In Pictures: 10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share

These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall!

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Cortana and voice dictation In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft stepped up its voice command efforts with Cortana, a virtual assistant that can answer questions, give directions, set reminders, and help you plan your day. Meanwhile, Windows 8.1 lacks even the most basic voice dictation capabilities, except as an accessibility feature. At the very least, we'd love to see a microphone button in the Windows 8.1 virtual keyboard (plus a keyboard shortcut for physical keyboard users), though we suspect Cortana will make her way over to tablets and laptops in due time.

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