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Lenovo and Microsoft team up with Cortana and REACHit searching

The Microsoft Cortana update means that you can search across all your Lenovo devices in one go, will this add more hacking loopholes?
By: Chris Smith | Apps News | Posted: May 28, 2015 5:15 am

Set for applications across Windows 10 PCs and tablets, Lenono has announced a partnership with Microsoft to extent Cortana's abilities through the Lenovo REACHit functionality.

 

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REACHit will search for content spread "across any connected Lenovo PC or tablet device running Windows 10 and many major cloud services" as pointed out in a recent press release - further assisting the search capabilities of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant.

 

The release also points out that it will only search through connected Lenovo devices that you own - for example you can ask Cortana to "find the picture I edited last week on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon" and searching will commence. However, some are worried that this may open up a hacking loophole that would enable criminals to gain access to all of your devices by only hacking a single one.

 

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