My week with FitBit

In my never-ending quest to get fit, I’ve tried just about everything. The fact of the matter is that I’m…

In my never-ending quest to get fit, I’ve tried just about everything. The fact of the matter is that I’m just not terribly motivated. Working out with Kinect is nice since it turns it into more of a game, but there’s nothing there to really push me. Jogging is just about my worst nightmare (and my knees’ as well). Organized sports in the city are a pain to get to, or at least more of a pain than I am willing to cope with. After ruling out all of these logical activities, I turned to the next best thing: buying expensive trinkets on the internet!

Fitbit is, at its heart, a pedometer. But it is one hell of a pedometer! It also does a lot of other nifty stuff, such as track your sleep, and it provides a website to look at all your data in a pretty format. You can even track what you’ve been eating and whether you’ve been working out in other ways. So, is it worth it? Now that I’ve been using it for a week, let’s take a look.

The Best Free Android Apps

He’s a comforting little fellow, isn’t he? Remember when phones were just to make calls (oh god, do some of…

He’s a comforting little fellow, isn’t he?

Remember when phones were just to make calls (oh god, do some of you not? I’m getting old…)? No longer! Now that I’ve had my Droid X2 for a while, it’s time to share some of the wisdom I’ve gathered over a couple months of use. My basic stipulations for apps are that they are either free or provide a service that I can’t get anywhere else. So far I haven’t bought a single app (although I have some media subscriptions that come with an app). Pretty good service record! There are a lot of Apps out there, and a lot of those apps are great for something or other, so I’m going to stick to the ones that I find myself using on a daily basis.

Windows Phone 7 vs. Android

  vs. I’m a big supporter of what Microsoft is about right now. I think Google makes some awesome products…

 

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I’m a big supporter of what Microsoft is about right now. I think Google makes some awesome products but they’re slowly transitioning into a 90’s era Microsoft-ish juggernaut (evil) and I haven’t been too fond of the Cult of Mac since elementary school. Microsoft has had its issues, but they seem to finally be giving up on that “F*** you, we’re Microsoft!” attitude that’s left them behind the curve in recent years – giving us the Xbox 360, Windows 7, and the subject of this post, Windows Phone 7.

I’ve been holding off on getting a new phone for ages. My old phone had some great features like making calls and being pretty small, so I held on to it until a few weeks ago when my send button kind of broke and the first Windows Phone 7 came to Verizon in the same day. I’d been hearing a lot of interesting buzz, so I went out and picked one up.

Three days later, I traded it in for a Droid X2.