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  1. hoovermac's Avatar
    Getting messages while driving, Remind Me, setting meetings, and local searches. The voice recognition is quite impressive! Looking forward to the GDR1 and the car Bluetooth integration improvements! And I almost forgot, keeping up with my favorite sports teams!
    08-03-2014 08:49 PM
  2. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    mostly crucial reminders, letting her read my incoming messages, along with alarms, and also some bing searches. Less frequent ones are replying to someone or calling someone or opening apps.
    08-03-2014 08:58 PM
  3. Davulsukur's Avatar
    I didn't realise she read texts as well. Basically, Cortana sounds pretty awesome.
    08-04-2014 03:15 AM
  4. StephanW's Avatar
    Haven't used Cortana. Like Siri it's nice but it's yet a little weird to talk to your phone in public.
    08-04-2014 04:13 AM
  5. taymur's Avatar
    Setting time, location, and people based alarms.

    I like it, and I use it a lot.
    08-04-2014 04:16 AM
  6. lizziej's Avatar
    Quiet hours in connection with calendar events, so quiet hours while I'm at work mostly. Ideally it'd be quiet hours by location but calendar works great too.
    08-04-2014 04:27 AM
  7. lizziej's Avatar
    Haven't used Cortana. Like Siri it's nice but it's yet a little weird to talk to your phone in public.
    You realize you dong have to actually talk to her, right? Anything you'd say can also be typed and she'll type right back. I rarely actually talk to my phone, but I type to it a lot!
    08-04-2014 04:30 AM
  8. SwimSwim's Avatar
    When a location based Reminder comes up just tap "Next Time" and it will come back when you reenter that location. I use it for the store where meds get filled for me and the wife. That's on 8.1 no GDR 1.

    ​Or do you mean "tell me again in 5 minutes?"

    You can do that to!!! Easy.

    With any pop up or reminder that doesn't have a "snooze" button, 90% of the time: Simply pushing the Back button will close it, then it'll pop back up five minutes later.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-04-2014 10:18 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ...With any pop up or reminder that doesn't have a "snooze" button, 90% of the time: Simply pushing the Back button will close it, then it'll pop back up five minutes later.
    ​That's Awesome Sauce!!!
    08-05-2014 12:31 AM
  10. EssThree's Avatar
    Dictation, hands free controls, quick reminders/alarms, looking up facts/definitions...
    08-05-2014 04:40 AM
  11. Rasetech's Avatar
    I WOULD use her most for location based reminders. I say would because these are still not working for me. Never fired up any of my set location based reminders.
    08-05-2014 04:43 AM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    You can do that to!!! Easy.

    With any pop up or reminder that doesn't have a "snooze" button, 90% of the time: Simply pushing the Back button will close it, then it'll pop back up five minutes later.
    I can confirm that on 8.1 GDR 1 Pre 4 Devs... Snooze does work for both time based and geography based reminders.
    08-05-2014 07:33 PM
  13. etphoto's Avatar
    I use her for a lot of things but mostly have her read texted to me, also have her write and then send my text. I am actually pretty impressed with the voice recognition.
    08-05-2014 10:34 PM
  14. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I use her for a lot of things but mostly have her read texted to me, also have her write and then send my text. I am actually pretty impressed with the voice recognition.

    The voice recognition is indeed incredible. Also does a fantastic job of ignoring background noise and conversation, always impresses my friends in school!
    k72 likes this.
    08-06-2014 10:19 PM
  15. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I can confirm that on 8.1 GDR 1 Pre 4 Devs... Snooze does work for both time based and geography based reminders.

    Awesome! That means these less-than-obvious arounds aren't required anymore, and it's more customizable, so that's great! :D
    08-06-2014 10:20 PM
  16. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    When a location based Reminder comes up just tap "Next Time" and it will come back when you reenter that location. I use it for the store where meds get filled for me and the wife. That's on 8.1 no GDR 1.

    ​Or do you mean "tell me again in 5 minutes?"
    Yes, when I arrive at work I have about 10 min until I get situated in my office. I don't want to wait for those reminders until next time i arrive; i just want it 10-30 min after arrival.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-07-2014 06:35 PM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Yes, when I arrive at work I have about 10 min until I get situated in my office. I don't want to wait for those reminders until next time i arrive; i just want it 10-30 min after arrival.
    So hopefully you read in this thread that the workaround is pressing back and getting 5 more minutes out of the reminder before it goes off again...

    Or that snooze is now fully enabled and customizable (by time increments via a drop down menu) under GDR 1.
    SwimSwim likes this.
    08-07-2014 07:08 PM
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