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    Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    New Action Centre integrates notifications from your Android or Windows mobile.
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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    This increased integration with Android is an interesting path for MS to take. I was seriously considering Windows Phone for my next mobile precisely for the integration and sync, but if a lot of that's going to be available on Android it might not be so clear-cut...

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    This increased integration with Android is an interesting path for MS to take. I was seriously considering Windows Phone for my next mobile precisely for the integration and sync, but if a lot of that's going to be available on Android it might not be so clear-cut...
    Yeah, the reason I got Windows phone in the first place was specifically for integration. Now I feel like Android will be better if they will get that feature-set too.

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    This increased integration with Android is an interesting path for MS to take .... but if a lot of that's going to be available on Android it might not be so clear-cut...
    Each to his own. The Android integration apparently requires Cortana app installed on the Android device. As Cortana is one of the main reasons I reject W10, it certainly isn't going on my Android devices.

    The T&Cs for the Cortana app might make an interesting read. A cynic might suspect that having snooped on Win10 users, this is a backdoor attempt to snoop on Android users too.

    Of course, I'm not that cynical ...... oh, wait ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Each to his own. The Android integration apparently requires Cortana app installed on the Android device. As Cortana is one of the main reasons I reject W10, it certainly isn't going on my Android devices. ...
    As you say, each to their own. I suspect they'll get no more information off an android phone running Cortana than Google are already combing, and since my main email address is hosted by outlook.com I'm pretty sure MS already know as much about me as they're likely to get from my laptop/tablet/mobile anyway!

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    As you say, each to their own. I suspect they'll get no more information off an android phone running Cortana than Google are already combing, and since my main email address is hosted by outlook.com I'm pretty sure MS already know as much about me as they're likely to get from my laptop/tablet/mobile anyway!
    It'll vary user to user, I'm sure, depending on what hardware they have, what they use devices for, and indeed, how careful they wish to be in what info they choose to put on or through such devices. It's the old trade-off, isn't it .... privacy versus convenience. My position on that is no secret.

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    ...as the story goes in the next 10 years of using Windows they will have your full biography on the girlfriends you dated, the times you were drunk posting %#$@# all over social media, the dark things hidden in your hardrive thinking pausing antivirus to install them having an illusion no one was watching and uploading the info! What about syncing your emails with the Mail app!

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Pushbullet does all the notification and SMS handling from a simple Chrome extension, and does it well, so I'm not going to bother trying this.

    It's an interesting path to take from MS though. They're still very much hedging their bets with Windows Mobile (or to put it another way they clearly still aren't confident they can make any significant impact on Android or iOS).

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Of course, I'm not that cynical ...... oh, wait ....
    I don't think it would be possible for someone to make a tool like Cortana without having the privacy issues. At least it's better than using any google services.
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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I don't think it would be possible for someone to make a tool like Cortana without having the privacy issues. At least it's better than using any google services.
    Probably not, and much the same as Google.


    It is, of course, possible to reduce the privacy risk of Windows, but it does rather require you to hunt around turning things off, disabling other things, and changing default options. And, if course, trusting that having turned things off, they actually stay turned off, and that MS don't 'accidentally' reset my overrides of defaults when auto-updating, or installing some new privacy leech without bothering to tell users, much less ask.

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Yup Now Windows Upgrading them selves and they want to back into era

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    Re: Windows 10 to display and allow response to mobile notifications

    Along with Cortana and many other things in windows 10 I have the notification centre disabled.

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