Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Video - Another Video Complaining About the iPhone 7 - If you're going to get rid of the headphone jack, fine. But this isn't what the floppy disk was back in 1998 with the iMac. This is just Apple's supreme arrogance that has gotten worse since Steve Jobs's passing. Support Me on Patreon! Links: My Blog - GeekOnIn News and Views - Google+ - Twitter -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Video - OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - The OnePlus 3 is still a fantastic phone, I've just been wooed by the Note 7 with its S Pen, waterproofability, edge screen, and TouchWiz! I've said some angry things about Samsung in the past, but I gotta say, this is a great phone. If you really want to pay the premium for it, it's definitely worth it, but the OnePlus 3 is the best flagship phone for the best price. Hardware-wise, they perform the same. Camera-wise, the OnePlus 3 has a nicer front-facing camera, but the rear-facing camera on the Note 7 is phenomenal. This phone feels so great in the hand compared to the OnePlus 3. Battery lives are similar, I want to say with heavy use the OnePlus 3 might get an hour better battery life, but they're very close, but with Samsung's extreme power saving modes, I feel more comfortable with the Note 7. Software-wise, I've been won over by TouchWiz. It used to be ugly, but it's really elegant now. Samsung tends to do more common-sense gestures and placements of buttons than vanilla Android. I just do not understand why there needs to be a Samsung version of the alarm clock, calculator, browser, and photo gallery. The Google ones are fine. Especially the Google keyboard. Samsung's keyboard looks nice, but it lags with multiple apps open and stops autocorrecting for no reason, so I'm glad the Google keyboard is just an option menu away. Otherwise, this is a phone worth the extra money IF you want extra features and Samsung baggage. The OnePlus 3 is a fantastic flagship for a great price with vanilla Android, which is what a lot of people just want. I just wanted to be able to brag that my phone can take notes while I swim. Support Me on Patreon! Links: My Blog - GeekOnIn News and Views - Google+ - Twitter -

Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Video - OnePlus 3 vs. Nexus 6P - One thing I forgot to mention was the front facing speakers on the Nexus 6P are far louder, if a bit susceptible to distortion, than the bottom facing speaker on the OnePlus 3. Otherwise, the OnePlus 3 is a much nicer phone than the Nexus 6P. Support Me on Patreon! Links: My Blog - GeekOnIn News and Views - Google+ - Twitter -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Video - Unboxing the OnePlus 3 - It's like Apple and HTC had a baby. Support Me on Patreon! Links: My Blog - GeekOnIn News and Views - Google+ - Twitter -

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Cricket Wireless has pissed me off

Outages happen. That's just a fact of life. The sun will rise, you'll have to pay your taxes, and someday, something you rely on will go out. When something like your power, or cable go out, there's usually communication from the company that there's a problem, an explanation of what is wrong, and when it'll approximately be fixed. You can go online and find out all this information. That's what a good company would do. Cricket Wireless didn't do that last night.

From around 5 PM on June 3rd, 2016, users began to experience service outages, like myself. Twitter was a-glow with anger from customers all confused as to why their phones weren't working. Cricket acknowledged this around 7:03 PM with this Tweet. I Tweeted my anger with that one post being the sole piece of information from Cricket at 7:46 PM. As a piece of backstory, I was a previous AT&T user who wanted to switch to Cricket for a better deal on my monthly bill, and to stay with AT&T's network. I know Cricket is AT&T, and I know that at one point during that day AT&T was down, but for the rest of my family, it was working without a problem.  That didn't stop the large amount of idiots pleasant people calling me stupid informing me that AT&T owns Cricket. I understand this, Internet, but AT&T worked great and communicated flawlessly throughout the years I was with them. That was the point I attempted to make. Moving on. Hours went by with absolutely no information from Cricket, and Twitter getting angrier and angrier. Finally at 1:21 AM, Cricket gave an update, or rather, an apology. That's a whopping six hours after the first Tweet. There is absolutely zero reason for that huge of a delay with zero explanation or ETA. And finally when service was restored to some, Cricket posted this Tweet at 9:53 AM. That's an outage that lasted well over half a day, with very little information given. That's absolutely horrendous and disgusting.

For many people, Cricket's cellular service is their only source of communication. There's a level of trust you have to have in your phone company to rely on them to be able to be in contact with loved ones, or for a business where one lost phone call is a lost customer. Sixteen long hours is an insane amount of time to be down. And yes, outages happen, but there is no reason at all for the complete lack of updates given by Cricket. They're a communications company that didn't communicate to its customers why or when their service would be restored. That is why I am gearing up to switch to AT&T's GoPhone service. The only reason I chose Cricket, as I said above, was for the price for what you get, and with AT&T GoPhone giving more data for the same prices, I have no reason to stick with Cricket. What a shame.

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Video - Why the MPAA is terrible - Poor kids like me had to watch Kangaroo Jack. Not because of the content, but because it was a terrible movie. Support Me on Patreon! Links: My Blog - GeekOnIn News and Views - Google+ - Twitter -

Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Video - How to enable the Material UI in Google Chrome - I like it, and maybe you will too. Support Me on Patreon! Links: My Blog - GeekOnIn News and Views - Google+ - Twitter -