Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A Week With The Moto G (3rd Gen)

It's been a week already...
I have to say that I simply love the phone, specially since I'm coming from an ageing Blackberry... The only regret I have was not getting the 16 GB / 2 GB RAM model, but since it wasn't available, there is nothing I can do about that.
The 1 GB RAM doesn't seem to be a problem at all, at least with the stuff I usually do on the phone; but the 8GB really chokes the whole thing up.
Even tho I practically don't install shit on the phone, and I move all the apps I can to the SD Card, I still have only about 2.5 GB of free space on the phone.
Battery life seems pretty impressive too.
I can't wait to get my hands on the Otterbox case, if there is a thing I can complaint about the phone is that it feels fragile, at least to me, I'm afraid to break it, specially all that glass!

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Moto G (3rd Gen) Customization: Disable Screen Wakeup

I hated right from the beginning that my beloved phone's screen jumped to life everytime I simply touched or slightly moved it...
So I wanted to disable that feature right away!
To do so, go to:

Settings > Display > Screen Notifications and set to "None"

BTW, Screen Notifications (a new window, or app?) looks like one of those bundled (shoehorned?) by Motorola onto the phone...

Also, This one seems to be working in conjunction with the Daydream option (an option under the Display section of Settings as well).

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Movies During The Weekend

Only one during this weekend... And it actually it was the third attempt to make it through, not that the movie was bad, but we were beat, too much work, and the year is starting to take it toll.
Also, we skipped our weekly episode of "House Of Cards" as well.

  • The Kingdom
A re-watch for me, but I really thought it was damn good, so I put a word for it with the GF.
She enjoyed a lot and I did too, once again.
I must have seen it years ago, because while watching it,  I could hardly recall a thing or two about it.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Apps Time!

I'm not much of an app man (I'd like to keep things mean and lean whatever possible), but nevertheless here it is the tiny little list of apps I use on my Moto G 3rd Generation:
  • Skype
  • Last.FM
  • Google Keep
  • Airdroid
  • ES File Explorer
  • Kindle
  • WhatsApp
Nothing fantastic, but those are the ones I can't live without.
I don't understand why Google Keep doesn't come pre-installed.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

More Transcoding Fun!!!

Another one of those... More than nothing, as a (searchable) place holder for the ffmpeg options I've used.

ffmpeg -i "Hearts of Darkness.avi" -ab 128k -b 1200k\

 -r 23.97 -s 632x258 -vcodec mpeg4 Hearts-of-Darkness.mp4

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71K and counting!

Another thousand up!
And on top of that, has a new interface.
Not stopping till I get to 100K (and beyond!)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sunday 23-08-2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Moto G (Day 1)

Today (finally!!) got the 4G SIM card from my cellphone provider.
Yeah, it took a while, but, what I have to say about the whole process is that I was quite surprised...
I had to wait to get the SIM, but the activation itself was instant, they cut off -killed from the network- my old BB, and brought to life the 4G SIM and the line and everything else (literally) in a second on the Moto G.
And, by Jeebus the Moto G, compared to the late BB... The difference in terms of teh snappy is world shattering.

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