Android dreams of a Windows sheep (1 of 2)

I had my iPhone week. Since then, I've been carrying two Android phones. Well, one and a half (more on that coming up). (It's taken me longer to write this up for a number or reasons, so, yeah, this is my obligatory sorry-I-haven't-written-in-a-while blog post.) To test out Android, I had a Google/Huawei Nexus 6P on… Continue reading Android dreams of a Windows sheep (1 of 2)

iPhone thoughts after a week (2 of 2)

This is the second part of a two-part post. In the first part, I discussed generally what I liked and didn't like about my use of the iPhone for a week. Here are the rest of my thoughts on how the week went. http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/20000/velka/sad-child-portrait.jpg Disappointments Coming from Windows phones, one can get discouraged, hearing about… Continue reading iPhone thoughts after a week (2 of 2)

Google is making the same mistakes Microsoft made

This LA Times article highlights some of the mistakes Google has made with the Pixel phones, selling at about the combined market for all Windows phones a year ago. So, since the Pixel really appeals to me at least on paper, I have to wonder: Why? Why does Google seem to be handing the smartphone market… Continue reading Google is making the same mistakes Microsoft made

20 or so iPhone first impressions; help me out!

Now that I've spent a day using the iPhone and a day using the Galaxy 6, here is a lazy, laundry list of notes on the iPhone. It's mostly frustrations, which is to be expected when going deep on a new operating system. Help me out! Please comment—and correct me— if possible, and refer to… Continue reading 20 or so iPhone first impressions; help me out!

The Lumia 1020: The best camera-phone

Using the Lumia 920 that we chose in 2012, we discovered that it took amazing pictures (for a 2012 device). It had features like optical image stabilization (OIS) that wouldn't show up in the iPhone for years. We discovered a robust operating system with plenty of apps—although we would have liked to have seen a lot… Continue reading The Lumia 1020: The best camera-phone

Background: The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry

This is an excellent article on what happened with BlackBerry, and how poor decisions by RIM and Verizon really enabled the rise of the iPhone and Android, at the expense of BlackBerry devices. I really can't add anything to it, so this is probably the last blog post to address BlackBerry or RIM directly. (For… Continue reading Background: The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry