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  1. mozman68's Avatar
    Hey Talderon..

    Thanks for your hard work. It is really appreciated.. One question only.. Is it coming to PC's???? Just tell me yes!!!! :D
    He answered that in his last post.
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    04-29-2014 07:07 PM
  2. acrodex's Avatar
    Here are two things I'd like to see from Cortana:
    1. better live tile. Currently, it is either a Cortana icon or one information from my interest. More info could be displayed next to the Cortana icon, time and weather for example. The other side of the live tile also could have more information instead of just one news headline.
    2. list function. For example, a shopping list I could add items to over time. On Monday, I could ask Cortana to remind me to buy some milk from Costco. On Thursday, I could ask it to remind me to buy some pasta. Then when I go to the store on Saturday, It would pop up the shopping list for me. The same could apply to to-do list, people reminder...
    Sureshr likes this.
    04-30-2014 09:57 AM
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    OP has been updated with some new stuff!! YAY!!
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    04-30-2014 10:06 AM
  4. Mandos's Avatar
    For the GeoFencing, will we be able to specify an intersection, instead of a specific address? For example I would like to be able to set a reminder to stop at the grocery store for when I get off the freeway at a certain exit, or at least at an intersection a mile or two from the store.
    04-30-2014 12:23 PM
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    For the GeoFencing, will we be able to specify an intersection, instead of a specific address? For example I would like to be able to set a reminder to stop at the grocery store for when I get off the freeway at a certain exit, or at least at an intersection a mile or two from the store.
    You can do this now actually. Try this tip:

    I was in the same boat, I couldn't manually add the location I'm at, but I figured out a way without manually typing in GPS coordinates.

    1. Search in Cortana "where am I" if you're near the location or for something else that'll produce a map for the area you want to mark. Note this is not a search in the "Places" part of the notebook, but in Cortana's general search.
    2. Click on the map in the search results, opening a full map view.
    3. Move the map to wherever you want a new place and hold your finger over that location. A black pin with the general description should show up.
    4. Click on the new pin.
    5. At the bottom of this page, click the Star+ symbol to add this location to Cortana's places.
    Be sure to give it a nickname you will remember and just tell Cortana "Remind me to stop at the store when I get too ,nickname of the pin>" and when you get there, poof, reminder. :D
    04-30-2014 03:32 PM
  6. Mandos's Avatar
    Thanks. I now have the location and reminder set. Will see how well this works tonight. I must have been too impatient, and was not holding my finger on the map location. I have gotten too used to HERE Maps where a single tap on a location brings up an information box.
    04-30-2014 04:00 PM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    Thanks. I now have the location and reminder set. Will see how well this works tonight. I must have been too impatient, and was not holding my finger on the map location. I have gotten too used to HERE Maps where a single tap on a location brings up an information box.
    Should work fine. Mine do. :D
    04-30-2014 05:08 PM
  8. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    I think that the problem is bing, but, don't work:
    first episode of [Arrow]
    songs of [Imagine Dragons]
    :[
    Google.com do that.
    05-01-2014 12:13 AM
  9. acrodex's Avatar
    Another question, could I ask Cortana to temporary remember my location? For example, If I parked my car on street, I could tell Cortana that I parked my car here, and please remember this location. Then later I could ask it "Where did I park my car?", and it would show me the location and direction.
    05-01-2014 07:55 AM
  10. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    Another question, could I ask Cortana to temporary remember my location? For example, If I parked my car on street, I could tell Cortana that I parked my car here, and please remember this location. Then later I could ask it "Where did I park my car?", and it would show me the location and direction.
    A less convinient but possible way is to ask her "where am I?" and then tap the map and verify if she picked up your location correctly, and add it to your places. That way you can tell her to "Take me to my car" where 'my car' ios the nickname you assigned to the place.

    PS: Google Now yesterday allowed support for remembering parking locations. :/
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    05-01-2014 11:33 AM
  11. SpaceyO's Avatar
    HERE Drive has a remember where I parked feature.
    anon(8657436) and ven07 like this.
    05-01-2014 11:35 AM
  12. jleebiker's Avatar
    You can do this now actually. Try this tip:



    Be sure to give it a nickname you will remember and just tell Cortana "Remind me to stop at the store when I get too ,nickname of the pin>" and when you get there, poof, reminder. :D

    How does this work if I have a location called "Work" I setup via Cortana? That location is not accurate enough and she never reminds me to go to work. Will this method override what Cortana has for my work location? Thanks for EVERYTHING you are doing Talderon!
    05-01-2014 11:40 AM
  13. Sree R's Avatar
    Nice thread
    05-01-2014 12:03 PM
  14. acrodex's Avatar
    HERE Drive has a remember where I parked feature.
    Here drive need you to use it first before it could save the parked location, right?
    05-01-2014 12:09 PM
  15. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Here drive need you to use it first before it could save the parked location, right?
    No, When you open HERE drive, under the map area, you slide up and you have the "Find my car" option. Press on it and you will get a message, click Ok. Then it will show you on the map and if you slide up again, you have more options like "add & see details" "share car location" "pin to start".
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    05-01-2014 01:07 PM
  16. jleebiker's Avatar
    No, When you open HERE drive, under the map area, you slide up and you have the "Find my car" option. Press on it and you will get a message, click Ok. Then it will show you on the map and if you slide up again, you have more options like "add & see details" "share car location" "pin to start".
    First I heard of this so I tried it out. How does it know where your car is if you didn't mark its location? I did what you said and it showed my car 2.1 mi away. (It's actually about 100yds away.). Glad I knew better.
    05-01-2014 03:55 PM
  17. Joe920's Avatar
    No, When you open HERE drive, under the map area, you slide up and you have the "Find my car" option. Press on it and you will get a message, click Ok. Then it will show you on the map and if you slide up again, you have more options like "add & see details" "share car location" "pin to start".
    Unfortunately when you first enable this, it literally states "Keep the HERE Drive app running as you park your car so the location is accurately saved". This is different than on Android: there the core location service takes care of this, meaning you don't have to have an app open for this to work. Much better. So my suggestion still is: please have Cortana do the same thing as Android: keep track of where I stop driving, and make that info available for retrieval via voice command.
    Last edited by Joe920; 05-01-2014 at 08:26 PM. Reason: forgot to say 'please' :)
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    05-01-2014 05:16 PM
  18. jleebiker's Avatar
    That makes sense. Good to know that app needs to be running to mark the location of the car.
    05-01-2014 05:18 PM
  19. ven07's Avatar
    How does this work if I have a location called "Work" I setup via Cortana? That location is not accurate enough and she never reminds me to go to work. Will this method override what Cortana has for my work location? Thanks for EVERYTHING you are doing Talderon!
    You could just use the "other" option to add a new work address (work B) lol, but if you tap on the "work" option itself then yes Cortana will replace the original address you had specified prior to this
    05-02-2014 12:09 AM
  20. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Unfortunately when you first enable this, it literally states "Keep the HERE Drive app running as you park your car so the location is accurately saved". This is different than on Android: there the core location service takes care of this, meaning you don't have to have an app open for this to work. Much better. So my suggestion still is: please have Cortana do the same thing as Android: keep track of where I stop driving, and make that info available for retrieval via voice command.
    Yeah that popup means that once your in a parking keep the app running until you parked your car and then to select the option Find my car...that's why. But if somebody knows where they are going but at that point, parks in a big parking lot for example, you can open the app, wait for it to find you precisely and then mark your car in the app. I know it's not the best scenario for now but at least Nokia enabled that in their app.

    That's true that would be the perfect scenario with Cortana.
    05-02-2014 07:54 AM
  21. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    First I heard of this so I tried it out. How does it know where your car is if you didn't mark its location? I did what you said and it showed my car 2.1 mi away. (It's actually about 100yds away.). Glad I knew better.
    Well once you have park you car, open the app, then wait for it to locate you precisely, then select the option Find my car. Keep an eye on the map and check if the location is ok then save it.

    I used it a couple of times in a big mall parking lot and I would say that 95% it was precise. Now let's not forget that this part of the HERE drive app is still in beta.

    Maybe try it a couple of times and see the results. I will test it again today.
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    05-02-2014 08:00 AM
  22. acrodex's Avatar
    Well once you have park you car, open the app, then wait for it to locate you precisely, then select the option Find my car. Keep an eye on the map and check if the location is ok then save it.

    I used it a couple of times in a big mall parking lot and I would say that 95% it was precise. Now let's not forget that this part of the HERE drive app is still in beta.

    Maybe try it a couple of times and see the results. I will test it again today.
    Thanks for the tip, I will try it later today. Yeah, I think it is a perfect task for a digital assistant.
    05-02-2014 11:01 AM
  23. antonius138's Avatar
    Talderon,

    Anything to elaborate on from Joe's reddit this morning? Cortana was mentioned a few times...
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    05-02-2014 02:15 PM
  24. hopmedic's Avatar
    Is there a way to change the time that Cortana thinks I need to be at work? I'm salary, so I don't get too concerned, but there were several days of bad traffic after updating, and now she thinks I need to be at work 20 minutes after I really should be at work.
    jleebiker likes this.
    05-02-2014 03:14 PM
  25. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    One thing that would be really cool, is if Cortana could set reminders or notifications on windows 8. For example, "Cortana, remind me to pay my bill next time I log in to my computer. That would be so helpful. What do you think Talderon? :D
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    05-04-2014 09:31 PM
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