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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Sony Xperia M2 Smartphone Unboxing Video

July 21st, 2014

When it comes to the world of smartphones, it’s easy to be interested in the highest end models. Flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 are meant to represent the absolute best that the company has to offer, but these devices inevitably come with more of a premium price. And […]

On Smartphones, Food Porn and Restaurant Etiquette

July 14th, 2014

Over the weekend, my friend Joseph shared an article about a NYC restaurant that compared security camera footage from 2004 with footage from 2014. They say that the number of customers that they serve each day today is roughly comparable to the volume they handled ten years ago, but they’ve been receiving negative reviews online. […]

My Taipei Free Public Wi-Fi Experience

June 6th, 2014

I’ve been in Taiwan for just under a week and a half now. Prior to leaving for this trip, I took a look into some of my options for mobile Internet access in Taipei and one of the intriguing options was the Taipei Free Public Wi-Fi service. You Get What You Pay For It sure […]

Designing the Perfect Techie Backpack

June 2nd, 2014

When I travel, particularly when it comes to trade shows like Computex and CES, I find myself spending much more time thinking about the kinds of gadget and gear that I’m going to bring than considering all the other things that I should be packing. I can always pick up another shirt or a toothbrush, […]

Six Lists I Always Keep on My Phone

May 26th, 2014

Last week, I came across an article on Apartment Therapy that talked about the different lists that blogger Taryn Fiol keeps on her phone. We’ve all come to rely on our smartphones for just about everything these days, not just for communication purposes, but also for snapping photos and keeping our lives reasonably organized. Similarly, […]

5 Fun and Useful YouTube Tricks

May 12th, 2014

There are many other video sharing services out there, like Vimeo and Metacafe, but it’s undeniable that YouTube continues to reign as the king of online video. Regular folks upload their videos to share with friends and family, just as big brands leverage YouTube to spread their marketing messages. While you could use YouTube on […]

A Guide to Customizing the New Twitter Profile Page for 2014

April 24th, 2014

Speaking for myself, I very rarely ever visit the actual Twitter website, instead accessing the social media platform mostly through HootSuite on my computer, smartphone and tablet. This is why I may pay attention my profile picture or what I have written in my bio, but I don’t pay nearly as much attention to the […]

Still Shopping for a Taiwan Prepaid 3G SIM

April 22nd, 2014

Last week, I mentioned how I would be returning to Taipei for Computex this year and that I would be requiring some means of getting online in Taiwan. I’ve already signed up for the Taipei Free Public Wi-Fi service as a backup (the process is really straightforward, aside from the issues I had in receiving […]