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  1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    But it seems to do more things faster than the old app. I wonder if they revamped it for the upcoming Pixel 2 launch?
    I agree it's faster. In general the tools are the same, more or less. Just better displayed.
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    10-02-2017 09:49 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What I'm really hating is the new Tapatalk. :/
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 10-02-2017 at 10:12 AM.
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    10-02-2017 09:50 AM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    What I'm really having is the new Tapatalk. :/
    The new version is a bit wonky.
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    10-02-2017 10:11 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    The new version is a bit wonky.
    It is annoying. For days, my home page has been broken. Even though I turned off notifications, there's no excuse for this to happen. It would tell me that there's a new post...which is a day old. Ugh.

    Weirdly enough, it worked just fine on my A3 and using that somehow kick started my Pixel to work. Meh.
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    10-02-2017 11:13 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Android Central dropped a review for the Sony Xperia XZ1 and the pictures look really good. I didn't read it as having many gripes with this phone, which gives me hope. I might try 99's idea of waiting until November 1. The XZ1 has already had a $50 price cut, so maybe I'll leap with a cut on the XZ1 Compact. Patience is hard guys...

    It also helps that since doing a hard reset on the Pixel, random reboots are gone. Battery life seems better than the SE but it's just good (not bad but also not great either) for me.
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    10-02-2017 11:26 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I agree it's faster. In general the tools are the same, more or less. Just better displayed.
    That's why I like it, for the way it's displayed.
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    10-02-2017 02:22 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What I'm really hating is the new Tapatalk. :/
    I never updated Tapatalk. I'm running an old version 5.3.12.
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    10-02-2017 02:25 PM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    I have the older app on Android 7.0 devices and newer one on my Pixel.
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    10-02-2017 02:51 PM
  9. raycpl's Avatar
    I'm clinging on to mTalk. Hope its there in the store whenever/if ever I had to hard reset my Lumia (all three of em).

    ... !
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    10-02-2017 06:54 PM
  10. raycpl's Avatar
    Wow.. this game was ground breaking when it came out 20years ago today.
    Great soundtrack



    ... !
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    10-02-2017 06:56 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Microsoft killing Groove Music?

    This is a bummer. I wanted to try Groove but the streaming holes were too big. In the future, it can only play locally stored music, along with music on OneDrive.
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    10-02-2017 09:53 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Microsoft killing Groove Music?

    This is a bummer. I wanted to try Groove but the streaming holes were too big. In the future, it can only play locally stored music, along with music on OneDrive.
    I cancelled my Groove subscription in 2015 when I switched to Android. I use Spotify and Google Play Music (both the paid versions). I'm happy with both.
    10-02-2017 10:08 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Microsoft killing Groove Music?

    This is a bummer. I wanted to try Groove but the streaming holes were too big. In the future, it can only play locally stored music, along with music on OneDrive.
    I will have to figure out where to move my audio files to. I parked a lot of music on OneDrive and streamed it via Groove. An idea is to search what is available on Amazon music and add those to my various playlists. It's a laborious task.
    Oh well.
    10-03-2017 08:09 AM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I will have to figure out where to move my audio files to. I parked a lot of music on OneDrive and streamed it via Groove. An idea is to search what is available on Amazon music and add those to my various playlists. It's a laborious task.
    Oh well.
    If your tunes are on OneDrive you don’t have to do anything. Groove will still stream your OneDrive and local files. Just keep adding to your Music folder and enjoy. Too much FUD on this subject.
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    10-03-2017 02:50 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    Yesterday was the open house for the school of the master's program that I applied to. Really thankful that work has been so supportive in allowing me and my coworker to go. We were quoted a time for the actual open house but then having the chance to attend a class was sent to us last minute.

    The class was interesting in subject and what I saw in the class itself. The open house was great, I'm glad that I went. It was worth paying for parking, as I have learned a lot there.

    Now that I know that they will start going through applications this week along with the number of applicants, it's time to just wait and see...
    Last edited by libra89; 10-04-2017 at 08:48 AM.
    10-04-2017 07:35 AM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Good luck
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    10-04-2017 08:27 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    The Mi Mix 2 is nice.
    Very nice.
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    10-04-2017 08:28 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    Good luck
    Thank you!
    10-04-2017 08:48 AM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    The Mi Mix 2 is nice.
    Very nice.
    Ooh. Does it feel weird to hold at all? Also does it feel better than the first one? How's the performance and camera? How do you like the size? I hear that it is smaller than the first one was.
    10-04-2017 08:50 AM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    Ooh. Does it feel weird to hold at all? Also does it feel better than the first one? How's the performance and camera? How do you like the size? I hear that it is smaller than the first one was.
    To answer your series of questions, one by one:
    1. It does not feel weird to hold at all.
    2. It does feel better than the original Mix in terms of ergonomics and in hand feel.
    3. The performance is snappy, snappy, very very fluid.
    4. Camera wasn't shabby in low light. I will test drive it a bit more today and revert back to you.
    5. I like the size of this device much better than the original Mix. It is just right with a massive screen. I mean it is maybe a quarter inch longer than my Pixel with a case.
    6. My previous answer says that it is smaller than the first one. It is a much more usable device.

    I would say that this is a definite home run. I also got the Mi A1 which is probably a total clone of the 7+ series. And I say Apple messed up on the 8 and X series. The Xiaomi Mix 2 is a much more original design.
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    10-04-2017 10:24 AM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    To answer your series of questions, one by one:
    1. It does not feel weird to hold at all.
    2. It does feel better than the original Mix in terms of ergonomics and in hand feel.
    3. The performance is snappy, snappy, very very fluid.
    4. Camera wasn't shabby in low light. I will test drive it a bit more today and revert back to you.
    5. I like the size of this device much better than the original Mix. It is just right with a massive screen. I mean it is maybe a quarter inch longer than my Pixel with a case.
    6. My previous answer says that it is smaller than the first one. It is a much more usable device.

    I would say that this is a definite home run. I also got the Mi A1 which is probably a total clone of the 7+ series. And I say Apple messed up on the 8 and X series. The Xiaomi Mix 2 is a much more original design.
    Very cool, thanks for answering! I'll be looking forward to more of your camera thoughts.
    10-04-2017 10:54 AM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Let's see if LG will really launch the V30 tomorrow. If so, I'll check it out in stores.

    While there are things about the Pixel 2017 I like, it's not a phone I'd buy.
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    10-04-2017 07:51 PM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    Let's see if LG will really launch the V30 tomorrow. If so, I'll check it out in stores.

    While there are things about the Pixel 2017 I like, it's not a phone I'd buy.
    Should be in TMO and ATT stores. I'm going to check it out as well.
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    10-04-2017 07:56 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Yeah I can understand that. I expected not to be as impressed but there are some cool things that I really like about it and will use for sure, like the portrait mode on both cameras and the Always on Display song id.

    I decided to order one but we'll see if I keep my order. It depends if they don't push it back crazily or not. Not a fan of the missing headphone jack but if the trade-off would be worth it is something I may find out. Concerned about the lower capacity of the battery as well too...

    I am also a fan of the fact that it will get 3 years of software updates, along with security ones for 3 years as well. I know, I know, will I keep a phone for 3 years? I don't know. I do know that I have had my SE for over a year and I would use it if the front camera was better because I really like that phone otherwise.

    In regards to the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, I still would like that one too. Unfortunately, already ordered that recently thinking that I wouldn't do this. One will go, let's just say that. Both have the option to be returned so I'm good.
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    10-04-2017 08:04 PM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Hardware wise for me, the V30 has the best combo of features for my needs. In fact, the two most appealing hardware packages on the market to me are the Essential phone and the V30 (with the Mi Mix 2 as a solid 3rd).

    But...going from a V20 to a V30, the upgrades don't justify the increased cost as well... especially due to the discounted price I got this V20 for. Plus, this isn't the G4 days when I got software updates more frequently. It's been very disappointing the software situation for the V20.

    As for the Essential phone, the jury's out as to what Andy's company will do with updates. Plus, as much as I love how compact the device is...the software with regard to the camera is a big issue. While using the Google camera app helps, I'm not pleased to have to use that on a device that is being sold for the price it is.

    I do have the new phone itch, but cost to benefits as an upgrade from the V20 + Mi Note 2 combo, the value amount to spend to do the upgrades don't justify the benefits of the upgrades.
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    10-04-2017 08:43 PM
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