Entries:
Comments:
Discussions:

Loading user information from Channel 9

Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9

Latest Achievement:

Loading user information from MSDN

Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN

Visual Studio Achievements

Latest Achievement:

Loading Visual Studio Achievements

Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements

Discussions

PeterF PeterF Aragon IT
  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    @Bass so now Microsoft should invest in letting Windows apps work on Android and iOS? It's an ecosystem they want to create for Developers and End users with some support to facilitate porting existing code bases from iOS and perhaps Android, what efforts are other ecosystems doing to allow cross platform apps. An attempt was made by Java, but without a trust model in running third party binaries it has quite some security limitations...

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    @Ray7: Hence my remark that it's a unified platform, so suddenly the install base of your app can become a lot bigger...

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    You're almost glad the threat against iOS or Android would be over ;) I think they're missing the point that Microsoft is almost ready to have a single OS codebase that can run on any device: Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Gaming, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality device and phone device. Developers and end users have sufficient choice to decide what's best for them, even if that choice is different from 90% of the other people in the world.

    The Verge has a talent to cater to a certain kind of crowd with their polarizing view of the tech world to keep web traffic high enough to generate sufficient advertisement revenue. That doesn't automatically mean they always manage to depend on their journalism skills to provide an objective, representative story based on elaborate background research.

  • I got the Microsoft Phone Display Doc!

    , cheong wrote

    P.S.: I wonder if Continuum works without display dock, but with WiDi/Miracast display + Bluetooth keyboard as well.

    Yup, tried it with the Microsoft Miracast dongle, it's not that fast though as wired.

    Now that I also have received the Dock, I noticed that the Remote Desktop app isn't universal yet, that would have definitively made it a killer app!

  • can't save file as All

    I've somehow got a feeling you're doing his homework ;)

  • Got my Lumia 950XL

    @Cheong

    To turn that off you have to go to: All settings => Extras => Glance screen

    If you're so concerned about battery drain also don't forget to go to All settings => Devices => NFC and turn that off

    I think glance screen is nice enough to keep, it will switch off after a set number of minutes, and when you use a flip cover it automatically switches off and on again using the proximity sensor.

  • Reaction toward Lumia950 reviews.

    Well, the build running on my new 950XL sure is less stable than the last Insider build. I've noticed a fair amount of crashes of the settings app, but more annoying is that I'm unable to download the en-US speech files (it's a French Dual Sim model).

    To sum up the issues in the current build:

    • Unable to download speech files
    • Brightness settings lack Auto option when using action panel
    • Lack of VPN action
    • Glance screen has an option for background photo but that doesn't work
    • Dual sim empty slot error is always shown at the top, no way to hide it
    • No double tap
    • No Here apps
    • Notifications on Band 2 not always shown
    • Messaging app only shows the two sim's Text options, Skype is not in the list although I receive Skype messages

    For the rest, it's considerably faster than the Lumia 930 and Iris recognition works surprisingly fast even with sun glasses!

  • netflix on win10?

    That's strange, I can set it all apps any size, both in the regular as the insider preview builds. Seems something is fishy with your installation and unrelated to Netflix... Can a bad video driver be the cause? Change your screen resolution and try again...

  • New Lumias to feature Google Play Store?

    And then there's this rumour: http://www.winbeta.org/news/rumor-suggests-google-will-debut-apps-windows-10-soon

  • netflix on win10?

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote

    This app plays Netflix content well, but it seems I only have two sizing options: full screen, or a window which refuses to let me resize it. I'll stick with my web browser in the case of Netflix.

    Don't you get a 'Fullscreen' button on the lower right corner when you tap on a running video (to get the video playback options)?

     

    edit: I found an article showing it: http://www.windowscentral.com/netflix-app-updated-windows-10-controls-mobile-and-pc