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Windows 7: My first days with a Windows 8 phone

07 Mar 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Karri, the photos is not a big deal for me. I use my 16 megapixel camera with a Zeiss optik for photos.

But tell me how I can find your little PCHF app. I was looking for it in the store, but could not find it.
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07 Mar 2014   #12
Kari

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You should find it by searching PC Help Forum in WP Store. See this post: http://www.pchelpforum.com/threads/p.../#post-1067895

Alternatively, using your WP browser go to http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...3-311e49b1e77d.
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07 Mar 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Kari. I will try that later when it's off the charger.
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07 Mar 2014   #14
Kari

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BTW Wolfgang, have you already installed the WP app for Windows 8? It integrates the WP really nicely into Win 8: Windows Phone app for Windows in the Windows Store

In addition I use the Windows Phone dekstop app: http://blogs.windows.com/windows_pho...available.aspx for syncing music to my WP devices.
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07 Mar 2014   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The WP8 I did not install because I do not want to sync my stuff from the desktop to the phone. I put a selection of folders (pictures, music and videos) on the MicroSD card and that is all I want on the phone.

The second one I have to see what is does for me.
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07 Mar 2014   #16
Kari

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The WP App for Windows 8 does not sync anything, by default it simply only copies photos and videos from the phone to PC, default location being From XXXXX (XXXXX = name of the phone) folder under your Pictures folder. I find it nice, easy and fast to go through the phone content, for instance checking which photos to keep and which to delete.

My a** has already been saved once by the app as I forgot the phone to a pub; I located my phone using the WP app, which gave an address of a pub where I had been the same afternoon. Drove there, checked the corner I had been sitting earlier, did not see the phone, called Angie at home and asked her to click Ring my phone link in my PC's WP app. Asked the barman to turn the background music down and listened, and following the alarm found my phone between the seat cushions. Notice that my phone had ringtone muted as always when I enter public locations so it had been useless simply to call it and trust someone answers and returns it to me. The Ring my phone alarm is loud and annoying, also working when the phone is muted.

If I had not found it, I could have locked and / or erased the phone remotely using the app.
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07 Mar 2014   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Kari. That's a good application. Although I usually don't lose things, but you never know.
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07 Mar 2014   #18
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I thought you might want to play, somebody needs to rate it for him, it doesn't have any yet.
Thanks Derek for your "marketing pitch" . No need to review, the app is very simple and only a door-opening in my efforts to create a series of SF, EF, NF & PCHF WP8 and Win 8 apps.
You're welcome Kari, reviews are nice anyway.

I was looking for your Nine Forums one too, but noticed in that thread over there it has hit a roadblock.
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07 Mar 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I downloaded and ran Kari's PCHF app. Works well although the forum is a bit of a challenge on my 4" screen and me who does not see so well. Thanks anyhow Kari - nice effort.
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08 Mar 2014   #20
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I can agree the alarm is loud, I've just tried it out. I will say though it didn't work at first because I hadn't realised my phone was out of charge, plugged the charger in and tried it again, I already had the app on my Notebook, it then found the phone so I clicked on the ring button.

Hubby wondered what was happening as he came out from his office to see what the noise was, the app on the computer told me it had rung my phone.

It's useful to have but as I only leave the house once a week for a couple of hours I don't even need a mobile, but it's a gadget so that's my excuse.
Another reason is that it takes good photos and as it's always handy, unlike the camera which is never charged when you need it.

If you're a more serious photographer I suppose a proper camera is the order of the day but for me I'm just a snapper who sees something I want a photo of and my Lumia is perfect for the job.
I use it to take photos of my knitting for uploading to a forum I belong to and it works perfectly.
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