Well I have 3 devices synced together and I can do all sorts of stuff I'd never even dreamed of.
First off I synced my Win 8 PC to my Android 4 tablet.... which a while ago I didn't need or want.
Next I synced my Android tablet to the Android SmartPhone I was never going to get... "a phone is for making calls and nohing else." or words to that effect. I suppose the phone being a gift from my mother had something to do with the: "I got me a SmartPhone" change of heart.
Then I synced the SmartPhone I never intended to own to my Windows 8 PC... meaning I can text my phone from the PC and answer it without leaving my desk, hehe. The advantage, however, is that I am better connected than I have ever been and I can operate my PC from upstairs via Splashtop or call my PC from my doctor's surgery and access files, folders, etc.
There's plenty of room on the phone as it has a 32gb memory card that I can store music, photos and short video clips on... oh, and the ringtones it came with. Took an nearly an hour just to hear them all to decide which one. It has a more than decent media player as well, the sound quality is a lot better than my MP3 player, which wasn't/isn't cheap and nasty.
So, for all the stuff I didn't like, want or need, and wasn't ever going to get [not mentioning my dislike/distrust of Google], I seem to have come the full circle and then some. I mean, fancy that, me with Google products. Never thought I'd see the day, and I wasn't dragged kicking and screaming, either.
I even have a G-mail account, so I've well and truly joined the ranks of the traitors, but that was better than becoming an Apple fanboi. Sorry Boxxi, but I simply couldn't push myself into making that choice. The fear of waking up the next day all smug and nerdy was too much to bear, so I settled for an evil that probably phones home, but what the heck. The only thing I've got to hide is my collection of Playboy centerfolds, but I figure they'd have those up on their office walls anyhow, so what does it matter. And another thing, I didn't want all my devices with a frigging i in front of 'em
Anyhow, here I am, 60 next birthday, and I'm like a kid with new toys and all excited. I'm trying to remember if this feeling is as good as sex, but my memory ain't what it used to be so I'm assuming so. Yeah, these days I have a thoughty... I think about it, which wears me out and I have to take a nap. However, I digress! I think that's due to having a shorter attention span these days and frequently forgetting where I got up to... not to mention being easily distracted.... oh look, geese.
Another advantage to the SmartPhone will be not looking like a dork in the doctor's waiting room because I'm the only one there not fiddling around with a frickin' phone. Yeah, well I'm gonna go one better. I'm going to take my tablet. In fact, I'll use my tablet to call my phone [by sending a text] to make myself feel more important than that lot. Like have any of you ever noticed all these people fiddling with SmartPhones hour after hour, yet they never receive a call. Well I'm not going to be like all those lonely people - where do they all come from - my phone's gonna ring.
Orright, so I've updated you all on my new tech stuff; I've sort of indicated that I'm a hypocondriac cos I'm at the doctors a lot; I've told you I don't use Viagra cos I nod off during a thoughy, much less the real thing; I've told you that my stance against Google products has relented and that playing with Maps and Google Earth on a tablet is a lot more fun than on a PC, so now I'd Like to know if anyone has any tips on apps or anything to make the phone and tablet even more useful. Fair enough?