Video: Windows’ version of Siri has a few cool tricks up its sleeve 9 years ago

Video: Windows’ version of Siri has a few cool tricks up its sleeve

Cortana is the “intelligent personal assistant” on the new Windows Phone 8.1 and just like Siri it has a few cool Easter Eggs hidden away.

If you still haven’t found out ‘What The Fox Says’ yet then you can finally rest easy – we’re sure you’ve biting your nails down to the bones trying to figure it out for the past… YEAR? Really? Already?


Anyway… Cortana is Windows’ answer to Apple’s Siri and Google's Google Now, but even though Cortana is still in the Beta testing phase, the non-existent assistant has already been given a few Easter Eggs for people to find.

For example, if you ask Cortana ‘What Does The Fox Say’ she will give you a rather cleaver answer - cleaver meaning 'smart arsed', in this case.

In case you’re wondering why the name Cortana sounds so familiar, that’s because her name comes from the artificial intelligence character in Microsoft's own Halo series (pictured below), with Jen Taylor, the character's voice actress, returning to voice the personal assistant for the US market, which is pretty cool.



The guys over at PhoneBuff recently put Cortana through her paces, so here’s a look at 50 voice commands that the (Beta) software can comprehend. Keep an eye out for the Toy Story reference...