In part 3 of this “Chronicles of a Windows user gone iPhone” series we’ll dig into more of the iOS apps that I want to use. As a Windows user, obviously most of these are going to be apps made by Microsoft so it will be interesting to see how Microsoft contributes to its competitor’s ecosystem. Of course, I’ll also look at a few other of my favorite 3rd party apps and maybe explore some of Apple’s built in apps that I’ve never used before.
If you missed part 1, this “Chronicles of a Windows user gone iPhone” series is a new take on a series we used to do many years ago. I haven’t used an iPhone as a daily driver in forever, so we’re looking at my experience with an iPhone 6s from the perspective of a Windows user. In part 1 I quit during the app store setup process due to the sheer volume of information that it was requesting of me. Today I’ve got more patience and actually finished the setup process.
If you’ve been following Pocketnow for almost 20 years, you may remember when we did numerous series of articles where one of us as an expert in one platform, would switch to a different platform that we had never used and chronicle our experiences. I haven’t used an iPhone as a daily driver ever, and haven’t really used iOS much since iOS 4, but I have had to help friends and colleagues set up our custom private security certificates for Exchange server sync and such.
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