The app can also open. You can upload books from a large variety of sources: The books can be downloaded using your web browser or directly from your PC, via a WiFi connection. Another advantage of the app is the highly customizable reading experience. You can personalize the page colors, font and page transitions. You can quickly switch between the day and night mode, change the orientation, prevent lock screen while reading or enable the battery saving mode. Tucan reader has some cool features, rarely seen in other apps of its kind.
One of them is Speech book, which is a text-to-speech tool which you can use for Ebooks written in English, German, French and Italian. You can select the speech gender, speed and voice pitch and you can also add a timer, after which the application will close.
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Another feature is spritz, which will display one word at a time. This tool uses an algorithm which is supposed to increase your reading speed, increase your focus and also have fun while reading. You can set different speeds in words per minute and see which one works best for you.
You will be able to gradually increase the speed, you will be able to focus better and memorize more. You can check the science behind this algorithm here. We can say that we like this app a lot, and we strongly recommend it. Also, the app could be better organized and the design could be improved as we find it a little bit unpolished. Freda is another reliable choice when it comes to Ebook readers and it distinguishes itself from the other apps of its kind by its well-organized user interface.
It supports ePub DRM-free ,. Freda can get books from online catalogs like Feedbooks, Smashwords and Project Gutenberg. Starting with this release, Microsoft has also dropped the requirement that all Windows Phone OEMs include a camera button and physical buttons for back, Start, and Search. Cortana replaces the previous Bing search feature, and was released as a beta in the United States in the first half of , before expanding to other countries in late and early Windows 10 Mobile was announced on January 21, , as a mobile operating system for smartphones and tablets running on ARM architecture.
Its primary focus is unification with Windows 10 , its PC counterpart, in software and services; in accordance with this strategy, the Windows Phone name has been phased out in favor of branding the platform as an edition of Windows 10,     although it is still a continuation of Windows Phone, and most Windows Phone 8. Windows 10 Mobile emphasizes software using the Universal Windows Platform, which allows apps to be designed for use across multiple Windows based product families with nearly identical code and functionality, and adaptations for available input methods.
Windows Phone features a user interface based on Microsoft's " Metro " design language ,  and was inspired by the user interface in the Zune HD. Tiles are links to applications, features, functions and individual items such as contacts, web pages, applications or media items. Users can add, rearrange, or remove tiles. Several features of Windows Phone are organized into " hubs ", which combine local and online content via Windows Phone's integration with popular social networks such as Facebook , Windows Live , and Twitter.
From the hub, users can directly comment and 'like' on social network updates. Windows Phone uses multi-touch technology. Alternatively, users may choose a light theme in their phone's settings menu. Third-party applications can be automatically themed with these colors. The image is visible through the transparent area of the tiles and features a parallax effect when scrolling which gives an illusion of depth.
If the user does not pick a background image the tiles render with the accent color of the theme.
Users input text by using an on-screen virtual keyboard , which has a dedicated key for inserting emoticons ,  and features spell checking  and word prediction. Users may change a word after it has been typed by tapping the word,  which will invoke a list of similar words. Pressing and holding certain keys will reveal similar characters. The keys are somewhat larger and spaced farther apart when in landscape mode.
Phones may also be made with a hardware keyboard for text input. Internet Explorer on Windows Phone allows the user to maintain a list of favorite web pages and tiles linking to web pages on the Start screen. The browser supports up to 6 tabs, which can all load in parallel. A "What's New" section shows a user's Facebook news feed and a "Pictures" section show pictures from those social networks, while a "Me" section within the "People" hub shows a user's own social network status and wall and allows them to view social network updates.
Contacts can also be pinned to the Start Screen. The contact's " Live Tile " displays their social network status and profile picture on the homescreen. Clicking on a contact's tile or accessing their card within the "People" hub will reveal their recent social network activity as well as the rest of their contact information. If a contact has information stored on multiple networks, users can link the two separate contact accounts, allowing the information to be viewed and accessed from a single card.
Here, information from each of the contacts is combined into a single page which can be accessed directly from the Hub or pinned to the Start screen. Windows Phone supports Outlook. Contacts and calendars may be synced from these services as well. Users can also search through their email by searching in the subject, body, senders, and receivers. Emails are shown with threads, and multiple email inboxes can be combined into a single view a feature commonly referred to as "combined inbox" or can viewed separately.
Xbox Music and Xbox Video are built-in multimedia hubs providing entertainment and synchronization capabilities between PC, Windows Phone, and other Microsoft products. Xbox Music also allows the user to stream music with an Xbox Music Pass. When browsing the music by a particular artist, users are able to view artist biographies and photos. This hub also includes Smart DJ which compiles a playlist of songs stored on the phone similar to the song or artist selected.
The Pictures hub displays the user's Facebook and OneDrive photo albums, as well as photos taken with the phone's built-in camera.
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Users can also upload photos to social networks, comment on photos uploaded by other people, and tag photos posted to social networks. An official file manager app called Files , which is available for download from the Windows Phone Store, enables users to move and rearrange documents, videos, music and other files within their device's hard drive or to an external SD card. Users can also add custom ringtones which are less than 1MB in size and less than 40 seconds long.
DLNA streaming and steroscopic 3D are also supported. The " Games hub " provides access to games on a phone along with Xbox Live functionality, including the ability for a user to interact with their avatar , view and edit their profile, see their achievements and view leaderboards, and send messages to friends on Xbox Live. The hub also features an area for managing invitations and turn notifications in turn-based multiplayer games. Bing is the default search engine on Windows Phone handsets because its functions are deeply integrated in the OS which also include the utilization of its map service for location-based searches and queries.
However, Microsoft has stated that other search engine applications can be used. In the area of location-based searches, Bing Maps which is powered by Nokia's location services provides turn-by-turn navigation service to Windows Phone users, and Local Scout shows interest points such as attractions and restaurants in the nearby area. Furthermore, Bing Audio allows the user to match a song with its name, and Bing Vision allows the user to scan barcodes, QR codes, and other types of tags.
Every Windows Phone has either a dedicated physical Search button or an on-screen Search button, which was previously reserved for a Bing Search app, but has been replaced on Windows Phone 8. Cortana allows users to do tasks such as set calendar reminders and alarms, and recognizes a user's natural voice, and can be used to answer questions like current weather conditions, sports scores, and biographies.
The app also keeps a "Notebook" to learn a user's behavior over time and tailor reminders for them. Users can edit the "Notebook" to keep information from Cortana or reveal more about themselves. The "Office Hub" can access files from OneDrive and Office , as well as files which are stored locally on the device's hard drive. Multitasking in Windows Phone is invoked through long pressing the "back" arrow, which is present on all Windows Phones. Windows Phone 7 uses a card-based task switcher, whereas later versions of Windows Phone utilize true background multitasking.
Syncing content between Windows Phone 8 and 8. Software updates are delivered to Windows Phone users via Microsoft Update, as is the case with other Windows operating systems.
While Windows Phone 7 users were required to attach their phones to a PC to install updates,  starting with Windows Phone 8, all updates are done via over-the-air downloads. All third-party applications can be updated automatically from the Windows Phone Store. Microsoft has also launched an advertising platform for the Windows Phone platform.
Microsoft's General Manager for Strategy and Business Development, Kostas Mallios, said that Windows Phone will be an "ad-serving machine", pushing advertising and brand-related content to the user. The platform will feature advertising tiles near applications and toast notifications , which will bring updating advertising notifications. Mallios said that Windows Phone will be able to "preserve the brand experience by going directly from the web site right to the application", and that Windows Phone "enables advertisers to connect with consumers over time".
It's a dynamic relationship that is created and provides for an ongoing dialog with the consumer. Windows Phone supports the following Bluetooth profiles: Microsoft keeps a site where people can submit and vote on features they would like to see added to Windows Phone. The Windows Phone Store is used to digitally distribute music, video content, podcasts , and third party applications to Windows Phone handsets.
The store is accessible using the Zune Software client or the Windows Phone Store hub on devices though videos are not downloadable through the store hub and must be downloaded and synced through the Zune software. As of March , the Windows Phone Store is available in 54 countries. Xbox Video offers HD movies from Paramount , Universal , Warner Brothers , and other studios and also offer television shows from popular television networks.
Microsoft also offers the Xbox Music Pass music subscription service, which allows subscribers to download an unlimited number of songs for as long as their subscription is active and play them in current Microsoft devices. Later versions of Windows Phone support the running of managed code through a Common Language Runtime similar to that of the Windows operating system itself, as opposed to the. Registered Windows Phone and Xbox Live developers can submit and manage their third party applications for the platforms through the App Hub web applications.
Those machines will be stuck with the nastier Windows Of course, Windows 7 and 8 are unethical too, because they are proprietary software. But this example of Microsoft's wielding its power demonstrates the power it holds. Free software developers also stop maintaining old versions of their programs, but this is not unfair to users because the users of free software have control over it. If it is important enough to you, you and other users can hire someone to support the old version on your future platforms. Microsoft is forcibly pushing Windows update to its version 10 , ignoring the flag on Windows 7 or 8 that you could set to not upgrade.
This reaffirms the presence of a universal back door in Windows 7 and 8. Microsoft is repeatedly nagging many users to install Windows Microsoft informs the NSA of bugs in Windows before fixing them. Microsoft cut off security fixes for Windows XP, except to some big users that pay exorbitantly.
Microsoft is going to cut off support for some Internet Explorer versions in the same way. A person or company has the right to cease to work on a particular program; the wrong here is Microsoft does this after having made the users dependent on Microsoft, because they are not free to ask anyone else to work on the program for them.
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Various proprietary programs often mess up the user's system. Nonetheless, they are nasty and wrong. This section describes examples of Microsoft committing interference. Microsoft is planning to make Windows impose use of its browser, Edge, in certain circumstances. Windows displays intrusive ads for Microsoft products and its partners' products. Microsoft inserts annoying advertisements inside of the File Explorer to nag users to buy subscriptions for the OneDrive service.
Microsoft has started nagging users obnoxiously and repeatedly to install Windows Microsoft is tricking users into replacing Windows 7 with Windows Windows 10 telemetry program sends information to Microsoft about the user's computer and their use of the computer. Windows DRM files can be used to identify people browsing through Tor.
The vulnerability exists only if you use Windows. By default, Windows 10 sends debugging information to Microsoft, including core dumps.
Microsoft now distributes them to another company.