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TG 29: It’s Not Dualboots

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Official Twitter app now available for Windows 8, Samsung Galaxy S4 unveils tomorrow, Twitter getting a music service, 18-inch Windows 8 tablet all-in-one computers, Google Now on iOS, and the how to tip of the week.

This week join host Josh Windisch, and groovyPost editor-in-chief Brian Burgess as we talk about the official Twitter app released for Windows 8, trending Twitter topics, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and what can make smartphones evolutionary again. Huge Windows 8 18-inch all-in-one PCs / tablets trending, including the Asus Transformer AIO that dual boots Windows 8 and Android. What the heck is the Twitter Music service going to be anyway? Josh thinks Google Now on iOS makes total sense, and our how to tip of the week turns your Windows 8 laptop into a WiFi hotspot.

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How To Tip of the Week

Use a Windows 8 Laptop as a WiFi Hotspot

Virtual-Router-Plus

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6 Responses to TG 29: It’s Not Dualboots

  1. James G March 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    Answer to Josh’s question.. What are Smartphones missing that would make them better?
    A file system just like Windows. That is missing from Iphones, Windows Phones, and Android if it is not jailbroken.

  2. Brian Burgess March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    @James G: Android has a file system, and my favorite way of accessing it is via ES Explorer. For example, here’s an example of using it to access the hidden Camera app on the Fire HD:

    http://www.groovypost.com/howto/access-hidden-kindle-fire-hd-camera-app/

    But I definitely agree, having a more established file system would rock, especially on iOS without having to Jailbreak.

    Thanks for listening!

    • James G March 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      Yes I know, I just got a Galaxy S3 and realized this today, when i was able to move my files from my skydrive folder to other folders! cant believe I just found this out. Another reason why Apple sucks.

      • Josh Windisch March 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

        I rarely find myself that inconvenienced by not having a file system I can access. Every task on iOS is pretty much related to a particular app, and usually the apps sync wirelessly to other devices too. There’s also the Dropbox app which gives you a way to get files onto the device.

        All that being said, I definitely think there is some missing functionality…I really think that maybe Apple’s solution to this is through iCloud. It’s not quite there yet but maybe it will eventually be their version of a file system on mobile.

        I think the original reason for locking down the OS so tightly is so that the line between a mobile device and a desktop computer wouldn’t become blurred. When the iPhone first came out, other phones on the market were frustrating and awful because they tried to do everything a computer could do, but on a tiny screen in comparison. The iPhone made it clear that it would only do certain tasks and in a certain way as to not become cumbersome. I think that things are very different now though, we now have the App Store with tons and tons of apps, so we really do need a better way to manage files between those apps.

        Not sure they’ll do a traditional file system, but as long as it will allow people to save to other apps, open the same file from more than one app, etc, I’ll be happy.

  3. Brian Burgess March 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    LOL yes, Apple’s iOS is heavily locked down. If you want to have any sense of real control over your iDevice you need to Jailbreak, and even then, it’s not as controllable out of the box as say an Android or Windows Phone for that matter.

    Out of curiosity, what do you think of the software Samsung adds to the S3 versus a pure Android experience like Google Nexus?

    Were you impressed with Samsung’s S4 presentation yesterday?

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