Hey there :D

Sorry I’ve been inactive. Been shopping for the holidays! Anyway, I wanted to catch up some things. I just got a Nexus 5 for Christmas, iOS 7 was recently jailbroken, the Mac Pro is here, along with certification for the CyanogenMod enabled Oppo N1 Android phone. Oh, and this happened —



Merry Christmas!

It’s still Christmas Eve where I live, but my blog appears to be running on UTC time (even though I changed it a few minutes ago). MERRY CHRISTMAS, if it’s Christmas where you live already!

Review: Smart Case for iPad Air



Today I ditched my Smart Cover and shelled out the money for a Smart Case. My first reaction? Terrible. Like the Magsafe 2, if it gets so much as a slight tug, the magnets are no use anymore and it comes undone. With the Smart Cover, it takes a decent push to overpower the magnet. I’ve only had the Case for about 4 hours, and already it annoys the heck out of me because of this problem.

In terms of design, it is one of the best cases I’ve ever used. The ports are easy to get to, and the buttons are easy to push. But this magnet problem is terrible.

My rating:

3.5 Trollfaces out of 5 trollfaces!

My Tech Setup?

Tech setup? Hmm. Lets see.

iPad Air 16 GB Space Grey (Wifi) with iOS 7.1 Developer Beta

Kindle Fire 2nd generation

iPhone 4S (White) with iOS 7.0.4

iPod touch 4th generation with iOS 6.1.5

MacBook Air 2012 11″ with OS X Mavericks

Dell Optiplex 745 with Windows 7 Professional

iMac 2009 21.5″ with OS X Mavericks



President Obama Can’t Use An iPhone?

When Barack Obama was first elected into office back in 2008, the iPhone 3G had only been around for a short time. Fast forward to 2013, Obama still uses a Blackberry?



“I’m not allowed, for security reasons, to have an iPhone,” Obama said during a meeting promoting his healthcare law with young people on Wednesday at the White House. He also said that his daughters, Sasha and Malia, spend quite a lot of time on their iPhones. Why is it exactly , that Obama can’t use an iPhone? As Obama said, security. Blackberry has had a good reputation for its security methods. While other phone companies (like Apple and Google) are catching up, nonetheless it is still Blackberry who takes the lead for D.C. officials, even though its market share is little everywhere else. So, what do you think? Should President Obama be allowed to use an iPhone? 

Who Am I?

Okay, now that I’ve got the FaceTime rant out there, it’s time I introduce myself. I’m Alex, former* YouTuber, tech enthusiast, programmer, and now blogger. I know this site isn’t perfect. It’s built on WordPress.com. This is all until I get Ghost 0.3.3 up and running and I can host my own blog on my own domain, which will be blog.zudostudios.com. This website is under construction.

*I wouldn’t say “former”. I’m just taking a long break from Youtube.

Not everything is FaceTime!

One thing that annoys me most about video chatting is that people seem to call it “FaceTime”, regardless of what they’re actually using. Take earlier today, for instance. My coworkers and I were editing a project on Google Drive together with all our laptops. Instead of talking face to face, we just used Google’s chat feature (you can tell we live in 2013). Later, we discussed the chat feature (verbally, thank god). Someone brought up, “We shouldn’t even be IMing. We should just FaceTime!” Now, I know this shouldn’t annoy me. It really shouldn’t. It’s just a simple mistake. But get real, people! When FaceTime first came around, you could only FaceTime on an iPhone 4, and only if the other person had an iPhone 4. I wanted to say “Facetime? Who in here brought their iPad so we can FaceTime?” But, of course, I didn’t. People need to learn something: If you are using GOOGLE, you are not using FACETIME. If you are using SKYPE, you are not using FACETIME. If you are using FACETIME… then you are using FACETIME. FaceTime is FaceTime, nothing else.