Tag: Android

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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 ...

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 ...

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It’s not just a phone…

Every time Apple launch a new phone, there's a predictable chain of events: The media make a big deal out of the crowds queuing up outside Apple Stores around the world. "Commentators" mock people in these queues, calling them all kinds of names and pointing out all the things they could be doing if they ...

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iOS Apps I missed

While I briefly “went Android” (don’t judge me, Apple fanboys) I found such a great selection of apps for my Samsung Note 3 that I barely noticed what I’d left behind. There were Android version of all my favourite and most-used apps: Twitter, Evernote, Dropbox, Instagram etc. But not everything was covered by the many ...

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Back in the saddle again…

It’s official The experiment is over. I’ve officially handed in my Android club membership card and come crawling back to Apple like the boyfriend who has come to his senses after a crazy fling. Kind of. A quick update: After getting about three hours sleep on Thursday night/Friday morning, I was less than my bright, Wildean self ...