Posts Tagged ‘android’

Google and the Geezer, an Android Adventure, Nexus 6p, Huawei

IMG_20160427_071247Samsung meant quality to me for a long time, but now I think of bloatware when I look at my Note 4. That’s why when I decided to try out Project Fi I went with the Huawei 6p. It’s big enough for my old eyes, pure Android, no junk, android Marshmallow, and mighty fast.              While I  don’t like the idea of no microcirculation at 64 gigs and a cloud all is well.


Google and the Geezer, an Android Adventure, Project Fi

IMG_20160427_071247Project Fi, by Google kicked off about a year ago. I followed the whole thing at a couple forums and Youtube. As things stand at the moment it appears I’ll be in the States about half the year. so I decided to join and had my Huawei 6p and Fi simple waiting for me when I arrived in DC.
I’ve been using it all out 6 weeks no and for all practice purposes have no complaints.
In less than a month I will be learning how it works out internationally.
Next Google post will address the 6p and Android 6, Marshmallow


Google and the Geezer an Android Adventure in Northeast Thailand, VuPoint, Magic Wand, Scanner

magic wandI got the scanner back in the States, another Amazon deal. Trying to get away from windows I could use my scanner/printer using the Android wireless application. But I wanted an “on the road” solution and this device does the trick. If I team the scanner up with Google Goggles I can get things into a text file for blog posts.

Google and The Geezer, an Android Adventure in Northeast Thailand, HooToo

hootooSadly I forgot my HT-TM05 TripMate Versatile Wireless N Travel Router  on my trip to That Phanom, with it I might have worked my way around the Riverview hotel internet connection challenge. I picked this one up from Amazon for under $US 60.00 and it is worth every Satang of it. The 10,400mAh charger alone is worth that money.
The Bridge mode not only provides added security, but also does away with the need to keep logging on to hotel wifi systems. The Android app makes it a no brainer to use, and I am sure the IOS app is just as good. I had try other brands and none have been as easy to use as this one.

Google, The Geezer, Android,and an IpadMini, Keyboards

keyboardAs already mentioned I picked up a refurbished IpadMini while in the States. The main purpose is to use with a Phantom 3, if I buy one when I get back to Thailand in a few weeks. Being a long time Android user I looked through the itunes store for anything better than the crappy stock ios keyboard. First thing I noticed was optional keyboards are a recent addition to the ios system. There are a few available, but nothing to do a dance over.


Google, the Geezer, Android and an Ipad Mini

geezerI have been thinking about getting a Phantom Drone when I return to Thailand and while doing research on the whole thing I keep noticing people complaining about the problems with the Android devices used in the operation of the drones. Now some of the reviews named their devices, some not. Over the years I have learned that Reviews are more often than not opinions, but I decided to err on the safe side and purchasing mobile devices is much more economic here in the states, so I bought a refurbished Ipad Mini 2 retina.


From Toms Desk, Apps and Updates

Screenshot_2015-04-09-04-32-07Well I should be on the road. And I’ve also been working with a few apps trying to figure out the best office type app. And also getting ready for my trip to Atlanta Georgia. I am quite enjoying the Samsung keyboard. Having used and satisfied with the Google keyboard and it’s shortcuts ability. The Samsung keyboard that I stumbled onto by way of YouTube has many tweas that I find quite useful. Anyhow have a great week…


From Tom’s Desk, Laptopless at Last

imageThis has been the plan for awhile and I finally made the decision to go cold turkey.

well it is official the laptop is finally sold gone and no longer here. I am now typing this using voice to text and it is the first ever from Tom’s desk completely absent of a laptop. as a matter fact this is the first time in I don’t know how many years and I am without a laptop…


From Tom’s Desk,The Android Swiftkey App and Google and the Geezer

swiftkeyI have been using the Google keyboard for sometime now and I am not quick to change something I use so regularly.
Usually during a week I look at a couple dozen new, or new to me, apps and am constantly trying to improve app efficiency, in other words reduce the number of apps I use by using more efficient apps.
While the new app does not have some of the features of the Google Keyboard, it looks to be worth a try.
We shall see…