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Weekend of October 15, 2021 – Hour 1

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss William Shatner going to space-ish, tech’s tobacco moment, news site traffic climbing during Facebook’s outage, Apple announcement rumors, an electronic shark repellant, a new Facebook whistleblower, tech-centric education, TikTok and news, Facebook and younger users, new 5G products, and more.

Debra in St. Cloud, Minnesota”I currently have an Apple iPhone 5 and am upgrading to a ‘Galaxy A32 G5’ Android phone and they tell me that can not load up my phone numbers and photos to my new phone. They say I have to put everything in manually. I’m also interested in how I do iCloud. I pay for iCloud every month. If I just sent all the pictures to iCloud, will I be able to then recieve them on my new Android phone?”

Debra, transferring in the opposite direction is pretty simple because Apple put in the work to offer an out of the box import tool, but Google hasnt done the same so youre going to face more challenges.

Your best bet is to look for a tool Samsung made a while back called Samsung Smart Switch. If your new phone is compatible (Samsung doesnt list all compatible phones, but it probably is) then it will do roughly what Apples assistant does for iPhones and youll be able to migrate your data to your new phone.

Samsung even supports other brands, so your chances of a Samsung phone working well with the tool are good, but they still list Android 4.3 or newer on their site as the main requirement, which may hint at the tool being out of date and abandoned.

iCloud will backup your photos, contacts and lots of other data, but your Android phone wont be able to access it, so if you want to send all your pictures somewhere, youd be better off downloading Google Photos or some platform-agnostic tool like Dropbox and syncing them there instead so that they can be downloaded on your Android phone by just downloading the same app and logging in.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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