendations for nearby places and local apps

Yesterday we saw Cortana get updated on the background with a few changes or Windows Phone 8.1. If you went into Cortana's Interests you'd see a local events finder. Microsoft stated that they'd be updating Cortana every few weeks. Today some users see a few more categories under the Interest's...
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Cortana does some hilarious animal impressions, check them out

We're still not over all the little tricks Cortana is capable of doing. At launch we compiled a ton of questions you could ask the Windows Phone AI in order to get snarky and funny responses. That list has grown overtime as Microsoft adds more and more phrases to her repertoire. We know she'll...
Cortana hitting the UK in 'less than two weeks' with China soon thereafter

Cortana hitting the UK in 'less than two weeks' with China soon thereafter

Microsoft's Cortana is currently limited to only those in the United States, but the team behind the personal assistant are working hard to quickly bring it to other regions. Top on that list is the UK and China, two regions that are officially getting Cortana soon. Cortana was originally teased...

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Microsoft updates Cortana with recommendations for nearby places and local apps

Yesterday we saw Cortana get updated on the background with a few changes or Windows Phone 8.1. If you went into Cortana's Interests you'd see a local events finder. Microsoft stated that they'd be updating Cortana every few weeks. Today some users see a few more categories under the Interest's...
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Cortana allegedly launching in China on July 30

Last week, we reported that Microsoft is close to launching Cortana in the UK and China, with a release scheduled for later this month. While no official date was provided by Microsoft, we are now hearing that the voice assistant will make its debut in China on July 30. According to invites...
Cortana animal impressions

Cortana does some hilarious animal impressions, check them out

We're still not over all the little tricks Cortana is capable of doing. At launch we compiled a ton of questions you could ask the Windows Phone AI in order to get snarky and funny responses. That list has grown overtime as Microsoft adds more and more phrases to her repertoire. We know she'll...
Microsoft updates Cortana's Interests with local events finder

Microsoft updates Cortana's Interests with local events finder

Microsoft and the Cortana team have noted that users can expect updates to the service every few weeks. Tonight, at least one new change is new to the personal assistant: local events. For those who do not know, Cortana stores preferences of the user in her 'notebook' and one of those has the...
Cortana hitting the UK in 'less than two weeks' with China soon thereafter

Cortana hitting the UK in 'less than two weeks' with China soon thereafter

Microsoft's Cortana is currently limited to only those in the United States, but the team behind the personal assistant are working hard to quickly bring it to other regions. Top on that list is the UK and China, two regions that are officially getting Cortana soon. Cortana was originally teased...
Microsoft releases helpful video to get you started with Cortana

Microsoft releases helpful video to get you started with Cortana

Microsoft has published a new video on its Windows Phone YouTube channel. This latest video is dedicated to helping consumers get comfortable with Cortana and using commands to obtain different pieces of information. The new virtual assistant is part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update, but is not...
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Cortana showing a stock chart is a nice touch on Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana is still technically in beta for users on Windows Phone 8.1. She's also still technically only available in the United States (though she recently did begin speaking Chinese. Over the past few days there have been a few subtle changes with how Cortana handles stock information. Ask...
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INSTEON Windows Phone app will soon work with Cortana

The home automation hardware and software company INSTEON has announced that its recently released Windows Phone app will soon add integration with Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant that made its debut earlier this year with Windows Phone 8.1. INSTEON released the Windows Phone app in June...
Microsoft's Cortana is becoming a seamless research tool for scholars early next year

Microsoft's Cortana is becoming a seamless research tool for scholars early next year

Microsoft's foray into the personal assistant business with Cortana opens up many opportunities including integration with other branches of knowledge. One area that may be unfamiliar to the general public is Microsoft's work with Academic Search (academic.research.microsoft.com), which is a...
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Cortana can do impressions, you won't believe what she says next

We're not sure when this feature was added, but Cortana can now do impressions. Simply ask Cortana to "do an impression," or "do an impersonation" and listen to some of her responses. There are not many impressions right now, but definitely try it on your device with Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for...

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