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)
FlowA week ago, I jotted down some of my initial thoughts after using an iPhone for a day. Thanks you for the public and private comments I've received! Here are some of my thoughts after a week of using only an iPhone. This post will be the first of two; the second part is here.… Continue reading iPhone thoughts after a week (1 of 2)
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
So there's credible news about the Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S8, and the iPhone 8. If Apple finally gives up on proprietary data cables and goes with USB-C, that could be a game-changer. I'm blogging it here to log the news as my next phone will probably be one of these three.
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!
Engadget just published this straightforward article on how Windows phones had next to zero presence at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. This is why I am writing this blog: There is no new hardware on the horizon, only the faintest of rumors about a phantom 'Surface Phone' or the holy grail, a phone… Continue reading Engadget: the hunt for Windows phones
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
Last week, I ordered both an iPhone 6 plus and a Samsung Galaxy S6 through Swappa. Each cost around $350. Yesterday, the iPhone arrived, first, so it will be evaluated first. (The Galaxy is coming from California.) The point of this blog isn't to compare hardware, particularly with Android, but since the iPhone is a… Continue reading The iPhone arrives
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
We first bought a Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia 920, when it came out in late 2012. I was still using a Blackberry for work, although I had a lot of hands-on experience with both iPhone and Android devices. My wife was upgrading to this phone from an iPhone 3GS, which she liked well enough, although it… Continue reading Why THAT phone?