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New Video - Why I'm switching from OneDrive to Google Drive

http://youtu.be/DWuQDmTL7T0 Seriously, why would you promise users unlimited storage and then take it away?! Microsoft has now gotten rid of the one gigantic advantage it had over all the other cloud storage services. That, and the smaller storage sizes, especially for free users, and the lack of the placeholder feature in Windows 10. Hello, Google Drive, oh how I have missed your overall polish and innovation.

Why I bought a Nexus 6P and Switched to Android

Thoughts on Switching from Windows Phone to Android to iPhone

Microsoft will not get a billion people to get Windows 10

Let me just start off by saying I'm very much a fan of Microsoft. That doesn't mean I adore everything they do, I just think a lot of what they do is really cool. One of the things I like is the upcoming Windows 10. It's what Windows 8 painfully attempted to do, but they've finally figured out a way to get the same experience across every device. However, one of their goals just doesn't seem realistic. Microsoft's whole reasoning in making Windows 10 free for every Windows 7 and 8 user is to achieve the magic number of a billion users, however the way they've set off to make it happen just seems like an ordinary Microsoft mess, and here's why they won't crack that billion number:

To reserve your copy of Windows 10, you have to have your computer COMPLETELY up to date to get the software to install Windows 10 when it's released. I've only encountered on my computers that this was the case. Very few ordinary people understand what an update is,…

Goodbye TWiT Live

It's disappointing when the trolls win. Diehard fans get what they loved about a product taken away because some assholes had to ruin it for everyone. TWiT was unique. There was the direct interaction between the fans and the host live. Now, that's all gone. Fortunately, this isn't unique to TWiT anymore, Brian Brushwood's DiamondClub.tv might just be my go-to place when I just want something to listen to. Hell, everyone I loved at TWiT is pretty much all over there anyway, so it makes sense.

What made TWiT great wasn't a million dollar studio, or intensive news coverage, it was the personalities. Same thing with TechTV; people tuned in because these hosts look like they really cared about what they were talking about, and they looked like they were having fun. It seems since the move to the TWiT Brick House, the fun was left behind at the Cottage. What was once a fun place where great netcasts were being made has now become really mundane. It just feels like there…

Piratz Tavern has Closed, and I'm Glad

If you've ever seen the show Bar Rescue, you know that in most episodes, bar owners are decently pleased with the renovations that happen at the end of the episode. Understandably, some of the owners aren't pleased because they loved the bar they had, they just wanted it to be successful. To those owners who quietly took down the updates, or even kept them, that's cool. It's your business, do what you gotta do. One episode in particular did more than just some updates, however.

In the episode, a pirate bar in a corporate part of town in a state without an ocean called for help to Jon Taffer. Apparently, a bar with a pirate theme and a complete staff of costumed pirates in a state not known for pirates doesn't work very well, and the owner was over $900,000 in debt. Taffer found the usual mistakes: bland drinks, bad food, and cocky owners. When Taffer suggested to move away from a pirate theme to the owners and bartenders, it was like he suggested they cut their arm…

Life Lessons Through Technology

I'm in college currently to be a Computer Information Systems major, or something like that. Basically, computer guy. You'd think that I must be amazing at computers to want to go into this field. Well, I'm really not. Most of the time, I'm just really good at guessing which buttons to press. Some of the time, I'm really not. I was trying to get this old Hi8 camcorder to turn on, and it just wasn't working. I couldn't figure it out. I tried making sure the connections were all solid, I tried turning it on and off, I even tried turning the power switch half-way on thinking the connection inside the switch was broken. I gave up. It simply cannot be turned on. That is until I put it down and my girlfriend picked it up, and immediately realized the hold switch on. Oh.

Even just now, I couldn't understand how my i7 laptop with 8 GB of memory could be so ridiculously slow. I yelled to the world "What is wrong with Windows 7?!" Then for some reason I…

I switched back to an iPhone... again.

You can go through the archives of this site of mine and find that, through the years, I've changed my mind quite a bit. Particularly on phones. My first smartphone was an iPhone 3G. After I had gotten angry at the slowness of said 3G, I decided to make a bold move and just switch over to Windows Phone, and purchased a Samsung Focus on Amazon for a penny. At the time, it was the current generation Windows Phone, it's just no one was buying them so they lowered the price, and for the first couple months, I couldn't understand why no one gave Windows Phone a chance. I still believe that Windows Phone is the most stable mobile OS out there; apps just don't crash, and the device never slows down. Fluid animations every time you enter or leave an app. It was great in a design point of view, but there were a very limited selections of apps. While everyone had Instagram and Draw Something, I had Angry Sharks and other alternatives to games and social networks. I got used to s…