It's real! It's really real! Of course I got one the day it came out, like there was any question I would. I wanted to write a post immediately, bragging to the interwebz about my awesome new phone, but I figured I would wait on it a bit to really get a feel for the phone (not to mention my incredible ability to procrastinate instead of writing posts). Oh but don't bother looking for another unboxing video, I think there are more than enough already. Really after coming from an OG Droid (do...do I owe Lucas Films money for writing that?) could anyone imagine me not adoring this phone in comparison? I doubt it. In almost every way this phone is spec'd twice as good, if not more so than the hardware on the Droid. Not to mention it's the [Read more...]
Saw this on reddit, felt it was appropriate.
I have to admit, I cycled through a lot of titles for this post that were far more... colorful, but in the end I decided to try and keep it classy. What am I pissed about this time? Two words: Galaxy Nexus. More to the point, where the hell is it?! There have been more than a few rumors flying around, enough to the point where lot's of the fanboys I know waiting for this blasted phone (myself included), are getting burned out. The newest batch, pointing to December 8th or 9th, promptly got debunked right after they managed to rekindle my hope I would actually get this phone before 2011 was out. I have always been one for gadgets, I understand the hype machine that all of the companies subscribe to. Though as I am sure most who have been [Read more...]
Since I got my Droid, one of the best perks has been the plethera of options for streaming music. Nothing makes the work day better than listening to good music and discovering new bands in the process. Well maybe if any of the damn apps actually worked! So the apps that I have tried out so far are: Slacker, Pandora, and Sirius/XM. As a disclaimer, I am fully aware that the Sirius/XM app is only a beta so I cannot hold it to as high a standard as the other apps. If I was a good thorough, fair, and balanced writer this is where I would rattle through each app describing the strengths and weaknesses. Thankfully I am none of those things, so I will just skip toward what I hate about each. For the longest time (see: three months) I was [Read more...]
I finally took some time out of my busy schedule to check out the B&N nook app for Android, and all it seems to have done is further infuriate me about how the nook handles your markup for your books. Across devices and platforms the data for your eBooks; bookmarks, highlights, and notes are not saved to your account, only locally. This makes no sense to me whatsoever! What idiot thought up the use case for this?! We are in a time where everything should be seamless, if a device has internet access and a service requires an account, then your data should sync across devices and platforms. One of the audiences eBook readers seem to be targeting heavily is students; especially college students. Who, as I know all too well, are required [Read more...]