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Old February 13th, 2014, 07:43 PM
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I remember when my dad had one. One of the first in his company to get one since receiving emails if something went down relating to the servers was something deemed vital enough to the company that it needed to be responded to ASAP.

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I do also know some countries where BlackBerry still has a strong hold ;)
From a sysadmin standpoint, Blackberry is far and away the worst of the major platforms. It requires a dedicated server running its Blackberry management software in order for Blackberry users to receive emails on their Blackberries. Those resources could be better used for something else since most enterprise grade mail servers can handle pushing to smartphones on their own without straining much at all.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 04:54 AM
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Wow, that's kinda...old and behind, isn't it? :p

At least with Android, iOS and probably Windows Phone OS as well, receiving emails doesn't require a dedicated server.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Most modern smartphone, as well as many older smartphone platforms should be able to handle POP, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync well. That'd include most Android versions in widespread use, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, and BlackBerry OS 10.

BB7... ugh.

(I really like Exchange ActiveSync. You probably haven't realized it yet, but if you're using a corporate, educational (backend by Microsoft or set up in-premises), or a Windows Live/Hotmail/Outlook.com account, you're likely to be using it. Efficient push email and contacts/calendar sync is a very nice thing to have!)

(And speaking of Exchange and emails, I wonder how many people realize that Exchange Server had a very bad case of an accidental stress test a long time ago?)
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Old February 14th, 2014, 08:59 AM
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I used to use my hotmail.com email address a lot 2-3 years ago, but I don't use it so much anymore, except to log into Skype with so that my MSN contacts stay in sync. And yep, my school's email system uses Outlook 365.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:10 AM
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I used to use my hotmail.com email address a lot 2-3 years ago, but I don't use it so much anymore, except to log into Skype with so that my MSN contacts stay in sync. And yep, my school's email system uses Outlook 365.
...Mine, too. (It's everywhere!)

It felt weird to see "*.outlook.com" before Outlook.com came out :3

What account do you use more often on your phone, anyway? Sometimes it's more convenient to keep everything in one place.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:13 AM
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What account do you use more often on your phone, anyway? Sometimes it's more convenient to keep everything in one place.
I'm signed into my hotmail.com account just because it's Microsoft, but I typically don't read emails when I'm not home, unless I'm reading my school email.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Wow, that's kinda...old and behind, isn't it? :p

At least with Android, iOS and probably Windows Phone OS as well, receiving emails doesn't require a dedicated server.
They do, they just don't require their own separate server.

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Most modern smartphone, as well as many older smartphone platforms should be able to handle POP, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync well. That'd include most Android versions in widespread use, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, and BlackBerry OS 10.

BB7... ugh.

(I really like Exchange ActiveSync. You probably haven't realized it yet, but if you're using a corporate, educational (backend by Microsoft or set up in-premises), or a Windows Live/Hotmail/Outlook.com account, you're likely to be using it. Efficient push email and contacts/calendar sync is a very nice thing to have!)

(And speaking of Exchange and emails, I wonder how many people realize that Exchange Server had a very bad case of an accidental stress test a long time ago?)
Exchange is still a huge PITA at times from an administrative standpoint (especially when trying to upgrade between versions), but it's great at handling high volumes of email and has oodles of useful features.

Also, BB 10 still had that stupid Blackberry Management software that it needed installed to be used to store files.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Something tells me wacky hijinks like me creating endless processes and making the entire PC unresponsive are not beyond me yet, as I did just that a few moments ago.

Ah, fork().
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Old February 14th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Android tablet-related.

I was curious - has anyone ever displayed their screen tablet to their desktop/laptop via sync cable? I'm trying to get it to function but I currently have no luck so far.

(running a Dell Venue 8 tablet)
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Old February 14th, 2014, 05:34 PM
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Android tablet-related.

I was curious - has anyone ever displayed their screen tablet to their desktop/laptop via sync cable? I'm trying to get it to function but I currently have no luck so far.

(running a Dell Venue 8 tablet)
I've never even heard of being able to mirror a tablet's screen to a PC and have it in a live window. But then again, I'm sure it's possible through the Android SDK in some way.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 05:44 PM
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I've never even heard of being able to mirror a tablet's screen to a PC and have it in a live window. But then again, I'm sure it's possible through the Android SDK in some way.
It's possible when you use a screen recorder such as Droid@Screen. I think my major issue is my laptop not recognizing the device when I use the "adb devices" command, and it displays this:



(this isn't my screenshot; just an example of exactly what I went through)


From that point on, I'm just simply clueless. I can sync files into the tablet; just...unable to display my device through this command.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:25 PM
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So I'm walking to the bus stop this morning, and low and behold, I come across a Samsung S3 in the snow! I grabbed it, and wrapped it in a ton of paper towel to dry it out (Rice wasn't an option, sadly). I managed to get the owner's email address when the touchscreen randomly decided to work for five minutes, and I emailed him. I wonder if he's going to want it back.

What's funny: This was in the snow for three and a half months. It still works somehow.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:10 PM
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That's pretty interesting. If it still works, it must've been built pretty heavily. :P How do you know it was there for three and a half months?
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Old February 15th, 2014, 01:01 AM
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That's pretty interesting. If it still works, it must've been built pretty heavily. :P How do you know it was there for three and a half months?
When I got his email from the Gmail app, the last email that was synced to his phone was on November 7th, and it looked like this person got regular emails. So I made the assumption that it was three and a half months from that last email date.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 05:28 AM
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Wow, hopefully you come into contact with the owner of the phone, TF. I'm sure they'd be surprised to see you found the phone, but also probably disappointed that they also bought another one at the same time. Hopefully it goes okay though.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Wow, hopefully you come into contact with the owner of the phone, TF. I'm sure they'd be surprised to see you found the phone, but also probably disappointed that they also bought another one at the same time. Hopefully it goes okay though.
Yeah. I'm not sure at all what'll happen. I'm thinking that if I don't get a response by the end of the weekend, or even partway through next week, I'll just keep it.

Edit: Just got a reply. He was wondering how I got his email, but I decided to be truthful and tell him I got it from the Gmail app on the phone.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 09:06 AM
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I think I probably should start using a dark-on-light theme on my phone, seeing as I'm no longer bound to AMOLED power drain issues.

But, it's so pretty when it's light-on-dark...
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Old February 15th, 2014, 02:34 PM
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Yeah. I'm not sure at all what'll happen. I'm thinking that if I don't get a response by the end of the weekend, or even partway through next week, I'll just keep it.

Edit: Just got a reply. He was wondering how I got his email, but I decided to be truthful and tell him I got it from the Gmail app on the phone.
It'd be a good idea to sign out of all his online accounts, just to… you know, protect his privacy. xD Anyway, the guy's probably gotten a replacement already; it would be pretty sweet if he could let you keep it.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 06:06 PM
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It'd be a good idea to sign out of all his online accounts, just to… you know, protect his privacy. xD Anyway, the guy's probably gotten a replacement already; it would be pretty sweet if he could let you keep it.
Yeah. He emailed me back, and he wanted it back because he had important stuff on it, so we met while I was at work and gave it back. He didn't give me anything other than a thanks, but it's the thought that counts I suppose. I guess karma will be nice to me someday down the road.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:08 PM
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That's a surprising attitude from someone who was missing a device that got it returned to them.. I would have expected them to be much more nice about it.

That reminds me.. I usually always worry about leaving my tablet behind at school, but I'm not so sure why lmao
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:11 PM
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That's a surprising attitude from someone who was missing a device that got it returned to them.. I would have expected them to be much more nice about it.
Yeah. He was a young twentysome-year-old guy. I didn't expect much tbqh.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:13 PM
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That reminds me.. I usually always worry about leaving my tablet behind at school, but I'm not so sure why lmao
That's sort of how I feel whenever I take my phone with me when going places. xD" I never put it anywhere besides my own purse, though, but still end up worrying.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:19 PM
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Old February 15th, 2014, 07:29 PM
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I would place my tablet in my pocket (since it could fit in my pocket without its case), but I have a case on my tablet that comes with a keyboard, and I use the keyboard to type things, such as posts here on PC with it whenever I'm at school. The case makes the tablet as thick as a novel.
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