1. Bjfcm's Avatar
    Hey Guys,

    Was, or Is Cortana designed to Speak the Reminders instead of just displaying the text with her symbol in the background?

    I am also having the Bing Respond( too much) bug. I am patient and very happy to have 8.1 so early. I would love her to have the features to be more Personal:

    OPTION TO .....
    -READ REMINDERS AND APPOINTMENTS OUT LOUD [ WHEN THEY POP UP]
    READ ARTICLES OUT LOUD( IF I'm BUSY DOING SOMETHING ELES]
    OVER ALL MORE VOCAL [ AND NOT JUST SHOW BING]

    I[B]NDINGO[/B] ( A Free App in the store) CAN DO MORE ; IT Greets you by name , Returns Verbal answers, All the tings Cortana should do.

    I LOVE WINDOWS AND CORTANA . I JUST HOPE THESE FEATURES ARE COMMING
    CALL ME BY MY NAME
    sherrylynn Cotter likes this.
    04-15-2014 03:02 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    She reads the appointments, but not the reminders.. Also she can't change a reminder.. Not yet :D
    Bjfcm likes this.
    04-15-2014 03:05 PM
  3. bayanii's Avatar
    I think reminders should be kept on the down low. I'm glad she doesn't say it out loud. It would be nice to have the option. Most reminders are set up for public situations. Cortana would probably freak out those who are not ready for her.
    Bjfcm and cckgz4 like this.
    04-15-2014 03:18 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    I think reminders should be kept on the down low. I'm glad she doesn't say it out loud. It would be nice to have the option. Most reminders are set up for public situations. Cortana would probably freak out those who are not ready for her.
    Lol I agree, but I usually check my reminders and appointments in the morning so it would be nice if she could read both out loud
    Bjfcm likes this.
    04-15-2014 03:30 PM
  5. Bjfcm's Avatar
    Thanks ven07

    Does she read them when they " Pop Up" Ex; " Mr Gates its time to write that letter to Google" )

    Or If I Ask ... Please read my appointments?" .... I'm asking due to her Beta- Status and the " BING for everything Bug"

    Thanks in Advance!!!!
    ven07 likes this.
    04-15-2014 04:03 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    I'm sorry.. I can't seem to replicate my success from this morning... Maybe tomorrow morning lol but I will keep you posted
    04-15-2014 04:14 PM
  7. j o e l's Avatar
    It seems to work..
    Me: "What are my appointments for today?"
    Cortana: "You have 4 appointments today. at 9am, blabla bla meeting at 2nd floor blabla building, at 3pm, blabla etc. ect., and Carl's birthday all day..."
    Me: "Do I have any reminders today?"
    Cortana: [proceeds to re-read my appointments] - I don't have any reminders.
    ven07 likes this.
    04-15-2014 04:28 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Hmm yea then Cortana must be mad at me, because she doesn't want to read mine for now lol
    04-15-2014 04:32 PM
  9. MerlotC's Avatar
    As it is you have to remember to check for reminders which seems kinda pointless. Should at least have an alarm or vibrate or something go off to get one to check the reminder when it activates.
    04-15-2014 04:43 PM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    As it is you have to remember to check for reminders which seems kinda pointless. Should at least have an alarm or vibrate or something go off to get one to check the reminder when it activates.
    Ehm I set the time in the reminder and it goes off just fine
    04-15-2014 04:45 PM
  11. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    I'll add to this, have the option to have her wake you up, not an alarm, then when your up she could read your at a glance to you.
    ven07 likes this.
    04-15-2014 04:49 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    I'll add to this, have the option to have her wake you up, not an alarm, then when your up she could read your at a glance to you.
    How do i do that?
    04-15-2014 04:53 PM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think reminders should be kept on the down low. I'm glad she doesn't say it out loud. It would be nice to have the option. Most reminders are set up for public situations. Cortana would probably freak out those who are not ready for her.
    Imagine... "Remember to ask the Pharmacist about STD's" out loud.
    ven07 likes this.
    04-15-2014 05:02 PM
  14. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Imagine... "Remember to ask the Pharmacist about STD's" out loud.
    True but having that option would be nice.
    04-15-2014 05:52 PM
  15. Alain_A's Avatar
    I think she just bell and whistle the reminder...doesn't speak it out loud
    04-15-2014 07:28 PM
  16. Bjfcm's Avatar
    My reasoning :

    Cortana is a Virtual Personal Assistant Right?? .....
    Would a real personal assistant Whisper or write you a note?? NO , she or he would verbalize it.

    As far as sensitive subject matter, change the wording or I would use my Calendar or an alternative method. Many times I am alone working on a project . For those times I am engrossed, a Human voice type notification seems to be more apt to get my attention ( smile). Alarms , dings and pop up messages tend to be ignored or delayed .

    Its not a " Deal Breaker" I enjoy Cortana as is ( well with less Bing Content without her verbal input or " Personality") would be nice. So I'll be patient. I'm not migrating to Androis or IPhone anytime soon.. Ha Ha Ha
    ven07 likes this.
    04-15-2014 09:01 PM
  17. leoniDAM's Avatar
    At Build Savas Parastatidis (the Principal Software Architect of Cortana) spoke exactly about this in an interview.
    You can find his answer here:
    How the Bing Platform Powers Cortana | Build 2014 | Channel 9
    Go to minute 25:40
    Last edited by leoniDAM; 04-15-2014 at 11:22 PM.
    04-15-2014 09:49 PM
  18. Reflexx's Avatar
    True but having that option would be nice.

    Exactly. You misunderstood me.

    It would be awesome if she announced that I needed to ask the pharmacist about STD's out loud. That way all the ladies around would think, "Hey. That guy... he's obviously open to having some happy time. Let me offer myself to him."

    ​At least I think that's what would happen...
    04-15-2014 10:46 PM
  19. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Exactly. You misunderstood me.

    It would be awesome if she announced that I needed to ask the pharmacist about STD's out loud. That way all the ladies around would think, "Hey. That guy... he's obviously open to having some happy time. Let me offer myself to him."

    ​At least I think that's what would happen...
    Better yet is have here tell you out loud where the best place to pick up some magnum XL and lube😏
    04-16-2014 03:11 PM
  20. MadSci2's Avatar
    Hmm yea then Cortana must be mad at me, because she doesn't want to read mine for now lol
    I guess we're both in the doghouse as she tells me she has found some Appointments, and then presents them on the screen. The calendar app does a better job. I used to get my calendar read aloud on WinMo, why not now?
    05-05-2014 12:17 AM
  21. Arsynic's Avatar
    I think reminders should be kept on the down low. I'm glad she doesn't say it out loud. It would be nice to have the option. Most reminders are set up for public situations. Cortana would probably freak out those who are not ready for her.
    This. "Pick up tampons for wife after work" during a meeting would be embarrassing.
    05-05-2014 10:49 AM
  22. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    It would be nice after confirming the reminder, if Cortana would ask, "do you want this reminder as a silent pop up, or would you like me to say it out loud?"
    Susmit257 and jleebiker like this.
    05-05-2014 10:56 AM
  23. ajayden's Avatar
    I ask Cortana the following "What is my schedule for today?" and it displays and reads out my schedule

    Posted from Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk
    05-05-2014 06:00 PM
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