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  1. bokchoy1's Avatar
    You should feel lucky. W10 removes this feature and only lets you see purchased apps..No more reinstalling old free apsp in W10
    Nooo! I hope Microsoft reconsiders.
    06-28-2015 07:06 PM
  2. Mister-D's Avatar
    That only works for popular apps. If you can't remember the name of an app and it's not popular, chances are it'll be hard to find. Worse, what if you can't remember what it looks like?
    If you can't remember the name of an app you can search for it by category. If you can't remember the name and can't remember what its logo looks like, I'd say that's an app that you never use. But still, you could search for it using some keywords about what the app does.

    I honestly can't imagine a situation where I'd want a particular app back on my phone and wouldn't be able to find it in the store.
    06-29-2015 01:44 AM
  3. DavidTheGiant's Avatar
    Dumb things?? Outlook email app can only attach images :(
    06-29-2015 03:45 AM
  4. bokchoy1's Avatar
    If you can't remember the name of an app you can search for it by category. If you can't remember the name and can't remember what its logo looks like, I'd say that's an app that you never use. But still, you could search for it using some keywords about what the app does.

    I honestly can't imagine a situation where I'd want a particular app back on my phone and wouldn't be able to find it in the store.
    I'll give you an example. Take Pixel Heritage, an app that recreates the look of photos taken with old Nokia phones. Let's assume that I've forgotten the name. Any search including the keywords "Nokia" or "photography" brings up unrelated results.
    06-29-2015 05:06 AM
  5. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Dumb things?? Outlook email app can only attach images :(
    Indeed but try this app. It's not perfect but it does the job.
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...2-f9bf48e61281
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-29-2015 05:23 AM
  6. jsooney's Avatar
    Funny article, thanks.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-29-2015 07:13 PM
  7. mj0's Avatar
    I've stopped using a Windows Phone device and returned to iOS about three months ago because these things just kept annoying me over and over again. At this point I have most likely forgotten a few things that drove me away from the platform, but the following I still remember. Vividly.

    1. Tabs reorganizing in IE every time you switch from one to another, and reloading. Every. Single. Time!
    2. This was actually the one thing that annoyed me most: disastrous audio. With a headset connected through the headphone jack notification sounds are played on both headphones and speaker, yet the phone isn't ringing on speaker, only through the headphones. With a bluetooth headset connected it's exactly the other way around - phone ringing through both, headphones and speaker, yet notification sounds only via headphones.
    3. Skype is so much worse than on Android or iOS it saddens me. Never worked reliably in the background, it had to be the active foreground application and even then more often than not it didn't work when the phone was locked. This weirdness resulted in many missed Skype calls since even though according to Skype I was "online" yet my phone didn't ring when somebody tried to call me on Skype. I only saw the missed calls when I opened/resumed Skype.
    4. No "mute all sounds" button or feature comparable to the iPhone's switch on the left side. I've gotten so used to simply flipping that switch in meetings or other occasions when I don't want to be disturbed that to me it seems dumb for a smartphone not to have that feature.
    5. The back button is inconsistent throughout the OS. Sometimes it works as back button within an app, sometimes it closes the app, sometimes it freezes the app, sometimes it returns to a previously used app... I never really fully understood when to use it and when to better not use it.
    Last edited by a5cent; 07-02-2015 at 06:56 AM. Reason: circumventing profanity filter
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    06-30-2015 07:28 AM
  8. wgrs's Avatar
    Skype actually works better than on iOS. I always can be reached and the app does not to be active.

    For mute all sounds I have a button in the notification tab.
    06-30-2015 07:46 AM
  9. mj0's Avatar
    That's weird, I have yet to miss a Skype call on iOS due to the phone not ringing yet it happened constantly on Windows Phone 8.1 (both Lumia 635 and 830). I'm hoping for some of these things to improve with Windows 10 Mobile, we'll see. I've kept both phones around to give Windows 10 a closer look once it's released. Which, if the past Windows Phone updates are a hint as to what to expect from the Windows 10 Mobile update, will be somewhen between a year from now and never.
    06-30-2015 07:51 AM
  10. Schandmaul's Avatar
    1. This was actually the one thing that annoyed me most: disastrous audio. With a headset connected through the headphone jack notification sounds are played on both headphones and speaker, yet the phone isn't ringing on speaker, only through the headphones. With a bluetooth headset connected it's exactly the other way around - phone ringing through both, headphones and speaker, yet notification sounds only via headphones.
    Yeah, I also noticed weird behaviour of my phone when it comes to sound levels. I connect my phone to the radio of my car through the headphone jack and when I forget to switch off the message sounds and receive a text message or a call, the volume of the music playing at that time suddenly turns really low. It seems as if the phone can't decide which sound it wants to play over which speaker and opts for creepy near-silence.
    Last edited by a5cent; 07-02-2015 at 06:56 AM.
    07-01-2015 11:33 PM
  11. nedarata's Avatar
    limited panorama options
    resolution is WAY too low and quality really suck
    even iphone 4 beats 1020 in app made panoramas
    07-07-2015 10:52 AM
  12. colinkiama's Avatar
    limited panorama options
    resolution is WAY too low and quality really suck
    even iphone 4 beats 1020 in app made panoramas
    I don't think you have tried this: Check out "Photosynth" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...1-c038d1a55517
    Harrie-S likes this.
    07-07-2015 11:00 AM
  13. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I don't think you have tried this: Check out "Photosynth" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...1-c038d1a55517
    Getting discontinued by MS sometime this fall I think. The web service will supposedly stay online for now. in a continuing effort to, err...

    synergize alignments, value-added, customer facing, hard choices, mobile first, blah blah blah.

    From "embrace, extend, extinguish" to "delight, entrap, disappoint".
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-12-2015 03:56 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Getting discontinued by MS sometime this fall I think. The web service will supposedly stay online for now. in a continuing effort to, err...

    synergize alignments, value-added, customer facing, hard choices, mobile first, blah blah blah.

    From "embrace, extend, extinguish" to "delight, entrap, disappoint".
    You are correct. http://www.windowscentral.com/micros...hotosynth-apps

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    07-12-2015 04:15 PM
  15. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Getting discontinued by MS sometime this fall I think. The web service will supposedly stay online for now. in a continuing effort to, err...

    synergize alignments, value-added, customer facing, hard choices, mobile first, blah blah blah.

    From "embrace, extend, extinguish" to "delight, entrap, disappoint".
    I tried to get it from the store yesterday but its already gone..so sad..

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-12-2015 09:55 PM
  16. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I tried to get it from the store yesterday but its already gone..so sad..

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Wow! I mean, the app works, sure maybe you don't keep up development...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-12-2015 10:26 PM
  17. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Wow! I mean, the app works, sure maybe you don't keep up development...
    It works if you already have it installed...duh..

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-13-2015 09:45 AM
  18. psiu_glen's Avatar
    It works if you already have it installed...duh..

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android

    Uhhh, yeah.

    Until you hard reset. Or hard reset to get an update running smooth. Or get a new phone. Or replace a broken phone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-13-2015 09:47 AM
  19. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    Here's an app you might like: Pinmore for OneNote http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=GN2kMpzH
    10-02-2015 07:49 PM
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