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
I don’t get the chance to post as often as I want to these days but I do update my Flickr and Instagram pretty frequently so you can see a lot of my food porn on both of them. If you haven’t noticed already I’ve switched from using the iPhone 5 and am now proudly sporting a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which better suits my needs because of the customization, larger screen, and expandable capabilities. Although the iPhone 5 is a nice phone, I like most people have gotten bored of it and tired of Apple’s restrictions on how I can use my phone. I love the fact that I can load as many songs and videos I want in several different formats and it’s great that I can pop in a 32GB MicroSD card and not worry about space. I like it so much that I’ve pretty much broken free of the Apple eco-system and eliminated the need for having an iPad Mini because it was redundant having both. The Note 2 is good enough to cover both the phone and the tablet for my uses. The eco-system thing is all hype anyway. I have no issues surviving without iMessage which can easily be substituted with apps like LINE or Facebook Chat. The people who matter to me have them already and if they don’t, they like me enough to install them! PhotoStream was an annoyance and uploading photos to Dropbox is a better solution. I could go on and on but people who gave Android a chance and love it have already said the same things over and over.
This session of Geek Life covers the usual food, tech, and I also went to Mardis Gras in New Orleans as well as take a cruise to the West Caribbean! Don’t worry, I wasn’t stranded on that Carnival Cruise! Continue reading
This has been one crazy year as I have been changing my gadgets like how women change their shoes and purses! I would say that in the past 6 months, almost all of my gadgets have been refreshed and a lot of it has to do with the way I work. I used to work at home and in the office more often but now I’m out in the field quite a bit so I need a lot of power (I’m talking both battery life and system performance) on the go these days. 2011 wasn’t really an impressive year, but 2012 has been a great leap for mobile tech for both work and play. This is what I have been working with recently…
I know I’m a bit late on my Geek Life postings as I have been busy with work and been out and about almost every single day. Even on weekends there’s always something to do especially in the city of Pasadena. Went to a wedding, then to the 626 Night Market, and then caught a show at the Pasadena Ice House featuring Jen Kober from Curb Your Enthusiasm all in one day! I hardly have any time for anime, games, and gadgets anymore!
This was a very busy week so I really didn’t have that much time to play with any new technology or gadgets but I finally did manage to upgrade my 5 year old Panasonic 42 inch plasma TV (720p) to a new Samsung 46″ LED 3DTV! Had to make a little time to review the LG Tone HBS-700 Bluetooth Stereo Headset as well. During the weekend I went and saw Batman – Dark Knight Rises, go to the Hawaiian Festival in Lawndale, catch the sunset at Manhattan Beach, and finally have Chicken and Waffles at Roscoe’s in Pasadena! Still working on remodeling my living room but that should be done next week! Continue reading