Get help, answers, suggestions, recommendations, reminders and much more from Cortana, the new personal assistant from Windows 8.1. With permission, Cortana keeps a notebook of things about you to keep track of your interests so she can learn and anticipate to give you tailored recommendations and suggestions.
From the Start screen, swipe left to display the Apps list. Alternatively, tap the Right arrow (located in the lower-right; may require scrolling to the bottom of the Start screen).
On the Ready to get started screen, tap sure.
Type in your name to personalize the app.
Tap play to hear how Cortana says your name then tap sounds good.
Select options to personalize app then tap next. Cortana personalizes the app based on the selections chosen on the next 4 pages. Selected when a checkmark is present.