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10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
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progman2000
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1/31/2016 | 6:16:30 AM
Re: Arrow
Yeah, agreed. Arrow lasted for about 10 minutes on my phone before getting the hook LOL. A launcher is a super personal and invasive app for a phone though. I have a pretty short tolerance for one that shows the slightest bit of weakness.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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1/31/2016 | 6:14:54 AM
Re: Cool stuff
Exactly - there is a reason that the schools don't want my teenager taking notes on his phone during class. It's the same reason peers shouldn't be using their phones during meetings (or whatever) in the workplace.

I actually had a CEO once who was notorious for sitting there on his phone during meetings, and I know this guy wasn't carrying on the busy work of being a CEO on it. It was super annoying. He got fired.
liverdonor
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liverdonor,
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1/31/2016 | 12:58:46 AM
Re: Here's what I learned from this article.
Yeah, it's a sad and pathetic end to a platform that had huge potential.

Didja see the 950 phones? Reasonable, upper-mid-grade phone that's priced like it thinks it's an iPhone 7. ;-)

 
SachinEE
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1/30/2016 | 10:24:13 PM
Findtime
Find time seems to be a really nice app for the working man and especially the woman who is a new mother. I think this needs to be used worldwide.
SachinEE
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1/30/2016 | 10:24:12 PM
Findtime
Find time seems to be a really nice app for the working man and especially the woman who is a new mother. I think this needs to be used worldwide.
SachinEE
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1/30/2016 | 10:22:21 PM
Re: Arrow
Arrow is a laggy launcher. And it had a learning curve. You want to see an interesting launcher? Try the Z Launcher from Nokia LLC. That is just an unique experience.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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1/30/2016 | 10:14:18 PM
Re: Cool stuff
@Tzubair: Digital assistants would become so prevalent in the future that they would do the note taking for you in meetings. I can just tell S voice to "take down whatever is being said" and she will take it down, categorize it and set a reminder for every task.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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1/30/2016 | 10:12:30 PM
Re: Here's what I learned from this article.
Indeed they have given up on the Windows Phone. The app store is even more terrible nowadays. I use my Lumia 950 as a paperweight. I used to use it primarily because of its camera but I don't know why it cannot match up to any of the older Lumias when they were still with Nokia.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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1/30/2016 | 10:09:41 PM
Re: Cool stuff
@progman2000: That is correct and it gets on my nerves when people start note taking on their smartphone. Maybe they should forget technology and start using the old methods. Nowadays the newbies roam around with an iPad, creating a mobile workstation for work that doesn't require processing power. It looks so funny and irritating as well.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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1/30/2016 | 3:30:14 PM
Re: Cool stuff
I don't know, I have never particularly thought that electronic note taking apps were great for meetings, and frankly I don't like to encourage people to have their phones in their hands during meetings. Far too much of a distraction, I prefer pen and paper for note taking.
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