Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Sorry, my lack of clarity as usual. Last time I tried the OneNote syncing route with the iPad Pro 9.7, it would take 30 minutes or more, and sometimes I had to manually force it to sync from iPad to OneDrive, then manually sync OneNote on the PC for it to work. Now it's there when I get back to my office, which is a huge improvement. Didn't mean to imply I had to have it instantly.

    If I were truly brave, I could make due with a Galaxy Note 5, but that screen size seems cramped for serious note taking in a meeting, except for emergencies.
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Advantage of the Note 5 is that it is discreet, particularly in a meeting. That usage does require a neat penmanship though. Not the easiest to accomplish with glass and plastic.

    Balbutio ergo sum
     
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    I soldered a hard drive into one of those ($1K for 10MB), put a document database on it, got a Carnet and actually took one of them to Europe for three weeks of depositions. Thought this was the height of modern legal technology at the time.
     
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    Senility Warning:

    I read about people doing that - it was a driver nightmare and a technology marvel - and most definitely the height of 1986 +/- technology. I eventually sent mine to a third party in California who put a EL panel behind the screen to backlight it - thank god they added a switch to turn it on and off because it whined like a swarm of mosquitoes when running - but when you turned it off, the screen was really petty dark and less reflective.

    Good lord we were desperate and insane...and to think I spent over $2,000 for the base model! That's freaking $4300 today!

    But I still got you beat old buddy - I traded that for the smaller and supposedly less valuable Toshiba 1000, which only had one floppy drive, but DOS 2.11 was stored in ROM and it had a very expensive memory card that you could set up as a RAM drive that gave you 640k when turned on (disappeared as soon as you turned off the laptop) - but you could load Wordperfect and Lotus 123 onto the ram disk and start them from there - it absolutely screamed, and then you'd switch to a floppy for data storage - it was a modern marvel even by old days standards. The Laptop only cost $900, but that memory card was nearly $800 by itself.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiba_T1000
     
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    It's funny how common it was to send your off-the-shelf system to a specialist who would modify it for you. I had an Ipaq that I sent to someone to have a leather case made with a sleeve for an SD card which quadrupled the device's memory.
     
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    What's really funny is how rarely we are satisfied with what the OEM's offer us...:confused:
     
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    Ingrates...

    Twitter is to communications as haiku is to literature.
     
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    PERFECTIONISTS!
     
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    The Note 5 gets lost in cargo pants.

    Balbutio ergo sum
     
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    @dstrauss @Cuhulin @Bronsky Man you guys should seriously consider doing feature article on here called "High-Tech in the Days of Yore". This is going to be lost knowledge in a few years!

    And it'll make us young'uns appreciate what we got now... ;) (although Dale still has us all beat in terms of number of returns haha)
     
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