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How Cortana can be useful on iPhone and Android

Microsoft's voice assistant loses some powers outside Windows, but you can still get perks from installing the app on iOS or Android. Also: We bid adieu to Nexus 6 and Firefox OS and wonder if we'll soon say good-bye to Yahoo.

The Cortana app for iPhone and Android doesn't come with most of her Windows powers, but you may find some perks to the app. (Just don't bother trying to text anyone.)

Watch CNET Update below to learn the good and bad of the new Cortana apps. Meanwhile, Google says goodbye to the Nexus 6 smartphone, and Mozilla will let Firefox OS fade from existence. But will Yahoo suffer the same fate?

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How Cortana can be useful on iPhone and Android