I have been ill for the past week or so, so I haven’t got around to writing about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive yet. I finally took a nice long look at the intro trailer that Valve released a while ago.
I have to say that I am very disappointed with Valve on this one. If you knew me before my Call of Duty days, you would have known that I was a hardcore Counter-Strike fan since around November 1999 when my friend introduced it to me.
After a load of reading on the many websites that I visited since the update was announced by HTC, I decided to take the plunge and update my phone to Android 2.3.3.
To be honest with you, there aren’t as many differences between 2.2 and 2.3.3 as one might expect. Below I will outline the main differences between the two with some screen-shots as no websites I found with reliable information had provided enough of a description for each new feature.
Recently I was enquiring about some sort of skin or full on keyboard that had all lower-case letters on it to help Ryan while he’s typing out his blog posts. While enquiring, a friend offered to buy him a keyboard skin, being the cheap-o I am, I gladly accepted!
The keyboard skin arrived this morning and Ryan opened his gift.
Ryan as he pulled the skin from the envelope.
Sadly it is not of brilliant quality as I was expecting, but for now until I can get some money together to get a proper keyboard with lower-case letters actually written on the keys, it should do a very good job in helping him with his blog posts.
This is how it looks on my keyboard.
As a test I will be getting Ryan to post a blog later on today to see how he gets along with the keyboard skin.
When developing anything, whether it be an application, a website or even a game, shouldn’t it be the exact same on each and every platform that it is designed for?
As a user of both iOS and Android, I have noticed many different things over the years. Applications designed on one platform are rarely ever the same on the other. A nice easy example of this comes with the Facebook application.
Obviously there will be differences between the two, as I would imagine that two different design teams are working on the applications, but should there really be design discrepancies between the same sections in the same application?
This really came to light last night when I was having a conversation with my sister and friend about a DVD that I was watching.
A while back I bought a toilet roll holder for my bathroom because now that Chloé can go to the toilet by herself she was always calling us to give her some toilet paper. I bought the toilet roll holder for £7.50 ( which to be honest, for what it is, is way over priced ). Ever since that day, Sainsburys kept sending me emails asking me to review the toilet roll holder.
The offending item!
4 emails later I decided that I was going to write a review of it, and I wouldn’t hold back. My review;
I paid £7.50 for this toilet roll holder. I thought to myself that its expensive for what it is, but it should be of an acceptable quality.
Got it home, put it up, the holder keeps coming loose and falling out and it does not want to stay in the wall. I cant get a refund for it as its been over a month since I bought it.
Don’t bother wasting your money, it won’t hold your toilet roll for long!
Yes it was brash, but it was how I felt about the holder, plus I thought I had a duty to warn other potential buyers about this product. This was written on the 5th July 2011 and I have yet to see it on the Sainsburys website. If someone asks for a review and you happen to provide a bad review based on your experience, should they be allowed to delete your review from existence as if it was never written? What are your thoughts?
So the news has been out for many hours now. HTC Released an RUU ( Rom Update Utility ) for the HTC Desire to upgrade to Android 2.3. With the release HTC quite nicely released some shocking news that some things had been removed from the update due to memory constraints. Another awesome bit of news, in their disclaimer;
… certain functions may no longer be usable after re-flashing the ROM if you are using an excluded variant (listed below), including but not limited to MMS and SMS and HTC also disclaims liability for any unusable functions.HTC disclaims liability for the loss and/or leakage of any personal data resulting from the re-flashing of the ROM.
So not only have they taken out some applications, they are saying that in certain regions, you may not be able to use SMS or MMS; luckily these are limited to Germany (Deutsch Telekom), North America, South America, South Korea, and Japan. Which should mean that all networks in the UK should experience no problems at all!
I will be awaiting more news on the matter before proceeding with the update on my phone. First of all, there are issues with some latest applications that I use. I will not update these unless their issues are fixed, but by upgrading, I will effectively be installing these defective products when the time comes around to installing them, which I certainly do not want!
If you are on O2 Pay and Go and have installed the Android 2.3 upgrade, what’s your thoughts on it? Did you have problems?
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