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One of Microsoft’s best iOS and Android apps finally hits the UK

Microsoft is finally unleashing its Cortana apps for iOS and Android on the UK market.

The Siri and Google Now rival has been US exclusive since the roll out last year, but now Brits can jump aboard.

Better still, Microsoft is debuting a fresh new look for the application. The company says the update enable users to get to ‘what you need faster and easier than ever before with quick actions.’

This will put the most used functionality ‘front and centre’ within the app, on those occasions when using the voice isn’t desired or convenient.

Cortana is also faster than before, Microsoft says.

As well as providing a voice-based personal assistant, the Cortana app is designed to pass crucial notifications between Windows 10 and smartphones.

For example, missed call notifications will show up within Windows 10 and reminders are synced across both devices.

The Cortana app is more powerful on Android than it is on iOS. This is thanks to users’ ability to use hands-free Hey Cortana commands from within the app, something Apple restricts within iOS.

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