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  # 1018166 3-Apr-2014 23:42
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NZ255: Something that I was looking forward to was to be able to interact with my phone via Win8 PC. eg Phone gets a text message, I have to stop an answer it - it would be cool if I got a notification on my PC and could reply using the keyboard and send the text via my phone. Yeah I guess I could use email but I think the two platforms should be tied together more.
Anyway, looking forward to installing 8.1 when it hits the dev preview.


You mean like you can do with a Symbian Nokia and Nokia Suite?  cool


...and Android with several apps, and probably iOS too...




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Technofreak:
NZ255: Something that I was looking forward to was to be able to interact with my phone via Win8 PC. eg Phone gets a text message, I have to stop an answer it - it would be cool if I got a notification on my PC and could reply using the keyboard and send the text via my phone. Yeah I guess I could use email but I think the two platforms should be tied together more.
Anyway, looking forward to installing 8.1 when it hits the dev preview.


You mean like you can do with a Symbian Nokia and Nokia Suite?  cool


...and Android with several apps, and probably iOS too...

Yeah, I guess so.... 

 
 
 
 




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Developer preview release date now pointing to 14th April as per a leaked letter/memo.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/3/5578114/windows-phone-8-1-available-april-14th




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Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview has been released. Installing it currently on my Nokia Lumia 1520.




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Installing it here too. After looking over it last week when Nathan Mercer was on the NZ Tech Podcast I was quite impressed it. A welcome update.




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  # 1025398 15-Apr-2014 09:23
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Installed. Have been looking forward to this update.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1025462 15-Apr-2014 11:15
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Changed settings to get Cortana (warning, it will trigger a third update) and all works fine... Except, how can we change Cortana to show Celsius instead of Fahrenheit (if this can be done)?

Changed Region Settings to Australia, to no effect (other than dates now show correctly).






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You can't change it to Celsius. Its not released here.

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Just installed it and finding the new features. I love the reader mode in IE 11.




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  # 1025507 15-Apr-2014 12:11
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Just updating my Lumia 1020 now.

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  # 1025533 15-Apr-2014 12:54
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Widows phone is developing nicely, keep up the good work Microsoft




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Really loving the new update with two major exceptions:

     

  1. Cortana not available outside the US 
  2. Games now appearing in App List
(Microsoft region locking is getting old fast  (XB1 Kinnect Commands etc), and my games now junk up the list. They look out of place as they have distinctly different app squares (most of mine are XBL Games).

Notification centre makes it worthwhile though




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CruciasNZ: Really loving the new update with two major exceptions:

     

  1. Cortana not available outside the US 
  2. Games now appearing in App List
(Microsoft region locking is getting old fast  (XB1 Kinnect Commands etc), and my games now junk up the list. They look out of place as they have distinctly different app squares (most of mine are XBL Games).

Notification centre makes it worthwhile though


Don't have an issue with Cortana not being available, restricting Beta's is common and sensible.




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