Cortana now shows you trending news based on your location

Cortana now shows you trending news based on your location
News junkie? There are plenty of apps available that bring you up to speed on world and national  news. And now, Cortana will enlighten you on trending news based on your location. In other words, if you live in Sleepy Town, Wyoming you might not be interested in the results from Australian Rules Football contests. But the voice activated personal assistant will show you hot news from the region and country that you live in, all without having to select topics that you want to read about.

If a particular trending story is of interest to you, tapping on it will eventually lead to its source. Some of the stories will be very local. The idea is to present you with news that might actually be important to you,

As we told you the other day, Android users will soon be receiving a Cortana app. If you're an Android device user who can't wait for Cortana to be available to download and install, you can sideload a leaked APK. Since it is not based on the final version, it is not going to have all of the features that Cortana for Android will eventually have. Still, you might find it useful as a tool.


source: @gcaughey via WMPoweruser

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6 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Sure, I'll let Microsoft use my location on-demand for local news...but it better not be continuous background sniffing like Google Now...or would just have to feed it static fake data via XPrivacy. Looking forward to using the final Cortana on my OnePlus One.

2. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Really wats wrong if Google "sniffing" around... I don't mind the sniffing around I'm not a criminal and I have Ntn to hide... As long as Google now keep me up to date with stuff thats important to me then I'm good... I Google note 5 everyday for like a week now I Google now send me the latest news on the note 5... I like that... Setting reminders from my email.. I like that.... Showing me places I can go using my location I like that

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It's not about having anything to hide, it's about stuff not being other people's business. Don't need nor want any AI constantly learning about my habits. The value of that data could easily change whenever the company changes policies (which all of them claim they have the right to do), or it gets into the hands of another individual like a hacker (criminal activities) or another organization like the NSA (spyware surveillance). TLDR: Values change, the data doesn't.

3. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Really wats wrong if Google "sniffing" around... I don't mind the sniffing around I'm not a criminal and I have Ntn to hide... As long as Google now keep me up to date with stuff thats important to me then I'm good... I Google note 5 everyday for like a week now I Google now send me the latest news on the note 5... I like that... Setting reminders from my email.. I like that.... Showing me places I can go using my location I like that

5. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

That's one hell of a scary face, keep staring at you! Twilight zone: the horror of Cortana! it follows.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I installed it, but I'm not that impressed with it. Seems to have speech problems

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