1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       15 Mar 2015 #1

    Windows 10 build 10036: Cortana gains a few new features


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    Windows 10 build 10036 includes a number of interesting tidbits and features which Microsoft have been working on over the last couple months. One feature which has started receiving more updates is Cortana, and in build 10036 a few of those changes are available for use. Cortana in build 10036 is far from finished, as Microsoft is yet to finalize her UI and feature set.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
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    Windows 10 and windows 8.1
       17 Mar 2015 #2

    Is this the 'leaked' version or actual version as released?
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  3.    17 Mar 2015 #3

    Hi there

    Difficult to test this as Cortana still seems restricted to USA alone -- it's unavailable in the leaked 10036 builds OUTSDE the USA.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
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    Win 10 64bit with AU
       17 Mar 2015 #4

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Difficult to test this as Cortana still seems restricted to USA alone -- it's unavailable in the leaked 10036 builds OUTSDE the USA.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I am in Greece but downloaded the US version of the OS and I can play around with Cortana.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
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       18 Mar 2015 #5

    I honestly hate all kinds of "localization features" in PCs. I do not understand why TVs, cars, phones, etc. have to be different in different countries, but at least there are feasible explanations such as legal differences - again, not logically necessary, but at least that's a fact. However, the OS on PCs - there is certainly no need to make it different in different countries. The UI language does not count - that is not a serious change of the OS. One could argue, that all kinds of relevant news and shopping suggestions are local by nature, but then it's not the job of the OS to make shopping suggestions.

    But anyways, that's just a rant, I see me using Cortana anyways (just as I don't use Hello Google or whatever it's called on my phone). My PC is not a friend, I don't need it talking.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
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       18 Mar 2015 #6

    Windows 10 Build 10036 Core / Pro 64-bit
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  7.    18 Mar 2015 #7

    unifex said: View Post
    I honestly hate all kinds of "localization features" in PCs. I do not understand why TVs, cars, phones, etc. have to be different in different countries, but at least there are feasible explanations such as legal differences - again, not logically necessary, but at least that's a fact. However, the OS on PCs - there is certainly no need to make it different in different countries. The UI language does not count - that is not a serious change of the OS. One could argue, that all kinds of relevant news and shopping suggestions are local by nature, but then it's not the job of the OS to make shopping suggestions.

    But anyways, that's just a rant, I see me using Cortana anyways (just as I don't use Hello Google or whatever it's called on my phone). My PC is not a friend, I don't need it talking.
    Hi there

    Some features ARE actually worthwhile when designed for specific countries -- for example Air conditioning is hardly a required feature for Cars in Iceland but decent extra powerful heaters probably ARE -- conversely would you want to have a car WITHOUT air conditioning in the middle of Texas in the height of Summer. Similarly some countries still drive on the left so different models are needed.

    Where I think the line needs to be drawn is against all this regionalisation of Movies / TV shows / Sports feeds etc -- all artificial restrictions do is simply ENCOURAGE Piracy. Nothing whatever the "powers that be" have done has in any way reduced Piracy - blocking torrent sites and adding DRM have largely proved ineffective as well as locking DVD's with that stupid regionalisation code - especially on Laptops for international travellers.

    While you will Never stop piracy 100% a good deal of it would simply vanish if artificial restrictions were removed and SENSIBLE pricing was introduced.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
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       18 Mar 2015 #8

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Some features ARE actually worthwhile when designed for specific countries -- for example Air conditioning is hardly a required feature for Cars in Iceland but decent extra powerful heaters probably ARE -- conversely would you want to have a car WITHOUT air conditioning in the middle of Texas in the height of Summer. Similarly some countries still drive on the left so different models are needed.

    Where I think the line needs to be drawn is against all this regionalisation of Movies / TV shows / Sports feeds etc -- all artificial restrictions do is simply ENCOURAGE Piracy. Nothing whatever the "powers that be" have done has in any way reduced Piracy - blocking torrent sites and adding DRM have largely proved ineffective as well as locking DVD's with that stupid regionalisation code - especially on Laptops for international travellers.

    While you will Never stop piracy 100% a good deal of it would simply vanish if artificial restrictions were removed and SENSIBLE pricing was introduced.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I wasn't talking so much about optional equipment, but about availability and major features. Try comparing a Honda Accord in the US, in Europe, and in Japan - these are three completely different vehicles. You can't even buy a Toyota Camry in Germany, but the one sold in the US differs from whatever they sell in Japan. And this is just an example. My TV for example, is an EU model. There also exists a US model, a Russian model, a Japanese model, and it's the same size screen, with the same basic parameters, even the power supply is now external, like in a laptop, so it would work in any country, but still the EU warranty would void in the US, as if something particularly bad happens with the thing if I put it on a boat and transport across the ocean.

    Now, try opening any Google site in a different country on your laptop. If you don't do anything special, it will automatically switch to the local language. I mean, on my phone, if I just go to Google, it will be in German in Germany and in French in France. Do I really want it to be in a different language just because I drove for 10 minutes? It's so annoying, I don't even use it anymore, I just have a bookmark for encrypted.google.com which is always in English.

    If I want to watch History channel in Germany, I have a choice of the language, German or English. On the Discovery channel I don't have such a choice, it's always in German. But it's not dubbed, it's a voice-over, so I can hear both languages all the time and it's rather distracting. Similarly, Amazon Prime, Netflix and so on, carry a lot of American movies and TV shows, all in German. Why would I want to watch a dubbed movie? Yes, I know, there are people who don't speak English, but is it so hard to give me an option? Technically it's not a problem, but apparently there are licensing issues. Well, I'm paying for cable, I'm paying for Amazon Prime, and if a show that I want to watch is not available in English, I just download the show from the internet. Strictly speaking, they still call it piracy and my arguments probably won't stand in court, but to be honest, I'd like to see them try to sue me for watching a show I paid for. I certainly have no moral issues with doing that.
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