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
Is Bigger Better?
Before I start, let me say this: the iPhone 5S is a great phone. Probably one of the best all around phones there is round now in terms of performance, camera quality and huge selection of apps. But unfortunately for me, I got bored of the small screen size and iOS7 within a matter of weeks. The small 4-inch screen size makes viewing photos and videos difficult. I think my eyes are starting to wear out on me because when I was trying to watch my video podcasts or Netflix while on the treadmill or on the stairmaster in the gym, it was a real strain. And I gave up trying to read subtitles on anime on that tiny screen! iOS7, while a decent upgrade from the previous version is still a letdown with limitations that other mobile operating systems had for years, such as smart dialing and Swype/Swiftkey features. I don’t want to turn this to turn into an iOS7 vs Android debate so let’s focus on the hardware…
Here we have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – a powerhouse smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 800 quadcore processor and a dominating 5.7-inch screen (outdoing the previous Note 2’s 5.5-inch)! Is bigger really better? Or is this just another giant box full of short-lived gimmicks? Let’s find out! Continue reading
The best smartphone in the market is often debated and Apple is often criticized for not really innovating. I myself get bored of the iPhone regardless of its simple yet elegant design, and having the largest app library of any mobile device so I often switch back and forth between the latest iOS device and an Android phone. The iPad however is a different story. Apple has nailed it time and time again with every iteration of it’s full-sized tablet and the competition doesn’t even come close to the 9.7-inch iPad. So is it worth it to ditch your current 4th-Gen iPad for the new iPad Air? Let’s take a quick look… Continue reading