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WIndows Phone 8.1 application stuck installing

Windows phone 8.1 apps do not start?

Some Windows phone 8.1 users reported being unable to open the app and facebook and whatsapp. The flaw is the inability to launch the app in that its Live Tile becomes not “clickable” with gray color. We suggest the possible cause and some advice to solve.

It seems that everything is due to a backup problem on Windows Phone 8.1. Upon publication of its app, the developer can decide (rightly) that their app will be backed up by the user. And until everything is normal.

WIndows Phone 8.1 application stuck installing

During the backup, some apps are not used, as reported by the operating system in

Settings-> BackupAssist> Settings and App

In fact, if you start a backup and keep an eye on the tile to one of your app in StartScreen of Windows phone 8.1 will see that at some point turns gray, then return the normal color after a few seconds.

The problem, then, could be linked precisely to the backup, for example, it can not be completed or is interrupted, and must be so to lock your own App (then facebook, whatsapp or any other app) without possibility to start the application.

Advice to solve the problem

– check in Settings -> Backup the backup is correctly completed on a recent date

– if the backup is suspended or with some kind of error we recommend to launch a new backup engines and it is successful. To do this, make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network stable in order to avoid possible problems of connectivity temporary and not disconnect the phone until it is completed up

– whether the backup should remain locked or give some kind of error even after the above suggestions, you should try disabling it, to see if the application starts to work, and to read this thread on our forum to find a possible solution to the problems with backup.

Photographic fitness Nokia Lumia 1020 can be seen by checking your accessories catalog

Which mobile has the best camera?

While it is true that the market supply of mobile devices is becoming ever wider, it is an analysis of what model you have the best camera, because as seen in studies done recently, this functionality is one of the most widely used, whatever the age group, gender, or user preferences.

We opted to choose as best model at this point, by far, the Nokia Lumia 1020. The main reason to consider it as one of the device most revolutionized the market, which has built an incredible 41 megapixel sensor with PureView technology, which places it at the top as far ahead of potential competitors.

But the question is Why such a resolution? The answer lies in the possibilities offered and reached its highest expression in the reinvention of zoom that Nokia company has done. Thanks to the sensor that tells the computer allows to approach the site of action in the same way as if we had three optical zoom magnification without losing detail that decision.

Photographic fitness Nokia Lumia 1020 can be seen by checking your accessories catalog

In addition to the issues discussed, the device Nokia has optical Carl Zeiss, a guarantee as to their quality . The optical camera has six lenses and stabilization system, allowing to obtain the best results, either in video recording and image capture.

The Full HD video is another highlight, getting incredible results in conditions of great adversity due to its large sensor and the option to record sound up to 140dB. Another point to remember is its powerful Xenon flash.

Photographic fitness Nokia Lumia 1020 can be seen by checking your accessories catalog, among which is the Nokia Camera Grip, which incorporates a handle to take the device with the most comfort when shooting, as in the case of a compact camera. Also worth mentioning that this fixture has an extra battery that extends the autonomy of the mobile device.

The Full HD video is another highlight

Forgetting for a moment the camera, before introducing us related to your operating system, we must not forget the excellent AMOLED ClearBlack 4.5-inch screen, which provides a high brightness and contrast and other unique aspect: its high sensitivity that allows handle the screen even with gloves.

Windows Phone 8, personalization as a bet

In connection with its operating system, the reality is that the latest market information shows the clear increase sales that are experiencing with Windows Phone device in recent times. Now you can talk about the new alternative to Android and iOS when opting for a mobile computer. Undoubtedly, the great hurt in this great struggle has been none other than BlackBerry, so that you can not understand has lost a historical position in the market.

The fluid and intuitive Windows Phone has been a matter that has surprised us a lot. Its concept is very innovative: everything is centered on your home screen, which allows hand always visible and the things that interest us, such as contacts, applications, documents, among others.

Simply choose the things we want ‘anchor’ so it’s always in sight showing the latest news that appear as emails received, updates or notifications without the need to open anything.

The evolution of Windows Phone comes with many new features such as FM radio, screen lock with a clock that is always in view even when the device is idle, and improving the autonomy of your battery.

Finally, a very interesting option, which increasingly have more presence, especially for those users that they like a lot of photography.

Virtual Assistants are Siri and Google Now

Bing will become a virtual assistant

The most world famous Virtual Assistants are Siri and Google Now, used by millions of users around the world. Given that Microsoft has no intention of staying on the sidelines, it is seriously considering the possibility of making a virtual assistant for all.

For the uninitiated remember that Bing has recently been updated in a special Butler suggests that online users with all the correct information during the research stages. The future that lies ahead for Bing seems to be really practical and interesting, as the popular search engine could become in effect a virtual assistant.

This is confirmed officially by the Director of Bing, Stefan Weitz, who promptly declared that Microsoft does not develop stand alone applications for various platforms but will continue to release answers with Facebook, Yahoo and Linkedin.

Virtual Assistants are Siri and Google Now

The technology on which the service is Satori and thanks to it that Bing has a great catalog of information from all over the world. In this way, users will be able to receive assistance upon request and always have a virtual assistant.

Obviously Please note that all information is kept hidden until it is typed in a specific keyword. Bing seen from this point of view, does nothing but offer advantages on competition, i.e. the amplitude of the data and a passive approach.

By the time the first service implementations are visible in Local Scout functionality of Windows Phone, what do you think?

The solution is really interesting and will appeal to everyone?

Windows Phone 8 Improving Speech Recognition

Windows Phone Improving Speech Recognition

Speech recognition is one of the foundations of artificial intelligence that is slowly coming into our lives, especially thanks to today’s smartphones. In fact many of the advances we are seeing lately have to do with the management of devices via voice. And for this, it is vital that we understand the phone perfectly. For this reason, Microsoft has improved the voice recognition system on their handsets with Windows Phone 8 operating system.

For now this Microsoft speech recognition can be enjoyed by only users of Windows Phone 8 living in the United States and to use Bing, as this feature is only implemented in the form of Microsoft. And say for now, because we assume that also hit Europe soon. What seems more likely is that this improved voice recognition reaches the terminals with Windows Phone 7.8.

The improvements primarily consist of 15 percent reduce recognition errors, doubled the speed at time to recognize what has been said and also much improved in noisy environments, perhaps the Achilles heel of most voice recognition programs.

Windows Phone 8 Improving Speech Recognition

Deep Neural Networks (DNN)

Redmond’s company has used deep neural networks (DNN) in order to develop a more efficient version of its speech recognition model. In this way the computer system is copying our brain works when it comes to recognizing what we say. Like us, this computer model also requires training by scientists working at Microsoft, as the DNN contains hundreds of millions of parameters representing the human voice patterns.

The success of the new Bing voice recognition in the terminals with Windows Phone 8 reaches 85 percent, which, though still far from 100%, to which humans sometimes not arrived, if that can be considered a significant approach. In addition, the increased speed will cause every time we talk more naturally with our phones, since your response is virtually instantaneous.

Evernote is an application that can be used by students and workers to manage all their content and, now also, share and edit them together

Evernote take complete notes on Windows PC and Windows Phone

The most famous application, Evernote complete and helpful to take notes and have all your notes organized is now in the Microsoft Windows store. Evernote has released both Windows 8 version, for computers, as Windows Phone for smartphones. On both platforms the Business notebooks or businesses are particularly important. In addition, other functions are equated to catch up with what is seen in Android and iOS.

Evernote is an application that can be used by students and workers to manage all their content and, now also, share and edit them together

Evernote is one of the most famous apps in the world of portable devices to organize all kinds of notes, papers, recordings, videos or images through a phone, a tablet or a computer. This can label to find more quickly and conveniently, and storing it in the cloud or Internet.

On Windows Phone version, note the emphasis placed on supporting the mentioned books Business. These are documents that you can share with colleagues working to complete a common way that file. You just need to create a note from within the Business section, or move notes and created this book.

In this mobile platform has also added a new feature to protect your privacy. This is a numeric PIN or code that must be inserted to see your private notes, a good value if your mobile is used by other people and you want to protect your content. Yes, the negative point is that this feature is only available in the Premium version of Evernote.

Last but not least, they have improved tools for text editing. This means you can change the text style to italic or bold line by line and not by sections, as before. In addition, it have included other issues such as bulleted and numbered lists, among other options. All of them are listed in the toolbar located at the bottom of the screen while you write the note just below the keyboard.

Regarding the version for Windows computers, Evernote update share some points with Windows Phone. The most notable is support for the mentioned books Business, which now have a better management, to copy, paste and move the documents quickly and easily. They have also added a feature called Web Clipper for Internet Explorer 9. It allows saving web pages quickly to sort and label so comfortable and agile.

In short, a fine tuning of this tool that increasingly has more fans. Evernote is an application that can be used by students and workers to manage all their content and, now also, share and edit them together. But the best part is that Evernote can get it for totally free through Windows Store.

The Chinese company would be planning to expand its range and launch a new smartphone running Windows Phone 8 as OS

Lenovo would launch Windows Phone 8 smartphone

When Microsoft announcement about his plans in the marketing and fusing of Windows Phone 8, the latest operating system for mobile devices, let it be known that among the partners that they would have to produce devices based on the new platform, there would be were Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei.

The Chinese company would be planning to expand its range and launch a new smartphone running Windows Phone 8 as OS

All four manufacturers have taken steps to introduce its own line of smartphones based on the new OS, but according to some rumors spread just over the last few days it seems that the already known list of the four brands will add another important name, that of Lenovo.

At the current state of affairs Lenovo deals only and only in the production of smartphones based on the Android mobile platform but soon could provide the market smartphones based on Windows Phone 8.

The Chinese company would be planning to expand its range and launch a new smartphone running Windows Phone 8 as OS.

The idea, according to rumors, has already been taken into account in the Lenovo and will most likely be evaluated in the next 6 months and soon after put into practice in order to launch a device with Windows Phone 8 already before the end of 2013.

The main reason that would count Lenovo adoption of Windows Phone 8 and the subsequent production of a smartphone based on Microsoft’s mobile OS would be due to the numerous security problems that Android finds itself having to deal with an increasingly frequent.

The reasoning in question would also be confirmed by the presence, by default, an antivirus on the latest Android smartphones marketed by the company.

Instead creating a smartphone with Windows Phone 8 Lenovo may satisfy the requirements of all users who demand safe products and by force of circumstances can no longer blindly trust Android.

At the moment there are no more information available about it but in the coming weeks will certainly be possible to learn more.

applications of Windows Phone 8

Some useful applications of Windows Phone 8

Data Sense: The vice president of Microsoft and head of the presentation, Joe Belfiore said that unlike Windows Phone 8 on other platforms is that they have focused on the end user’s terminal. That is why, worried because we exceed our data rates have created Data Sense, a tool to reduce data consumption in navigation and use of applications in Windows Phone 8. Something similar to what has recently seen Nokia Xpress. However, Data Sense surprised because learns user behavior and applications, and to limit the consumption of which you do not use as you approach the limit of your rate plus take advantage of the service data compression of the cloud to reduce consumption general. The downside comes from the hand of the mobile operators, with which Data Sense must work closely.

applications of Windows Phone 8

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Corner): The parental control, a tool to protect your documents, applications and other issues when you left the terminal to the smallest of the house comes to mobile with Windows Phone 8. With Kid’s Corner, you can create a safe and limited environment so that children can access games and applications that let you know that they will not be able to do any mischief. Something that was responsible for confirming Jessica Alba, who appeared on stage to talk about their experience with the operating system and the possibility that his daughter play without creating a scandal on Twitter. Although the community of Twitter has been responsible for denying that the actress uses these terminals in their private lives, posting tweets or messages with photos in which she is seen with other brands of terminals.

People hub: Under the heading social of Windows Phone 8 there has been a very interesting novelty. They called Rooms and spaces are where sharing so private and secure all kinds of issues with other users. Thus you find an environment where chat and send messages, notes, calendar appointments and pictures with others who are in the same room or group. A curious and useful tool to connect and share with users even iPhone.

Skype: As you learned, a few days ago, by the slip of a responsible Skype, the application has been fully integrated into the terminals with Windows Phone 8. Thus, the style WhatsApp, application for video calls is active in the background, they can receive Internet instant messages for free anytime. All these steps avoiding sign in and out and consumption of battery and data remain excessive running constantly.