Friday, November 14, 2014

My view on Taylor Swift & Spotify

With all of this "drama" between Taylor Swift and Spotify, I think it's time for me to throw in my own 2 cents into the pot.

Friday, November 7, 2014

System76 is now 9 years old

Seems like it was yesterday eh? Today the company announced via its social media channels that it has conducted business for 9 years. Their announcement is below.

Friday, October 31, 2014

TheNextWeb, why be greedy?

I was reading something on TheNextWeb today, and saw something about their RSS feeds being truncated. I noticed this occurring in Feedly, but today was the day I actually found their announcement. However, this post isn't about the announcement. It's about greed.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OnePlus' failures

This is an opinion (and essay-style) post (sorta).

Yesterday, OnePlus finally had a milestone in their overall story of the OnePlus One. After months of saying that the invite system would disappear, they are finally making progress. Although, the invite system is still around.

Everyone should know the core reason behind the invite system. It was an easy way to limit the demand as a result of the lacking supply. Demand for this device was overwhelming. According to OnePlus, they are "selling every phone we make". Despite this, they really have been hyping up their new "FlagShip Killer" despite their ongoing inability to meet demand. Well, this device isn't exactly new either, but that's another issue in itself (that isn't very important right now). The pre-order system was a different way to buy the phone. instead of having an invite, which ensures that your new phone will arrive within the next week (or just a little after), you instead reserve your spot in line, receiving your device right off of the assembly line, as soon as you can get the phone shipped to you. Some people were reporting at the end of the (extended) order window that their device will arrive in 8 week. Two months, and perhaps a couple of days, until you get your device.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Opinions on the Nexus 6

Source: Google Play
After last week's reveal of the next set of Nexus devices for the following year, I've taken some time to gather some thoughts and opinions on the Nexus 6 smartphone. Those close to me (online via IRC and in real life) knew that I would be keeping an eye on this smartphone, because I really am quite due for a device upgrade.

The reasons for why I need a device upgrade are already well known. I have a Android 2.3 device from LG, and I really do need an upgrade. Not only is the CPU very slow, but there's no space on it either. Now more than ever have I been looking keenly on new devices. I narrowed down my choices down to the OnePlus One or Nexus 6.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Minecraft's European PlayStation Vita Release Date Announced

It was far from an easy road to get the game to this point, but 4J Studios has finally made it happen!

The news of the release date comes just after the second, known attempt to pass through Sony's Quality Assurance testing was completed.

Given the length of time that had gone by since it was announced to be in QA, roughly two weeks, many had begun to wonder if it had failed again.

No need to fear now though, as it will be coming:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

So, my laptop died (short story included)

Instead of being the normal opinion-based post or the like, this is going to be some storytelling. This is going to be a short story about the PC I've been using for the past few years, since 2005 anyways. If you aren't much for stories, than go ahead and skip this post. This blog post isn't for you.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Is the OnePlus One pre-order system too late?

Source: OnePlus Blog
While talking to a friend on the chat network, I was shown this. This is what OnePlus has decided to do, after months of having an invite system. If you guys haven't taken a look at the blog post, please do so before continuing. I think it's fair to hear their reasoning for why they had a invite system in the first place, and why it was there for so long, among other information.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Site update - New guest writer!

As a few of you guys might have already noticed, a new person has been posting to Techman's World.

Tony T, better known as TonyMHFan on the chat network is now a part-time guest writer here on Techman's World. You'll see articles from him whenever he decides to write one, and I give approval of it. You can click his name in "Submitted by" area of a post to find more information about him.

This is a picture-perfect example of how guest posting is like on Techman's World. If anyone else is interested, feel free to contact me by using the form linked up top.

Monday, September 8, 2014

PlayStation Cards On Sale At Target

Both the Canadian and American Targets have slashed prices on their year long PlayStation Plus memberships.