Lenovo's Windows 10 devices will get unique Cortana features

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Steve Dent
May 29th, 2015
Lenovo's Windows 10 devices will get unique Cortana features

Microsoft's chatty Cortana is one of the more well-liked parts of Windows Phone, and Lenovo is making it more versatile on its own PCs with ReachIt. It exploits the voice assistant to find your own photos, documents and email across multiple Lenovo Windows 10 PCs, tablets, and even cloud services like OneDrive or Dropbox. The app is personalized with a user-specific Lenovo ID, letting you search for content on, say, your Lenovo laptop remotely from a ThinkPad tablet. It also uses location services, helping you locate a file by making a vague request like "Cortana, find the picture I worked on at Starbucks last week," according to Lenovo.

Microsoft's Cortana search will also arrive to any PC once Windows 10 comes out. However, Lenovo has extended its capability a bit with ReachIt, letting it search your personal info across several devices; provided they're from Lenovo, we'd assume. We're wondering if Microsoft might do something similar -- the ability to search your PC from Cortana using an Android and iOS device would be pretty handy.

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