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  1. NOLATechy'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.
    YES! I have Cortana on my Lumia Icon and all I have to do is press the start button and hold down the search button and Cortana opens and asks me what I need. You WILL have to unlock the phone after you ask her something, but I believe you have to do that on the iPhone and Android phones as well. I believe it is a saftey thing to avoid allowing anyone to make changes to your phone without your knowledge.
    04-14-2014 01:32 PM
  2. SpaceyO's Avatar
    YES! I have Cortana on my Lumia Icon and all I have to do is press the start button and hold down the search button and Cortana opens and asks me what I need. You WILL have to unlock the phone after you ask her something, but I believe you have to do that on the iPhone and Android phones as well. I believe it is a saftey thing to avoid allowing anyone to make changes to your phone without your knowledge.
    So I just tried this, and when Cortana opened up, I just said to myself "Wow...very nice!"



    Cortana answered "Glad I could help!"

    Freaky :)
    04-14-2014 01:34 PM
  3. James8561's Avatar
    what command do I use to get cortana to say my name?
    04-14-2014 02:28 PM
  4. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    As far as a feature request, I'd love to have Bing Vision along side the music search again - it was great for book/album covers and bar/QR codes. I know that it's still accessible as a lens within the camera, but I think that it made more sense contextually under the 'Search' umbrella.
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    04-14-2014 07:58 PM
  5. Adretheon's Avatar
    As far as a feature request, I'd love to have Bing Vision along side the music search again - it was great for book/album covers and bar/QR codes. I know that it's still accessible as a lens within the camera, but I think that it made more sense contextually under the 'Search' umbrella.
    Or at least let us use Cortanna to open the lens. That would be sweet.
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    04-14-2014 09:27 PM
  6. AnkitV's Avatar
    One question! Cortana does a lot of bing searches,right.. Where is all the search history stored?
    04-15-2014 12:37 AM
  7. boshkop's Avatar
    Dunno if someone else has figured this out already, but you can add Places from the Maps application.
    Just tap and hold the place, then tap again to open it and press the Plus icon in the bar.

    This is especially handy if you can't find your place by typing it's address (or it's incorrect).
    Joe920 and James8561 like this.
    04-15-2014 01:40 AM
  8. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    Great! Thanks!
    04-15-2014 05:00 AM
  9. YouMeanNo's Avatar
    The weather displays in degrees Fahrenheit but you can say "what's that in Celsius?", which is handy until they open up more regions.

    I also asked for directions to a pub but was given a list of parks, so I said "pubs not parks" and got a list of pubs, which is impressive.
    04-15-2014 05:51 AM
  10. rosan kaushik's Avatar
    Cortana is not showing my facebook apps in its list ... So i can't 😞 ask her to do certain task on my phone related to Facebook ... Please help
    04-15-2014 06:13 AM
  11. rosan kaushik's Avatar
    Third party apps is not being shown up by Cortana. What do i do to enable it and use its function in Cortana
    04-15-2014 07:30 AM
  12. radmanvr's Avatar
    Sorry if I missed it but Cortana is only doing bing searches instead of talking to me when I say things like tell me a story or sing me a song.

    This is with 8.1Dev Preview.
    04-15-2014 08:04 AM
  13. prasath1234's Avatar
    Yes that's right it is only doing Bing search it does not speak when u ask such personal questions.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    04-15-2014 08:08 AM
  14. mikosoft's Avatar
    Hi, sorry if this has been asked but can Cortana be accessed via lock screen?
    Actually, yes, it can. Long press on search button.
    04-15-2014 08:28 AM
  15. radmanvr's Avatar
    Yes that's right it is only doing Bing search it does not speak when u ask such personal questions.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    Hmm Ok. I was under a different impression especially since my cousin sent me a screen shot of cortana telling him a story when he said tell me a story.
    04-15-2014 08:40 AM
  16. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Any idea how to change farnheits to celsius in Cortana weather forecast ?
    04-15-2014 09:59 AM
  17. Brad Miller2's Avatar
    So now every time I get a txt message, this is what I hear:

    http://halo.bungie.org/misc/h2dialog...1_20051202.mp3
    04-15-2014 10:05 AM
  18. jleebiker's Avatar
    The Heavens opened and angels sang "Halejula"!!!! =)
    The 14th can't come soon enough!!!!
    This worked as I planned!!! WOOHOO!!! Now whenever I want a specific email tone for a SPECIFIC email contact, I can route it to a specific emailbox that I have defined a specific email tone for.
    The only issue is that I routed to a gmailbox and for some reason under Email+Account, when I add a Google account, it won't let me set the interval to "as items arrive". I NEED "as items arrive". I might setup an outlook.com mailbox to get the "as items arrive" interval.
    04-15-2014 10:48 AM
  19. prasath1234's Avatar
    Hmm Ok. I was under a different impression especially since my cousin sent me a screen shot of cortana telling him a story when he said tell me a story.
    No it does tells story but sometimes it searches for your answer.try soft reset nd restart she may work fine.some are saying hard reset makes her even more great in reply but I won't do.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    04-15-2014 10:49 AM
  20. alv3st3r's Avatar
    04-15-2014 01:26 PM
  21. Graelock's Avatar
    Makes sense, she's projected to be in Beta up until 2015 lol. The Xbox (inspiring source for cortana) isn't getting her until 2015. Mobile users are the guinea pigs.
    04-15-2014 02:49 PM
  22. Andd's Avatar
    I saw that Cortana can read your messages to create appointments (Cortana Just Blew Me Away | The Verge Forums)
    Do anybody know if this works on third-party apps like Whatsapp or Migram?
    04-15-2014 08:00 PM
  23. mikosoft's Avatar
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    It should probably say "Yes" for Google Now in "Access functions within apps". Although I cannot confirm this 100% (I must be doing the search wrong or something) there are clues that suggest this might be true.
    04-16-2014 01:27 AM
  24. hermantj's Avatar
    Is there a list of apps usable with Cortana (I mean, with usable functions, not just open the app) ?
    04-16-2014 07:56 AM
  25. Talderon's Avatar
    Makes sense, she's projected to be in Beta up until 2015 lol. The Xbox (inspiring source for cortana) isn't getting her until 2015. Mobile users are the guinea pigs.
    Cortana will also be coming to Windows 8.1 Update 1+ PC's as well. :)
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    04-16-2014 08:30 AM
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