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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Do I need an new iPhone? iPhone 7

Apple recently had their press conference and revealed to the world the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. I watched the conference and besides being awed by the new gadgets I was asking myself a single question.

Do I need a new iPhone?

Now that might not seem to be everyone else's question but it was mine and for the single reason that I've had my phone for two years and usually upgrade every two years, but...

Do I need a new iPhone?

I currently have the iPhone 6 and it does all I need it to do with good enough speed. Battery life is still reasonably good and Phone still looks great. Photos taken with camera are pretty good for a mobile device and processor is keeping up with application I currently have on it.

Still looks similar to iPhone 6, same style. If I were to upgrade, I think this time I would consider buying the new iPhone 7 Plus. Not only for the larger screen, but better battery life and dual camera. During the conference they emphasized  on the camera aspect quite a bit of time and for good reason. The dual camera add new features that no other phone has which is the ability to take great photos similar to an DSLR. No, we are  not quite there Apple, but it's a great start and photos look great.

Really liked the blurred background effect and focus on person, no need to buy DSLR or editing program to achieve them with nice quality for beginners in photography. Dual camera feature phone will be great for vacations and on the go. No need to carry a larger camera around. I'm own a Nikon DSLR camera and learning curve was a little tough for a beginner. That is one reason Apple products are so popular, they just work and are simple to use. All processes are made with it's software and hardware. All you have to do is point, wait a few milliseconds for it to focus, press the button to shoot the photo and voila. Done, great photo.

New wireless headphones a.k.a. Air Pods. To soon to jump into them and too pricey. It is a bold move to be made by Apple and someone has to start right? To new for me. It's like the original iPhone, perhaps 2nd or 3rd generation will be better, more battery life than 5 hrs. etc. of course they will. Why wouldn't they?

Back to the question at hand: do I need a new iPhone?

The answer is simply no.

I don't have a dual lens but I'm fine with it. I don't have a faster processor, more memory or larger screen and I'm fine with it. The reason is because every year a new phone is revealed, mainly because technology grows at such a rapid pace that there will always be something better and bigger. My current phone will support new iOS10, it will support the Air Pods in case I want to use them.

DO YOU NEED ONE? Read below then watch the link to video of new iPhone 7.

If you have never had one and plan to jump into Apple iPhone, the answer is YES, jump in, you will love it if you just want a phone that works. If you own an older iPhone and want to upgrade, I would recommend it for iPhone 5 users and bellow. It will be a huge upgrade from what you have in all aspects. If you have an iPhone 6, then ask you self the same question I have been asking myself, "Do I need a new iPhone?

In-case you haven't seen it here it is

iPhone 8? Anyone. Drastic changes are short coming to the phone. OMLED displays perhaps in near future. YES, YES, YES. All will be better and while my phone still has life in it, I will continue to use it until apps get drastically slower or when someone gives me one to review and keep. (wink)

Thank for reading, have great day.

Monday, March 23, 2015

2005 Honda Accord Aux input install

Hi everyone, just wanted to get a video out there on installing a new aftermarket auxiliary port to a 2005 Honda Accord.

In the video I show how to remove the center console since I wanted to have the auxiliary port connection inside the center compartment and not underneath the radio. I didn't show every single step but hope it helps out. Work good for me and wanted to stay away from the static you get with the FM transmitters.

Please feel free to ask any question or see how I can help. Thanks for watching, like if it helps you in any way guys. thanks again.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

iPad 2 screen/digitizer replacement

Recently my iPad screen broke, decided to replace it, there are several videos online but wanted to make sure you understood the importance of heating it up properly and what happens when someone like me does it. Specially since it was my first time and rather not pay 100 bucks + to replace it. It was pretty simple once I removed all broken pieces. Getting sides nice and hot will do the job well.

Don't overheat the camera or you will damage it, not from experience but from several other experts out there that have done it when they started.  There are several videos out there but wanted to share my experience. See video link below.

Thanks guys. Talk to you later.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PS4 1.74 update out now

New update rolled out to fix bugs in the system. System stability as they call it.

Here are a few shoots of the update.

PS4 is so powerful, just got it recently and it had an issue after watching a blu-ray movie. I turned it off and then a minute later turned on and then keep ejecting the disk.

Just disconnected the system from the power after turning it off and it hasn't done it since. Startup glitch, don't know.

Sure hope this fixes that problem. I also found that first few days unit seemed to get really hot then now it is like warm air coming out the back. Used to get hot, maybe getting used to the load or something re-soldered itself back with that heat and now regulating power normally. Don't know for sure. We'll see, I'll keep you updated.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Xbox One and PS4

Microsoft recently had their Xbox One reveal and it was pretty awesome to see how fast it runs, with the cloud service. Instant switching between a game, movie, Skype and even Internet browsing.

Well at least they made it look flawless during the presentation. I wonder how fast their Internet speeds were during that time. Console finally looks more like a box that is for sure, and pretty big. The specs are nice both boosting up memory and power. Even the new camera is very responsive. Plus, Xbox has finally made the move to blu-ray.

PS4 system has not been revealed yet until e3 but the controller was shown and a few demos. Same memory size as Xbox One but faster memory. PS4 controller looks different with a pad in the center. The Xbox One controller just looks like a refined version of the same one.
If you have been following the console news, I find it hard to make a decision right now.

Several questions still remain like:

Will Sony keep PlayStation network free?

Will Xbox live maintain the same annual price?

What does Sony's new system PlayStation 4 look like?

Well either system be backward-compatible?

Will the games still cost the same?

How much will the Xbox one and Playstation 4 cost?

Those are some of the questions that are still left on answered. We will definitely find out at E3 this year.

As for me, I don't pay for cable I watch regular TV and record regular TV shows every now and then. Plus, mostly watch stuff online. Will the Xbox one have a TV tuner instead of just a cable tuner? and DVR capabilities, such as Tivo?

Both systems will integrate with our smart technology such as, iPhones , iPads and other smart devices.

The future looks bright and the war to be part of your living room continues. If you can afford both systems and are a serious gamer, then you probably will just get both, but for many of you one system will be enough.

Which system will be the center of your living room?

Until next time my friends in cyber space. Leave your comments or questions below.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Galaxy Nexus: Houston we have a problem

Recently my brother’s Galaxy Nexus welded itself together while he was charging it. According to Verizon personal at the local store, they told him it was a bad batch. Ouch!

galaxy nexus spark with M

Searched the internet for this problem but nothing came out from searching Galaxy Nexus fusing/welding to charging cable. Nothing besides screen burned or phone getting to hot comes up. I really don’t think this is a first, but if it is then the batteries from that batch must be really not be off good quality. Ok, I did find my USB port fried, wonder if it was just replaced.

For everyone out there in forums and discussing problems with it getting to hot, that should be a concern. At least look into that problem, perhaps exchanging it for a new phone from a different batch. Just in case make sure you keep a smoke detector/fire extinguisher next to your phone as it charges. Ok, that might be taking it to the extremes but what would have happened if my brother was sound asleep and it caught fire and nothing to warn him besides the smell of smoked flesh. I’m just saying.

He was not able to retrieve any of his photos since it is the same port that is used to transfer. Luckily for him, they simply gave him a new phone with accessories needed.

Just informing the tech personal out there on the net, incase you are looking into this phone or already own one. Take caution, I rather not  say, “I told you so.”

Now if you are not experiencing any problems with the phone then congratulations and enjoy the beautiful technology.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iPad 3: should I upgrade?

     iPad 3 formally rumored to be be called the iPad HD was unveiled today at Apple’s event. iPad 3 did not wow the audience since it’s new improvements are not that great from iPad 2’s specs.

So are you wondering if you should upgrade or jump into the tablet revolution. Well, perhaps I can help by asking yourself three questions.

1. Do I need a higher resolution camera to take pictures?

2. Do I need a faster processor (iPad)?

3. Do I need 4G LTE speeds for work/internet browsing?

Those are the questions that you should be asking yourself if you plan to upgrade. Now, if you are just starting to jump into the the tablet revolution with an iPad, then you should certainly go for it and purchase the new iPad 3. I pretty sure it will not disappoint with it’s new 5 meg. pixel camera that shoots 1080p video at 30fps., new large retina display that some many of iPhone 4 users love, plus new A5X dual core processor that has quad core graphics.

Will I upgrade my iPad 2, I don’t think so. If I had an iPad 1, then I might consider it just so I could run my programs faster and be more efficient. iPad 2 has a dual core processor which works really well. Do I like the retina display on the iPhone 4? Yes, but iPad 1,2 display is not that bad at all.
Back to the questions above, I believe if you answered yes to 2 out of the 3 questions above, then it is certainly time to upgrade. If you only answered yes to 1 question above, then re-consider it. You might be ok to hold on for another year. After all, Apple has keep it rolling with with a new upgraded product every year.

I’m actually awaiting the new iPhone 5 to be released later this year. If rumors are true, it will have a larger screen. Which might make me re-think carrying an iPad around. It might be just what I need to get my gaming on and at the same time update my blog or read something on a much smaller scale.
I sure hope this small post helped you undecided apple shoppers. For more information please visit Apple Website here

Any questions or comments, feel free to write below. Have a great day!