Microsoft Releases Redesigned Cortana App for iOS

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Microsoft today released an updated Cortana app for iOS, which features an overhauled interface and new features like music and podcasts support.

For those unfamiliar with Cortana, it is Microsoft's version of Siri or Alexa, an AI-based personal assistant that can answer questions and complete small tasks.


Microsoft has been testing the revamped version of Cortana since October. The new interface is focused on conversational experiences with Cortana, plus it includes support for music and podcast suggestions, and a focus on setting reminders, timers, and meetings.

Cortana 3.0 offers up a new conversational experience when asking questions, and there is a new dedicated spot for setting up and managing Cortana devices. Microsoft's full release notes for the update are below:

What's new:
· A new conversational experience for answers
· A new place to manage and set up your Cortana devices
· Listen to music and podcasts on the go
· Stay on top of your tasks managing meetings, emails, reminders and To Do on the go
· Join your next Skype or Teams meeting by simply asking Cortana

Microsoft's Cortana app for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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25 months ago
Isn’t it kind of pointless to have your AI assistant reside inside of an app, instead as part of the OS?
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25 months ago
I heard it’s already been installed something like nine times.
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25 months ago
Part of me wanted to roll my eyes at their efforts to bring Cortana into iOS but then I remind myself how worthless Siri is and it even piques my curiosity.
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25 months ago

Someone with that attitude towards Siri suggests someone that tried it once, had a poor experience, gave up and started bashing the tech from that point forward. How close am I? Siri has evolved tremendously over the years and it's great on many fronts. When is the last time you tried it, if you already feel it's going to fail you?
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Why are you quoting "AI"? It's true Artificial Intelligence that powers the tech.

I actually use Siri all the time. On my phone. On my watch. On my Mac. On my Apple TV. I use enough to determine that more than half the time it’s useless so I end up having to do X task on my own. It’s great when it does work but it also does a fantastic job at failing me when I need it most.
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25 months ago
Hey Siri, tell Cortana to tell you to provide contextually relevant results.
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25 months ago
Hey Cortana, tell your master to allow us opening more than 1 Word document at a time on iOS
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