This YouTube tech blogger does the best Apple, MS, Google comparisons

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by cnev3, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. cnev3, Feb 1, 2013
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    macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    This guy on youtube (lockergnome) who does tech reviews and comparisons does a great job. Very balanced, unbiased, thorough, and makes great points. Out of all tech bloggers, he seems to mirror my sentiments the most. He's also somewhat of a character too.

    Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini

    If you know of someone who does even better reviews/comparisons, let me know, i'd like to check them out.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    That scrolling lag is exactly what drove me insane about the N7.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2011
  4. Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    I'm glad I got an iPad Mini over a Nexus 7.

    I already sold my 2 previous Android 7" tablets that I wasn't happy with.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    Chris Pirillo is awesome, I've always loved his videos!
  6. macrumors 68040


    I like Phonedog and heelsandtech (now Uoobe). Weird to see Aaron last a whole 6 hours with technobuffalo.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2011
    I normally like his comparisons and totally agree about the Nexus 7 vs iPad mini.

    But the iPhone 5 vs G3 I'm not so sure: he kind of lost me about the iPhone 5 having deeper blacks. There can be no deeper black than "off." Also the S3 was running ICS not JB.

    He also liked the Nexus 4 and Note 2, which I would put above the S3, performance wise.

    I think the S4 is going to most likely best not only the iPhone 5 but likely the 5S/6 as well. Time will tell.

  8. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    Ugh, I tried but I could only get have way though the 2nd video. Too much opinion in those reviews.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
  10. macrumors 601

    Oct 27, 2009
    I like this site Her full reviews are very indepth. Her site was down for awhile due to revamp and name change, but now back up.
  11. macrumors 601


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    LOL, yeah i was like, "WTF is he talking about"? Also the back button that he kept hitting. I know some hold the phone differently ,somehow, than others but i dont think ive never hit the back button on accident.

    Speaking of the GS3, i got another update last night. My third since ive had it(second one was Jelly Bean) so i like that they are being better with the updates even if it was a small security and user experience update. Still, if it is an improvement, its nice to get them sooner than ever before.

    As for the Tablets, i agree a little about the scrolling , but i still much prefer the N7 over the Mini. It frustrates me that there is no back button on the Mini.

    I didnt really watch the Google Chromebook video (watched 30 seconds) Ive absolutely no desire to have one of those.
  12. macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2011
    Yea that is beginning to get on my nerves with my iPad. I keep tapping to the right of the home button lol. Also, despite what some say about iOS consistently having the back button in the upper left-hand corner it is not always that way: sometimes an app will bring up a screen that has to be closed via the upper right-hand corner (such as an "x"). Just ran into that today with the Huffington Post app for iPad (a horribly written app, in my opinion).

  13. Irishman, Feb 5, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013

    macrumors 68020

    Nov 2, 2006
    I love Chris Pirillo! He was on the TechTV channel on satellite years back before G4 bought it out and ruined it. Great guy! Great sense of humor.

    In the same spirit of Chris' channel, there's the TWiT TV channel

    It is a much larger endeavor, though, headed by Leo Laporte (another TechTV alum). I enjoy several of their podcasts (both audio and video), from "Home Theater Geeks", "iPad Today", "Macbreak Weekly", "Tech News Today", and "Know How".

    They're insightful, objective (most of the time), and I very rarely find their information outright wrong.

    And, once more back to Chris, he apparently got an early shot to use the Oculus Rift 3D Gaming Goggles. From what I've heard, this was the hit of CES this year. Everyone was raving about, and here he is demoing the Epic Citadel map using Unreal Engine 3, adapted for the Oculus Rift.
  14. macrumors G4


    Jun 12, 2012
    Well that is probably over a year away, so I would be shocked.

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