Jay Wick

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April 4, 2015

How Smartwatches Changed My Life

It's been 90 days since Dee got me my Moto 360. I've had it on almost all the time and installed everything I could find. I'm addicted to new gadgets, especially when you can hack and customise the crap out of it. Suddenly, you could get short bursts of information at a glance of your wrist, you could interact with information faster and get on with what you were doing. But it didn't take too long for me to hate it.

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January 28, 2014

7 Random Things I Wish Android Had Next

Given the evolution of the modern day mobile OS we've grown accustom to things we never cared about before.

Android with its infinite customisability was the answer to my often odd requirements for a mobile phone system. From contact sync to automated tasks, my needs grew as the ecosystem evolved. Suddenly I needed things I never wanted before like text clock screensavers that appear while charging your phone.

I figured there were some core things missing from I would really like in the not too distant future. Here's a list of things I think could be included into the Android experience with a little concept art...

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January 28, 2014

It Is Time: For A Little Zen While Your Device Charges

​Android 4.2 Jelly Bean introduced a neat feature called Daydreams, which are screensavers for your device while they are docked or charging.

I designed It Is Time, a simple and minimalist daydream which displays the current time in words. So basically instead of 11:52 you'll see "eleven fifty two".

Here's the Google Play link...

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March 25, 2011

With the Motorolla Defy, The Glass is Always Full

So my last phone one day decided it didn’t want to stick around till 2011, and thought it would be funny if it bricked itself.

Meet my latest toy, the Motorola Defy.

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September 18, 2009

The HTC Magic, In The Hands of Yours Truly

Imported right from the waters of the ‘bay, it fell into my hands last night, and I've loved it dearly ever since.

Behold my latest gadget, the HTC Magic.

For those of you living under a seriously large rock, or perhaps a remote village, Google entered the world of mobile phones making a new mobile operating system called Android. Sounds good, Microsoft did it, Apple’s in on it too, but so what?

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