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Cortana will have British accent on UK Windows Phones, preview lands next month

Cortana will have British accent on UK Windows Phones, preview lands next month

By 26 July 2014

Microsoft is slowly rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 and of course the Cortana virtual assistant to handsets, but Brits in the UK who are familiar with the Halo game series won't get the Cortana they've known and loved for years. Although Cortana is limited... >>

Fancy a sure fire tip on the World Cup winner? Consult Cortana

Fancy a sure fire tip on the World Cup winner? Consult Cortana

By 2 July 2014

Cortana, Microsoft's Siri-like personal assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, has so far been 100 per cent accurate when predicting World Cup results. The company started to consult her at the beginning of the last 16 knockout round and she has correctly identified... >>

Cortana coming to UK Windows Phone 8.1 handsets ‘soon'

Cortana coming to UK Windows Phone 8.1 handsets ‘soon'

By 29 May 2014

Microsoft has teased that its voice-controlled personal assistant Cortana will be coming to the UK soon. Posted on its official Windows Phone UK Twitter account, the tweet simply says "soon" above a picture of what looks like a Nokia Lumia 1020 with the... >>

How to get Cortana to work on Windows Phone in the UK

How to get Cortana to work on Windows Phone in the UK

By 15 April 2014

Here's a loaded question: how do you get Cortana voice assist on your Windows Phone 8 device in the UK? Technically you're supposed to wait until the second half of 2014 when Cortana will roll out as part of a Windows Phone 8.1 update. America will get... >>

Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana available now: Here's how to get it

Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana available now: Here's how to get it

By 14 April 2014

Microsoft has released the developers build of Windows Phone 8.1 months before it is expected to be rolled out publicly. It is strictly only available to the development community, but if you just cannot wait until the official final release hits your... >>

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

By 5 April 2014

Although voice-activated personal assistants are considered standard on smartphones, Microsoft has only recently stepped up to the plate with its Cortana offering on Windows Phone 8.1. And it's eager to trump Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri. Personal... >>

Microsoft's Cortana assistant revealed in leaked video of setup process

Microsoft's Cortana assistant revealed in leaked video of setup process

By 4 March 2014

Microsoft's much-anticipated digital assistant, which is expected to rival Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, has surfaced in a leaked video. We’ve heard all about what Cortana is capable of doing, thanks to many rumours and reports, but now we finally... >>

Cortana to be unveiled as Microsoft's version of Siri

Cortana to be unveiled as Microsoft's version of Siri

By 3 March 2014

Microsoft's voice operated personal assistant could be featured on Windows Phone 8.1, under the name of Cortana. Cortana, named after the artificial intelligence character in the Halo games, is the codename of Microsoft's answer to Siri. According to... >>

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update to include Siri-like Cortana and notification centre?

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update to include Siri-like Cortana and notification centre?

By 16 December 2013

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will feature a swipe-down notification centre and a Siri-like personal assistant, according to the latest round of rumours. The Verge has reported - citing two unnamed sources - that Microsoft is currently... >>

Microsoft's Siri-like "Cortana" codename and screenshots leaked

Microsoft's Siri-like "Cortana" codename and screenshots leaked

By 12 September 2013

Microsoft is preparing a Windows Phone 8.1 update that allegedly includes a Siri-like personal assistant. ZDNet reported that the personal assistant goes by the codename Cortana. That's also the name of a character in the popular video game Halo. Like... >>


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