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Few I came up with myself: Hi. How old are you? Good night. Do you like Siri? Why we are here? Tell me joke. Do you love me? From here: Are you male or female? Which is better google or bing? What is the best search engine? Who created you? Who's your daddy? Which is better playstation or xbox? Which is better Cortana or Siri? What's your favorite music? ...


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A couple of questions and corresponding answers I found included: What's up? / Hello. Hello to you too. Hey! What is Halo? Halo rings are designed by the most advanced civilization ever, and they're an awful lot of fun to blow up. Standard Halo artifacts are around ten thousand kilometers in diameter... Until the Chief blows them up, ...


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To activate Cortana the only thing you need to do is change the region and language of your phone to English (United States).


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As far as I know, this is by design - Cortana replaces Bing Search, and currently doesn't support scanning QR/barcodes (although she can do music searches, so this might change in the future). So as long as Cortana is active, there's no built-in way to launch Bing Vision other than as a camera lens. Possible workarounds It's possible to temporarily disable ...


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Cortana learns as it goes. What worked well for me was asking for weather in Celsius in my questions and after a while ( I think 7 - 9 responses) she started to provide the weather in Celsius by default. Other users reported that they asked her to "show temperature in Celcius by default" and she made it default. But only until Cortana quits, than she forgot ...


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Do you like Clippy? Apparently this will cause Cortana's normal, circular avatar to turn into a Metro-style Clippy as you ask her further questions. Source: WPCentral forums


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What is better Linux or Windows? Sorry What you think about Android? Do you like Apple? Do you like Microsoft? Do you like Google? Tell me about yourself. What do you think about Steve Ballmer? What do you think about Satya Nadella? Tell me a story. Tell me a joke. Sing for me


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Unfortunately the Bing Vision feature has been removed from Windows 10 Mobile for now. There's currently no official statement from Microsoft whether it will be added later or not. There are already several requests to bring back Bing Vision in the Windows Feedback app you might want to vote for. Until then you would have to use a 3rd party app from the ...


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Yes, the Lumia Denim firmware update will enable a voice-activation feature called "Hey Cortana" on supported phones. You'll have to switch it on in your phone settings, and then train Cortana to recognise your voice, after which you'll be able to activate her without touching your phone. For more information, see the following links: 'Hey Cortana!' brings ...


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As Cortana is not an app but a part of the system you can't uninstall her, just deactivate the service by going to settings -> applications -> Cortana.


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This depends on your country of residence and whether or not there are any laws in that country that limit children's ability to use online services. In the US, you need to be at least 13 years old (as determined by your date of birth in your Microsoft account details) in order to be able to use Cortana. The reason for this limit is the Children's Online ...


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As mentioned in the article Indrek linked to, Bing Vision is included as a "Lens" in the Camera app in 8.1. It would be nice if they would let you pin Lenses to the Start Screen, though, so you don't have to go through the hassle of launching the camera app, then tapping the lens button, then selecting the Bing Vision Lens.


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I don't know how Cortana is disturbing your work, but there is a feature in the system setting, which is supposed to not disturb the user when he doesn't want: Quiet Hours, you could even set some rules as to who could disturb you. For the Quiet Hours: in Settings > Quiet Hours And as it was mentioned earlier, it is part of the system, you cannot uninstall ...


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To do a music search with Cortana in Windows 10 Mobile you must either press the microphone button inside Cortana or else hold the Search button so that she enters listening mode. Then a music icon will pop up in the top right corner of the screen. Tapping on this will start a music search. Note that unless Cortana is in listening mode the icon will not show ...


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There is similar post on WPCentral Dear Cortana, do you love me?. Some of theirs that are not here: Who is Doctor Halsey? I love you. Am I beautiful? I’m lonely. What does Cortana mean? Are you human? What does the fox say? Beam me up, Scotty. Open the pod bay doors. Why did the chicken cross the road? Say something funny. Where do babies come from? Guess ...


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You can disable Cortana with the following steps... Go to Settings Swipe across to Applications and tap on Cortana so see its settings Toggle the switch to Off, you'll be prompted to restart your phone After the restart, tapping the Search button will bring up the old Bing Search interface. Note: you can always re-activate Cortana by running the Cortana ...


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No. Unlike Google Now(on some phones), this feature is not yet available. You can provide a suggestion at Cortana Feedback. Since there already is a feedback regarding this, you can Vote for it there.


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Yes, you can add flights manually to Cortana's notebook. To add it, ask Cortana for the flight status for your flight. For example, ask Cortana for "status for flight NY 130" and she will show you the status. You'll have the option to add the flight to Cortana's notebook. Once added, you can change the date for the flight to track flight further away in the ...


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Here are some more: "Do you have any siblings?" "What are you wearing?" "You are beautiful." "Can you cook?" "Will you date me?" "What have you been up to?" "Can I kiss you?" "Why are you naked?" "I'm bored." "I'm happy!" "I'm confused." "You are not making sense." "What is your name?" "Are you drunk?" "What are your measurements?" "Are you pregnant?" "Give ...


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As far as I know, quiet hours is a Cortana feature. When I have her enabled, there is a "quiet hours" option in my settings menu. That redirects me to Cortana's quiet hours settings menu. This leads me to believe she must be enabled. Here's quiet hours in my settings menu Look at the top of the screen, it says Cortana.


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Cortana may already be tracking your flight. In the Cortana app, make sure you have the Detect tracking info, such as flights, in messages on my phone selected. In addition, your airline must include schema.org formatted metadata in the email for the flight information. Cortana also doesn't show you your flight information in it's main ui section until ...


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Is there any alternative voice assistant? No. There are other apps on the Store that are "voice assistants", but none of them have the ability to link deeply enough with the OS to actually do any good. I basically need it to take notes... Well I'm not 100% sure on this, but I think you can still access Reminders offline, if that's what you're wanting. ...


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You need to download a Map app with possibility to be chosen (don't know what is necessary). After that follow this steps: Go to Settings Swipe right to applications Go to maps Choose the map experience you want to start in "set default voice navigation app" I recommend gMaps Pro as a Google Maps solution but I think Waze uses the same maps.


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The only case in which I have ever heard Cortana speak my name is if I ask her what my name is. AFAIK she never speaks it otherwise. I'm guessing that they want Cortana to be able to pronounce your name in case they do decide to have Cortana speak your name more often, rather than trying to make everyone teach their name after she needs to.


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Starting with Windows Phonee 8.1.1, Microsoft introduced "Hey Cortana", which translates to a passive listening capability as you'd like it. It is restricted to few phones at the moment with special, dedicated hardware, as I suppose it would be a significant battery drain otherwise.


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The "time to go to work or head home" option is in: Cortana > Cortana's Notebook (The settings) > interests > getting around At the bottom there is an option to "Notify me when it's time to go to work or head home" - just uncheck that and press the save button.


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A feature called International assist is responsible for adding prefixes to your dialed numbers. Turn off the International assist in your phone. Turning off International Assist in Windows 10 Mobile : Go to Settings->System->Phone. Turn off International Assist located under Dialling option. Turning off International Assist in Windows Phone 8.1 : Open ...


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If you want to switch faster between Cortana and Bing Search, just add "Location Services" to the Action Center (Settings > Notifications + actions). Then, you can toggle location services to enable or disable Cortana. When you want to use Cortana, enable location services from the Action Center. And when you want to use Bing Search, turn off location ...


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Unfortunately changing reminder time verbally is not possible at the moment.


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This is down to location and region settings. Because US is the only supported region, it get's the default for that location from each new instance of starting up Cortana. No amount of asking for the temperature in other scales works for, despite many requests for it in an attempt to teach it, although I was pleased to note it's currently 295 Kelvin...


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