Daily Archives: December 29, 2017

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — December 29, 2017.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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New Hampshire flowers in December Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

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I Get A Handmade Cloth Carrying Case For Google Pixel 2 In Addition To Ringke Case & amFilm Screen Protector.

by Anura Guruge

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I guess it is because I am not used to carrying a smartphone.

The Google Pixel 2, I got for Christmas, was my first real smartphone — and I got it for its camera rather than phone functions!

I did a fair amount of research before I got the Ringke FUSION (transparent) case and the amFilm glass screen protector. Given all my cameras I have a fair amount of experience with glass screen protectors. So, at least with the amFilm, I knew what I was looking for.

I know that with the Ringke and amFilm I am fairly well covered and protected. But given my camera background it seems odd to me that the lenses are EXPOSED. Plus, my phone lies around, a lot, DAYS AT A TIME, because I do not feel a need to have it near me or carry it around.

So, I wanted a carrying case. Well, I happen to have the perfect seamstress for that. She is good. Took a bit of cajoling BUT she did not charge me. I think she thinks I did ‘OK’ by her over Christmas.

So, I have this rather neat, thick cloth carrying case, with the cloth doubled for added padding!

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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Firmware 2.80, Released Dec. 28, 2017 — Supposedly Fixes Battery Drain!

by Anura Guruge

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You should be able to find the latest firmware news here.

Click to ENLARGE. My Vivoactive 3 on my wrist, around 10pm on December 28, 2017.

Well we all knew that Garmin would have to fix the battery drain problem at some point. It was serious. So, this appears to be the first attempt. I haven’t had 2.8 firmware running for ling enough to tell whether it has made a difference. I will, of course, monitor and keep you posted.

I need to charge my Vivoactive 3 this evening, and whenever I do (since I do it on my main PC), I fire up Garmin Express to check on the software. It took a LONG TIME to sync so I suspected that new firmware was being downloaded. I was right.

Firmware 2.70 for the Garmin Vivoactive 3 was released on Friday, December 8, 2017. So, 2.8o was released within 20 days. Their usual goal is once a month. I am GLAD.

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by Anura Guruge