Android Wear vs Apple Watch

by David Loft posted March 14th 2015

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I'm not sure where IGN is getting the idea that apps on Android Wear smartwatches are simple and Apple Watch apps are more advanced. Especially as the Apple Watch isn't even available yet. They're both simple if you compare them to smartphone apps and yet, they both have the same capability for great things. It's all up to developers.

They both have a different philosophy on how a watch should work.

Android Wear and the Apple Watch differ greatly in what content is pushed to forefront. On Android Wear, notifications and Google Now are up front, apps are there, but their not the first thing you see. The Apple Watch is mostly about apps, notifications are secondary and while they have voice input with Siri they have nothing like Google Now cards.

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Comixology Now Offers DRM Free Downloads

by David Loft posted July 24th 2014

File Under Comics

But does it matter?

First and foremost good on Comixology and Amazon for this move. This will likely bring in a whole slew of readers who hate DRM and who would prefer to download and manage their comics themselves. And just five years ago I would have thought this was the best thing in the world. But at this point, I no longer want to have to store, organize and manually transfer comics to and from devices. But does it matter?

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EU Courts Right To Be Forgotten Policy Is Baffling

by David Loft posted May 30th 2014

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Shouldn't the EU courts be making the decisions on what can stay and what should go?

My first question is, should they not go after the sites actually hosting the unwanted content? Of course not, that would to difficult. Especially as much of that content may come from outside of EU's rule...

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(Update: Not So Much) YouTube may buy Twitch for $1 Billion

by David Loft posted May 18th 2014

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Update August 25th 2014: It looks like talks fell through between YouTube and Twitch as it was announced today that Amazon will buy Twitch for $1 Billion.

Everyone thinks Google is going to 'fuck up Twitch like they did with YouTube'

So the internet is going crazy over this. Everyone thinks Google is going to 'fuck up Twitch like they did with YouTube'. Which honestly, is way overblown. Before Google, YouTube was a money pit circled by ravenous lawyers. Google was the only company who could take that service and keep it alive long enough to shape it into the profitable business it is today...

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Goodbye Google Reader, It's Been Swell

by David Loft posted March 14th 2013

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My initial reaction to Google's news was bad, I was angry. But after some thought I realized it may actually be a good thing.

I've used several different podcast apps which synced with Google Reader including Google Listen, Dogcatcher and BeyondPod. But now I use Pocket Casts and it dropped Google Reader support in the latest version. Instead they built their own back end and it works even better than Google Reader...

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My Full Review of Pocket Casts 4

by David Loft posted March 10th 2013

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Pocket Casts was recently updated to version 4, and it's an awesome update, to a great app.

For the average user or anyone new to podcasts, this app will do everything you need and more. The killer feature this app has is the custom built syncing engine that backs up your list of podcasts, listened podcasts and your current position within podcasts. If you listen to podcasts on more than one device, like a phone and a tablet, this is the only app worth considering...

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Pull List March 6th

by David Loft posted March 7th 2013

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A nice small haul this week with just four issues. It may not be the biggest, but it's a solid collection of issues that all have me looking forward to reading them. The only problem is deciding what to read first. Sometimes I just look at them over before reading. Partially to decide what to read first and partially to make the experience last longer. I think this will be one of those weeks...

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Best Comic of the Week February 27th - Batman Incorporated #8

by David Loft posted March 7th 2013

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This was a great issue. Grant Morrison has truly done an excellent job over the last seven years with Batman, Batman & Robin and Batman Incorporated. Damien Wayne was introduced by Grant in the start of his run and went on to become one of the best characters in the series...

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Pull List February 27th

by David Loft posted February 27th 2013

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Just four issues this week. Coming from eight issues last week it seems so little. But you can't get spoiled every week. None of these issues are from my go to favorite series but with a couple number two's there's always hope for a future must read...

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Best Comic of the Week February 20th - Sega #10

by David Loft posted February 27th 2013

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It was a good week in comics, took me a while to finish all of them. But after finishing them and letting the dust settle Saga rose to the top as the clear winner of the week. A planet gave birth to huge creature and a character looks to have died at the end. How could it not win...

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Safe In Cloud Password Manager

by David Loft posted February 23rd 2013

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I like to have unique passwords for all my important accounts. As I do just about everything I can on the web, I have a lot of passwords. So a password manager is essential to my daily routine.

I just stared using Safe In Cloud Password Manager and it is an absolutely amazing app.

I'm so glad I finally decided to drop the pathetic 1Password app which on Android was read only. This app is beautifully designed as it follows the holo guidelines and is tablet optimized.

If you want it to sync between devices you can use Google Drive, Dropbox, Box or SkyDrive to handle the process for you...

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Google announces Chromebook Pixel

by David Loft posted February 21st 2013

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Wow I didn't think this was going to be real. It definitely looks nice and I'm sure the screen is gorgeous, but it looks a little thick next to a Macbook Air. But compared to Apple's retina Macbook Pro, it's thinner and lighter.

This is going to be a tough sell, majority of consumers don't care about pixel density and the ones that do will probably want more functionality.

It would definitely have a better chance if priced at $1000 or less. But the LTE option combined with 1TB of free Google Drive storage could be fairly compelling to anyone who does everything in the cloud and wants a premium device...

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