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European users getting ready for Cortana’s arrival

September 23, 2014 |

A Director at Microsoft France reveals that Cortana is on the way to France, and users should expect the French version of Microsoft’s voice assistant to become available in the next couple of months.

Earlier reports suggested that Redmond was … Read More

New language capabilities for Cortana

September 20, 2014 |

Cortana now finds the meaning and definitions of words in English

According to previous reports, Microsoft has started to update Cortana assistant at a rapid pace, at least twice a month. These rapid tweaks and improvements are possible thanks to … Read More

Cortana will soon speak Polish and other languages

September 14, 2014 |

Cortana coming to Poland and other countries through GDR2 update in October?

An author at has posted a tweet with two screenshots of the Update 2 including the new action center and the Polish Cortana. Cortana will be enabled … Read More

Passive-listening on Windows Phone thanks to “Hey Cortana”

September 5, 2014 |

Activating “Cortana” on Windows Phones is possible just after a single press on the Search key. But newer technology and development give users an option for passive voice activation.

The new “Cortana” option will be available for users with smartphones … Read More

Cortana recommends local events from Eventful

August 11, 2014 |

Microsoft’s clever assistant, Cortana, is constantly learning more techniques to provide better search results and make your life easier. The latest feature is hidden under Cortana’s Interests List, which now has an option to show you nearby events by pulling … Read More

Alpha version of Cortana active for more countries now

August 5, 2014 |

 Cortana alpha available in Australia, Canada and India

The Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 appeared for users on Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers earlier today. As it has already been announced, with the latest update Cortana is brought to … Read More

Cortana expands to new markets: the UK, China, India, Australia & Canada

July 31, 2014 |

Cortana has been available for U.S. users on the Preview program since April 2014. The virtual assistant is now rolling out to all US customers through the WP8.1 / Lumia Cyan update but Cortana is still a ‘US exclusive’ so … Read More

Germany to win World Cup 2014, says Cortana

July 10, 2014 |

Cortana correctly predicted all quarterfinals and semi-finals

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana continues to impress all of us who watch the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, correctly predicting all winners of the matches in the quarter-finals and semifinals. After yesterday’s game … Read More

Cortana support added to Skype

June 26, 2014 |

Cortana integration and other improvements in new Skype for Windows Phones

Microsoft unleashed a new Skype version with some new features and refinements for Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 devices. Version 2.19 comes with deeper Cortana integration so users can … Read More

Future Cortana update to add passive voice activation

June 18, 2014 |

Passive listening feature coming to Cortana Windows Phone assistant

Microsoft’s phone assistant is currently activated by pressing down the microphone icon after launching the program through search key or Live Tile. Windows Phone Area understands that Microsoft is working on … Read More

More features and changes to Cortana

June 12, 2014 |

A few days ago we reported on some new features and improvements spotted in Cortana Windows Phone virtual assistant but these features were quickly rolled back as if Microsoft was just testing the refreshments on selected Windows Phone 8.1 Developer … Read More

Cortana Windows Phone assistant will be updated twice a month

June 5, 2014 | 1

Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now will receive updates at least twice a month, according to Cortana’s project manager. Speaking to Engadget, Susan Hendrich revealed that Redmond will throw-in updates for important things every two weeks or more often, … Read More