Cortana is the latest digital personal assistant to make its way into a market already dominated by Apple and Google. Cortana officially arrives for the desktop in Windows 10. That’s largely a good thing, though it’s still important to know how to reduce Cortana’s presence.
In case you hadn’t heard, Cortana is Microsoft’s version of the same kind of voice-activated (if desired) computer assistant you’ve come to expect from “Ok Google” and Siri. You can for example say, “Hey Cortana” and ask it for the weather or sport scores or see how your stocks are doing.