Tech Pet Peeves

My life is centered around technology and I like to stay current with the latest offerings. I read hundreds of articles, reviews and websites every week to gorge myself on the latest news that is circulating the internet and have come across several things that bug me. Here is a list of my top tech pet peeves: Continue reading

Social First Phones – A History of Failure

Mobile phones of all sorts come and go all the time however there is a specific breed of mobile phones that are just around long enough to allow us to laugh at the 10 people that purchase them at full price only to be sold in a fire-sale a week after. These phones are known as “Social First” phones as they are built to prioritize social networking above other basic smartphone functions. These phones rarely last more then a few weeks on the market before rapidly being discontinued and forgotten about. Continue reading

iPad Log : Lack Of Updates

I know that this website has been a bit barren with iPad Log Updates so I wanted to let everyone know that I am still testing the iPad and using it as my daily driver. I have decided to cut back on the daily logs in order to not completely spill the beans on my final write up at the conclusion of this trial. The iPad is still alive as of this writing and I have been able to find a few redeeming features but for the most part, I still feel that Android is the superior platform. Continue reading

6 Technologies that Type-C USB Cables Will Kill by 2016

I don’t know of any person who works in technology who will can doubt that the USB standard was one of the most disruptive technologies to the computer world since the launch of the World Wide Web. Shortly after being launched in the late 90’s, the USB standard has made several technologies such as Parallel Ports, DB9 Serial Ports and even Floppy Disks obsolete with little effort. The newer Type-C USB port along with USB 3.1 that has started making its appearance on devices in 2015 stands to render several technologies that we use today obsolete, here are just 6 of them.

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iPad Log Day 4 : Oh… the Settings App

Day 4 of my iPad experiment has come to a close and I will admit to something rather embarrassing, I spent almost 30 minutes today trying to find how to change the settings of the built in “Mail” application in order to add an email signature, it turns out that rather then looking for an option within the “Mail” application to access the settings menu, I should have been using the iOS settings application instead… which makes little sense at all if you ask me.

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Need Some iPad Advice

Hello All,

I am currently undergoing an experiment to see if a die-hard Android Fanboy can use an iPad as his primary tablet for 2 weeks. I have gone through the setup process and customized the tablet (to the extent that Apple actually allows) to be able to run all of the applications I use on a daily basis. I have a favor to ask of all users who have used iOS in the past. In the comments below, please write a few things that I should do with the iPad that would show off its capabilities or a feature that Apple has implemented better then Google.

Thanks!

iPad Log Day 2 : One Step Forward but Good Luck Finding A Step Back

Well, I am on day 2 of my two week long iPad experiment and it should come as no surprise that I am still not impressed. As a self confessed Android Fanboy who gets lectured about the greatness and overall simplicity of iOS, my expectations are rather high. Today’s post is about a feature that is fundamental on Android but seems completely disjointed on iOS, the simple “Back” button. Continue reading

iPad Log Day 1 : Setting Up The Thing

Well, today kicks off my first day using an Apple iPad Air as my primary tablet and I am trying my best to keep an open mind… but this is hard! Apple owners often tell me that one of the key differentiators between iOS and other mobile operating systems is the simplicity of use and setup. With this in mind, I powered on the iPad and began the setup process, I think Apple may have re-defined the word “simplicity” to mean “A setup wizard with over 30 steps and 3 days of reading agreements”. Don’t believe me?

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