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Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:55 pm

The MSN Mail App is not something I use a lot YET, but here is a weekend recap One Drive sent me:
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The pictures were taken on my Windows 8.1 Phone and now reside on One Drive.
MSN also sends me replies from the Microsoft Community for Windows 10 questions and fixes.

The emails are listed form newest at top to oldest at bottom separated by daily dates:
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Calendar app is linked at bottom. Phone calendar syncs with it automatically also.
A garbage can and flag appear on right side when mouse hovers over each message.
Clicking takes you to the message. Otherwise things look clean and easy to use.
Hopefully these apps will remain free! Most other Office stuff will not be free...

I will have to keep an eye on how much stuff gets sent there probably, but it saved me having to do it.

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Windows 10 and Windows Phones will allow Android Apps in October hopefully
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:21 pm

AccuWeather app was tested against MSN Weather and had better current temperatures:
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Clicking red or orange warning icon displays the alert information page below:
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Using the mouse scroll button on opening page scrolls to right for weeks of future forecasts:
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Can be set by Zip Code or location. Works well on laptops too! Used it on trip.

AccuWeather app is FREE with small unobtrusive ads! I recommend it.

MyRadar app says rain is forming around here. Moves like coming from NE. Free or $2 ad free on all devices:
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I love this app! Click on a spot and it will zoom in to there with scroll button or touch if you have it.
Also can be set to a location as a Zip Code or present location marked blue dot. Only a 5 minute lag!
If My Radar is full screen, move the mouse up to he top and a menu will appear. Click the 2 arrows.

MSN motion radar is from HOURS AGO on phone! MSN Phone app in motion from 4 hours to 1.5 hours ago.
Both MSN and AccuWeather have still radar on a white map in the menu on Windows 10!

Clicking on the locator button on the Windows Phone version of MyRadar can also give your location!
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:26 am

Windows 10 will start rolling out to phones in December

Has the Windows Phone Store become a new target for hackers?
There are two perpetrators behind these fake apps: Ngetich Walter and Cheruiyot Dennis. Between the two of them, they have 58 different apps available in the Windows Phone Store, all of which are fake. The majority of the apps have certain things in common — they collect basic data about users and display various advertisements that are mostly driven by a user’s location. A portion of the apps try to lead users to pages that force them to submit a request to purchase something.
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:13 am

The Facebook and Twitter Apps can both be viewed at once with some overlap of FB contacts:
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Both apps do not allow downloading of pictures with right click to Save image As or copying of text messages.
Both apps have had problems running for long periods(days). Facebook forgets user sign in info often!

Facebook app loads Most Recent, New Feed, Photos and Profile based on dropdown box setting.
Facebook Contacts are listed down right side as Top Friends and may require clicking More Friends...
Clicking Status brings a post interface from the right to post comments or links to other references.
Facebook App quit already on its first day and showed up as an app failure in Reliability!

Twitter app loads new Tweets to top frame. Scrolling down allows new tweets above until refresh.
Refresh button on bottom left sends view up to latest Tweets without forcing a user to scroll back up, like
it does in the browser. Retweet count has confirm or quote popup. Favorite(heart) adds or subtracts count.
Full pictures can be viewed by clicking on partial pictures. Back arrow at top continues Tweet scroll list.
I prefer the Twitter app with scrolling up or refresh rather than scrolling down and back up in browsers!
Twitter app quit on 4th day.

Both apps use default browser for clicked links and posts.

In the past four days, both have quit twice, with this day having both quit. One failure never showed up:
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Applications just quit without warning or errors and can usually be restarted immediately.
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:09 am

App ads may start appearing in the Start Menu...as of the last cumulative update, my version does not.

Microsoft now uses Windows 10's Start menu to display ads

On the plus side, it is possible to switch off the feature -- just right click the suggestion and you can opt to hide a particular app, or disable all future suggestions.
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:37 am

Microsoft's App Studio lets anyone build Windows 10 software

The idea seems simple enough, but will we be bombed with apps that are bad or even worse, spam?

Build an App in Four Steps with Microsoft.s App Studio
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:41 pm

Facebook app quit over 12 times yesterday and continued closing today! Now using Chrome browser to view.

Facebook app is so messed up it will not run for more than a few minutes in News Feed mode.

Twitter app has quit twice in a week. Both affect stability and reliability status the most!
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:16 am

A few weeks ago Microsoft reneged on 15 Gig of free space on One Drive.
Now they will only cut the 10 G from new account members in 2016!

M$ Account members can opt to keep up to 30 G on One Drive free:
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Microsoft decided they would just hack all of your email addresses... :roll:

Present Microsoft Account members can OPT to keep their extra 15 G here:
https://preview.onedrive.com/bonus/


You have until January 31st, 2016 to keep your stuff!
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:54 pm

Microsoft Builds Android App Store For Its Own Android Apps Inside Of The Android App Store

And the new Android Microsoft App Store is BIGGER than the Microsoft Store!

The new app might not make sense until you realize just how many apps Microsoft has on Android — you can take a spin through the full list here. It’s extensive. It’s almost odd to recall how big a splash bringing Office to Android and iOS once was.
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:18 pm

Piriform the maker of CCleaner has a FREE disk defragment program called Defraggler v2.21

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OMG it says time remaining is greater than ONE DAY! Well now it is down to 22 hours and 15 seconds...

The application also has a Health tab shown below:
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I apparently have plenty of time to look at it! :lol:

The defrag process color legend is on th Drive Map tab:
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Edit Settings button allows the user to change to old style colors or customize their own.

The File List tab displays a list of fragmented files with number of fragments:
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The list does not allow file selection or scrolling so I used the scroll bar on right.

So far it has been an hour and a half with 1 hour to go at 56% complete.

Finished in 2 hours and 9 minutes. Drive is still 15% fragmented! Fixed only 3%
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Of 509 fragments, only 31 are left affecting 8 files at 8.2 Gigabytes.

Statistics tab shows a summary with defrag time after first run and allows drive benchmarking.
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Month drop down box allows reviewing of longer time periods with more runs.
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:02 pm

Installed the AMC mobile app for Windows 10 ONLY on my laptop, not my phone

Searching the Windows Store found it on Windows 10, not my phone store version:
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When the app is opened, it lists current shows available and clicking on them lists shows.

Note: You must still log in to your cable provider with email name and password!
Verizon is a PAIN to log into at the AMC web site because it takes you to Verizon.
May never go back! At least this AMC mobile app signs you in within the application.

Fullscreen mode works well! Better than the video player on the web site:
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The pause button shows up mid-screen when the mouse is moved or on bottom. Put up top...

I saw a few complaints about the app crashing, maybe they did not have Windows 10?

The full screen view leaves white bars top and bottom. Mouse never hides.
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Progress bar at bottom (hidden above) allows mouse to set earlier or later position when not in commercials.
Commercials must play before going to later parts. Going back skips ads already seen.
Pause sign comes up in center of screen and progress bar on bottom when mouse is moved
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:40 pm

One Calendar app makes setting up accounts a bit easier than M$

After weeks of waiting for Microsoft's Calendar app to sync birthdays and no way to add Facebook:
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The list of accounts was PUTRIDLY small so I looked for another app that might care.

I tried One Calendar app to see if it could hook up better and it had more accounts available:
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Microsoft new or old accounts are listed along with the ones shown above.

How to add facebook birthdays to One Calendar?

Here are the accounts added. Facebook added the Webcal account too.
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One Calendar installed quickly with one small problem setting Facebook account:
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Hmm, apparently Facebook posted the warning so I had to enlarge One Calendar to allow it.

Well it can be stretched out to full screen or...
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Made pretty flat:
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Pros:
App displays all Facebook birthday notifications for friends and family.
Appointments show up on rotating tile in Start menu.
App sets up pretty easily with the caveat that user account names and passwords are required...

Cons:
App has settings that require money to get like colors for events for $4.99
Startup nag screens about features or lock screen setup may appear.

Otherwise get used to seeing green!
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:09 pm

Facebook app finally updated on desktop PC after I updated Windows 10

Facebook failures took a big hit on the desktop's reliability:
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Now it wants to install Messenger as a separate app:
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Messenger app comes up when I click people listed as circle pictures on right, kinda small to see :
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Some of the people I have not seen listed for a while. 2015 dates mean nothing to me...

Facebook app also wants to add notifications to Start menu, but Action Center should already do that:
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I will wait to see if I need to do that, but by then it may be gone...
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:34 pm

Had to reinstall MyRadar Ad Free as Microsoft wanted more money
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Went to settings when ads started popping up. Upgrade and Remove Ads wanted another $1.99

Do not Pay! Reinstall it if you already own it!

Went To M$ Store after uninstalling and downloaded Ad Free version I already owned:
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:12 pm

1) CBS News app posts lots of news in Action Center that never plays!

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When I see this screen I know it will never play...I do not CARE about Isle Royale either...

2) Notifications HOG the Action Center and seldom run!

3) All articles that DO RUN include ADS or their TV shows first...

REMOVED FROM laptop! Works on my Phone
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:54 am

Amazon app will no longer work on Windows Phone! Big surprise...

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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:12 am

Photobucket has been my choice for years now, but ADS are slowing it to a CRAWL
Took me 10 minutes to upload ONE PHOTO and get the Direct Link.
Go ad free for .99 cents or $9.99 a year
99 cents a month is cheaper than $9.99...

The Photobucket App can share with Facebook and others, but no Direct Links for Forums or Blogs
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Postimage.org is way faster and does not even require a log in:
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After a picture is saved, you have lots of link options:
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Lots of ways to link! Click right end to copy to clipboard. NO ADS!

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Automatic/programmatic uploads are not allowed. If you need image storage for your app, please use Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage. Violators may be hunted down and banned.


This picture took SECONDS to load through an Open File box:
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Goodbye Photobucket!

Also there is a free screenshot program available here: Setup.exe or Setup.zip
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The Screenshot App can take a region with PrntScrn key, window with key + Alt or full screen + Shift
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Click Open Image from File to upload the saved screenshots in a folder you designate.

After the upload screen displays the image, click the upload arrow and the Direct Link will display:
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:41 pm

Removed CBS News App AGAIN!
It somehow came back again...
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Re: Windows 10 Apps, what's your favorite? Worst?

Postby burger2227 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:52 pm

One Calendar keeps having Sync problems and missing appointments:
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Syncing takes over 5 minutes with 5 errors and 3 appointments missing.
I also find those TWO DAY HOLIDAYS annoying, especially on ELECTION DAYS...

The Synchronization was reporting an error saying that it could not connect
So I removed my Outlook.com account (Windows) from app and reinstalled it.


M$ may have changed the URL for some reason...

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The Facebook and Webcal accounts are necessary to get Facebook birthdays.

The MS Calendar is even worse! No Facebook accounts even listed.
So no birthdays on my Windows 10 32 bit laptop


PostImage pictures can get lost when site goes down...often recently
Also had problems uploading GIF pictures created with PrintKey 2000.

Photobucket seems to upload pictures faster, even with annoying popups.
The FIRST thing you are greeted with is a full screen popup ad...I WILL NEVER PAY to get rid to them!
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