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  1. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Long Press HOME button does not do anything.

    Long Press the Search button and you will be put into Cortana with the Mic on waiting for a verbal query.



    long press to talk to Cortana and short press to type to Cortana?
    04-12-2014 08:27 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    I don't think I've seen this asked anywhere, but can we still initiate calls and reply to texts via BT headset? Thanks.

    Sent from my Venue 11 Pro 5130 using Tapatalk
    04-12-2014 08:28 PM
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    long press to talk to Cortana and short press to type to Cortana?
    Short press to launch the Cortana app.

    I don't think I've seen this asked anywhere, but can we still initiate calls and reply to texts via BT headset? Thanks.

    Sent from my Venue 11 Pro 5130 using Tapatalk
    I have to try, not a BT headset kinda guy (I have B T headphones though).
    04-12-2014 08:47 PM
  4. darkest.white's Avatar
    You have to have the Region set to US-English at this time to get Cortana to work.

    I have not tried it on leaving a place, I will try that today when I leave work and let you all know. :D

    Thanks for answering my last question!

    A couple more for you though.

    First, you say that region has to be set to US English. For example, I am in Canada, so I have it set to Canada. If I download Windows Phone 8.1 with Canadian region. It won't have cortana. But then what if I then change my region to us and check for updates? Will it update to a version with cortana? Or will cortana just be downloadable as an app?

    And second! I'm waiting for a specific feature... But I doubt you have any info on it. There has been some demand of when you have a notification your Windows Logo with slowly pulse with light. Do you know if this is a feature coming?

    Thanks again! And PS. totally jealous of your job, I'm a huge Microsoft fan, using anything else just feels wrong. I WILL be working for them one day and I can't wait. Its my dream job :)
    Last edited by darkest.white; 04-12-2014 at 09:47 PM.
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    04-12-2014 09:10 PM
  5. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Hey, just wondering about the screen projecting, I'm on a L920 and can I use Miracast with WP8.1?
    04-12-2014 10:55 PM
  6. L Beezy's Avatar
    Excellent guide on Cortana! Can't wait until 8.1 Developer's Preview drops.

    By the way, does Microsoft need any mechanical engineers? I'll be graduating next spring...*hint hint*
    04-12-2014 11:08 PM
  7. shloime's Avatar
    the main 2 questions:
    how much is the battery life improved in 8.1? and is cortana able to read emails, websites,etc through bluetooth(car, and headsets)?
    thanks in advance
    04-12-2014 11:39 PM
  8. Susmit257's Avatar
    Looks like, this is becoming microsoft recruitment thread... :D Lol... But yes , working in MS would be like a dream...
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    04-12-2014 11:40 PM
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    I will get to the questions here as soon as I am able.

    Thanks all!!!
    04-12-2014 11:42 PM
  10. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Thanks for answering my last question!

    A couple more for you though.

    First, you say that region has to be set to US English. For example, I am in Canada, so I have it set to Canada. If I download Windows Phone 8.1 with Canadian region. It won't have cortana. But then what if I then change my region to us and check for updates? Will it update to a version with cortana? Or will cortana just be downloadable as an app?

    And second! I'm waiting for a specific feature... But I doubt you have any info on it. There has been some demand of when you have a notification your Windows Logo with slowly pulse with light. Do you know if this is a feature coming?

    Thanks again! And PS. totally jealous of your job, I'm a huge Microsoft fan, using anything else just feels wrong. I WILL be working for them one day and I can't wait. Its my dream job :)
    My coworker just got a job there with and moved. I guess he's an ex-coworker now, but still a very close friend. I also would like to work for them one day, but I'm happy where I am now :) Maybe one day.. You never know!
    04-13-2014 12:12 AM
  11. taymur's Avatar
    I honestly can't tell you since I have never had a L925. I have had a 920, 8X and 1520 and always have location on. I never really had any issues with Battery. I would suggest you turn it on for a day and see (in comparison to a day without it on). Also, I have found WP8.1 to be a bit more friendly with the battery.
    Battery is better! From your mouth to God's ears! I really wish my 920 gets just a little bit more juice, although I have to say, it improved significantly 2 updates far, I guess it was the first GDR3 update, made my phone very fast, and very battery efficient.

    If this improves more I would be very happy, BTW, I remember Joe saying that on battery saver the phone can live an extra 24h, does anyone remember anything like this?
    04-13-2014 02:46 AM
  12. abhishek8605's Avatar
    Hi. Thanks for all the info. I have a question about the capacitive buttons in WP8.1. What do they do now in terms of multitasking? If I press the home button, does it quit the app and return to home, and if I press the back button does it tombstone it and return to home? Thanks.
    04-13-2014 02:47 AM
  13. Ural Kavraal's Avatar
    and a question from me :)
    can you choose default messaging app?
    04-13-2014 04:38 AM
  14. Chemilinski's Avatar
    Thanks for answering my last question!

    A couple more for you though.

    First, you say that region has to be set to US English. For example, I am in Canada, so I have it set to Canada. If I download Windows Phone 8.1 with Canadian region. It won't have cortana. But then what if I then change my region to us and check for updates? Will it update to a version with cortana? Or will cortana just be downloadable as an app?

    And second! I'm waiting for a specific feature... But I doubt you have any info on it. There has been some demand of when you have a notification your Windows Logo with slowly pulse with light. Do you know if this is a feature coming?

    Thanks again! And PS. totally jealous of your job, I'm a huge Microsoft fan, using anything else just feels wrong. I WILL be working for them one day and I can't wait. Its my dream job :)
    Notification light like this? ;D On you're computer you have to click it.
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    I saw this yesterday at a Nokia stand at my local tech store... I had go take a cinemagraph. Never seen it before!
    04-13-2014 05:43 AM
  15. taymur's Avatar
    This is the charging indicator when the phone battery is drained out completely, but it would be amazing if they just give us this damn light, what would it effect them not to.
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    04-13-2014 07:37 AM
  16. SpaceyO's Avatar
    Question regarding Inner Circle nicknames...

    Is that 3 nicknames in addition to the contact name? So I could say "Text my son", "Text the boy", "Text Skippy", and "Text {his contact name}"?

    And then 1 nickname in addition to the regular contact names as well?
    04-13-2014 07:48 AM
  17. Psyk00's Avatar
    Just to be sure - I'll have to change my language to English and region to US if I want to use Cortana?
    04-13-2014 07:55 AM
  18. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Question regarding Inner Circle nicknames...

    Is that 3 nicknames in addition to the contact name? So I could say "Text my son", "Text the boy", "Text Skippy", and "Text {his contact name}"?

    And then 1 nickname in addition to the regular contact names as well?



    I don't have the phone with me but I read it somewhere that it's as you're saying. Name + 3 nicknames.
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    04-13-2014 08:23 AM
  19. WP8_Lover's Avatar
    I am afraid if it won't recognize my accent well enough :/
    04-13-2014 09:02 AM
  20. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Thanks for answering my last question!

    A couple more for you though.

    First, you say that region has to be set to US English. For example, I am in Canada, so I have it set to Canada. If I download Windows Phone 8.1 with Canadian region. It won't have cortana. But then what if I then change my region to us and check for updates? Will it update to a version with cortana? Or will cortana just be downloadable as an app?

    And second! I'm waiting for a specific feature... But I doubt you have any info on it. There has been some demand of when you have a notification your Windows Logo with slowly pulse with light. Do you know if this is a feature coming?

    Thanks again! And PS. totally jealous of your job, I'm a huge Microsoft fan, using anything else just feels wrong. I WILL be working for them one day and I can't wait. Its my dream job :)
    Just changing the region to US and restarting will cause Cortana to appear. No additional download necessary. Likewise, change the region to anything else, and Cortana will disappear.

    This can be done on the fly, at anytime. One must remember: Cortana is a part of the OS, no matter what. She's always there. The difference is weather or not she's available for use, which is determined by your region + language settings.
    04-13-2014 11:53 AM
  21. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Hey, just wondering about the screen projecting, I'm on a L920 and can I use Miracast with WP8.1?
    Joe Belfiore said that devices like the Lumia 1520 and ICON /might/ be able to support Miracast, but older hardware (Like the Lumia 520, 920, 1020 and everything in between) wouldn't be compatible.

    This is a source of confussion for many, seeing as the chipset found in devices like the 920 are indeed Miracast compatible on many Android phones running on the exact same processor. So either Belfiore is mistaken, a firmware update will be required on Nokia's part to make it work, or for whatever reason: most current hardware simply isn't compatible.
    04-13-2014 11:56 AM
  22. Andrew Elliott's Avatar
    I am afraid if it won't recognize my accent well enough :/
    you will have to change your name tomorrow :P
    04-13-2014 11:56 AM
  23. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I am afraid if it won't recognize my accent well enough :/
    Hence the limited roll out. Voice-recognition is already difficult enough, but then coupled with language localization? Very hard work. This is one of those things that'll get better with time, and the better it gets: the more regions you'll find it available in.
    04-13-2014 11:59 AM
  24. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Just to be sure - I'll have to change my language to English and region to US if I want to use Cortana?
    Indeed.
    04-13-2014 11:59 AM
  25. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Inner circle sounds like a terrible idea. What if someone you don't know needs to call you with an expected job offer (this has happened to me) or because of some emergency? I strongly advise you not to use this feature.

    Btw, my understanding is that cortana is supposed to learn about you by spying, so why does it need any setup (other than disabling it altogether)?
    04-13-2014 12:02 PM
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