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Lives in Surrey, BC, Canada
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See where our phones started
Very first iPhone vs the first Android.

Oddly enough, the Android has no headphone jack :P
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+Tom Gray I had the HTC Desire Z as well. I got it because it had a landscape slider keyboard. It was an upgrade to my previous phone, the Nokia N97, which also had a landscape slider keyboard that tilts the screen up.

It's too bad that most phones with a landscape slider keyboard was a lower end version of the non-keyboard phone. The Desire HD was released the same time as the Desire Z. The HD was the high end phone and the Z seemed mid-ranged in comparison.

The Nokia N97 had the best physical keyboard I have used on any phone. Landscape keyboards have the advantage of the keys being spaced apart, so it was easier to type than on a BlackBerry. The Desire Z keyboard was not quite as good. I found the keys to be too stiff for my liking. The N97 had keys that were easier to press.

Still, I was able to type on the Z without the need for autocorrect. Being able to feel the key before I press it enables me to actually avoid pressing the wrong key. You don't get the tactile feedback for touchscreen keyboards.

When I upgraded to the SGS3 in 2012, I had a horrendous time trying to type. After 6 months, I gave up and had to turn on autocorrect. I thought that in time, my typing skill would improve enough, but it didn't. In comparison, it only took a few weeks to get used to the keyboard on the N97 and Desire Z.
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Home Automation for iOS and Android.
A lot of fun, and taking your home to the next level.
Canadian Android Enthusiasts Group blogging about the lifestyle of using android with tips, tricks and reviews. Watch our Friday Night Hangouts.
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AdBlockers
A controrversal tool. Makes our pages load faster, saves data, but at the cost of the blogs revenue.
When a website has 16 ads per page, should we even care? lol

Out of curiosity, I just went to some random Android blogs to compare to the picture below, and most fell between 4 - 6. it's interesting to see how greedy some people/blogs can get.
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The vast majority use Google Adsense and have no control whatsoever over the amount of money their ad slots bring. Doing your own advertising is harder than hell unless you have a massive audience. Rock, meet hard place. 
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It took a few tries, but I managed to get MSQRD to work on our cats face lol. 
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Your cat is ready to go Larping!
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USB Type C is gaining a lot of traction since most newer tech is fully adopting it now, but it's also in an awkward stage right now, wher...
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The fact is that Samsung has done the wrong thing,Stole,spied and took shortcuts,when u do that,you can't sit back and wait till people forget!,Who remembers Ericsson?,Nokia?,Etc...Apple had a deserved reputation,you COULD EASILY use an iMac 10 years!,but,,,,?,enuff said.Its really a matter of being on a side.i'm NOT and all this silliness should stop and not have all these different but same things being sold at ridiculous prices!
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Samsung officially kills off the Galaxy Note 7 series.
However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 already exists as a tablet in 2013, so where does Samsung go from here?
So Samsung has officially closed the doors on the Galaxy Note 7, so where does that lead Samsung Note series in future development?
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Ah, yeah... that's right... hmm. 
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It's no competition. Google can do more than Siri Can within Google now and linking up other Google services.
Apple is planning on tightening up its cloud services projects to enhance their existing infrastructure. 
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is reporting today that Apple is in the process of unifying its separate cloud services team in an effort to foster tighter
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Love Technology like I do?
Home automation you can control with Android or iOS is a lot of fun to play with. Checkout my review.
Canadian Android Enthusiasts Group blogging about the lifestyle of using android with tips, tricks and reviews. Watch our Friday Night Hangouts.
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+Tom Gray​ Lol, well I haven't had any issues except the lack of USB type C cables. I only have the one that came with it and the one from my MacBook. I need to buy that micro USB to USB type C dongle. 
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Is this terrorism?
Lol :P
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A USB Type C to A adapter, to help those of us (me) transition from old to newer tech.

- +Martin Guay is mentioned in this article.
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Samsung Kills off the Galaxy Note 7.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 already exists, so where does this lead Samsung?
So Samsung has officially closed the doors on the Galaxy Note 7, so where does that lead Samsung Note series in future development?
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Blogger for www.AndroidColiseum.com and Mobile Tech Lover
Introduction
 Writer for AndroidColiseum.com and AndroidinCanada.ca

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
Bragging rights
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.
Education
  • TLA
    1992 - 2005
    Traditional Learning Academy. AKA Home School
  • Fine Art Bartending
    2006 - 2007
    Basic Bartending skills.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
January 15, 1987
Relationship
Married
Other names
Xaroc Drocass
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Work
Occupation
Blogger, Wood Worker,
Skills
WoodWork, Mobile Tech.
Employment
  • Merit Kitchens
    Wood Worker, 2004 - present
    High Quality Wood Working and designs. Example Photos can be found within my Photo Albums under "Projects"
  • www.AndroidColiseum.com
    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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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Surrey, BC, Canada
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Tom Gray's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
CleanMyMac 3 - Everything you can clean on your Mac
macpaw.7eer.net

CleanMyMac 3 is the world's best Mac cleaner. It allows you to clean up and speed up Mac; maintain and optimize your Mac computer with two s

Despicable Me 2 HD Bonus Edition
market.android.com

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
play.google.com

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
play.google.com

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

> album title goes here <
market.android.com

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
www.technostall.com

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
market.android.com

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
market.android.com

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

Despicable Me
market.android.com

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
market.android.com

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
market.android.com

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!)
www.androidcoliseum.com

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
market.android.com

IMPORTANT - This is not a stand-alone app! You must have Zooper Widget Pro 2.38 or above installed for this to work. (http://goo.gl/uYVDY)mi

Music Control for SmartWatch 2
market.android.com

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]
www.androidcoliseum.com

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]
www.androidcoliseum.com

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
market.android.com

『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
market.android.com

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
market.android.com

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!
market.android.com

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

Great place. Just watch your dates when buying dairy, sometimes the expiration dates are 1-2 days away.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 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
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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