I Switched From Windows to Linux. Here’s Why:

Up until a month ago I was convinced that only the Hacker Bois use Linux. I believed it’s hard to install, hard to maintain and requires a good level of technical knowledge just to do basic tasks. I disregarded the fact that I had seen many government offices use Ubuntu because they probably have a…

Beginner Audiophile Headphones!

I have always loved listening to music and I keep trying to find ways to improve that experience. During my teen years, I listened to portable FM radios and cassette players before downloading mp3s, eventually switching to streaming from YouTube, Spotify and now Apple Music. It was during the pandemic when I discovered the YouTube…

Apple Music Lossless is here! Can we have a HiFi iPod please?!

Apple music lossless has been introduced (already rumored heavily) and it will be available for all Apple Music subscribers at no extra cost! Whoa! I’m really glad that I did not give in to temptations for buying the AirPods Pro, believing that I would buy it later when they get cheaper after the newer variant…

The Surprising Benefits of Deleting WhatsApp

WhatsApp recently rolled out a new privacy policy with alarming consequences. Once again, I started to reconsider the actual need of using WhatsApp and seriously considered deleting it. WhatsApp has become such an integral part of our lives: people assume that everyone has it (it’s true) and use that for all sorts of communications –…

Digital Minimalism on iOS (iPhone XR review)

For a good number of years now, I have walked the difficult path of digital minimalism where I haven’t quit any digital utility but I have learned to control my usage. Many digital minimalists take the step of going full dumb phone, no internet, fully analogue life. But for me, I need to have the…

Album Recommendations: Metal and K-Pop

I’ve been listening to a lot of music these days and ever since I started long distance running way back in 2013, I’ve preferred full albums over playlists or single tracks. An album is generally a better way to enjoy music because most of them have some sort of continuity in them, either in theme…

Review: Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

Having read across a few different genres, my fantasy experience was limited to the famous books – Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Eragon and a few manga series. I was interested in exploring more fantasy and I found out about the types of magic systems in fantasy stories ranging from soft systems to hard…

Apple Music on Android still sucks, Here’s how to deal with it

Even after all these years, Apple Music on Android still sucks. So much so, that it frustrates the hell out of me. I have used alternatives like Spotify but I still prefer Apple for the larger library and the app interface which focuses on album recommendations and curated playlists. I have developed ways to overcome…

Review: Strong Girl Do Bong Soon

Like the other K-drama I watched and reviewed, I started watching this one with the same motive – to supplement my Korean language studies with light entertainment. As it so happens, the entertainment was just superb. I expected a fun romantic comedy and it delivered perfectly. I watched the hour-long episodes in two or three…

Review: I’m Not A Robot

For a long time, I refused to consider giving a chance to Korean series. I’m not averse to watching shows in foreign languages; I don’t have a problem with watching subbed content if it is good. In fact, I prefer it over the dubs because I feel it loses a lot of the charm of…