Wait. What?

Given the sheer amount of cars that now support Android Auto, you might be surprised to learn that the in-car software┬áisn’t actually supported everywhere. Today there are 40 countries that Android Auto is officially available in, with four of those added today and four added late last year.These are the four new countries added today:DenmarkFinlandIcelandSweden Man I hope Android Police is right about this one.

Wishlist 2019

Christmas and New Years are over, so I guess it is safe to publish my wish list for 2019. Movies Anywhere in Europe. Because I am tired of having all those DVDs in the living room. Outlook.com/Gmail would have a view in their web interface that lets me view my text messages. For no other apparent reason that it would be convenient.

Getting ready to leave

So, who knew? I got a new job, which means I will be leaving my employer through the last five years. Actually, it’s five years to the date. For the most part, the last five years have been pretty good. I have had my share of big exciting projects, and I have been part of transforming a financial institution into a lean agile software machine. Well, we tried anyway. Now that my last day looms ever closer, I find myself being oddly at ease yet reflective. I suppose that is a good thing though. It suggests that the previous five...

Trying out wearables

I got Garmin Forerunner 630 for Christmas and this little bad boy actually supports Android notifications. Who knew how much fun you could have with a phone OS that is actually being actively developed. So anyway, when my Fitbit started coming apart I started using the Garmin full time just to try out the whole wearable thing for a little while. So far it works pretty smoothly. The Bluetooth connection seems to be rock solid, and I get most of my notifications on the watch now. However, I am not sure what to use these notifications for at the moment....

Of things that could have been

Windows Phone died some time ago, and many of us have moved on to Android and iOS. I moved to Android but I still miss the fluidity of Windows Phone. Although most people have moved on, there are still a few die hards left. One of these made the video below, which only makes the death of WP so much sadder.

Damn you Android

I have been rocking my Nexus 5X for a couple of months now, and so far I have been pretty satisfied with the experience overall. However, I have run into a new a very annoying problem. The damn thing freezes on my at least once a day. Now I know that we are not talking about a high end phone, but I don’t think it’s too much to ask that the damn phone is actually running. In all honesty I a doubly disappointed, since I am running stock Android, which is supposedly the greatest experience Google has to offer. I...

I really want to quit Twitter

I have been enjoying Twitter for a couple years now. I prefer to it to the brain dead Facebook experience as I have always used it as a news reader. However, Twitter is quickly becoming a forum for “alternative facts” and racial slurs. The Turkish flag banner remains on some accounts where the #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda tweets have been removed https://t.co/gPEYWGTihA pic.twitter.com/FYOSvnKAwC — Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) March 15, 2017 Now, I am not advocating censorship here, but we are experiencing serious abuse here, and Twitter has, in my opinion, not been able to create functionality that gives the user an idea...