Category: Annoyances

  • You want HBO Now? Better move out of Canada.

    Yesterday, at the Apple press event on March 9th, Apple announced various new hardware and software updates. ¬†Amongst them was HBO Now, which is a stand alone service provided exclusively through Apple TV when it starts . ¬†However, much like most of the other cord-cutting ways of watching legal TV episodes and Movies (Hulu, TV…

  • North America’s Best Airline Strikes Again!

    This is really a story of how Air Canada continually disappoints its customers, so it makes me wonder what these criteria is for best airline! I recently filed a claim with Air Canada to get points for one leg of a 3 legged return flight that I was on and had booked through their own…

  • Google’s broken privacy policies

    Privacy is a thing of the past, that is not secret. The best you can do these days is make it a little more difficult for some information to be found but sometimes even that proves to be difficult. This story started when I resold my Nexus 7 a few months back. I had had…

  • Google’s Got Nothing on Apple

    I’ve been reading some articles recently, comparing Apple’s productions to Google’s Nexus line, and it just seems bizarre to me. It just reminds of when AMD had come up with the first true multi-core processor and was trying to educate us not to compare its processors to Intel’s on just the CPU speed. Its the…

  • Installing your Android App on your Phone

    One part of testing an Android app is installing it on an actual phone and making sure that it still behaves as you expect. Given the fact that there are so many different vendors that tweak the OS in order to create a unique experience for their end users before shipping it off with their…

  • Does inconvenience give you security and peace of mind

    Recently, a YouTube video went viral showing how easily the airport body scanners can be fooled. The TSA has now responded to that, but it basically says: “Don’t ask us how it works, just trust us that it does. You are safe now.” It reminds me of the Knight and Day movie with Tom Cruise…

  • We Need Airline Reform

    Much like the financial reform that we had, we need an airline reform as well. It seems to me that the airlines no longer feel responsible for anything, and since they are no liable for anything, their service and reliability has suffered greatly. If you hang around airports much, you will see that none of…