Meet Cortana: The ultimate guide to Windows 10's helpful digital assistant

Windows 10's Cortana digital assistant is pretty darn easy to use, but she becomes even more powerful with some tinkering.

  • Cortana asking for permission to access your location. Click on any image in this article to enlarge it.

  • Cortana’s settings “Notebook” in Windows 10.

  • The “About me” section of Cortana’s Notebook.

  • The Events settings in Cortana’s Notebook.

  • Cortana’s Getting Around settings also include public transit options.

  • I never told Cortana to follow news about Microsoft—she learned to do so herself by paying attention to my interests.

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