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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 15:14 
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There's a Users & Accounts control panel which should show all accounts your phone is syncing data with; is there anything in there that might be adding the extra instances on top of Outlook and Google?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 15:33 
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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 16:25 
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Settings | Users and Accounts | Google | Account Sync and uncheck Contacts


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 16:31 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Settings | Users and Accounts | Google | Account Sync and uncheck Contacts


Thanks Doc... I've tried that but the duplicates are still on there. Even when the contacts are refreshed. It does give me a message at the top saying that the Google contacts aren't syncing and do I want to turn it on though so I know I've gone into the right setting.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 16:32 
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What the fuck have you done


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 16:32 
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Go through everything else in accounts and turn off contacts syncing one by one


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 16:46 
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Surely turning off the syncing will only stop further changes coming through, you'd need to actually delete the existing contacts that came from Google to get to the state you want no?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 16:46 
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What the fuck have you done

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 17:15 
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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 17:19 
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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:16 
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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:18 
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Bamba wrote:
Surely turning off the syncing will only stop further changes coming through, you'd need to actually delete the existing contacts that came from Google to get to the state you want no?

Uhh I'm not sure, but I'd expect it to remove them immediately. in this day and age the source of truth is the cloud, not the device.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:23 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
What the fuck have you done


:DD Thanks for your help on this. I'll try that next trick tonight. If push comes to shove, I could just delete all my contacts from Outlook and use Google as my main and only source. That *may* fix it.

To be honest, I'm not convinced it will but we can live in hope.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:28 
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Alternatively, it's android. Install a different contacts app that does support contact merging.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Android people... what is a good app for downloading and listening to podcasts?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:53 
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Android people... what is a good app for downloading and listening to podcasts?

I use Pocket Casts. I like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:12 
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I used Podcast Addict for a while but ditched because it has a pretty confusing UI.

On CastBox now, which seems nice and clean.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:42 
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Yesterday I took delivery of a Galaxy S8. The transfer of info is still far clunkier than Apple's solution so it will take a while to get it to where I need it to be from a UI & apps point of view.

The face unlock has been pretty effective, but the fingerprint scanner is a ballache based on just wanting to unlock it sometimes when it is sat on the desk. The voice recognition is pretty spot on despite my "Err Nerr" Hull accent, so much so that I can compose text messages with it with very little editing required,

I rather like the edge facility to quickly bring up frequent contacts and apps and the lack of a physical Home button hasn't been an issue at all.

Because I also pay for my daughter's phone and that's on an alternate two year cycle with mine I could potentially upgrade every year and hand her down last year's model. Finally a use for my offpring.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:01 
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Yeah it's good. Some niggles but I'm pleased with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:59 
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What's the current state of making payments via wearables with Android? Considering to give thought to switching over to Android, but one of the things that I use my Apple Watch for most is paying for things, and it seems like the payment systems for Android aren't anywhere near as ubiquitous or as tightly integrated with the watches etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:19 
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GazChap wrote:
What's the current state of making payments via wearables with Android? Considering to give thought to switching over to Android, but one of the things that I use my Apple Watch for most is paying for things, and it seems like the payment systems for Android aren't anywhere near as ubiquitous or as tightly integrated with the watches etc.


Isn't that dead awkward, physically. Don't you have to crane your wrist into weird angles in order to make it work?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:21 
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Trousers wrote:
Yesterday I took delivery of a Galaxy S8. The transfer of info is still far clunkier than Apple's solution so it will take a while to get it to where I need it to be from a UI & apps point of view.


The experience varies depending on the launcher you use. I've got the Google Now launcher (or whatever the vanilla Android one's called) on all my devices so the reset process is incredibly smooth and impressive; it'll not only reinstall all my apps but it'll place all the icons and widgets in the right place on the right home screen as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:24 
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Isn't that dead awkward, physically. Don't you have to crane your wrist into weird angles in order to make it work?

You soon get used to it, and most places have their card readers up relatively high anyway so less of a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:27 
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GazChap wrote:
What's the current state of making payments via wearables with Android? Considering to give thought to switching over to Android, but one of the things that I use my Apple Watch for most is paying for things, and it seems like the payment systems for Android aren't anywhere near as ubiquitous or as tightly integrated with the watches etc.


It's certainly possible to do in the same as the iWatch but the device needs to be running the new version of Android Wear and have NFC built in, which apparently not a lot of them do at the moment. This article talks about all that and has a list of devices that was current at least as of March:

https://www.androidcentral.com/these-ar ... ndroid-pay


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:59 
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My Gear S3 only supports Samsung Pay, which my bank doesn't support. The Android Wear watches support Android Pay but not all of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 14:29 
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Lonewolves wrote:
My Gear S3 only supports Samsung Pay, which my bank doesn't support. The Android Wear watches support Android Pay but not all of them.


Huh. It never occurred to me that with your switch to Android your watch would also be rendered near useless.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 15:34 
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GazChap wrote:
What's the current state of making payments via wearables with Android?

Not great. The only Android Wear devices that have NFC for payments, to my knowledge, are the ones that have LTE. So they are all massive and tend to be a bit expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 15:50 
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Isn't that dead awkward, physically. Don't you have to crane your wrist into weird angles in order to make it work?

No, you just rotate your wrist and offer it up to the reader. It's fine. It's even fine on the Tube, where the reader is mounted on the right, meaning you have to bring your arm across your body if you wear your watch on your left wrist. But it's not uncomfortable.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 19:07 
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Really impressed with my Gear S3. I'd already had two days from a single charge before today. It was down to 15% when I woke up today and because I didn't have my charger with me due to UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, I put it in low-power mode. And this low-power mode is infinitely more useful than Apple Watch's "press the button for the time like it's a 1970s digital watch" mode. You can still see the time and date when you press a button, but also it delivers all your notifications (albeit in black and white) and phone calls still come through. It's still on 8% now!


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