The good folks over at the Good E Reader site asked a question this week. What would make you buy a new kindle? My white paperwhite is working well, but I’d trade it in for a new one if… Here’s some of my ideas. Continue reading Top Kindle Wishes
Picked up my kindle to read the other day. It has a 6″ screen, which is smaller than my 6.4″ smartphone display. Yet it’s bigger! And, of course, better. I think. You see, my phone is tall and skinny, so it fits the hand. But the kindle is less rectangular and closer to a square-ish shape. That’s key. The aspect ratio makes the difference. The … Continue reading A Square-ish Screen
My speculation why Motorola dropped the “8” from the 8th gen. Moto G phones in the US only: to avoid any problems that tend to be labeled as a type of gate: Antennagate, Bendgate, Batterygate. “Gate” has a negative connotation. In the US, a “Motogate” (Moto G8) might not work. So we had the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power. And the latest announcement … Continue reading No Moto G8 In The US
Notification dots are on Android phones – new to me! They’re optional. I tried them, to make my phone familiar like my old iPhone, but ditched them. No more ugly dots! I prefer the Android status bar notification icons. #nerd #geek Continue reading Notification Dots
Do you think about what category your smartphone is in? Like, does it really matter to you if your phone is a “flagship?” Maybe that term doesn’t even register. You might be like, “Um, I have a Samsung.” Or, “It’s an iPhone.” Fair enough! Continue reading The Smartphone Spectrum
Sure, smartphones make phone calls. But really, mine is actually a camera. And an iPod. And a PDA (remember those!?). I rarely use it as a phone. What do you use your phone for most? Continue reading My Smartphone Isn’t Really A Phone
You remember point-n-shoot cameras? Maybe you’ve got an old one tucked away in a closet or drawer. It still works just fine, but so does your camera-phone that’s always tucked in your pocket or purse. You’ve probably seen a news headline in the last few years declaring that the point-n-shoot camera is dead. But in case you missed it, yeah, dedicated consumer digital cameras died a while back. Yet digital photography thrives now more than ever, so maybe those old cams could make a comeback. Continue reading Dumb Cameras Died
Where are all the e-readers with color e-ink screens? I’ve heard them talked about and have read reports of their development for years, but still no color e-ink available today. Not even on kindle. Do we need color e-ink? Maybe not for the actual reading experience. But who wouldn’t want color book cover art? What about text highlighted in real color? Sure, a tablet or … Continue reading Where Is Color E-ink?