3 and a half slick, sleek cases to fit the Samsung Galaxy S6

Remember this post? Well, someone I married arranged for a boatload of family to pitch in for me to get the Samsung Galaxy S6 for my birthday. It was released the very same day, so maybe that was a sign that it was meant to be. Yay! The camera alone, it turns out, is worth the upgrade. It’s fast and takes great, clear pictures, even in the dark. As a clumsy person, it’s fitting for me to share the coolest options for, uh… protection… if you’ve already … Continue reading

Why I still heart my Samsung Galaxy S4 in 2015

pink Fossil Bee S4 case

Samsung releases the Galaxy S6 on April 10, 2015, comprised of metal, glass, non-removable battery and no expandable memory — offering instead impressive internal storage with 32, 64 and 128GB models.   Its release date makes this my perfect birthday phone, or so you’d think. I’m just not sure. I may have been extremely fortunate that my Galaxy S4 has lasted through so, so many terrible things. This week, Johnny took his first steps (!!!!!!!) and then proceeded to drool all over my phone. I wiped it off … Continue reading

CASE CLOSED: Sexy, Affordable OtterBox Alternatives for Samsung Galaxy S4

Last week I finally got an OtterBox to protect my favourite phone ever, the Samsung Galaxy S4. The only complaint I have about the OtterBox — or anything with silicone/rubber in my experience — is that it picks up lint and absorbs colours. For instance, the pink rubber corners of my case are now tinged black. I wish I had saved my silicone case from my old LG Optimus Black to demonstrate this, because it went from totally clear to a translucent green (the colour of … Continue reading

OtterBox for S4 — Now I can drop my phone all the time, EVEN MORE!

It only took about four smaller dents and one giant ding on the side of of my phone — as well as the two swims in the toilet I’m forever mentioning — for me to decide to invest in some kind of cellular phone protection contraption. Unwilling to spend good money, as usual, I scoured the WWW for the best deal on an Otterbox. And I found a pretty great one! Now, this design is not waterproof like the Armor Series (which I’m not sure they have for S4 … Continue reading

More like Hell-oween! AM I RIGHT?!

It’s one of those days where you wake up to the cat clawing your face off because the dog barked at the wind, but at least your phone survived its second dip in the toilet. You know what I’m talking about. I didn’t get the night-time Halloween pictures I wanted, because I spent all night fed up. Why? Well, to be honest, being pregnant is no cake walk, and I’m not even halfway through it yet. If you’ve never been, just imagine all your necessary … Continue reading

Pixlr Express: Photo Editing For Your Phone & Camera Alike

You’ve probably taken a picture of yourself with your phone at some point. Likewise, you might have taken a picture where you realized something was superficially wrong in that you weren’t 100% confident on sharing with the universe. Maybe you had a blemish, or a black fly bite on your neck large enough to give the impression that you spent the night at Makeout Creek. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been mentioning Instagram a lot lately. In part, it has to do with my phone. … Continue reading

Cheapest Way to Unlock a Phone Right Now From Your Desk — $7.99

A CAUTIONARY EDIT: iPhones and other high-end phones will cost more than $7.99 to unlock using CellUnlocker.net (and most other services, unfortunately), but don’t fear: The site will give your specific phone an unlock total BEFORE you check out. If you don’t like your price, don’t do it. Selling your old phone and need to unlock it for cheap? Unlocked phones will make a much better profit than phones that still need to be unlocked, of course. I’m hard-pressed to be able to show you … Continue reading

Pretty Night for a Drive

Decided to drop my phone in the toilet tonight (I think it still works, but I haven’t checked again). Here’s a picture I took on our drive down the Niagara Parkway, with Miklos’s Samsung Galaxy S4, which is the same phone as mine except black and un-toileted. When I yanked the phone out of the (clean) toilet water, I instinctively tapped the “On” button to see if it worked. The display came up and when I swiped over it, it worked. I probably should not … Continue reading

Torn Between Data and Reason — or Why Changing My Koodo Plan is a Big Deal

It’s no secret I love saving money. It’s a product of never having it, and when I do have it, I’m lost for what to spend it on. Every few months either Miklos or I will check a couple of our regular expenses to see what we can cut back on. We even managed to cancel our cable TV last month. Worked out to $60 savings per month (and psst, we’re not missing out on much). While looking into mobile plans offered by Koodo today, … Continue reading

MapMyDOGWALK for Android

You’re probably aware if you read this blog on a regular basis that we have a Yellow Labrador named Casey. I’ve been reading a lot about dogs behaviour lately, and I came across a few interesting articles about dog walking related to dominant and submissive characteristics in our furry friends.  Casey has a lot of pent-up energy, and after reading this I felt motivated to start walking her properly (and much more regularly). I searched Google Play for dog-walking apps and came up with a … Continue reading