Posts tagged ‘Android’

Instagram vs. Streamzoo? hmmm

Ok, so I know I’m pretty late to jump on the bandwagon, but my excuse is not having a decent phone (Android or iPhone) to be able to peruse the plentiful apps that are out there!

And so it happened, I finished my contract on my phone and as you may be aware am now on the  lookout for my next phone.  A very hard decision for me, because I got the latest and greatest android phone recently, the Galaxy Nexus.  My reasoning being I like to be flexible and from what I know and hear iPhones tie you into iTunes and iTunes only.  The third phone on my list was the HTC Sensation XE (android again, plus smaller and cheaper than the Nexus).

Having got my shiny new toy, I am now trying desperately to fall in love with it.  The only obstacle in the way is the camera for me, hence why I have been eyeing up the HTC Sensation XE and it’s supposedly better camera.  Truth be told, I have been a bit underwhelmed.  Especially since I took the pic below with an inferior camera, on paper at least, on the iPhone 3GS (and edited using Instagram).


I fell in love with the world of Instagram in……an instant!  The Galaxy Nexus is beautiful though and such a smooth experience that I have even got used to it’s immense size, despite my initial apprehension.   Unfortunately, there’s a lack of Instagram on android, but I found Streamzoo (and shall be sharing my experience soon) as an alternative and it seems promising.

I just hope I can reproduce the results I had with my interim phone.  Wish me luck!


go with the flowchart at christmas

Stuck for ideas this Christmas?

Apart from deliberating between a new Christmas toy (Android vs. iOS in my case!), I found this really amusing this afternoon.

As the high streets around the country become more and more crowded  as each weekend approaches, my head becomes increasingly manic with thoughts and ideas for loved ones.  Walking down Oxford Street at any weekend can be nerve wracking as you pigeon step between the crowds, let alone when Christmas is looming!

Before all of that, you have to decide what to get and for who!  Internet shopping has certainly provided some alternative to entering the nightmare of a high street, but even that can drive you insane with endless choices.  Indeed, I have been utilising the interweb to search high and low for extra special gifts for my loved one, but heck is it tough!  The stress alone at this time of year, I’d like to see the stats for people admitted to A&E for high blood pressure!

Maybe a flowchart will help us all out in the holiday season or at least prevent us getting admitted and provide some much needed light relief!

P.S. What should I go for Android or iPhone?  It’s driving me insane!