Cover photo
Joseph Hindy
47,169 followers|5,866,951 views


Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
I did a big ole video about Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Seriously, it's 10 minutes of Marshmallow straight to the face bone. I hope everyone enjoys it :)
M. “Vahdyx” Stanton's profile photoDimitar Gospodinov's profile photoChris Druif (Automated Things)'s profile photoAdrian Joldis's profile photo
Personally I prefer the paged layout of the app drawer because you usually can remember where which app is and can go there by muscle memory. But that's just my 2¢
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
So last night I reported that impersonator. During the process, I had to send in a picture of my driver's license to prove I am who I say I am. 

I kindly asked to have a verified user badge in the complaint because, yknow, they have my freaking driver's license. They know I'm me.

Them not giving me one at this point has me all like...
Joseph Hindy's profile photoJaden Pleasants (Burner)'s profile photoFadi Aljada's profile photoKim Nilsson's profile photo
Yeah, website verification and account verification is not the same thing. Being here since the start, one would think that the account verification process would have rolled out somewhat wider than just a handful of celebrities. 
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
I'm Joe Hindy, yes I'm the real Hindy, all these other Joe Hindys are just imitating.

Jokes aside, I guess I have an impersonator. If you see this profile around, pay it no heed, it is not me and it's been reported to G+. Why anyone would want to impersonate me is a mystery. I guess all the talented bloggers have verified user badges =P

Anyway, yeah, ignore that person. Hopefully they'll be gone soon.

Steve DeGregorio's profile photoJoseph Hindy's profile photoChris Druif (Automated Things)'s profile photoShawn SQ Zhang's profile photo
+Joseph Hindy Really? 😕 But he lives in Canada. I thought Canadians would be... well, nicer. 😂 (with the exception of Bieber of course)
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
Now let's see if I can share the right link for this week's podcast! Stupid Google+ notifications getting me all screwed up lol.
Podcast 034: Joe doesn't like children. Also, Nexus!

Joe has a little rant about children, but we spend most of our time talking enthusiastically about the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Enjoy AAPodcast #034
2 comments on original post
Jaden Pleasants (Burner)'s profile photoamartya baidya's profile photoJoseph Hindy's profile photoRussell Jennings's profile photo
You could rant about Josh and his secret apple love affair lol deep down he sounds like he loves it
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
A few quick thoughts about this Lenovo Y50-70 Touch

So I got this laptop a couple of weeks ago, thought it'd be nice to write up a few things about it just in case anyone's interested. Not really a review, just some observations about it.

I've actually not heard a lot of good things about this series of laptop. I got it for like $250 less than normal because I got an open box deal at Best Buy and decided that the risk was worth it for how little I actually paid for it ($850).

Okay, let's do this:

The specs are pretty decent.
8GB expandable to 32GB (I chose not to expand it)
NVIDIA GTX 960m which is actually quite good coming from the 540m of my last laptop (RIP).
i7 4720HQ (4 cores + hyperthreading) + Intel HD 4600 graphics
15.6", 1080p display. It is a touch panel. Pretty sure it's IPS.
Backlit chicklet keyboard (red)
Broadcom 802.11ac wireless and Bluetooth
2.1 speakers (there's a tiny little sub on the bottom of the laptop)
128GB Crucial SSD (I installed this myself)

I'll start here because this will be short. Performance has been fantastic. Literally the best laptop I've ever owned. The competition has been relatively weak (it replaced a Toshiba Satellite from 2009). I had an ASUS ROG with a 660m and i7 that was pretty beastly, but this one edges it out, especially in video rendering and heavier games.

My desktop easily beats it out, but only because it's a desktop. If the laptop specs were converted to desktop version of the same chips, that desktop would destroy mine. If that makes sense lol.

Overall, great performance. No problems loading things, no lag in games (I don't really have "the newest" games, so all the ones I have run at max settings without a problem). Renders videos pretty quickly.

I use Windows 8.1 on this as I don't trust the Windows 10 drivers yet.

The design is a bit hit and miss. The top and bottom clamshells are metal which looks fantastic but seem to pull the oils directly off of my fingers at every opportunity. I will frequently have to wipe this thing off.

The inside keyboard area is a soft-touch matte plastic. Feels and looks great but like the metal on the outside, the fingerprints seem to just appear here. 

The screen, bezel, and pretty much everything in this area is one giant pane of glass. This took me off guard but I realize this is due to the touch capabilities (I would think). As you can imagine, it's also a fingerprint magnet. 

The thing is a 15.6" laptop but thanks to the ridiculous bezels on the screen, it has the footprint of a 17-inch laptop. This was infuriating while buying a laptop cooler (getting ones for laptops this big is a pain in the ass, and expensive). Lots of unused space in the screen area. This could've easily have been a 17-inch screen without increasing the overall size of the laptop one bit.

Overall, this thing LOVES fingerprints and it's hard to keep it looking clean. Other than that, it looks and feels awesome.

My two concerns:
1. The hinge is centered and doesn't stretch to the edges. I'll be opening this from the center only to avoid any potential weak points or stressing the hinge too much. It seems...fragile.
2. They keyboard flexes a bit when I really punch the keys. I can't treat this like my mechanical keyboard or I'll break the damn thing. Gonna have to re-learn how to type on chicklet keyboards.

Despite its build materials, it doesn't feel like it can take a beating. I'll be taking extra care of it.

Cooling is kind of a point of contention. It has a dual-fan set up which is better than my last laptop. There is also a filter to help keep out dust and dog hairs which I love.

On the other hand, the fans are WAY too close together and that prevents it from really breathing. 

Idle and light use temps rarely hit 50C which is okay and tend to stay in the lower 40C, high 30C range (on a really cold day, I've seen it get as low as 32 but it was like 60F in my apartment that day).

However, under load the thing gets up to about 80C and while that's still well within spec, I don't like my things getting that warm. I have a laptop cooler. The simple act of blowing cooler air into this thing is quite dramatic as the laptop fans don't really pull much in aside from the small area they cover. Full load temps drop about 10C. I can live with 70C under full load. The laptop cooler doesn't affect idle or normal use temps hardly at all but it does keep them steady in that 40C-50C range. Full load tested with Prime95.

The truly irritating part is that the vent is on the back of the laptop ABOVE the monitor hinge. That means it blows the hot air right up the screen (thing of it like the defrost on your car). The top of the keyboard and screen get warmer than usual as a result. I don't know what to think of this aside from the idea that it was probably a bad idea.

The cooling, like the design, is good most of the time but there are some concerns. With a cooler and some care, I foresee no long term problems. 

Lol, this is a gaming laptop. 

Okay so this thing has this little 2.1 thing going on. My ASUS ROG had this as well but it didn't take me long to blow that tiny sub the hell out so I'm taking it a bit easier on this one.

This laptop can get loud and the sound actually sounds pretty decent (for laptop speakers, obviously real computer speakers are going to sound better). I'm not going to stress it because I know what those little itty bitty subs on the bottom sound like when they've been blown out and it sounds like garbage. 

Even at half volume, I'm pretty sure this is the loudest laptop I've ever owned. Thanks to the sub, the sound of bassy stuff is there, but, again, these are laptop speakers. They sound great for laptop speakers, but can't compare to a dedicated setup or a good pair of headphones/IEMs/etc.

This pissed me off. I can upgrade the RAM to 32GB. That's it. No mSATA, only one HDD bay, no DVD drive. Not much I can do to upgrade this thing unless I replace the entire damn hard drive or upgrade the RAM. Disappointing, but I can live with it.

Okay last section. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the experience of this device. The keyboard works well, the speakers sound good enough, and the performance is fantastic. 

The design looks phenomenal but it's hard as hell to keep clean. The cooling is a bit lackluster for how powerful this device is and the lack of upgrading is disappointing. However, 2 out of 3 of these things are minor, personal nitpicks and the third is easily fixed with a $25-$50 laptop cooler. 

One thing I've been excited to actually try is Windows 8.1 with a touch screen. It's a totally different experience with a touch panel. Swiping between apps, opening the charms menu, etc are all not only simpler, but also more ergonomic than I thought they'd be. Windows 8.1 is awesome with a touch panel. 

Wrap up
Overall, considering I paid $850 for a 960m and an i7 4720HQ, I couldn't possibly be happier with this thing. On Amazon, I'd give it a 4 out of 5 stars thanks to its few issues, but I really don't see why people hate the Y-series laptops out of Lenovo because this one is delightful. A bit fragile considering its build materials? Yeah and I do dislike how little I can actually tinker with it. However, all things considered, I paid $850 for a laptop I probably would've paid $1100 for anyway. It's good, but only as long as you're careful and you don't mind a single hard drive set up.

What I liked better about my Toshiba Satellite from 2009
1. The Toshiba was a tank. It was cheap, hollow-y plastic, but I really tossed that thing around and it took it for 6 years.
2. It also only had 1 HDD bay, but it had an mSATA slot if I needed it.
3. FAR easier to pull apart to clean and/or install new parts (Toshiba was even worse with upgrades, but I did change out the hard drive a few times).

What I liked better about the ASUS ROG
1. Two HDD bays, more upgrade options.
2. FAR easier to pull apart for whatever. Even easier than the Toshiba was. It was like ASUS WANTED people to go in there.
3. Bigger screen (17" vs 15.6"). Both were FHD.
4. Backlight on the keyboard was a more neutral white. Minor detail.
5. Way better cooling. 
6. Built like a brick shit house. Relatively certain I could bludgeon someone to death with the ASUS ROG.

What I like about Lenovo over the Toshiba
1. Everything I didn't mention above. Aside from those things, the Y50-70 Touch is better at everything else.

What I like about Lenovo over the ASUS ROG
1. Better speakers. Barely. Actually they're pretty much the same, but the Lenovo is WAY louder.
2. Better specs (results in better experience, better performance in games, better compatibility with games, etc, this is a pretty big deal)
3. The keyboard is easier to type on. The chicklet keyboard is more responsive. This is probably subjective and I accept that.
4. Touch screen makes Windows 8.1 fun again.
5. While the ROG definitely had a more durable design, the Lenovo definitely looks way cooler.
6. Portability. Despite having almost an identical footprint (that of a 17-inch laptop, they take up the same amount of square feet on a desk), the Lenovo is noticeably thinner, lighter, and, therefore, more portable. It weighs about a pound less. 
7. The fans have actual filters. Win.

What I hate about all 3 of them
1. All touchpads suck balls. 
2. Keyboard flex sucks balls.
3. Windows 10 on all 3 of them have problems.

Anyway, thanks for reading :) just felt like rambling a bit lol.
Joseph Hindy's profile photoJunayet Miah's profile photoJonas Gamao (YamiYukiSenpai)'s profile photoPramila Shrestha's profile photo
+Joseph Hindy :) that's good.
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
Getting REALLY tired of your shit Google Chrome. 21% battery drain, 9 hours of connection time. 
Kranthi kumar's profile photoJoseph Hindy's profile photoMichael Bradley's profile photo
Switched to Firefox, used it all day. No discernible battery drain. Screen is now my biggest battery drain as it damn well should be. Going to bed with 62% battery instead of 30% like last night. Definitely getting 24+ hours on this charge.

Screw you Chrome Browser. 
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
47,169 people
evan swanson's profile photo
Zaher Hallab's profile photo
Reysel Rodriguez's profile photo
Laura Hawley's profile photo
gilly johnny's profile photo
Jonah Westbrook's profile photo
Katie Ciliberti's profile photo
Shanika Stewart's profile photo
Jenny papleux's profile photo

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
Chrome started acting goofy so I opened up the old task manager.

2GB...2-effing-GB. What the hell are you doing Chrome? I mean, it could've been a website running away with itself, but I've never seen anything like a web browser eating a 2GB chunk (+ almost 10% CPU) of my memory before. That's insane!
Joseph Hindy's profile photoBenjamin Bukowski's profile photoChris Druif (Automated Things)'s profile photokarthik Gopalan's profile photo
+Joseph Hindy which extensions do you have installed because "just those 2 tabs" generated 10 processes on this screen alone! I find that almost as appalling as the single process taking up 2 GB. BTW another ¾ of a GB go towards another 2 Chrome processes... 
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
And the great Joe Hindy impersonator scandal of 2015 has come to an end. Peace out girl scout. 
Roy Hembree's profile photoBob  Summit's profile photoJoseph Hindy's profile photovivek singh's profile photo
And you don't live in Canada....i know your bald twin does...
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
Oh boy it's that time of year again #marshmallow

Let's see what the final version is all about eh? Flashing this on a Nexus 5.
Bob  Summit's profile photoJoseph Hindy's profile photo
+Bob Summit to answer the other question, I did get a new tablet from the recall. Still gotta send my old one back. 
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
The Nexus builds come marching out hoorah, hoorah.
Harold Buco's profile photoAnthony “Motorhead1991” Cox's profile photoJovon Leblanc's profile photoEdwaᴚĐ Σℓℛῗς's profile photo
Still syncing
Add a comment...

Joseph Hindy

Shared publicly  - 
My latest Android Apps Weekly is live
I had to say "brofist"...makes me feel dirty.
EdwaᴚĐ Σℓℛῗς's profile photo
The game is pretty fun though and I like Pewdiepie so I have no complaints 
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
47,169 people
evan swanson's profile photo
Zaher Hallab's profile photo
Reysel Rodriguez's profile photo
Laura Hawley's profile photo
gilly johnny's profile photo
Jonah Westbrook's profile photo
Katie Ciliberti's profile photo
Shanika Stewart's profile photo
Jenny papleux's profile photo
Apps Editor
Writing, editing, video production, talking, researching, other things.
Contributor to
The Writer Formerly Known as Joe.
Hello everyone, I'm Joe Hindy and I am a professional blogger.

I am currently the Android Authority App Guy (apps editor) as well as a member of our stellar YouTube team and weekly podcast. You're probably here because you know me from that. If not, welcome!

My interests vary greatly and include pretty much everything except sitting in traffic. And sometimes, if there's something good on the radio, even sitting in traffic isn't so bad.

My current Android devices include the HTC One M9, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, the LG G Watch, and the Nexus 5. I also own the Xbox One and 360, a Nintendo 3DS, and a Sony PSP. I'm also a Fitbit owner. 

I have been a blogger since late 2011. I started on YouTube in 2013. I have a lot left to learn in both areas and all maturely presented feedback is welcome. 

Dat hair tho...
Bragging rights
XDA-Developers Portal Writer (2011-2013), Android Authority apps editor and YouTube host (2012-present), expert root user (2010-current), former U.S. Army (2007-2011), someone once paid me to play music on stage (once), I have been publicly acknowledged by at least 3 famous people.
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Networking
In a relationship
Other names
ThatJoeHindy (Twitter), TheOtherJoeHindy (Instagram), TheJoeHindy (YouTube)
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Forsaken World
  • "Magnetic balls" puzzle game
  • Nibblers
  • turtle tumble
  • Half-Life 2
  • CubX
  • Order & Chaos 2: Redemption
  • Mountain Goat Mountain
  • Portal
  • Lara Croft GO
  • ソウルキャリバー
  • Elune Saga
  • Never Alone
  • Banner Saga
  • Space Climb
  • FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper
  • NBA Jam
  • Tap n Flap
  • Hitman:Sniper
  • Monument Valley
  • Kingdom Rush Origins
  • Pac-Man 256
  • The Bard's Tale
  • Halls of Darkness
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Siegefall
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Leo's Fortune
  • Clash of Clans
  • Machinarium
  • Shadow Fight 2
Joseph Hindy's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
MediaMonkey – Android-Apps auf Google Play

MediaMonkey helps you navigate, manage and sync large music collections. Key features: - Sync (wirelessly *) with MediaMonkey for Windows (P

Proton-C - Εφαρμογές Android στο Google Play

Another Proton series icon pack named Proton-C (Circle).Each icon made one by one, it is very difficult to place an icon on top of a circle

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS : WotL - Google Play Android 應用程式

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions has arrived for GooglePlay!Released as the Final Fantasy series' first tactical RPG in 1997, Fin

Google Spotlight Stories – Apps para Android no Google Play

Mergulhe em um mundo de contação de histórias criado especialmente para dispositivos móveis. Engenheiros e cineastas aclamados pela crítica

Smart IR Remote - AnyMote - Aplicaciones Android en Google Play

Ahora puedes utilizar tu teléfono como control remoto de infrarrojos (IR Remoto) ¿Por qué deberías utilizar más de un mando a distancia para

Summoners' War: Sky Arena – Apps para Android no Google Play

O Conselho dos Mágicos precisa de sua ajuda!Venha explorar um mundo em guerra por uma fonte vital: Cristais de Mana! Evoque mais de 400 tipo

CubX - Android Apps on Google Play

Try our free CubX; a new concept with 8 new pieces. The idea behind CubX is simple : • you don't control the pieces anymore • you control a

Grim Fandango Remastered – Android Apps on Google Play

***Now 33% off in celebration of launch week!***Something's rotten in the land of the dead, and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny

Google Handwriting Input – Apps para Android no Google Play

O Google Handwriting Input permite que você escreva à mão no seu smartphone ou tablet em 82 idiomas. Ele é compatível com caligrafia cursiva

Sync - Android Apps on Google Play

Sync lets you share your files directly from device to device without using the cloud. Sync photos, videos, presentations, PDFs, and more wi

System Monitor - Android Apps on Google Play

The most beautiful and versatile System Monitor for Android! This application provides real time system load statistics and important inform

Ready Player One - Books on Google Play

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia

FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper – Android Apps on Google Play

*** OVER 5 MILLION DOWNLOADS IN JAPAN *** RELIVE your favorite FINAL FANTASY moments in the megahit from Japan, FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper!

Yahoo Meteo - App Android su Google Play

L'acclamatissima app Yahoo Meteo è ora disponibile su Android, per regalarti foto mozzafiato corrispondenti alle attuali condizioni meteo e

LEGO ® Marvel Super Heroes - Android Apps on Google Play

LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes: Universe in Peril features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe. Take control of Iron Man, Spid

TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics - แอปพลิเคชัน Android ใน Google Play

TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics is an exciting turn-based strategy game featuring a roster of over 75 iconic TRANSFORMERS characters including

Android System WebView - Android Apps on Google Play

Android Webview is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. This component is pre-installed on


Не зная о судьбе своей сестры, мальчик входит в LIMBO. Отзывы в прессе: “Limbo is as close to perfect at what it does as a game can get.” 10

Battery Widget Reborn (BETA)

✭✭✭ This is is time limited BETA version of Battery Widget Reborn application ✭✭✭ Please note that paid version maybe slightly delayed compa

Muzei Live Wallpaper

Muzei is a live wallpaper that gently refreshes your home screen each day with famous works of art. It also recedes into the background, blu

Not open at night anymore? That's the best time to eat it! I'm actually genuinely upset this place lost the "open 24 hours" thing.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Good store, most people are friendly. Their inventory is kind of hit or miss sometimes. Some days they'll have bread and milk, other days they won't. Also, the store closes an hour earlier than it says on Google Maps.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Good establishment. Good selection. One of the better businesses in a run down area.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I order here about once a month to every couple of weeks. I love that they deliver to me even though I'm just a little bit outside of their delivery zone (I try to tip well to express thanks). The food here is pretty good. I usually get the chicken gyro and I've never had one that I was dissatisfied with. The fries can be a little salty sometimes but generally they're pretty good. I also love their pecan baklava because it's delicious. Sometimes I'll order for several people and they haven't messed up my order yet which is always a good sign. Overall, I'd recommend this place. Especially if you live near it and want it delivered. It can get a little expensive if you're ordering for one person for delivery so if you're alone you may just want to go up there. The food is good and the service is generally fast and polite. Can't ask for more than that.
• • •
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
11 reviews
I bought a new bed there last year. Friendly service, nice store. Would recommend.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Good little corner store. Has some basic stuff but really only good for smokes and beer. Good candy selection, poor food selection. It is what it is.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
It serves decent food even if it's a little overpriced. I've eaten here a couple of dozen times and it's never made me sick. The portions are good (rice + meal = two meals for me, I refrigerate half of it) and the food is flavorful. Surprisingly good considering its location and the look of the building. The fountain inside the front door is a nice touch. Overall a positive experience just a little expensive.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago