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  1. Alain_A's Avatar
    I am afraid if it won't recognize my accent well enough :/
    I am french Canadian using the 625 and I have a speaking English accent. As of right now the voice to text for me work really good very few mistake. I suppose it will be the same when Cortana will be here.
    04-13-2014 12:08 PM
  2. SwimSwim'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)?
    That's the point of enabling certain breakthroughs. I.E: If a person calls more than twice within 3 minutes, it'll allow the call through. However, if you still don't like the idea, then simply disable Quite Hours, problem solved.

    And the initial set-up is optional, but encourages because it gives Cortana some information to start working with, to help get the ball rolling.
    04-13-2014 12:14 PM
  3. anony_mouse's Avatar
    That's the point of enabling certain breakthroughs. I.E: If a person calls more than twice within 3 minutes, it'll allow the call through. However, if you still don't like the idea, then simply disable Quite Hours, problem solved.

    And the initial set-up is optional, but encourages because it gives Cortana some information to start working with, to help get the ball rolling.
    I will start work on an Android app to always call people twice.
    SwimSwim and boshkop like this.
    04-13-2014 12:33 PM
  4. ardaozkal's Avatar
    Monday, April 14th 2014. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!



    any time? However, mention me in redmond. I develop for Windows Phone. And I'm 13. My name is Arda zkal...
    Thanks,
    Arda zkal





    Sent from my RM-941_eu_turkey_294 using Tapatalk
    04-13-2014 12:44 PM
  5. jlangner's Avatar
    If you have quiet time set from 10:00pm to 6:00am, I would not expect a job offer at 3:00am...just adjust what is quiet time.
    Reebs Reebs, SwimSwim and vitor.rf like this.
    04-13-2014 01:52 PM
  6. Arda Ozkal's Avatar
    but sth important can happen 2 ppl U care. They call U at any time.
    04-13-2014 03:16 PM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    Initial setup (as stated) is encouraged, but not needed. If you are worried about Cortana "Spying" on you, don't use her. If quiet hours are not to your liking, don't use it. Just because it's there and you think it is a bad idea, does not mean you HAVE to use it.

    Tomorrow is the big day, no time has been announced so no telling when it will go live. I am sure threads will pop up here at anytime to let people know that they are downloading and installing it.

    Let's keep having fun!
    04-13-2014 09:40 PM
  8. abhishek8605's Avatar
    So what about the new behavior of the capacitive home and back buttons?
    04-14-2014 12:29 AM
  9. SwimSwim's Avatar
    So what about the new behavior of the capacitive home and back buttons?
    What do you mean? Back button will go Back and a long-press will open the multitasking pane, as always. The Start button will take you to your Start screen, and now does nothing when long-pressed. (If in US/region set to US), pressing Search will open Cortana, and long press will open Cortana to where she's already listening for a command. (If outside US/region set elsewhere), pressing Search will open the tried and true Bing Search app, with additional Bing SmartSearch features, and long-pressing will open Microsoft TellMe.
    04-14-2014 12:41 AM
  10. abhishek8605's Avatar
    What do you mean? Back button will go Back and a long-press will open the multitasking pane, as always. The Start button will take you to your Start screen, and now does nothing when long-pressed. (If in US/region set to US), pressing Search will open Cortana, and long press will open Cortana to where she's already listening for a command. (If outside US/region set elsewhere), pressing Search will open the tried and true Bing Search app, with additional Bing SmartSearch features, and long-pressing will open Microsoft TellMe.
    Can't remember where but somewhere I did read something about the back button suspending apps, and not tombstoning them? Or are they both the same thing?
    04-14-2014 01:15 AM
  11. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Can't remember where but somewhere I did read something about the back button suspending apps, and not tombstoning them? Or are they both the same thing?
    They mean it's no longer possible to "back out" of an app. Back in the days before we got the "X" button in the multitasking pane, the only way to close apps forcibly was by pressing the back button repeatedly until they closed. But now that's not really necessary, seeing as we do have that "X" button and (in 8.1) can swipe down to close.

    As such, pressing the back button repeatedly doesn't cause the app to close, just suspends it (exactly the same thing it would currently do right now in WP8 if you pressed the Start button: your app won't close, it just freezes and patiently waits for you to return).
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    04-14-2014 01:19 AM
  12. abhishek8605's Avatar
    They mean it's no longer possible to "back out" of an app. Back in the days before we got the "X" button in the multitasking pane, the only way to close apps forcibly was by pressing the back button repeatedly until they closed. But now that's not really necessary, seeing as we do have that "X" button and (in 8.1) can swipe down to close.

    As such, pressing the back button repeatedly doesn't cause the app to close, just suspends it (exactly the same thing it would currently do right now in WP8 if you pressed the Start button: your app won't close, it just freezes and patiently waits for you to return).
    ​Thanks, that answers my question. So now, essentially if you back all the way out of an app, it does the same thing as pressing the home button? I can dig that.
    04-14-2014 02:24 AM
  13. SwimSwim's Avatar
    ​Thanks, that answers my question. So now, essentially if you back all the way out of an app, it does the same thing as pressing the home button? I can dig that.
    Indeed. No more accidentally closing apps!
    abhishek8605 likes this.
    04-14-2014 02:25 AM
  14. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Can she wake you up? Not by an alarm but by her. Sorry if this has been asked before.

    Great job OP thanks alot!!!
    04-14-2014 02:40 AM
  15. Abhishek Upadhyay's Avatar
    I have had it since Feb. I work for Microsoft.
    You lucky son of a gun!
    04-14-2014 05:43 AM
  16. WP8_Lover's Avatar
    you will have to change your name tomorrow :P
    Ha ha :D
    I would probably wait :P
    04-14-2014 07:46 AM
  17. WP8_Lover's Avatar
    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.
    Yes, I get that. But what fears me is, like Local Scout, would Cortana too be a dead feature to us? :/ :P
    04-14-2014 07:48 AM
  18. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    I have had it since Feb. I work for Microsoft.
    Any job openings for microsoft :P i can work as a clerk also
    04-14-2014 08:09 AM
  19. Mike Santagata's Avatar
    Lumia 925, USA

    For me, when I Cortana a question, instead of receiving a response I get bing search results. Every.Single.Time.
    Example: "Who are you?"
    Displays search results for "Who are you"
    instead of a presonlaized response. Anyone know why?
    04-14-2014 09:57 AM
  20. dcutting's Avatar
    Cortana didn't walk me through this. Is there a way to have it fire up the wizard again?
    04-14-2014 10:02 AM
  21. abhishek8605's Avatar
    Indeed. No more accidentally closing apps!
    Backing out of apps still works...it doesn't suspend, it quits the app, at least in the dev preview.
    04-14-2014 10:23 AM
  22. darklord12's Avatar
    i've downloaded 8.1 on my 520, India.
    the store is showing error code but why is it that cortana isn't giving me personalized answers. opens bing search all the time
    04-14-2014 10:29 AM
  23. darklord12's Avatar
    same issue
    04-14-2014 10:30 AM
  24. cooolaashu's Avatar
    Got to admit. Cortana is picking my accent i.e. Indian accent also.. And performance is above.. Awesome
    Rajat Malhotra likes this.
    04-14-2014 10:31 AM
  25. Rajat Malhotra's Avatar
    i've downloaded 8.1 on my 520, India.
    the store is showing error code but why is it that cortana isn't giving me personalized answers. opens bing search all the time
    Same here most of the questions end up in bing but the voice recognition is pretty awsm evn with an indian accent
    04-14-2014 10:35 AM
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