Why Can’t Tech Be Simpler to Maintain?

Stock photo. I’ll start with a story, from my vacation: I was on my alma mater’s campus, visiting a couple of old friends, when I met up with another friend.  She was studying for class, but wasn’t able to because her laptop, that she needs for class, was unable to find a WiFi signal.  Her…

A Nexus Comes to the Rescue as the Future Beckons

My Motorola Maxx has died, and another one is going out.  Can’t hear people on a call, and they cannot hear me.  The flash doesn’t work. Enter my Nexus 5.  Still working, still thrumming along.  Are there some issues?  Sure. The rubberized material on the side of the frame is gone.  It needs a new…

When Phones Are On Death’s Bed (And Other Items)

The Past Not sure if I ever said so, but I am an engineer working at a large company.  Two and a half years ago, I started an engineering change to one of the product lines I work.  What I didn’t know at the time, and kept learning as the months crawled through, was that…

Attack of the Nexii

The past year has seen an uptick in the number of devices I’ve purchased.  I’ve mentioned a few before, but here’s the rundown: Nexus 4 Nexus 5 Nexus 9 Nexus TV Nokia Lumia 640 Motorola MOTO ROKR LG Fx0 Amazon Fire Tablet 7″ Were these superfluous?  Sure.  I bought the Nexus 4 and 5, and…

Updates … again

I have returned to this blog after a significant hiatus.  Fortunately for this post (and unfortunate for me), the same reasons I haven’t been on lately are the same as last time.  There have been some updates: My stable of phones has increased, though not by that significant of an amount.  Recent additions, like the…

Updates

After a long while dealing with work and its stresses, I have returned with updates, both old and new. Not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I did finally buy myself a new, flagship phone to replace my aging Galaxy Nexus.  Sure, I was able to get that phone up to 5.1.1 (and…

Nokia Lumia 635: The 520’s Successor

The Nokia Lumia 520 was a great success for the budget-minded and developing worlds.  It was also a huge help for getting Windows Phone into the world and increasing Microsoft’s mobile reach.  It’s successor, the Lumia 530, should have been more of the same or slightly better to.  It wasn’t.  The Lumia 530 was fatter,…

The Little Phone That Could: Nokia Lumia 520 Review

Mention the Nokia Lumia 520 to someone in the U.S., and the response will likely be: “Nokia what?”  Do the same to someone in Africa, Asia, or Europe, and their response has a good chance of being: “Oh, you mean this?” as the pull the phone out of their pocket.  Such was the popularity of…

I’m Back!!

I’m back!! It’s been too long since I last blogged, and in that time I’ve been doing … not much, really.  I still: have the same job (while valiantly taking on more responsibilities); live in the same apartment; drive the same car; am confirmed bachelor; am exploring my surroundings.  There was a personal tragedy in…

Moto E Review

Better late than never, my review of the Motorola Moto E has been quite some time coming.  That said, I’ve used it quite a bit, and will my impressions of this phone below. The Moto E is a budget phone created by Motorola to gain a foothold with “the next billion,” essentially the emerging market…

Long time…

So it seems I write plenty of these types of posts.  In fact, I think my last one was the exact same.  That said, I am back. Work has been rather stressful, thus killing a good amount of my energy.  That and TV, the internet, video games, etc etc. That’s it for now.  Too much…

Backup

Long time no blog!  Unfortunately, I’ve been very busy at work, making me vegetate when I get home. However, I am back! Since my last post, I have tried several new apps, including some up-and-comers and some hot.  Now, I get to try out some new hardware. Due to the power button on my Galaxy…