1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Woodkid is French, it doesn't surprise me you don't know it. That is his big hit:

    (Take your tablet to watch it :P )

    He had an amazing show with an orchestra.
    I'll take a look at lunch time. :)
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    07-28-2014 05:42 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    Understand. I did a quick search and found 40 tricks and tips for the LG G3. Quite an amazing phone. Unfortunately I didn't see anything about the camera unlocking the phone though like it does with WP. I'm guessing you know that you can setup the phone to take quick shots with the volume button?
    Yes, that's what I mean. I always activate the camera with the volume button and it's very handy. But then I'd like to look at pictures I've just taken and delete them without unlocking the phone, like on Windows Phone. This is not possible on the G3.
    07-28-2014 06:00 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You know something. I find people who are fans of things will make any excuse to fit their thinking. One minute 512MB is perfect for WP because it doesn't need more to work well. Then you have issues with said 512MB and an older phone and all of sudden you're 'out of date' phone is no longer good to use with WP. So all those people who bought old gen 512MB devices should expect a crap experience on WP8.1 because it's old technology. :P

    Got to love this messed up OS...
    07-28-2014 06:18 AM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    You know something. I find people who are fans of things will make any excuse to fit their thinking.
    Humanity's oldest problem...
    07-28-2014 06:22 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Humanity's oldest problem...
    Sad but true. I could use the same example for all kinds of things. Things we can no longer talk about. :P
    07-28-2014 06:24 AM
  6. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    You know something. I find people who are fans of things will make any excuse to fit their thinking. One minute 512MB is perfect for WP because it doesn't need more to work well. Then you have issues with said 512MB and an older phone and all of sudden you're 'out of date' phone is no longer good to use with WP. So all those people who bought old gen 512MB devices should expect a crap experience on WP8.1 because it's old technology. :P

    Got to love this messed up OS...
    I remember people who used to parade how well Symbian ran on crap (not mincing on words here) specs. The same people turned on Nokia for disappointing with Symbian^3. (Not that it was disappointing, but because the 256MB RAM didn't hold well, apparently.)
    07-28-2014 06:24 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Agree with that.

    I see the long release date for this update is starting to cause issues. I keep wondering if mine will show up simply because of the carrier. It shows on the list mind you but I can see them dragging their feet.
    It would be such a sham if HTC did that. I mean, if I didn't feel that the Pureview cameras were not the best fit for my needs, I probably would have walked away and not look back. Of all the things to take from Android, if MSFT allows their updating system to go like that, WP is in trouble...
    07-28-2014 06:30 AM
  8. Chregu's Avatar
    Tile folders that are supposed to come with GDR1 just reminded me that my G3 supports icon folders too. It works like on iOS, very practical!
    07-28-2014 06:31 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I remember people who used to parade how well Symbian ran on crap (not mincing on words here) specs. The same people turned on Nokia for disappointing with Symbian^3. (Not that it was disappointing, but because the 256MB RAM didn't hold well, apparently.)
    I personally think 512MB devices should have disappeared this time round. The L530 is a pretty low end device and people keep saying 1GB is somehow 'high spec' when the difference in price is mediocre. They should have did the smart thing and let go of the 512MB devices. I'm sure the L530 will sell well in the environment they want to sell it in but why not make it better than anything else out there? That also goes for the L630/5. I don't get the thinking personally. Don't get me started on the L930...
    07-28-2014 06:31 AM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I think a thunderstorm is coming....
    Had one of those last night in my neck of the woods. They're always cool to look at when inside...especially with the lightning flashing. Surprisingly, I've experienced some good iPadding moments during a late night thunderstorm...😉
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    07-28-2014 06:33 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Love the pics, Chregu. The first one is my favorite...and I can see a little bit of the wash out you talked about in the last picture, even though it was dimly lit.

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    07-28-2014 06:42 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    G'mornin'! (Or afternoon, or night. Whatever.)

    Since we have an extended weekend here, I figured that I should go ahead and I should go ahead and go marathon some anime. Results as follows:

    I went ahead with Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions first. To follow was Angel Beats!, for the feels, at least. I cried with the characters in Chu-2-byo, while I just felt... sorry for the characters in Angel Beats!. Strange, considering Angel Beats was supposed to make me really sad.

    So, what'd I miss?
    Other than the next potential goof by MSFT of HTC not updating their 8S and 8X, nothing really...

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    07-28-2014 06:45 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Understand. I did a quick search and found 40 tricks and tips for the LG G3. Quite an amazing phone. Unfortunately I didn't see anything about the camera unlocking the phone though like it does with WP. I'm guessing you know that you can setup the phone to take quick shots with the volume button?
    Best he can do is via the lock screen...placing the camera app as one of the shortcuts there. So all he does is use the knock code and tap the camera app shortcut.

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    07-28-2014 06:46 AM
  14. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Other than the next potential goof by MSFT of HTC not updating their 8S and 8X, nothing really...

    Posted via Princely Purple Z Ultra
    Ouch. More power to them, I guess. HTC has to recover from their losses in the Android Battlefront before moving ask to Windows Phone.
    07-28-2014 06:49 AM
  15. Chregu's Avatar
    Other than the next potential goof by MSFT of HTC not updating their 8S and 8X, nothing really...
    Somehow doesn't fit well with the rumors of a high-end HTC Windows Phone device...
    07-28-2014 06:52 AM
  16. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Argh, I can't get to grips with the new WPCentral layout. It's flashier, but it doesn't fit with the forums.
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    07-28-2014 06:53 AM
  17. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Somehow doesn't fit well with the rumors of a high-end HTC Windows Phone device...
    Rumors are rumors until further rumors can verify the said rumor, which is tested with more rumors before the rumor reaches its end-of-life stage, which is signified with the appearance of more rumors seeking to verify the said rumor before the rumor has its judgment handed to it by a superior rumor.

    Hehehe.
    07-28-2014 06:55 AM
  18. Chregu's Avatar
    Love the pics, Chregu. The first one is my favorite...and I can see a little bit of the wash out you talked about in the last picture, even though it was dimly lit.
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    It was an amazing atmosphere!
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    07-28-2014 06:58 AM
  19. Chregu's Avatar
    Rumors are rumors until further rumors can verify the said rumor, which is tested with more rumors before the rumor reaches its end-of-life stage, which is signified with the appearance of more rumors seeking to verify the said rumor before the rumor has its judgment handed to it by a superior rumor.

    Hehehe.
    That's why I often doubt rumors, most of all when they seemingly contradict each other. Then again, many rumors come true.
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    07-28-2014 06:59 AM
  20. Chregu's Avatar
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    I have to repost this in a better quality. These beautiful bird and me forgetting the camera with zoom. My girlfriend had the idea to take a picture with the phone through the binocular. The effect is just so cool and the quality is really good. And it's certainly a nice memory.
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    07-28-2014 07:04 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The WPC site is running pretty slow for me... :/
    07-28-2014 07:15 AM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I personally think 512MB devices should have disappeared this time round. The L530 is a pretty low end device and people keep saying 1GB is somehow 'high spec' when the difference in price is mediocre. They should have did the smart thing and let go of the 512MB devices. I'm sure the L530 will sell well in the environment they want to sell it in but why not make it better than anything else out there? That also goes for the L630/5. I don't get the thinking personally. Don't get me started on the L930...
    Now, I'll go to bat for the 930 (and it is not because I am getting one) and say this: you cannot knock that phone when it is about the overall launch strategy. When the 920 came out, it had a new feature - phase 2 of pureview. People complained about the weight so the 925 came out 8 months later. Now, if you look at the 930 and 920 specs wise, it is an upgrade. More RAM, bigger screen, faster processor, quicker shot to shot time, weight is down. Ordinarily, this phone SHOULD get lots of pub.

    Here's the problem. The market has changed. In between the 920 and 930 launches, you've had on the high end level the 925 (incrementally improved with the 6th lens), the1020 (improved camera) and the 1520 (same camera as the 930) launched. So if the camera is a driving feature, we've seen the same pureview 2.0 in 5 models (925, 928, 929, 1020, 1520) between the 920 and 930. So while on paper it is an upgrade over the 920, the new software doesn't take advantage of the hardware enough to warrant existing users to upgrade and it doesn't add anything distinctive for new users (outside the platform) to switch.

    Truth is that I'm starting to feel that MSFT gave most of the cash to Nokia to fill out their WP line instead of creating a clear strategy going forward. It's like they swapped out Symbian for WP literally, instead of having things lined up neatly to keep pace with their software.

    MSFT needs compelling features to upgrade existing users and to attract new ones. Personally, it would appear the rumors are true that RAM is more expensive than CPUs. I don't mind them having a 512MB RAM phone, but it should be 2 lines only - something in the under $100 to replace the Asha line completely and something at the $140 mark as the entry level Lumia. The issue here is that it seems the high end is suffering with the convoluted launch sequences and carrier exclusives.

    Simply put, WP is in a mess from a PR and seemingly strategy perspective right now.

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    07-28-2014 07:20 AM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Ouch. More power to them, I guess. HTC has to recover from their losses in the Android Battlefront before moving ask to Windows Phone.
    Agree but disagree here. There are 2 WP8 models, not the 10 million they did in WP7. Should be easier to support, even if they may be building another 2.

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    07-28-2014 07:21 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Somehow doesn't fit well with the rumors of a high-end HTC Windows Phone device...
    Exactly. That's why if this is true, HTC's WP won't sell.

    Posted via Princely Purple Z Ultra
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    07-28-2014 07:22 AM
  25. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Now, I'll go to bat for the 930 (and it is not because I am getting one) and say this: you cannot knock that phone when it is about the overall launch strategy. When the 920 came out, it had a new feature - phase 2 of pureview. People complained about the weight so the 925 came out 8 months later. Now, if you look at the 930 and 920 specs wise, it is an upgrade. More RAM, bigger screen, faster processor, quicker shot to shot time, weight is down. Ordinarily, this phone SHOULD get lots of pub.

    Here's the problem. The market has changed. In between the 920 and 930 launches, you've had on the high end level the 925 (incrementally improved with the 6th lens), the1020 (improved camera) and the 1520 (same camera as the 930) launched. So if the camera is a driving feature, we've seen the same pureview 2.0 in 5 models (925, 928, 929, 1020, 1520) between the 920 and 930. So while on paper it is an upgrade over the 920, the new software doesn't take advantage of the hardware enough to warrant existing users to upgrade and it doesn't add anything distinctive for new users (outside the platform) to switch.

    Truth is that I'm starting to feel that MSFT gave most of the cash to Nokia to fill out their WP line instead of creating a clear strategy going forward. It's like they swapped out Symbian for WP literally, instead of having things lined up neatly to keep pace with their software.

    MSFT needs compelling features to upgrade existing users and to attract new ones. Personally, it would appear the rumors are true that RAM is more expensive than CPUs. I don't mind them having a 512MB RAM phone, but it should be 2 lines only - something in the under $100 to replace the Asha line completely and something at the $140 mark as the entry level Lumia. The issue here is that it seems the high end is suffering with the convoluted launch sequences and carrier exclusives.

    Simply put, WP is in a mess from a PR and seemingly strategy perspective right now.

    Posted via Princely Purple Z Ultra
    I'm going to say this right here, right now. I'm betting that the disorganization on Nokia's part was the very reason they bought the D&S division. Nokia was acting like Windows Phone was just another Symbian.

    To think that I thought they changed with their clear-cut x20 line...
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    07-28-2014 07:26 AM
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