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Welcome home, John - Microsoft ending cortana support for iOS and Android

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26 minutes ago, Arika S said:

i don't think I've ever used any kind of digital assistance, and never will. there's no part of them that i think "wow, i would totally use that".

There is only one use I found that is valuable. Texting while driving. You get a message, it reads to you, and you can reply. No need to look the phone.

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1 hour ago, GoodBytes said:

There is only one use I found that is valuable. Texting while driving. You get a message, it reads to you, and you can reply. No need to look the phone.

Lots of cars have that too. I've found AA's Google Assistant is far better than the Subaru Starlink voice command system. 


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One of the first things I do on any new device is completely disable or if possible remove the digital assistant.

 

They're nothing but a security hole waiting to happen.

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26 minutes ago, Kaloob said:

Lots of cars have that too. I've found AA's Google Assistant is far better than the Subaru Starlink voice command system. 

Yes, but they tend to suck.

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28 minutes ago, GoodBytes said:

Yes, but they tend to suck.

Yeah Subaru's (and maybe Toyota's until they switched to Alexa? They used the same infotainment for a while) voice command system sucks. 

Google Assistant via Android Auto works fine, though.


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The same but with an old ATi card, 3GB of RAM, a "Core 2 Viiv" (it's a Core 2 Quad Q6600), Windows 10 Pro and 7 Enterprise (along with a Vista Ultamate recovery that won't work) and other hard drives. I also use a diffrent monitor for it and no speakers. The keyboard and mouse are shared with the better one.

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Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

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Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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Oh that's sad. I actually liked Cortana when I was using a Windows Phone. She was really fun to talk with and had a great natural speech, at a time when Android and iOS assistants still sounded robotic. 

 

I hope they keep it optional on Windows 10 though.

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The most I've used any assistant was Google assistant on the hire car I've just had in the US that had Android Auto. It worked really well in 2 1/2 weeks except for 3 occasions where I'm pretty sure something crashed as it didn't update location until the car had been switched off for a bit. This wasn't the greatest, but I generally needed fuel anyway, so didn't really matter. Also, pretty sure it was the Uconnect system in the actual car that crashed, as Google maps still worked fine on my phone. Other than that, I basically only use Google Asst for asking the upcoming weather occasionally or setting an alarm/timer. I think I've used Cortana once for shits and giggles when I first installed Win 10, and it took me to a Bing search and subsequently never used it again.

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my boss bought some intel nucs that had preinstalled windows 10 but it was the american installer version so it started off using cortana.

holy shizzle that was annoying and since i had just plugged in a new monitor straight out of the box aswell it ended up blasting in the office whilst i had to figure out how to shut her up.

 


Anything i've written between the * and * is not meant to be taken seriously.

keep in mind that helping with problems is hard if you aren't specific and detailed.

 

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Cortana would've been fine if she just...worked a bit better.


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2 hours ago, Tegos said:

Cortana would've been fine if she just...worked a bit better.

They should of replaced Cortana with Tay, i have no use for a voice assistant anywhere in my life, but a occasional splash of politically incorrect robotic rambling, now that woulda been a service i could of got behind.  

think of all the Epstein jokes she'd be rambling off if she could of lived to see this day ?

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1 minute ago, Otto_iii said:

They should of replaced Cortana with Tay, i have no use for a voice assistant anywhere in my life, but a occasional splash of politically incorrect robotic rambling, now that woulda been a service i could of got behind.  

think of all the Epstein jokes she'd be rambling off if she could of lived to see this day ?

I'm 90% sure that if Tay were to be still up and running, she'd be the IRL equivalent of Skynet at this point


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2 hours ago, Otto_iii said:

They should of replaced Cortana with Tay, i have no use for a voice assistant anywhere in my life, but a occasional splash of politically incorrect robotic rambling, now that woulda been a service i could of got behind.  

think of all the Epstein jokes she'd be rambling off if she could of lived to see this day ?

I'm pretty Tay right now is either some black rapper or a hard-line republican redneck. Exposing her to twitter was a major disaster.


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On 11/17/2019 at 12:26 PM, Teddy07 said:

Come on, Windows 10 is their best OS. Why the hate?

7 feels better on most fronts IMO. Ran it on a rig I built this weekend, I forgot how good it is. UI is fresh and clean, updates are logically set up, all the settings are in one place, etc. Only things I really missed is automatically offering to snap a second window if I snap one to half the screen, and being able to scroll in an app without having it selected. That's pretty much it, I guess Windows 10 using a PIN is pretty convenient but typing in my password takes barely longer so that's neither here nor there. 


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