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Lives in Surrey, BC, Canada


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Yikes... Note 7 got smoked, big time.

I can't wait to hear all the excuses start flooding in trying to justify the loss.
I suppose the real test will see how the iPhone holds up against the Nexus/Pixel when it comes out. 
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I think a better comparison (other than just waiting for some random apps to load), would be to stream netflix / google play movie / apple movie for say 2 hours, and see how much battery dropped. See if once the game loads if they have the same framerates. All that that benchmark seems to test is loading stuff from disk.. I get it.. iOS can load from disk (nand) faster than android.. Is android doing full disk encryption? File level encryption? How is iOS encrypting? Actually that would be another good test, encrypting a large file and decrypting it.. Good for apple for pushing disk I/O though on mobile.. I will say I am happy they are doing that.. I feel Android has always had a bottle neck on disk I/O...
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My crazy game addiction
If you're a fan of Naruto, you're really going to love this.

Available on Android and iOS
Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Blazing is a wildly addictive game that I haven't been able to put down for the past 2-3 weeks. If you're a fan ...
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Allo, a really nice messaging platform brought to us by Google. If you don't feel like waiting, you can head down to the link inside to download it now.

It has a beautiful UI to go with it. However, I'm not going to spill all the beans, you're just going to have to check it out for yourself.
The Allo apk hit the scene late last night and some of us have already started using it. Google should be announcing Allo at any point no...
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Feel The Wear
Hear the wear...
Total notification control over your Android Wear devices, sounds an' all.
Feel The Wear is a very handy little app to help you customize the way your Android Wear device handles notifications.
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Got an Android?
Well then, you also have a PSP.
Get you game on with some of the amazing games PSP offered back in the day, like my all time favorite - Final Fantasy - Crisis Core.
PPSSPP is a PSP - Playstation Portable emulator, and is a great asset to any gamers library.
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I've updated my Axon 7 review to reflect the OTA Update released yesterday.
ZTE nearly fixed every single gripe I had, even gave the September security patch before nearly everyone else.

Way to go ZTE, I mean it... I'm seriously impressed.
Axon 7 by ZTE. A beautiful phone at a great price, but it does have some flaws. Should the flaws be enough to prevent you from buying it ...
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This and the OnePlus 3 are now on the September security patch as of this week. These little guys are killing it on the software updates so far. They keep it up like this, the big guns are in some major trouble - especially with it looking like the Pixel line is going to price itself like the Note line and iPhones. You can't beat the value we're seeing.
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ZTE Axon 7 pushes an OTA update
fixes nearly every single thing I complained about in my review a couple days ago... Way to go ZTE, I'm impressed.
ZTE pushed an OTA update for the Axon 7 yesterday, and boy what an update it was!
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No work needed, they already are :P
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Yup, I'm there again.
I'll probably do a Axon 7 vs iPhone 7 plus comparison post in a while too. 
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Position the phone about 18 inches from your face for the perfect selfie.
You're a little too close. :P
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Customize the Notifications on your Android Wear Watch
Your own custom vibration patterns, and even your own sounds, if your watch has a speaker.
Feel The Wear is a very handy little app to help you customize the way your Android Wear device handles notifications.
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Get your PSP Gaming on
Play all your favorite PSP games on your Android today.
PPSSPP is a PSP - Playstation Portable emulator, and is a great asset to any gamers library.
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ZTE Axon 7 OTA update
If you have an Axon 7, you'd best be spamming that UPDATE NOW button, this is one hell of an update.

Sorry, No Android N yet.
ZTE pushed an OTA update for the Axon 7 yesterday, and boy what an update it was!
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Blogger for and Mobile Tech Lover
 Writer for and

80% of all my posts will be Android related news. I'd be best suited for an Android related circle should you wish to add me.

Worked with BlackBerry a few years back, owned every single platform of phone OS which has given me great knowledge of the industry. Now I blog to share my knowledge, in hopes we can teach each other new things while we walk the life of Android
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Never giving up, even though I'm fighting a war of impossible odds that can't be won, and all I have left is an arsenal of broken swords that can't be swung.
  • TLA
    1992 - 2005
    Traditional Learning Academy. AKA Home School
  • Fine Art Bartending
    2006 - 2007
    Basic Bartending skills.
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January 15, 1987
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WoodWork, Mobile Tech.
  • Merit Kitchens
    Wood Worker, 2004 - present
    High Quality Wood Working and designs. Example Photos can be found within my Photo Albums under "Projects"
    Blogger, 2012 - present
    Blogging about Android News and tech.
  • BlackBerry
    Dev & Support, 2007 - 2011
    Was a member of BlackBerry (RIM) Beta & Dev team. Testing our new BlackBerry models and OEM Software before retail production. Reporting errors and suggesting changes before the public eye.
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Tom Gray's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Despicable Me 2 HD Bonus Edition

Stay tuned after the credits for 30 + minutes of FUN EXTRAS! Includes an ALL-NEW MINI-MOVIE, starring the minions, plus 6 bonus featurettes

chomp SMS

chomp SMS is a souped-up alternative to the boring stock SMS & MMS messaging app, with a heap more features. It's easier to use, it's more i

Textra SMS

Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.Let's face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! So ti

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Having spent the year tearing up social media and gossip sites as much as he spent tearing up the dancefloor, masked EDM superstar Deadmau5

Samsung SideSync App Tool - Use PC's Mouse and Keyboard with Phone

Samsung revealed a new feature for their smartphones which will enable the users to share their keyboard, mouse and screen with this new app

Helium - App Sync and Backup

Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android. Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and

Action Launcher

★★★ Featured by Engadget, Google Play, Lifehacker, MKBHD and Leo Laporte on TWiT ★★★ ★★★ "Action Launcher is something special." - Android P

Despicable Me

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exclusive Google Play promoGru’s loyal, yellow, gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest ch

FPse para Android

FPse para Android es el más rápido y más compatible emulador de PS1 (también conocida como PSX o Play Station 1) para dispositivos portátile

ePSXe for Android

ePSXe for Android is a Playstation emulator (PSX and PSOne). It is a port of the famous ePSXe for PC. ePSXe provides very high compatibility

HTC One is getting to take its "break" (KitKat is here!)

Been a busy day, so I haven't been able to check a device until just now! But HTC One users can rejoice that they have their 4.4.2 update in

Minarch for Zooper Widget

IMPORTANT - This is not a stand-alone app! You must have Zooper Widget Pro 2.38 or above installed for this to work. (

Music Control for SmartWatch 2

Music Control for SmartWatch 2 lets your control *Google Play Music* directly from your Sony SmartWatch 2! Artist and track information is s

What are you looking to get out of 'wearables'? [poll]

Haven't done a poll in a while and I thought it was about time. Actually in our Hangout #62 we had an impromptu discussion on what we each t

LG G Pad 8.3 [review]

One of the few reviews that I've done that I just don't want to do... not because I dreaded testing out this device, but because that would


『FINAL FANTASY VI』がAndroidに登場!! FINAL FANTASYシリーズの6作目として1994年に登場した「FFVI」。 メインキャラクターすべてが主人公となり、彼らの織り成す壮大な群像劇はいまだに高い評価と人気を誇っている。 物語を盛り上げる演出も評価

SmartWatch 2 SW2

This is the official Sony application for SmartWatch 2 SW2. It enables you to utilize all the powerful Android benefits of this innovative s


AllCast lets you send photos, music, and videos on your Android to your TV!AllCast supports: * Roku * Apple TV * Xbox 360, Xbox One * Samsun

Angry Birds Go!

Celebrating the winter holidays with Google Play!Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling b

Merry Christmas to everyone from AndroidColiseum

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings to everyone from us at AndroidColiseum It is the time of year to cherish your loved ones and share fon

Great place. Just watch your dates when buying dairy, sometimes the expiration dates are 1-2 days away.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Not impressed with this service. Over charged me, lied to me on my chosen day I wanted my day to arrive, but only told me after I paid, and refused reimbursement of my over payment. I requested my item to be professionally wrapped, but they couldn't because her Dad wasn't there... Not sure what kinda shotty business they got running here, but I for one won't be going there again.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A very small bakery, but always have fresh baked goods. Decent prices, with fast and friendly service.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great location. Very clean, friendly, fast, and always a pleasure to go to. I highly recommend this Subway.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
10 reviews
They started off pretty bad when the new owners took over. However, they've seemed to work out all the issues and it's once again a decent place to shop.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A very small location within the gas station. Although they are very small, they have fast and friendly service.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I love Quiznos, but this location is sketchy. I've had great services, and other times terrible service with old dry veggies and toppings. Depends who's working that day.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: Very GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago