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Paid PostPosted on Oct 22, 2015

15 Things You Didn't Know Microsoft's Cortana Could Do

Cortana is here and literally in the palm of your hand. Check her out when you upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

This is Cortana:

Courtesy of Microsoft / Via youtube.com

She's your digital assistant / BFF across your Windows devices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCBsARRs4HI

Just click the microphone icon, and you can try out some of this stuff by speaking to her.

1. Literally. As you guys talk, she gets to know you like a friend would.

She prefers the term VFF, but it's not a deal breaker.

2. She's the perfect BFF, actually, because she can't tell when you cheat at rock-paper-scissors.

Pro tip: She doesn't always choose rock.

3. She helps you with things you didn't know you needed help with.

4. She'll search your PC to find that cleverly named document that you aren't clever enough to find anymore.

Good friends act impressed when they see your Excel spreadsheet, but best friends find it so you don't have to redo everything.

5. She'll make you laugh if you need it.

She can spout off a bunch of funny quotes.

6. She can also make you think.

She can inspire you with all kinds of wise words.

7. She's the type of friend who won't let you forget to pick up that bread.

You can set a reminder on your computer and it will show up on your phone to make sure you don't forget the important stuff.

8. But, she's not just a friend. She's a calendar god.

9. She can connect you to her other friends in high places.

10. She does a few impressions if you need an ice breaker at the party.

Won't give them all away, but let's just say she's pretty caught up on pop culture.

11. She knows that friends don't let friends get caught without an umbrella.

As opposed to asking for the weather, you can ask her more candid questions that will prompt her to give you the specific weather advice you might need (e.g. "Do I need an umbrella?" or "Will it be hot tomorrow?").

12. She's a bit of a know-it-all really (but in a good way).

If you ever need an interesting anecdote or just want to learn something random, she has a vault of fun facts at the ready.

13. For the record, she's kind of a dog person (or, dog "A.I." — whatever).

14. Finally, she's super smart.

15. Like, she nails it on the regular.

Have Cortana help you out today by upgrading to Windows 10 for free.

NOTE: You don't have to be named Miranda for Cortana to treat you like bae. ;)

Images courtesy of Microsoft.