Cortana Gets Male Voice, Dynamic Schedule Meeting Capability

Microsoft is integrating Cortana with the Outlook Mobile app for iOS and Android. The feature was today announced during the Ignite 2019 conference, and is expected to reach general availability in Spring 2020. The suite will be able to read emails and calendar events with a new male voice.

Cortana no longer able to recognize music

On December 31, 2017, Microsoft killed its Groove Music Pass service. Also, the built-in Windows 10 appm Groove Music, lost the option to stream, purchase, and download music. Due to the shutdown of the Groove Music service, Cortana's music recognition functionality has been retired for now.

Disable Pick Up Where I Left Off in Windows 10 Cortana

Cortana is a digital assistant bundled with Windows 10. You can ask Cortana to look up information using your speech. If you are running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Cortana comes with a "Pick up where I left off" feature. When enabled, it allows some of the apps you were running during the previous session to be restored automatically. When you switch between computers, Cortana can show quick links in the Action Center in order to help you reopen web sites and online documents that you were working on previously. If you find no use for this feature, or if you are annoyed by apps that relaunch automatically, you can disable it.

Disable Taskbar Search Box in Windows 10 Creators Update

Cortana is a digital assistant bundled with Windows 10. You can control it using voice commands or type into its search box to find various information from the web or automate certain tasks on your computer. By default, its search box is visible in the taskbar. Here is how to disable it.

Cortana Devices SDK will allow OEMs to create Cortana-enabled devices

Right after announcing that Cortana will be available on devices running Windows 10 IoT Core, Microsoft has announced a few tools for developers to start creating and testing the new experiences in their projects. However not all of the devices that can be used to interact with Cortana are running Windows 10 or have a screen, so Microsoft has announced a separate SDK for developers to integrate the digital assistant with them.

Cortana for Android will now remind you about friends birthdays

A few weeks after the latest update, Cortana for Android is now picking up another feature: if you let it access your Outlook Calendar, the personal assistant will now remind you of your friends' birthdays. This feature is part of the new 1.9.12 update that was recently rolled out for Android users.

Cortana will help you get your things done with new to-do lists

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Cortana will be able to help you do more with getting things done with its new to-do lists. You can now manage them and add new items into the one you need, directly with voice or by typing it on the keyboard. You can also create new lists and get to the existing ones faster and on any device with Cortana installed on it.

Cortana for Android update brings performance improvements and usability tweaks

As you know, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana is available on several platforms, such as Android, iOS and company's own Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Its functionality was on par on every platform for some time, but that doesn't mean there's no way to improve it. Yesterday Microsoft released another update for the Android version, bringing some performance improvements, tweaks to the app's UI and some more minor but welcomed changes.

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