Posts Tagged ‘android’
There we go! Google Keep is out now, and there's an #android app too!!
Google Keep—Save what’s on your mind
Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember. Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the desk, the fridge or the relevant page of a magazine. Unf…
I’m always on the lookout for some good Nexus 7 covers, so when I came across the Case Mate Tuxedo case I knew I had to give it a go. By now you should know what type of case I go for on my phones, the minimal type! But generally speaking I don’t mind a thicker type of case for my tablet, so the Tuxedo case represents a change in the norm for me. Lets get into it.Google+ Profile
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I was recently given an iPhone for use as my work phone and you know, I actually quite looked forward to seeing how the other half lived and worked. I went into it trying to keep an open mind, and not let my thoughts of ios judge how I was about to use it. I think coming from android might have spoiled me slightly, I probably expect too much from a phone now. If I had come from a dumbphone, my view of the iPhone would probably be quite different, as it is, the following key things stood out at me..Google+ Profile
If like me, you spend a lot of time in your car, then a decent mobile phone dock will be one of your must have mobile phone accessories. A good dock is even more important to me as my phone essentially becomes my in car media player and navigational guide almost every time I enter my car. My car stereo for example, has Bluetooth connectivity so I get to do cool things like stream Spotify through my car speakers (and take calls). As I also have an NFC enabled phone, everything works as soon as I tap the NFC chip stuck to my dashboard, but that’s for another post!
I’ve been using what was a pretty terrible car dock, one I picked up for an outrageous £10 from PC World for a while now. It wasn’t very good, it was poorly made and my phone came flying out with the tiniest bump in the road, and if you’ve seen the state of the roads up North, you’ll understand when I say my phone spent most of it’s time on the floor, than actually in the dock.
The guys over at MobileFun understood my troubles, and sent me a couple of car docks for me to check out, the *Genuine* Samsung Universal Vehicle Dock and the SuperGrip Universal Case Compatible Car Mount. I’ve been putting both through their paces to see just how good they are. Rather than a typical couple of reviews, I’ll compare both and see how they match up. Take the jump for my thoughts!Google+ Profile
IAP, or In App Purchasing is the practice of selling items within a game, think things like the ability to purchase more game gold to buy resources, or new and more powerful weaponry. IAP isn’t new either, it’s been around for a long time, its been the basis for whole industries (see Facebook/Zynga). It’s always been around mobile gaming too, but more recently it’s started to hit the press, and not for any good reasons either.
It all started with the general outcry (and a lot of disgust), at Madfinger and their release of Dead Trigger last summer. Normally we associate IAP with free games, but not here. Madfinger charged around 69p/$1 for their game, but it was impossibly hard without then spending further money within the game, so hard in fact, it was virtually unplayable. They essentially charged you up front for a game, then forced you to spend money in-game if you wanted to keep playing. That upset a lot of people (me included), and Madfinger eventually removed the initial cost, blaming piracy for it being there in the first place. A very convenient story, and also one I didn’t believe at the time (and still don’t).
Those who know me in real life and in the digital world know that I change my mobile phone on more than a regular basis. In fact in 2012 I change phones 15 times!! I had everything from HTC One X, SGS3, Note 2 and anything in between. Now some would say I have a problem others would say I am just crazy. I could agree in some respects as it’s not normal behaviour to go through that many devices in one year alone.Google+ Profile