If you love Cortana as your digital assistant, but you do not like that she uses Bing for web searches, we have good news for you. You can set Cortana to perform Google searches straight from the Windows 10 desktop, and you get the best of both worlds. Most people like Google more than Bing, so if you are one of them, you should read this tutorial. We show you all the steps required to set Cortana to use Google and Chrome, instead of Bing and Microsoft Edge. Let's start:
Windows 10 comes with lots of features, and Cortana is one of the most interesting of the lot. Cortana is a program that acts as your personal digital assistant and can help you interact more humanly with your Windows 10 device. Because of that, and also because Microsoft refers to Cortana as "her," we are going to do the same. You can tell her to do various things, like launching apps, take notes, remind you when you have an appointment, ask her about the weather prognosis or even whether she likes Siri or not.
Cortana, the personal virtual assistant, is one of the best features offered by Microsoft in Windows 10. In order to use her, you need to go through a first-time setup process, and learn how to interact with her. Cortana can help you in numerous ways, so that you are more productive and keep in touch with what interests you. She can also entertain you, when you are bored and want to have a laugh. If you want to use Cortana, in Windows 10, here is how to configure her:
We bet almost everyone has heard about Cortana by now, and there is a high probability that you have also interacted with her. She knows what to do when you command her, and she usually has the right answer for many of the questions you ask her. However, what if you do not feel like working, and you got bored reading magazines, watching videos, tweeting or scrolling until the end of Facebook? Even in such a situation, Cortana is there for you: talk to her, and she will talk back! She is always ready to chit-chat, tell you some jokes or even sing for you.
Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant, is getting better by the day. She learns new things and can answer all sorts of questions and commands from you. That is why we thought it would be a good idea if we summed up the most useful commands and questions you can ask Cortana to do or answer. As you will see in this article, she is not only able to understand what you tell her in writing, but she is also quite talented when it comes to understanding spoken commands or questions.
Cortana is one of the killer features of Windows 10, and she is also one of the reasons why some people are using Windows 10. One of Cortana's best features is the fact that she can schedule and manage appointments for you. All you have to do is write or ask her to do that, and she will comply. Here's how it all works:
Cortana, you favorite virtual assistant from Windows 10, learns new things every day. She knows how to schedule appointments for you; she knows how to tell whether you need to take your jacket tomorrow morning, she even knows jokes to change your mood. What she did not know, however, at least not until recently, was to do things like locking or shutting down your PC. In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, she gets to do that too. If you have the latest version of Windows 10, here's how to ask Cortana to lock, sign out, shut down and restart your PC:
This week, Microsoft has announced the world's first thermostat that is powered by Cortana. It is a beautiful device that's built in partnership with Johnson Controls. Another positive news item is that OneDrive will soon offer version history for all files stored in this storage service, not only for Microsoft Office documents. To see more, as well as other interesting news, read this week's news recap:Microsoft: the news of the week
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Cortana is a great addition to any Windows 10 PC or device, a personal assistant that can give you lots of information tailored to your needs, and one that can help you do all sorts of stuff faster and easier than you would do alone. However, Cortana is also a feature that's based on your willingness to offer personal information about yourself, which is something privacy concerned users don't like. If you are such a person, and don't want to use Cortana on your Windows 10 PC or device anymore, here's how to completely disable it:
There are times when you don't want to be disturbed by anything in your life, especially not by the notifications on your smartphone. Maybe you want to do your work without being interrupted, or maybe you just want to sleep without hearing Facebook notifications all the time. Fortunately, Windows 10 Mobile offers a feature called Quiet hours , that does just what it says: it silences your smartphone during the time frame you specify. Here's how to use and configure the Quiet hours on your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone: