Here are some new features coming to Cortana today
posted by Alan F. / Oct 17, 2014, 2:54 PM
An evening version of The Daily Glance, which shows every thing you need to know to start your day, including appointments, travel time to work, and top headlines, is being added. Starting today, you will see the travel time home, and your upcoming appointments. This way, you'll know if you need to rush home to get ready for a dinner meeting, or if you have to hit the sack early for a morning appointment. Update your home and office address with Cortana for this new feature to work.
Cortana will now even tell you when one of your favorite musical acts will be playing within 100 miles of your home. She knows who your favorite artists are, by keeping track of the artists you search for on your phone, Windows 8 PC and Bing. To activate this feature, go to the notebook, select music and enable Concert Watch.
If you look up a particular flight twice a week from Bing or Cortana, she will know how important that flight is to you and will prompt you to ask if she should continue to monitor this specific flight. The feature is available in the U.S. only. Lastly, Cortana now recommends apps based on your location. Say you're in Orlando. Cortana will suggest you recommend apps related to DisneyWorld or SeaWorld.
Microsoft is continuing to update Cortana, and you can see that the new features are making her more like Google Now, which pops out information you need, before you need it.
source: Bing via WMPoweruser
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Features come to AI's all the time, Platforms add features other platforms has had forever for eg . Android L OS is based of WP UI, Its looks, colorful info bars , its lockscreen animation, three dot menu, in app purchases, soon to be app trials are all things Android took from WP. How many will say OK Google when it finally develops a personality like Cortana has.
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 7:01 PM 6
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Smh follow the leader in innovation!!! Google is#1
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 4:08 PM 5
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leader in acquire others innovation 1.motorola 2.nest 3.youtube 4.android 5.........
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 5:22 PM 3
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They didn't innovate, they shop what others innovate.
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 10:47 PM 1
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Maybe it will be done better in a different platform.
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 4:25 PM 0
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Flight tracking and daily route (traffic) features have been there for a while, so they likely just made some changes to those features in this update. As for as you Google worshippers, go get a life. Google is a highly innovative company, but you are not innovative by association.
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 5:08 PM 6
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Don't waste your time updating Cortana; make her available to more than 5-10% of your customers first!!! :-(
posted on Oct 18, 2014, 4:50 AM 0
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Why? Currently we are beta testing for that other customer base, so when they do get it, they dont have to go through the hurdles to do so. It will be up and running. Or we can have a slow 2-4yr release to support everybody, or have a quick 1yr test and then update the rest faster.
posted on Oct 19, 2014, 11:28 AM 0
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