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  1. TechFreak1's Avatar
    As I was walking back from the gym, I decided to pick up the metro paper for the puzzles whilst I waited at the local cafe for a quick bite and drink.

    To my shock, horror and jaw dropping surprise (well I'm just being overly dramatic here ).. I saw this:

    On page 37:

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    On Page 40:

    wp_20140516_19_05_27_pro.jpg

    I guess the author is a disgruntled IOS / Android user, as usually these images either contain the latest Iphone, Galaxy or HTC phone...

    So you think the Windows logo and Nokia logo was removed deliberately?

    I certainly think so, as I have seen tonnes of advert like these with the Apple, Samsung or HTC prominently shown on the buses, billboards, bus stop etc.

    Anyway I am having a look through page 40 and the list of gadgets, If I do find the apps - I will update this post.

    Edit: Post updated with list of gadgets and second update will be app links.

    In the order of the author's list (top of the page to bottom of page):
    1. Bathroom:
    2. Smart Hydro Bathtub - App Link - IOS / Android Only
    3. Lixil Satis Toilet - Translated App Link - Android Only
    4. Oral-B Pro 6000 - No App - Product Link


    1. Kitchen:
    2. LG HomeChat - Couldnot find app or product page
    3. WW9000 Samsung Washing Machine - "Smart Washer App " from the looks of things maybe coming soon.
    4. Scanomat TopBrewer - Applink - IOS / Android Only
    5. ikettle - Product page

    1. Bedroom:
    2. Aura - Product page
    3. Phillips Hue Light Bulbs - Windows Phone App link(s) / Product page
    4. Bedjet - Product Page
    5. Sleep Number X12 Mattress - Product Page


    Garden
    1. Parrott Flower Power - App Link - IOS / Android (TBA) / Product Page
    2. Greenbox - Product Page
    3. Robomow - App Link - IOS / Android Only / Product Page


    Update 2 - Cont:
    Well having tried to hunt down these apps, I can tell you the windows phone advocate in me died a little in frustration BUT the gadget geek in me is jumping for glee - at all these gizmos along with the fact there is a gap in the windows phone market place ripe for exploitation :D.

    Now any seasoned devs want to take up a project lol?
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 05-17-2014 at 10:03 AM. Reason: Post update #1 & Post update #2
    05-16-2014 03:55 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's interesting. What paper is that?
    05-17-2014 12:17 AM
  3. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Wow is all I can say...
    05-17-2014 12:22 AM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    It finally happened. A print ad has photoshopped our OS to make it look as generic as possible. We made it, guys. We finally made it.

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    05-17-2014 01:42 AM
  5. TechFreak1's Avatar
    That's interesting. What paper is that?
    It is called "Metro" (Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro Newspaper), unfortunately I had errands to run so wasn't able to hunt for the apps.
    05-17-2014 08:30 AM
  6. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I saw the paper, took a double take at that
    05-17-2014 08:35 AM
  7. MikeSo's Avatar
    Huh. That's kinda weird, actually. Do they at least have a WP app to go with it?
    05-17-2014 08:38 AM
  8. KKRLessey's Avatar
    They do but it hasn't been updated since December 2012.
    05-17-2014 08:40 AM
  9. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    i didn't understand the concern over here.
    is it going positive or negative towards windows phone?

    the removal of logos of MS and WP, might be on purpose. obviously, they will have to disclose the declaration about logos and trademarks.
    rather, removing them makes it simple and easy.
    in fact, i am happy that, they r using WP Metro. it is completely distinguished and easily recognizable. i am completely agree with "HeyCori" above.
    05-17-2014 08:57 AM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    i didn't understand the concern over here.
    is it going positive or negative towards windows phone?

    the removal of logos of MS and WP, might be on purpose. obviously, they will have to disclose the declaration about logos and trademarks.
    rather, removing them makes it simple and easy.
    in fact, i am happy that, they r using WP Metro. it is completely distinguished and easily recognizable. i am completely agree with "HeyCori" above.
    There is no concern, I guess I wasn't clear enough :p in the 1st post lol. I was just sharing this with you guys what I saw, never the less I admit I was surprised and almost choked on my sandwich.
    ShreyansShah likes this.
    05-17-2014 10:04 AM

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