If you’ve listened to my podcast of late, you know I’ve been happily using the LG Q6 for about a month and it has been a delight to have a daily driver (minus that scrappy speaker). LG’s Android software has become more and more useful the longer I use it. To add to even more to its repertoire I recently discovered that the Q6 is capable of taking RAW photos. The ability to shoot RAW requires your device have Android’s camera2 API and that is a feature that you almost never find on lower end devices like the Q6 with a Snapdragon 435 processor. Bonus!
If you look up in the address bar (or down if you’re using a Windows Mobile device) you’ll see that I use the unique domain name extension “.im” in order to neatly make the word pixelswim. I’ve seen other sites do this sort of thing as well.
Here’s the thing: it’s purely for aesthetics in the browser and you’ll only see it while visiting the site. I don’t use the “.im” domain extension on any of my business cards, in my email address or anywhere else I advertise this site, including verbal exchanges. I use “pixelswim.com” and forward it to this domain because it’s much easier for someone to remember and more ubiquitous with what a web address is (here in the U.S. anyway, but it applies to all standard domain extensions).
This is how I think these clever domain extensions should work. Do you agree?
P.S. this doesn’t really apply to extensions that are full words in themselves like “.audio” etc.
I like/appreciate a good and loud single speaker or stereo speakers on a smartphone. I work at home and take a lot of speakerphone calls and listen to podcasts. Wearing headphones all day isn’t the most comfortable thing plus it’s isolating from my surroundings. I use a Bluetooth speaker once and a while for music, but it’s nice to be able to move about the house with a podcast blaring nicely from my pocket as I get some coffee and such. All this said, I’m not much of an audiophile so even some nice background music suffices from a phone with a good speaker setup.
Let me know your thoughts on phone speakers. Does the quality matter to you?
It is becoming a rare thing to have a user replaceable battery on a smartphone these days. Personally, I love the option to easily replace an old battery or simply have the option to swap in a fully charged battery in just a few minutes time versus having to charge up. If you do have the option it can be difficult to find a good replacement battery on eBay, which a lot of the time is the only place they are available.