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My Switch from iPhone to Windows Phone

  1. #21


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Well you have company here My intention was obviously supporting your excellent view
    Turned off sync last month, have very limited data , hope this month's tuesday patches dont swallow remaining data for this month

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Specifically which apps, Patrick?
    For personal use: RunKeeper. Torque. Dropbox. Amazon MP3 app. HBO Go. Sirius/XM, YouTube
    For my kids use: Minecraft, CandyCrush, Clash of Clans
    For work use: TouchDown, GoogleMaps, GoogleTranslate,

    These are a few that I could think of off the top of my head.
    We wrote/discussed before about the RunKeeper app. I know thatís important to you for sharing with friends. No RunKeeper for WP yet.

    Torque > Thereís a one OBD Auto Doctor app thatís equal.

    MS just made a deal with Dropbox.

    Amazon MP3 app > Thereís an Amazon app. Not sure all that it does. There are tons of MP3 apps for downloading music.

    HBO Go > Thereís an app called HBO Home HD which plays HBO.

    Not anything titled Sirius/XM, but tons of apps that are equals.

    Thereís definitely a YouTube app.

    Sorry. Didnít take time for games. Iím sure there are tons.

    TouchDown > Use Outlook.

    Of course you know that there wonít be GoogleMaps or GoogleTranslate. That would be desecrating any WP. Bing maps and translator are just as good.

    I can understand you being a man in your position professionally and socially that you would want and use an iPhone and branded apps. Itís all about prestige. A professional image is quite important. Thereís nothing wrong with that. The point is that the apps excuse is really no valid excuse anymore so far as WP vs iPhone or Android. Itís more a prestige thing if anything because of branded apps, but you nor I would never own an Android again now would we?
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Well you have company here My intention was obviously supporting your excellent view
    Turned off sync last month, have very limited data , hope this month's tuesday patches dont swallow remaining data for this month
    Ok, I see now. Thanks for the support.

    Yes, now on a fixed income and not be tempted to splurge. I could afford $20/mo more for unlimited and probably would if I lived in the boonies, but around here in the big city there's plenty of WiFi hot spots. I'd rather spend that on something else than give it to my carrier.

    Besides, I very much dislike any American service providers who now I read are all for Net regulation so far as data traffic/flow goes. Our president sure put a wrench in their gears yesterday!
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  4. #24


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Net neutrality gives everybody access to appreciable speed and bandwidth, am I correct? Or is it something else? It restricts data limit?
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Net neutrality gives everybody access to appreciable speed and bandwidth, am I correct? Or is it something else? It restricts data limit?
    Correct. What's the most frightening thing is that the government (FCC) is getting involved. Our government is too big and controlling as it is. It has no business controlling fiddly squat in a lot of areas. Stay out of it. Next things are corps buy or influence these people with bribes or campaign contributions to their advantage. Things are getting way out of hand in this country IMO. I'm sure you can relate being from India.

    Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutrality'
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  6. #26


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Yeah, Politricks is same everywhere unfortunately Power over people, bribe, corruption, chaos among people.

    Would FCC go with Obama administration?
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  7. #27


    [QUOTE=HippsieGypsie;445238]Hello, LafnSu. Welcome to Windows Eight Forums.

    Well, now we're up to 11% of the market share, then your son will make it 12%!

    LOL....see how important we are;O) Thanks for the welcome into this forum, and I'm waiting for my 8.1 laptop coming in the afternoon tomorrow...busy adapting to new stuff! I also may try to convince son to write a couple apps for me, we'll see how that goes!
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Would FCC go with Obama administration?
    Only heaven knows what will happen.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by LafnSu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, LafnSu. Welcome to Windows Eight Forums.

    Well, now we're up to 11% of the market share, then your son will make it 12%!
    LOL....see how important we are;O) Thanks for the welcome into this forum, and I'm waiting for my 8.1 laptop coming in the afternoon tomorrow...busy adapting to new stuff! I also may try to convince son to write a couple apps for me, we'll see how that goes!
    I'm glad you feel welcomed and came back to post the good news. I see you're making all kinds of changes. Good for you!

    Welcome to the future.
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  10. #30


    Well, Patrick. It looks like you're in luck. Be the first kid on the block with one. Including RunKeeper Elite no less.

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