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Nov 17, 2012

My Switch From iPhone to Android

I purchased my first smartphone about 4 years ago, it was an Apple iPhone 3GS. I turned into the “there’s an app for that” guy and spent weeks finding the best apps for everything I wanted to accomplish with my phone. Before long I learned about jailbreaking and, of course, had to give it a shot. This opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the iPhone, giving features that would not be supported by Apple until 2-3 generations later, or in some cases never at all. This isn’t a post about jailbreaking, so I won’t go into detail, but multi-tasking, copy & paste, and the notification center were just a few critical features that were available well before Apple rolled them into iOS.

When iPhone 4 was released I refused to buy one until it was possible to jailbreak it. The same thing happened with the release of the 4s. While many Apple fans waited in line, I sat online scouring jailbreak websites waiting for a compatible jailbreak to become available.

I was happy with my jailbroken iPhone 4s, but started seeing more and more phones around with much larger screens. The iPhone 5 was going to be the answer to the small screen problem, but when it was officially announced, I took one look at the new specs and two days later bought myself a Samsung Galaxy S3.

The following are my comparisons between some of the major functions on Android vs. iPhone.
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Sep 6, 2012

Google Search Tips

I do a lot of searching for tattoo related new stories and have learned a few tricks to help streamline my search process, resulting in a much more efficient use of my time.

Since I am usually searching for current new stories I do a majority of my searching on Google News rather than a standard Google search. My first few tips will focus on returning as many results as possible, then we will move onto ways to refine those results.

Use singular search terms unless you have a specific reason not to

On Google News, searching for ‘tattoo’ returns 110,000 results, yet searching for ‘tattooS‘ cuts that number down to 56,300. Searching for the singular term of a word will also return the plural forms, but the opposite is not true.
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Apr 5, 2012

Over 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet, patch released

This one is for all of those Mac users who insist that their computers are not vulnerable to the same types of Malware and viruses as PC users.

More than half a million Macs are infected with the Flashback Trojan, a malware package designed to steal personal information, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web.

Mar 27, 2012

Australia vs. Apple: iPad 3 faces sales ban

Australia’s competition regulator could impose a sales ban on the iPad 3, after it claimed Apple was “misleading” consumers on its 4G LTE capability.