In honour of Google announcing Android 5.0 Lollypop I thought it would be fun to share my Android self from Googles Androidify app.
Archive for Geeky
Today we have a picture of my desk at the office. To be fair I had a bit of an explosion of screens today. My work computer is the middle to monitors, on the left is the laptop I’ve been using to test Windows 10, and on the right is my nieces broken laptop I had brought to the office recover some of her files. Looking at the setup tonight, has me thinking that I should see if I can make it permanently.
Today I thought I’d take some time to give a basic review of my Galaxy Note 3. I’ve been thinking about writing this review for a while, but I always got bogged down with history and which features I should write about. Today I set that all aside and write about the phone, and what I think about it.
That was the first thought I had in store when I was purchasing it. Put a case on it and it’s even bigger. So the question you have to ask yourself is do you want a big phone. For me the answer was yes, in fact I’ve been wanting a Galaxy Note since the first one ship three years ago. I got the Note 3 to replace my Nexus 7 that suffered an unfortunate accident. I didn’t want to relied on my tiny Lumia 520 as my only personal internet device. So I upgraded my phone to a Note 3 and went from carrying two devices to carrying one. So the size didn’t bother me.
Today I went to the Fido store with my mom to help her pick out a new phone. She didn’t want a new phone, she loved her old Xperia Pro with its slide out keyboard, but it just wasn’t cutting it any more. So after looking over her options, she settled on the Nokia Lumia 635. It seemed to be the best phone she could get without signing a contract or paying an arm and a leg. I’m hoping to do a bit of a write-up on it next week. I just need to get some time to play with it first.
Today Microsoft released a technical preview of Windows 10. So I’ve started looking for a place to install it for testing. I started with a virtual machine, but couldn’t get it to install. My next step was to try and setup a dual boot on one of our computers. It failed. Couldn’t get it to boot off the USB stick so it leaves me with the question to I Ru a technical preview as the only OS o n a computer our family uses on a daily basis?
For months I’ve known it was time to get a new computer, but it’s a hard thing to pick a computer. This week I finally pulled the trigger and got a new computer. Well work pulled the trigger, but I picked what it was aimed at. I considered a number of options for my computer, from laptops to touchscreen desktops. In the end I settled on a Lenovo K450E. I’ve set up a lot of Lenovos for clients recently and I’ve been impressed with the quality of the hardware and their customer support.