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    What nifty features have you noticed with your WP? I'm mainly referring to GUI stuff that just quietly happens without a fuss.

    Some folks don't like the little arrow on the home screen but I love the way it gives a little "nudge" when you reach the bottom. Also check out how it "flips" when you swipe

    I also love the way WP deals with the "rubber band" that was so new and fresh when it was new. Notice how the icons and text kind of "squish" together when they reach the top or bottom

    Anyone else noticed some more subtle features of WP just going about its business?
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    Recently noticed that the status bar in IE as pages load is included in the theme colors--whatever color your tiles are that day will be the color of the bar, as well.
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    Love how at the unlock screen, if you just tap it, it bounces letting you know there's content behind, and you should swipe. Subtle and intuitive.
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    I also like the "loading" bar with the tiny squares. Notice how the squares match your color scheme

    Good ones on the IE loading bar and the lock screen! Amazing how MS built a little "heft" into the lock screen physics.
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    When looking at the your calendar in month view, on days that you have appointments, text will appear showing you have something there.

    But if you look carefully, the text isn't your own. Microsoft has goofy phrases there instead. The text also changes to new sayings every time you reopen the calendar.

    You might need a magnify glass to read them all.
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    none of the above are necessarily "Easter eggs". Microsoft doesn't joke around like google :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by vzwp7 View Post
    When looking at the your calendar in month view, on days that you have appointments, text will appear showing you have something there.

    But if you look carefully, the text isn't your own. Microsoft has goofy phrases there instead. The text also changes to new sayings every time you reopen the calendar.

    You might need a magnify glass to read them all.
    Too small to read even with a magnifying glass. they're too pixelated....are you lying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkr10001 View Post
    Too small to read even with a magnifying glass. they're too pixelated....are you lying?
    Ha, no I'm not lying.

    It is VERY hard to read to text, but it is there.

    Looking at my calendar I can make out:

    -Clam (something) tackle

    -Hello from Seattle

    There are many others, but I just cant make them out.
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    Yeah 'Helo from Seattle' is the only appointment I've ever been able to read. That same phrase also appears in EXIF data on photos.
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    So today, I was busy helping someone out and I couldn't attend to my phone. I came back and I had like, 5 messages waiting for me and the little smiley switched from ;-) to :-o

    lolololol :giggle:
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    "Hello from Seattle" was on the back of Zune players in small font
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    California - Joel on Software

    Interesting slam against Microsoft about that phrase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roffleswaffles View Post
    So today, I was busy helping someone out and I couldn't attend to my phone. I came back and I had like, 5 messages waiting for me and the little smiley switched from ;-) to :-o

    lolololol :giggle:
    Ya, I love the :-o when you have too many texts. I didn't notice that for close to 11 months after I got my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vzwp7 View Post
    California - Joel on Software

    Interesting slam against Microsoft about that phrase.

    That guy just strikes me as a typical apple fan who hates MS. Designed in California doesn't strike up any of that imagery....just tells me where it was designed
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    Quote Originally Posted by vzwp7 View Post
    California - Joel on Software

    Interesting slam against Microsoft about that phrase.
    So he equates that to an attempt to copy 'designed by apple in california'? It looks to me more like taking the **** out of apple's attempt to cling to a bit of patriotic loyalty brought by 'made in USA'.
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    Can anyone find a list of these calendar phrases? Google comes up blank.

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    Not really an easter egg but I just found out today if you're on the web, highlight some text, press the search button, and it searches that text.
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    Not really an easter egg, per se, but if you go to you apps screen and click one of the separating alphabets, it'll bring up the entire alphabet in letters and you can click on one of the letters and take you directly to that block of apps. Beats scrolling down to the "W" ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jleebiker View Post
    Not really an easter egg, per se, but if you go to you apps screen and click one of the separating alphabets, it'll bring up the entire alphabet in letters and you can click on one of the letters and take you directly to that block of apps. Beats scrolling down to the "W" ones.
    I need to train myself to use that. I still find myself just whipping down the page. That comes more naturally than pressing the letters lol
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    I just emailed the author of that article:

    I just read your article featured here: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/10/05.html

    I must say, that's a pretty crappy article. Not only do I disagree in your claim that "Hello from Seattle" evokes nothing, because to me, it's like Microsoft is sending us a postcard, but also in your claim that Microsoft is trying to be "like" Apple.

    Let me explain something: good companies do not want to be like Apple. Apple, while in some departments have good sales, morally they're terrible. They overcharge for everything. They're unoriginal. They're monopolizing. They prey on the stupidity of their consumers. You know I'm right.

    Companies inspire other companies. Whether or not this is the case here is irrelevant. I suppose we should slam Ford for putting their emblem in the middle of their steering wheels because Chevrolet also does.

    You're a disgrace to journalism. If your opinions are biased and unintelligent, you're better off keeping them to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jleebiker View Post
    Not really an easter egg, per se, but if you go to you apps screen and click one of the separating alphabets, it'll bring up the entire alphabet in letters and you can click on one of the letters and take you directly to that block of apps. Beats scrolling down to the "W" ones.
    Thats nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J4rrod View Post
    I just emailed the author of that article:

    I just read your article featured here: California - Joel on Software

    I must say, that's a pretty crappy article. Not only do I disagree in your claim that "Hello from Seattle" evokes nothing, because to me, it's like Microsoft is sending us a postcard, but also in your claim that Microsoft is trying to be "like" Apple.

    Let me explain something: good companies do not want to be like Apple. Apple, while in some departments have good sales, morally they're terrible. They overcharge for everything. They're unoriginal. They're monopolizing. They prey on the stupidity of their consumers. You know I'm right.

    Companies inspire other companies. Whether or not this is the case here is irrelevant. I suppose we should slam Ford for putting their emblem in the middle of their steering wheels because Chevrolet also does.

    You're a disgrace to journalism. If your opinions are biased and unintelligent, you're better off keeping them to yourself.

    Good day,
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    Nice! Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike.mike View Post
    "Hello from Seattle" was on the back of Zune players in small font
    Actually, it's on the left sides, in case you're all searching your devices -at least the sides of the HDs, and at least of my 32 & 64 versions.
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    I like how in the Xbox Live hub, you can cause an earthquake for your avatar by shaking your phone all around. Sometimes they fall over and get mad at you, swiping you back to the home screen.



    One thing (that is a glitch, not an Easter egg) that I've noticed, is if you're scrolling down the home page and press the Windows button, it will jump to the top and the keep scrolling down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm5101 View Post
    I like how in the Xbox Live hub, you can cause an earthquake for your avatar by shaking your phone all around. Sometimes they fall over and get mad at you, swiping you back to the home screen.
    That's a pretty funny find there.

    I just discovered a week ago that if you play music from your phone collection and go to the Xbox Live hub (where your avatar is located), it'll start dancing. Busted me up the first time I saw it.
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