why is a live tile clock not possible?

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  1. Matthew

    Matthew New Member

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    Seems like none of the apps in the store really work. They all seem to have a problem with the live tile not working unless you click on it to update it. Is a live tile clock just not possible?
     
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    Hm, Zapi Live Clock works for me. It'll take a second for it to refresh if you don't stay on the Start Screen, but it does refresh itself for as long as I've used it (one of the first apps I added to my S2).

    What I really want is a combined weather/date/time live tile in medium size, save some more space.
     
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    Hmm... i'll try that one.
     
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    Seriously mind boggling to me that there isn't a default tile that shows weather+time.
     
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    I know, it's crazy! When I'm sitting elsewhere in my room I have to swipe in from the right and leave the charms up so I can glance and see the time... I can't go to the lock screen unfortunately as it'll time out after a few minutes and go blank [​IMG] any idea why!? It's set to not turn off for at least 30 minutes.
     
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    If I want to be able to see the time from across the room, I just use the LCARS app. :p

    lcarsclock.jpg

    (I also contacted the author of that app and suggested a combined weather/date/clock live tile since the app itself already supports both. Maybe that'll happen!)
     
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    @O1ON...what app is this? And, it is available from the store?
     
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    It is the LCARS App....based on the UI from Star Trek TNG
     
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    Wow! That's damn good actually. I'm gonna get the app.
     
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    What does the destruct button do? [​IMG]
     
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    The destruct button is a countdown timer; changes the theme color to a blinking red/white and enables the alert klaxon sounds (you can choose Star Trek Voyager or TNG style klaxon warnings). The klaxon blares initially, with a female voice saying something like "Warning, auto destruct has been initiated" and "30 seconds to auto destruct." Then the final effect is simply a warp core detonation (explosion sound), but that's not really attention-getting, so I'll suggest something to the author...

    I've also updated my older thread about the LCARS app rather than continue derailing. ;)

    http://www.surfaceforums.net/forum/microsoft-surface-apps/5929-star-trek-lcars-interface-app.html
     
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    I see! Kinda reminds me of this :) (01:26)

    [video=youtube;Qa_gZ_7sdZg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa_gZ_7sdZg&t=1m26s[/video]
     

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