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#1 +bridges

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 14:39

When I ask Cortana for a joke or where is the nearest dunkin donuts she pulls up bing instead of telling me a joke go give location for Dunkin.

 

I don't see any setting from something like this. What am I missing?




#2 ians18

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:17

Are you living in the US? Cortana doesn't work outside the US. It just is Bing Smart Search (for now)



#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:22

All I can get it to do is either start a text message or bring up bing results so far I cannot get it to do much else.

#4 OP +bridges

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:20

I have her working. I had to do a soft reset.

 

I told her to remind me when I'm at Dunkin donuts to pick up a bag of whole bean coffee. After I arrived a nonfiction came up with my reminder.



#5 AsherGZ

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:38

It works fine for me except for a few things like comaprision questions: which is better, Google or bing or xbox or playstation, she pulls up Bing search for those. Also, she hasn't once said my name. When I open Cortana, it's there but she never addresses me with my name. Have you guys been able to make her call you by name?



#6 Jarrichvdv

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:47

Working for me here in Belgium. Pretty slick stuff. Set my Lumia 920 to US and I have been able to schedule appointmens, set alarms, make her sing a song, make calls, send texts, ask how traffic is going etc...



#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 14:40

I live in Ohio, USA and Cortana wont do much other than do a Bing search, I have done a soft reset of my phone a few times and i still cannot get it to work properly.