Category: Mobile Tech
Plus Codes are the addresses you didn’t know you have
I’m fascinated by Plus Codes, a @googlemaps initiative to give people without conventional street addresses, a GPS-based address that can be used to receive mail or assistance when they need it. I’ve noticed #PlusCodes in Google Maps, and didn’t really explore them further. Take this one as an example. It’s apparently a beautiful hiking spot…
The amazing technology in our hands
Every now and then I look at my very mid-range phone, and I'm just amazed that we have this technology in our hands. I still remember when the Nokia N97 was the most advanced device I had seen. Of course, the phone I remember the most fondly was the Nokia 6310i. I had the silver…
When your iPad is your computer
The recent iPad updates are pretty interesting. I wouldn’t consider using an iPad as my primary computer for various reasons. At the same time, I can see the latest iPad, along with the keyboard and mouse (?) support as a primary computer for people with pretty straightforward or general requirements. iPads are like netbooks In…
A few more thoughts about my Garmin Vivoactive 4
I’ve had my Garmin Vivoactive 4 for just over two months now, and I thought I’d share a couple more thoughts about this device. To begin with, I still really enjoy using this watch. I’m very glad that I bought it, and I find it enormously helpful, day to day. I’ve been running pretty regularly,…
Folding smartphones remind me of the old Nokia Communicator devices
These new range of folding smart phones are really interesting (I really like the idea of a device that opens up to reveal a larger, tablet-size screen). At the same time, I can’t help but think of the Nokia Communicator series devices from over a decade ago. Take the Nokia E90 Communicator, as an example:…
My Fitbit Charge 3 arrived!
My Fitbit Charge 3 arrived a little sooner than I expected. 😁 Setup was pretty quick. I first had to install an update through the app on my phone, charged it for a bit, and then put it on. I’ve been wearing it almost constantly since I received it (I take it off when I…
Counting the steps till my Fitbit Charge 3
I’m looking forward to receiving my Fitbit Charge 3 in a week or two. I don’t do any intensive activities but I like tracking things like steps. Having an activity tracker that will help me track other metrics will give me a great view of my general health.
My new gaming adventure
I haven’t been much of a gamer, until I started a new, casual gaming adventure in the last week or two. It started when we bought a Nintendo Switch for home.