Apr 18, 2017

Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

How To: Install iOS 8 Beta on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad [For Developers]

Apple has officially announced iOS 8 and it is now available for download to those that are registered as iOS Developers with Apple. If you don’t have a developers account, go to this guide. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get the iOS 8 onto your iDevice of choice…

  1. First off, make sure you have signed up for a US$99/year iOS Developer account with Apple.
  2. Connect your device of choice, open up iTunes, and select your device from the left pane.
  3. Option click on “Serial Number” and then right click to copy the UDID (a long string of numbers and letters).
  4. Log in to your developer account. Click Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, then click devices, and then the plus sign at the top to add a device. ( Or login and go to https://developer.apple.com/account/ios/device/ and then click the plus sign at the top to add a device.)
  5. Paste your UDID into the “UDID” field and give your device a name in the “Name” field.  Click Continue.
  6. Download the latest version of iTunes and locate the corresponding beta for your device and download the file.
  7. When the download is complete you will have a .dmg file that you need to double click.
  8. You will see a .ipsw file. Copy the .ipsw to your hard drive.
  9. Go back to iTunes and select your device again. Make sure to back up your device at this point!
  10. Hold down the Option key and click the Restore 0r Update (I prefer to do a full restore) button in iTunes.
  11. A window should have popped up. Now locate the .ipsw file and double click it!
  12. The iOS 8 beta installation will begin. Don’t disconnect your device or close iTunes until iOS 8 has been installed on the device!

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