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 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.