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What are the best apps and tech for fitness? #AskDanWindows 42

I'm back with another audience-driven episode of #AskDanWindows!

I'm answering five questions this week instead of the usual three. I'm focusing on Windows 10 S, why we don't push Samsung phones here at Windows Central, and the tech I recommend for getting back into fitness!

Audience questions for Episode 42

  • Turning the Store-app restriction on for Windows 10 the same as Windows 10 S? - Asif Shadab Malick
  • I hear you enjoy your fitness. Can you please recommend a good app for tracking progress (like weight)? - ZipZapRap
  • Why are you not recommending or pushing Samsung phones despite Microsoft selling them? - randyoaks187
  • How is Microsoft using the space for the fan on the Core i5 non-LTE Surface Pro? - Nero Cui
  • Should Microsoft launch an iMessage competitor? Bruno D

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Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Skype is more like a dumpster fire at this point...
  • Great idea about a native Win 10 feature like Dell Mobile Connect. That would be huge!
  • Thanks Dan for answering my question re fitness, but I meant weight as in weight lifting (the weights and the reps etc) :) All good, I've just created a spreadsheet to track progress instead.
  • Dan, I really think MSFT is missing a huge opportunity here for re-capturing a part of the IM market since the FaceBook debacle. Additionally it could be a way to show users they are interested in consumers as well by having a messaging component as part of their eco-system. When MSFT moved from WLM to Skype in 2012 they had about 600,000 users using Windows Live Messenger, which was the largest usage percentage at that time before MSFT capitulated and gave the market over to Facebook. MSFT needs to get their head out of their butts and just do they are the only major eco-system that doesn't have its own messaging platform. That is just insane when you think about it! All of the 1000 versions of Skype are just a hot mess, lol. They should bring back just worked!!!
  • Rubino's hands looked distractingly large. Like bigger than his head. Just me?
  • Hello Windows Central! Hello Mr. Daniel Rubino!! I know i am 4 years late but any chance you have any records of how you accepted these questions? Like was it from email or twitter or forum comment? I only few days back discovered that you accepted on of my questions, the first one actually. and i was hoping to search it from my end, how did i send you this question? because call me fool- but i feel very "famous" 😁😁😁🤣🤣🤣 now to see my name on your website and your youtube video as well. but before i show it off to my friends i would like to confirm it ! Thanks btw!
    you can see how old my relation to this site is!!
    love you windows phone central!!! i just checked my email and searched with and there it was my question from 3/8/2018 at 11:36 AM IST!!!! woooh!!! i found it!!!! yay!!!