Earlier today, Apple announced iOS 7, and aside from me being appalled at how poorly executed the design was, I was also completely taken aback by how blatantly stolen a lot of the new “features” are. “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” Apparently that’s Apple’s new business motto now. Let’s go into detail, shall we? Read on to see what Apple has lifted from Android 4.2. Continue reading
It’s been over a month since I got my Nexus 4, and I posted about my initial impressions. Now that I’ve had some time to really live with the phone, I can put together a more full review. You may want to check out the aforementioned link because I covered a lot of the visual aspects of it there, so no point in repeating it here. Read on for the rest of the review! Continue reading
My Nexus 4 was delivered on Wednesday, and it’s amazing. I’ve only had it for a day-and-a-half so far, so this will just be my initial thoughts/impressions of the phone so far. I’ll probably write a detailed review in two weeks or so, once I’ve had enough time to really settle in and live with the phone. Continue reading
Last night, I finally caved in and ordered a Nexus 4. My current T-Mobile G2 is over two years old, and it’s really starting to show it’s age, so the time was right for a new phone. Plus with T-Mobile’s making you pay for the phones upfront rather than subsidizing them, this was also the cheapest option, at $350 direct from Google versus the $457 T-Mobile charges. After the jump are the boring details on why I chose this phone as my next phone. Continue reading
2013 has been an interesting year so far. I joined a new band, did quite a bit of audio work, and finally got a semi-steady part-time job. In terms of audio work, I’ve been fairly in demand so far this year. I haven’t had to look for bands to work with, they all came to me. Which is pretty nice, seems like the word is getting out about me doing good work. Word-of-mouth is a powerful thing indeed. I also started tracking bands at my home instead of going miles out of my way to track at the bands’ places. Makes life a whole lot easier for me, and it’s one less expense. Plus, now that I have rack-mounted gear, a dual-monitor setup (laptop + Samsung monitor), and an external hard drive, my setup isn’t really mobile anymore. And I’m alright with that. It might take forever for bands to get to me, but I think it’s worth it for the better results. Continue reading
I finally got around to installing a fresh new rom onto my G2 (from XDA-Developers of course). I’ve been waiting to get Jelly Bean since it was announced, but since my phone isn’t officially supported by Cyanogenmod anymore, I had to wait for some devs to make their own rom. I’ve been watching this rom since it started, back when literally nothing worked in it. However, now it’s stable enough to easily be a daily driver. And that’s what I’ve been using it as for the last couple of days. Runs pretty smoothly, way less bugs than my previous Ice Cream Sandwich-based rom. Battery life is unaffected (which is good), and Project Butter has definitely brought some improvements. Even on my fairly slow 800MHz phone the interface is quite fluid. Once again, I’m so grateful for the awesome Android community, this phone would never have gone past Gingerbread had I stayed stock, because the carrier has all but forgotten about this phone.
Hopefully this update will hold me over until June when I can get myself a Galaxy S III. Or the Galaxy S IV, if it’s released by then. Fingers crossed.