1. Chregu's Avatar
    I wrote this in another thread and then realized it was totally off topic. So I just randomly post it here.

    I really like Windows Phone 8.1. It offers almost everything I'd like to have. Real VPN support would be nice, that's about it.

    There are other problems for me though: Hardware and apps.

    Apps: Spotify and Whatsapp are the apps I use the most, Spotify was terrible for a year before there was an update, and it's good now, but not as good as on other platforms. Whatsapp is still a real mess, and ond WP8.1 it's really buggy on my device. Also there are tons of local apps that are just not available on Windows Phone.

    I don't blame anybody for this, it's just how it is. But it annoys me and could motivate me to switch to another platform.

    Hardware: I really don't care about an international release of the Icon months after it was available in the US. There's just nothing of interest for me, the 1520 is too huge, the 930 too boring, nothing exciting. Samsung offers nothing internationally and in the US only the S4 with WP. HTC hasn't announced anything either.

    It really depends on how the situation develops until summer/autumn and what Apple announces with the iPhone 6. I love WP8.1 but I equally like iOS on my iPad.
    05-14-2014 03:16 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    LOL.Are you an English teacher or a philosopher because you are awesome in both XD
    I'm just good at paraphrasing cliches ;-)
    05-14-2014 03:17 AM
  3. Chregu's Avatar
    05-14-2014 03:50 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I need a nap. :/

    I'm way too tired to be at work. :P Especially when I'm doing something that's not very exciting.
    05-14-2014 04:23 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Finally it happened. The thread is abandoned, I'm the last soul wandering the vast of randomness. It was good as long as it lasted, everything comes to an end. Somebody is always the last one, and even I can't go on forever.

    Good bye dear thread, greatness can't be everlasting, beauty is volatile, the biggest cultures slid, and finally so does this thread.

    Or maybe not, who knows.
    Sahib will make it rise from the ashes I'm sure. :P He's done a wonderful job keeping the post count up. :P
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    05-14-2014 05:38 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Curse this last assignment and these damn allergy-like throat-scratching...
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    05-14-2014 06:21 AM
  7. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Okay?!?!
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    05-14-2014 06:25 AM
  8. Chregu's Avatar
    Good morning 

    It's emotes again.

    Post  party  happy 
    I don't get it.
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    05-14-2014 06:26 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Must drink more caffeine! Coffee.... more coffee...
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    05-14-2014 06:29 AM
  10. Chregu's Avatar
    Rue, you know that. Why is the plus pole red and the minus pole black?

    It makes no sense to me, a financial minus is red after all.
    05-14-2014 06:30 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So glad it's a short week this week. The weather is looking ok for the weekend. :)
    05-14-2014 06:31 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Rue, you know that. Why is the plus pole red and the minus pole black?

    It makes no sense to me, a financial minus is red after all.
    A + is electrical terms is considered 'hot' or active. So red is a way of indicating the 'hot' wire. You'll often find Red and White in AC wiring indicating the difference between neutral and active. The - is black because in DC system it is usually 'earth'. Indicating no potential to hurt you, usually. Unless you have a short to earth.
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    05-14-2014 06:34 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    A + is electrical terms is considered 'hot' or active. So red is a way of indicating the 'hot' wire. You'll often find Red and White in AC wiring indicating the difference between neutral and active. The - is black because in DC system it is usually 'earth'. Indicating no potential to hurt you, usually. Unless you have a short to earth.
    That makes sense and helps me to remember it, thank you :-)
    05-14-2014 06:37 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That makes sense and helps me to remember it, thank you :-)
    If you ever jump a battery always attach the - / black first. Even to just the car chassis if you can find a spot.
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    05-14-2014 06:38 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So Chregu do you like the Spotify update or have you not had the chance to play with it enough?
    05-14-2014 06:45 AM
  16. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Spotify was updated again.
    05-14-2014 06:46 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Spotify was updated again.
    What? When? Today?
    05-14-2014 06:50 AM
  18. Chregu's Avatar
    Spotify was updated again.
    Already yesterday evening (in my time zone).

    Minor stuff I guess. Next update due in a year?
    05-14-2014 06:50 AM
  19. Chregu's Avatar
    So Chregu do you like the Spotify update or have you not had the chance to play with it enough?
    I looked up some playlists and made them available offline. One button doesn't indicate that it was hit what is confusing. Else everything worked fine.

    But I haven't really used it yet, so I can't say anything about battery consumption. However I'm happy with the features.
    05-14-2014 06:51 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I looked up some playlists and made them available offline. One button doesn't indicate that it was hit what is confusing. Else everything worked fine.

    But I haven't really used it yet, so I can't say anything about battery consumption. However I'm happy with the features.
    Well that's something anyway. Battery life and apps are never happy on WP...
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    05-14-2014 06:52 AM
  21. Chregu's Avatar
    Well that's something anyway. Battery life and apps are never happy on WP...
    Since I upgraded to WP8.1/they replaced my battery, I always get the battery warning around 22.00. I don't use my phone that much during the day. I play no games, I don't stream music in the lab, I use Whatsapp but only from time to time. When I check the new battery app, it's Whatsapp that has by far the highest consumption.

    I hope it gets better with future updates, I know the issue and can plan accordingly, it's still annoying.
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    05-14-2014 07:00 AM
  22. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Sleep ! It would be nice to sleep :3


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    05-14-2014 07:24 AM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Also I don't feel like giving a short presentation about a serial killer I had to research about x.x


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    05-14-2014 07:25 AM
  24. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I can't post anything here since in drawing blanks


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    05-14-2014 07:34 AM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Still can't think of something :o


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    05-14-2014 07:38 AM
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