Cortana is a alternative to the Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now as well as the other lesser known artificial intelligence characters.
You can use Cortana to do things such as set alarms for waking up or sleeping, find a place to eat, manage your calendar, and a number of other tasks.
Just power it on and ask it a question. You will be surprised at the response you will get from your artificial friend.
ABOUT CORTANA APP FOR ANDROID
If you want Cortana on your Android device. You are first going to need to download it.
MAKING CORTANA YOUR DEFAULT ASSISTANT
Google Now is going to be your default application for your virtual assistant because it’s built into your operating system, but it can be replaced for the things that are important to you. In fact, once you install Cortana, it should become the default automatically.
CORTANA MAIN MENU
The main menu section of Cortana is where you go to have the application actually do things for you. This can be done by either using the text option or using your voice to ask for things. The home section of Cortana also features cards. If you are a Google Now user, you know about cards, but if not, it’s news based on your search history. This comes in handy when you’re keeping up on the latest news for certain topics. The home page is very simple and visual appealing, which makes it one of the strong suits for Cortana.
There is an entire section dedicated to reminders, which could be seen as over the top, but reminders are very important. There isn’t much to say about this section of the app, but it works just like Siri and Google Play.
Accessing the notebook feature of the app gives users the ability to customize what is done on Cortana. This can be everything thing from the type of news you get to pretty much anything else you use the app for. This is important because the purpose of apps like this is for the artificial intelligence character to know the user because everything is supposed to be personalized. You can even use a nick name for yourself if you’d like. It must be pointed out that Cortana is a bit more limited that Google Now, because it can’t pull useful information about you from your email, which means it will be less knowledgeable in the beginning.
Cortana is a new app that acts as a virtual assistant much like Google Now or Siri on Apple. Google Now has some serious advantages over it, but Cortana is a simple app to use. Moving through the menu will tell you everything you need to know about using the app, which means you won’t be left in the dark. Just as when people first started using Google Now or Siri, it’s important to take time to play around with Cortana in order to learn more about it.