1. thaman04's Avatar
    Not sure why WindowsCentral hasn't posted about this yet (even though I sent a few tips, and even rival WMPU posted about it)... but Cortana received a significant update a few days ago where she finally reads the time and ALL instant answers.

    ​Ask her "what time is it?" and she'll say the time.
    ​Ask her "who is <name>?" and she'll read the response.
    ​Ask her a math question (e.g. "What is 2+2?") and she'll read the response.

    ​This is for English (US) only for now, but it's great that she finally does this! :)
    02-12-2015 10:51 AM
  2. I3unny's Avatar
    Is that true?! Let me try it :O
    02-12-2015 10:55 AM
  3. thaman04's Avatar
    Yay!
    02-12-2015 10:57 AM
  4. thaman04's Avatar
    I love how I don't have to look at my phone now! I can activate her using the call button on my headphones, ask her a question, and she reads the response without having to pull out my phone. :)
    etad putta likes this.
    02-12-2015 11:04 AM
  5. Dueydoodah's Avatar
    Yep, I noticed these, too. I use Cortana daily. In fact, when I want to do something on my phone, I try using Cortana first, just in case she can understand what I want to do. I think Microsoft likes when we do just this. It helps them build more intelligence into the tool (or should I say her?)

    I'm getting close to retirement (ya, I'm an old guy that doesn't know how to use computers [I hate that typification]) and am hoping that by that day, I will be able to say "Hey Cortana, make me breakfast!", and she'll ask "Would you like Belgian waffles today or a typical American breakfast?" But we all know the answer to that question, though.
    thaman04, ML10 and etad putta like this.
    02-12-2015 11:17 AM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    I heard about this the other day. I thought it was pretty fresh. I still haven't tried it out yet.
    02-12-2015 11:22 AM
  7. thaman04's Avatar
    It's actually pretty cool how she doesn't just simply say the answer, but she says it like an assistant would.
    02-12-2015 12:04 PM
  8. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Tried it in the UK, not working yet... Hopefully UK Cortana will update soon!

    G.
    02-12-2015 12:09 PM
  9. Lumiaphone525's Avatar
    Yeah, i got this also. Very impressed on that BIG UPDATE. But very disappointed as she still cannot give me witty answers!!!! She still cannot tell a joke or sing me a song
    02-12-2015 08:41 PM
  10. thaman04's Avatar
    Yeah, i got this also. Very impressed on that BIG UPDATE. But very disappointed as she still cannot give me witty answers!!!! She still cannot tell a joke or sing me a song
    What do you mean? She tells me jokes and witty answers still on the English (US) version. Probably hasn't rolled out to UK/Canada/etc. yet.
    02-14-2015 12:10 AM
  11. Lumiaphone525's Avatar
    I got the witty answers for UK Cortana. Not when i set to US Cortana.
    02-14-2015 08:35 AM
  12. F3rzz's Avatar
    Yep, I noticed these, too. I use Cortana daily. In fact, when I want to do something on my phone, I try using Cortana first, just in case she can understand what I want to do. I think Microsoft likes when we do just this. It helps them build more intelligence into the tool (or should I say her?)

    I'm getting close to retirement (ya, I'm an old guy that doesn't know how to use computers [I hate that typification]) and am hoping that by that day, I will be able to say "Hey Cortana, make me breakfast!", and she'll ask "Would you like Belgian waffles today or a typical American breakfast?" But we all know the answer to that question, though.
    She may help you to ask a restaurant for delivery tho :3
    02-14-2015 09:47 AM
  13. Bagzton's Avatar
    Good to know she can do these now. But I do wonder why she can't initiate a call when my phone is not connected to the internet. When I have cellular data (and Wi-Fi) turned off and ask her to call someone, she gives me that witty response "the internet and I aren't talking right now" or "I can't connect right now, try again in a little bit." But turning on data connection and trying again, she responds. Why?
    02-14-2015 09:56 AM
  14. F3rzz's Avatar
    Good to know she can do these now. But I do wonder why she can't initiate a call when my phone is not connected to the internet. When I have cellular data (and Wi-Fi) turned off and ask her to call someone, she gives me that witty response "the internet and I aren't talking right now" or "I can't connect right now, try again in a little bit." But turning on data connection and trying again, she responds. Why?
    Cortana used to need internet for every commands given to her, I noticed however a week ago, when I didn't have neither Wi-Fi or cellular signal of any kind, that she can play music without it...

    I guess calling is not yet available offline... I hope they implement more offline commands soon.
    02-14-2015 08:06 PM
  15. lmnopotts's Avatar
    She'll also be your valentine...
    I was showing it off to co-workers tonight and someone asked her, it's cute haha.
    02-14-2015 09:08 PM

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