We're using Jamf, and it is pretty decent. With recent changes to permissions in macOS, a solution like Jamf will be the only way you can actually control certain settings. Apple is no longer content with merely ignoring professional users, but is now actively trying to eliminate them.
I think that that actually started long ago.
10.12.x is much worse that what came before. There are a significant portion of system level settings that you cannot touch even as root.
So now what do you do? If I drop completely to Linux - something like this would become a rather annoying event. As someone that has five iPads (in use), four iPods and two iPhones, that could get damn right perturbing.
Stop using Apple products would be my answer. Though you seem to be in too deep already.
That doesn't make sense though - Scott is a HUGE apple fan, and he's on Linux now too.
I tend to agree with Scott's comment earlier, if this is a problem, borrow a friends computer.
So - take @scottalanmiller and the fact that he is now over seas - how practical is borrowing a friends computer?
I want Windows 10 Mobile to be stable, supported, and have a thriving app ecosystem with all the major apps. And a pony.
Now that that is out of the way, I like the consistency of iOS, but I don't like iOS. iOS X is light years better from a UX perspective imo than iOS 9 was, but there are still niggling little things that annoy me. And Apple irritates me on so many levels, and that irritation is only exacerbated by managing a network that is 95% Mac.
I don't know Android well enough to know what I want there, but I dislike what Samsung has done with their bloat ware. I was looking at Nexus for my WP replacement, but Alphabet chose to kill that in favor of a flagship that is more aimed at a consumer, than creating a clean experience (I'm guessing, not having used a Pixel).
OnePlus 3 looks promising. If I had to choose today it would probably be one of these.
@g.jacobse @thecreativeone91 18650's are Lithium ion, which are plenty freaking dangerous! Batteries and caps are the only things that really scare the poop outta me in electronics.
For the charging/discharging/maintenance/safety stuff you can get cheap LI pack minders on ebay with a full LCD screen and all the goodies. Then you roll your own enclosure (mine will be sheet steel, a project box or wood). I will also integrate a speaker and amp in mine so when I go camping I've got tunes + battery charger for phone.
It's not a stiff hinge like a laptop has. From a lap perspective it's a major pain, I wouldn't expect the use of the SP3 on an airplane tray to be difficult.. but a lap on a train, yeah that would suck.
Plane would be better and if there is no lip on the tray probably fine. But most have a lip.