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  Reply # 961734 6-Jan-2014 09:02 Send private message quote this post

Another disappointment is the Nokia Panorama mode, iPhone (4S in my example) implements this much better.



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  Reply # 961737 6-Jan-2014 09:03 Send private message quote this post

Is there a device search in WP8 like the one in iOS? I've tried a variety of search phrases with no luck, either I'm not structuring my search correctly or it is not a supported function.

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  Reply # 961756 6-Jan-2014 09:47 Send private message quote this post

no there currently is no system wide search built in

what is it that you want to search for?

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  Reply # 961757 6-Jan-2014 09:49 Send private message quote this post

lyonrouge: Another disappointment is the Nokia Panorama mode, iPhone (4S in my example) implements this much better.


you may want to see if Photosynth works better for you



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  Reply # 961758 6-Jan-2014 09:50 Send private message quote this post

Artists, Albums, Songs, Applications, you name it, I search for it. in iOS I use the search more often than looking for the icons.



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  Reply # 961762 6-Jan-2014 09:54 Send private message quote this post

nathan:
lyonrouge: Another disappointment is the Nokia Panorama mode, iPhone (4S in my example) implements this much better.


you may want to see if Photosynth works better for you


Thanks, but not for me, I want a locally stored artefact, rather than a cloudy implementation. I've discarded Nokia camera applications for the same reason.

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  Reply # 961769 6-Jan-2014 10:04 Send private message quote this post

lyonrouge: Artists, Albums, Songs, Applications, you name it, I search for it. in iOS I use the search more often than looking for the icons.


right, that's not currently in WP

You can search for apps by sliding to the right into the all apps view and hitting the search button on top left, or if you have a few apps installed you can click the letter name that's highlighted with a box around it to take you to that letter in the alphabet

Music etc you'd load up the Music+Videos or Xbox Music app and search there



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  Reply # 961785 6-Jan-2014 10:29 Send private message quote this post

Thanks for the tips. I've only had it a week, so it doesn't have the depth of content my iOS devices have, so should not be an issue initially.

Is it just me, or is the music volume and notification volume not separately manageable?

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  Reply # 961786 6-Jan-2014 10:32 Send private message quote this post

yes currently we have one volume control



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  Reply # 961791 6-Jan-2014 10:53 Send private message quote this post

So far the Mobile Data (holding steady on HSDPA) and "Internet Sharing" are performing far better than iOS (iPhone 4S). Reconnection is more stable on the WiFi, and it creates a Wireless LAN, which iOS does not.



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  Reply # 962359 7-Jan-2014 11:07 Send private message quote this post

Still no Microsoft supplied Remote Desktop application?

Somewhat mute point as there is not support for Mouse either (even their own one)

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  Reply # 962551 7-Jan-2014 16:14 Send private message quote this post

correct, not currently

there are many Remote Desktop apps in the Store, both paid and free ones like this http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/mocha-rd-lite/cc7c5630-3c9a-452d-aa10-17a8b599dde6



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  Reply # 962553 7-Jan-2014 16:17 Send private message quote this post

Thanks. I'm currently reconciling WM6.1 features against WP8.

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  Reply # 962560 7-Jan-2014 16:21 Send private message quote this post

its a complete ground up rewrite on the NT Kernel with WP8 so there are no similarities at all.



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  Reply # 962562 7-Jan-2014 16:23 Send private message quote this post

Sorry, should have been clearer. I appreciate that they are code wise completely different, I'm reviewing functions and features to see where the MS Mobile roadmap has progressed and where it has regressed from a OotB perspective.

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