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Sorry Microsoft, but consumers just don't like you....

  1. #71


    Well, I certainly could try to get one and test with it. However, I'm not up for a new phone for about 1.5 years, and nobody else at work is up soon for a new phone...so after checking it out, I would really just end up sending it back and no new phones would be ordered.

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  2. #72


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Well, I certainly could try to get one and test with it. However, I'm not up for a new phone for about 1.5 years, and nobody else at work is up soon for a new phone...so after checking it out, I would really just end up sending it back and no new phones would be ordered.
    But you would have legitimate experience using a Windows Phone. That's all that really matters here.
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  3. #73


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The above is one of the things that has always concerned me about tablets and such, is the fact that with one logon account to the device, you have access to email, pictures, facebook, etc. I might want my kids to be able to surf the web, but I might not want them opening my email to see that I ordered them something from Amazon.com.
    Ok. I can see where some may choose to perform things this way, but I find it tedious. To each their own.

    e.g. I have my Live email account configured on my Droid X2 to download, but it doesn't sync so far as performing a task with individual emails. I have to perform that again on my tower PC, unless I don't have it configured correctly. I don't have "corporate" email since I don't have the unlimited data plan.

    It's the same reason that I don't use my Windows 8 box with my MS account and don't have Skydrive integrated, etc. I just prefer to keep this stuff separate and disparate. I realize not everybody wants it this way.
    Accordingly, that's what I find convenient in 8. Signing into 8 with my MS account automatically signs me into numerous MS sites or their cloud. No need for me to waste time doing such. It may ask me to verify some accounts entering my password, but that's security. I don't mind that a bit. I can choose as much of the cloud as I want. e.g. I can choose whether to save a file to SkyDrive and/or native folder. I can also sign into my PC using a local account.

    Also it synchs all Windows devices with settings, favorites, Store apps, etc. I look forward to the day that I can do such, for all I have at present is my Droid X2 and, of course, 8 Pro on my tower PC. I'm looking into getting WP8 and probably an 8 hybrid convertible, but not sure which.

    Question: Not familiar with them, so on a Droid-based pad or iPad is only one account possible? I assume multiple accounts are possible on Surfaces or other Windows OEM devices.
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  4. #74


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    It may ask me to verify some accounts entering my password, but that's security. I don't mind that a bit. I can choose as much of the cloud as I want. e.g. I can choose whether to save a file to SkyDrive and/or native folder. I can also sign into my PC using a local account.
    I wouldn't mind one bit if the apps would prompt for the password. I just don't want somebody to zip right into my email simply because they sit down at my PC. That's why I have passwords for all of these things and they are different.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Question: Not familiar with them, so on a Droid-based pad or iPad is only one account possible? I assume multiple accounts are possible on Surfaces or other Windows OEM devices.
    Yes, one account on Droid and I believe the same for iPad. And yes, the Surface Pro supports individual accounts.
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  5. #75


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    Android 4.2 on tablets supports multiple users now:

    Android 4.2 Feature Highlight: Multiple User Accounts

    Not sure about iPad though....

    Geeve
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  6. #76


    Thanks, guys.

    OK. I can see where apps are not password protected would be a problem, especially in an office or public setting. Perhaps MS should consider this. On the other hand, if one knows they'll be away from their device for awhile, one should put it to sleep, lock it, or sign out of it. Any which way, one still needs to enter a password.

    BTW, I noticed with 8 that when I boot up and don't get to signing in right away, the splash screen pops up again after about 20 seconds. Out of sight, out of mind concept I would guess. Reduces temptation? Like an older 90-year-old friend of mine used to say "I have everything licked except temptation!". He was quite amusing, God rest his soul.
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  7. #77


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    2 step authentication is here now and on Windows Phone.

    If you don't want someone privy to your files, that's what a lock screen is for.
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  8. #78


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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    2 step authentication is here now and on Windows Phone.
    And I believe the new Windows Phone Authenticator app can also be used if you have a Gmail account (or other accounts using the same approach) and want to use 2-step authentication for that with your Windows Phone. However I've not tried this yet or seen official confirmation that this works.

    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    If you don't want someone privy to your files, that's what a lock screen is for.
    Obligatory xkcd link...
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  9. #79


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    Hi there
    Email these days is just a NUISANCE -- I can't even be bothered even to READ it on my Samsung S3 phone -- however there's no limit it seems to the number of standard (non GMAIL) and Gmail accounts you can have on these.

    To those who say they need it ON A PHONE ( not a computer -- different issue) because of Work -- I say "Get a LIFE" and don't be a 21st Century Wage slave Tethered to your Boss 24 Hours a day --especially if you aren't getting paid standby etc for the privilege).

    I find if I want to communicate then I just use SKYPE -- works fine, costs just a few cents and if you want to use Video the forward facing camera on the phone (It has 2 cameras the REAR one is the one for higher quality pics, the front one is more like a Webcam) works just fine when you make the SKYPE call.

    I can't be bothered with Twitter or Facebook either -- I'd much rather interact with REAL PHYSICAL Human Beings in places like Pubs etc enjoying watching UK / German / Dutch Football (European variety with a ROUND Ball which actually gets KICKED with the FEET) !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #80


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    With all due respect to the OP and others here at EF, this post should have been posted in the Off-Topic subforum, not news. I definitely dont appreciate someone trying to cram their opinions down my throat and passing them off as facts, and will not tolerate it or hold my tongue when I see something I dont like or disagree with. Enough of this kind of thing already goes on in the world as it is.
    I agree with this. I think this stuff should not be posted here. Opinions are not facts and they don't belong in the news section.
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