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Microsoft unveiled a long list of new products at its Build conference on Wednesday, but the company spent the most time on Cortana: a. Technically, Cortana isn't supposed to exist for at least another years, program manager Robert Howard in an early planning meeting. Cortana is a virtual assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Cortana mainly competes against assistants such as Apple Siri, Google Calendar, and work with others Cc'd on the email to schedule the meeting.
Users can view and specify what information is collected to allow some control over privacy, said to be "a level of control that goes beyond comparable assistants".
The main color scheme includes a black or white background and shades of blue for the respective circles.
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This allows a computer user to view notifications from their phone in the Windows 10 Action Center. The feature was announced in early and released later in the year. Cortana can solve mathematical equations, convert units of measurementand determine the exchange rates between currencies including Bitcoin. Starting in lateCortana integrated with Microsoft's Wunderlist service, allowing Cortana to add and act on reminders.
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Privacy concerns[ edit ] Cortana indexes and stores user information. It can be disabled; this will cause Windows search to search the Web as well as the local computer, but this can be turned off. Turning Cortana off does not in itself delete user data stored on Microsoft's servers, but it can be deleted by user action. Cortana for Android and iOS is also available in the same languages. This table identifies the localized version of Cortana currently available.
Except where indicated, this applies to both Windows Mobile and Windows 10 versions of the assistant.
Like Google GOOG Now, Cortana also has the ability to tap into apps and the phone's core services to deliver you contextual information. It can offer the weather where you're located, deliver favorite sports scores, or scan email and provide updates on a flight status or package delivery.
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Microsoft makes Windows 8. Similar as it may be to Siri and Google Now, Cortana isn't a straight clone either.
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Unlike the other two services, Microsoft will not only allow third-party apps to utilize Cortana's service, either by controlling apps via voice or fetching data for predictive search. But Cortana has one feature that its rivals don't: Cortana can actually push the results of its searches over to other apps.
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One such example was using the Bing health tracker app. In a demonstration at Build, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's Windows Phone design chief, used Cortana to search for the number of calories in a banana. When the results came back, he was presented with option to add the banana to Bing's health tracker as something he ate.