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01-27-2015 03:39 PM
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  1. BullGuard8's Avatar
    While the iPhone's speed and camera are better, it was hindering my productivity, I had to purchase a special app (iExplorer) just to be able to move my photos from the iPhone to the computer, and attaching files when sending an email is so unintuitive. Anyway, enough of that, so I sed my iPhone 6 aside and bought a Nokia Lumia 930

    I have a few questions:

    1) I have an Office 365 subscription which allows me to install Office on 5 diff. computers and 5 mobile devices, when I try to sign in on my Windows 8.1 phone, it just gives an error and tells me to try again. Tried restarting my phone, no luck. Tried connecting via my VPN (US Texas) server maybe there is a geographical limitation as to where once can use his Office 365, no luck......what's going on here? now Office is in Read only mode not the full Office

    2) Where the heck is the stopwatch in this phone?

    3) There is an app called Lumia Camera that keeps failing to install, so I deleted it, how can I get it to install?

    4) How come this is a 20MP camera but the 8MP iPhone camera takes sharper and crisper photos?

    5) I was very disappointed that this 20MP camera can only shoot videos @ 30 FPS and not 60 FPS like my iPhone 6, is it ever gonna happen to allow us to shoot @ 60 FPS? the smoothness diff between 30 and 60 FPS is like day and night

    6) biggest problem I have is my contacts, they were all in my iCloud account, I thought it would be as simple as exporting them and importing them into the People application but I was wrong because the iCloud exports the fields in a weird format that doesn't work properly on this phone. Please tell me there is an easy way of doing this instead of me having to manually enter 500 contacts :(

    7) Is there no Google Maps for this phone? I think that's the best GPS maps app hands down and was very disappointed that it wasn't there in the App Store

    Hope you can answer all my questions, thanks
    Last edited by BullGuard8; 01-25-2015 at 04:03 PM.
    01-25-2015 03:47 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Hey :) First of all welcome :D and ehm were you trying to post a video? In any case there must have been a link, otherwise you wouldn't be able to post this and ask for help ;P
    01-25-2015 03:50 PM
  3. BullGuard8's Avatar
    Hey :) First of all welcome :D and ehm were you trying to post a video? In any case there must have been a link, otherwise you wouldn't be able to post this and ask for help ;P
    nope, no video, no link, just points as in 1) 2) 3), etc.

    I cannot even report my post to a moderator it's telling me the same thing no links allowed
    01-25-2015 03:52 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Ok let's get you to 10 posts and check if it still persists :P Why did you drop IOS?
    01-25-2015 03:58 PM
  5. BullGuard8's Avatar
    Ok let's get you to 10 posts and check if it still persists :P Why did you drop IOS?
    Done, check the original post please.

    iOS, while the iPhone 6 was great in terms of speed and the camera was the best I've had in any phone especially the ability to take videos @ 60 FPS is amazing.........but....

    functionality and practicality wise it was too stupid for an OS this mature to be like this....

    1) Try sending an attachment in an email, very difficult and only shows files in your photos or videos so let's say you have some documents stored on iCloud Drive, you can only send them one at a time by going to the file itself and sharing it via email but imagine you wanted to send many documents to a client, it's a nightmare

    2) Your photos and videos are locked in the phone, there is no way you are getting them out unless you want to share them somewhere and download them from there, I had to purchase a separate app (iExplorer) for 20 USD just to be able to easily access my iPhone files

    3) Loudspeaker should be renamed to low volume speaker, it sucks plain and simple, thats on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, and on the iPhone 6 (had them all)

    4) While the app market is great in iOS and I had a few purchased, I came to notice that all I really use is Twitter, Facebook, email, Whatsapp, Viber, and Skype, so no win here for iOS. Plus the apps are becoming just like Android, full of fake reviews and shady apps, so again, app wise, I don't care

    5) the biggest problem......... copying my MP3s to my iPhone, first time iTunes would sync my entire library, great, that was easy but then when I added a few songs, it wouldn't update the library, I asked on the iPhone forums and noone had an answer as to how to add the new songs only, working with iTunes is harder than studying for a pHD in nuclear science
    01-25-2015 04:09 PM
  6. mj0's Avatar
    There's no need to export/import your iCloud contacts. Just add your iCloud account to your phone and enjoy.
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    01-25-2015 04:18 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    I play with my gf's 5s from time to time (for the cool games ) and I mostly don't see any reviews at all?
    01-25-2015 04:20 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    The lumia cam bit is weird, but try installing it again or another 3rd party cam app and check what happens

    The phone does not have a built in stopwatch (I hate it as well :/) so downloading one is the solution

    4k recording is coming with the Denim update if you have a 1520 or 930

    and give Here maps a shot :D
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    01-25-2015 04:24 PM
  9. BullGuard8's Avatar
    There's no need to export/import your iCloud contacts. Just add your iCloud account to your phone and enjoy.
    how to do that? plus, I don't have an iCloud email just an iCloud account
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    01-25-2015 04:25 PM
  10. BullGuard8's Avatar
    The lumia cam bit is weird, but try installing it again or another 3rd party cam app and check what happens

    The phone does not have a built in stopwatch (I hate it as well :/) so downloading one is the solution

    4k recording is coming with the Denim update if you have a 1520 or 930

    and give Here maps a shot :D
    How do I update my denim? (crap that sounds weird when I think of Denim all that comes into my head is blue jeans :D)
    01-25-2015 04:26 PM
  11. mj0's Avatar
    how to do that? plus, I don't have an iCloud email just an iCloud account
    The same way you add every other type of account: Settings - accounts - add account - iCloud
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    01-25-2015 04:31 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    01-25-2015 04:32 PM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    How do I update my denim? (crap that sounds weird when I think of Denim all that comes into my head is blue jeans :D)
    You could wait it, because WC reported that 930's are getting the update nowadays. Or you could decide to flash the phone, but be careful when doing that
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    01-25-2015 04:34 PM
  14. BullGuard8's Avatar
    Right, so I've added my iCloud account and all my iCloud contacts now show.

    Now the questions is:

    1) If I ever do want to add a new contact, where is it going? if it's going to my phone then it's going to be a mess with some contacts on the phone and some on the iCloud account.

    2) Is there a way to mass copy all those iCloud contacts to my Windows phone so I can then delete the iCloud account?
    01-25-2015 04:54 PM
  15. ven07's Avatar
    When adding a new contact the phone will prompt you to decide between a hotmail or gmail account (in your case you might even get the icloud option; not sure). Give it a try ;p
    01-25-2015 04:58 PM
  16. BullGuard8's Avatar
    When adding a new contact the phone will prompt you to decide between a hotmail or gmail account (in your case you might even get the icloud option; not sure). Give it a try ;p
    WOW! you are right man!! it did ask me and I chose iCloud, and the moment I added the contact I checked my iCloud on the web it had that newly added contact!

    Excellent integration saves me so much headaches :)
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    01-25-2015 05:14 PM
  17. Harrie-S's Avatar
    WOW! you are right man!! it did ask me and I chose iCloud, and the moment I added the contact I checked my iCloud on the web it had that newly added contact!

    Excellent integration saves me so much headaches :)
    And maybe you like the following even more.

    If you go to the people hub and tap on "showing" you can uncheck the "hotmail".
    If you than add a contact you can not choose the "hotmail".
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    01-25-2015 06:05 PM
  18. BullGuard8's Avatar
    And maybe you like the following even more.

    If you go to the people hub and tap on "showing" you can uncheck the "hotmail".
    If you than add a contact you can not choose the "hotmail".
    Awesome!! Thanks a lot man! great tip!
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    01-25-2015 07:12 PM
  19. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    wellcome to the house. hope you enjoy. wait for denim and you will love the camera...
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    01-25-2015 07:29 PM
  20. corby lambert's Avatar
    Try downloading the "Lumia camera classic"
    I love here maps but I think you can use Google maps through IE
    You'll have to download a stopwatch app
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    01-26-2015 01:52 AM
  21. udupa1982'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.
    01-26-2015 03:02 PM
  22. ven07's Avatar
    You can download the whole map of Texas onto your phone and by doing so you will save data while driving.
    Yupp this is the best part!!!! Which is why I can't use my gf 5s when I'm lost lol
    01-26-2015 03:41 PM
  23. mj0's Avatar
    Yupp this is the best part!!!! Which is why I can't use my gf 5s when I'm lost lol
    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.
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    01-26-2015 04:22 PM
  24. Jaripi'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.
    Does it work for voice-guided navigation too (like Here Drive+) ?
    01-26-2015 04:42 PM
  25. ven07's Avatar
    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
    Did not claim that tho :p I simply meant the the offline features for google maps on ios.. suck xd
    01-26-2015 04:43 PM
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