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  1. Dave Bhullar's Avatar
    Hello, I'd like to change my region from Italy to US only to try Cortana. Might I have some problems, like apps that don't work correctly or other things? Have you switched your region only to try Cortana?
    All apps would work correctly. But the store will show you US apps and if you're using a credit card tied to an Italian bank then you can't use that to pay for apps in the store, you'll have to switch your region back to pay for apps.
    06-12-2014 02:51 AM
  2. Deepak kumar M's Avatar
    No update for me Cortana
    06-12-2014 03:16 AM
  3. Deepak kumar M's Avatar
    I never want to hear her say that.
    ++1
    06-12-2014 03:22 AM
  4. Nicola De Ieso's Avatar
    All apps would work correctly. But the store will show you US apps and if you're using a credit card tied to an Italian bank then you can't use that to pay for apps in the store, you'll have to switch your region back to pay for apps.
    I don't want to pay for apps, so for me it's not a problem. Thanks anyway

    I changed mine from uk to us to get cortana the only problems I I cant download apps only in the UK but the ones I already have work fine so occasionally I switch back to uk to check for new apps and updates
    Ah, so if an app is available only for UK, you can't update it because it's only for UK, right?
    06-12-2014 03:23 AM
  5. Lumiamike's Avatar
    Talderon, I have a suggestion for a Cortana use, can she become linked to the bing health and fitness app which I use to keep track of diet and cycle riding, Cortana could suggest routes after examining previous routes saved in health and fitness, or give suggested distance routes dependant on time starting and darkness falling so you are back before dark, adding food to the diet tracker via voice to health and fitness, asking Cortana questions about stats saved in health and fitness, a myriad of things Cortana could help with by being able to link with health and fitness
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    06-12-2014 03:59 AM
  6. anon(8913816)'s Avatar
    I have a suggestion for Cortana:
    It would be very handy if you could say something like "Insert Text" and then she would ask whether you would like to insert (formerly) copied text or insert new text and then you could just speak something and it gets inserted.
    For example, when you're in a Whatsapp chat and you're to lazy to type in a message. You just say: "Insert new text" and then speak something and it gets inserted without typing or anything.
    06-12-2014 04:23 AM
  7. c0wb0ycliche's Avatar
    Talderon,

    Unique problem here that you might be able to shed some light on:



    When I am at home (Plainsboro NJ, 08536) all of the Bing weather apps report that they "can't detect my location." This includes my Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 desktop and Surface. Compounding my theory that this is a Bing issue and not something with my devices or account is that the same thing happens on my partner's devices when he is home as well.



    Here is where this relates to this thread- this also impacts Cortana's ability to respond to any location based inquiry. Asking about weather, places near me, and even the "news near me" all don't work, with weather and location based queries resulting in web searches. This happens on WiFi and on cellular, inside and out, and from what I can tell, pretty much anywhere that would show up as Plainsboro. If I drive for a minute into Cranbury, suddenly everything works.



    Oddly enough, the issue is not related to GPS or network strength. All other GPS apps across platforms work with speed and precision. If I ask Cortana "where am I?" she responds accurately. Here Drive, Foursquare etc. also all work without issue. Even location based reminders work within Plainsboro, I set a reminder for when I get to the Dunkin Donuts around the corner and it worked. But all other Bing and Cortana location functions don't work.



    The fact that this occurs across multiple devices and multiple Microsoft accounts seems to indicate that it is a problem on the Bing backend.



    Any help you can provide would be much appreciated, it hampers the use of Cortana when many of the functions only work when not at home, and I can't imagine that I am the only one having this issue.



    For what it's worth, when I click my weather from the Bing page, it says "Municipato de Plainsboro" which makes no sense because I'm in New Jersey! But it lends credence to my idea that Bing/Cortana are able to physically get my location but when they do are like "nope, error!"



    Thanks!
    06-12-2014 05:40 AM
  8. Joao Castelo's Avatar
    Yesterday, I noticed something different about Cortana. She asked me to answer some questions. I also noticed that the part about "eat + drink" was changed after answering these questions. Cortana gets better and better :-D

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    06-12-2014 06:38 AM
  9. Panathas's Avatar
    That's what we are talking about the last 5 pages or so 😃
    06-12-2014 07:52 AM
  10. Scott Franklin's Avatar
    Hey, my cortana updated a few days back but ive noticed I haven't got a few things. Despite the update I haven't gotten the new quiz, and she is still not capable of telling me a joke when I say "Tell me a joke", instead she still does the "alright, who would you like me to send this too" or something like that. Anyone else experience this?
    06-12-2014 08:01 AM
  11. Ploydd's Avatar
    Woo-hoo! Got the new weather icon on my Cortana tile!


    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    06-12-2014 08:39 AM
  12. zicoz's Avatar
    Are there any plans for support in smaller nations like Norway?
    06-12-2014 08:41 AM
  13. jleebiker's Avatar
    Talderon, I have a suggestion for a Cortana use, can she become linked to the bing health and fitness app which I use to keep track of diet and cycle riding, Cortana could suggest routes after examining previous routes saved in health and fitness, or give suggested distance routes dependant on time starting and darkness falling so you are back before dark, adding food to the diet tracker via voice to health and fitness, asking Cortana questions about stats saved in health and fitness, a myriad of things Cortana could help with by being able to link with health and fitness
    That's quite the requirement. You might be better off just hiring a personal trainer. ;-)
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    06-12-2014 08:52 AM
  14. ptptpt4's Avatar
    Talderon, a suggestion: Cortana should be able to further limit location-based reminders within a timeframe, for example: "when I leave work on Friday, remind me to pick up the dry cleaning". I'm not sure if this was already suggested, but it's something that would be really useful for me and I'm sure others, too.
    06-12-2014 10:18 AM
  15. Chakriau's Avatar
    Seeing a lot of information about Cortana here... Thanks Talderon for the detailed information. Wanted to know how Cortana has Animated Live Tile? I mean can this be done for Other applications as well? If that is possible, this is will very good :)
    06-12-2014 10:23 AM
  16. wpfanboy17's Avatar
    Seeing a lot of information about Cortana here... Thanks Talderon for the detailed information. Wanted to know how Cortana has Animated Live Tile? I mean can this be done for Other applications as well? If that is possible, this is will very good :)
    WP8.0 XBox music, games have animations in their tiles. Yes, animations add elegance.
    06-12-2014 10:35 AM
  17. Idiosyncrasy's Avatar
    Talderon, a suggestion: Cortana should be able to further limit location-based reminders within a timeframe, for example: "when I leave work on Friday, remind me to pick up the dry cleaning". I'm not sure if this was already suggested, but it's something that would be really useful for me and I'm sure others, too.
    You can do this already... I use it all the time
    06-12-2014 10:39 AM
  18. Jesse Sasso's Avatar
    I have a suggestion for Cortana:
    It would be very handy if you could say something like "Insert Text" and then she would ask whether you would like to insert (formerly) copied text or insert new text and then you could just speak something and it gets inserted.
    For example, when you're in a Whatsapp chat and you're to lazy to type in a message. You just say: "Insert new text" and then speak something and it gets inserted without typing or anything.
    A version of this can already be done. Using the app 'Copy This' a user can speak something to Cortana and have it applied to the clip board. Though it's not entirely hands-free because you still have to press paste on the keyboard. However, it's a much faster method than typing entire sentences.
    06-12-2014 10:44 AM
  19. ComputerBear01's Avatar
    Does Cortana (or Bing for that matter) integrate with other services such as Wolfram Alpha? I know Siri uses Bing and Wolfram Alpha to get data, and it could be very interesting for Cortana to similarly pull from more sources (ideally, it would be Bing being able to pull from more sources as Cortana would naturally incorporate the results)
    I noticed last night when I used Cortana to look up Iliza Shlesinger after seeing her on The Tonight Show that clicking on the "card" Bing pulled up for her in the web results spit out a lot of interesting information, images, links, etc. and when I scrolled all the way to the bottom it said "Data from: wikipedia | imdb | freebase" (each of those was a link to the corresponding source info. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that Bing does use multiple sources but so far I haven't seen Wolfram Alpha as one of those. Freebase is sort of similar to WA.

    TWO SUGGESTIONS about this for Talderon:
    1. If Bing has this type of card why didn't Cortana just return that for me? That would make her look a lot smarter.
    2. If Bing has the type of card why doesn't it appear at the top of the "web" results? That would get me to relevant information much faster.

    Thanks!
    06-12-2014 10:59 AM
  20. Joe920's Avatar
    If this is not secret info, are there any plans to expose the Cortana TTS (text to speech) component to developers at some point? I mean, what could be better than having Cortana read you a bedtime story?
    06-12-2014 11:40 AM
  21. Talderon's Avatar
    I have a suggestion for Cortana:
    It would be very handy if you could say something like "Insert Text" and then she would ask whether you would like to insert (formerly) copied text or insert new text and then you could just speak something and it gets inserted.
    For example, when you're in a Whatsapp chat and you're to lazy to type in a message. You just say: "Insert new text" and then speak something and it gets inserted without typing or anything.
    Talderon, I have a suggestion for a Cortana use, can she become linked to the bing health and fitness app which I use to keep track of diet and cycle riding, Cortana could suggest routes after examining previous routes saved in health and fitness, or give suggested distance routes dependant on time starting and darkness falling so you are back before dark, adding food to the diet tracker via voice to health and fitness, asking Cortana questions about stats saved in health and fitness, a myriad of things Cortana could help with by being able to link with health and fitness
    Talderon, a suggestion: Cortana should be able to further limit location-based reminders within a timeframe, for example: "when I leave work on Friday, remind me to pick up the dry cleaning". I'm not sure if this was already suggested, but it's something that would be really useful for me and I'm sure others, too.
    I noticed last night when I used Cortana to look up Iliza Shlesinger after seeing her on The Tonight Show that clicking on the "card" Bing pulled up for her in the web results spit out a lot of interesting information, images, links, etc. and when I scrolled all the way to the bottom it said "Data from: wikipedia | imdb | freebase" (each of those was a link to the corresponding source info. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that Bing does use multiple sources but so far I haven't seen Wolfram Alpha as one of those. Freebase is sort of similar to WA.

    TWO SUGGESTIONS about this for Talderon:
    1. If Bing has this type of card why didn't Cortana just return that for me? That would make her look a lot smarter.
    2. If Bing has the type of card why doesn't it appear at the top of the "web" results? That would get me to relevant information much faster.

    Thanks!
    First off, thanks everyone for participating here. I know I have not been as active as of late, but, as you can see, a LOT of work is going into Cortana and we're taking all feedback seriously!

    For those quoted above, I really can't take feedback much anymore (thus the closing of my previous thread) because they want to manage it all in a central location (Cortana Feedback). This way it can go to the right people and the visibility internally can be monitored and discussed.

    [NOTE]TEASER[/NOTE]

    The next wave of Cortana features are going to be pretty cool! There will be refinements to one already there and just recently released.

    The major Cortana release we just finished is the tip of the iceberg here. MANY new features were rolled out, but MANY more were rolled out and not activated (need to lay groundwork when we can) and these will be turned on as releases go.

    Microsoft has committed to two Cortana releases a month but, as always, we have minor fixes and improvements going out almost daily!!

    I'll keep this post a bit more updated as I am allowed. They turned on the new features internally that are shipping next and so far, the verdict is WOW!
    06-12-2014 11:53 AM
  22. Lumia920amber's Avatar
    Hi Talderon. I havent yet received the update to Cortana. Should I just wait or should I try to boot my Lumia 1520.
    06-12-2014 12:03 PM
  23. Talderon's Avatar
    Hi Talderon. I havent yet received the update to Cortana. Should I just wait or should I try to boot my Lumia 1520.
    Give me a bit and I will look at the heat map on where it has been turned on.
    Lumia920amber likes this.
    06-12-2014 12:04 PM
  24. Lumia920amber's Avatar
    Give me a bit and I will look at the heat map on where it has been turned on.
    I live in Finland. I hope this could help you. :)
    06-12-2014 12:11 PM
  25. Talderon's Avatar
    Talderon,

    Unique problem here that you might be able to shed some light on:



    When I am at home (Plainsboro NJ, 08536) all of the Bing weather apps report that they "can't detect my location." This includes my Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 desktop and Surface. Compounding my theory that this is a Bing issue and not something with my devices or account is that the same thing happens on my partner's devices when he is home as well.



    Here is where this relates to this thread- this also impacts Cortana's ability to respond to any location based inquiry. Asking about weather, places near me, and even the "news near me" all don't work, with weather and location based queries resulting in web searches. This happens on WiFi and on cellular, inside and out, and from what I can tell, pretty much anywhere that would show up as Plainsboro. If I drive for a minute into Cranbury, suddenly everything works.



    Oddly enough, the issue is not related to GPS or network strength. All other GPS apps across platforms work with speed and precision. If I ask Cortana "where am I?" she responds accurately. Here Drive, Foursquare etc. also all work without issue. Even location based reminders work within Plainsboro, I set a reminder for when I get to the Dunkin Donuts around the corner and it worked. But all other Bing and Cortana location functions don't work.



    The fact that this occurs across multiple devices and multiple Microsoft accounts seems to indicate that it is a problem on the Bing backend.



    Any help you can provide would be much appreciated, it hampers the use of Cortana when many of the functions only work when not at home, and I can't imagine that I am the only one having this issue.



    For what it's worth, when I click my weather from the Bing page, it says "Municipato de Plainsboro" which makes no sense because I'm in New Jersey! But it lends credence to my idea that Bing/Cortana are able to physically get my location but when they do are like "nope, error!"



    Thanks!
    Ack'd.

    We talked via Skype and I am working on this internally. Thanks!
    06-12-2014 12:37 PM
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