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My first days with a Windows 8 phone

  1. #81


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks for adding this useful info. I am not so sure about Waze. The user comments were not encouraging. And you probably need a data connection other than only WiFi.

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  2. #82


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Thanks Tepid, I appreciate it. I added the maps of the states where I will need them mostly. Next, I will figure out how to use them. I also have the file manager WHS suggested. It really helps a lot. Trust me, this is all quite new to me. It will just take some time to get used to, but I'll catch on. Thanks for everyone's help.
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  3. #83


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Thanks for adding this useful info. I am not so sure about Waze. The user comments were not encouraging. And you probably need a data connection other than only WiFi.
    Yes, I believe you do need a data connection. Not sure though.
    I edited my info about Waze as I am still looking at it.
    It has it's issues, but it may improve over time. We'll see.

    I would always fall back on Here Drive+ though.
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  4. #84


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    haha,, Wait till April 2 and WP8.1
    There are a lot of changes coming. Good ones though.
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  5. #85


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    haha,, Wait till April 2 and WP8.1
    There are a lot of changes coming. Good ones though.
    That's good to hear.
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  6. #86


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Steve, you and I will probably get all messed up on April 2. LOL

    Regarding the maps. There is really nothing to do with them. Their main purpose is to be able to navigate when you are away from the WiFi. It's really neat - you can set a new destinaltion in the plain boonies only with GPS and the maps. If you would not have the maps, the GPS would quickly be lost.

    At home, of course, you can go anywhere. The maps work via the internet. I make trip plans in Europe from here in Florida - but that on my 22" screen.
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  7. #87


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Found the original Bing Maps app that was removed by Nokia
    This is the original App Icon access to Bing Maps in WP7

    Maybe you will find it useful?
    Maps | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    This is not a full app install. Just the App part of what was removed by Nokia.
    It's the same access you will find under Local Scout when you click the map at the top.
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  8. #88


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks. Are those any better than the Here maps? I need them mostly for Europe (France, Germany, Austria).
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  9. #89


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    That is the official MS Bing Windows Phone Maps App since WP7
    I used to use it all the time on my old phone.
    It still works very well. I say try it out and see if you like it.
    I just discovered it last night. I can't remember how much it talks, sorry.
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  10. #90


    If I remember correctly they changed MS maps to Bing maps now, yes? I've been using MS/Bing maps for quite a long time now. Always liked them. I've got to give credit to Google maps, but Bing maps are just as good. Watch out for iMaps, though. You might fall off the edge of the Earth.

    I can't type posts in 8 forums on my Lumia 1520 using the browser because my onboard keyboard slides up for a second then disappears. No problems with 9 Forums (or anywhere else), for that's different software. Would someone please test 8F on your Lumia for results?
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