Busting Smartphone Battery Myths!

Today we live in a world where having a smartphone is practically a must-have. It's become a sort of extension of ourselves because it has become how we communicate, stay entertained, find jobs, stay informed, learn more things, and so much more. But the more we do with our phones, the more that phone has to do, which in turn makes the battery drain.

So let's bust some of the myths that exist out there about smartphone batteries, shall we?  

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

After an unfortunate and unceremonious exit with the Note 7 last year, Samsung is back in full force this year with the Note 8, and it's easily the best Note device to date.

If you read the reviews last year, you'd find reviewers calling the Note 7 almost perfect. How do you improve on something that's almost perfect?

Well, Samsung's response to that was the introduce the Infinity Display in the S8 and S8+, and now to bring that same, amazing display to the Note 8.

Old Posts Are Back! Sort of...

Hey Everyone!

Alright, so I was finally able to add all of my posts from back when I was using Wordpress as my blogging platform, but in that process I basically lost all of my formatting and image attachments. Going to have to re-add those slowly over time. But to be on the safe side, what I'm going to do is host the images on a cloud account using Cloudinary or something like that, so that if something like this happens again, it won't be as big of an issue.

For now, feel free to check out some of my old posts if interested. Some of them are still pretty relevant.

Aside from that, I've got a couple cool posts coming soon about these new Screen Sizes that we're seeing on smartphones this year, and others about Sound and Audio Quality!

Stay Tuned!

See ya'll in the next one!

A New Blog Using a New Tool

For years now I've been writing my blog using Wordpress. I've never been a fan of the Wordpress hosted Wordpress.com blogs. It takes away your control, flexibility, and customization options. I wanted all of that from the get go, so I've always hosted my own Wordpress site on my host (I use A Small Orange, highly recommend it!).

However, what I've come to find over time is that I've spent far too much time focusing on improving the look and feel of that site, instead of focusing on the content and writing actual posts. So, as a result, I've decided to completely move my blogging process over to Ghost!

Ghost has been around for a really long time (I think it released in 2014 if I remember correctly, and I've been toying with it since version 0.4. It was great back then, and it's still great now, it's amazing now. It's faster, easier to use, has more features, is more available to work with on different platforms, lightweight, has themes, and so much more! I'm loving it.

Best of all, because of its simplicity and ease of use, it allows me to simply get back to writing posts again, wherever I am. I think it's going to be great.

So, you may have noticed that the URL for this blog is now stefankamer.com/blog, whereas the old site was stefankamer.com. I'm doing this for a few reasons. This first is in order to turn stefankamer.com into a simpler "About Me" page, more befitting of the name that is utilized for the purposes of showing who I am, what I do, work I've done, and how to contact me. To keep that separate from my blogging and my content that I'm writing, I've decided to move the Blog to a sub-directory that will be linked to from the main domain. This should keep things clean, both sites running more quickly, and everything nice and tidy. Well, that's the idea anyway. We'll see how it turns out.

With that being said, my hope is to return to my writing and keep exploring different aspects of technology.

There is something I must note however. Since my last post, I've joined a new company as a Level 2 Mobile Technician, namely, Samsung Electronics America by way of Mosaic Sales Solutions. I work at the flagship Samsung 837 location. I say this because when you're the kind of person that writes about technology, it's very difficult to write about consumer technology without mentioning Samsung somewhere along the way. That being said, every article wherein I mention Samsung will have a disclaimer at the bottom reiterating that I work for Samsung just for full disclosure purposes. Further, I will under no circumstances be disclosing any information that is confidential, nor will I write about or comment on rumors regarding Samsung products or services.

UPDATE: I have moved on to a different company and as a result have no more ties to Samsung. With that said, I am now free to comment on rumours related to Samsung, as long as it's not related to stuff from during my time with Samsung.

Alright! Now we can get back to writing all about tech, and anything else that I come across that I find interesting! See you in the next post!

Sample Page

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this:

Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my website. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)

…or something like this:

The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.

As a new WordPress user, you should go to your dashboard to delete this page and create new pages for your content. Have fun!