Apr 18, 2017
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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!

Apple TV Review – The Best Media Player of 2015?

The 2015 Apple TV is the best product if you want to give some new life to your old (or new) tv. The interface is beautiful and very simple to navigate through. The controller is small yet packed with features and the box itself is simple and minimal. Some people aren’t even considering getting the Apple TV due to its lack of 4K support but as an owner of a 4K tv I can tell you that this isn’t as big of a deal as it has been made out to be. My 4K tv is able to upscale the Apple TV’s interface, games, and videos to the point where everything looks like it is 4K content. If Apple had said that this had 4K support then I would not have doubted it since everything just looks amazing on a 4K TV.

The full video review of the Apple TV can be seen below but if you just want a rundown of what makes this better to the other boxes in the market, I will tell you straight away that it’s the UI and Apps. The iOS App Store is a testament of how good Apple is at getting developers to get apps on their platforms and the tvOS store is no different. Apps are being added all the time and will keep being added which is completely different to the competition right now. The UI of the Apple TV is also very modern and simple which gives your tv a breath of fresh air and it also makes it easy for all of your family members to be able to use it.

 

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App Review: Fish Out Of Water iOS [Video]

Check out the video review of Fish Out Of Water for iOS above…

Fish Out Of Water is the story of six feisty fish longing to soar above the ocean and see the world from a whole new perspective. To help them get airborne, players simply throw their fish of choice right out of the water and watch as it flies through the clouds and skips merrily along the waves. But there’s a lot more to this adventure under the surface!

Fish Out of Water: App Store

App Review: Cut The Rope – Time Travel iOS [Video]

Check out the video review of Cut The Rope: Time Travel for iOS above…

Join Om Nom as he travels back in time to feed his ancestors with candy. Cut the Rope: Time Travel is a completely new adventure filled with time-traveling, candy-crunching, physics-based action! With two cute monsters to feed in each level, Cut the Rope: Time Travel is twice the fun but familiar to play. If you like Cut the Rope, you’ll love Cut the Rope: Time Travel!

There’s no time to waste! Visit six exciting locations including the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, a Pirate Ship, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Stone Age. Om Nom’s ancestors are waiting – and they’re getting really hungry for candy!

Cut The Rope: Time Travel (App Store)
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iPad ($2.99)

Review: EON Classic, The “Everlasting Credit Card Flashlight”

I have never been able to buy a flashlight and keep it with me without it disturbing my pocket or making my keychain bulky. The folks at Iain Sinclair sent me the Eon Classic, an “Everlasting Credit Card Flashlight” which believe it or not is a flashlight with the footprint of a credit card.

EON Classic Flashlight, 2 Front LED's

The flashlight is minimalistic and at first glance it doesn’t look like a flashlight. The light is encased in plastic and that plastic has brushed steel on the top and bottom. There are no screws or anything that allow you to open the flashlight, it is sealed and meant to not be opened since it comes with pre-installed lithium batteries which are said to last from 5 to 10 years. It also has two LED’s on the front which are extremely bright and works for most cases but you wouldn’t want this to be your only source of light in a dark cave.

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There is one button which requires about two pounds of pressure to activate which is both good and bad. It’s good because the card won’t accidentally turn on when its in your wallet or pocket but, it’s actually quite difficult to hold the card with one hand and keep two pounds of pressure on it for a long time. The flashlight is rounded like a credit card and the edges are smooth so the steel doesn’t dig into your hands when using it.

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The Good

  • Slim
  • Bright
  • Long Lasting
  • Requires 2 pounds of pressure

 

The Bad

  • Requires 2 pounds of pressure
  • Smudge magnet

 

Conclusion

There isn’t much to say about the flashlight because it manages to be what it says it is, a credit card flashlight. The light fits perfectly in my wallet, it is there when I need it and when I do need it, it works. The light goes for around $15 on the web and I recommend it if you want a minimal flashlight that you can use from time to time. If you’re looking for a flashlight to accompany you through a walk in the woods then I recommend that you keep searching web.

EON Classic: Amazon

App Review: Major Magnet for iOS [Video]

Check out the video review of Major Magnet for iOS above…

With an insanely funny set of characters, including loyal sidekick Gus the Guinea Pig, Major Magnet’s off to save the world from Colonel Lastin, without even realizing it. Sometimes a hero can come from anyone, especially if they have a magnet to help them out. All he wants is his yellow cape back!

Gone are the days of playing a game where you just run around, stomping on mushrooms — this is magnetic gameplay! Tap a magnet, swing and shoot the Major to race through each level. It’s as innovative as it sounds and incredibly fun to master.

App: Major Magnet (App Store)

iPad Mini Review – Is it worth it? [Video]

Apple has now entered an awkward market with the iPad Mini where most consumers it will see the Mini as an overpriced tablet compared to most 7-inch tablets out there and others will see it as a cheaper alternative to an iPad. The iPad Mini is a great device, it’s solid, well built, and it is the perfect size for a small tablet. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display which might not sound all that different from a 7-inch display, but it makes a huge difference when playing games, browsing the web, and it improves the overall experience of using the tablet. While the iPad Mini might sound perfect, its not and it actually has its drawbacks. For $329 plus tax, today, you can get one for yourself, but is it worth the price tag? Check out the video below for a full review of the iPad Mini.

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Beacon Audio Phoenix Bluetooth Speaker – Best $99 Bluetooth Speaker? (Video)

Beacon Audio’s Phoenix is a well packaged bluetooth speaker. The speaker is very light and the hard plastic on the outside is very strong. The speaker comes with an auxiliary cable that matches the color of the speaker as well as a mini-USB for charging and a padded carrying case for added protection when traveling. The button are simple and also a little confusing at first since the power, play, and pairing functions are combined into one button, and the skip track and volume share a button as well. For example, to change volume or skip track you have to press once for skip track and hold to change volume. This could be quite annoying for some but I just ended up using my device to control everything. Check out the full video review after the break.

Product: Phoenix Speaker

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