|Subject||Posted By||Forum||Category||Last Activity||Activity|
|Andromeda and the Challenges it may face||Sprtfan||Uncategorized||3 weeks ago||6 Replies|
|Granting Screen time with Microsoft Family||Sprtfan||Microsoft||Windows||1 month ago||1 Reply|
|Pixel and BlueTooth problems with large number of cars||Sprtfan||Mobile||3 months ago||2 Replies|
|Final cost difference between Chromebooks and Windows?||Sprtfan||Microsoft||Hardware||4 months ago||10 Replies|
|Cubs manager has problems with iPad||Sprtfan||General Discussion||Hardware||4 months ago||1 Reply|
|Could Microsoft fork Android and succeed? Would it ultimately matter if it did?||Sprtfan||Microsoft||Mobile||4 months ago||5 Replies|
Not a big deal, but I have noticed that when I grant additional screen time to one of my kids, the message I get is that I've added X minutes of screen time and normal setting will resume at X time. The strange thing is that the time it says it will resume is 2 hours before the time it should be. I assumed it was that I had my time zone set wrong some where but it appears to be correct on the computers and on my Microsoft Account info. Would there be a setting some where else that I'm missing that it could be getting the time zone from? Thanks
A large number of different makes and models of cars are having problems making or keeping a connection to the new Pixel phones. The problem seems to be with Android 7.1. Here is a support thread if anyone is interested
When asking Verizon, I was basically told that the phone is not guaranteed to work with any car and that I should have tested it with my car before buying. Seems kind of hard to do when ordering online but wanted to see what other people think about this. Shouldn't it be reasonable to expect that a new phone would work with the bluetooth in newer cars?
I can still return the phone since I'm inside of 14 days but will have to pay a restocking fee.
Thought this was funny due to the timing of the interview with Belichick and his probelms with the Surface.
The school system where my kids go are talking about adding a large number of Chromebooks to replace older Windows computers. The expectation is that it will be cheaper in the long run but some questions have been raised due to large investment that is going to be needed to the network infrastructure to support so many Chromebooks vs Windows laptops. Some other have argued that the actual cost of the Chromebooks is not significantly less that similar Windows laptops. It sounds like the management of Chromebooks would be easy and cost-effective vs Windows computers though.
I spent a good chunk of the night searching the internet for answers but was having a hard time coming up with what I was looking for. Can anyone here shed some light on this or point me to some links where the cost differences have been explained?
Paul's article "The Failure of Windows Phone and the Next Big Thing" made me start thinking of the potential of a Microsoft fork of Android again. Not that he mentioned it, but the line "because Google made Android an open(ish) platform, it faces the possibility that others (cough, Microsoft) could undercut them on their own platform, much as rival browsers did to Windows and IE a decade and a half ago." reminded me it was a possibility.
Then I started to wonder what the real gains would be if they did? They would be able to bundle their services in by default but all of the services are already available to those that want them on any Android phone. They would have to create/support another store. It would be much easier for developers to bring over their apps but would still require some work to tie into Microsoft services. It would complicate UWP. I'd think that canceled Project Astoria could be used in reverse to allow the mobile apps to run on Windows 10 maybe.
I guess as a user of and fan of Microsoft services, I'd love it if they would but I'm having a hard time thinking of reasons it would make sense and wanted to see what everyone else thought.
I was looking for info on Andromeda and found this article over on XDA. I thought it was well done and pointed out a few challenges that Google may have that I hadn't thought of.