Remove Cortana Search History and Personal Data in Windows 10 and Bing Cloud

Windows 10 integrates with the personal assistant Cortana for helping you search in apps, settings, and files easily, and you can open it by clicking on the microphone icon or saying “Hey Cortana”. Based on your preferences, Cortana also offers relevant recommendations but Microsoft collects information such as location, contacts, voice input, searching history and more. All of Collected Data is saved on your Windows 10 tablet or computer, and the Bing cloud, and you could try the method to remove them for protecting your privacy. Continue reading

Fix Show app notifications option greyed out in Windows 10 settings

The Cortana gets SMS messages from your smartphone in Windows 10 anniversary update and allows users to reply to those messages with Cortana. The new feature is working well on my computer clean install, but I could not get the messages and the action center never show the app notifications from the desktop after upgraded my Surface Pro 4 tablet. I access the Settings app and notice that Show app notifications option is greyed out in Notification and actions pane, so it causes the problem. Continue reading

How to Use Cortana to find discount coupons in Windows 10 Edge

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update turns the personal digital assistant Cortana to become more smarter than before and it can do lots of tasks, such as set Reminders, perform unit conversions, calculations, find discount coupons, send mails, identify a Song and more. The shopping supported is a cool function and Cortana offers the quick access way to get the context-sensitive information about coupons, without having to visit the many websites around the Internet and search for the related things. Here is the how-to tutorial for that. Continue reading

Open Cortana results in Internet Explorer instead of Edge in Windows 10

The new search box in the taskbar not only can find local documents, settings, and apps in Windows 10, but also get useful web results powered by Bing. When you type something, Cortana pops up to show different grouped results and you click on any of web results to access it in Microsoft Edge. Here is the how-to tutorial to setup opened web search results on Surface Pro model tablet and the related computer. Continue reading

How to Use Edge Snooze to create Cortana Reminder in Windows 10

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14926 is one of the Redstone 2 Preview builds. It comes with a few features like the Snooze option and this action offers the ability to snooze your tabs and save a certain website as a reminder in the Edge browser. If you want to visit something in a website in the future, this feature is helpful and here is the the how-to tutorial. Continue reading

Enable Cortana Search box on top or Search Glyph in Windows 10

Windows 10 Redstone 2 branch build 14946 was released for Fast Ring Insiders and brings some ways to customize Cortana’s look and appearance, such as border color, Search Glyph and width. By default Cortana Search box is located at left bottom side, and it is possible to set it to appear at the top or have a tiny search icon at the left edge while you type something. Here is the how-to tutorial for that. Continue reading

How to Fix Hey Cortana Not Respond in Windows 10

As a truly intelligent personal assistant, Cortana can help you search the internet and your local files and folders. In Windows 10, you can not only click or tap its icon and type words to give Cortana a desired command to do everything you requested, but also say “Hey Cortana” to make an attention and activate it. However, after installed the aniversary update, I used this voice training and it was not responding . It kept cutting me off after one of the longer phrases on my Surface Pro 3. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to display YouTube lyrics by Cortana in Edge on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge keeps coming up with new useful and unique features, such as third-party extensions supported, and play lyrics. After the Anniversary Update, Cortana is integrated to apps and can show Lyrics for the current YouTube Video in Edge browser. If you have trouble puttting the lyrics webpage along to your favorite tunes on YouTube on the same screen, here is the how-to tutorial for resolving the problem on Surface Pro 4 or other Windows 10 computer. Continue reading

Cortana missing My Stuff option after Windows 10 Anniversary update

I was able to use Cortana to search my PC and the web to find files and apps in Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3. After upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, it became broken. when I typed something in the search box, I noticed that the my stuff option was gone as well as the magnifying glass icon was missing. Cortana also didn’t show any web suggestion and could not find Onedrive. My microphone is fine and it only showed three categories. Rebuiding the index was not working. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Fix Cortana not shown/working in Lock Screen on Windows 10

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the virtual assistant Cortana can appear directly on the lock Screen, so it will show up right after you turn on your tablet or computer. If the feature doesn’t activate automatically, you could open Cortana app, go to Settings, and toggle “Let me use Cortana even when my device is locked” to On, and then you are able to ask it for various questions such as the forecast, latest news and more. However, I have enabled it by this way on my Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Cortana is still not working and not shown in Lock Screen. Continue reading