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Windows Cortana

by Nicki Dowsett in Windows 10

Windows 10 - Cortana

Windows 10 – Cortana

Windows 10 & Cortana

So the new Windows 10 has launched and we have been looking at some of the features it offers on a lighter note rather than the boring techy stuff we normally do.  Here is how you can interact with your device however you want.

Touch, Type, Write or Speak: the choice is yours, so you can use whatever works best for what you’re doing.


Do things like write on a web page, swipe through your photos and snap apps into place.


When you need to get more done, use your keyboard or the touch keyboard on devices with touch


Use a pen to draw naturally, or add notes to files, sign documents, or play around with art apps


Just by talking, you can ask Cortana to set a reminder or write an email, and chat with friends or family on skype.


Cortana’s got plenty of sass. When being asked questions, Cortana’s answers may come of a surprise, for example:

 “Who’s your daddy?”

Technically speaking that’d be Bill Gates. No big deal.

“What do you think of surface?”

In a sea of tablets there is only one that rises to the surface.

“Who’s better, Google Now or Cortana?”

My name is a lot less bossy.

“Beam me up scotty”

Aye, Aye, Captain.

“Tell me a joke”

Why did the hipster burn his mouth on his coffee? Because he drank it before it was cool.

“Sing me a song”

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do.

“Can I change your name?”

What if I started calling you Thumbs?  Let’s stick with what we’ve got.

“How do I look today?”

What, are you kidding me? You’re a knockout!

“What do you look like?”

So do you think Cortana will be better than Apples Siri? Let the contest begin.


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