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Didn't like using the usb cable to move files back and forth and sometimes I had to reboot my computer for the F drive to show up.

I have been using Swiftp in conjunction with FileZilla, works beautiful without the need for the cable, faster too. ES file explorer is ok, but not as versitile.

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iCloud has no cables.

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Didn't like using the usb cable to move files back and forth and sometimes I had to reboot my computer for the F drive to show up.

I have been using Swiftp in conjunction with FileZilla, works beautiful without the need for the cable, faster too. ES file explorer is ok, but not as versitile.

Could you not just use Bluetooth or transfer them through another form of wireless connection? IE network the two through WiFi.

This is a out of my realm of expertise. I'm just curious.

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Could you not just use Bluetooth or transfer them through another form of wireless connection? IE network the two through WiFi.

This is a out of my realm of expertise. I'm just curious.

No expert, but this is using your wi-fi connection from the phone to your computer, bluetooth transfer is pretty much the same I believe. I'm using android, apps are free and so is FileZilla. What I like better about swiftp is I can transfer both ways, with es file explorer only 1 way from phone to computer, but it works real good too.

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Dose your phone have a Micro sd card slot? If you computer has the car readers you can do it that way. I do that all the time.

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Sneakernet! Can't see that as more convenient than using a cable. I mean, you have to copy it twice.

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My sd card is underneath my battery, not only is it inconvenient but my card is too small for my computer slot, I would need a separate card reader. If your SD card works with computer that's a good way to go.

Using swiftp and filezilla is drag and drop just like using the usb cable but faster, with no need for the cable, it's win win for me.

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Bluetooth is slow.

Remember, when you hook it up via USB, you have to go to your phone and give permission for your computer to access your files, otherwise it won't show up on your computer. It's easy to do: once you're connected, just go to your phone and click the "USB Connection". It will ask if you want to give your computer permission.

At least, this is how it works on my Android phone. If you have an iPhone, you probably need to buy something in order for it to work. :grin:

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My Android phone does not work that way. I hook up via Bluetooth and USB and neither asks questions about granting permissions. HTC Evo, Sprint. Bluetooth is slower than USB, but it's nice to have if a cable is not handy.

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If you have an iPhone, you probably need to buy something in order for it to work. :grin:

I know your kidding, but you can easily set the iPhone up to automatically DL your pics and videos to specific location. No purchase necessary. I just have my stuff linked to the iCloud. :tongue8:

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Smart phones. I like the name, but I'm content with my stupid phone.

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At least, this is how it works on my Android phone. If you have an iPhone, you probably need to buy something in order for it to work. :grin:

That's what I was thinking. My stepdaughter got an "Ipod touch" from her aunt for Christmas. I spent 2 hours on the computer and phone, just to get it to download music with an account set up to use an "Itunes Gift Card". Seems that Apple RRREEEAAALLYY doesn't like to give you any options other than a credit card they can debit. It all just reinforces my disdain for Apple and their preditory practices. Sorry for the rant. Didn't mean to hijack the thread.

Ronnie

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I'm curious, what other means were you looking to use for payment? CC is pretty much it online. There's Paypal, but that's linked to your checking, and is the same as debit. Unless you link it to a CC, which brings us full circle.

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It has been a couple years since I had to deal with iTunes and their account stuff, but my two sons got Nook Tablets for Christmas this year. I had a similar issue with them. They want a Credit Card on file even if you are using a gift card to make purchases. No Credit Card, no purchases and they charge for everything. One of my biggest complaints, can't get "free" apps that you can get on other Android based products. You have to pay B&N for them, it may only be a few bucks....but still.

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At least, this is how it works on my Android phone. If you have an iPhone, you probably need to buy something in order for it to work. :grin:

Man, I almost choked to death on my drink when I read this! :grin:

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I'm curious, what other means were you looking to use for payment? CC is pretty much it online. There's Paypal, but that's linked to your checking, and is the same as debit. Unless you link it to a CC, which brings us full circle.

Pre-paid gift cards. Only way to buy online and completely protect your idenity and finances.

My 14 year old does not have a credit card, so her only option is to use her pre-paid "Itunes" gift card (Apple's own invention BTW). What's the point of a gift card if you can't use it on their site? I have never had an ounce of trouble using a BPS, Cabellas, Walmart, JC Penny, Sears, you name it gift card on their respective websites. None of the aforementioned retailers ever insisted I have a CC on file with them to use their gift cards. I was finally able to use the gift card to download songs, but not before a rediculous 45 minute wait on hold and a another 45 minutes argueing with the phone rep. What part of "no I won't give you a CC number do you not understand? Waaaayyy more trouble than it should be to redeem a gift card. JMHO

Ronnie

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OK, I see. You never intend to charge an account after the gift card runs up, just stock up on more gift cards. I understand now.

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Evernote is pretty sweet file sharing app. I use it on my PCs and my Samsung Galaxy S II. I also used it on my Evo. It's like iCloud for Android phones.

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I had a question about my cell phone and saw this thread. Thought to myself, there might be something here that would help me or I might be able to piggy back on the discussion ---After reading two pages, what I was able to get from it was "wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah..." It must be my age, but none of this made any sense to me at all. Maybe I will rent a 10 year old to help me with my cell phone. :Idontknow:

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@ shad_master

I'll give you a tip as to understanding anything, whether it be phones, computers,cameras, etc............learn the vocabulary. An example is when I got my first 35mm camera in the early 50's, I had no idea of the terms, like f-stop, shutter speed, bulb exposure, depth of field, etc.( keeping it easy so you get the idea), Once I understood the vocabulary of the product, the operation became much easier.

I still don't know why I need to root my smart phone.......lol, the 12 year olds have a better comprehension of that than I do.

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Not everyone needs to or should root/jailbreak their smartphones. I did it for the free unlimited wifi tethering it gives me. Saves me $20+ a month. And it gives me the ability to use apps I could not otherwise run. But you do risk warranty claims at times on a rooted phone, so there are drawbacks to it, too.

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You guys are doing it all wrong. I use the flux capacitor with 1.21 jigawatts of power. It transfers everything even before I write it.

Bunch a newbies...

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