Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
After pondering a point, I've come to the conclusion that when bickering over what Mobile phone is the best or what platform is king, we are all missing the boat! Unless we are on the board of directors or principal stock owners, or in high management, your voice is insignificant.
I am a Samsung fan boy(hard to use this term) and with the recent announcements of Apple's new phones and watch, I joined the very loud chorus of naysayers and trolls who discredited and denounced Apple and all things non-Android. I never took one thought beyond the bigger picture, I was only concerned about my small sphere of influence and the "friends" who shared my views.
Then I thought about the BIG picture, and my paradigm shifted! Sony, Samsung, Apple, Microsoft and other similar companies have existed for a long time without any acknowledgment of me or my friends as individuals other than canned emails and other electronic correspondence soliciting more sales. It dawned on me that no matter which ecosystem you select Android, Apple, Windows, its all like the commentary in the movie Casino suggests "...its all designed to get your money!"
As I type this on a Samsung tablet, checking the time on a Samsung smart watch, slaved to a Samsung smartphone, it's easy for me to laugh at the irony I myself discovered. A simple truth is that I prefer an ecosystem that's simplistic and seamless across all aspects of my digital life, and my decision to support one brand still makes sense to me for my own reason and preferences. Consider how all of our collective electronic purchases just for this past year have contributed billions towards these companies coffers.
I'm not saying we should all shun new tech, not at all. I'm humbly asking us all to step back and take a second to think about the larger picture. In the time it took you to write some hate speech, or create a clever meme about a product or company, in the time it took you to do that, how many people in the world who can't even dream to afford what you are promoting have died of starvation, been killed in a senseless war, or have died by a 100% curable disease? In the greatest nation on earth, we can do better!
Instead of bragging on which phone is best, let's compare which company contributes the most towards ANY relief effort globally. We can be a connected family, and a caring family. Google has an initiative to bring internet to the global masses, drones are being considered to assist in global search and rescue and internet distribution, these are example of what our press should be focusing on.
Again, this not a bashing of liking one device over another, but if we can take that same energy and channel it (think the ALS ice water challenge) think of all the good, and change we can all affect and initiate from our keyboards!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Adreno 320 GPU
2GB of RAM
720p 4.7" display with on-screen buttons (4.4-4.5" viewable)
10MP rear camera w/ clear pixel technology
2.1MP front camera
16GM internal memory
Always on mic for voice commands
I am going to avoid further comment on the unit it is released and hopefully I can demo a unit. Until then here is the leaked video from Rogers Mobile that details a little about the phone. Enjoy!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Twitter removed access from any new app users and the Google removed it form the app store. So to deal with the absence of a doesn't Twitter client, I did what I wanted not to do... I went back to using Echofon Twitter client for my Nexus 7. Falcon Pro still works on my HTC One S, but I am considering removing it soon. If I find a new contender count on it being reviewed here. Do you have a Twitter client you like that wasn't mentioned here? Comment below and follow this blog!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The new updates to the phone/tablet app mirrors these same changes. On my Nexus 7, these changes are beautiful to view and a breeze to navigate. Deleting or marking multiple emails is different but not difficult, simply press and hold on a message in the list until it turns blue, do the same for any others and press the mark read option and press select, simple! The good news is that the web app is updated, simply go to settings and select inbox to activate new inbox tabs. The bad news is that Google is taking it's time in pushing out the app update to all devices and even a trip to the Play Store wont help just yet, but keep checking! If you can't wait, a simple Google search will turn up the download you need to get the app.