Cortana puts in a full day in the U.K., starts giving out evening reminders

Cortana puts in a full day in the U.K., starts giving out evening reminders
Each morning, Cortana lays out a road map of the day ahead, reminding you about things like the meeting you have in the afternoon with the Henderson brothers to go through their contract. You also get an updated weather forecast for the day so you know if you need to bring an umbrella. And besides news headlines, you also will get the latest traffic conditions for the commute to the office.

In the U.K., Cortana will now give you a road map of your upcoming evening. Do you have anything planned, like a dinner engagement? What will the weather be like once the sun goes down? How bad is the traffic for the commute home? Your personal assistant will answer those questions, and more. Most importantly, Cortana's evening reminders will tell you if you have a morning appointment that requires you to make it an early night.

Microsoft has done quite an admirable job getting Cortana up to speed. And with BlackBerry Assistant having launched on BlackBerry 10.3, Cortana is no longer the baby in the virtual personal assistant family.


source: Reddit via WMPoweruser

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14 Comments

1. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

It is not just Cortana that MS has done a great job on, the whole platform has improved out of sight as they quietly but surely make modest inroads into the market. No doubt causing the Android/ IOS legions to raise their rants about tiles and apps up a few more decibels, it's all they have left now. The screw turns...

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Funny, considering things aren't looking good for the platform lol. WP is too late, 8.1 update made it considerable as an alternative, which should've happened in 2012 itself with WP8. Wp fans can deny everything, but they know the truth.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Still acceptable. And better late than never. :)

5. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

No doubt it's uphill in terms of numbers, but the user experience is second to none; Android and iOS fans can point fingers all they want, but there's no denying this... :-)

11. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

sure, if that helps you sleep better at night.

14. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i own a nexus 5, cant wait to get back to WP. just sayin =) (check my phone profile :P)

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Why does in every Cortana thumbnail, she looks so sad?

6. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

She's sad because she only speaks English yet... And so are we!

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It's because in the latest video game that was her most famous pose recently because of her 'death' and the link with the Master Chief. We could use the pic of her going split personality psycho....just how I like my women ;)

7. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Sounds good; too bad the service is STILL not available to ninety-some percent of WP users...!

8. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Does that blue lady look distress because WP sales are so bad?

9. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP sales are in line with some Android OEM's per quarter, matter of fact just this quarter MS sold over 9.3 million Lumias and that's without the other OEM's contribution. sure its not Android and iOS numbers but its growing over 80 Million WP users now. Cortana has more personality than Google now and Siri.

10. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

no, she's saddened by the illinformed. also, her name is cortana. nice try at belittling.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

played the game halo 4? beat it and you will know why.

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