Getting My Veer On!

So I’m getting my Veer on as one of the Veer Peers (don’t know how much I like that name yet though lol). HP was kind enough to send me over their brand new devices the HP Veer. Now since I’m known as Mr. G Style, I think I will use and talk about my Veer in terms of fashion.

I’ll be chronicling sort of a style journal to see how well the HP Veer looks with what I have on. It is all black, so it should match with most items, but you never know. So be sure to check on here, as well as on Twitter (@jasonlanderson) for little bits of info about this HP Veer and what I use it for. Currently I think I’ll use it for bite size interactions! :o)

May 26, 2011

French Fries as Mobile OS Platforms

So yesterday I was at a Burger King and I was eating some fries there. Burger Kings fries are just nasty. Recently Wendy’s went back and redid their Fries and it is much better now. So that got me thinking about French Fries and Smartphone OS systems. Don’t ask me why lol

When you think about it, Burger King really needs to redo their receipt. Burger King fries right now are like the Blackberry OS. By mindshare McDonald’s would be like the Apple iOS platform. Wendy’s would equate to Palm with WebOS and Microsoft finally with Windows Phone 7. Now that Wendy’s has finally made some better fries, that leaves Burger King. Burger King’s french fry receipt has been the same for a long time now and with all the others, it is now time for them to innovate or get left behind lol. So this would best describe Blackberry right now.

And before anyone says anything, I haven’t forgotten Android. Android would be similar to any other place, diner, or restaurant that serves french fries. There are many different types, sizes, and ways it is made. Some are high end and and taste great, some are only mediocre, and then there are some that are just nasty.

So that sums up my theory that french fries are like Smartphone OS platforms! lol

December 20, 2010

A Google Navigation Beta Roadtrip

So last week I was on vacation and I took the family to Virginia Beach. Since I would be taking a route I wasn’t familiar with, I decided to load up Google Navigation Beta on my Samsung Captivate. Before that though I had to find some kind of holder to hold the Captivate in the Dashboard. Not a easy task as the only real places I could get one was online. With shipping it wouldn’t get here in time, so I found a universal hold & made due with that.

I must say I was quite impressed with Google Navi Beta and my Samsung Captivate. On the Samsung end, there has been quite a lot of talk about GPS issues on the Captivate and Vibrant. Mines got a GPS lock and for like 95% of the time I had no issue getting a GPS lock.

Google Navigation was flawless whenever I had a GPS lock. Turn by turn directions was right on point, rerouting accurate, and I love when I could check the traffic view. This especially came in handy on the way back to NYC. We hit a bump in traffic in Philly and I was able to see how long it would last.

Also like how it would turn the map from light to dark based about the time, and the information of how long we was from our destination. I would definitely be using this from now on as my main car GPS device!

September 11, 2010