Christmas came pretty early for geeks everywhere with the release of the highly anticipated Xbox One and Playstation 4. Earlier in November, Apple launched the new iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini just a few weeks after. If you’re a hardcore geek/gamer/nerd etc… it has been a hell of an expensive month. Not too long ago, Apple released the iPhone 5S, Samsung with the Note 3, Sony with the Xperia Z1, and now Google/LG with the new Nexus 5 running KitKat 4.4 (now 4.4.2 at the time of this writing)! I must say that it has also been an expensive 90 some days and trying to find the best mobile devices comes with hefty price tags. Let’s get on with November shall we? Continue reading
Apple’s WWDC clashes with the gaming industry’s E3 made it a tough choice on which event to participate in. To continue the tradition of me covering everything Apple, it was obvious that I would be the one to do the write up of the World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco! Whether you love or hate them, Apple has set the bar in the computer and mobile device industry with their line of iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks and the competition always watches closely on where Apple goes next. This year’s highly anticipated WWDC had high expectations and Apple has pretty much delivered for the most part along with a few surprises here and there. Here’s a quick round up of WWDC 2013…
It’s been crazy over the past few months and I worked on quite a handful of reviews. In doing that, I’ve rotated through some notebooks, smartphones and other gadgets going from an iPhone 5, to a Note 2, back to an iPhone 5 and now I am rockin’ an HTC One 64GB Developer Edition! I’ve also gone through some notebooks and tablets too such as going from an iPad Mini to a Microsoft Surface Pro, an Asus Transformer, Razer Edge Gaming Tablet to a Retina iPad, and now I am back to the iPad Mini once again. And on the notebook side, I went from my MacBook Air 11″ to a Dell XPS 12 and now I’m loving the MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display! I like to play around with the latest and greatest and I probably have an addiction where I will never be satisfied with what I currently have. At this very moment, my trio of the MacBook Pro 13″ Retina, iPad Mini LTE, and my new HTC One will do for now. I still plan to keep the iPhone 5 because as my backup and “in-between” phones to use while I look for something better! Again, lots of tech and lots of food within these two months! Continue reading
As the smartphone market continues to grow exponentially by the minute, gamers are leaving their PSP/PSVITAs and 3DSs at home. Games on iPhones and Android devices have become widely popular and have received a huge amount of support from game developers such as Sega, EA, etc. and now we are starting to see a trend of accessory manufactures moving into the smart phone gaming business as well.
No matter how cool it can be to play your favorite RPG, First Person Shooter, or classic arcade game on your smartphone, the experience nowhere near matches the gamepad on your console, or even your PSP. There have been a few solutions out there such as the iCade, Nyko’s PlayPad controllers or even something as ridiculous as putting rubber thumb pads on the screen but the gaming experience isn’t the same.