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What "funny" questions can Cortana answer?

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 ...
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What "funny" questions can Cortana answer?

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 ...
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What exactly is needed to activate Cortana?

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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Did 8.1 remove Bing Vision from search (now Cortana)?

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 ...
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Cortana weather forecast in Celsius

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 ...
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What "funny" questions can Cortana answer?

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 "funny" questions can Cortana answer?

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 ...
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Where's Bing Vision in Windows Phone 10?

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 ...
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Does Cortana have an "always listening" mode?

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 ...
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How to uninstall Cortana from my phone permanently - NOT just disable it

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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Does Cortana have age restrictions?

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 (...
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Did 8.1 remove Bing Vision from search (now Cortana)?

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 ...
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How to uninstall Cortana from my phone permanently - NOT just disable it

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 ...
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Cortana Music Search in Windows 10 Mobile

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 ...
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What "funny" questions can Cortana answer?

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?...
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How to remove Cortana from search button in Windows Phone 8.1?

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 ...
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Does Cortana have an "always listening" mode?

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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How to add flights to Cortana's notebook?

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 ...
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What "funny" questions can Cortana answer?

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'...
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Is there a way to enable Quiet Hours without Cortana?

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 ...
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How to add flights to Cortana's notebook?

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 ...
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Offline voice assistance on Windows 8.1

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 ...
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Google Maps by default

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 ...
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Why does Cortana need to know how pronounce my name?

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 ...
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How can I speak to Cortana when screen is off?

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, ...
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How to disable Cortana's commute alerts?

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 ...
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Why does my phone keep adding an extra zero when I voice dial a number?

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 ...
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How to remove Cortana from search button in Windows Phone 8.1?

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 ...
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How can I get Cortana to change a reminder time using voice commands?

Unfortunately changing reminder time verbally is not possible at the moment.
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Cortana weather forecast in Celsius

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 ...
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