Update to Cortana lets you know when your favorite musical acts are in town

Update to Cortana lets you know when your favorite musical acts are in town
How many times did you miss a local concert that starred your favorite band or singer, simply because you didn't know that the concert was going to take place? If you own a Windows Phone 8.1 handset in a region that supports Cortana, those days are over. A recent update to the Windows Phone virtual personal assistant has added public transport information. And while that is good to have, the update also adds Concert Watch.

Concert Watch keeps an eye on where your favorite bands and singers are playing, and lets you know when they are coming to your town. Since the feature is enabled with a virtual toggle button, how does Cortana know which bands and crooners to follow? Most likely this is accomplished by tracking which musical acts and musicians you search for using your handset.

So next time Adam and the rest of Maroon 5, Mick and the Stones or Lady Gaga visits your city, you might find yourself sitting in the front row instead of sitting at home, thanks to Cortana.


source: NPU via WMPoweruser

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6 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

Great welcome to Google now card

2. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google now wishes it could be as natural sounding as Cortana. Google now card foundation was inspired by WP local scout but you wouldn't know that. When I look at Android L welcome to Windows Phone UI especially on the light theme background.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Natural Sounding ROBL! Cortana sounds ridiculously childish, and she's bad at recognising and picking words, that's where Now excels.

5. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

That's why it is still beta. Recognising any words from any accents isnt easy, it takes time to code. Even google now took its time. Cortana has been around for how long? Like couple of months? So comparing it with an already established virtual assistant makes u seem more childish :P

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

And Cards UI is inspired from webOS, Google hired Web OS's talent Matias Duarte.http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/27/palm-loses-their-lead-webos-designer-to-the-google-android-team-others-may-follow/ and stop comparing your fugly OS to the beauty of Android, please!

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

When I look at android L's UI it is nothing like WP's UI. It is a copy because it is a bit flat ? And L's UI is not completly off skeuomorphism. They still use papaers layers etc etc. I agree MS flat concept definitely inspired everyone. But android also inspired in WP's UI too like notification centre. And card UI is inspired from web OS.

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