tommy chen

Aug 17

Amazon Takes on Square -

Who’s going to use this? The mom and pop stores that Amazon is trying to kill?

Samsung Announces Metal Galaxy Alpha -

Looks better than the S5, but I’m still not sold on the dimpled back design. I think it looks ugly.

Aug 14

Pay With OpenTable -

I book through OpenTable when I can because it’s just easier than having to call an human being. Paying through their app provides similar connivence to settling the check. I don’t have to ask and wait for the waiter to give me my bill and I don’t have to part with my credit card which makes the whole process more efficient and maybe a little safer. If they add the ability to split the check, I would use this on the regular.

Aug 13

Apple Commemorates Robin Williams On Their Homepage -

He was an Apple geek and a very creative individual. It always made me happy to watch his live shows. I regret I never got the chance to meet him personally, but every one tells me he was generous and humble. Rest in peace Robin Williams.

Aug 10

Amazon is Strong-Arming Hachette -

Amazon wants to force publishers to sell their goods at unsustainable prices. Just because they want to lose money, doesn’t mean everyone else does too.

Aug 09

T-Mobile Lets You Unlock Your Phone Through An App -

Limited to one phone at the moment, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Aug 06

Foursquare 8.0 Review: The Ultimate Food-Finder -

The check-in is dead. It’s all about discovery. The new app centers around their personal recommendation engine and it’s really well done.

Samsung Sales & Profits Down -

Samsung is getting squeezed on the low-end and finding it really hard to compete with Apple on the high-end. Maybe it’s not the greatest strategy to create everything.

Jul 31

Play Game Boy Advance Game On Your iPhone -

I installed it on my iPad and the app is really polished. It’s also pretty nifty how they bypassed Apple’s App Store.

Jul 24

Profits Up In Q3 Earnings, iPhone Sales Lead The Pack -

Interestingly iPads sales were down 9% while Mac sales are up 13% year over year.

Jul 22

Xiaomi Announces The Mi Band, a $13 Fitness Band -

That’s Incredibly cheap for band that has 30-day battery life and is capable of doing everything a $100+ Fitbit can do. Sign me up!

Facebook Now Lets You Save Links, Places, Music, and More For Later -

Finally! I remember they gave me access to test a similar feature over a year ago.

Jul 17

DirecTV's New Sunday Ticket Streaming Service -

Lots of restrictions and not very affordable, but it’s a step in the in the right direction.

Jul 15


Jun 30

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Review -

It does not provide enough benefit for me to go through the trouble of having to charge my watch everyday. A week is ideal, but I’ll take a couple of days over having to do it every night.