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The Android Apps I Used the Most in 2014

October 16th, 2014

Yesterday, my friend Bob posted about the iPhone apps that he used the most this year, so I thought I’d follow with the Android apps that found the most use on my smartphone in 2014. Some are for fun, some are for work, and most likely fit somewhere in between. Who needs work-life balance when […]

On the Wonderful Randomness of My YouTube Channel

October 10th, 2014

As of this writing, my YouTube channel contains a total of 369 videos. When I first “launched” my YouTube channel back in 2006, I didn’t have any real expectations for the platform other than being able to share my videos with friends and family over the Internet. Fast forward to today and I’ve accumulated over […]

Tech Tuesday: LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker Stand

September 23rd, 2014

Before Bluetooth speakers really became a thing, the more conventional path was that of the iPod speaker dock. It was literally a speaker that you plugged in the wall and it just so happened to have a 30-pin dock connector somewhere to plunk your iPod. These days, Bluetooth speakers provide better universal support and many […]

Tech Tuesday: ZTE Grand X 5-Inch Android Smartphone (Video)

August 26th, 2014

It’s easy to get excited about the next generation of flagship devices. We’re expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Motorola X+1 and the iPhone 6 very soon. However, it’s also obvious enough that many of these more expensive devices are overkill for a lot of people. Addressing an entirely different segment of […]

Technology I Now Take for Granted (That I Didn’t Have as a Child)

August 15th, 2014

Technology, in many ways, is the gift that keeps on giving. Over the years, those amazing scientists and engineers have blessed the world with their inventions. Because of them, we have transportation systems that don’t rely on literal horsepower. Because of them, we have electricity, microwaves and indoor plumbing. But even without going that far […]

My Life Through Instagram Pictures

August 11th, 2014

Earlier this year, I wrote a post on my day to day life as a freelancer. My meal schedule can be incredibly unpredictable and I spend most of my waking hours in front of some display or another. Another way to gain some insight into what my day is life, both from a personal and […]

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. […]