Saturday, June 28, 2014

Nexus upgrade?

I've had the Nexus 4 for about a year and a half.. getting direct OS updates from Google, running KitKat 4.4.4, still haven't rooted. I love straight up Google-iness and want to continue with my future devices.

now have my eye on the Nexus 5.. capable of running Android L beta, and will get the official update as far as I can tell, while my Nexus 4 probably will not. but.. I know I should wait until October when the next device is announced, and not jump the gun too soon-- on the other side, why not get the Nexus 5 now while it's on the cheap and available? TMobile has that Jump thing, so if I do want to upgrade after the new one comes out, I can without issue, so I might as well.

since TMobile will only give $85 for trade-in, and getting her a new lesser model would cost at least $120, Taryn will get he Nexus 4 whenever I do upgrade.. along with an otterbox-type case! poor kid is struggling with the Exhibit 4G- small screen and she can't play nearly a quarter of the games she wants- phone just can't handle it.

to get the Nexus 5 itself, about $30 from TMobile in shipping and sales tax, additional $16.50 added to the bill each month.. and about $30 from amazon in a new case for Taryn on the Nexus 4, and a case for my new Nexus 5. hey, I have $60!

I'm itching.. easy to make happen.. I think it's happening soon. like today.

and then I did it. yeay!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Powerline adapters

we're buying a house!

I failed to notice exactly where they have their set up right now- wireless modem noticeable in the dining room closet-office/office-closet.

we don't want to start punching Ethernet jacks all over the place and running wires... but wireless can't do everything we do- streaming through the game consoles works better wired, so we have a necessity for Ethernet connections.

Powerline adapters. $135 total from amazon

Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender (PLWK400)
Linksys Powerline AV 4-Port Network Adapter Kit (PLSK400)

still researching, but this is pretty cool.