iOS to Android Challenge – Some First Impressions

Some random notes from my first few outings with the Pixel XL I miss a physical home button that is easily accessible.  Having to click the power button on the side to wake this thing is not as efficient as a quick home button tap that also reads your fingerprint.  Sure, I found later that holding it and sliding my finger …

iOS to Android Challenge – Quick Win App Migrations

Below are the applications that have cross-platform equivalents or were otherwise quick wins to move or install.  I’ve indicated if there were any extra steps needed other than installing and logging in, for example if they needed to be re-purchased.  I haven’t included any applications which required extensive setup as those will be tackled with individual posts.  This list is mainly …

iOS to Android Challenge – Email

Ahh, email, it seems a necessity, but really, my personal email account is more of a record of purchases and a lot of spam and unneeded advertisements than it is anything important, still, an email client is needed. The Pixel wants me to use the default Gmail client of course, which would be fine if I was using a Gmail email …

iOS to Android Challenge – Calendar & Contacts Sync

So, now that I have this shiny new Pixel XL I need to make sure it’s productive.  That cannot really be done without my calendar and contacts being on here. As mentioned, plenty of times in other posts, I will be keeping other iOS device and will be using the “family” features of iCloud such as shared family calendars. Due …

The Great Switch Challenge – iOS to Android

I have been using an iPhone essentially since the first iPhone came out. Until recently I also picked up every new iPhone pretty much as soon as it was released. There were times when I skipped an “S”, but never missed more than one generation. These days I’ve been rocking a 6+ since they came out, skipping the 6S and the 7 series releases. …