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    Windows Phone 8.1 Official (AT&T) Update.

    I just finished a 5-minute, 2-reboot pre-update update to prepare my Nokia Lumia 1520 for Windows Phone 8.1. It's currently downloading the 8.1 update (which appears to be fairly large, but I'm on my home WiFi, so size doesn't really matter).

    I'll keep you posted.


    >>> edit <<< my download was at 88% and then a small thunderstorm caused a power blip - lost my DSL momentarily, so I had to start over. I'm back to 66% and counting.
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    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Well, Cortana is a trip! I asked, "Where am I", and she replied, "As near as I can tell, you're at ..." (almost had the address nailed - one house off). I tried again a little later, and she said, "Looks like you're at ..." (closer, but not quite on it).

    I think that the more I use Cortana, the better it'll get. I've used it to set a new alarm, and the days for the alarm to ring. Lots for me to learn here. I'm already thinking that this could prove to be very handy at work.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "Let them that don't want it have memories of not gettin' any." "Gratitude is riches and complaint is poverty and the worst I ever had was wonderful." Brother Dave Gardner "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else." Sir Thomas Robert Deware. "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?" Captain Jack Sparrow.
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    Cortana is very cool, indeed .
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    I'm using Cortana more and more, particularly for setting reminders. It's so much easier and quicker to just say what I need instead of having to type it out. Then Cortana reads it back to confirm, (usually gets it right) and then sets the reminder. It's quite handy for location reminders, particularly. "Remind me when I'm at *location* to *action*.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "Let them that don't want it have memories of not gettin' any." "Gratitude is riches and complaint is poverty and the worst I ever had was wonderful." Brother Dave Gardner "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else." Sir Thomas Robert Deware. "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?" Captain Jack Sparrow.
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    I work outside quite a bit, and Florida weather, particularly at this time of year, can change in just a few minutes. I found a free weather app (it has ads), MyRadar Weather Radar. It's uses one's location to give current relevant live radar images. It's a bit pixelated when zoomed in, but loads very quickly and is "good enough" to know location and direction of thunderstorms.

    The current app only covers the continental contiguous US.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "Let them that don't want it have memories of not gettin' any." "Gratitude is riches and complaint is poverty and the worst I ever had was wonderful." Brother Dave Gardner "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else." Sir Thomas Robert Deware. "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?" Captain Jack Sparrow.
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