1. hari pavan's Avatar
    Everyone whoz having cortana as alpha, I would like to ask that you guys use cortana regularly and if yes for what purposes do you use ?
    08-16-2014 04:20 AM
  2. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    I have beta I think, (who knows) but I find it to be useless, and kinda silly actually. It's a novelty that I think was extremely overhyped, and that I don't see myself ever having a need for.
    08-16-2014 01:30 PM
  3. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Ther are soooo many damn ads on this website now that replying to a message has become a sort of torture waiting for all of the pm to load....
    08-16-2014 01:34 PM
  4. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    My fat thumbs hit the one of those stupid accessories adds on the right so I lost my last message edits....
    08-16-2014 01:35 PM
  5. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    I have beta I think, (who knows) but I find it to be useless, and kinda silly actually. It's a novelty that I think was extremely overhyped, and that I don't see myself ever having a need for.
    we all have beta. I use cortana daily. novelty or not, I find her useful.
    08-16-2014 01:50 PM
  6. prasath1234's Avatar
    No I can't spoil already woeful battery life by using cortana on my lumia 820.I wait to get to get a good battery life wp like lumia 1520.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    08-16-2014 01:54 PM
  7. hari pavan's Avatar
    I have beta I think, (who knows) but I find it to be useless, and kinda silly actually.
    In countries India, Australia and Canada its still in Alpha stage which is useless i think and in most of the cases it only does bing serach
    08-17-2014 02:14 AM
  8. amitnahar's Avatar
    I use it for many things.
    > Weather
    > Local places nearby.
    > Calculator
    > My appointments.
    > when my phone is in pocket I just tell Cortana to play songs from earphone and it starts playing songs.
    > Song Recognition (No need of Shazam)
    Sent from my Lumia.
    08-17-2014 03:55 AM
  9. Pranshul Sood's Avatar
    I use it for many things.
    > Weather
    > Local places nearby.
    > Calculator
    > My appointments.
    > when my phone is in pocket I just tell Cortana to play songs from earphone and it starts playing songs.
    > Song Recognition (No need of Shazam)
    Sent from my Lumia.
    how can u ask her to play songs without touching the phone?
    08-17-2014 04:28 AM
  10. amitnahar's Avatar
    how can u ask her to play songs without touching the phone?

    Just hold the music control button on earphone and Cortana will be activated. Now tell her to play songs.😝
    hari pavan likes this.
    08-17-2014 04:30 AM
  11. Pranshul Sood's Avatar
    whom are you kidding?
    08-18-2014 04:58 AM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    > Song Recognition (No need of Shazam)
    Sent from my Lumia.
    That feature has got every single song wrong, ok well 98% of the time (it got 1 song right, but couldnt name the song just the album title). This feature used to work well (from Bing) but i find this new version is trash. Do you guys find it gives you the correct song titles? And note, majority of the songs Ive been testing with are popular (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Deadmau5, NiN, etc).
    08-18-2014 09:42 AM
  13. amitnahar's Avatar
    That feature has got every single song wrong, ok well 98% of the time (it got 1 song right, but couldnt name the song just the album title). This feature used to work well (from Bing) but i find this new version is trash. Do you guys find it gives you the correct song titles? And note, majority of the songs Ive been testing with are popular (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Deadmau5, NiN, etc).

    Well it's working perfectly fine for me.
    08-18-2014 10:23 AM
  14. Splacknuk's Avatar
    I use Cortana several times per day for tasks such as setting appointments and sending texts.
    I use Cortana for other things occasionally, such as looking up information.
    08-18-2014 12:52 PM
  15. lkcbharath's Avatar
    Indian alpha cortana cant recognise a single word I say, but typing instructions works well. I hope they fix up the alpha cortana soon
    08-18-2014 12:55 PM
  16. amitnahar's Avatar
    Indian alpha cortana cant recognise a single word I say, but typing instructions works well. I hope they fix up the alpha cortana soon

    Try this:
    > Change your speech language to English US and untick the native recognition option.
    > Change your speech language back to English UK and there you go.
    lkcbharath likes this.
    08-18-2014 02:37 PM
  17. Nimdock's Avatar
    Cortana is awesome.

    Use her all the time. The other day was the first time that she did the bit of 'would you like me to track xx flight?' because my girlfriend sent me an email with her flight info. There was that half a second where I though how do you know sorceress!!! Then I remembered the email right away.

    During the day of the flight she showed me updates about the flight and even suggested when to leave the apartment to not miss the flight (she wanted to leave waaaayyy too early, and here I thought I was paranoid about getting to the airport on time). She also gave me weather information of the destination a few hours before the flight.
    Captains and svknet like this.
    08-18-2014 02:54 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    Well it's working perfectly fine for me.
    Honestly, wish I could say the same. I have disabled Cortana and now it recognizes every song...weird.

    Anyway, I've disabled Cortana. I put a reminder to pick up a door handle when I was at home depot (and picked the location near my place, excellent!), but when I got to the location it didn't prompt or notify me...i did a 'where am i' and Here Maps couldn't even tell me my exact address...just stated 'you are around this area'. Ok, reminders are also useless for me I guess...annoying.
    08-19-2014 05:33 AM
  19. akike's Avatar
    These are my most popular use cases atm.
    - "Call door" to open the garage door and "redial" to open it again to get out.
    - Sometimes I say "Call wife"
    - Remind me every day" until I complete some very important task
    - Remind me to buy something when I arrive to the local mall
    08-19-2014 09:00 AM
  20. lkcbharath's Avatar
    Try this:
    > Change your speech language to English US and untick the native recognition option.
    > Change your speech language back to English UK and there you go.
    Thanks a lot, cortana working properly now
    08-19-2014 10:58 AM
  21. amitnahar's Avatar
    Thanks a lot, cortana working properly now

    Glad it worked. Btw you can use thanks button.
    08-19-2014 11:25 AM
  22. hari pavan's Avatar
    ????
    08-20-2014 02:51 AM

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