Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2015 23:31 UTC

Part of the power of a personal assistant comes from being available on the go, on the device you carry with you everywhere. And for people who don't have the benefit of a Windows phone, we want to extend the advantage of Cortana in Windows 10. How will this work? Today, we're announcing a Cortana application for Android phones and for iPhones which works as a companion to Cortana on your Windows 10 PC. The 'Phone Companion' app on the PC will help you install the Cortana app from the Google Play or Apple App Store onto your phone so you’ll be able to take the intelligence of Cortana with you, wherever you go.

I've never seen anyone use Siri, save for the occasional parlour trick and the odd one out using it to set alarms. I'm not sure these anthropomorphised ones and zeros are really as a big a deal as these companies want us to believe.

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RE[2]: Driving
by jburnett on Wed 27th May 2015 13:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Driving"
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Not everybody is driving cars that new, and my friends who are generally do not want to pay for the expensive tech "packages" that are dated before you buy them. Not to mention that you then have to add all your contacts, info, etc to the car. Then you have to try to keep it all in sync. Why would I bother with that when I have everything right in my pocket, and I upgrade that device every couple years. Bluetooth helps, but even that isn't required.

I for one am glad the smart phone companies are competing on this front and making the tech better and better. Google Now is awesome, if you do not care about privacy. Siri is pretty much useless, at least whenever we have tried to use it on my wife's phone. I look forward to trying out Cortana.

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