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  1. libra89's Avatar
    Well, I think I'm going to sell the Surface Pro. Don't need both and I have a Windows laptop.
    Ohh okay, sounds like a plan. Since you have a Windows laptop, you should be just fine. I'll be looking forward to hearing about your experience with the iPad Pro.
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    07-04-2017 04:51 PM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    Ohh okay, sounds like a plan. Since you have a Windows laptop, you should be just fine. I'll be looking forward to hearing about your experience with the iPad Pro.
    I know one thing, the typing experience is much better. Always had issues with the VKB on the SP4.
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    07-04-2017 05:52 PM
  3. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    My uncle who used a Lumia 640 XL for 2 years has now moved on to a brand new IPhone 7 Big.
    The reason he moved on? He can't easily upload photos and videos through the Facebook app.

    My cousin on the other whom I gave my trusty old Lumia 822 only kept it for 6 months and is now using an IPhone 6

    Oh well, knew the time would come.

    My girlfriend will follow shortly possibly in the next few months with a new Android.

    These people had no complaints in general about Windows 10 Mobile as a phone OS.
    It's just the Facebook app didn't cut it and colored their opinion of the whole OS.
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    07-22-2017 12:17 AM
  4. N1cks's Avatar
    UPDATE

    It's done.

    The picture below is a is a sad indictment on Microsoft. Is this what Satya Nadella wants?

    In any case, the results have been really positive so far.
    Any fondness for Windows mobile's unique UI are quickly being forgotten after experiencing Apple's amazing app performance. Banking and proper FB apps are really appreciated.

    Some comments after setting up x3 iPhone 6s & x1 iPad Air II:

    • iTunes still sucks. Fortunately you don't need to use it for anything much, but I was asked to add a custom ring tone. My god, it was a painful process.
    • I wanted to change the notification alert for Skype. Apple says NO! (same for Messenger).
    • You can't set up an iPhone without a SIM card - which is kinda annoying.
    • Each device is connected to Outlook.com accounts, but through Apple apps rather than Microsoft's Outlook app just because I thought it would be easier. Contacts & emails sync two-way. Excellent.
    • Microsoft really needs to tidy up their contacts system. It was frustrating linking Skype & Outlook.com contacts. I still don't know how it all works. The fact that Skype is a different division to the rest of Microsoft really shows.
    • Microsoft apps on iOS work really well. OneDrive is great. If your email is coming from Outlook.com, I reckon it makes good sense to use OneDrive over iCloud.
    • Siri is great - fast, accurate & responsive.



    I'm pleased I went with iOS over Android for my family - no launches, app drawers, or widgets. It's more inline with Windows mobile in terms of OS simplicity. However, I still reckon the Windows mobile UI is easier to use. The back button and the search magnifying glass on Windows are initiative & useful. The location of the back button in iOS varies.

    I downloaded the Google search app on each device. For one, the Bing app isn't even available in New Zealand!

    I like to think I've set-up each device with the best on offer from Microsoft, Apple & Google.

    My brother & dad still have Windows devices - but they only phone & text (my brother is still on WP7!). But I'll swap them over next.

    I'm still rocking my 950 XL. Whether I change to Samsung or Apple will be decided in Sept/Oct.




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    07-28-2017 07:32 AM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Microsoft really needs to tidy up their contacts system. It was frustrating linking Skype & Outlook.com contacts. I still don't know how it all works. The fact that Skype is a different division to the rest of Microsoft really shows.
    I'm glad the transition has been smooth for you but you're mistaken about the contact integration. Skype contacts sync perfectly with Outlook - on Windows phones. The fact iOS is so ridiculously locked down is not Microsoft's fault. You can set custom ringtones and notifications on any Microsoft app with Windows or Android, but Apple doesn't play nice.
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    07-28-2017 12:36 PM
  6. N1cks's Avatar
    Skype contacts sync perfectly with Outlook - on Windows phones. The fact iOS is so ridiculously locked down is not Microsoft's fault. You can set custom ringtones and notifications on any Microsoft app with Windows or Android, but Apple doesn't play nice.
    Yeah, no issue with the sync between the Outlook.com & Sync.

    Here are the issues:

    • You can't edit a skype contacts in Outlook.com
    • You can't delete a skype contact in Outlook.com.
    • You have to link Skype & outlook.com contacts otherwise you've duplicates
    • Sometimes Outlook.com decides to link contacts you don't want linked (and vice-a-versa)
    • Skype asks to import contacts from Outlook.com - which ends up pulling across a bunch of phone numbers.


    Microsoft need a unified contacts platform.


    Re: the walled garden nature of iOS, yeah, it would be nice to set a custom notification alert, but it's not a big deal.

    Re: iOS v Android. Given the open nature of Android & the many price points it's available at, I suspect Android dominants is only going to grow & improve.
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    07-28-2017 08:33 PM
  7. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Re: the walled garden nature of iOS, yeah, it would be nice to set a custom notification alert, but it's not a big deal. .
    I think that's available but not implemented for Skype. (Notice how my ringtone is from my 950xl and my message alert is from my Note 2?)



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    07-28-2017 09:23 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I think that's available but not implemented for Skype. (Notice how my ringtone is from my 950xl and my message alert is from my Note 2?)

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...91b3daf7d8.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2cd181a716.jpg
    The Microsoft apps require permission to access storage in order to use custom notifications. Perhaps with the rumored file manager in iOS 11 this will be possible. As it stands today, you can only use the MS-supplied ringtones.
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-29-2017 01:36 PM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    My ringtone is "ring", but I understand others want more.
    Not high on my priority list.
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    07-29-2017 02:17 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    My ringtone is "ring", but I understand others want more.
    Not high on my priority list.
    Lord help the church! You don't want to know when your mother-in-law is calling without looking at your phone?

    Sent from my Surface 3 on mTalk
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    07-29-2017 05:30 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Lord help the church! You don't want to know when your mother-in-law is calling without looking at your phone?

    Sent from my Surface 3 on mTalk
    LOL.
    I'm actually not a big phone user, more of a data hog. When a call comes in from someone I know, their name shows up. Otherwise I don't answer. I could have a 10 minute plan and be good!
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-29-2017 05:33 PM
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