SuperYR, the calendar I’ve always wanted // Kickstarter experience

SuperYR, the calendar I’ve always wanted // Kickstarter experience

I use Instagram. I browse Reddit. I read e-books (though I do get hardcopies for the books I love, I just think they’re better for re-reading your favourite stories since I like to jump around a lot).

One thing that I hate using are digital calendars. Yes, they give timely notifications and reminders. Never forget an appointment. But for planning? I think they suck. The information I need are never there at a glance, but in another tab. Oh there’s an event on that Saturday? Where? What time? Click. In for more information. Click. Out to the weekly view. Click. Out to monthly/yearly view. Click back in.

As for paper calendars, they’re easy and intuitive having grown up with them. They’re simple to use. Not perfect, you lose notifications, and it’s not something you keep on you at all times. But most of all, they’re not re-usable. A huge pain in the ass.

So I needed a simple, large and re-usable calendar. That was the promise of SuperYR and I was sold. Let me link to the SuperYR Kickstarter campaign here. Read on for my impressions on the SuperYR after a couple weeks of use.

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Goodbye Ara, I didn’t even know you

Goodbye Ara, I didn’t even know you

Just learnt today that Google has canceled plans to release Ara.

The concept behind Ara was a modular smartphone which would allow users to pick and choose what parts they wanted and not be locked into any single configuration.

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My Oneplus X and a bamboo phone case

My Oneplus X and a bamboo phone case

A couple of months ago, I got myself a Oneplus X to replace my ageing HTC One S.

It’s been a huge upgrade in so many areas especially battery life, which may be a surprising statement to some. But for my use, I no longer get anxious as to whether it’ll last the day.

Its design is nice and clean. Glass on the front and back with textured metal sides.

Photo of the Oneplus X in hand, by Android Authority

There’s just been this one annoyance. On a table, it looks like any other iPhone or Samsung.

That’s where Oneplus’ bamboo case has been a total revelation.

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