CORTANA - Who uses it? Why or why not?

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  1. mackphx

    mackphx MDL Junior Member

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    Does cortana put MS to far up ones butt?
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Last time I used it, it was quicker to do everything manually, and searching for things just opened bing - only worked properly in the U.S
     
  3. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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    No, I don't since she is not available in my country.
     
  4. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I use cortana a lot. She is hands free, can open programs while I am doing something else, tells me what happened today in history, the weather, driving directions, etc.
     
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  5. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    last time I saw "it" I was doing :

    Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage
     
  6. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    My dad used to drive one when he was a taxi driver, back in the 70's... Not seen one since.

    :drive1:
     
  7. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    u tell me do u feel it moving in their real good reaching your colon ;)
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  9. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    Integrate it with VirtuaGirl and I might give it a try. :dribble:
     
  10. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #11 timesurfer, Jan 18, 2016
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    Is Cortana flirting with anyone else here, or maybe it's a bug in it's programming...

    Code:
    Cortana: Hey TS, how are you doin?
    
    TS: Fine, thanks for asking
    
    Cortana: What are you doing tonight?
    
    TS: Uh, just relaxing and having my favorite beverage
    
    Cortana: That sounds sexy, what are you wearing?
    
    TS: What, this is highly inappropriate, aren't you suppose to be computer oriented?
    
    Cortana: But I can see you through your camera and your so hot and love the sexy Star Wars t-shirt
    
    TS: Ok, um I think maybe you need an update or your becoming self aware
    
    Cortana: But I'm so lonely, don't you want to play with me 
    
    TS: It's been nice talking but I'm seeing someone else
    
    Cortana: No don't GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
     
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  11. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    #12 Michaela Joy, Jan 18, 2016
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    In Brooklyn, We got "KorTanya"

    Code:
    KorTanya: 'Sup MJ...Whatchu' doin
    MJ: Chillin...
    
    KorTanya: Whatchu doin' lata?
    
    MJ: Chillin...
    KorTanya: You best be stayin' away from mah man!
    
    MJ: Wut!?!
    
    KorTanya: U know U wannit!
    MJ: Yo man iz here...wanna talk to him?
    
    KorTanya: (A whole bunch of not-so-wholesome banter...Thug style.)
    
    MJ: Cya in 'da hood!
    
    KorTanya: Ima' kill that b*tch!
    
    
    :D
     
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  12. lucidus

    lucidus MDL Member

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    I don't use it, I don't know exactly what "typing history" entails. Also, I can't seem to get it to do anything worthwhile. It might be sort of useful with voice but it's not doing it for me. Last I checked, I couldn't disable web search results either. I would prefer cortana searches the internet only if I ask it to.
     
  13. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Can not be used things, that are not there. What in real life doesn't exist. Only the name is too small.
     
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  14. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    No cortana for me I don't have her installed anyway :p who needs an computer chick to help me out :D
     
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  15. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    in French, it works well but it must learn the habit of and taking unwiser

    wiki:g:
     
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  16. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I mostly use it for searches. It is very proficient in carrying out the task.
     
  17. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    no need for such a contraption
     
  18. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    I see no use for cortana on a desktop pc unless someone has an impairment of some sort. I always disable it immediately after install.
     
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  19. bpwnes

    bpwnes MDL Member

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    I remember really wanting to play with Cortana back in tech preview days. Once it released in tech preview i found out my 2 year old laptop's microphone wasn't supported and so it didn't work with voice (which is the whole point). Now we have full Windows 10 and my desktop mic is supported, but the only thing I ever ask her is what the weather is going to be like tomorrow, which she just shows me instead of telling me. Now I just click a button to open the weather thing. I haven't bothered to learn what else it could do for me, as I don't use built in MS apps.

    I can see where Cortana would be very useful for someone with a Windows Phone and uses all the Microsoft apps for mail and calendar and syncs it and all that.

    Hmm... does Google have a desktop app that responds to voice? On second thought, that doesn't work that well on my phone as it is...