Club-Admiralty

v6.2.1 - moving along, a point increase at a time

How to get rid of Magikarp...

From last week's (or from two weeks ago?) Gamercat - how to get rid of your Magikarp... I do wonder if anyone is still playing that game (Magikarp jump). I found it dull and repetitive.
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Magickarp jump...

From last week's gamercat, a commentary on the stupid game (on mobile) of Magickarp jump... (yes, it's stupid - as stupid as Office Space: Idle Profits)
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A short review of prepaid through Orange Spain

As is customary for me, when I travel abroad for an extended period of time I tend to get a local SIM card to put into my phone, so I can have a local number, some local SMS, and more importantly data!  It makes it easier to communicate with the locals and verify AirBnB information.  Luckily, in recent years, T-Mobile allows for free 2G (GPRS) data roaming, which made things a little less
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Τηλεφωνάκι

Τις προάλλες, στο facebook, είδα μια διαφήμιση για μια νέα υπηρεσία/εφαρμογή που λέγεται tilephonaki. Είναι μια εφαρμογή τύπου skype και viber που σου επιτρέπει να έχεις έναν αριθμό στον οποίον μπορούν να σε καλέσουν όσοι δεν έχουν την
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Free-to-play? or pay-to-win?

GamerCat explains mobile F2P gaming :-)
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New formats, new social norms?

A little social commentary on PokemonGo and the social awkwardness that can ensue (from last week's comics).
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Concept Mobile Phone...looks pretty cool

I came across this concept mobile phone from Samsung.  Not sure if this is an actual thing, or just something that someone dreamed up (who doesn't work for Samsung).   The concept reminds me a little bit of the "global" which was used in the TV series Earth: Final Conflict, and the defunct idea by Microsoft (remember that tablet they were supposedly developing?)   I like this
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Tablets are dead...not!

Every now and again I come across a piece of clickbait that I just can't help but to click on.  This past week I saw this piece on TechCrunch the other day, supposedly proclaiming that tablets are dead.  The main thesis of the article is that  since there wasn't a lot of brand new, innovative, product in the tablet lines at MWC (mobile world congress) that the tablets are now a commodity
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Adieu MessageMe, we hardly knew ya!

Well, another one bites the dust, or as would be more apt to say: another one gets bought out!  This weekend I got a note that Yahoo has acquired the SMS replacement called MessageMe and the service will be shutting down to focus on some yahoo specific projects (are they going to reinvigorate Yahoo Messenger?)This closure brings back to the forefront something I've said in the past (maybe here,
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Nostalgia for a sidekick

Hiptop LX Back in the day, before iPhones, androids, and (modern) windows phones there were a number of other smartphones. The first smartphones I saw were maxed by Nokia (Nokia communicator line) and by Ericsson (the R350 if I am not mistaken). Those were the days, back around 1999 when you could surf the web on CSD or HSCSD (circuit switched data, aka "dial up"), and feel like you had an uber-phone
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