Tag: Android

The Apple Watch is the only thing keeping me in the Apple ecosystem

I've been watching developments over in Android land with some interest. No, I'm not about to jump ship (again!), abandoning all my Apple gadgets. But I've been watching how Android is quickly shaping up to be an excellent alternative to iOS. So why wouldn't I switch next time I upgrade my mobile phone? My Apple ...

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Some significant Android regret

I'm going to admit something pretty difficult now. It's something that's been bothering me for a couple of weeks now, so this post will serve as a kind of confession. I really regret selling my Nexus 6P. You hear that? I'm sitting here, listening to a podcast on my iPhone 7 Plus and I'm pining after ...

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iPhone 7 – taking the plunge?

I missed yesterday's Apple Event as it was streamed, but followed it via the liveblog from the Verge and sporadic tweets, all the time on a slow-moving train from Nottingham to London. There weren't too may surprises (Mario aside) and the phone and watch announcements were as expected. Yes to new black colours, yes to ...

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Torn between iOS and Android? Kind of.

The experiment isn't over! Some of you may remember I got myself all Androided-up a few months back. I bought a Nexus 6P and fell in love with it and its OS, Android. I kept my iPhone and Apple Watch in a drawer and lived a Google-focused existence. Since then, I've moved between the two ...

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Organising the Nexus 6P

The adjustment from iOS to Android isn't as significant as it used to be. As I said previously, Android is now a lot more polished as an OS and there are so many more cross-platform apps available. One of the big differences that still exists between the two platforms is the flexibility of the Android ...

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The Android Experiment: one week in

Okay, so strictly speaking I'm not a full week in to my "new life" with Android rather than iOS, but I started using a Nexus 7 this day last week and my new Nexus 6P arrived last Tuesday. I fully intend to do a full comparison between Android and iOS - a very subjective and ...

An Android experiment

Right. We've been here before. I once impulsively bought a Samsung Note phone in Heathrow Airport while on my way to New Orleans and lived with it for several months. Before swiftly moving back to iOS as soon as Apple launched a new handset. While I loved the stylus and handwriting recognition, as well as ...

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Really, really plug and play…

Last week, I set up an 'old' Apple TV and an 'old' Chromecast in my parents' house. Each took about 10 minutes, most of which was downloading apps. My folks can now watch their Netflix content on any of their TVs, accessed via apps on their iPads and iPhones. This afternoon, I remembered I also ...

Still doing with ToDoist

This post, from over a year ago, has turned out to be one of the most popular on my blog. In it, I describe how in my move from iOS to Android, I was looking for a replacement for OmniFocus. After evaluating some options on the Google Play store, I opted for ToDoist. Well, a ...