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Windows Phone 8.1 on Lumia 930 — better luck next time?

1 year, 10 months ago

The release of the desktop Windows 10 version approaches, and it among other means that Microsoft will throw part of the resources on development and preparation for fast release of mobile version of Windows 10 soon. Personally I expect an output of Windows Phone 10 both with hope, and with alarm — whether carried out by Microsoft a correction of mistakes whether those defects with which now users of Windows Phone 8.1 should be reconciled will be corrected? I would also like to talk about them.

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MapFactor GPS Navigation — the new application for navigation on the Openstreetmap cards

1 year, 10 months ago

In the first post for invayt I carried out comparison between programs for navigation by means of data of Openstreetmap. Not so long ago in app store of Windows Phone the new application for work with the OSM cards — MapFactor GPS Navigation appeared

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Build 10166 for insiders of Windows of 10 Mobile already in way

1 year, 10 months ago

Unexpectedly for all Microsoft announced new assembly for insiders of Windows of 10 Mobile.


There passed exactly two weeks from the moment of release of the previous bild, and just yesterday was let out bild 10166 for the PC.


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Let's tell "stop" to slavery of huge displays at smartphones

1 year, 10 months ago


This post — cry from the heart about become painful over the past few years.
There will be enough it to suffer. Let's support the petition against the principle "the more the better" in screens of phones. I do not say that it is necessary to prohibit big smartphones and that they — the universal evil, no, I speak about the choice.

So left that all main vendors of smartphones as if under a carbon paper, stamp instead of mobile devices, snow-removing shovels with function of phone based on the Android, Windows Phone or iOS operating systems.

Really so it is not enough those people who do not agree with a trend that you should not consider their opinion? Really those people who sitting down to a table in cafe, and spreading the productive and smart phone, does it because of the fact that it is simply inconvenient to it to sit, and at all not because of what wants to brag of the gadget to colleagues? Really it is not enough of those who want to hold a device in the left hand, and the same hand, without the aid of another and hands of companions, to manage it?

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We are updated! Windows 10 Mobile — Build 10149

1 year, 11 months ago

Last night left next bild for insiders — Windows 10 Mobile (10149)


Passed slightly more than a week and Microsoft was provided new bild. There are no new devices in the list of supported, but it is rumored that HTC 8X will get access to Insider Preview soon.

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Next bild (10136) Windows 10 Mobile it is available to insiders

1 year, 11 months ago
Last night mailing of a new bild to participants of the Windows Insider program — Windows 10 Technical Preview 10136 began.

It should be noted that new bild it is available only to pure updating with Windows Phone 8.1, updating from a bild 10080(84) is still unavailable (Gabe Aul declared on the twitter that on elimination of a problem about a week will be required).


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Transfer of contacts with Windows Phone on iOS

1 year, 11 months ago
Hi, Geektimes!
I want to share layfkhaky which simplifies import of contacts with WP on iOS from level it "is impossible" to "several tops".

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Meet Windows 10 Mobile — Insider Preview Build 10080

2 years ago

Today mailing of a new bild of Windows 10 Technical Preview for all Lumia * and HTC One for Windows began.

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Microsoft refuses the Windows Phone brand, meet Windows Mobile. Again

2 years ago
imageIn life of each person there are moments when he does not know, to laugh to him or to cry with the events. This situation one of such. The Microsoft company refuses Windows Phone and returns to the Windows Mobile brand, The Verge reports.

Microsoft began failure from the Windows Phone brand in September, together with abolition of Nokia, and now provided official replacement. With approach of release of Windows 10, the software maker refuses the Windows Phone brand for benefit of Windows 10 Mobile.

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On Windows 10 it will be possible to start developed under Android and iOS of the application

2 years ago


At the Build 2015 conference the vice-president of Microsoft for operating systems Terry Mayerson reported literally the following:

"Windows Studio will allow developers to use any Java and C ++ a code from Android-applications in Windows applications 10" — then added that the programs developed in Xcode used for an application creation on iOS will work at Windows 10 too.

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