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November 2015 Blog Posts
USB-C has a way to go

I forgot to bring my phone charger to work and hadn’t yet packed the spare USB-C cable I bought into my work bag, so I figured I’d just go get one, so that my new Lumia 950 wouldn’t die.

Keep in mind, I work in Downtown Chicago.

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Staples….none of them had one, and none of them knew what one was.

“Oh, you mean you need a micro USB cord?”  No, USB-C.  “What is that, are you sure it isn’t micro USB, what kind of phone is it?”

posted @ Saturday, November 28, 2015 11:24 PM | Feedback (0)
Initial Impression of the Microsoft Lumia 950

What the heck is up with the battery life?  I’m averaging 20% drain an hour.

I didn’t get the XL because I’m saving my pennies after the Surface Book for the possibly mythical Surface Phone next year, and it seemed to have at least a good battery, but jimminy christmas, it ain’t good.

Nice screen, though.

posted @ Friday, November 20, 2015 9:48 PM | Feedback (0)
WindowsCentral: Will the Surface Mini be reborn as the Surface Phone?

Interesting.

But, I still want to ask, if it has Intel inside, will it run Windows 10 Mobile, or Windows 10 itself?

posted @ Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:30 PM | Feedback (0)
A ‘gotcha’ when it comes to OneDrive, (Micro)SD and Surface Book

So, Windows 10 can make it more difficult than it needs to be to move your OneDrive location to a MicroSD card (as I did on my Surface Pro 3).  There are various ways to do it that you can find using your Google-fu, but the way I did it was to create a Virtual HD through Disk Management on the MicroSD card that I have using an adapter in the Surface Book SD slot, and mounting that on its own drive letter.  OneDrive will not complain that it can’t be located there, as it does when you try to do it directly.

One thing I didn’t think about, which I don’t think is that big of a deal, but might be for others…..the whole magic thing is that you can detach the screen from the keyboard.  And guess what happens then?  OneDrive tells you it can no longer find its location.  Which it can’t.  Because it is ‘in the base’ (Panos Panay).

So, if you need to use OneDrive when the screen is detached, use the local drive.

posted @ Monday, November 16, 2015 4:31 PM | Feedback (0)