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  1. anon(9603734)'s Avatar
    OK, it seems that it needs to be bmp file (not jpg or png). Well, bmp files are usually much bigger than jpg and png, that's why I avoid them :P

    Anyway, THANKS as I have a nice tile for Facebook now (to open by Edge) ...

    EDIT: still wondering why it accepts only bmp pics, as I have pinned some artist pics to start too, done by me as jpg files (pinned by Extreme Music). It is a nice way to listen your favour artists (just click pinned artist pic and their songs start to play)
    That's strange; the images I've used have been in both jpg and PNG format.

    I know you said earlier you'd tried jpg at size 100 x 100; have you tried a jpg or PNG at pixel size 336 x 336?

    Sent from mTalk
    02-19-2017 02:29 PM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    About realarm, it is one of my favour app. I think that you can back up and restore your alarms as well as to download an alarm or a song from OneDrive. I have not ever connected it to OneDrive, as it is so easy to do a new alarm and to chose a local alarm sound (system one or your own one).
    But you can only backup and restore your alarms IF you give Realarm unrestricted access to EVERYTHING you have on OneDrive. Is the author honest and trustworthy? Very good chance the answer is yes. But like a bank manager friend once said: I have complete trust in some of my customers, but I won't give any of them, including my Mother, access to the vault.
    02-19-2017 02:59 PM
  3. Jaripi's Avatar
    That's strange; the images I've used have been in both jpg and PNG format.

    I know you said earlier you'd tried jpg at size 100 x 100; have you tried a jpg or PNG at pixel size 336 x 336?

    Sent from mTalk
    Yeah, I retried again and it works just fine with jpg, when the size was exactly 336 x 336 pixels ... it seems that I had a wrong Image Resize app in my cp, as it could not really change the size up, only downsize it :(

    Anyway, I found a nice app to change the size of pic, down or up, by cp now, Image Resizer app of Pyramid
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    02-19-2017 03:24 PM
  4. Jaripi's Avatar
    But you can only backup and restore your alarms IF you give Realarm unrestricted access to EVERYTHING you have on OneDrive. Is the author honest and trustworthy? Very good chance the answer is yes. But like a bank manager friend once said: I have complete trust in some of my customers, but I won't give any of them, including my Mother, access to the vault.
    I agree with you, as even if a dev is honest and trustworthy, you can not know if someone buy that app and what happens then ?

    However, you do not need to use backup and restrore, then it is not a real problem at all.
    02-19-2017 03:35 PM
  5. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I agree with you, as even if a dev is honest and trustworthy, you can not know if someone buy that app and what happens then ?

    However, you do not need to use backup and restrore, then it is not a real problem at all.
    You are speaking as one user. It can be a problem for others. The reason I was initially attracted to Realarm is that I have dozens of repeating reminders, many with fairly complex rules. The ability to set those complex rules are what most make Realarm unique. So having to reprogram all of them if your phone needs to be reset/restored or if you change phones is an unnecessary nuisance. Unnecessary because apps can save far more data within themselves, so it is right there again when you reinstall the app.
    02-19-2017 04:37 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    5 apps is really restrictive unless you don't count the obvious reasons we're on Windows in the first place such as Outlook Mail, Calendar and People. So here goes:

    1. Brother iPrint & Scan
    2. CamScanner
    3. Remote Desktop
    4. Continuum
    5. Perfect PDF

    Other "important" apps would be mTalk, Pageonce Finance (only for T-Mobile users), Looney Tunes, OBD Auto Doctor and Walgreens.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    libra89 likes this.
    02-19-2017 07:44 PM
  7. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    Can you give me link of WhatsApp beta

    Sent from mTalk windows 10 from(Indian occupied Kashmir)
    direct from MS Store link:
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...wpUdUnU42554)()

    unless such link posting is banned, here's one from Windows Central (link to store at bottom of article):
    WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone pushes out a new update | Windows Central
    02-19-2017 09:22 PM
  8. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    Wew! Five is so hard since I almost regularly use all of the apps that I have on my phone. Well, I'm just gonna list whatever apps I use daily/weekly.

    For 3rd-Party Apps, they are:

    1) Typical Social Media apps; Facebook + Instagram + Twitter
    2) WhatsApp Beta
    3) Readit (r/windowsphone and r/AskReddit)
    4) Manga Blaze (Manga is life)
    5) OneFootball (to give me news of my favourite football club. Note: Not American Football)
    6) Steam (for 2FA)
    7) AppRaisin (for discovering new apps or app updates)
    8) Windows Central (coz I need to know everything Windows)

    For MS own apps, they are:

    1) Groove
    2) Outlook Mail+Calendar
    3) Edge
    4) News
    5) Weather

    I don't play much games, but some of my favourites are/were:

    1) Digfender
    2) Prima World Defense
    3) Cube Cats
    4) Lego Ninja
    5) Shadow Warrior 2
    6) 2048 or Threes!
    7) Reversi Pro
    I want to add one more app to my post: Office Lens. Simply the best document scanning tool using your camera. Very intuitive as well! I've used it a lot of times to scan forms and documents in university.
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    02-19-2017 09:29 PM
  9. Jaripi's Avatar
    You are speaking as one user. It can be a problem for others. The reason I was initially attracted to Realarm is that I have dozens of repeating reminders, many with fairly complex rules. The ability to set those complex rules are what most make Realarm unique. So having to reprogram all of them if your phone needs to be reset/restored or if you change phones is an unnecessary nuisance. Unnecessary because apps can save far more data within themselves, so it is right there again when you reinstall the app.
    Of course, it is just my personal opinion, but do you remember a leak of Apple's icloud (a leak of naked photos of many beautiful celebrities) ? - well, it seems that it was just a mistake, some can happen, not a such big deal :P - the most people still trust Apple or do they ? - can we trust cloud ?

    Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICloud...lebrity_photos
    Last edited by Jaripi; 02-20-2017 at 12:10 AM.
    02-19-2017 11:03 PM
  10. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Excluded Microsoft made apps.

    We should support our third party developers!

    Slim Social for Facebook
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p/slimsocial-for-facebook/9nblggh4vmr8
    Web wrapper but makes for quick and easy browsing of your News Feed. Immensely quicker than the FB app.

    MyTube Beta
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/mytube-beta/9wzdncrdt29j?tduid=(7601b1d99a251bc20816cb5e9dba695a)(213688)(2795219)()()
    Bar none, the best YouTube client available for Windows 10, and the developer actively supports his users. Built for Windows 10 with Xbox One support.

    Viber
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/viber/9wzdncrfj46z
    Messaging app popular in the Asia Pacific, Built for Windows 10

    Instagram
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/instagram/9nblggh5l9xt
    This is the app Facebook and Messenger should be, The FB team can learn something from the Instagram team.

    Cover
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/cover-comic-reader/9wzdncrfj9w7
    Best Comic book reader for Windows

    Universal Emulator
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/universal-emulator/9nblggh52579
    Play SNES, Genesis and more on Windows 10, supports Xbox One controller.

    Uber
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/uber/9wzdncrfhxrd
    It actually sucks and very incomplete but it's serviceable
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    02-20-2017 11:00 AM
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