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  1. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    The biggest snoopster in the known universe is Google. I'm not worried about what MS gets out of knowing what apps I use.
    MS is trying to out-Google the Google with data mining and targeted ads now. Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare and I want no part of it.
    04-10-2016 08:28 AM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    MS is trying to out-Google the Google with data mining and targeted ads now. Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare and I want no part of it.

    Any technical sources around that could back up such (mis)information?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-10-2016 08:34 AM
  3. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Any technical sources around that could back up such (mis)information?
    Just type "Windows 10 privacy" into your favorite search engine if you are truly interested in knowing for yourself.
    04-10-2016 08:37 AM
  4. sprtfan's Avatar
    Just type "Windows 10 privacy" into your favorite search engine if you are truly interested in knowing for yourself.
    Because everything you read on the internet is true.......
    Pretty much every creditable source has debunked most of the privacy issues going around with Windows 10.
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    04-10-2016 09:02 AM
  5. sprtfan's Avatar
    I had some questions about the launcher you are using. I'm switching from 928 to Android and I'm having problems finding away to get my Calendar info to show up on the launch screen. I'm using outlook calendar and did find a widget for Sunrise but it is not showing any of the info either but does when you open the app.
    I also noticed that several of the icons needed me to download and connect another app to it. The weather and live photos asked me to do this. To install the app, I needed to turn on allow apps to be installed from untrusted sources or something like that. Did you do this as well or is there away to find an app to use in the play store instead? I'm not sure about the security concerns with enabling this option. Thanks
    04-10-2016 09:09 AM
  6. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Because everything you read on the internet is true.......
    Pretty much every creditable source has debunked most of the privacy issues going around with Windows 10.
    Believe what you want.
    04-10-2016 09:21 AM
  7. sprtfan's Avatar
    Believe what you want.
    When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts | ZDNet

    You can believe what you want also. If you have a real source I'd love to read it. I'm not above changing my mind when proof can be presented. (No, the article from Forbes would not be proof lol)
    04-10-2016 09:40 AM
  8. sprtfan's Avatar
    I'm starting to think that part of the problem is that I'm testing Android out on a Moto E (2015). I was able to get the Sunrise widget to work after a rebooting a few times but it will freeze often and has completely crashed a few times as well. I did figure out how to bind different apps to different tiles. When I connected the sunrise calendar to the main calendar tile though it just gets stuck on loading and never displays any of the info. I'll keep playing with stuff.
    04-10-2016 10:15 AM
  9. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    I had some questions about the launcher you are using. I'm switching from 928 to Android and I'm having problems finding away to get my Calendar info to show up on the launch screen. I'm using outlook calendar and did find a widget for Sunrise but it is not showing any of the info either but does when you open the app.
    I also noticed that several of the icons needed me to download and connect another app to it. The weather and live photos asked me to do this. To install the app, I needed to turn on allow apps to be installed from untrusted sources or something like that. Did you do this as well or is there away to find an app to use in the play store instead? I'm not sure about the security concerns with enabling this option. Thanks
    You don't use 3rd party widgets, use the widget made by app developer. In the case of the launcher I use access to all the widgets for all the apps I have installed are in the settings. MS makes widgets for Outlook mail & calendar. When you enable a widget it will prompt you what services it wants to use & you can agree or not to allow it.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    04-10-2016 10:53 AM
  10. a5cent's Avatar
    Just type "Windows 10 privacy" into your favorite search engine if you are truly interested in knowing for yourself.
    I have. A year ago and almost every month since. I can't find anything that is still relevant today.

    I've personally checked these exchanges for some companies who were worried about these sorts of things, and it basically boils down to Cortana and Bing. If you don't want personal data being exchanged between your OS installation and MS, then you can't use those two services, which shouldn't surprise anyone.

    If you ignore online services and look only at the OS, there is no personally identifiable data being exhanged between the OS and MS at all. None. Admittedly there were some issues early on, although even then most of the outrage was BS (people being surprised by the fact that using OneDrive meant their documents would be uploaded to MS' servers, which is just plain stupidity or ignorance). The real issues (Windows reporting back more than it should) have since been fixed.

    Most CTOs are far more worried about U.S. governmental overreach than they are about the OS providing MS with information it shouldn't.
    Last edited by a5cent; 04-10-2016 at 05:26 PM. Reason: spelling
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    04-10-2016 10:54 AM
  11. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    I'm starting to think that part of the problem is that I'm testing Android out on a Moto E (2015). I was able to get the Sunrise widget to work after a rebooting a few times but it will freeze often and has completely crashed a few times as well. I did figure out how to bind different apps to different tiles. When I connected the sunrise calendar to the main calendar tile though it just gets stuck on loading and never displays any of the info. I'll keep playing with stuff.
    Just use outlook. MS bought sunrise last year and is merging it into outlook. . Outlook calendar is pretty much sunrise calendar now with the last update

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-10-2016 10:56 AM
  12. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    Here is a pic of the outlook calender widget, it's called outlook agenda

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    04-10-2016 11:00 AM
  13. k12000lt's Avatar
    I know they are working on the universal app platform and just released the development app to convert win 32 apps into Win 10 store apps. Their goal is to have all apps be UWP and. Which can be targeted to run on any device running Win 10. Which will be cool when they have a phone that can dock with a TV or in a laptop clam she'll & the phone serves as the PC and the screen as the track pad that can run all the legacy win 32 apps and new store apps

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    It aint going to happen anytime soon. And after seeing what happend to all those promises made by MS in last 3 years, I really doubt it will ever happen the way they show us. Its all a big illusion.
    And even if there will be UWP, mobile plateform will never match the performance of a Pc as evolution of pc's hardware it totally at a different level. Installing every application and software through store will never be the solution.
    For now and even in future, this continum thing will only remain as gimmick - addtional monitor and input support to watch multimedia on big screen. For productve purposes, now we already have laptops as powerful as desktops with huge versatility.
    The way they promote it - its a computer, is a **** and making fool of evryone.
    Lastly and most importantly, whats new in this when I could do it with N8?
    Why people always fall for such false marketing?
    Steve Adams and chmun77 like this.
    04-10-2016 11:41 AM
  14. sprtfan's Avatar
    Thanks, I was looking for something called Outlook Calendar and thought Agenda was something different. I'll give it a try. Thanks again.
    CartoonG1rl likes this.
    04-10-2016 11:50 AM
  15. sprtfan's Avatar
    It aint going to happen anytime soon. And after seeing what happend to all those promises made by MS in last 3 years, I really doubt it will ever happen the way they show us. Its all a big illusion.
    And even if there will be UWP, mobile plateform will never match the performance of a Pc as evolution of pc's hardware it totally at a different level. Installing every application and software through store will never be the solution.
    For now and even in future, this continum thing will only remain as gimmick - addtional monitor and input support to watch multimedia on big screen. For productve purposes, now we already have laptops as powerful as desktops with huge versatility.
    The way they promote it - its a computer, is a **** and making fool of evryone.
    Lastly and most importantly, whats new in this when I could do it with N8?
    Why people always fall for such false marketing?
    The way I'm looking at it is that it maybe something great, it maybe nothing. I don't have a use for it right now in its current state and if things change I can always switch back. MS is probably at least a year away from having something compelling for consumers and that is probably optimistic. When that time comes I'll switch back but I might as well what works best for me now while I wait.
    04-10-2016 11:55 AM
  16. sprtfan's Avatar
    Here is a pic of the outlook calender widget, it's called outlook agenda

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    What app are you using for photos that would be similar to Windows Phone live tile? I uploaded all my photos to Google Photos and selected it, but the only photo that is showing up is the default. When I go into edit it and add photos, I don't have any available to add. Thanks
    04-10-2016 12:34 PM
  17. casab1anca's Avatar
    I just made the jump to an iPhone 6S yesterday. I've tried the iPhone twice before and returned to WP, but given the current state of W10M, iOS seems to be the better option for me. iOS is really fast and buttery smooth (WP used to be like this once upon a time). I have a bunch of minor quibbles about iOS but the big one is that the keyboard (even with SwiftKey) is much harder to type on compared to WP.

    I still like WP and I'll gladly return if they can make W10M as smooth and stable as WP8.
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    04-10-2016 12:41 PM
  18. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    What app are you using for photos that would be similar to Windows Phone live tile? I uploaded all my photos to Google Photos and selected it, but the only photo that is showing up is the default. When I go into edit it and add photos, I don't have any available to add. Thanks
    It's one of the tiles in the Launcher 8 WP Style launcher called live pictures.

    Ii's in settings under "Manage Tiles" once you select it , it will prompt you to select which photos you want displayed
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    04-10-2016 12:42 PM
  19. sprtfan's Avatar
    It's one of the tiles in the Launcher 8 WP Style launcher called live pictures.
    That's the one I'm using but it is not showing any of the photos that I have on the phone. Just the #5 photo. When I go into it there is an option to select photos but the folder it goes to is empty with no way to switch to another folder to pic photos.
    04-10-2016 12:47 PM
  20. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I would not put ANY money into anything with windows and phone in the title, or otherwise. After getting burned so much by the promises, only to have everything dumped, I would just get an android phone, and enjoy everything you have been missing. The days of lagdroid are gone. I was using new android phones yesterday and pretty well anything now with 3 gb ram and a good processor is smooth as windows phone.
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    04-10-2016 01:23 PM
  21. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    That's the one I'm using but it is not showing any of the photos that I have on the phone. Just the #5 photo. When I go into it there is an option to select photos but the folder it goes to is empty with no way to switch to another folder to pic photos.
    Mine show the photos in the images folder in my file viewer which is where the pics that are in the Samsung Gallery app & Google Photos app are pulled from which is the same folder new pics are sent to that are taken. I downloaded the pics I wanted to show from OneDrive and saved them to that folder. Not sure if that is a feature in the paid version which I plan on buying in the near future.
    04-10-2016 01:25 PM
  22. Werentuckl's Avatar
    Just a curious observation to make here. All these gentle folks trying to make their android home screens resemble WP/WM start screens, who are investing all the many man hours into customising them down to the T to the WM/WP experience, and dealing with all the subsequent issues of it all happily. Did they really invest the same amount of effort into coping with the WM/WP issues without complaining?

    Just a thought I'm throwing out there. I have no stake in the argument per se otherwise, or issues with anyone's choice of platforms - I'm all for pro choice and respecting that. But this just made me wonder, is the criticism of the platform really justified after something like this?

    *Fingers crossed I dont start a flame war.*

    -- W
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    04-10-2016 01:31 PM
  23. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    Just a curious observation to make here. All these gentle folks trying to make their android home screens resemble WP/WM start screens, who are investing all the many man hours into customizing them down to the T to the WM/WP experience, and dealing with all the subsequent issues of it all happily. Did they really invest the same amount of effort into coping with the WM/WP issues without complaining?

    Just a thought I'm throwing out there. I have no stake in the argument per se otherwise, or issues with anyone's choice of platforms - I'm all for pro choice and respecting that. But this just made me wonder, is the criticism of the platform really justified after something like this?

    *Fingers crossed I dont start a flame war.*

    -- W
    I had mine up & running in the same amount of time it took me to do my 928 & ICON. Install launcher, choose tiles to be on start screen, re-arrange & choose size of tiles to be on the start screen, choose transparency levels, choose wallpaper, choose theme accent color, done...

    On my 928 & ICON I had to delete the stock tiles, choose tiles to be on start screen, re-arrange & choose size of tiles to be on the start screen, choose transparency levels, choose wallpaper, choose theme accent color, done.

    How is that many more man hours?

    On the plus side there is a plethora of additional customization I can do if I so choose which are not available in WM.
    04-10-2016 01:48 PM
  24. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts | ZDNet

    You can believe what you want also. If you have a real source I'd love to read it. I'm not above changing my mind when proof can be presented. (No, the article from Forbes would not be proof lol)
    Windows 10, like Google and Facebook, mines personal data for the purposes of targeted advertising.

    True or false?
    04-10-2016 02:43 PM
  25. Wolfjt's Avatar
    Why so stressed?

    My At Bat app from last year still works. I have been getting all the preseason games. Last year the prior years app was updated after the season started.

    Minneapolis has added parking meters that can be paid by the Parkmobile app so I downloaded it and it works great.

    I have all the apps I need on my Windows Phone and my life certainly doesn't revolve only around apps. I'm busy working and living life.

    Hope you can find satisfaction with your android phone.
    Is your at bat still working? It's not even in the store anymore
    libra89 likes this.
    04-10-2016 03:15 PM
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