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  1. xandros9's Avatar
    The first thing to mind is turning radios on and off depending on time/location.

    such as: more powerful Wi-Fi sense
    "turn my Wi-Fi off when I leave home."

    "turn Bluetooth on in 30 minutes"
    Susmit257 and Mach_E like this.
    05-14-2014 08:33 PM
  2. sd173's Avatar
    Microsoft needs to subscribe to this thread as a sort of secondary uservoice site. Cortana would be so much awesome-er if they just implemented half of these ideas.
    05-14-2014 08:51 PM
  3. sd173's Avatar
    I think there should be a way to quick-launch apps, sort of like the action center, in the interests section of the Cortana app.
    05-14-2014 08:51 PM
  4. tacroy's Avatar
    I want Cortana to listen into what I say on my calls and texts (option to disable of course) and then recommend Appointments and Reminders based on what I said. I made a user voice for it with an example!
    Give the option for Cortana to listen into phone calls and texts and make Appointment / Reminder recommendations when call has finished. – Cortana Feedback
    Last edited by tacroy; 05-15-2014 at 08:39 AM.
    David Carmichael likes this.
    05-15-2014 08:29 AM
  5. SpaceyO's Avatar
    I think there should be a way to quick-launch apps, sort of like the action center, in the interests section of the Cortana app.
    Just getting to the interests section of Cortana is 3 clicks...might just be faster to launch apps directly.
    05-15-2014 09:59 AM
  6. sd173's Avatar
    Just getting to the interests section of Cortana is 3 clicks...might just be faster to launch apps directly.
    I meant when you click the search button and slide up to see the interests, not the three-line menu.
    05-15-2014 11:30 AM
  7. sd173's Avatar
    There did should be a way to search settings like in W8.1 since WP8.1 has so many tons of settings (compared to 7.8 at least).
    05-15-2014 02:56 PM
  8. RobTreborno's Avatar
    Cortana, should alarm off unauthorized phone snoopers or users. I imagine this scenario, you tell Cortana to set an intruder/snoop alarm for 30 minutes are longer. If someone tries to snoop your phone she respond by asking them to verify them selves by entering a snoop code. Failure leads to a sounding of an alarm until dis armed. ;-)
    05-15-2014 03:46 PM
  9. cyborg4's Avatar
    The Search button should show Charms not Cortana. The Charms bar should have Cortana on it.
    David Carmichael likes this.
    05-16-2014 01:31 AM
  10. sd173's Avatar
    The Search button should show Charms not Cortana. The Charms bar should have Cortana on it.
    I see an issue with that. Most charms on W8.x are already pretty quick and easy to access on WP8.1:

    Share: Depends on app being used how easy it is to access it, but usually not that long of a process.

    Search: Search button

    Start: Start button

    Devices/play, print, project:
    - Enable project screen in action center.
    - Can't print from phone (yet).
    - Not many phones will have Miracast available because of tech specs.

    Settings: Action Center All Settings
    05-16-2014 02:02 PM
  11. Techinsane's Avatar
    Update me when I run out of food in the house
    Start my car and come and pick me up
    Inform me when the movies that I like a showing in the cinema
    Inform me when Wolverine dies again in the comic books.
    sd173 likes this.
    05-16-2014 11:36 PM
  12. James8561's Avatar
    instead of features I say they focus on perfecting voice recognition in noisy environments such as the outdoors and in cars.
    I hate it when simple commands such as "call home" or "go home" gets misinterpreted
    Mach_E and David Carmichael like this.
    05-17-2014 05:49 PM
  13. sd173's Avatar
    instead of features I say they focus on perfecting voice recognition in noisy environments such as the outdoors and in cars.
    I hate it when simple commands such as "call home" or "go home" gets misinterpreted
    That happens to me all the time when I try to show off how awesome Cortana is to other people and they talk after I give a command but the phone it's still listening/processing the command.
    05-17-2014 11:26 PM
  14. James8561's Avatar
    ^right? and then Cortana goes haywire and it's frustrating.
    also, sometimes it gets the command right but then errors out...
    sd173 likes this.
    05-18-2014 12:33 AM
  15. chuey101's Avatar
    I think this could be a killer function for biz but the ability to set a conf call mtg with proper invites as the organizer. As a participant, the ability to hands free dial into a conf call number that is included in the invite and subsequent participant code! Then she would truly be a personal assistant!
    sd173 and Mach_E like this.
    05-19-2014 03:57 PM
  16. herbertsnow's Avatar
    It would be great if Cortana could remind me about upcoming tv shows. I don't watch much tv, so I'm always missing stuff.
    05-21-2014 12:33 AM
  17. Motel75's Avatar
    I wish they'd put back the Bing Vision (QR code scanner etc.) icon on Cortana's start page. Right next to the listen icon, just where it should be (where it is on the Bing page if Cortana isn't present). To me, the single biggest annoyance about Cortana.
    07-27-2014 07:51 AM
  18. EssThree's Avatar
    There should be a command where you can ask Cortana to read what apps have notifications for you, then you can ask her to go through the notifications for that app. For example:

    "Read app notifications" Then she tells you that you have 2 notifications for Messenger, 3 for 6snap. Then you say "Read Messenger notifications" and she reads the messages you have.

    If this is already possible please tell me what the commands are :D
    Susmit257 likes this.
    08-20-2014 03:51 AM
  19. Lee Power's Avatar
    Would be handy for me if Cortana could interact with PDF documents, like search for then read out passages.
    I have a lot of equipment service manual's on my phone for work, it would be nice if I could ask Cortana to open a certain manual & then search for a particular error code or parameter in that manual.
    08-20-2014 11:48 AM
  20. pdt's Avatar
    When Cortana shows a listing of items on the screen, such as Top Stories, each one should have a rating or thumbs up/down button so I can tell Cortana I want more of that or less of that. I'd like news sources to work that way also. Or I could verbally tell Cortana that I want more of Kitten Digest and less of Dog News.

    Also "go to John Smith's house" where John Smith is in my contacts. If one of my contacts has an unusual name such as Bilbo, it should recognize the name in my contacts before it tries to correct the name to something else. I thought Cortana was supposed to do these things but it doesn't seem to work.
    EssThree likes this.
    08-22-2014 04:28 PM
  21. bkeran's Avatar
    I want Cortana to allow for customized automation rules - things like:
    - Turn off my security pin-code when I am at home;
    - Do not activate Quiet Hours if I am not at home;
    - Turn on my rewards card app and open to that particular rewards card whenever I arrive at my grocery store;
    - Open driving mode and start my GPS app when I get in the car and connect to my bluetooth;
    - Turn off my pin-code when I am driving so I don't have to actually type on the phone to unlock it;
    - Set certain brightness settings when I have a game or my Kindle app open and active;
    - Silence my phone when I have a movie event listed on my calendar and I am located at that theater's GPS coordinates.
    - Silence my phone and auto-respond to phone calls with an away message when I am at the office and have a calendar event titled "Client Meeting."
    THIS but a little differently will make Cortana the best of the best. My idea was a little more on the easy side to make. You give cortana 2 commands : "When I get to school" - "Turn on wifi"
    "When I arrive at home" - "Text my wife open the door pls!"
    "When I arrive at home" - "Open up Bing News"
    EssThree likes this.
    08-22-2014 07:35 PM
  22. EssThree's Avatar
    You can have WIFI turn on based on location. Just add home to your favourite places list and next time you turn off wifi change the reactivation options to "near my favourite places" :)

    I'd really like it to turn off when I leave my favourite places too, though!
    08-24-2014 08:10 AM
  23. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    Right now Cortana can do reminders based on location arrival/departure.

    I'd like to see the Cortana perform actions based on a series of conditions in addition to arrival and departure at favorite locations including any or all of the following:
    -my location is x
    -day of week = x, y or z
    -current time is between x and y
    current date is between x and y
    -high or low temperature is between x and y at present location
    -chance of precipitation is greater or less than x
    -remaining battery is greater or less than x
    -events that I have programmed are starting in x hours/min
    -bluetooth device x is connected
    EssThree likes this.
    08-24-2014 11:07 AM
  24. barbaram's Avatar
    She needs to be able to open her own notes!! So Cortana, take a note: the living room. Cortana open the living room. Add, the room is 8 x 10. later, cortana open Living room. Add Rug at Macy's is 6x 8 and $300.00
    08-24-2014 09:10 PM
  25. thusharaya's Avatar
    Sex chat!
    08-24-2014 09:14 PM
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