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    Ok so this maybe old news but if you hold the start button for a few seconds it will bring up a screen like siri or S-voice. You can ask it like where are gas stations, food places what not. Or have it call someone or text. Its pretty neat!!

    Really hope this isn't old news
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    It's old news, but it's always refreshing when someone discovers it!
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    darn me and my lateness to cool things LOL
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    a lot of people know it's there but don't utilize it much. It can be pretty handy, and will become more so as app developers start to use it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mach1man View Post
    Ok so this maybe old news but if you hold the start button for a few seconds it will bring up a screen like siri or S-voice. You can ask it like where are gas stations, food places what not. Or have it call someone or text. Its pretty neat!!

    Really hope this isn't old news
    it's actually nothing like siri.
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    Its MOST of what siri is without the bells and whistles. I don't need my phone to act like a person, I need it to do what I want without delay.
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    Just curious, I know on the 4s siri could not open apps like tell me can, does the new iPhone siri open apps now? That's what I always liked about tellme, the ability to tell it to launch any app on your phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by sym1a1a View Post
    Just curious, I know on the 4s siri could not open apps like tell me can, does the new iPhone siri open apps now? That's what I always liked about tellme, the ability to tell it to launch any app on your phone

    Yes, they finally updated Siri to open apps. Lol. But Siri is dependant on your data. Tell Me retains some functionality even in offline. For example, if you ask your WP to open an app (while in airplane mode) it will still work.
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    Yeah, I always liked tellme, it actually is the fastest way to launch an app that's not pinned to the start screen, thanks for the info tho
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    Ha! You just discovered Windows Phone voice features. It happens to all of us.

    You made me remember the first time I discovered that pressing the home button on my old Optimus 7 (it has physical buttons) unlocked the phone. I couldn't believe how handy it was doing that instead of pressing the power button to unlock.

    I just wish the same could be done on capacitive buttons. I started WP8 development a month ago but one of my first projects besides some apps is to find out if we can somehow override or control the capacitive buttons while the phone is locked.
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    If you can find a way to wake the phone using the start button I'd buy that app
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    It can also read text messages, and allow dictation when connected to a wired or Bluetooth headset. Does not work when I have my car Bluetooth connected.
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    Funny thing. I was driving home from work earlier this week with my L920 connected to my car's bluetooth. It must have been the first time since getting my windows phone that someone texted me while connected to the car bluetooth because, to my surprise, my phone started talking to me. It read the text (and name of sender) outloud and allowed me to dictate and send my reply, all without fishing my phone out of my pocket. A great (and safe) feature.
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    I love this feature too :) all my phone calls, music, txts and navigation go through my cars Bluetooth and i never has to touch my phone while driving. Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tofu. View Post
    it's actually nothing like siri.
    Coming from an iPhone 4S to WP8 I couldn't agree more. Voice commands actually work in WP8 so you're right, it's nothing like Siri at all.
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    TellMe (and Windows Commander before it) have been around forever but Microsoft does not promote it much as research has shown most consumers don't interact with their devices via voice. Guess Apple didn't get that memo.
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