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Cortana
Prior to 2004, I used a Windows-based computer. I was unhappy with Windows because of constant "blue screens of death", hackers planting viruses, etc...When I became a truck driver in 2004, I mainly used a mobile phone and started using Google products. I like their products and they all work seamlessly with each other. Now, I am a full-time Care-Provider for my mother and just purchased a new computer with Windows 10 Pro installed. I decided to give Microsoft apps a try once again because I do like their products. On my PC there are no problems, but on my Android phone, I just can't seem to get Cortana to work hands-free, and with certain apps. I do understand that there is a war between Microsoft, Apple, Google and any other companies that are out there, but, the customer (that would be you and I) should be able to use whatever Assistant we choose to work with any apps that we like and use. Case in point: the Google Assistant comes on automatically when I say "OK Google" (hands-free), and I can set a timer, ask about the weather, play my favorite music in the Google Play app, etc....no problem....Today I downloaded Cortana to work with all my apps and I cannot even get it to turn on without tapping the microphone button. I made it my default app, turned on all the permissions, etc...and I am discouraged with Microsoft again. I haven't given up yet, but I had to switch back to the Google Assistant just so I can do the things I need to do hands-free, which comes with a cost of not being able to use some of the Microsoft apps unless done manually. I like Microsoft's To-Do List, but Google Assistant will only open Google's Task app. It just defeats the whole purpose of downloading all of Microsoft's apps if I can't use everything seamlessly. I use Amazon Music now, and neither Assistant will open it. I would really like to use whatever Assistant I choose with the default apps that I select. Now, am I doing something wrong or does this sound about right?

07/21/2019

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Cortana: Printing
I would really like to be able to print my lists that I have created on Cortana.

07/21/2019

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Is there any way to actually disable Cortana?
What the title says. Not saying Cortana's bad or I don't like it or anything. I just don't use it. And while I'm completely fine with ignoring it in the background, it does take up valuable memory sometimes. Any way to uninstall it from Windows 10 completely?

07/21/2019

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Cortana does not Work in Lock Screen Windows 10
I am using windows 10 insider build 18936. when laptop PC is locked. The cortana Service does not work.

07/21/2019

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17214

Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant whose mission is to help you get things done. To get started, select the Cortana icon in the taskbar or type a command in the search bar. If you’re not sure what to say, try asking, "What can you do?"

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cortana/skills

Cortana and Microsoft, Inc. do not directly receive your Fitbit data from your device, but Cortana does store and retain your interactions through Cortana, which may contain portions of your Fitbit data. Your interactions with Cortana are governed by Cortana’s privacy terms.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cortana/gettingstarted

Cortana works with a variety of services. To connect them, open Cortana, select the Notebook icon and then Connected services. From there, you can add your accounts including: Office 365, LinkedIn, Wunderlist, Outlook.com, and others¹.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4468233

Cortana is a cloud-based digital assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of Cortana you’re using, Cortana can provide a range of features, some of which are personalized.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cortana

Talk to Cortana for almost anything you need – she’ll answer your questions, give directions, play music, tell you the weather and more. Cortana takes care of the details so you can start your day and do more with less effort. Get the most out of your virtual assistant Like the best real-life ...