From a general phone review, there really isn’t too much for myself to brag about. At the base of this review, you have to realize two things: I had the original Pixel when it launched and love it and I did not want to pay for a flagship phone price. Yet, here I am writing a review for my new Pixel 3A that I have had for a week.
USAToday wrote an article back in February about 15 unwritten rules of calling, texting, and social media that apply to this new wave of communication. The article is interesting, I’ve highlighted some of it below, but I’d encourage you to give it a full read.
It’s obviously Op-Ed at best and definitely rules you must live by. But for church techies, this is a great conversation to discuss.
Where are all my Android people out there? For those that do not know, I am an Android fan for more than one reason. I’ll be honest, I’ve watched the video and while there is satire here (which makes him SO VERY fun to watch), there is so much truth in this. So, can I make the claim Linus Tech Tips agrees Android is better? It is definitely entertaining!
I don’t really care about the customization or a couple other features he talks about. Surprisingly, the file system is important and the open software is something I really do support. But the built-in Google Assistant? Yeah, that rocks.
Recently, I’ve been feeling more distracted by my phone and social media noise. This led to me finally giving in and trying Forest app as one tool to help and I have to say I’ve been impressed. It’s really helped me adapt more “Deep Work” principles that I had gotten worse at. So here’s a quick review of Forest app and why you should consider giving it a go.
Back at the end of 2014, I noticed that a few apps had a radical impact on my life. So much so that it justified the title “5 apps that changed my life last year”. It was popular so it, of course, justified a follow-up article the next year. By 2016 I decided that “change my life” was no longer justified and instead I went for “had a big impact” and last year I simply did a review of “apps to start the new year right”. But this year I thought I’d share my personal top apps from 2018. These are grouped into “new” apps for me and older apps that I’m still using and are still important.
It’s worth noting that these are from an iOS perspective, but some of these apps are also available on Android.