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    I'm positive the RT OS will only get better... I expect leaps in 3-6 months...

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    Why would the Surface need to be plugged in? I get calendar reminders all the time in Connected Standby.
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    I think the specific Alarm Clock app required it. Much better apps will come....

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    Me too - because this tablet is a fabulous piece of hardware and even without some of the "yet to come improvements" very usable.
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    I'm positive the RT OS will only get better... I expect leaps in 3-6 months...

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    I'm using Sunrise Clock and Alarm. It allows you to pick an image and music, which both increase in intensity over a specified period. It's a very nice way to wake up.

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    Re: Where's The Alarm Clock?

    Of course the musuc app will stream Xbox live music in the background I think the OP was talking about sites (not apps) than are running on ie. This is totally unacceptable and I hope it will be fixed with updates presently. I found a work around by chance. I was playing Pandora music on the Pandora website and the music stops as soon as you minimize ie. Off topic, Pandora is one of the main stream music streamers that is conspicuously absent in the apps store. Back on track, I found if you stream music on the Pandora website through the DESKTOP ie it will run while minimized. AARGH!
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    Not only sites but apps too - why is there no simple alarm that runs so that even if the device is sleeping it will wake me in the morning - even a 99 cent phone will do this! I am talking about the complete unacceptability of NOT be ing able to have an app run in background, for example an alarm clock or music streaming while I do something in the foreground. As it is now, once you leave an app it stops. Surely this cannot be rocket science for MS. My belief is that if IOS and Android can have alarms, stream music, email... there's no tech reason for MS not to do it.

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    Does it run when the screen is off (i.e., tablet sleeping)?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    I'm using Sunrise Clock and Alarm. It allows you to pick an image and music, which both increase in intensity over a specified period. It's a very nice way to wake up.

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    Sunrise Clock and Alarm uses the Toast for notification, so yes it can notify via Toast.

    The toast element do have a child audio element for adding sound to the notification. Two particular interests are ms-windowssoundevent:Notification.Looping.Alarm and ms-windowssoundevent:Notification.Looping.Alarm2

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    Re: Where's The Alarm Clock?

    Quote Originally Posted by nanodoc View Post
    Does it run when the screen is off (i.e., tablet sleeping)?
    I tested it with the Surface awake, but the alarm app not open, and with the alarm app left open but the Surface asleep. Both instances no alarm.

    I use it as a night clock while plugged into the charger, and only as a wake up alarm. I have my phone for other alarms.

 

 
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