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My first days with a Windows 8 phone

  1. #101


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    pfftt,, kilometers don't bother me.
    I have to use a conversion app if I need precise info, but for a GPS app, there isn't that much difference.
    Listen to the lady speak and do what she says
    hahaha

    I use Unit Converter

    There are a ton of Unit Conversion apps out there though.

    Search results for "Unit converter" | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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  2. #102


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I convert all units in my head - F and C, pounds and KG, ounces to grams, miles and KM is easy. The only ones where I have problems are cups - when the wife is baking because in Europe we measure on Grams. But I lived nearly 20 years in the US and had plenty of time to practice.
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  3. #103


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks, Tepid. I thought it might of been my phone.

    Don't quote me, but I think I remember John complaining that the 7F and 8F forum software company was sold off, outdated, and not very well supported, so I doubt this problem will ever get fixed.
    I am going to try Tapatalk, I don't know if that will work
    never used that before.
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  4. #104


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Hmmmm. Sent using Tapatalk



    I think I like Tapatalk it lets me talk to my posts and post them.
    Last edited by Tepid; 24 Mar 2014 at 21:54.
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  5. #105


    Thanks, Tepid!

    I used that on my Droid. I thought I looked for that in the Store when I first got this Lumia, but it was no where to be found. I'll look again.
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  6. #106


    Ok. Done deal. They must have released this app recently. I read that in some of the reviews.



    Nice to have voice to text to post with!


    Thanks so much again!

    Edit:

    I see editing is the touch > hold > drop down menu. Moving the cursor is kind of squirrely. Can't see the title of the videos in "What are you listening to now" thread. Overall this is better than what I had and is doable.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 25 Mar 2014 at 05:04.
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  7. #107


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    HG, does this voice to text really work well ?? And is this part of Tapatalk.
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  8. #108


    Yes, after some training. I have a very low voice which they say is more difficult for machine they say, so I have a little harder time with it. Ironically humans hear it better because the sound waves travel farther.

    The voice aspect is app centric, so it is optional in some apps.
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  9. #109


    Sorry, left this out. In Tapatalk you have to push the 3-dot menu or slide up and push the +/reply to get the mic for speaking, otherwise use the text box to type and push the callout icon on the right to post. Kind of weird the way they have that set up.
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  10. #110


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So just let everyone know, the latest crop of Lumias as well as Windows Phone 8.1 are to be revealed quite soon, April 2nd!!!

    Nokia to hold press event April 2nd for Lumia reveals - Neowin
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