I’ve been wondering what secret things Cortana can already do. Let’s take a look at some of the cool features I’ve discovered and some that I hope will come as she learns.
With the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview released yesterday, let’s take a look at some of the cool new features that I like and some that I don’t.
A feature that has been available on a select few other Windows Phone 8 mobile devices has now come to the Nokia Lumia range and this feature is App Folders, and going against rumour, it is actually available for ALL Nokia Lumia devices running the Amber update meaning you don’t have to wait for the Black update to arrive.
If you keep up-to-date with news on the Windows Phone platform, you will know that an unfortunate leak of the Windows Phone 8.1 build has spread the news of an application in beta which will replace the current speech search tools currently named “zCortana”. While many Windows Phone beta applications from Microsoft will normally have their names changed to be suitable for the platform, many people within the Windows Phone community are insisting that Microsoft keep the name Cortana for the new Windows Phone personal assistant.
It took some time but they are now here. When I was going through my daily sweep of the WPCentral application news articles, I noticed that they had posted about Microsoft releasing the Bing apps that are available on all Windows 8 and RT devices. The four apps that you can download now are News, Weather, Finance and Sports.