Cortana vs. Google Now: Predictive Technology Meets Personality

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Cortana vs. Google Now: Predictive Technology Meets Personality

We previously put Siri up against Microsoft's new Cortana assistant, which was introduced in the Windows Phone 8.1 update. And now we're looking to bring Google's own digital prodigy into the equation-a battle of the predictive juggernauts. While Siri has improved over the years, she still can't really stand up to Google's mind-reading capabilities, which Microsoft has imbued in its first crack at the mobile assistant market.

Do mobile assistants like Cortana and Google Now improve the experience for you? Or do you not even use them? Personally, I enjoy Google Now because the feature is largely out of your way, but always seems to pop up in the right moments, whether it's to remind you of an appointment or to show you the traffic. Cortana is just as capable, however, which is pretty impressive for a feature that's so young and new on Microsoft's platform. Check it out and let us know what you think.