1. Chregu's Avatar
    Satya Nadella promotes dual use during Microsoft WPC 2014 speech | Windows Phone Central

    There were also a few live demos during Nadella's portion of the keynote. One of them was the Skype Translator app that is planned for a beta release for Windows 8.1 later this year. The live demo had a couple of hiccups, but it was mostly successful in translating voice messages from English to German and vice-versa.
    I know both languages, makes me feel like watching the video and see how good it is.

    The quote translated by Bing:

    Whrend Nadellas Teil der Keynote gab es auch ein paar live-Demos. Einer von ihnen war die Skype bersetzer-app, die fr eine Beta-Version fr Windows 8.1 noch in diesem Jahr geplant ist. Die live-Demo hatte ein paar Schluckauf, aber es war meistens erfolgreich bei der bersetzung von Sprachnachrichten aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche und umgekehrt.
    It has troubles with some articles, and it translates hiccups as the condition, not by the meaning (which makes it funny to read), apart from that it's very good.

    I'm actually surprised.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    07-16-2014 10:42 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Voice translation is neat but it will require a data connection, which is what makes smartphones frustrating. Unless you're hooked up to WiFi or 4/3G it becomes another pointless feature.

    Kind of reminds me of this new iPad commercial that's running here in the UK. Shows this person travelling around the world and all the great things the iPad can be used for to enhance your trip. Doesn't mention that to do majority of the things it shows you need a data connection...
    Chregu likes this.
    07-16-2014 10:46 AM
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    Kind of reminds me of this new iPad commercial that's running here in the UK. Shows this person travelling around the world and all the great things the iPad can be used for to enhance your trip. Doesn't mention that to do majority of the things it shows you need a data connection...
    People with iPads are rich, they can afford the roaming costs. You're just jealous!
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    07-16-2014 10:47 AM
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    I love it, and it's certainly cheaper than the real iPhone 6!
    07-16-2014 10:57 AM
  5. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Is it true that the iPhone doesn't have FM radio?! Wow, an fm chip costs like, $2? I didn't expect this from apple 😖
    07-16-2014 11:05 AM
  6. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Even Galaxy S4,S5 and Note3 don't have an FM chip! But my $15 Nokia 100 has it... Weird.
    07-16-2014 11:07 AM
  7. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Even your 620 doesn't have it!
    07-16-2014 11:09 AM
  8. Chregu's Avatar
    Even Galaxy S4,S5 and Note3 don't have an FM chip! But my $15 Nokia 100 has it... Weird.
    Personally I have never used FM radio on my phone. I do understand however that it might be handy to some.
    07-16-2014 11:10 AM
  9. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Even your 620 doesn't have it!
    But the all the other Lumias do! 😎
    07-16-2014 11:11 AM
  10. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    07-16-2014 11:12 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Is it true that the iPhone doesn't have FM radio?! Wow, an fm chip costs like, $2? I didn't expect this from apple 😖

    Keep in mind the iPhone is a premium product. Designed for data always on environments. Most people who own iPhones probably stream music or use mp3 as the music player is actually good. Add in that most countries are going digital and FM becomes less used feature.
    Chregu likes this.
    07-16-2014 11:16 AM
  12. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Even your 620 doesn't have it!
    The headphone jack is seperate from the motherboard, it is attached to the cover, so the connecting link between the headphone jack and the processor is broken. So the FM chip is present, just not enabled. Anyway, the high end Lumias like the 920,925,1020, etc have it. So Apple and Samsung have no excuse for not including it in their high end 'smartphones'. They just want to gain money 💵 through online radio streaming services. :Eck: They should include these basic features instead of the gimmick features like heart rate monitor, etc.
    07-16-2014 11:17 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The headphone jack is seperate from the motherboard, it is attached to the cover, so the connecting link between the headphone jack and the processor is broken. So the FM chip is present, just not enabled. Anyway, the high end Lumias like the 920,925,1020, etc have it. So Apple and Samsung have no excuse for not including it in their high end 'smartphones'. They just want to gain money 💵 through online radio streaming services. :Eck: They should include these basic features instead of the gimmick features like heart rate monitor, etc.


    It's possible the newer phones won't have it in the future, except the one for emerging markets.
    07-16-2014 11:22 AM
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    The headphone jack is seperate from the motherboard, it is attached to the cover, so the connecting link between the headphone jack and the processor is broken. So the FM chip is present, just not enabled. Anyway, the high end Lumias like the 920,925,1020, etc have it. So Apple and Samsung have no excuse for not including it in their high end 'smartphones'. They just want to gain money 💵 through online radio streaming services. :Eck: They should include these basic features instead of the gimmick features like heart rate monitor, etc.
    Radio is not a basic feature.
    It was years ago . Times have changed. Let's Move on.
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    07-16-2014 11:22 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'll be very happy to see the backend of this week. If I'm still at this company for the next airshow I'm taking the time off.
    07-16-2014 11:24 AM
  16. sahib lopez's Avatar
    man this site is getting sooo slow. I wonder if its the amount of people logging in or visiting the site. maybe they are doing maintenance on the servers
    07-16-2014 11:43 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    man this site is getting sooo slow. I wonder if its the amount of people logging in or visiting the site. maybe they are doing maintenance on the servers

    It's been bad all day and yesterday. Haven't heard anything as to the cause.
    07-16-2014 11:49 AM
  18. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Keep in mind the iPhone is a premium product. Designed for data always on environments. Most people who own iPhones probably stream music or use mp3 as the music player is actually good. Add in that most countries are going digital and FM becomes less used feature.
    India is still a developing country. Data connections are very costly here. People listen to news on fm on the go, and some people don't even buy TV here! They rely completely on FM for news. It's free,no data costs....its the ultimate source of information that is always conveyed to you whether you have money or not :) Besides it doesn't cost much to add FM.
    07-16-2014 11:51 AM
  19. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Radio is not a basic feature.
    It was years ago . Times have changed. Let's Move on.
    Well cameras are also not a basic feature :) Why include a camera in a phone? I have a seperate Nikon for that.. The whole point of a smartphone is to reduce the no. of devices we have and rely just on a single device for our needs.Just beacause you and me don't use fm doesn't mean the rest of the Indian population don't :) besides it doesn't cost much to add fm. You can get a chip for 50 Rs in Delhi from the electrical store :)
    07-16-2014 11:56 AM
  20. sahib lopez's Avatar
    It's been bad all day and yesterday. Haven't heard anything as to the cause.
    for me it was 2 days ago... kinda annoying :/
    07-16-2014 12:06 PM
  21. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    for me it was 2 days ago... kinda annoying :/
    WPC app is working just fine :) try it on your 810 :)
    07-16-2014 12:15 PM
  22. Chregu's Avatar
    WPC app is working just fine :) try it on your 810 :)
    I had a lot of problems with the app too today. It's however better now.
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    07-16-2014 12:20 PM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    WPC app is working just fine :) try it on your 810 :)
    im on the website ._. and its laggy like no other
    S Vaibhav likes this.
    07-16-2014 12:28 PM
  24. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I had a lot of problems with the app too today. It's however better now.
    I blame the servers ! :P
    07-16-2014 12:28 PM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    yup seems today is going to be a mellow day in wpc
    07-16-2014 12:29 PM
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