Category: cellphones

  • Never forget when they spit in your face

    Talking about why I just…hate what Android has become and how Google has spat in the face of those who helped get Android where it is.

  • The iPhone 15 Pro Max was a mistake

    I really should have either stayed the course with the 13 Pro, or sold it and bought a 13 Pro Max because that phone was just too good. I feel the honeymoon period with the 15 Pro Max (I’m just going to call it the 15 Pro from here on out) has long since ended…

  • Two Years with the iPhone 13 Pro

    UPDATE: Maybe I shouldn’t have made this post because I totally jinxed it. I didn’t think I was going to be impressed by the iPhone 15s, but as it turns out, I kind of was because it has a lot of quality of life updates for things I use the crap out of. As such,…

  • When I’ve just had enough.

    This is one of those things where one who knows me might say that hell froze over for me to do what I’m about to do: Switching to Verizon. Kind of. This is going to be some parts story, some parts rant, and maybe at the other end of this it’ll all sound coherent. Doubt…

  • 2021’s Bad Decision

    I didn’t expect to be able to do it, but, well.. This is the first time I’ve preordered an iPhone. I took a 13 Pro, 256GB in Sierra Blue.  This post is just going to be a…thing…where I talk about the whole uh, thing. The Experience I’m no stranger to launch day fun times, I…

  • Samsung Sucks: How they soft-locked the Galaxy S21 and what you can do about it.

    Update 12/2021: Samsung giveth, and Samsung taketh away. With the OneUI 4 beta that’s been running over the last few months, Samsung actually relented and added both eSIM and carrier firmware switching to the S21! And through beta 3 I believe, everything worked as it should: I pop in an AT&T SIM and the phone…

  • An Aside on Mobile Wallet History (and how carriers negotiated with terrorists?)

    (Okay, I’m kidding with the title, but you’ll see why I made the joke.) The time: 2011-2012. At this point, tap-and-pay was really just an artifact that you saw at places like CVS or Walgreens. It was nothing new (I remember having a tap and pay card back in 2007 with Wells Fargo), but arguably…