04-16-2014 09:41 AM
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  1. mozman68's Avatar
    Can Cortana track my wife's period? Talk about a reminder I would love to get every month....
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    04-09-2014 06:27 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    For this you need a magic 8 ball :P
    hahahaha!

    35 years of head scratching so far.
    There's got be some kind of technological help here
    04-09-2014 06:33 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    hahahaha!

    35 years of head scratching so far.
    There's got be some kind of technological help here
    Hahaha maybe we can get a dev to build an app with Cortana integration just for this.. The name could be "Saved by Cortana"?
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-09-2014 06:38 PM
  4. flyingsolid's Avatar
    I will likely use Cortana to naturally ask and refine my otherwise typed Bing searches and indirectly benefit from the dossier that Cortana will build. I do hope to continually stump her as I use the service as I don't see much use beyond novelty until the next evolutionary stage.
    04-11-2014 10:50 AM
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    Here was how I used Cortana yesterday:

    Wake up at 4am
    To Cortana: Remind me to follow-up on the database issue when I get to work
    Take shower and get ready for work.
    To Cortana: Remind me to stop at Freddy's and pick up some milk and wine.
    Arrive at work
    Cortana: Reminder: Follow-up on the database issue
    To Cortana: Remind me to ask my wife about her client meeting next time I talk to her
    To Cortana: Remind me to log into Mumble for guild meeting at 8:30pm tonight
    Wife Texts me. Cortana Reminder: Ask your wife about client meeting. (she is ecstatic that I remembered and asked)
    On my way home I am near Freddy's: Cortana Reminder: Pick up milk and wine
    8:15pm arrives. Cortana Reminder: Log into Mumble for the Guild Meeting at 8:30pm.

    I have had days where I use her more and less, but that is what I did yesterday. Kept me out of trouble and reminded me to do things that were important to me. :D

    I LOVE CORTANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    tk-093, Vastustaa and SpaceyO like this.
    04-11-2014 11:17 AM
  6. tk-093's Avatar
    That's awesome. How many times have you used the location based reminders? I tried that on my Moto X with Google Now and the dang thing never worked. I would get home and two hours later it would give me the reminder. I have high hopes for location based reminders.

    Here was how I used Cortana yesterday:

    Wake up at 4am
    To Cortana: Remind me to follow-up on the database issue when I get to work
    Take shower and get ready for work.
    To Cortana: Remind me to stop at Freddy's and pick up some milk and wine.
    Arrive at work
    Cortana: Reminder: Follow-up on the database issue
    To Cortana: Remind me to ask my wife about her client meeting next time I talk to her
    To Cortana: Remind me to log into Mumble for guild meeting at 8:30pm tonight
    Wife Texts me. Cortana Reminder: Ask your wife about client meeting. (she is ecstatic that I remembered and asked)
    On my way home I am near Freddy's: Cortana Reminder: Pick up milk and wine
    8:15pm arrives. Cortana Reminder: Log into Mumble for the Guild Meeting at 8:30pm.

    I have had days where I use her more and less, but that is what I did yesterday. Kept me out of trouble and reminded me to do things that were important to me. :D

    I LOVE CORTANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    04-11-2014 12:42 PM
  7. Alex Holyoake's Avatar
    I'll probably use her for location based and people reminders a lot... And to tell me I'll be late for college unless I get up when I should. I would say I'd use her to remind me to socialise, but I'll just use her instead of socialising!
    04-11-2014 12:59 PM
  8. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    I'll probably use her all the time, considering she is replacing Bing Search, and I use that on a daily basis. I don't know whether I'd speak to her though, but I'd definitely use her. The fact she gets to know who your friends and family are is really cool I think, and the people and location reminders would definitely come in handy! :D
    04-11-2014 01:52 PM
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    That's awesome. How many times have you used the location based reminders? I tried that on my Moto X with Google Now and the dang thing never worked. I would get home and two hours later it would give me the reminder. I have high hopes for location based reminders.
    I user her EVERY DAY for something or another

    Mostly to remind me of things when I get to work or home. Remind me to ask someone something next time I talk to them (or txt). Timed reminders to tell me to call people at a certain time and make an appointment, or ask them about something.

    Cortana has quite literally changed my life, and for the better! My wife has even noticed in the past few months when I have been using her that I don't forget things as much as I used too and that I have become more dependable in her eyes to get things done!

    I think my FAVORITE thing about Cortana is the Natural Language engine in her. I have Home set up as a place in her notebook. The other day, I was brain farting and wanted to get home from a place I GPS'd too so needed help getting out to the freeway.

    I hit the button and said "take me home" and what do you know, she brought up the Drive app and navigated me home. The more she is used, the more she will grow and understand natural language even better.

    The way I am looking at this is, Cortana is meant to be a personal assistant. Anyone who has ever had one knows that when you have a new personal assistant, they will need to be trained and over time, will get more familiar with you and your routines and habits. Cortana is a new employee. The first while, it took some training and getting used too, but now, she knows me well and I see that as she improves and the technology behind her improves, she will only make life that much better.

    It REALLY is worth taking the time to let her get to know you and to have patience in training her.
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    04-11-2014 02:02 PM
  10. bsayegh's Avatar
    I hope Cortana doesn't automatically bleep out my swearing when I try to text with it.
    04-11-2014 02:12 PM
  11. Talderon's Avatar
    I hope Cortana doesn't automatically bleep out my swearing when I try to text with it.
    That's not Cortana, that is the auto-correct. I tried. It WILL give the swear word as a suggestion, but I have yet to have it default to the word.
    04-11-2014 02:31 PM
  12. Reflexx's Avatar
    I plan to use her to analyze the weaknesses of my enemies so that I can defeat them in battle!
    04-11-2014 02:37 PM
  13. Talderon's Avatar
    I plan to use her to analyze the weaknesses of my enemies so that I can defeat them in battle!
    That feature is still in Beta. Let me tell you though, she can spot a trick knee or a glass jaw from 100 paces!!!
    jleebiker, SpaceyO and Reflexx like this.
    04-11-2014 02:47 PM
  14. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I hope Cortana doesn't automatically bleep out my swearing when I try to text with it.
    TellMe currently does blip out swear words when you use it to text.
    04-11-2014 02:52 PM
  15. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    Reminders. Do some Search. Flaunt in front of Android and Apple users.
    OK if she turns out to be more amazing than expected I'll use it more often.! :);)
    04-12-2014 02:58 AM
  16. Reflexx's Avatar
    That feature is still in Beta. Let me tell you though, she can spot a trick knee or a glass jaw from 100 paces!!!
    In heard that Manny Pacquiao is in on the beta and she helped him last night. Total domination.
    04-13-2014 02:21 PM
  17. Panathas's Avatar
    I will teach her German and Greek. Lets see how smart she is.


    Sent from my Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk
    04-13-2014 03:00 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I enabled Cortana and will just use instead of regular Bing search, since I don't have to talk to my device. I also set it up so Cortana doesn't talk to me other than reading my texts to me on Bluetooth.
    04-14-2014 10:29 AM
  19. krycus21's Avatar
    When my wife and I are getting ready for bed, "Wake me up at 5".... While my wife is spending a few min setting alarms on her android.
    Vastustaa likes this.
    04-14-2014 02:33 PM
  20. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I've mainly been using her to remind me or to make an event for me. I also use her as a news tool; however, saying "Show me the latest headlines", or something similar, does not work for me. Let down
    04-16-2014 05:41 AM
  21. txkimmers's Avatar
    For me, the location based reminder is beyond awesome. I have used it several times since getting Cortana and it is incredibly helpful to me. I am also so pleased to be able to add calendar events via voice and have used that too. I am hoping we will get voice-add for email as well in the next round of updates.

    I also really like being able to say "what is this song?" rather than scramble to hit the right buttons to get a song identified. Hoping we can voice-start podcasts next round though, I play podcast much more than listen to xbox music, so voice activation on that would be great.

    Oh! Also setting quick one time alarms, such as "Wake me in 30 minutes." That was nice to do yesterday.
    04-16-2014 08:24 AM
  22. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    For me, the location based reminder is beyond awesome. I have used it several times since getting Cortana and it is incredibly helpful to me. I am also so pleased to be able to add calendar events via voice and have used that too. I am hoping we will get voice-add for email as well in the next round of updates.

    I also really like being able to say "what is this song?" rather than scramble to hit the right buttons to get a song identified. Hoping we can voice-start podcasts next round though, I play podcast much more than listen to xbox music, so voice activation on that would be great.

    Oh! Also setting quick one time alarms, such as "Wake me in 30 minutes." That was nice to do yesterday.
    Yesterday, I tried "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and it actually made an alarm. "Okay, for what time?" Oh, Cortana, you are the best 😊
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    04-16-2014 09:41 AM
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