My Lollipop (Android 5.0) Upgrade Experience

At lunch on Thursday, November 20, 2014 I got the notice that Lollipop was ready to download on my Nexus 5.

Bottom line: from start to finish it took 38 minutes.

I was on a good LTE connection for the download.

What you can expect along the way:

Download = 479.5 MB, Verifying, Restart & Install, Installing system update with Android characer and blue progress bar at the bottom, Google logo (rebooting), Colored fireflies swirling, Android, Android is upgrading, Optimizing app XX of XXX, Starting apps, Finishing boot.

One thing to noice right away: you now have to swipe to unlock.

Just getting started with it but everything seems to be working great.

WARNING: Multi-factor Authentication Is Not Ready For Mainstream

Heard the horror stories of people like Mat Honan being hacked? Like me you may have even had the “pleasure” of someone compromising your debit card (or worse). Not fun.

Multi-factor Authentication Is Not Ready For Mainstream

Featured image from iStock.

With that in mind, a couple of days ago I was very excited to dive again into Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and write a really awesome post about how easy and effective it has become. Boy was I wrong. In this post I share with you why I think it’s not worth it (in most cases) and what you can do instead.

iOS 8.1 Gave Me Back Some Space

I upgraded my iPad to iOS 8.1 on Friday, October 24, 2014. After the update, I had 0.3 GB more than I had prior to the update.

The Little Known iPad Keyboard You’ll Love

Have you ever spent money trying to turn your iPad into a productivity tool only to find that money was wasted? I have too. My search led me to the keyboard reviewed in this post.

iPad Keyboard You’ll Love

I’ve been happily using it since 2012. With the keyboard, I am nearly always as productive using my iPad as my laptop (and it’s much easier to travel with).