Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices

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  1. dellaster

    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    Well put. It's been a sad thing for me with my Tab S2. Initially I thought it would be fine, and maybe it would be if I had never owned an iPad mini 4. Oh well, live and learn. I'll go pay for my error in a few weeks when I replace it with the iPad mini 5. :p
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The issue is that in the US government specifically , but also in lots of corporations, Android is still seen as insecure. My own company tried a couple of Android based devices and they barely sold. We switched them to Windows and they now sell fine. Of course they are half again as big and have 1/3 less battery life....

    @Bronsky I can sympathize. I have my own little OS tower of babel in my house. My wife and I are Windows computer/iPhone users. My oldest daughter is a note 9/tab s4/chromebook user, and my youngest son is a Linux fan. Anytime any of us gets a new device, we have lots of "yeah well how does it handle this... " type discussions.
     
  3. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I am tired of the tower of babel routine as well, and now I am down to bilingual - iOS and Win10Pro, but I HATE how poorly they work together (or should I say how expertly they AVOID one another).

    As for WordPerfect, I could never find anything but a viewer app in iOS - there's WordPerfect Viewer iPad with a stellar 2.3/5.0 rating (a lot of 1 star DO NOT BUY comments). It is Word uber alles anymore.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    I think i'm going to get a Note9...
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Get a a Samsung Chromebook Pro, install windows on it and deal with 64gb of storage while having a siloed S-Pen.
     
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    I miss the old GTA8SP (2015). I might be getting the new 8. It is releasing in my own backyard after all.
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You guys aren't making this any easy for me. Been trying hard to pull a Bronsky here and tell myself I don't need to buy the mini 5, but each time I get in these forums, I'm reminded why I'm a lesser mortal than my senior colleague @Bronsky.
    And I can't stay away from these forums either.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
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  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Addiction is a #@!$% - and being addicted to tablets and this forum is a double down on that addiction!
     
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    The OneNote beta on Android adds a small but hugely convenient feature today, which is the ability to use the S-pen button to erase.
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    We perhaps should start a "gateway drug thread" for tech.

    For me, generally the first was an Apple IIGS
    For phones- the original Moto Razr
    For tablets- The original surface pro

    So far I've resisted the siren call of smartwatches, but that's probably just a matter of time.... :)

    And my daughter tells me that Tech Addiction is a recognized thing....
     
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