04-16-2014 09:41 AM
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  1. hopmedic's Avatar
    Myself, I currently text while in the car, using the TellMe service on WP8, so I'm hoping for better texting abilities in Cortana. Then there's the search for a destination that I believe will be better integrated in WP8.1. How do you plan on using Cortana?
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    04-09-2014 01:15 PM
  2. SpaceyO's Avatar
    I'm pretty scatterbrained....I'm pretty sure I could come up with a dozen reminders a day for her :)
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    04-09-2014 01:21 PM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    Texting in the car. Right now, it's pretty good, but sometimes, it has a problem with technical words.
    Me: MPLS router
    928: Empty less roofer
    Me: Try again...

    I've been trying to switch to WhatsApp to just capture my voice itself and not translate. It doesn't integrate as well with my car.

    The biggie is going to be reminders.
    Cortana, remind me to follow up with Bob about the MPLS routers by Friday. Attach the meeting notes from today's meeting.

    Another thing I thought I saw was proximity based activity, for example: Turning on and off WiFi based on location, reminders for grocery items when I am at the grocery store, things like that.
    *I could be wrong on this one but I THOUGHT I read that Cortana could do that.
    04-09-2014 01:33 PM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Ah - I forgot about reminders! And since I forgot, that's probably a pretty good indication that I could use some. I can see this scenario at my house: "Cortana, remind me when I get to the bathroom that I went there to take an advil." Thirty seconds later, I'll be standing at the sink, and then within seconds, Cortana will come to my rescue.
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    04-09-2014 01:34 PM
  5. jleebiker's Avatar
    I can see this scenario at my house: "Cortana, remind me when I get to the bathroom that I went there to take an advil." Thirty seconds later, I'll be standing at the sink, and then within seconds, Cortana will come to my rescue.
    Been there... ;-)
    04-09-2014 01:38 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    Another thing I thought I saw was proximity based activity, for example: Turning on and off WiFi based on location, reminders for grocery items when I am at the grocery store, things like that.
    *I could be wrong on this one but I THOUGHT I read that Cortana could do that.
    You are correct. Geofencing is part of the new API.
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    04-09-2014 01:45 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't. It'll be a nice gimmick to show off to friends, but I don't see any personal use for it.
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    04-09-2014 01:45 PM
  8. Edward_g's Avatar
    Cortana, now that you're here and my phone has upgraded to WP 8.1
    is there anything else to live for?
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    04-09-2014 01:56 PM
  9. bayanii's Avatar
    1. Traffic warnings for work
    2. Constant reminders because my memory sucks.
    3. In the car for texting, music, and navigation.
    4. Appointments.
    5. Quiet hours for work.
    6. Third party app launching when hands are not completely free.
    7. Inner circle is awesome

    Still waiting on what it can really do in real world.
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    04-09-2014 01:59 PM
  10. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Probably gonna uninstall some news readers, weather apps, and the like and just use Cortana for all that functionality. Also, it would be great for reminders of sports game times, i.e. Flyers, Eagles, Phillies games. In addition, i would love to use Cortana for the random inquiry that i need answered that comes up in conversation. I would love to have touchless-controls for Xbox Music, too, so i don't have to put myself at risk in my car and switch the song.
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    04-09-2014 02:06 PM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    Yes, quiet hours I'll use, as well as inner circle.
    04-09-2014 02:08 PM
  12. Muessig's Avatar
    Honestly I'll be using it to give me reminders mostly!
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    04-09-2014 02:09 PM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    Not sure I'll use Cortana.
    I'm a feature geekster though so it will be fun to explore.
    Gives me sumpthin to do.
    04-09-2014 02:15 PM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    1. Traffic warnings for work
    2. Constant reminders because my memory sucks.
    3. In the car for texting, music, and navigation.
    4. Appointments.
    5. Quiet hours for work.
    6. Third party app launching when hands are not completely free.
    7. Inner circle is awesome

    Still waiting on what it can really do in real world.



    These types of uses will probably end up being more useful than the voice assistant for most users. I use Google Now for these types of things all the time, but I don't often speak to it out loud.





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    04-09-2014 02:27 PM
  15. AV2RY's Avatar
    I don't think I'll use it at all)) if it will text for me in whatsapp (in russian) while I drive maaaybe I'll try it
    04-09-2014 02:28 PM
  16. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I don't. It'll be a nice gimmick to show off to friends, but I don't see any personal use for it.
    Scenario - you are already in bed, nearly half asleep, lights are off and then your brain goes mental and reminds you that you've forgotten to put alarm to wake up tomorrow! Will you still open your eyes and want to see that bright screen right in your face? Or just pick up your phone, bring up Cortana and say "Wake me up tomorrow at 6am" and she will say "Okay, I've set an alarm for 6am for you, Laura".

    Come on! There has to be atleast this instant when you won't call her a gimmick! We love her :(
    04-09-2014 02:44 PM
  17. ven07's Avatar
    Reminders... better said.. Location based reminders :D
    04-09-2014 02:46 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Scenario - you are already in bed, nearly half asleep, lights are off and then your brain goes mental and reminds you that you've forgotten to put alarm to wake up tomorrow! Will you still open your eyes and want to see that bright screen right in your face? Or just pick up your phone, bring up Cortana and say "Wake me up tomorrow at 6am" and she will say "Okay, I've set an alarm for 6am for you, Laura".

    Come on! There has to be atleast this instant when you won't call her a gimmick! We love her :(
    One of my friends was constantly showing me Siri when Siri was new. Now she doesn't even bother showing me Siri, much less using Siri.
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    04-09-2014 02:48 PM
  19. ven07's Avatar
    One of my friends was constantly showing me Siri when Siri was new. Now she doesn't even bother showing me Siri, much less using Siri.
    Hello Laura, you won't even use the reminders? like the one they demonstrated *sister calls and cortana gives a reminder what to ask or talk about*?
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    04-09-2014 02:50 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hello Laura, you won't even use the reminders? like the one they demonstrated *sister calls and cortana gives a reminder what to ask or talk about*?
    I really don't have much need for reminders, other than appointments, and I use Outlook from Office 365 for those.
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    04-09-2014 02:53 PM
  21. ven07's Avatar
    I really don't have much need for reminders, other than appointments, and I use Outlook from Office 365 for those.
    I understand.. eventually the need for Cortana will die out i think, but it's nice to know that MS listened to us :)
    04-09-2014 02:55 PM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I understand.. eventually the need for Cortana will die out i think, but it's nice to know that MS listened to us :)
    I don't think it's a useless feature. I believe that a lot of people will use it. It's just not something I'll use. More features are always a good thing, since users can always decide which features they want to use.
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    04-09-2014 03:10 PM
  23. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Not sure I'll use Cortana.
    I think you missed a comma in here. I believe you meant to say "Not sure, I'll use Cortana."
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    04-09-2014 04:25 PM
  24. Guytronic's Avatar
    Since this feature is a semi sentient algorithm.
    Would Cortana be able to train me to give the correct responses when the wife queries me on subjects I would rather avoid?
    04-09-2014 05:48 PM
  25. ven07's Avatar
    Since this feature is a semi sentient algorithm.
    Would Cortana be able to train me to give the correct responses when the wife queries me on subjects I would rather avoid?
    For this you need a magic 8 ball :P
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    04-09-2014 06:25 PM
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