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Microsoft Cortana iPhone app hits handsets

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Microsoft Cortana iPhone app hits handsets

Microsoft has begun rolling out the Cortana iPhone app, a month after it made a call for users who wanted to try out the virtual assistant tool on their Apple–made devices.

The app is not available via the App Store, but instead through Apple’s TestFlight tool. This allows developers and beta testers to access apps ahead of release with the intention that they'll notify Microsoft of any glitches they come across.

Currently, Microsoft is getting 'Cortana for iPhone' users to set Windows 10 reminders and see if they work on their iPhones. The service is meant to work seamlessly across PCs using Microsoft’s new OS and compatible handsets.

Cortana works much like Siri. It processes voice commands and scours the web to deliver results, sparing users the onerous business of typing. The service has received largely positive reviews on Microsoft’s own Windows Phone platform and is also being tested on Google Android.

The app forms part of a growing array of extras that Microsoft offers for the iPhone, including its excellent Sunrise and Outlook add–ons.

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