I didn’t communicate on them, I didn’t on them, and I certainly didn’t take them everywhere I went.

i OS was more something I accepted as part of owning them, not something I embraced and had to know intimately in order to use them effectively.

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This stuff, I know, is basic if you use something like Whats App or even Facebook Messenger, but the thing you need to realize is that many people in the US use i Message, and those that don’t - meaning those of us using Android - tend to use SMS because of all those i Message users.

I know the rest of the world doesn’t work this way.

Getting around i OS was just different enough that brief, two or three minute-long experiences never quite got me used to it.

Eventually, I decided to change that and bought myself an i Pad Air, and the next year an i Pad Air 2.

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It's not surprising that men and women value different things in the workplace, but employers aren't necessarily paying attention to the details.Google knows a lot about me, and being able to access that data directly from the homescreen or simply by speaking to my phone was nice.Sure, Siri can do a lot of the same things Google can (e.g., “where’s my car,” “tell me what song this is”), but there’s no doubt that Google just does a lot of this stuff better. That’s where the conversation ends for me - meaning I will be using Siri. Many of the people I text on a regular basis have i Phones, meaning I do tend be a heavier use of SMS than dedicated chat services.Switching to Siri is one experience I’ve been less than thrilled with so far.The ability to hotword Siri even when the phone is off is nice, but the lack of integration with Google Home, Play Music, or any of my personal data in Google definitely makes for a reduction in the quality of the query experience.It would be easier, I decided, to just start fresh on my new phone. It works quite well sometimes, and it’s far more forgiving than, say, Samsung’s rather finicky iris scanning technique. I’ll never use i Movie, and it takes up a fairly massive amount of space, so away it goes. I had already told myself I wouldn’t be fully dropping into the “Apple Ecosystem” during this experiment. I have countless hours and many gigabytes of data invested in the company’s products, with years of learned behaviors, tricks, and shortcuts that help me make the most effective use of them.