Cortana for iPhone is Now Faster and Freshly Redesigned

Microsoft today updated Cortana for iPhone with a significant redesign that has been available to Android users since December. As noted by Paul Thurrott, version 2.0 of the app is more responsive with redesigned calling, texting, and reminders and more immersive full-page answers with quicker page transitions.

Cortana's mobile redesign launched on Android in December

Cortana is Microsoft's equivalent of Siri for Windows PCs and smartphones, Xbox, iOS, and Android. The personal assistant enables users to ask questions, check the weather, schedule calendar appointments, set reminders, track packages, look up sports scores, and many other tasks that Siri is capable of.

Cortana is free on the App Store [Direct Link] for iPhone.



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7 weeks ago
If it can't replace the OS-integrated Siri, I don't see the point of this.
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7 weeks ago
Does anyone actually use Cortana on an iOS devices? Even Siri is cumbersome for me to use...
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7 weeks ago
Yeah its hard enough to just trust Apple with private info no way Microsoft is getting it...
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7 weeks ago
Cortana belongs to Halo, unless she's a real 3D Hologram.
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7 weeks ago

It's just been released here in the U.K. I've got quite a strong regional accent that Siri struggles with 70% of the time; Cortana is much better at what I'm saying.


Is it anything like this?
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7 weeks ago
I'd really like to know how many people use something like this when it can't be built-in. It just doesn't make sense to me. I know Siri needs a lot of work but most people aren't going to install and open an app to do something like this.
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7 weeks ago

I wish we could select which assistant to use via the settings app. Siri is just poor. I only recently deactivated her because the battery setting said Siri was using 60% of my battery for the day… I hadn't even used her that day!


What's halo?

Wow, I never expected anyone to ask that question, but it's OK.
Here are some answers:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(series)
http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Cortana
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7 weeks ago
I strongly felt that Siri on the Mac would revolutionize the platform interaction, but then they showed us the icon and my hopes were dashed.

And even though it's been with us for months, I never use it. I use Siri on my iPhone all the time, though. Mostly through "Hey Siri", so maybe that's what's missing from the Mac implementation.
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7 weeks ago

When I got a windows laptop the first thing I did was to disable Cortana and the microphone and put a sticker on the camera that is how much I trust microsoft.


That's some excessive paranoia you have there.
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7 weeks ago

I'd really like to know how many people use something like this when it can't be built-in. It just doesn't make sense to me. I know Siri needs a lot of work but most people aren't going to install and open an app to do something like this.


If you have a Windows PC, Being able to sync reminders is huge. If you use Microsoft's services, it's like Google Now, but with your Microsoft data instead of Google. I will admit it does more on Android though.
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