Need Help with Valentine’s Day? There’s an App for That

February 11, 2016

Windows 10 has Great Apps That Can Help You with Restaurant Reservations, Gift Ideas, Mood Music and Even Great Pick-Up Lines

Greg Sullivan, Senior Director, Microsoft and Cortana

(Redmond, WA, Thursday, February 11, 2016) – Smooth Talker: “If I had a nickel every time I met someone as charming as you, I’d have five cents.” Cortana, the personal digital assistant for Windows 10, is enhancing your pick-up line game with charming one-liners like this.

Set the mood: If you’re looking for the perfect playlist, Pandora, Microsoft Groove and Shazam can help. Still don’t know what station to turn to? We’ve got you covered, our special in-the-mood playlist, Music for Lovers features 30 songs to relax, inspire and uplift. From the Beatles’ rousing All You Need Is Love to Katy Perry’s Unconditionally to the sultry declaration of love, All of Me by John Legend. It’s ready for downloading – just a few songs, or the whole list – here.

Turn up the heat: Don’t sweat the reservation – OpenTable can hook you up with the perfect table for two at your favorite local restaurant. If you’re still looking for that perfect date spot, Cortana in Microsoft Edge will share restaurant reviews, help you book your table and can even remind you when it’s time to go. Cooking up a romantic evening at home? Allthecooks Recipes, Epicurious and SO COOKBOOK offer hundreds of meals for every occasion.

What about a movie? After dinner you can cuddle up to Netflix and Amazon for streaming entertainment. If you still can’t find the rom-com you were looking for, we’ve brought together 30 favorite titles that you can download directly – everything from The Fault in Our Stars and The Notebook to Romeo and Juliet and Enough Said. They’re all here.

Gifts Your Special Someone Will Not Just Love, They’ll Use: Arguably the hardest part: gifts. Everyone loves that new tech feeling, so refresh your Valentine’s Surface Pro 3 with the new red Type Cover this year. Give your Valentine some Surface bling. The gold Surface Pen brings the ultimate modern writing experience to Surface Pro 3, Surface 3 and Surface Pro 4 devices. We’ve heard couples who work out together, stay together! Buy your special someone the Microsoft Band 2 and both of you can enjoy hikes, bike rides and track all of your couple adventures.

Don’t forget the flowers! You were destined to forget something. Don’t fret! The 1-800-Flowers app is here to save the day. Order the perfect bouquet or a dozen red roses at the click of a button. If you’re looking to pick them up yourself, Cortana can set location-based reminders to remind you about those chocolates, roses or cards next time you are near the store. Just add your item to the shopping list and rest easy knowing Cortana won’t let you forget it. 

If you’re still stumped, remember there’s always the option to pick up a Digital Gift Card from the Windows Store. Send your crush a secret message, select the design and we will send it straight to their email address.

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