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#1 bogas04

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:36

I don't know if everyone is aware of this , but the Calculator app on windows phone shows trignometric functions on rotating screen to left while rotating the phone to right would show you computer operations. I was amazed seeing this approach ! iOS does have a scientific calculator mode one rotating the screen but has a button which shows more operations , but this one seemed to be cooler :p Just wanted to share it with you guys :)

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#2 Nick H.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:44

It's the same for Android as well, although with some different features:

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Pretty cool. I just wish I did Maths that involved using the functions...actually, who am I kidding? Of course I don't.

EDIT: Oh, and do you know how hard it is to get a screenshot with the screen on its side? I must have been trying for about 10 minutes to get the above screen... :pinch:

#3 OP bogas04

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:48

^ I was talking about different functions depending on the orientation of phone , smart it was for me.
Umm , on windows phone I just had to rotate it , press home button and lock button , and done! :) #SwitchToLumia xD

#4 ingramator

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:53

This is a cool feature :) and I have used it before! The programming calculator is particularly useful for quickly converting between Hexi and Binary :rolleyes:

@Intrinsica, I think OP was referring to the fact on WP, depending on the rotation direction, will give u different operators which I am quite sure is 100% unique (don't own any other devices that do it nor know of any!)

#5 Nick H.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:01

Oh, I see! Yep, just tried it on the Android and it provides me with the same functions regardless of which way it is rotated.

#6 OP bogas04

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:06

This is a cool feature :) and I have used it before! The programming calculator is particularly useful for quickly converting between Hexi and Binary :rolleyes:

@Intrinsica, I think OP was referring to the fact on WP, depending on the rotation direction, will give u different operators which I am quite sure is 100% unique (don't own any other devices that do it nor know of any!)


When it occurred for the first time I panicked thinking now I can never use those trigno functions! :D

#7 Yusuf M.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:49

Haha! That's pretty cool. I wish I knew this last week when I needed a scientific calculator in class.

#8 M_Lyons10

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 20:24

Interesting. I've had a WP for a long time and had no idea it had different options depending on the way you rotate your phone. LOL I knew you got a scientific calculator, but never rotated it to the right. LOL



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