Microsoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903

first_imgMicrosoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903 by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2019 in Windows – 8 commentsMicrosoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 10 version 1903 splits Cortana and Search to separate one from the other.Cortana, a digital assistant created by Microsoft, was integrated in the Windows 10 operating system when it was released by Microsoft in 2015.Microsoft linked Cortana to Search by creating a unified interface that powered search and Cortana at the same time.While the company never provided an official statement why it did that, a likely explanation is that it wanted to get as much exposure as possible for the new feature.Search is one of the core native features of Windows; when users interact with the search bar placed on the Windows 10 taskbar or search in the Start Menu, they are exposed to Cortana at the same time.The bundling did not sit well with Windows users who just wanted to use search. I stated in 2014 that I would not be using voice-controlled or digital-assistants anytime soon and provided a list of reasons why I made that decision.My main objections still stand: interaction requires remote servers, functionality is fairly limited, and there is no way to train these assistants locally.While there were options to turn off Cortana, Microsoft changed these frequently and made it difficult to keep Cortana disabled on systems because of that.Cortana Search splitStarting with Windows 10 version 1903, Cortana and Search are no longer linked. Windows 10 version 1903 — the operating system will launch in March/April 2019 — has search and Cortana separated on the Windows 10 taskbar.Users who just want to search interact with the search field, and those who use Cortana can do so with activation of the Cortana button.Windows 10 users who don’t use Cortana may right-click on the icon and select “Show Cortana button” to remove the Cortana button from the operating system’s taskbar. Note that doing so won’t disable Cortana on the device, it just hides the icon.Users who want to disable Cortana can disable the wake word in Settings > Cortana > Talk to Cortana, or disable Cortana completely using the Group Policy.Now You: Do you use a digital assistant?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903DescriptionMicrosoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 10 version 1903 splits Cortana and Search to separate one from the other.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterWine isn’t the only thing on the menu at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard. Younger guests, also known as ‘Little Corkers’, can now look forward to a tailor-made itinerary during their stay.An exciting range of activities is on offer for children to enjoy, whatever their interests. Budding vintners will love getting their hands – or rather, feet – dirty while stomping grapes with our experts, before recharging with a refreshing grape juice tasting. The hotel’s extensive grounds are the ideal setting for a scavenger hunt and picnic, and lawn games dotted throughout are sure to see youngsters getting competitive with the adults.There’s also plenty for the kids to enjoy in the local area from Giraffe House, Butterfly World or the Farm Sanctuary to chocolate and ice cream tasting at De Villiers Chocolate Café.At the end of the day, the whole family can relax in their own ‘home away from home’: the exclusive Manor House. The house comes complete with four deluxe suites, a bunk room for up to six children, two private pools and a games room. For smaller families and those staying in the main hotel, children are welcomed on single beds in the spacious Pinotage and Cap Classique suites, which feature a separate lounge and stunning views.Between 16 April to 30 September 2018 up to two kids under the age of 16 years can stay for free with their parents at Mont Rochelle when booking a Pinotage Suite, Cap Classique Suite or the Manor House.Virgin Limited Edition, The Manor House, Mont Rochelle, South AfricaVirgin Limited Edition, The Manor House, Mont Rochelle, South AfricaGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more