01-27-2015 03:39 PM
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  1. BullGuard8's Avatar
    1) Office for Windows phone is not yet out and will come with Windows 10 and the existing one is very basic and you don't need office365 for that.
    2) Download stop clock as there is no inbuilt one.
    3) Current Lumia camera app is slow I would advice you to make "default Camera" app as your goto app. You can change defaults by going into settings->right swipe -> cameras and photos.
    4) Picture quality wise Nokia camera beats iPhone's camera. Look into lenses and settings within the app for more options.
    5) 4K is coming to with the Denim update. Denim is an firmware update for Lumia phones which will come with Windows phone 8.1.1.
    7) You can import contracts by linking your icloud account via settings-> add account. You can also import contracts to outlook email account. Once you import contracts to outlook it stays there in your email. That's what I did when I moved from Android to Windows phone.
    8) I'm using HERE Maps from 2012 and it's really nice and I have never lost my way using HERE maps. It also has downloading ability where you could download whole State/country map. You can download the whole map of Texas onto your phone and by doing so you will save data while driving.
    Great advice bro thanks a lot!! I appreciate you taking the time to answer all my quesitons
    ven07 likes this.
    01-26-2015 06:22 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Also you can drag and drop Mp3s on your windows phone via the usb cable or use bluetooth no need to use a sync app, furthermore if you need to use custom ringtones drop the .mp3 or .wav into the ringtone folder. Or you can use the many file managers in the store to move it to that folder :).

    Here are a few apps, I would recommend

    1) OfficeLens
    2) Transparency Tiles / Skinery Themes / Start Perfect
    3) Simple Calendar / ical or Chronos
    4) Mytube / Metrotube / TubeCast (you can use the latter to cast via the app to a variety of devices, however as you have the 930 you have MiraCast built-in to the device so you can cast your entire screen should you wish via project
    my screen)
    5) Windows Reading list

    Lastly you can pin an website to your start screen and if the developer has implemented the functionality then the pinned website will function just like a native app providing live updates.
    01-26-2015 10:18 PM
  3. mj0's Avatar
    Does it work for voice-guided navigation too (like Here Drive+) ?
    Of course it does.
    01-27-2015 12:57 AM
  4. mj0's Avatar
    Did not claim that tho :p I simply meant the the offline features for google maps on ios.. suck xd
    No you didn't. What you did say was, and I quote: Which is why I can't use my gf 5s when I'm lost lol . This has nothing to do with Google Maps at all. This is you saying that your girlfriend's iPhone 5S is incapable of providing you with (proper) maps in case you're lost. Which to me, quite frankly, sounds like fanboyish bull**** par excellence.

    And you know what else sucks? iOS's capabilities to run Windows Phone apps. And Windows Phone's capabilities to run iOS apps. You know why they suck? Because just like offline maps for Google Maps this was never part of the original design. Yet for a mere US $10 you can purchase an app that offers offline maps of the entire world for you to download, with voice navigation (pedestrian/bicycle/car), speed trap warnings, real time traffic information and traffic based rerouting. This app is available on both Android and iOS, but not on Windows Phone. I wonder why...

    If you wanted to compare Google Maps offline features lets be honest and compare Google Maps on iOS vs. Google Maps on Android vs. Google Maps on Windows Phone. Oh, wait. Google Maps on Windows Phone doesn't exist. Sucks, doesn't it?
    01-27-2015 01:10 AM
  5. Jaripi's Avatar
    Of course it does.
    OK, I just checked it - it might be good (no experience). Traffic is also charged separately :) ... well, Here Maps and Drive+ are free, with Global offline maps, so my vote for them :)
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    01-27-2015 01:16 AM
  6. Andrew Fratkin's Avatar
    You could if you'd download Skobbler from the app store. A mere $10 buys you all maps from this planet to download and use offline on any iDevice (iPad, iPhone, iPod). Simultaneously.

    I never understood why so many Windows Phone users claim these offline maps to be a feature unique to Windows Phone when really it's available on all platforms for very little money these days. The Skobbler maps for example are based on the Open Streetmap project and excellent quality.
    Hmmmmm..... $21 dollars (maps + traffic) to get what I already have for free. I know which one I'm choosing.
    01-27-2015 08:11 AM
  7. yihong kang's Avatar
    3), 4), 5) just wait a little bit more for the denim (depending on the carrier).
    6) You can use "transfer my data" app, you may have it pre-installed on the phone, or you can download it. You can also export your contact to outlook (the one you logged in your phone), it will automatically appear on your phone.
    7) there is an app called "gmaps+", it can pull google map's information and overlay with here/bing map.
    01-27-2015 08:27 AM
  8. Nandakumar Kesavan's Avatar
    Some more apps that could be useful for you.

    1. Files - File Manager
    2. Easy Manager - Transfer files to mobile from your PC when both your PC and mobile is connected to the same wifi (i use this one to transfer files)
    ven07 likes this.
    01-27-2015 08:35 AM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    This is you saying that your girlfriend's iPhone 5S is incapable of providing you with (proper) maps in case you're lost. Which to me, quite frankly, sounds like fanboyish bull**** par excellence
    LOL chill mate; you're reading into it way too much. I think you should take into consideration that my country does not have wifi hotspots and allowing people to use your wifi for free (shops etc) is a very rare commodity, which means that in case I need to use the iphone without planning ahead (by buying an app or downloading the bit of the map I need via Google maps--- I was only referring to Google Maps btw and not any of the other services) I have a problem... Not a huge one, but still a problem. On the other hand if I were to take out my WP and use it I wouldn't need any kind of connection at all.. This is what I was promoting -_____- I have never said that the iPhone was lacking -____- In fact I have many other posts strewn around this place of me actually praising (in other words not badmouthing) the IOS systems

    Have a nice day :)
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    01-27-2015 12:48 PM
  10. mj0's Avatar
    I think you should take into consideration that my country does not have wifi hotspots and allowing people to use your wifi for free (shops etc) is a very rare commodity, which means that in case I need to use the iphone without planning ahead (by buying an app or downloading the bit of the map I need via Google maps--- I was only referring to Google Maps btw and not any of the other services) I have a problem... Not a huge one, but still a problem. On the other hand if I were to take out my WP and use it I wouldn't need any kind of connection at all.
    So let me get this straight: downloading the required maps from within an app on an iPhone is "planning ahead" while downloading the required maps from within an app on a Windows Phone isn't? In my humble opinion you're gonna have a problem on any device no matter what if you don't download the maps before you need them

    Again, you're not really make much sense to me. Either that or I don't get it
    Either way, I'd say we'll leave it at that and agree to disagree in order to not derail this thread any further.
    01-27-2015 02:48 PM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    Simple.. Download offline maps for any country you want via Here maps and keep it on the phone for whenever you want it; no payment necessary...

    Oy Vey :/
    01-27-2015 03:39 PM
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