Posted Apr. 18, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Premium Lock Review: Microsoft's Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

Published: 2014-04-18 11:30:00
Updated: 2014-04-18 11:30:00

Digital Life-Review-Windows Cortana Assistant This screen shot shows the score of an April 10, 2014 baseball score displayed via Cortana, Windows phone software's virtual assistant. With Cortana, Windows catches up with Apples iOS and Googles Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apples and Googles virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own. The result is Cortana, named after an artificial-intelligence character in Microsofts Halo video games. (AP Photo)

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own. The result is Cortana, named after an artificial-intelligence character in Microsoft's "Halo" video games....

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