The newest iPhone’s have just been released as of September 2015, and the newest Samsung device has been announced. I originally wrote this article in 2014, but I think the same philosophy applies today, and have re-published this to help people decide which phone is best for them.
I don’t know how or why everyone started acting like kindergarten children when it comes to the technology we use, and bragging about how their device, is so much better than your device, but no doubt, you have gotten into one of these discussions yourself, and may even be confused about which phone you should buy?
You also need to be careful about taking someone’s advice or “opinion” on what you should get because lets face it, opinions are like, You-Know-What… and everybody has one. The problem I have seen, is that their needs, or situation, might be different from yours, and these devices have become so “personal”, that you really need to take your own needs into account when deciding.
I normally would not even bother giving my opinion, because mine is not necessarily any better than anyone Else’s, but I get asked so many times, almost daily, about which one is better, So here goes.
While my preference is usually with the Apple devices, because I have other IOS and Mac products, I have asked a lot of people about their devices, and rarely have I had anyone say it was a bad experience, and the reality is, you will probably love any of the current offerings out there. The most common feedback from people who buy other devices, like Samsung are, that they can do things you cannot do with an IOS device. This can be technically true, but I have interviewed hundreds of users and rarely have I seen a useful example, for the average user, of when this is true. Most people I have interviewed, that like the ability to customize or “tweak” their devices , are usually more technically inclined too, and average users are usually more concerned with the whole user experience, and again, everyone I have interviewed, has provided feedback that they love their device, no matter which one they had.
I do a lot of support work about not only mobile devices, but also desktops, laptops and many other technologies, and one important thing not always discussed is the “entire” user experience. What I mean by this is, if you have other Apple products, an iPhone might be the best choice for you, where as, if you are entrenched in the Windows world, maybe a Windows phone would be a better choice? Without going into too much detail about this one, let me just say that feedback from users has been more positive from the Apple world, than with some of the others. Does that make any of the others bad, absolutely not! It really depends on your own needs. Very rarely do I talk to anyone who does not use either an iPhone or a Samsung, these are without question, the 2 most popular.
That being said, here is what I own. The iPhone 6 Plus with 128GB. I usually always find a reason I want the newest, which is the iPhone 6S, as of this posting. iPhone, iPad, iMac, IBROKE!
The new Samsung S7 has just been announced for Feb 21 in Barcelona.
The top things I like about my iPhone 6 Plus (Currently IOS 9.2.1).
I am interested in trying a bigger screen.
I love the fingerprint sensor in these.
I am curious about the acceptance of Apple Pay.
I enjoy the user experience across the board with Apple products.
I will benefit from the “Optical Image Stabilization” on the 6 Plus.
With the current choice of 1.3 Million apps, I have found I can carry out anything I could ever want to do, and creative ways of using these devices, are being discovered daily. At last count there were 1.7 Million android apps!
I created this tutorial to help folks trying to create green screen videos. This is not designed to teach you everything about doing green screen, because I found an app that makes this whole process unbelievably simple and fun! There are many, and I will check them out, but I can’t imagine anything being better than this one. I briefly cover the process using Sony Vegas and then the VeeScope Live app. If you have ever created green screen videos, you already understand how much time and effort these can take. This app literally lets you create these on the fly in creative and exotic locations. You definitely have to try this one! I will probably do another walk-thru video of just the VeeScope Live app, if people express the need.
Believe it or not, the most useful one is by simply “Right Clicking” on the Windows Logo or “Start” button which will show a comprehensive list of useful shortcuts – Read On For More…
Just the basics
* Copy a selected item: Ctrl+C
* Cut a selected item: Ctrl+X
* Paste a selected item: Ctrl+V
* Undo an action: Ctrl+Z
* Redo that thing I just undid: Ctrl+Y
* Select everything: Ctrl+A
* Print: Ctrl+P
* Switch between running apps: Alt+Tab
Using the Windows Logo Keyboard Shortcuts
+D – Clear screen and go to desktop
+I – Goes directly to PC Settings
+Q – Quickview List
+E – Windows Explorer
+R – Run Command
+A – Action Center
+S – Search or start Cortana
+G – Open Game Bar
+H – Share a Screenshot
+K –Device Connect Options
+L –Lock Screen
+”Enter Key” Narrator on & Off
+X – Popup Menu
+C – Cortana
+M – Minimize to Desktop
– by itself brings up menu
+P – Projector Options
+T –Taskbar focus and cycle thru running desktop apps
+U Ease of Access Center
+”PrtScn” captures screen and copies to Screenshots in Pictures Folder and clipboard
There are other shortcuts as well and most of these are functional in other versions of Windows, try tem yourself!
I figured these out by simply using the windows logo and pressing each key on my keyboard. There are many more shortcuts you will find very useful like this, and some keyboard have their own “Programmable” buttons that can be set to do all kinds of things!
Touch Pico, now known as TouchJet Pond, makes a “Pico” or “Portable” projector. What makes this one different than the myriad of other choices out there is that it can turn any projected images or surface into a touchscreen. Another difference is the ability to load the device with apps. Checkout their online campaign
This device is a portable, handheld gadget for those on the go. It’s slightly heavier than a Samsung S4 phone and just about the same size. Easily fits in your pocket or your briefcase. If your main use is going to be just streaming movies, and you don’t need to interact, or use the Touchscreen feature, I think you will be bettor off spending that extra cash on a device that has more “Lumens” or light projection capabilities for the brightest picture possible.
The ReVault Storage is the worlds first “Cloud Storage” wearable. ReVault comes in the sizes of 32GB and 128GB. It plays nicely with Android, IOS, Windows, and Mac OS X. Oh, and yes, it tells time too!
Store your files locally on ReVault and get all the benefits of the cloud without an internet connection. Always securely access, stream, backup and sync your files across all your devices.