Did it. I have been an iPhone user for a while, but switched to Android. Got myself an Galaxy S5, and like it alot. I noticed that there are bunch of apps out there, perhaps more choices, but quality seems to vary a bit. Looks like you need to be more selective what you choose to use. So far, the transitions were very smooth. I was using Google for most of my stuff — like gmail, contact, google calendar etc — anyway, so that was very simple. And Dropbox integration was great. It is definitely more like computer than phone, and I like it. Samsung Health app have replaced my (lost) fitbit and Sleep as Android app seems fine replacement for SleepCycle. Al the other apps that I was using on iPhone, like MLB At Bat, Waze, FoodSpotting, Wunderlist, Social Media apps (facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Foursquare, Instagram), Evernote, OpenTable, Fantasy Baseball apps (Yahoo, CBS and ESPN) all have native android native versions. Google Play Books are as good as iBooks, and iCloud/Find iPhone capability can be (seems to be, anyway) found on Android Device Manager.
Couple of memos:
- Lost my “Alternative Password” once already. To reset it, you just deregister all if your finger prints, and when you strat the process over, it will ask you to set alternative password.
- I was recommended to check out Google Now, Keep, & Newsstand. All services that I was not familier with, but it looks interesting. Especially Keep.
- Chromecast and its $35 price tag is really enticing.
- A Tech friend, and Google guy, recommended following utility stuffs for me: Advanced Task Killer is good for keeping on top of background processes, ES File Explorer is a good general purpose file manager.
- I am looking for pod catcher. He recommended AntennaPod, but it looks a bit too basic… Trying out Pocket Casts, (not free) but liking it so far.
- MBTA Bus stuff, I was using Catch the Bus on iPhone, just because it was one of the first one out and did its job but since there are bunch of free ones now I am trying out YourBus MBTA. It is pretty good and seems accurate.
I’ve been posting links that I liked at Posterous (RIP) and then my tumblr blog. Here are the week worth of links:
- GitHub Cheat Sheet by tiimgreen
GitHub Cheat Sheet by tiimgreen:
A collection of cool hidden and not so hidden features of Git and GitHub. This cheat sheet was inspired by Zach Holman’s Git and GitHub Secrets talk at Aloha Ruby Conference 2012 (slides) and his More Git and GitHub Secrets talk at WDCNZ 2013 (slides).
- Color wheel | Color schemes – Adobe Kuler
- Adding more list variables for flexibility by daigofuji · Pull Request #4950 · zurb/foundation
Adding more list variables for flexibility by daigofuji · Pull Request #4950 · zurb/foundation:
I know #RedSox lost, but I made my first Open Source pull request on github today. So still count as a good day.
- Emoji cheat sheet for Campfire and GitHub
- Objects in Space — Objects in Space — Medium