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Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Australian Open: Djokovic defeats Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2

In a repeat of the last Grand Slam final (2012 US Open) Novak Djokovic faced Andy Murray in the Aussie Final this year. Novak had an easier route to this final, not having to face Roger Federer or other power players like Tsonga and Del Potro. He did have to face #4 David Ferrer but Ferrer just can't seem to ever beat any of the top 3 ranked players. Novak's toughest match came against Stan Wawrinka, a gruelling 5-setter which saw Novak win 12-10 in the final set.

Unfortunately for Murray, the last set was a blow out at 6-2. Murray's movement was hampered by blisters and as much as they hurt, it's hard to use that as an excuse in a Grand Slam final.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ubuntu For Android

There's a new challenger arriving on the computing scene that wants you to use your smartphone as your primary desktop/laptop: Ubuntu for Android, the upcoming free and open source version of Ubuntu.

Now the concept of using your phone for all your digital needs isn't totally new as Motorola tried to get you to do the same two years ago with its Atrix smartphone and laptop dock. The Atrix didn't catch on, just like most Motorola smartphones out there, despite positive critic reviews. I guess people don't trust putting all their eggs into a Motorola device that probably won't get updated a year after its release.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Nexus 4 Review: Pros and Cons [HD Video and Picture Samples]

I was lucky enough to get my order in for a Nexus 4 during the second round of sales in Canada and it was delivered before Christmas. I was extremely excited to try it out and I've been posting about the various Nexus phones on my blog (& on MobileQuirks) just over a year ago. Now that I've had some time to properly use the device here is my review [HD Video, Photo and Photo Sphere samples below].

My Nexus 4 came in package below. It's a snug fit and as you can see there isn't much in the box other than the phone itself, the charging wire and the adapter. Good things come in small packages. :)