Here's What Microsoft's 'Cortana' Virtual Assistant Can Do

Microsoft's Cortana Could Combine the Best Parts of Siri and Google Now

Microsoft is looking to hone and sharpen its search capabilities in its Windows 8.1 app, and out of a bid to improve the friendliness of its operating system, Cortana seems to have been born. Here's what Microsoft's new virtual assistant can do according to a new leak.

Sources familiar with Cortana's development have told The Verge that Cortana will replace the Bing functionality in Windows Phone 8.1, while also being able to save all the information it finds in a Notebook app.

Cortana will also be able to figure out stuff like your location, your contact information and other behaviours of yours to give you relevant information a la Google Now.

Check out more on The Verge.

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