Apple shows off at Event

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Apple fans rejoice! On Monday, March 10th, Apple decided that it was going to show us some softcore tech porn at the Spring Forward event. The porn was made my apple and was feature the newest products that apple has handcrafted. Here is the rundown on all the gadgets, including their beloved Apple Watch.

 

Apple TV

Apple announced that they would be a price cut on their streaming device. Apple TV would cut the price down to $69 dollars. Apple also announced they would team with HBO to introduce a new streaming service exclusive to Apple TV users called “HBO Now”. The service will be $14.99 a month, and will allow subscribers to watch HBO programming on the Apple TV.  And word is that this service will also be on other Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

My Reaction: Sarcastic cheering….next they are going to announce that Apple TV will be able to act like a cable box. While I don’t really care about this, I felt like this wasn’t the time to announce this. Keep it to a press release, Apple.

 

MacBook

Get ready to throw your money at Apple because they are redoing their personal computers. They introduced the death skinny version of the MacBook that makes your older look like it needs to go on a diet. The new version will be smaller and better and come in the three standards that the iPhones come in: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray (So if you are one that has to have everything match and you have an iPhone, you are now in look). It also appears to have a new everything. It knows how to do things your old MacBook doesn’t know how to do ;). It has a new touchpad layout and looks to be a little better built (not there was anything wrong with it before. Here are the specs for the new MacBook:

My Reaction: OMG YASS! This is what dreams are made of. I like the new look of everything and how small and thin it looks like. The only downer is that it won’t work with the old charging cables but it should be expected with Apple that they will change how things charge every time they make a new device. But yes, to this. Minus the cost. They could have made a cheaper version (or just lowered the price because let’s be really, there are cheaper and better computers out there!)

 

Apple Watch

The thing that everyone was waiting for! Apple gave us more information on the watch that makes us want to take it out to dinner and stare at it for hours and hours. They even turned the event into their own little infomercial with a woman that they allowed to use and try it out first. There are three different versions of it and can range anywhere in price between $350 to $10,000. Click here to get the breakdown comparatively

My Reaction: I’m impressed with the watch but at the same time it looks like they rushed something together because why I would get a watch that is supposed to last around 18 hours on standby when other watch last around a few days. While a lot of watches don’t work with Apple products, there are still a few of them that do. Apple Watch isn’t worth the price of it, at least this generation version isn’t.

 

Overall Reaction: The only good thing about the event is that the MacBook is amazing. Other than, it was ehhh.

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Mobile Game Review: Let’s do some crack!

Trivia Crack

Have you ever had just wanted to do a bunch of crack for a day just to see what is like? Well, if you are then we have a game-and a counselor-for you!

Game is called “Trivia Crack” and it’s pretty much like the board game “Trivial Pursuit.” For those who don’t know what “Trivial Pursuit” is, it’s a game where you answer questions and get little triangles for answer the questions right. When you collect all of them, you win the game. This is the premise of “Trivia Crack.”

It’s gets very addicting because you play until you get one long. After 3 wins, you get a chance to challenge or play for an icon in a category. If you challenge, you allow your opponent to play for the piece it and put up some of your pieces as a wager. So this game creates a gambling addicting and a drug addiction all in one.

To top it all off, it also has lifelines like “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” minus Regis Phillbin (old school Millionaire not the crappy Syndication version).

What’s not working for this game? There is no staying power for this game. It will soon become like Words Like Friends, and games like that.

Overall, the game is a fun game to play. It tests your knowledge and it creates a friendly competition.

 

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Do you have an opinion on Trivia Crack? Let us know in the comments below

Apple to Android

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For the last 3 years, I have used an iPhone. I’ve used a iPhone 4 and a iPhone 5 as my phone of choice and thought of it as the greatest piece of technology since the invents of computers. I like how simple and easy it made using a smart phone. Apple blew my mind with the release of iOS 7 (let’s be honest for a moment and admit that it is one of the beautifully done interfaces design so far). But then I got an Android tablet and then that changed my world like Del Taco changed Rob Kardashian’s world and waistline. I enjoyed the widgets and how I could view the whether or Facebook without having to open an app or pull down my notification screen. It wasn’t until I realized just how much I could customize an Android truly was compared to my iPhone. Then I decided when I upgraded my phone last month that I was going to take the plunge and get an Android phone- a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be exact. Since then, I have not regretted it at all.

There wasn’t any culture shock (even with my tablet being out of date). I’ve come to learn that Apple is extremely behind on what smartphones can truly do. While their products are top of the line, there should be not reason why Apple still doesn’t have some of the features that Androids have to some degree. While I miss the design of the user interface (I’m eagerly waiting for my Note 4 to be able to get the Android 5.0.2 update), and the lovely Siri, I’m very happy with my choice to go Android.

So I know what you are now thinking fateful reader- Steven, what the hell is the point of this blog? Well, the point of this blog is to kind of let people know there are other things out in the world to explore and to see if you like. I would have never learn what I was missing out technology wise if I didn’t what my gut was telling me to try.

While I know that switching phones is a probably a  horrible excuse for this but it’s true when people say to explore things around to see what the world has to offer you. Like this blog post, it’s something different then what I normal do on this site. Usually it’s me just posting, more than often not posting, reviews or articles about pop culture and not something where I’m just kind of writing for the hell of it. There will probably be more of this because frankly, I had fun writing it and it something different to enjoy.

So moral of this post: Try new and different things out and enjoy the little things that life has to offer you.