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  1. Pete's Avatar
    @Talderon: Could you please ping someone and ask to fix the Microsoft's 'Suggestion box' app, and to include the Cortana sections in the app? Right now it only shows only WP8 specific requests.
    Probably because Cortana his its own dedicated uservoice site

    Cortana Feedback
    07-14-2014 02:11 AM
  2. WesleyBPeres's Avatar
    Some chance to the first page get an update? Sorry, I saw this page some months ago and the updates was on the first page, now its the same as the last time I saw =/
    TY =)
    07-14-2014 08:44 AM
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    What about a hands free ability to open Cortana? I know there is a lot of negative feedback about Google Now's "always on" ability, but being able to ask for things without having to open the Cortana app or hold down the search key would be great. Especially driving, When my Android phone is plugged into my car though headphone jack, i can simply say "Ok Google...what is traffic like up ahead?" without having to take my hands off the wheel. I can't wait to get my Icon, but that is something i am going to miss.
    It's the second most requested feature, I'm sure MS have noticed.

    Edit: and the third as well..
    Edit2: hey, they made more categories on uservoice. Great!
    Is there a "listening on standby" feature?

    When I am driving, I want to be able to access Cortana without having to physically handle my phone.

    For example, when I am driving and I want to find a gas station, I don't want to pull over to ask Cortana to find me a gas station.
    Hey all, this feature, I guess, also has a hardware dependency, but I think we may have a workaround. I do know that with my BT headset, I press and hold the call/end button and Cortana voice comes up for me and works flawlessly, but since I only have one BT headset, I can only test this one model.

    This is what I have: Amazon.com: LG Electronics Tone+ HBS-730 Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Some chance to the first page get an update? Sorry, I saw this page some months ago and the updates was on the first page, now its the same as the last time I saw =/
    TY =)
    Yeah, I know I have been slacking on the first page, things got busy fast and has not stopped. I will see what I can do to get some updates up there. :D
    WesleyBPeres likes this.
    07-14-2014 11:01 AM
  4. Joe920's Avatar
    @Talderon: Could you please ping someone and ask to fix the Microsoft's 'Suggestion box' app, and to include the Cortana sections in the app? Right now it only shows only WP8 specific requests.
    Probably because Cortana his its own dedicated uservoice site Cortana Feedback
    My points: a) make the app work (it's broken) and b) make it include that uservoice section. You've got users that went far enough to install a feedback app, and then you leave it broken and complete. That just seems halfhearted.
    07-14-2014 11:25 AM
  5. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Hey all, this feature, I guess, also has a hardware dependency, but I think we may have a workaround. I do know that with my BT headset, I press and hold the call/end button and Cortana voice comes up for me and works flawlessly, but since I only have one BT headset, I can only test this one model.

    This is what I have: Amazon.com: LG Electronics Tone+ HBS-730 Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories



    Yeah, I know I have been slacking on the first page, things got busy fast and has not stopped. I will see what I can do to get some updates up there. :D
    Since there is a hardware dependency, this option could be enabled only when the phone is charging. Then if the phone is charging at night, when you wake up even before you open your eyes, you could ask Cortana what's your daily glance today or what's the weather..etc.

    Also while driving, I think that a lot of people do charge their phone in the car, Cortana would be listening and we could really have an interaction hands-free.
    07-14-2014 11:35 AM
  6. illegaloperation's Avatar
    Hey all, this feature, I guess, also has a hardware dependency, but I think we may have a workaround. I do know that with my BT headset, I press and hold the call/end button and Cortana voice comes up for me and works flawlessly, but since I only have one BT headset, I can only test this one model.

    This is what I have: Amazon.com: LG Electronics Tone+ HBS-730 Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories



    Yeah, I know I have been slacking on the first page, things got busy fast and has not stopped. I will see what I can do to get some updates up there. :D
    Since there is a hardware dependency, this option could be enabled only when the phone is charging. Then if the phone is charging at night, when you wake up even before you open your eyes, you could ask Cortana what's your daily glance today or what's the weather..etc.

    Also while driving, I think that a lot of people do charge their phone in the car, Cortana would be listening and we could really have an interaction hands-free.
    Well, Windows Phone 8.1 has a new Driving Mode feature. Cortana should start listening as soon as soon as Driving Mode is switched on.
    TruPlaya187 and jleebiker like this.
    07-14-2014 01:02 PM
  7. Tiaxx's Avatar
    I do know that with my BT headset, I press and hold the call/end button and Cortana voice comes up for me and works flawlessly, but since I only have one BT headset, I can only test this one model.
    Is it just me, or does Cortana actually unlock + turn on the screen (even when in your pocket!) when doing this and does not turn off/lock it again?

    I first noticed while on the bike skipping music tracks via the headphones mic-button, which also activates cortana, the phone was always magically unlocked and doing weird stuff in my pocket...
    Last edited by Tiaxx; 07-14-2014 at 05:17 PM. Reason: spelling
    07-14-2014 05:16 PM
  8. Link Kadeshi's Avatar
    Is it just me, or does Cortana actually unlock + turn on the screen (even when in your pocket!) when doing this and does not turn off/lock it again?

    I first noticed while on the bike skipping music tracks via the headphones mic-button, which also activates cortana, the phone was always magically unlocked and doing weird stuff in my pocket...
    Same here on my motorcycle. In fact, I'll find her going a bit spastic sometimes (Most likely from thinking the screen is interacted with). Glad that's not just me. Though with both my Plantronics Legend (Normal BT), and my Cardo G9 (Motorcycle BT unit) allow me to access Cortana.
    07-14-2014 10:25 PM
  9. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    (Hope the thread visitors don't mind a little out-there dreaming about what could be next)

    One thing that might be cool is giving Cortana facial expressions even when users are not actively interacting with her, and using that to prompt natural interaction. I think this is technically feasible:

    Example: Cortana is rendered on the screen in low power mode (think 'glance screen') with no or little animation. If a user has indicated an interest in news, Cortana would track news items throughout the day and use related twitter posts to extract whether the news is sad, funny, or exciting. Then when the phone senses that the user picks it up, Cortana could look worried, or flash a smile, depending on the type of news. This would prompt natural conversation along the lines of 'what's so funny' or 'why are you smiling'. She could respond 'I just read that [insert funny news item from preferred sources]'. An extreme case that would surely stir up a lot of hype is if a particularly tragic event would cause the avatar to cry, but run that by the PR team before implementing. :)

    What I like about this general idea is a) that it's using readily available tech, b) that as described does not cause a lot of battery drain, and c) that this would make her sort of a humanized version of the internet, providing information of interest to the user in a natural way, but (in this mode) only if the user asks.
    I think after reading this post, I really really want to have an option to have slow scrolling Cortana news feed on my glance screen!
    With always listening Cortana in future, we could just say "Cortana, let me glance sports" and glance screen updates to sports news.
    Say "Cortana, let me glance appointments" and glance screen updates to calendar day view.
    Say "Cortana, let me glance Twitter" and glance screen slowly scrolls through recent 50 tweets in the stream.
    Say "Cortana, let me glance emails" and glance screen scrolls through first 10 unread emails...

    This would be hands-free way to use Cortana with minimal use of battery! Of course, when you haven't talked to her for a few hours, you see a sad, awaiting face of Cortana and may be slow blinking texts saying "Chief...I need you"

    Maybe shower some votes if you like this?
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    07-15-2014 05:56 AM
  10. Locochat25's Avatar
    Hi there, anyone know if cortana comes in the new cyan upgrade in Australia? I installed the DP 8.1 in my lumia 1320 but cortana is not installed. Thanks
    Captains likes this.
    07-15-2014 06:52 AM
  11. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    Hi there, anyone know if cortana comes in the new cyan upgrade in Australia? I installed the DP 8.1 in my lumia 1320 but cortana is not installed. Thanks
    Probably not
    07-15-2014 07:01 AM
  12. Pete's Avatar
    Hi there, anyone know if cortana comes in the new cyan upgrade in Australia? I installed the DP 8.1 in my lumia 1320 but cortana is not installed. Thanks
    Cortana is only available to you if you change the region/language of your phone to English US. We don't know at this point when Cortana will be released outside of the US - could be this year, could be next year, maybe even 2016.
    07-15-2014 07:49 AM
  13. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Cortana is only available to you if you change the region/language of your phone to English US. We don't know at this point when Cortana will be released outside of the US - could be this year, could be next year, maybe even 2016.
    IMO it's "Soon".
    07-15-2014 07:51 AM
  14. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    Cortana is only available to you if you change the region/language of your phone to English US. We don't know at this point when Cortana will be released outside of the US - could be this year, could be next year, maybe even 2016.
    At BUILD Microsoft said 2015
    07-15-2014 07:58 AM
  15. mozman68's Avatar
    The flight info has been spot on.... especially love it when I'm actually in the air and can see the updates.

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    20 extra minutes on my layover in Minneapolis? Hello Chick-Fil-A for lunch!
    07-15-2014 11:35 AM
  16. Joe920's Avatar
    The flight info has been spot on.... especially love it when I'm actually in the air and can see the updates.
    Wait, but that only works where you connect to the plane's wifi right? I could not get this to work when offline.
    07-15-2014 12:17 PM
  17. jleebiker's Avatar
    To Talderon: With the announcement from Nadella, how do you think this will help accelerate Cortana for the future?

    For those of you who didn't read it:
    Microsoft's Nadella promotes internal sharing of project code by employees | Windows Phone Central
    Potentially, this would mean that Cortana would have better/tighter integration with other parts of Microsoft.

    ​Do you see this as a help or hindrance? Thanks.
    07-15-2014 02:51 PM
  18. jleebiker's Avatar
    Wait, but that only works where you connect to the plane's wifi right? I could not get this to work when offline.
    If you're connected to the plane's WiFi, why would you need to know status info? You're ON the plane...
    07-15-2014 02:52 PM
  19. mozman68's Avatar
    If you're connected to the plane's WiFi, why would you need to know status info? You're ON the plane...
    Because... how would I know when the plane is scheduled to land? I'm not that good at telling how far away I am from 30,000 feet up. The pilot only updates you when they are basically ready to land.

    I'm sure the flight info stuff is actually more helpful for those picking people up from the airport or getting them there, but I never do that... just my flights on there.
    07-15-2014 03:24 PM
  20. mozman68's Avatar
    Wait, but that only works where you connect to the plane's wifi right? I could not get this to work when offline.
    Everything associated with Cortana is online only.
    07-15-2014 03:24 PM
  21. Captains's Avatar
    Hi there, anyone know if cortana comes in the new cyan upgrade in Australia? I installed the DP 8.1 in my lumia 1320 but cortana is not installed. Thanks
    Have you changed your region & language settings? I'm replacing my 8x soon, probably for the 1320 & was hoping its not bound like the 8x.
    07-15-2014 06:41 PM
  22. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Cortana is only available to you if you change the region/language of your phone to English US. We don't know at this point when Cortana will be released outside of the US - could be this year, could be next year, maybe even 2016.
    Lol.....touchiest subject on this forum.

    I heard from a friend who's brother-in-law's cousin knows a guy who works for the restaurant that delivers pizza to the security guard at the main gate at MS Head Office that Cortana's global release is timed for release with How To Train Your Dragon......7

    Trufax
    Captains likes this.
    07-16-2014 04:00 AM
  23. neo158's Avatar
    lol.....touchiest subject on this forum.

    I heard from a friend who's brother-in-law's cousin knows a guy who works for the restaurant that delivers pizza to the security guard at the main gate at ms head office that cortana's global release is timed for release with how to train your dragon......7

    trufax
    ^qft 😆
    07-16-2014 06:30 AM
  24. boxa72's Avatar
    Just change ur region and language to US but keep it format Aussie so u get dates the way we have it eg d/m/y
    Sent from my Lumia 925 8.1
    07-16-2014 06:48 AM
  25. astondg's Avatar
    Just change ur region and language to US but keep it format Aussie so u get dates the way we have it eg d/m/y
    Sent from my Lumia 925 8.1
    This is also what I have done but I've noticed that not all apps respect the 'Regional Format' setting, for example the default Calendar app still has the dates in US m/d/y format when creating a new appointment.
    07-16-2014 04:44 PM
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