Hey guys, so if you look back over the site and/or have seen my most recent YouTube video... you may be aware that I started a new job last month. A huge part of the reason why I was posting so frequently on here last month prior to starting the job was because I had a feeling I wouldn't be able to dedicate as much time to the site once I was working again. I hate to admit it but I was right in feeling that way and almost went the entire month without making any posts on here at all. I definitely don't want to get back into the habit of being insanely active on here and then disappearing again so I wanted to make a quick post about whats been going on with me.Read More
Nearly two weeks ago Google hosted a Made by Google event which was streamed live over YouTube. Like many others I sat in anticipation on October 4th to hear about all the new things that were to come. They covered a variety of products from the new 4K Chromecast to the Daydream View (their VR headset with a remote control). However, the main thing I was concerned with was their new line of phones... the Pixel and Pixel XL.
For years I drooled over many of the Nexus devices and finally got on board in 2014 with the Nexus 6. I genuinely loved that phone with only one major gripe relating to the size; my dainty hands struggled to hold it ( particularly with one hand) which led to me ultimately gifting it to my dad last Christmas. I could have gotten a 5X but decided to branch out and try my very first iPhone instead. One thing I can say about the Nexus experience though is that I absolutely loved getting software updates as soon as they were released or using developer previews until they were. That feeling of always being up to date is what made me never want another Android device unless it was a Nexus or straight from Google. Its also the reason that I felt like I was finally ready to give the iPhone a chance because I adore getting updates; even now I'm in Apple's beta program.Read More
So for anyone who has ever followed me on Google+ or come across this blog within the past couple years... you know that I absolutely LOVE android. Even now after having an iPhone 6s as my daily driver for nearly a year; my favorite and first love (as far as mobile operating systems are concerned) is Android. As a result, one of my favorite annual conventions to attend has been the Big Android BBQ by IDEAA. I've been to the BABBQ a few times and it seems to get better every year (weather impending). It's great for both developers and enthusiasts because they try to make sure that there's a bit of something for everyone.
I always enjoy the food, fun, learning and even a bit of the networking/socializing... which says a lot for an introvert like me. There's just something about being around like minded people that makes me feel a little more at home and comfortable in the environment. I think somewhere between 85-90% of the people I've met IRL from Google+ have been from attending these events and I've formed some great friendships along the way.Read More