« on: November 21, 2012, 02:50 PM »
Here's a nice little rebuttal to Nielsen's thoughts.
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Funnily enough, now that Zune is out of the equation iTunes and that connector problem seems to be the only way to sync podcasts right now. (You can subscribe to them via the Marketplace on the phone, but there's no desktop connection and no way to add podcasts that aren't in the market place. . . )Do you think MS is going to insist on their closed ecosystem? Or do you think people are going to start complaining a lot and they will open up the features? I think the latter will happen, but I'm way out of the loop. I'm more worried that MS has designed the OS in such a way that certain important functions won't even be accessible to developers that were accessible with previous windows versions.-allen (November 20, 2012, 12:07 PM)-superboyac (November 20, 2012, 07:15 PM)
No man, that's way too manual. The "Windows Phone" Windows 8 app auto-syncs content when plugged in over usb. There is also a Desktop/Windows 7 program (You linked to it previously) that I presume can do the same.-allen (November 19, 2012, 11:20 PM)
This one? http://www.windowsph...hone-app-for-desktop
Apparently there's a version that runs on a Mac ... But:The Windows Phone app for desktop won't work on Windows RT.
That's rather dumb.-Stoic Joker (November 20, 2012, 06:43 AM)
I like it as is. None of the UI dress ups detract from it's concisely stated purpose...which allows me to glance at it, like it, and properly understand its purpose in one shot.-Stoic Joker (November 19, 2012, 06:49 AM)
Allen's an alien? I should have guessed he got 'taken over' once he got rid of (most of the) beard.-mwb1100 (November 15, 2012, 06:26 PM)
I had the same questions. Why is MS rushing to make any release? Who is making the schedule? Just make it right! If you need to meet a date, just spend another few thousand and get a few more people.-superboyac (November 15, 2012, 09:36 AM)
It does feel like a transitional period. I'll be very interested in developments with file transferring between the phone and pc. That WP7 wifi sync described above sounds great, I hope they bring it back. Or I hope someone else will make a 3rd party app for stuff like that. Am I crazy in believing that Windows is interested in giving developers a flexible platform to program in? Or are they limiting what you can and can't program? For example, apple won't let you do any programs that mess with the alarm clock features. Is Nokia/MS going to be like that also, where developers won't be allowed to touch certain low level OS features, like stuff in the control panel, wifi settings, file/folder exploring, etc.?-superboyac (November 15, 2012, 09:28 AM)
Out of curiosity, does the Win8 phone have a desktop app similar to iTunes that allows you to do minor admin type things to it, or does everything need to be done on the device itself?-40hz (November 15, 2012, 09:02 AM)