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Uniform ID for users of messengers

1 year, 11 months ago
Today, we have a set of messengers. Some only text, others can transmit video and a sound, the third promise complete privat and removal of messages. Actually ordinary functions not too difficult in implementation are presented as something revolutionary. In my opinion legs at this junk grow from "startups" (in their abusive sense). Where "effective managers" try to sell goods convulsively trying to discover benefits and differences from competitors. But king that naked! Distinctions in managers are minimum and can be essential to the user and all these hand-made articles have a number of global problems.

These problems grow from that time when nobody assumed that the Internet will become really global. Other problem is that I am glad messengers place emphasis on anonymity, but actually deceiving the user.

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Mailing of a new bild of 10051 (56) Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones based on Windows Phone began

1 year, 11 months ago

Today at 20:00 (on MOSCOW TIME) mailing of a new bild of Windows 10 Technical Preview for some smartphones based on Windows Phone began.


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New era: today MS-DOS Mobile for the Lumia smartphones is announced

1 year, 12 months ago
Today the Microsoft corporation represents MS-DOS Mobile, the new operating system created especially for the Lumia smartphones.



Microsoft returns to bases, there, where for millions of people the understanding of true productivity only began, and lets out incredibly simple OS.

The preliminary MS-DOS Mobile version is obligatory for installation. Regardless of whether you will be able to transfer back to front all commands from BASIC or you consider that DOS existed to the Big Bang, you will see that MS-DOS Mobile became the following step of Microsoft in productivity reconsideration.

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The story about how I killed an operating system. Or why I hate developers

1 year, 12 months ago
In the last week for users of mobile application of "VKontakte" for Windows Phone scanty times came. Because of defects in the client or push-notification servers ceased to come to users at all. In VK the problem with notifications exists for a long time since work through the HTTPS protocol, but not the normal server-push. But the problem consists not in it at all.

I will begin with small background. I began to use a mobile operating system from Microsoft four years ago. At that time already Samsung with the Android-smartphones which cost small money, but also worked suitably reigned. But also every third had iPhones 4-4S. I used Nokia 5230 (was always a fan of this firm and still I am) and against all this had a desire to purchase to myself the smartphone.

Samsung with its bucket full of holes was not even considered, and here "apple" phone, matter of course, so far is too expensive. Shariv the Internet, I learned about Nokia Lumia 800. Having looked at a huge number of reviews and comparisons I understood that I found the ideal. The tube cost small money (at the rate of 8 UAH = it cost to $1 2500 UAH) that is rather cheap. The first that was evident – design. With it it was simply in love and still I consider it as one of the best for all history of a smart phonostructure. Very much its performance in games and the program, etc. was pleasant. After purchase could not rejoice. It worked perfectly, the camera at height, the charge held too not badly. But in several hours of acquaintance it was very disappointed, having come into app store. In it nothing plainly was. Several toys (the 1st part of Angry birds), several poor applications and "Nokia Exclusives" which somehow diluted all this muddy contrast.

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Microsoft announces the most available Lumia

2 years ago
It seemed that after an output of Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 at the beginning of this year, the minimum price for smartphones of Microsoft (and for smartphones with a name, in principle) is already set, and behind this border only devices of B-brands or operator models. But, as it appeared today, there is no limit to perfection: we announced our most available smartphone — Lumia 430 Dual SIM.


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Fourth ten: Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are announced

2 years ago
Time of announcements from the largest global manufacturers overtakes the world of IT as a big ocean wave. We as real surfers, could climb up its crest and in the first day of MWC 2015 (the mobile congress passing these days in Barcelona) already provided two innovations — future best-seller Microsoft Lumia 640 and its larger brother of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL.



Both models work under control of the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with the Lumia Denim updating. It is important to notice that these devices will be updated to Windows 10 which will appear is later this year.

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Walking dead persons: as smartphones bring to hospital

2 years, 1 month ago
In the Chinese Chongqing for pedestrians with smartphones there is a special band, and in Utah, the USA, fans to write the SMS on the run fine for fifty dollars. At first sight it seems amusing if use of smartphones actually did not bring people to hospital.

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Lumia Denim already in way!

2 years, 1 month ago
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With the Defender of the Fatherland Day, GeekTimes! We it is short also on business today: there are two good news – Lumia Denim and L2TP.

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Microsoft stops support of own messenger in Windows Phone

2 years, 1 month ago
Microsoft sent to users of smartphones with Windows Phone 8.x the notice of termination of support of the Family Room function since March, 2015. It is reported that after the end of support for users there will be a possibility of viewing of the photo albums loaded into rooms, notes and calendars, however new content cannot be added. Chats (the most used opportunity) will be disconnected completely.

Microsoft explains it with implementation of new similar functions in Windows 10. Judging by the sharp termination of support, change radical prepare.

From myself I will add that apprehended news as negative. Function was convenient, the messenger which is built in system allowing without the additional programs hanging in a background to correspond with other users of WP 8 especially pleased. It was much more convenient than third-party applications and I considered "rooms" as one of WP8 advantages.

It is a pity that for MS so just to cut functionality in an OS which left slightly more than half a year back.

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The fast Windows 10 overview for smartphones

2 years, 1 month ago
Good afternoon!

Yesterday at last received long-awaited (at least personally me) updating on the lyumiya. If who does not know, then to receive this updating it is necessary to download windows insiderthe application to confirm the agreement on use, to reboot and after that in the normal mode to download updates. It requires nearly 700 MB of an empty seat and more than 50% of charging of your smartphone. I did everything on the Lumia 630 DS.


Carefully, under a cat there are a lot of pictures.

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