Microsoft Surface Go, is it worth it?

Microsoft Surface Go, is it worth it?

I’m the type of person that does extensive research on a product before I make a purchase. I have been looking at the Microsoft Surface Go for a few months and weighing my options during that time. I debated on getting an iPad or a Chromebook as well. I made my ultimate decision on Thanksgiving Day while shopping at Best Buy to pick up the Surface Go. You can’t beat 18 Months no interest and $50 off the usual price so I went with it and have had no regrets.

Out of the box… it wasn’t quite the tablet of my dreams but after tweaking a few things here and there over the past week it has certainly risen to my expectations. I made sure to get the option with the most RAM and the most storage (8GB/128GB) because anything less would just not be worth it in my opinion.

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The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Crimes of Grindelwald

I avoided spoilers on this film for the first few days of its release because I was unable to see it until the following Sunday. However, what I was not able to avoid were the headlines showing up in my news feeds about several people not liking the film or saying that it wasn’t “Harry Potter” enough. I still allowed myself to go into the theater with an open mind after refusing to actually read any of those articles until I could make my own judgement. The verdict? I don’t know what some of the other reviewers are talking about! I absolutely LOVED it, but to each their own.

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Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Impressions.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Impressions.

I've always been a fan of the Kingdom Hearts gaming franchise. I remember it being the sole reason that I wanted a PS2 when the first game was released and I played it for hours on end although sadly I was never able to beat it. When Kingdom Hearts Unchained X was released for iOS and Android earlier this year in the U.S. I downloaded it to my tablet the second I saw in mentioned in the Play Store. 

After playing for 177 consecutive days this game still manages to hold my attention despite being a VERY repetitive and simple RPG game where you tap and swipe incessantly at your enemies. I'd consider myself a pretty dedicated player at a decent level (223 of the current 300 max) and I've never put a dime into the game. Nope, not even the Google Play credit I earned from those Google Opinion surveys. So for those who have rated the game with one to two stars because its a pay-to-win/play game... try again or better yet try harder. If you don't like they game for other reasons that's understandable but saying that you absolutely have to pay to progress is simply not true in my experience.

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Amino, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Amino, Where Have You Been All My Life?

It's been awhile since I've really just fallen in love (or heavy like) with any social apps. I'm a little burnt out on the infamous Facebook and I mainly just use it to lurk on family and friends now. I occasionally post things about food, date nights, and watching movies but its essentially a yawn fest user experience for me. I have also started to use my twitter account a bit more but it isn't something I check everyday or have made a lot of connections with. I presume it could be because of the 140 character limit but I think there's a little more to it than that such as the lack of engagement. I realize that getting people to interact with you should be at least a 50/50 effort but its just so much work. Some people are able to get interaction from their followers without putting in much action themselves but I don't feel like I'm quite at that level. I definitely plan to continuously work on it though. 

The only other social platform I've used sporadically in the past years is Google+, I joined while it was still in beta stage and for quite some time it was my absolute favorite site to frequent. I've made a few friends from the site and initially met my hubby through the site as well so it has had its highlights for sure. Unfortunately within the past year or so its struggled to hold my interest. But never fear, Amino is here! 

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