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I just installed the latest iOS (6.1) on my iPhone, and after it installed it went through a configuration screen, which setup backups to iCloud for me. The process seems to have deleted all of the phone numbers from my contact list (and it looks like it deleted some contacts entirely). And it seems I'm not the only one. I guess this is their way of actively testing out the feature to make sure it works?
I hope it did the backup before it trashed the list
Me too. Can't check right now, as the net Nazis at my company are blocking icloud.com and when I visit that page on my phone it just wants me to setup iCloud with the phone rather than giving me the option to log in.
I must admit, I get more and more impressed with Android
I'm the opposite, I am more and more becoming dismayed with Android, in particular, 2.3. I cannot stand my phone. I detest it. Texting is a pain, typing something is a pain, going on the internet is a pain. It rarely gets SMS's without me texting first, it seems the phone keeps a backlog of messages that it does not bother to tell me about until I send another message, which can get confusing. Every damn thing is p*ssing me off with it.
I had to install a new SMS program on my phone, because it seems that the one that is part of Android takes on average 2-3 minutes to send a message if your inbox has a few thousand messages in it. Takes about 3 seconds with the different SMS program I use. Browsing takes an age whether it is on WiFi or "3G" (which barely seems faster then 2G anyway).
I used an iPhone a few times recently and I am very impressed with it. It works smoothly, page scrolling dosent make me want to throw it at a wall, texting just works. I shouldnt need to have to install a ton of alternatives to the stock programs, if I've paid a load of money for it then I want it to be usable and reliable, with the option of installing something new if I like.
A pile of differerent ones: I use Outlook as the center, so the phone is pretty easy: Sync Center handles that.
The Nexus 7 I use MyPhone Explorer (which has a few problems, like it doesn't auto start on connect, which is a PITA)
Basically, I take connectivity into account when I pick the hardware - if I can't connect it in and share info between them somehow, I don't buy it. I'm pretty sick of being tied to a single company because that's where my data is and they don't talk to anyone else!
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
If I add a bookmark on my desktop PC, it shows up on my Tablet!
They all do that now (I believe Opera was the first, as usual).
Maxthon goes one further, by allowing you to open pages that are open on your other devices, so I can browse for pages on my PC (which is easier than browsing on a tablet or phone), and if I think I'll want to open them at work/in transit/etc. I can just leave them open, and tap a link to open them on my phone or iToy later.
That saves the hassle of storing and deleting bookmarks/favourites for pages that you don't want to keep longer term.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!