Microsoft Releases Redesigned Cortana App for iOS

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    Microsoft today released an updated Cortana app for iOS, which features an overhauled interface and new features like music and podcasts support.

    For those unfamiliar with Cortana, it is Microsoft's version of Siri or Alexa, an AI-based personal assistant that can answer questions and complete small tasks.

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    Microsoft has been testing the revamped version of Cortana since October. The new interface is focused on conversational experiences with Cortana, plus it includes support for music and podcast suggestions, and a focus on setting reminders, timers, and meetings.

    Cortana 3.0 offers up a new conversational experience when asking questions, and there is a new dedicated spot for setting up and managing Cortana devices. Microsoft's full release notes for the update are below:
    Microsoft's Cortana app for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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  2. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    Part of me wanted to roll my eyes at their efforts to bring Cortana into iOS but then I remind myself how worthless Siri is and it even piques my curiosity.
     
  3. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    Isn’t it kind of pointless to have your AI assistant reside inside of an app, instead as part of the OS?
     
  4. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601

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    That’s why they play music as it allow them to stay active in background ... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Hey Siri, tell Cortana to tell you to provide contextually relevant results.
     
  6. DjStiky macrumors member

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    Hey Cortana, tell your master to allow us opening more than 1 Word document at a time on iOS
     
  7. Kabeyun macrumors 68000

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    I heard it’s already been installed something like nine times.
     
  8. eno12 macrumors newbie

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    Yay! More crappy "AI" from the worst of the bunch.
     
  9. coolfactor macrumors 68040

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    Someone with that attitude towards Siri suggests someone that tried it once, had a poor experience, gave up and started bashing the tech from that point forward. How close am I? Siri has evolved tremendously over the years and it's great on many fronts. When is the last time you tried it, if you already feel it's going to fail you?
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    Why are you quoting "AI"? It's true Artificial Intelligence that powers the tech.
     
  10. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    I actually use Siri all the time. On my phone. On my watch. On my Mac. On my Apple TV. I use enough to determine that more than half the time it’s useless so I end up having to do X task on my own. It’s great when it does work but it also does a fantastic job at failing me when I need it most.
     
  11. Remy149 macrumors regular

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    I find comments like this amusing for the things I use Siri for I find I prefer her other this amazon echo I stopped using
     
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