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  1. Joe920's Avatar
    Cortana on iOS is just another app. Package tracking is sooooooo delayed it's not even worth it.
    Huh, I hadn't noticed that yet. Well shucks. As for location based reminders, it looks like it should work. You can create them in the app, and in Settings > Privacy > Location > Cortana you can set it to 'Always', and the app description in that section (nice touch in iOS: apps can leave an custom explanation why they are tracking your every move) it says "This let's me help you with .... including location based reminders .. ". So at least it's intended to work, it just doesn't for me.
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    03-30-2017 12:21 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I had put my Moto G4 Plus on charge on 27th morning and when I went to take it off charge I found it had switched off.I could not turn it on again and pressing power and volume keys as suggested by some websites and by Customer Care did not produce any response on the phone screen.
    I was advised by Customer Care to take it to a service centre which I did.They checked it and said that the motherboard needed changing.I was surprised to see that there were many others there who had phone problems in Motorola phones during warranty period.
    I am a careful and generally light user and right now disappointed with Motorola.
    I do not have to pay anything as my phone is in warranty period.However , I will have to get another tempered glass screen protector as my current one will be removed during the repair process.
    I did not have any problem prior to this and that morning phone was working normally before it died.
    The service centre phoned me today to inform me that my phone has been repaired .I plan to collect it tomorrow .
    I really hope I do not run into any other problem with it.
    Wow I'm sorry you had that issue. I hope that you wouldn't have any more phone problems either. Hopefully that problem is the only one you'll have.
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    03-30-2017 12:52 PM
  3. Rinsun's Avatar
    Wow I'm sorry you had that issue. I hope that you wouldn't have any more phone problems either. Hopefully that problem is the only one you'll have.
    Thanks ! I hope so .
    I never faced hardware problems with any of my other phones.Not even my Lumia 535 Which is a low end phone had any hardware problem.
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    03-30-2017 01:43 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Huh, I hadn't noticed that yet. Well shucks. As for location based reminders, it looks like it should work. You can create them in the app, and in Settings > Privacy > Location > Cortana you can set it to 'Always', and the app description in that section (nice touch in iOS: apps can leave an custom explanation why they are tracking your every move) it says "This let's me help you with .... including location based reminders .. ". So at least it's intended to work, it just doesn't for me.
    Microsoft Health on iOS has a "default" sync period of 10 minutes. If you don't open that app, it'll never sync. People love to talk trash about how MS apps work sooooo much better on the competition. They look 10x better on iOS, no question, but they certainly don't run better nor do they have the same functionality. Microsoft always keeps a little some-some to themselves.
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    03-30-2017 05:08 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I had put my Moto G4 Plus on charge on 27th morning and when I went to take it off charge I found it had switched off.I could not turn it on again and pressing power and volume keys as suggested by some websites and by Customer Care did not produce any response on the phone screen.
    I was advised by Customer Care to take it to a service centre which I did.They checked it and said that the motherboard needed changing.I was surprised to see that there were many others there who had phone problems in Motorola phones during warranty period.
    I am a careful and generally light user and right now disappointed with Motorola.
    I do not have to pay anything as my phone is in warranty period.However , I will have to get another tempered glass screen protector as my current one will be removed during the repair process.
    I did not have any problem prior to this and that morning phone was working normally before it died.
    The service centre phoned me today to inform me that my phone has been repaired .I plan to collect it tomorrow .
    I really hope I do not run into any other problem with it.
    Save yourself some grief in the future when you're out of warranty and make sure you ALWAYS have your electronics chargers on a good quality surge protector. For all you know, a power spike killed your phone. It happens more often than you may think but people don't give it much thought.
    03-30-2017 05:12 PM
  6. garak0410's Avatar
    That's good. Personally I use Cortana on iOS on my 6S+, but I have yet to see a location reminder work at all. Do those work on Android?
    Are you referring to say "Remind me to start dishwasher when I get home..." type of reminder? If so, that works for me with Cortana on Android... :)
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    03-31-2017 07:43 AM
  7. Joe920's Avatar
    Are you referring to say "Remind me to start dishwasher when I get home..." type of reminder? If so, that works for me with Cortana on Android... :)
    That's the one. I'm curious if iOS users have been able to use that successfully, and if so on which phone model.
    03-31-2017 08:32 AM
  8. garak0410's Avatar
    That's the one. I'm curious if iOS users have been able to use that successfully, and if so on which phone model.
    I might be able to try it on iOS. I know it works well on Android, even better than Google Assistant.
    03-31-2017 08:54 AM
  9. ads13's Avatar
    I'm thinking to buy new Android mobile(Nokia or Redmi note4) after getting my Lumia bricked, which was not recieve carrier signal even after MS paid service.
    I'm waiting for Nokia mobile when it'll arrive in my city.
    Now a days, I'm using my old Nokia (qwerty) as my daily driver (which is still working perfectly) for calling.
    But i need some apps for My work which aren't available on w10m and other cross platform apps(fb, WhatsApp) aren't working properly on w10m.
    And i don't like to use fb(or other websites) which already have It's mobile app.
    Now a days, I'm using my bricked mobile for surfing and feedback and except Calling(which is the root of a phone), all other things can be done (including Wi-Fi)..

    Apart, I hope for MS to bring back their developers who had been switched to another OSes.
    Last edited by ads13; 03-31-2017 at 01:28 PM.
    03-31-2017 10:28 AM
  10. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I'm thinking to buy new Android mobile(Nokia or Redmi note4) after getting my Lumia bricked(bought 2 years ago) having no network signal after MS paid service.
    I'm waiting for Nokia mobile to launch in my city.
    Now a days, I'm using my old Nokia (qwerty) as my daily driver which is still working perfect for calling. But i need some apps which aren't available on w10m and other cross platform apps aren't working properly on w10m.
    And i can't waste my time on signing in/out websites instead of using apps.

    Now a days, I'm using my bricked mobile for surfing and feedback. I can use my Lumia with all functions except Calling(which is the root of a phone).

    I hope for MS to bring back their developers who had been switched to another OSes.

    Websites you visit dont keep you logged in or save your username/password?
    03-31-2017 01:22 PM
  11. ads13's Avatar
    Websites you visit dont keep you logged in or save your username/password?
    I never keep logged in credentials on my system.
    03-31-2017 01:32 PM
  12. Rinsun's Avatar
    Save yourself some grief in the future when you're out of warranty and make sure you ALWAYS have your electronics chargers on a good quality surge protector. For all you know, a power spike killed your phone. It happens more often than you may think but people don't give it much thought.
    Thanks for the advice .I will definitely get one.Power spikes usually doesn't occur in my area,but of course it might have been the cause.
    I got my phone from the service centre today and spent the evening setting it up from scratch.

    Edit : I forgot that I have a surge protector with my desktop.I will use it from now onwards.
    03-31-2017 01:58 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    It's been a week and a bit since I got the Pixel (regular size, not the XL). This is a general update/thoughts/ramble or whatever this long post turns out to be. (No use in saying that I'll try not to make this long because that seems to happen anyway.)

    The Good
    -This phone can really be used one handed very well. I can really reach all corners with my hand without shuffling. My hand no longer gets tired.
    -On that note, it's nice to have a small phone where I can correct typos easily without having to erase the whole line and type it again, which happens on my SE a good amount of the time.
    -Battery life is pretty good. In my experience, it matches the Honor 8. With Data Saver on, there's an additional boost, which seems not to compromise performance at all.
    -Cameras are great point and shoots, regardless of the light situation. I'm a fan.
    -The radios (cellular + WiFi) are very good. I haven't had to revert to WiFi calling ever.
    -It's so fast!
    -Call quality is excellent.

    The Neutral
    -The bezels are kind of big but I have adjusted to it. They aren't too bad really.
    -"Stock" Android is very stock. I know that's what makes it nice to some but I'm indifferent.
    -Speaker volume is average to me.

    The Bad
    -Speaker placement is not bad but it's different from what I'm used to. I use my phones with my left hand so having the speaker on the bottom left is a fail because I have to remind myself to make sure not to cover it.
    -Can't change my default email client. I miss that, even though I did expect this. (this is a con to me, but not a real one lol)
    -The fact that Google Assistant doesn't have song identification yet is annoying. Having to unlock my phone and then open up the Google App is a lot of steps when I'm listening to a new song in the car.
    -There's no way to just silence the ringer and notifications (and NO vibration) without going into Do Not Disturb mode. Considering that I have had phones (on every platform but in this case, I'm referring to Android only) that do this, this is just dumb.

    As for how I feel about the Pixel, I still really like it. With the trend of big and/or tall phones now, the Pixel seems to be the only small phone choice that isn't an iPhone and yet, it doesn't compromise something major to me to make it happen. I was internally kicking and screaming to try this (really didn't want to), but I'm glad I have. Looks like I just might be holding on to it for the rest of the year at least.

    As for if you should get the Pixel, I would suggest it if you want the nicest, smallest Android phone possible, and if you need Band 12 or you need a phone with nice cameras, speed, and a solid experience. I had the Honor 8, and I really liked it a lot too but I hated that I have always thought about the height of it and how that goes for what I want to wear or feel like wearing. Getting tired of dealing with that is part of the reason why I would switch to the SE sometimes.
    Last edited by libra89; 03-31-2017 at 02:35 PM.
    03-31-2017 02:24 PM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Anybody who knows me is well aware that I don't switch platforms, I switch SIM cards. That being said, the S8+ is piquing my interest solely because of DeX. The G6 is sooooo meh and the G5 in my drawer of purgatory is about to feel the wrath (and weight) of the Hummer's tires.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    03-31-2017 05:30 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    Anybody who knows me is well aware that I don't switch platforms, I switch SIM cards. That being said, the S8+ is piquing my interest solely because of DeX. The G6 is sooooo meh and the G5 in my drawer of purgatory is about to feel the wrath (and weight) of the Hummer's tires.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    Wow that G5 must have really been a pain for you. Yeah the S8+ is an interesting phone. If you do try DeX, share your thoughts and impressions please.
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    03-31-2017 06:10 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wow that G5 must have really been a pain for you. Yeah the S8+ is an interesting phone. If you do try DeX, share your thoughts and impressions please.
    The Nougat update ruined the phone and the "fix" update from T-Mobile did nothing. Battery life is only 5-6 hours, overheats like crazy and USB connections are an adventure. Nice camera though, one of the better Android cameras I've come across.
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    03-31-2017 09:36 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    The Nougat update ruined the phone and the "fix" update from T-Mobile did nothing. Battery life is only 5-6 hours, overheats like crazy and USB connections are an adventure. Nice camera though, one of the better Android cameras I've come across.
    Wow, that sounds like a terrible phone. Can't say I blame you at all for your statement.
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    03-31-2017 10:19 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wow, that sounds like a terrible phone. Can't say I blame you at all for your statement.
    On the charger and I started at 100%. Doing updates from the Play Store and the draw is overwhelming the charge. The iPhone I'm posting on is at 38% and it started fresh at 5:30 this morning.

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    03-31-2017 10:30 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    On the charger and I started at 100%. Doing updates from the Play Store and the draw is overwhelming the charge. The iPhone I'm posting on is at 38% and it started fresh at 5:30 this morning.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4b98c69f30.jpg
    Wow, that's crazy o_o
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    03-31-2017 10:38 PM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wow, that's crazy o_o
    I'm thinking of putting the beast on 4-wheel low, turning the wheel a little and let her draaaag it.
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    03-31-2017 10:48 PM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm thinking of putting the beast on 4-wheel low, turning the wheel a little and let her draaaag it.
    Do a video!

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    04-01-2017 06:51 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Do a video!

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    Wait, not so fast. I discovered something extremely useful last night. While tinkering with this abortion I saw that while on Remote Desktop to my company server the Android C drive shows up. Windows doesn't do it, BlackBerry 10 doesn't do it either and iOS.....yeah ok. While using RDP from my slate I can upload files from the HDD to the remote server but I could never do it from a phone without first having to use OneDrive. Downloading to the phone involved the same process.

    I may grant a stay of execution to keep as a test bed. This could potentially be game changer since I'm on RDP half the time.
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    04-01-2017 09:21 AM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    I'm having second thoughts about my Pixel. I think I have a problem.

    It hits the spots in all the right ways but when I went to scream my lungs out last night, a good amount of it was out of the pocket. Not as bad as the Honor 8 was but not as good as the SE. I'm trying to talk myself out of my thoughts. LOL.

    The X Compact had a weak camera but that was very close to the SE in how well it fit in my girl pockets. At the same time, I can't see myself dealing with a weak camera for this reason when I could just get my SE to use instead.
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    04-03-2017 07:25 PM
  24. meattray's Avatar
    I'm having second thoughts about my Pixel. I think I have a problem.

    It hits the spots in all the right ways but when I went to scream my lungs out last night, a good amount of it was out of the pocket. Not as bad as the Honor 8 was but not as good as the SE. I'm trying to talk myself out of my thoughts. LOL.

    The X Compact had a weak camera but that was very close to the SE in how well it fit in my girl pockets. At the same time, I can't see myself dealing with a weak camera for this reason when I could just get my SE to use instead.
    The struggle is real..
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    04-03-2017 08:04 PM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm having second thoughts about my Pixel. I think I have a problem.

    It hits the spots in all the right ways but when I went to scream my lungs out last night, a good amount of it was out of the pocket. Not as bad as the Honor 8 was but not as good as the SE. I'm trying to talk myself out of my thoughts. LOL.

    The X Compact had a weak camera but that was very close to the SE in how well it fit in my girl pockets. At the same time, I can't see myself dealing with a weak camera for this reason when I could just get my SE to use instead.
    Went to a Justin Bieber concert last night? 🤣
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    04-03-2017 08:46 PM
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