My daughter has dyslexia and the school told us that Learning Ally is a great source for audio books. The problem I'm running into is that Learning Ally will not work with any of our devices. I don't want to spend a lot so an iPad is not an option. Learning Ally will not work with Fire tablets , Nook e-readers or my Windows RT tablets either. She'll wear headphones so sound quality is not real important but she'll need to follow along on the device while it reads to her so the screen quality would matter some.
Learning Ally will work with Full windows, Android 4.1 or higher. It will work on Chromebooks also but think those would be to expensive. Does anyone have any experience with the NuVision tablets that go on sale on Microsoft? I really wish it would work with the Fire tablets since something similar to it would probably work the best. Thanks
Should, in theory at least, Centennial store apps work on Windows on ARM devices as well as any other Win32 app?
I missed most of the announcements this morning and only saw the info on the laptop. Did they give any new info on Intune or how Microsoft is addressing ease of management at schools?
While listening to WIndows Weekly, Paul mentioned that the minimum hard drive space in a leaked document for WIndows 10 Cloud was 32/64gb for 32/64 bit installs and how that was larger than the 16/20gb for 32/64 bit installs required for Windows 10 currently.
I’m not 100% sure how updating and restoring works on Chromebooks, but I believe I read that they basically have another instance of the OS on a different partion or at least something local that greatly speeds up the time needed to restore or install updates.
I guess we’ll find out soon, but I was curious if this increase in specs could potentially be a related to something similar for a cloudbook?
I installed Creators update yesterday. Since then when I wake my computer the screen is a bunch of different colored lines. I can vaguely make out a rectangle that is the cursor. I have to reboot to fix it and it happens again as soon as I need to to wake from sleep again.
Computer is one that I built and motherboard is Asus Z170 and CPU is i3 6100. I'm using the intel 530 graphics. Anyone else have something like this happen?
Paul has talked about the potential of VR headsets in the classroom and cost was one of the potential sticking points. I wanted to mention that the district that my kids go to has purchased several Google Expeditions kits that come in groups of 10, 20, or 30 and the cost avg out to be between $333 and $399 each depending on the package. The package is basically a Viewmaster VR headset, Android phone, router and an Android tablet for the teacher.
At this price point I think there is the potential and the money there for one of Microsoft’s partners VR headsets if they’d be able to run at some level on a “Cloud Book”(just need to compete with the experience that classrooms currently get from a midrange phone). I think this could ultimately give a better experience than the google offering.
I’m not sure if it would be possible, but if Microsoft gave Windows Cloud OS to schools for free, could some Chromebooks possible be upgraded to it? Chromebooks have a large share of education right now and it might be difficult to make much headway with all of the hardware that schools have already purchased. My district at least buys new Chromebooks every few year for high school and then pushs the older ones down to Junior High, and then elementary. They probably don’t want to end up in a place where the high schools have Cloudbooks, and the Junior High and elementary have something different.
I signed up for a premium outlook pilot account about a year ago and I didn't renew it on time. I decided that I wanted to renew and when I try to log in now it will just hang after logging in. If I log in with a different account that was not previously signed up as part of the pilot program, I can go though the sign up process and seems to work fine. Anyone else run into this and figure out how to get around it? Or who I should contact? Thanks
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.