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    Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Meanwhile Windows 10 is running on nearly 700 million devices.
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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft View Post
    imagine being able to quickly drag and drop your phone’s photos into a document on your PC in one swift movement – without having to take your phone out of your pocket.
    OK, I'm imagining it.... and? So what?
    It takes mere moments to take a phone out of my pocket. In fact, most smartphone users seem to take their phones out of their pockets before they sit down anywhere anyway, especially those with more than one phone, lest they snap the flippin' things.

    Imagine a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.... Yeah, OK.

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Don't know about the photo's , I've got a habit of just dropping my phone , wish they could make HD screens for phones out of transparent rubber.

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by mers View Post
    Don't know about the photo's , I've got a habit of just dropping my phone , wish they could make HD screens for phones out of transparent rubber.
    ictmh- i use these on all my gadgets;

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_24?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=savvies+screen+protector&sprefix=screen+protector+savvies%2Caps%2C187&crid=2U7E7EAMCH5O9&rh =i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asavvies+screen+protector

    i get through them like anything but my phone survives

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Strawb77 View Post
    ictmh
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    Whassat?

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    I dont have to imagine it - Ive been able to do it for a couple of years.
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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    I wouldn't mind the ability to reply to text messages from my PC. Would save me from lifting my rear and walking to my phone.

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    I've been able to do this for ages with Google Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by deepblue08 View Post
    I wouldn't mind the ability to reply to text messages from my PC. Would save me from lifting my rear and walking to my phone.
    The Google hangouts app is available within the Chrome Browser. Plus you can get a desktop version of Whatsapp. Who uses SMS any more?

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    The PC client for whatsapp is very useful for this very reason. What I'd really like is an app that allows me to transfer files and photos seamlessly from PC to phone and back again. Frustrating to have to email myself or connect up the cable every time. Really doesn't seem plausible that there isn't a good option for this in this day and age.

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    The PC client for whatsapp is very useful for this very reason. What I'd really like is an app that allows me to transfer files and photos seamlessly from PC to phone and back again. Frustrating to have to email myself or connect up the cable every time. Really doesn't seem plausible that there isn't a good option for this in this day and age.
    Don't Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive etc do this already? If I take a photo on my phone, I can see it on my computer after a few seconds with Google Photos...

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by mers View Post
    Don't know about the photo's , I've got a habit of just dropping my phone , wish they could make HD screens for phones out of transparent rubber.
    LifeProof cases. They're not cheap, but they're the best ones I've found, and have kept my iPhone 6S pristine for 2.5 years, despite the best efforts of an autistic 4 year old. Water proof, shock proof, probably bullet proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    The PC client for whatsapp is very useful for this very reason. What I'd really like is an app that allows me to transfer files and photos seamlessly from PC to phone and back again. Frustrating to have to email myself or connect up the cable every time. Really doesn't seem plausible that there isn't a good option for this in this day and age.
    If Android, look into MyPhoneExplorer (+ its Android app) and see if that does things in a way you'd prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Plus you can get a desktop version of Whatsapp. Who uses SMS any more?
    I do... partly because people's phone data is still sporadic, or they're not logged in, or, or, or....
    Partly because many of my friends are even older than I am and the annoying fuddy-duddies refuse anything newfangled like smartphones and WhatsApp... usually under the pretense of being as security-paranois as Mr Saracen, but without realising they're probably wide open anyway.
    Partly because SMS is still the single standard on which many companies and entities can reliably communicate with each other.

    Facebook, Twatter, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Yammer, Thisser, Thatter, Theotherer... so many social media and comms platforms to choose from nowadays, but SMS remains the single, reliable standard.

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    LifeProof cases. They're not cheap, but they're the best ones I've found
    Blimey, seventy quid?
    Might make sense for a thousand-dollar iPhone, but they don't even make one for my S5. I use Otterbox, but they've stopped S5 cases too.

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Blimey, seventy quid?
    Might make sense for a thousand-dollar iPhone, but they don't even make one for my S5. I use Otterbox, but they've stopped S5 cases too.
    Like I said £70 isn't cheap, but a new iPhone screen is ~ £80. How much is a new one for an S5?

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    Re: Microsoft Your Phone app mirrors notifications on your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    I've been able to do this for ages with Google Photos



    The Google hangouts app is available within the Chrome Browser. Plus you can get a desktop version of Whatsapp. Who uses SMS any more?
    I do for people who don’t have WhatsApp, Telegram or Imessaging

    Although that isn’t many! I encourage Telegram as it is true cross platform, linux, iOS, OSX and Windows on devices that don’t have a cellular connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    ... Who uses SMS any more?
    To chime in with another use case - if I'm off cycling/camping/climbing/orienteering/LARPing etc (i.e. any outdoor activity that's likely to involve no secure storage, and a lot of rough terrain, water, or potentially being bashed with rocks/verges/latex weaponry) I prefer not to drag my expensive smartphone around with me. A replaceable £10 feature phone keeps me in SMS contact with everyone I need to be in contact with...

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