Microsoft is releasing a refined look for the UI of Cortana. It will be available in all countries. It was previously available to Windows Insiders, but now the update reached the stable branch.
Cortana is a virtual assistant bundled with Windows 10. Cortana appears as a search box or an icon on the taskbar and comes with tight integration with the Search feature in Windows 10.
Cortana can be very useful. For example, you can ask Cortana to look up information or even shutdown the OS using your speech. Also, you can use Cortana for simple calculations. The Redmond software giant is constantly improving Cortana and adding more and more useful features to it.
The updated user interface comes with new filters in the search pane. The user can limit the results to Apps, Email, Documents, Photos and Web.
Also, there are new tabs right in the Cortana flyout.
Note: Cortana works best when you sign in with your Microsoft Account. To provide you with personalized experiences, Cortana collects certain data like your search queries, calendar events, contacts, and location. Besides Windows devices, Cortana can be installed on Android and iOS.
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