The 8 Best Things About Windows Phone 8.1

I’m working on a one-month (or so) review of Windows Phone 8.1. In the meantime, I thought I’d list the top 8 things I like best about the latest version of Microsoft’s plucky mobile operating system. Here’s a hint: I like it, and more than I like Android. 1. User Interface The UI is a broad […]

Nexus 5 Screens with Yellow Tint

I mentioned briefly in another post that my first Nexus 5 had a yellow tint to the screen, and the issue seems to be a complaint for a number of Nexus 5 owners since its introduction. I’ll link to two forum discussions that highlight what has become a bit of a minor controversy, at least […]

My Top 5 Products and Services of 2013

  2013 Recap It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly a year can pass by, nor how much can happen in a mere 365-odd days. Personally, 2013 was a mixed bag for me and my family. It’s not over yet (I’m starting this post on Christmas Eve morning), but I’m thinking that it’ll […]

T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling Not Supported on the Nexus 5

Many of you might have already discovered that T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling functionality (exactly what it sounds like: the ability for calls to go through a wireless network instead of the cellular network) isn’t supported on the Nexus 5. If you didn’t already know that, then consider this notification. What I found a little funny, however, […]

Nexus 5 Camera – Android 4.4 vs. 4.4.1

Today has been a gloomy, rainy day here in Southern California, and so I don’t have any nicely light images to present. However, here are a few casual shots taken with my Nexus 5 before and after updating it to Android 4.4.1. The differences in quality are subtle, but overall significant. In particular, I’m finding […]

T-Mobile Visual Voicemail App Not Working (Yet) On Nexus 5 (Update: App Works, Just Not Officially)

Update: There’s still no official T-Mobile Visual Voicemail app available in Google Play for the Nexus 5. As of a Tweet reply I received from T-Mobile on 12/23, there’s also apparently no official word on when an official app will be available. However, XDA member o_z0ne posted the APK (which just won’t download from the […]

Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 Camera Comparison

I’ve been remiss the last week or so in reporting on my experiences with the Nexus 5. This is mostly because I’ve been awaiting a replacement for my first one, which has the same yellow tinted screen that I’ve seen on so many mobile devices over the last few years. I’m not sure why screen […]