Cortana

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2 ways to change the language used by Cortana in Windows 10

Although Cortana's native language is English, she is not limited to just that She can understand and speak other languages too For each of the languages she knows, she is able to adapt not only her voice and speech style, but also the information that she offers users You may want...

How to reset Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana is a great virtual assistant that can help you in many ways To be able to do most of her work, she needs to collect, analyze, and store information about you It is a lot of personal information that at some point you might want her to forget Then she can start knowing you...

How to set timers and alarms using Cortana in Windows 10

Because it's integrated with the Alarms & Clock app, you can use Cortana to set timers and alarms on your Windows 10 computer or device Microsoft's virtual assistant is also useful when it comes to managing your existing alerts, helping you stick to your schedule without...

Set Cortana to use Google and Chrome, instead of Bing and Microsoft Edge

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...

How to setup Cortana for the first time, in Windows 10

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...

The complete guide to configuring Cortana in Windows 10

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...

Top 25 most useful commands and questions for Cortana

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...

How to schedule and manage appointments with Cortana

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...

How to ask Cortana to lock, sign out, shut down or restart your Windows 10 PC

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,...

How to turn off Cortana completely in Windows 10, in 2 steps

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...

How to use and configure Quiet Hours in Windows 10 Mobile

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...

How to enable and use Cortana straight from the Windows 10 lock screen

The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought lots of improvements and new features to Microsoft's latest operating system One of the most interesting things we've seen is the ability to use Cortana while your Windows 10 PC or device is locked That means that you no longer have to...

How to get song lyrics on YouTube, in Microsoft Edge, with Cortana

When Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 , we discovered a nice little feature in the Microsoft Edge web browser: if you have Cortana enabled on your Windows 10 PC or device, you can use her to fetch the lyrics of the songs you listen on YouTube, in Microsoft...

How to access and use Cortana’s secret calculator

Did you know that Cortana knows math She is not capable of solving very difficult equations, but still, Cortana can help you to do simple math She knows all the basic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, and besides that, Microsoft's personal assistant...