We live in a wonderful – or frightening – world, depending on how you look at it. We have gotten to the point where most real money is made of 1’s and 0’s in a computer, rather than wallet sized pictures of Presidents, or kings, or whatever face your currency bears. Are we better for this? I’ve asked myself this question over and over for the three years since I last carried cash with me. The benefit of not carrying money is it’s pretty much anywhere you need it to be. But in practice, how practical is it?
Actually, let’s take it a step further, shall we? Are we at the point [...]
Bleep bleep. Hey there. It’s time to get the latest and greatest. That’s right, just swipe on down and I’ll give you all the goodies. Want some bug fixes? Done. Want some UI improvements? Yours! Want some…well, some more bug fixes. Boom baby. You are all familiar with the periodic notifications we all get when software updates come in. Either your phone’s OS, or a few apps here or there, you’ve gotten a few notifications in your time about the latest software to roll out of the developer’s GitHub.
Updates are one of those double-edged sword kinds of deals. One the one hand, [...]
Hi, I’m Joe “the Android Guy”. Perhaps you’ve heard of me. I’m that guy who says Android is the best mobile operating system out there, and that “Pure Android” is the best of the best. If you want a “Pure Android” phone, you own a Nexus. Notice I said you “own” a Nexus, not you “buy” a Nexus or you “use” a Nexus. You own a Nexus.
Nexus phones and tablets are (were?) devices commissioned by Google, sold directly to consumers (and occasionally through select carriers). They generally got [...]
2016 has been a really great year – the year of the midrange phone. Never before have we had so many compelling devices available to us for below $400. If I may be so bold, this may be the beginning of the end of smartphone flagships in the $650 and up range. We’re not quite there yet, but with so many great options at such a low price point, it’s a great time to pay attention to the industry.
And then there’s Google.
Just when you thought you had everything figured out, Google goes and drops some Pixels on us starting…STARTING…at $649. Remember Google? Google was the [...]