Why The Next Big Thing Is Not A Wearable With A Screen

On August 4, 2014, in Technology, by july

There is absolutely no way in the near future to replace the smartphone as the most productive screen toting device one can own.  To put up a pair of spectacles or a watch to ‘compliment’ the phone is rubbish.  Neither one of them is better than the phone for anything.  If any, these are just […]


iOS7, Flat UI, and A Bunch of User Experience Abominations – Part 3

On September 25, 2013, in Technology, by july

In 1997, Steve Jobs returned to Apple, rallying the company back to health from the quicksand that it has found itself in since his departure.  One of the most powerful ad campaign they did is to define themselves.  In an era dominated by Microsoft, Apple has to find its way to reemerge not just as […]


iOS7, Flat UI, and A Bunch of User Experience Abominations – Part 2

On September 23, 2013, in Technology, by july

Yesterday, I shared the first of many posts why I thought iOS7 in general is pretty bad.  Yet today, I was greeted with an amazing update to the unlock screen: Notice that in iOS6 and below, unlocking the phone requires one to swipe from the bottom third of the screen.  Now, I can swipe from […]


iOS7, Flat UI, and A Bunch of User Experience Abominations – Part 1

On September 22, 2013, in Technology, by july

Most people don’t really care about UI designs and User Experience.  But as a front end developer, I do.  We, the software engineers, are here to make your lives easier, faster, and more productive… and if we come up with apps that are unintuitive, unresponsive, or even buggy, it means we’re not doing our jobs. […]


Samsung Galaxy S4 – The Good, The Bad, The Verdict

On April 24, 2013, in Technology, by july

Like my previous review on HTC One, the stuff I’ll be talking (or writing) about Samsung’s new Juggernaut isn’t going to be seasoned with technical blabbers. If you’re here to see how much mAh or what processor it runs with, you’ve been warned that none of these will be discussed. While certainly, a healthy number […]


Random Thoughts on Smartphones in 2013

On March 17, 2013, in Personal, Technology, by july

This year is no doubt, going to be a big year for the smartphone business.  I can certainly see an interesting decentralization of power from phone manufacturers which is heralded by Google the year prior.  The sleeping giant is really a neat strategist if one asks me.  In fact, all these electronic champions will bow […]


HTC One – The Good, The Bad, The Verdict

On March 8, 2013, in Insights, Technology, by july

HTC have been beaten pretty badly last year with the introduction of Samsung’s S3 and Note 2.  In fact, none of HTC’s offerings in 2012 are as sexy as its Korean neighbor.  While the Taiwanese manufacturer still holds a considerable slice of the pie, it has been no doubt, on a steady decline over the […]


Recordr – Personal Sound Bites in Your Personal Phone

On January 28, 2013, in Technology, by july

I’ve ran across one of the pretty interesting app in iTunes recently.  It turns out that social advertising in facebook is a sleek way to draw unsuspecting, unexpecting crowd to a product you never thought you’d want to use until you see it. A brief look at all the built-in apps provided in iOS devices […]


A Glance at Windows 8 – Reviewing the Previews

On October 26, 2012, in Technology, by july

Last week, I stumbled upon a demo laptop showcasing the upcoming Windows 8 OS everyone’s nervous about.  Over the course of a year or so, Microsoft has subtly wooed me from someone who is completely dismissive of the Metro-UI to someone who is very much receptive.  I loved the Metro UI and I still do today. […]


Samsung is Releasing A Smaller Galaxy S3

On October 10, 2012, in Technology, by july

Whenever I buy electronic gadgets, One thing that has the most bearing to me on top of all other is the form factor.  If the form stinks, I wouldn’t expect anything else to be accomplished with quality.  If the production line can’t make the exterior look good, the chances are, neither the interior is. I […]


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