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Rob Blaich
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Designer. Gamer. Nerd. Father.
Designer. Gamer. Nerd. Father.

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I picked up Alienation a few days ago on a whim since it looked pretty cool and only cost me $3.99 CAD. (I have PS+.) I did not expect to find myself so hooked on this game. It’s fun and refreshing to play an arcade style game like this again. The RPG…
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I felt an updated cover photo was in order.

#Android #Canada #Canadian
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From the BlackBerry KEYone to the Google Pixel 2

After now owning a Google Pixel 2 for a few days, I thought I would share some thoughts on my transition between devices.

- Going back to a virtual keyboard wasn't as bad as expected. The Pixel 2 has a small footprint, so typing on it compared to my Nexus 6P is going very well. GBoard appears to have greatly improved too since over a year ago.

- I do miss looking away from the screen and still being able to type on my KEYone's physical keyboard.

- As expected, switching from an SD625 to an SD835 processor is very nice, so the Pixel 2 naturally feels infinitely smoother.

- I miss the convenience key from the KEYone. That was handy.

- I miss the shortcuts from the physical keyboard and how easy it was to open an app or shortcut.

- Seeing the battery level drop to 50% before 4pm nearly gave me anxiety. The KEYone was still lasting me two days on a single charge, even after a year's use.

- I have Android P installed on my Pixel 2, and the gesture navigation is intuitive and fun to use. Loving that.

- Animations from the Pixel 2 and Android P are fantastic and like eye candy for me.

- It is nice to be back to a "normal" screen ratio of 16:9 on the Pixel 2 compared to the KEYone's oddball 3:2 ratio. I was beginning to see a lot of cut-off content on my KEYone, specifically from Instagram

- The KEYone's camera was actually very good. Did well. But it took forever to boot up and I've missed shots. It's nice to double tap the power button and BOOM, camera is there and ready to shoot

- Portrait mode from the Pixel 2 is amazing. Period.

- I had missed dual front-facing speakers from my Nexus 6P. It's nice to have them back again on my Pixel 2.

- The build quality from the KEYone to the Pixel 2 feels different, but I'd say in regards to quality, they're the same. Pixel 2 is certainly more slippery and needs a case. The KEYone has a nice rubber(?) backing.

- Having a water resistant smartphone adds some piece of mind. I never blamed BlackBerry Mobile for not having it though. That would be expensive with the physical keyboard.

#blackberry #keyone #pixel2 #googlepixel2 #google #android #smartphone
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Sorry, BlackBerry. The KEYone is an awesome device and I'm sure the KEY2 will be slick. But I had go back to a full sized screen and wanted more frequent updates.

Hello Pixel 2.

#android #googlepixel2
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As much as I am liking the #BlackBerry #KEY2, @cecoq shows what @BBMobile really should have done with the navigation bar with Android P on the horizon.

#blackberrykey2 #android #smartphone
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The Notch

Do you like or dislike the notch in a smartphone screen?

Personally, I don't like it at all. Go all the way or not at all. (That's what she said...)

If I happened to own a device that has the notch, I would switch on a setting to hide it.

#smartphone #android #notch #poll #vote #opinion
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I like the notch.
54%
I dislike the notch.
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I am indifferent.
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It's nice to see someone share my opinion regarding smartphones and BlackBerry.

#blackberrykey2 #key2 #blackberry #keyone #smartphones #android
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Mr. Mobile thinks the #BlackBerry #KEY2 will be his next #Android #smartphone.
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Do want.

Do not know how to afford...

#blackberry #key2 #blackberrykey2 #android #smartphone
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