Cyber Monday Scavenger Hunt: Clue #5 Cyber Monday Scavenger Hunt: Clue #5

Nov 20, 2012 | One Comment

I like saving money, and Cyber Monday is a great opportunity to save on the various gadgets I’ve talked about (and touched) over the past year. I’ll give you my three best Cyber Monday shopping tips: (1) make a list so you don’t get distracted by all the pretty, shiny, unnecessary items; (2) use coupon […]

My First Hour with Google’s Nexus 4

My First Hour with Google’s Nexus 4

Nov 14, 2012 | 4 Comments

I’m very grateful that T-Mobile stepped up and helped me unbox the Nexus 4 live on YouTube today! Without the fine folks there, viewers would have been forced to watch me drool over the hardware in silence. Android 4.2: Snappiest / most buttery Android device I’ve used. I’m not just saying that either. You won’t […]

Sinofsky Out: Were We Right About Windows 8 Usability?

Nov 12, 2012 | 23 Comments

Yes, Steven Sinofsky will no longer be at Microsoft. Can’t say that I’m surprised, either. I don’t know the guy, and I would never wish anything but the best for him. Still, my long-standing belief that Windows 8′s UX is a disaster area remains unchanged and, if anything, Sinofsky’s sudden departure is vindication. I’m certain […]

The iPad mini is Not a Nexus 7

Nov 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

And it doesn’t need to be, either. I really wish I wasn’t constantly asked to compare the two (which I will do), since each seems to be serving a different type of user. Is one better than the other? Yes. But not outright. One is a device that works “well enough” for $200, and the […]

Facebook is Not for Fans!

Facebook is Not for Fans!

Nov 9, 2012 | One Comment

At least, not fans who really appreciate everything you do. At the moment, when you post anything to your page that someone has Liked or Subscribed to, only 15% of your intended audience is going to see that status update. The only way to guarantee that 100% of your audience will see what you posted […]

And So Begins Scrollgate

Nov 9, 2012 | 8 Comments

I confirmed this on my own iPhone 5 screen. I’ve also reported the bug to Apple (though it likely already knows, as this has been floating around the tech socialsphere today). It remains to be seen whether or not this is a hardware or software issue, but it only seems to impact newest-gen devices (iPod […]

Community Trumps Content; MotherboardsOrg YouTube Channel Hit Hard

Nov 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Watch this: Then look at the statistics for the MotherboardsOrg YouTube channel via VidStatsX. Boom. Mere hours after this video was published, it has generated over 5,550 Likes on YouTube and the MotherboardsOrg channel has lost nearly 10,000 subscribers to boot. Don’t mess with community. Ever.

Android is the New Windows

Nov 8, 2012 | 12 Comments

I mean that in the most polite way, too. :) There’s a reason that Android is the most widely used smartphone platform today — just like there’s a reason that Windows is still the most widely used platform on desktop computers today. You never heard an argument from me; it was inevitable that Android (or […]

Google Chrome is a Dog

Nov 3, 2012 | 17 Comments

I love Google Chrome. It’s my default (or go-to) browser on just about any platform. It’s feature-packed and always-up-to-date. However, that said, it’s a performance dog on damn near every OS. Honestly, how Google could let performance remain on the bottom of the stack for so long is beyond me. Sure, it executes JavaScript quick […]

Apple Starts Selling a Lightning to Micro USB Adapter in the US

Apple Starts Selling a Lightning to Micro USB Adapter in the US

Nov 2, 2012 | 6 Comments

It’s about time. This adapter was originally released for distribution in the European Union only, where it’s the law (that every mobile device support the Micro USB standard). I was lucky enough to have a random subscriber send me one, and have been loving it. So, for those of you who complained that iOS products […]

I Have a Better Idea for Facebook Promoted Posts

I Have a Better Idea for Facebook Promoted Posts

Nov 2, 2012 | 5 Comments

Facebook is suggesting that I can pay it $49 to promote a single post to all the people who have opted-in to liking me there. Here’s an idea: maybe Facebook can pay me $49 to post there in the first place?

iPhone 4S Vs. Galaxy Nexus 4

Nov 2, 2012 | One Comment

You can’t remove the battery in the iPhone 4S, the back is made of glass, there’s no 4G LTE option, and it also doesn’t have a Micro SD slot. The Nexus 4 is clearly better. Oh, wait.

Oprah Says Microsoft’s Surface is “Like a Mercedes-Benz”

Nov 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

I had no idea those cars had poor performance and a flip-flop UX? Perhaps Oprah is making a slight against Mercedes-Benz, given that it could be a watered-down experience when compared to, say, a Tesla?

The Secret to Surface Success

Oct 31, 2012 | 38 Comments

I’m being told that my crappy experience with the Surface with Windows RT was because I didn’t shell out an additional $120 on a keyboard. Seems legit.

Windows 8: a Monkey with Four Asses

Windows 8: a Monkey with Four Asses

Oct 30, 2012 | 31 Comments

It’s good that many people are in love with their Windows 8 experience. I don’t want to take away from that, and my perspective should not be any reflection on your choices. What you like is what you like, and I respect that. I just can’t get over the blended UX — and I keep […]