Wednesday, August 15, 2012

HTC EVO 3D 4G Extended Battery

I'm always thinking of what my use of my phone will do to my battery life. I can usually get a single day with moderate use, but I'd like to use the phone like I want. Though I don't use it tons, just more than current. There are several extended batteries you can get for the HTC EVO 3D phone, and I got the Trexcell HTC Evo 3D 3500mah Extended Battery + Cover. I decided on it because of good price, good capacity, and the new cover didn't leave a large bump on the back of the phone like some other brands.
I followed the included instructions on conditioning the phone and my first use of it had it last 2 days! Quite an improvement.
Here's a video of what it looks like.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympics closing ceremonies

Finished watching the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics a little bit ago and I'm very impressed.
One of the best things I did this year, since I don't have cable or satellite, was to sign up with a VPN service and watched the Olympics on BBC. What a difference from the usual NBC coverage! Like night and day.
Wanna know the two best things about the closing ceremonies that NBC will never be brave enough to do was:
  • No commercials. Not a single one. Saw whole ceremonies from beginning to end.
  • No stupid commentary from people telling me what is going on when I can see it with my own eyes! There was literally no comments from anyone except for the comments that the crowd heard in the stadium from the announcer and the performers.
I can remember vividly the Sydney opening ceremonies and seeing the bands that were going to play but NBC interrupted every few moments with stupid commentary so you never actually enjoyed the ceremonies. No wonder most people I talk to dislike the ceremonies, it probably because they can't actually watch them in the raw. I wonder how much better NBC's ratings would be if they'd quit interrupting the ceremonies with inane yacking.
All I can say is well done Britain, well done BBC! And shame on you NBC. Next Olympics I plan to do the same.