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Cortana

With Microsoft's clear dominance of the desktop market, we cannot ignore Cortana, which is Microsoft's answer to Siri and Google Assistant, but focused on desktop and Windows Mobile:

Figure 1.13: List of some things that Cortana can help with

Not just limited to Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana is also available for:

  • iOS (as a separate app)
  • Android (as a separate app)
  • Xbox One
  • Invoke smart Bluetooth speaker by Harman Kardon

Some of the many things that Cortana can accomplish are:

  • Web-based queries using Bing Search (for example, "Who is the President of the United States?")
  • Launch apps and turn on/off ...

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