Freddy Cloud

Frederick (“Freddy”) Cloud has had a passion for all things electronic since he “accidently” caused the class Commodore PET to malfunction in 8th grade.

“I swear. I didn’t do it on purpose” He was quoted as saying to a very unhappy computer teacher…

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Category Archives: Mobile

My Adventure using Mobile Payments

I remember when they first announced Google Wallet. I thought the idea of being able to pay with your phone (you know, like a lot of the world has been doing forever) was going to be all kinds of awesome. It wasn’t. The issue was that I didn’t have a phone that had a NFCContinue Reading

New Year, New Phones

New Year, New Phones

A new year means the typical flood of new phone rumors and announcements are in full effect. And since you’re probably trying to figure out which company is going to get to lay claim to your hard earned money, I figured I’d give you a heads-up on what companies have announced and what the whispersContinue Reading

Welcome back, Motorola

Welcome back, Motorola

Last year Motorola announced two phones that took the tech word a bit by surprise; the Moto G and the Moto X. Not only were these REALLY good phones, but they began the war on the thought that a good phone needed to cost a ridiculous amount of money, and needed to be purchased fromContinue Reading

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4’s … yes, as in plural …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4’s … yes, as in plural …

Samsung “Unpacked” so much stuff today I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll do other posts about the other stuff, so for this one I guess I’ll start with the new Note. Rather, new “Notes” since they slipped in another version of the Note 4 in their presentation. The Galaxy Note 4 is anContinue Reading

Amazon is actually launching a phone …

Amazon is actually launching a phone …

Being as addicted to electronics as I am, you would think that I would have been more excited when I heard that Amazon was announcing its long rumored entry into the mobile phone market. But despite my gadget addiction, something just wasn’t sitting right with me. What could Amazon do that would differentiate its deviceContinue Reading

iPhone 6 rumors out the wazoo

iPhone 6 rumors out the wazoo

Once upon a time, no one knew what a new device was going to look like until it was actually announced. But with the popularity of all things Apple (and despite Apples claim of locking down leaks), every time a new iPhone is expected most of it is usually revealed in some way, shape orContinue Reading

The all new HTC One is announced!!!

The all new HTC One is announced!!!

My first Android phone was the HTC Evo 4G. I loved that phone. I fell in love with HTC back when they were making Windows Mobile devices, and I was determined to stay with them. Until the made the Evo 3D. I don’t want to talk about that one. That’s when I jumped to Samsung,Continue Reading

Avoiding Android App Cooties

Avoiding Android App Cooties

I was perusing the Internet when I stumbled upon this headline: “Android accounted for 97 percent of all malicious mobile activity in 2013” Shocking? Almost certainly it is. If all you saw was that Android accounted for 97% of all mobile malware, then yeah, that’s pretty disconcerting and you’d probably be on your way toContinue Reading

Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Samsung not only announced a new phone at Mobile World Congress (the Galaxy S5), but also 3 new wearables. First, the GS5. Spec-wise, the GS5 is definitely an upgrade over the GS4. It’s slightly bigger than the GS4, and it has a soft touch dimpled back instead of the plastic back the GS4 has. ItContinue Reading

Day One (ish) of Mobile World Congress …

Day One (ish) of Mobile World Congress …

“One-ish” because there are things that were announced on Sunday, but Monday was the “official” kick off to Mobile World Congress. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a Monday. I’m going to, of course, talk about the announcements that got me a bit excited, although there are quite a few smaller companiesContinue Reading