Sunday, November 29, 2015

Unboxing the Nexus 5X (& Periscope)



Ah, the infamous Nexus device. The device Android lovers long for throughout the year. This year we were lucky enough to get two of them. If you haven't already, read our first impressions of the Nexus 6P. But now, ladies and gentleman, I'll unbox for you the Nexus 5X.

Note: I attempted to also Periscope the unboxing at the same time. After all, you can't unbox something twice. That's why the filming is a little off-center at times, and we apologize for that.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Unboxing the 3rd Gen Moto x (Pure Edition)



Motorola announced the next in line in their Moto X line earlier this year in August. But they didn't actually released for a few weeks later. I wasn't able to get a review unit from Motorola, so the next best thing is to buy one for myself. It's bigger, it's got the right version of Lollipop. Let's unbox this bad boy and see what it's really all about.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nexus 6P - The First Date


First Impressions
Setting up the Nexus 6P proved to be as simple as Google promises everything will be. Plug in the phone, turn it on, select your preferred language, log into your Google account, confirm on your previous device’s Google Settings that everything can be transferred and let Google work its magic on getting all of your apps and contacts on your Nexus 6P. It was seamless, flawless and relatively quick. (I say “relatively” because I was basically like a kid on Christmas morning, too excited to wait to play with my new toy.) I finally set down the phone to let everything sync properly without me flipping through apps and such.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mobile Blast Podcast Episode 2 "That Nexus Feelin'"


Join us tonight at 9PM Eastern for Episode 2 of the Mobile Blast Podcast where Matt, Devin, myself, and special guest Genny Toddy, who is a journalist in a separate industry (music) and lover of her new Nexus 6P. We'll talk about our first impressions of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. We've got both devices in hand and we'll be ready to answer your questions.

You can participate in the Q&A via Hangouts or your can email us ahead of time at mobileblast@baldypal.com. We'll try to answer all your questions on the air.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

UPDATED: PSA: Verizon Unlimited Data Customers: Here's How to Save $444 over the next 2 Years


Oh, Verizon! You've been trying to run us out for a few years now. Each year a new attempt to get us grandfathered unlimited data customers to jump ship and join in the fun of "capped" data. Several of us, nay, many of us, say "no way!" Several have left you and went to T-Mobile's unlimited option. This guy can't do that. T-Mobile has no signal at my work. So with each attempt you make, I dig deeper and find a new way to out fox the fox.

Verizon dropped unlimited as an option back in June of 2011. This year, Verizon is increasing the cost of unlimited data by $20 per monthly bill. Originally, $30 for unlimited data will now be $50. They have closed a few loopholes in the past. Such as buying a new line of service, moving that smart phone to your unlimited line, then reducing that new line down to the bare minimum. That's how I got my Moto X in 2013. Then in 2014, they closed that loophole by mandating that if you buy a new line of service with data, it has to keep data on it for the full 2 year agreement.