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  1. D0gsballs's Avatar
    Try setting a location reminder for Lidl (the supermarket).
    No chance - it's "little" every time and complete failure.
    Lidl need to change their name.

    TBH it's little more than a gimmick at the moment and I don't like the "Yay! It's Chris!" greeting either.
    Are you saying it right? Officially it's pronounced Lie Del. I've always said Lidel, but perhaps it's not working is because Cortana doesn't know the pronunciation. Goes the other way as well, if you are saying it the proper way, Cortana maybe expecting it to sound how it reads?
    08-12-2014 07:52 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    On another note, when I open Cortana now, she tells me the route and travel time to my home location. She never did that before.

    Interestingly, the Cortana app tells me this in miles, but the Live tile has the distance in Km.

    New animation seems to have appeared on the live tile as well - little pulses turn into big pulses before the tile flips.
    08-12-2014 07:57 AM
  3. DJRedLine's Avatar
    The only thing that slightly annoys me is when cortana shows me the latest stock prices they are in EDT timezone and not GMT.
    08-12-2014 04:12 PM
  4. Simmie Vale's Avatar
    She's doing quite good. Not the most chatty but I haven't really used that function. I love the ability to set a reminder for when I get home etc.
    08-12-2014 05:47 PM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Whoop. I got a reminder this morning to leave for work.

    Shame I only noticed it when I got to my desk...
    08-13-2014 02:06 AM
  6. steppyhen's Avatar
    Is anyone else having an issue with Cortana displaying the weather for the week ahead? It seems to be spacing out too much...

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    08-13-2014 05:28 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    Nope, not on my phone. but then I'm using a 1520 with a larger screen than you.
    08-13-2014 05:36 AM
  8. paddy_2066's Avatar
    Hi can anybody help Cortana not giving me traffic info for any or my calender events or work all are set in interests thanks
    08-13-2014 09:46 AM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    Hi can anybody help Cortana not giving me traffic info for any or my calender events or work all are set in interests thanks
    It comes with time, I think. I got my commute overview pop up a day or so ago, and only got the reminder to go to work this morning. I think Cortana takes a while to track your activity, and there's also back end server functionality to support this.
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    08-13-2014 10:08 AM
  10. shinygerbil's Avatar
    More of a big city thing rather than UK-specific I guess, but I really don't rate the "nearby places" feature. Just because I live in South East London, I get "hey! Maybe you'll like... THE TOWER OF LONDON SIX MILES AWAY" rather than anything more relevant or closer to home. As soon as you get within ten miles of Central London, it assumes you're a tourist. It'd be nice to be able to set the radius so it only shows stuff that is actually nearby!
    08-15-2014 06:35 AM
  11. liquidphantom's Avatar
    You know thinking about it, I could do without Jen Taylor, if they bring in Keely Hawes to voice the UK version.

    Who better than Lara Croft to push Cortana to one side? :)
    Chemilinski likes this.
    08-15-2014 08:58 AM
  12. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    If I ask her to show me some nearby places (restaurants, bars, pubs etc) she is just performing a Bing search. However she does display some nearby places from Foursquare.
    08-17-2014 11:11 AM
  13. coler217's Avatar
    I use Cortana a lot, the UK voice is that bad for me I have changed all my phone settings and languages to united states to get Cortana aka Jen Taylor. Love the American version just wish she'd understand UK accent better hate the UK version. No personality and the voice is droning, reminds me of the wife nagging in my ear!! Get a grip Microsoft!!
    08-21-2014 09:09 PM
  14. drlacus's Avatar
    Is there a way the use the US version with Jen's voice and have Celsius and km instead of Farenheit and miles?!
    08-22-2014 03:38 AM
  15. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    Is there a way the use the US version with Jen's voice and have Celsius and km instead of Farenheit and miles?!
    Just use the Australia version....
    08-23-2014 04:07 AM
  16. M Mark's Avatar
    Just use the Australia version....


    Actually you have to use Canadian version of Cortana Set Language to English (Canada), Region to Canada and Speech to English US.
    08-24-2014 12:23 AM
  17. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    Actually you have to use Canadian version of Cortana Set Language to English (Canada), Region to Canada and Speech to English US.
    Actually to use Australia, have to set Australia and not Canada. =P
    08-24-2014 01:42 AM
  18. M Mark's Avatar
    Actually to use Australia, have to set Australia and not Canada. =P


    The question was "Is there a way the use the US version with Jen's voice and have Celsius and km instead of Farenheit and miles?!"
    No way to achieve this using Australian Cortana :)
    08-24-2014 04:00 AM
  19. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    The question was "Is there a way the use the US version with Jen's voice and have Celsius and km instead of Farenheit and miles?!"
    No way to achieve this using Australian Cortana :)
    Australia use Celsius, don't?
    08-25-2014 02:46 AM
  20. M Mark's Avatar
    To enable Cortana in Australia (or India) you have to choose English (UK) voice. Cortana wouldn't work with English (US). No Jen's voice.
    Hope it's clear now.
    08-25-2014 03:23 AM
  21. paulsalter's Avatar
    just had a weird one

    I have an appointment booked for every Monday at 9am
    I have never seen cortana tell me when its time to leave for this
    as today is a holiday I am just at home, didn't cancel appointment just left it in calendar

    at 9:40 up pops cortana telling me I need to leave at 9:42 in order to be there for 9am (not a typo, it did say leave the house 42 mins after appointment to be there on time)

    sounds like some type of time zone issue, but this doesn't seem to match uk time zones
    08-25-2014 03:56 AM
  22. rafaldo's Avatar
    Still has a robotic voice for me, and the accent really takes away from the experience - I want to feel like the real Cortana is talking to me!
    08-25-2014 04:17 AM
  23. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    To enable Cortana in Australia (or India) you have to choose English (UK) voice. Cortana wouldn't work with English (US). No Jen's voice.
    Hope it's clear now.
    When I used the Australian version, mixing the two voices.
    08-25-2014 04:36 PM
  24. T 33's Avatar
    Cortana has started to give me information about my journey to work. However I go by train from Outside London and she directs me to buses all the time. It seems she does not know about UK's trains nor can she get information when they are late. Big Fail for me!
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    08-27-2014 02:28 AM
  25. colinkiama's Avatar
    Cortana has started to give me information about my journey to work. However I go by train from Outside London and she directs me to buses all the time. It seems she does not know about UK's trains nor can she get information when they are late. Big Fail for me!
    you can tap the text at the bottom of the app which lets you send feedback. Remember it is still a beta.
    Last edited by colinkiama; 08-29-2014 at 08:03 AM.
    T 33 likes this.
    08-27-2014 02:41 AM
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