So if I glue an android phone to my butt, I can state that my I have enabled calls from my butt?
Wow, technology is so darn easy.
Microsoft has decided that the Calls feature of its Android-bothering Your Phone app is ready to be unleashed upon the wider world. Yes, we know the Windows 10 Your Phone app can talk to Apple devices as well, but frankly the functionality is so limited when it comes to the fruity phones that it is barely worth noting. …
<Why do I want to make calls from my PC when I have a phone?>
Because MS are proabaly bringing out a new device in the near future and they are preparing to bait you in.
<Why do I want to turn on my heating before I'm home when I have a pullover?>
Because you took your wife's pullover by mistake and she left yours at work.
Why do I want to switch on the bathroom light when I'm in the kitchen?
When you are finished baking those nice hot cookies, you can take then directly from the oven, still on that very hot plate which requires 2 hands and oven gloves, straight into the bathroom without having to fiddle with the light switch. And please don't try and fool us into believing that you don't eat cookies whilst having a bath and reading El Reg..
Well, it it works as well as it does with Mac and iPhone:
1) You can start a call from within an email on your desktop.
2) You can start a call from an entry in your contacts list (yes, you may already have them all on your phone).
3) You can use one headset for Skype, WebEx, phone, when you want hands-free.
4) You can pickup from whichever of your devices you are using when the call comes in - no more missing calls because you got to the phone too late.
As for heating, that's great when you work away a lot and put it into "frost protection" when you leave - it can take many hours to get the place warm, so much nicer to be able to switch it on some hours before you get there (it's not always possible to use a timer, as return time may not be known in advance). Maybe not so much help when you have a family, as I find they complain about the cold.
I can see controlled lights being useful for disabled people, but not for me - it's not that far to go to reach the switch!
Sure, all fine and dandy. I'm presuming it would be making cellular calls, not using your wifi for establishing the calls. Not going to do any good at MY house, where I usually have zero bars, and "G" would probably be 0.5G at best.
I think of the actor up the road from me who has done commercials for *TWO* cellular companies, yet I don't know if he even has a cell signal at his house.
Not that it's worth the effort for the very rare times I'm running MSWindows.
That depends if your phone and carrier support WiFi calling, it's a feature on newer Android handsets which some, but not all, of the providers support. I know Vodaphone do for example. This will automatically use the WiFi for the call if the phone signal is weak.
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