Wednesday, February 19, 2014

iPad Air and 2nd Gen Mini

The Apple iPad Air is the newest of the Apple iPad line and it is a great addition! It features a 9.7 inch screen with a retina display just like the 3rd and 4th generation iPads but this time that display is housed in a much smaller, thinner case. Even with the smaller case, the iPad Air includes a new faster processor and better front facing and rear facing cameras. It also weighs 1/3 of a pound less. That weight or lack there of is very noticeable! I never thought that the iPad was real heavy but after using this I can't get over how light it is and how heavy my 3rd gen iPad feels.

The other new addition to the iPad line is the 2nd generation iPad Mini also called the iPad Mini with Retina Display. This Mini is nice but feels almost exactly like the original Mini. Almost all the upgrades here are under the hood, the biggest being the new retina screen. There is a new faster processor and an upgrade to both the front and rear cameras (all the same upgrades that are on the iPad Air).

Even with the new upgrades to the Mini, the Air is real show stopper. Even if hadn't noticed before, once you pick up the Air you can immediately feel the difference and the older iPads feel balky in comparison.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Google Nexus 7

The new Google Nexus 7 tablet (second generation) is the probably best small tablet on the market aside from maybe the new iPad Mini but even that is debatable. The clear, bright screen is a thing of beauty and its performance is top notch but the UI is a little lacking though not all together bad. If you've used an iPad or iPhone it will take some getting use to the Nexus. At times it feels like an iPad and at time is feels like a PC. Many of the apps and games that are found in the Apple store are there and the feel and responsiveness is a lot like an iPad but like with a PC it is more customizable. All in all it's a fun little device.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Streaming Independent Films

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Kindle Paperwhite

The newest Kindle e-reader is called the Kindle Paperwhite. It's very similar to the Kindle Touch except that the background of the screen is white rather than gray and it has a faint back lit glow to it. Though my experience with the Paperwhite is limited, it appears to be more responsive when navigating and turning pages than its predecessors, the keyboard Kindle and Kindle Touch. The Paperwhite's back lit screen is made to be read in the dark but also handles just fine in the light. The white screen color is more pleasing to the eye and more closely resembles the pages of a real book. With the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon shows why they are the leader in the e-reader market!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Google Glasses



Google's newest "thing" is called Project Glass. It's very cool, super futuristic and hopefully not as far fetched as it seems. The idea is to have a screen built into a pair of glasses so that your surroundings are augmented with info like directions, reviews, internet access, calendars and phone calls.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Playstation Vita

The Playstation Vita is the newest handheld gaming device on the market. It sports a 5 inch OLED touch screen that offer amazing graphics. The operating system is user friendly and very responsive. The battery life is average at best and one has to buy a proprietary memory card to save game data which adds additional costs. Those are the two biggest draw backs to an otherwise fantastic device.



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Google Privacy Changes Effective Midnight, March 1st

The changes Google is making to their privacy policy will take effect at midnight tonight. Read the articles below for information on what this means to you, and how to clear your browsing and search history before the changes take effect.


BBC

PCWorld


Washington Post