Microsoft starts pushing out Cortana's integration with Skype

Cortana- Skype

The human brain suffers when it has to switch attention to a different task; it's why you can go to a new room and forget why you're there, or call someone and forget what you wanted to say. You're covered: as of today, Microsoft is rolling out its Cortana assistant to the Skype apps for Android and iOS.

Vulture South would note that capabilities like this are a natural objective of Microsoft's decision, unpopular at least among Skype old-timers, to abandon the peer-to-peer model and run conversations through its cloud. 'But we often find ourselves in need of information - a fact to share, a place to meet, a movie time or the ideal restaurant.

Back when Google announced the Allo app, it had a special little feature sprinkled on top, which no other chat app had - the Google Assistant. Now Skype joins them, with context-sensitive suggestions and recommendations.

As shown in Microsoft's FAQ for the service, once you've okayed Cortana to access your texts and location she'll suggest appropriate responses in chats ... The availability of Cortana will be making it easy for Skype users to have more conversations with useful suggestions and information like restaurants and more within the Skype chat. Cortana will automatically detect when you're talking about something it can help with, and contextual options will be offered just above the chat box next to the blue ring.

Microsoft is rolling Cortana out to Skype for Android and iOS in the US now.



Latest news

EU Reaches Out to UK Opposition, May's Job Uncertain
The EU Parliament voted last week to block Brexit talks from moving onto discussions about Britain's future relationship. In my view it is rather important we get into a more close and more speedy process on concluding some of the issues".

MSM: Christian Prayers Along Polish Border a 'Problematic Expression of Islamophobia'
But the most important thing is to create something like a circle of a prayer alongside the entire border, intense and passionate", reported AP.

Arsenal preparing January move for Everton outcast Ademola Lookman
Despite spending most of his time on the bench the 31-year-old insists he made the right decision in turning down the Toffees. Ronald Koeman's side are in 16th place, just two points above the relegation zone, and struggling for goals.

Philip Morris International Inc (PM) Position Lifted by Busey Trust CO
Philip Morris International in the Consumer Goods. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since October 9, 2016 and is uptrending. Bank of America has "Neutral" rating and $96 target. (NYSE:PM)'s stock has been -2.05% and 16.34% for the last 12 months.

Trump bashes ESPN's ratings, broadcaster who called him a white supremacist
Hill suggested on Twitter that fans who disagree with Jones should boycott the team's advertisers and not buy the team's merchandise.

Other news