With Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft had introduced its first personal assistant and god what a sensations this was. Finally it was possible to talk to your Windows Phone, ask Cortana to tell you a joke, let her sing a song for you or just ask her some serious stuff. These days Windows 10 is installed on over 200 Million devices world wide and their personal assistant comes with every copy of Windows 10. Not only that you can find Cortana in the task bar and you can always talk to her, doesn’t matter if you want to write an email or if you are just looking for a file. Even in your browser, Microsoft Edge, you can find her, there she is always here to give you some tips and tricks and to help you to find what you are looking for.
Cortana, how’s the battery doing on my phone?
Cortana was evolving very quickly, there have been days when Android and iOS users where laughing at us because we didn’t have such a personal assistant and now we do have a universal operating system for consoles, PC’s, Tablets and Phones and on almost all platforms we can use Cortana. From time to time Microsoft had introduced new features to their personal assistant and one of my highlights was the ability to get a reminder on your Windows 10 PC or Tablet when you ave missed a call on your phone. Features like this are showing the advantage of a universal operating system and there is more like this to come soon.
As you can see in the embed screenshot, Cortana will be able not only to remind you of missed calls but also for things like if the battery is low on your phone or if you have got a text message. The screenshot was posted by Core aka tfwboredom on Twitter a couple of hours ago and has probably been made on a Windows 10 Mobile Build which is currently in internal testing status.
It is one thing to have a personal assistant who can assist you with writing your emails, searching for files on your PC and phone or to help you search th web, but another very important thing are notifications across of all Windows devices. Neither Apple can to this at this time nor Google so it is a differentiator on the one hand to all the other operating systems the market can offer. But it is also an extremely useful feature and I am seriously looking forward to try this.
What do our readers think of these cross-platform notifications for Cortana, is this something with potential or something Microsoft should better keep its hands of and concentrate on more important features? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this story and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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