Windows Phone 8.1's Cortana is a Hybrid of Google Now and Siri [VIDEO]
Apr 03, 2014 13:02
Microsoft shows off their newest version of its phone OS - Windows Phone 8.1 at today's Build Developer Conference. They are also showcasing Cortana, its own personal assistant. It is your Google Now and Siri combined!
Here she is in action:
Cortana is powered by Bing and mixes Google-Now like prediction powers with some Siri-like attitude. Also, she's got a lovely voice. Not Scarlett Johansson "Samantha" lovely, but lovely enough.
You can pull up Cortana by a Live Tile on the home screen or via the phone's built-in search button.
Cortana will be able to add items to calendars, set alarms, find nearby restaurants, and do all the stuff Google Now or Siri can do. For now, she's launching as a beta. She's also hiding a few tricks up her sleeve, including contextual reminders that remind you of a specific thing when you're talking to a specific person.
Cortana will learn about you, which makes her very personal indeed. You can use her "Notebook" to set up things like specific contacts you only want calling you at a specific hours, and more of course.
Windows 8.1 will start rolling out to consumers sometime "in the next few months" and will start shipping on new phones sometime in late April or early May.
If you are looking forward to rank your website on top, you might have asked SEO experts a common question – how much time does it take to reach the top rank on Google? The answer is complicated and can never be definite. Read more
It is, without doubt, evident that SEO has had a massive impact in the internet world today, so much that emerging website owners are already informed on techniques like keyword SERP tracking to give the ultimate SEO value to their site. Additionally, useful tools have come up, such as the social network checker that allows web owners, bloggers, small business owners as well as large enterprises check whether the content they share on social media have an impact on their overall digital marketing strategy, and it is affecting the overall ranking of their sites. Read more
Demand for 3D printing has exploded in recent years with hundreds of new 3D printer producers being developed to help meet this huge growth in demand. So, who are the new trailblazers in the industry? We take a look at the top five manufacturers of 3D printers, who are set to shape the industry with new products and innovations. Read more