Friday, August 19, 2011

The Motorola Photon (First thoughts and first few days)

Another addition to Motorola's high end Android smartphones.

The photon is truly the sprint Atrix with a 8 MP camera, but for sone reason Motorola decided to give the photon a very under powered 1750 MaH battery when the Atrix has 1850-1900 MaH. A very backwards move, because even with the scaled down Motorblur interface the phone's functions still use a fairly large amount of juice.

They scaled back Motoblur, which is my second favorite Android interface (right behind HTC Sense) the fact that you can log into the phone without signing into Motoblur is a plus, but the fact that you have to manually add each service is annoying and backwards if you already have a Motorblur account and went through the time to tweak it to your liking. If you missed my review of the Atrix, one of the biggest selling points (of Motorblur) was the one button post to twitter option for the media player. In fact, the media player was overly impressive as it could offered a ton of features but you had to menu crawl to put a album on repeat, and there is No way to get one tract to repeat unless you put it in a playlist.

I will chalk up my negative experiences to a bad headset, but I had a hard time connecting to my home WiFi network, having to forget it the first couple of days to et a stronger connection. But overall the Photon is a great phone, minus them major setback by motorola.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

At&T and the Motorola Atrix: Hello and Goodbye

Soo, I returned to Att, spent a few days with the Atrix. I have to say Motorola did a excellent job. 1900 Mah battery out the box, motoblur getting a nice overhaul, it was all good till I burned out my battery after 13 days of light usage mainly due to Att data caps.
Soooo I decide to get a new phone I go to the Att kiosk and asked for a simple exchange the worker says they can't because I don't have the box (like who walks around with the box in their back pocket) I've never heard of that, so come to find out that I have 60 days to go to any store, then after that I have to travel about 30 miles outside the city to get a same day replacement phone or take the wonderful overnight order your phone.

I received a replacement phone but it was way worse than what I started with. My phone would cut off after the screen blacks out...the joy, but the issue is that they have no repair center in the city when the old store bear my house used to very a repaid center. Such anger so I went room a new carrier, ironically other was for the same fashion of phone, the Motorola photon.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Craziest weekend ever

Sooooo where to start?

I loose my phone AT MY HOUSE

No, I'm serious...I was on it at 4:40 am I got off to open the door...then I laid down...and I remembered to call them back and I couldn't find it...I called dice.

After a minor mental breakdown I activated kill order and on. To tmobile..

So I walk into tmobile to get a replacement dice. So I headed up to Apple and joined Verizon.


I got a call suggesting I switch phones cause they might.announce a new iphone any day now...I said to Verizon store then Apple

Well..Verizon via a rep said if I leave I loose my number...period, now I was ready to ride out with verizon but the rep....not winning.

So I went to Att...and got the Motorola be continued

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cloud storage and what it means for You! (you and you)

One of the growing trends in technology is cloud computing and even though its in it's infant stage I, am soo on board partially and here's why:
Cloud computing can be simply defined as a service or software which draws resources over online servers (hence the cloud) vs a physical server or device. You essentially store things online to access them online, but at a faster rate and bigger files. Think of Netflix, but with more options than movies and t.v. Shows.
What does that mean to the average Joe of a user you might ask? Well you cab store movies and misc to play at any given moment, make mobile backups of your phone to restore later. Trust me, I've spent 2 hours in an Apple store waiting for my files to transfer from my old iphone to my new one. True pain.
Another more practical use of the service will work and work related activities. Even though you can do work from home or online cooperative work, cloud computing will make it easier and more effective.

So far the only limits of cloud computing is the devices you have to access your data with, tablets and cellphones are the idea targets, then netbooks and laptops, but we well be adding cameras, camcorders and projectors in a few years.(3 or less) Wifi memory cards and cameras with Wifi coming, the ability to store pictures outweighs spending almost $100 on memory cards.

The first three public services are Google, Amazon and Apple. Well Apple comes out later on this year, Google is in beta stages and Amazon is out but limits it's service to music, I will review Amazon later on this week via its android app.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Almost Go Time

This is say the least.
I almost didn't make this I had opportunities to get it I had to trade like too much...a'la Falcons for the wide receiver...but I hope its worth it.
I got up extra early because I had to do soo much...and it ended in the best case scenario...I got done too early..I'm happy but...I got done too early.
So, maybe 4 hours of sleep over the next 24...long as in can sleep off and reset my body for a 5 hour energy I'm good...

What makes this event so's my first networking event in over a year...I've done dinners..lunches...but nothing like this...I'm extra excited and nervous...I've done my walkthrough like twice already...but I know I'm out of shape when it comes to these things....niiccee, love those odds, I feel more like a military sniper as I reload my bag and run though my plan...odd I know...but ohh well

- Posted from my iPad

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Goodbye....mytouch 4g

Its always a little hurtful to switch phones because one isn't working - mainly due to the actual process inwhich it occurred.
In the mytouch there is a glitch inwhich all of your text messages will get deleted - now, to anyone who is a moderate to heavy texter thats beyond painful, for 4months I did the song and dance of a new phone with t-mobile of getting a new phone for it to not work. Now I was literally put the door on my way to Verizon when they offered me a new phone and here we are...I will post my pro vs con of the galaxy vs mytouch 4g soon...till then, moment of silence.

Monday, June 13, 2011

now introducing....the Samsung Galaxy 4g...aka my new Droid phone!!!

Yup you read it right, i just unboxed and I'm currently charging it as you day new grind!!!!
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