Windows 8 is faster, case closed. No point getting a fast powerful rig and putting a slower OS on it.
UI issues can be worked around
The only Microsoft service I use on my ipad and android phone is skydrive/onedrive. Every single other app is terrible, particularly the hotmail/outlook one (they reskinned the hotmail one as outlook).
It's just terrible, awful.
I've got a 1TB hard drive spare and want to put it good use. Has anyone ever used a hard drive enclosure to turn the hard drive into an external drive?
Just wondering what your experiences are
Came across this article while searching for something else. Highly recommend a NAS.
I've got a very cheap and simple one setup at home, it's wonderful. Small simple box that I've got photos, music & films stored on. All my devices: LG Smart TV, ipad, android phone, PS3, laptop work seamlessly with it (well the ipad needs VLC, bloody apple). I can access it away from home if I need to.
I ended up getting one for my brother in law (uses a couple of computers & ps3) and one for my father in law's business setup.
For those interested it was only £50:
Has anyone noticed recently how when using a browser, some websites have ads that trigger an automatic divert to the app store?
I've been toying with the same decision for many months now, I've got the 32gb ipad2.
Pros: the nexus would be much more practical for my commute, i'm having a very good experience of android at the moment (phone) it's a very mature OS, the open nature of android works very well with my LG TV/Windows laptop/NAS drive etc whereas Apple not so much, much better screen, seems like it can take a beating better than the ipad
Cons: no lovefilm app on android, no good twitter clients (at least not on tweetbot level), screen size is much better for reading comics & watching films,
Overall I made the decision based on two things, lack of lovefilm & I really don't need it. The ipad is still going strong doing a great job, the ios7 problems only seem to affect Chrome (which crashes a lot!) but everything else seems fine.
My advice, think if you really need it. If you can get the nexus for only £11 and don't have a ios specific need then get involved.
Thank you for the help, will let you know how it pans out
Thanks for the help gents, seems a tad more complicated than I thought. Can you point me in the direction of any good guides to setting up virtual machines?
My brother just built a new PC but he still needs to occasionally use the old PC with xp due to legacy programs. I've said rather than having two towers, why not rip the old hard drive out and put it in the new tower as a virtual machine. Saving space
Am I right or am I talking out my rear?
This is the type of product that has me worried for VR, rushed weak products that cause fragmentation and low confidence in a growing industry.
For example, the rush of cheap shitty tablets or phones onto the android marketplace gave many people bad reactions to android for years. It took some really hard work by google including the nexus program to get it to be a competitor. The fragmentation still hurt its.
Same goes for BluRay HD-DVD that held innovation up because people were too busy fucking around over a standard instead of agreeing an open standard and getting on with new things.
Conversely look at the success of good standards such as USB or HDMI these have let companies get on with the important stuff. Making more good products
How have the lenses been? Does the Nikon work well with the Sony?
Listening to this weeks bombcast, the hangouts one with the hats, I heard Jeff talk about some old consoles he was going to destroy and Brad suggested modding one of them. Sounds like a good project for a tested/giamtbomb crossover, would be good to see @norman & @will working with the GB crew again. And some of those console mods are pretty crazy
Will the penguin make a return?
Bit of a coincidence, I was thinking of asking a very similar question. Phone camera's & our point & shoot just aren't good enough since we had a baby. But I'm cautious of spending a lot of a mirrorless solution.
Can you keep me updated on how it goes with the C3 please? Would be interested how it goes for you
I came to Android in september last year so his has been my first full year. Here's my essential apps:
Trigger - Love this, automates so much even without the NFC tags.
TU Go - launched by my carrier O2 UK, its a nice looking app and can be occasionally unreliable. However, being able to use my unlimited minutes & texts when I'm at home with poor service but great wifi, it's a difference maker.
Dropbox - it does what it does so well and automates my photo backup, essential for a new dad. Having my wife say to me "how did you get that photo on your ohone so quickly" is great
Doggcatcher -I've been looking for a good podcast app all year. I need something to just automatically download and delete my podcasts whilst starting up at the right times (when i get into my car or connect headphones). It's been a lot harder than I thought but Doggcatcher does it with no fuss
Swiftkey- THE ios killer. I love my ipad but everytime I go to use it I wish I could swipe and have the predictions. I did drop swiftkey earlier this year due to performance issues on S3 but these have been resolved
Widget Locker - lockscreen widgets on my s3 without root, does what I need it to.
Google app -Google Now,Keep, Hangouts, Google+, Gmail, Calendar, Chrome. These have all been great, the one overriding feature, syncing & ubiquity across ALL my devices. Hangouts has replaced imessage & facetime for my wife and I (shes on ios), the addition of SMS is not as good imessage but welcome. Chrome does what I need it to do. Keep does it's job well. Google Now has got better as the year has gone on. Gmail & Calendar work really well on android. G+ is actually very useful, not for social but for the auto-awesome photo features, wish I could do it manually.