Installing CyanogenMod on my Moto X made me want to switch to an iPhone

Moto X 2014 on Sarvi Dock

My Moto X is working fine but over time, like all Android phones, it became slow. Instead of performing a factory reset, I decided to install CyanogenMod. For those unfamiliar, Cyanogen is a small software company that makes a fork of Android called CyanogenMod. It’s completely customizable and has a ton of innovative features not… Continue reading Installing CyanogenMod on my Moto X made me want to switch to an iPhone

Why I wear a normal watch

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I’ve always loved technology because it’s done so much to make our lives better. But when smartwatches started taking off, I was less than impressed. Even today, I do not wear a smartwatch. Instead, I wear mechanical watches, a technology that was superseded by battery-powered quartz watches and now smartwatches. For me, smartwatches don’t solve… Continue reading Why I wear a normal watch

The mystery of Asian apps that went viral

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There’s an interesting phenomenon that I noticed recently. Unlocalized Asian apps have been going viral in the United States. Users are curious enough about the apps that they're poking around blindly to figure out how things work. A few weeks ago, we saw the Chinese-made MyIdol take the US by storm. The app let users… Continue reading The mystery of Asian apps that went viral

The fatal flaw of all smartwatches

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Before this week's reveal of the Apple Watch, its designer Jony Ive famously told journalists that the Swiss watchmaking industry was "fucked." While the Appe Watch is by far the most beautiful and feature packed smartwatch to date, I don't think Swiss watchmakers are fucked at all. In fact, I don't think they're even making… Continue reading The fatal flaw of all smartwatches

App of the day: Tiny Tower

After hearing good things about Tiny Tower and seeing developer NimbleBit's response to Zynga ripping them off, I decided to see what all the hype was about. I had no idea what type of game Tiny Tower was but after a few minutes, I was reminded of games like We Rule and Farmville. The premise… Continue reading App of the day: Tiny Tower