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  1. Talderon's Avatar
    I want to ask if it works without an internet connection like Tell me service?
    I did this with my phone in airplane mode.

    When you are not connected to the internet, she will do some functions hat only require her to look on the phone.

    Such as: "Show me all email from David"

    The issue is, when you ask for more of a complex question (via voice mainly) it requires an internet connection.

    Basically, she's pretty crippled without the internet.
    FAHMI BASSEM and ven07 like this.
    04-04-2014 04:58 PM
  2. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    I did this with my phone in airplane mode.

    When you are not connected to the internet, she will do some functions hat only require her to look on the phone.

    Such as: "Show me all email from David"

    The issue is, when you ask for more of a complex question (via voice mainly) it requires an internet connection.

    Basically, she's pretty crippled without the internet.
    :( Not even personal/conversational questions such as "How are you"?
    ven07 likes this.
    04-04-2014 10:23 PM
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    :( Not even personal/conversational questions such as "How are you"?
    Sadly, no. Well, I will say this... At least on the build I am running. Thing may change for GA. :D
    ven07 likes this.
    04-04-2014 10:51 PM
  4. MARKjotep's Avatar
    exciting features of cortana!
    it is still in Beta and microsoft will further polished the capability of cortana! One day she will be known by her capabilities as the best voice assistant into any platforms!

    anyways. I believe cortana is cloud based. If you will ask her some personal question. does she have a lot of different responses? let say "cortana, blah blah blah" "what to eat?" "what to wear?" "what is your opinion about global warming" etc.

    hopefully microsoft team automatically receives those questions from people who use cortana to further extend cortana's library and responses.

    so excited to experience her myself! 920!!
    ven07 likes this.
    04-04-2014 10:56 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    As Cortana grows as in knowing your habits, family etc ...
    Does the space needed on the phone inflate?
    I guess I'm asking how much local information space does she need?
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    04-04-2014 11:00 PM
  6. Talderon's Avatar
    As Cortana grows as in knowing your habits, family etc ...
    Does the space needed on the phone inflate?
    I guess I'm asking how much local information space does she need?
    Honestly, I have no idea, she does not show up in Apps/Games in Storage Sense which makes me think she is under system. At this time, the System is using 3.53GB with about 350mb in Temporary Files.

    With her actions being cloud based, I am sure the app isn't that big and the only data it needs to store is in her Notebook, which does not seem like much at all to be honest.
    04-04-2014 11:25 PM
  7. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    If you turn off Cortana, can you still manage quite hours manually?
    ven07 likes this.
    04-05-2014 06:58 AM
  8. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    If you turn off Cortana, can you still manage quite hours manually?
    I saw in Daniel hands on video , there was quiet hours in settings , so I guess one can still access quiet hours :)
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    04-05-2014 11:59 AM
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    If you turn off Cortana, can you still manage quite hours manually?
    I saw in Daniel hands on video , there was quiet hours in settings , so I guess one can still access quiet hours :)
    Here is a screenshot from my settings menu. I turned Cortana off and was still able to set it.

    http://i.imgur.com/IGGyDdD.png
    04-05-2014 02:48 PM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    Yes. That was one of the things Joe said during the keynote yesterday. He created a reminder for when he gets home, cook dinner for his wife. There was a glitch, and it didn't work right, but obviously the functionality is there.
    Question: Do I need wifi or data for the reminder to work? or can cortana just tell where I am based on gps?
    04-05-2014 03:15 PM
  11. jpmfan's Avatar
    Have you had chance to use Cortana with bluetooth for example in a car. I like the current WP8 interface of being able to tell it while driving a car to call someone or text something. With WP8.1 has this voice been replaced with Cortana? or for bluetooth connection is it the same old system?
    04-05-2014 06:36 PM
  12. averagejoe29's Avatar
    Hi, sorry if this has been asked but can Cortana be accessed via lock screen? And I use siri whilst locked to add items to lists like shopping and hardware. Hoping Cortana can do this? And finally, does it continue a sequence like " here is your reminder, would you like to create it. I use siri mostly when driving so it's great that I don't have to use the phone to confirm things like I have to with Google now. Kind of defeats the purpose. Want to get away from iphone but it is tough with Siri being so much easier to use hands free.
    04-05-2014 07:50 PM
  13. Talderon's Avatar
    Question: Do I need wifi or data for the reminder to work? or can cortana just tell where I am based on gps?
    Honestly, I have not tried it. I will try it today since I have to go to the store and will try and set a reminder and see if it works.

    Have you had chance to use Cortana with bluetooth for example in a car. I like the current WP8 interface of being able to tell it while driving a car to call someone or text something. With WP8.1 has this voice been replaced with Cortana? or for bluetooth connection is it the same old system?
    I have with my headset and headphones. Unfortunately, I don't have a car with BT in it (but feel free to drop by when you are near Seattle and we can test it. :)

    Hi, sorry if this has been asked but can Cortana be accessed via lock screen? And I use siri whilst locked to add items to lists like shopping and hardware. Hoping Cortana can do this? And finally, does it continue a sequence like " here is your reminder, would you like to create it. I use siri mostly when driving so it's great that I don't have to use the phone to confirm things like I have to with Google now. Kind of defeats the purpose. Want to get away from iphone but it is tough with Siri being so much easier to use hands free.
    1. No, Cortana cannot be accessed from the lock screen. :(
    2. Cortana can do what you ask, but have to unlock.
    3. Yes, whenever I set a reminder, Cortana verifies it verbally and asks me if I want to confirm (verbally) without having to press any additional keys.

    One of my favorite scenarios is when I looked up an address to a store, she returned the result and read the address to me. I then said "Navigate there" and she started up Drive+ and took me there. :D
    04-06-2014 12:02 PM
  14. jhoff80's Avatar
    1. No, Cortana cannot be accessed from the lock screen. :(
    Kind of annoying, but I also get it. Besides, I'm sure I'd most often use the voice part of it while driving, and then the screen would be set to always be on while on the charger and either in the Nokia Car app or navigating anyway.

    Edit: Although now that I think of it, and kind of unrelated... have there been any improvements to driving mode? I'd love if it was more powerful... like if it could open an app automatically when it detected I was in the car, for example. Or it would also be nice if, like NFC now lets me, I could choose to turn on a trusted mode so I didn't have to confirm it every time.

    Edit 2: That being said, are you sure that Cortana doesn't work with the screen off? While the emulator doesn't have full access to Cortana, if I press and hold search, it comes up there.
    Last edited by jhoff80; 04-07-2014 at 12:02 AM.
    04-06-2014 11:44 PM
  15. averagejoe29's Avatar
    Thank you so much for answering my questions :-). Really appreciated
    04-07-2014 05:19 AM
  16. marratj's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot from my settings menu. I turned Cortana off and was still able to set it.

    http://i.imgur.com/IGGyDdD.png
    But that seems to work with U.S. settings only. In the emulator, as soon as you switch the language or region to any different one, Quiet Hours is gone, too :(
    04-07-2014 05:25 AM
  17. maks327's Avatar
    Can Cortana change bluetooth or wifi settings? For instance, can I ask her to simply turn on bluetooth? Or better yet, can she geofence it so that it turns on bluetooth when I'm at work? Thanks!
    04-07-2014 09:11 AM
  18. Brad Miller2's Avatar
    Can I configure Cortana to use Navigon instead of Drive + when I ask for her to navigate somewhere for me? Drive + has never worked well for me (i do a lot of driving for work in rural SE Ohio and WV and the Drive+ maps are far inferior to Navigon's). For that matter, can I simply tell Cortana what navigation app I want, or am I locked into Drive +?
    Last edited by Brad Miller2; 04-07-2014 at 09:32 AM. Reason: spelling
    04-07-2014 09:31 AM
  19. marratj's Avatar
    the Drive+ maps are far inferior to Navigon's
    Well, that's not entirely true. Navigon gets its maps from Nokia's HERE division (formerly Navteq), just like about 70 % of all other consumer satnav systems.

    What Navigon does better than HERE's own app are extra features, like POIs, traffic rerouting, etc... That's something where Drive+ has still a long way ahead and I'm starting to believe that we will never see full feature parity as they probably don't want to cut into their licensing income from other vendors, which would inevitably happen if they offered all the features the others have.
    04-07-2014 09:43 AM
  20. Brad Miller2's Avatar
    That's really surprising, because Here Drive + took me about 2 miles in the wrong direction and put me in the middle of a residential street. Mapquest wouldnt take me anywhere because it couldnt resolve the address beyond the entire city, and Navigon took me directly to the store I was trying to find in all 3 cases.

    Wouldn't the same maps give the same results? Granted, this happened (going to this location with Drive VS Navigon) about a month apart, but still...
    04-07-2014 02:21 PM
  21. marratj's Avatar
    Not necessarily. The maps should be identical, but it may very well be that Navigon has an own different address database and I bet they also use their own routing algorithm instead of Nokia's.
    04-07-2014 04:26 PM
  22. Kronus24's Avatar
    Can we ask Cortana how many emails, text, phone calls, we made to today, this week, this month? Or How many times did I call my mom last month? These simple questions should all be feasible. Right?

    Can Cortana handle complex two step requests?

    ex.1. To send a text to a person at a certain time?

    2. "If my mother doesn't call me before 8:00, tell her to call the plumber".
    3. " Cortana, Send text "Happy birthday" to everyone in my Famliy Group on there birtday date.
    04-07-2014 05:24 PM
  23. Talderon's Avatar
    Can we ask Cortana how many emails, text, phone calls, we made to today, this week, this month? Or How many times did I call my mom last month? These simple questions should all be feasible. Right?

    Can Cortana handle complex two step requests?

    ex.1. To send a text to a person at a certain time?

    2. "If my mother doesn't call me before 8:00, tell her to call the plumber".
    3. " Cortana, Send text "Happy birthday" to everyone in my Famliy Group on there birtday date.
    Timed and dated requests like these are not yet in Cortana, but it is on the roadmap. :)
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    04-08-2014 01:56 PM
  24. Kronus24's Avatar
    Copy that, how do you know if that are on the road map? But, if what you say is true, which is easy add, this is going to be one power and personal asst.

    Just think if Microsoft add there other technology to this. Where you speak, and then it will translate it to the language you want, and as your voice sounds. ex. "Cortana, translate "how are you doing today" to Spanish.

    thanks for reply :)
    ajj3085 likes this.
    04-08-2014 03:18 PM
  25. jleebiker's Avatar
    Talderon, thank you for all your time and patience. You are a one man marketing team helping get the word about WP8.1 and Cortana out there. You should get a bonus!!!

    That being said, I have one need that has not been met since I left BB. Basically, I need to be able to set an audible alert based on phone, text AND email that is DIFFERENT from whatever I pick as the default. I *think* I might be able to do that via the Inner Circle feature, but can you confirm that? Will it take some combo of Inner Circle AND Cortana to be able to do the logic and notify me? Thanks again for all your unpaid info!
    Reebs Reebs likes this.
    04-09-2014 02:39 PM
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