CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies (SGS1 Captivate)

So, since last week, I’ve been updating my phone (Samsung Galaxy S Captivate) with the newest and latest experimental updates of CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1, code name Jelly Bean).

As expected, nightly builds are buggy. Very buggy. And unreliable. At first, they usually work, but then they progressively slow down, and become bloated. On top of that, the battery as been constantly getting drained in a matter of a few hours, whether I’m using the phone or not. It’s strange, but it seems to be getting better with each update.

Nevertheless, I continue to update. The latest CM9 RC (Release Candidate) 2 was very stable, and I’m fairly certain that not that much as changed between 4.0.4 and 4.1, besides minor UI changes, and the addition of Google Now’s app, the mute competitor to Apple’s Siri.

Thus, I’m fairly certain that as moders adjust CyanogenMod 10 for the Galaxy S1 progressively, it will work just as well as 4.0.4 did.

I’ll be keeping you posted.

Read the rest of this entry for my latest update on CM 10 for the Samsung Galaxy Captive (September 19th, 2012)

CyanogenMod 10 on my Captivate

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Review: SteelSeries Siberia V2 USB Gaming Headset

This is a comprehensive consumer review of the SteelSeries Siberia V2 (USB Edition) – Gaming Headset. This is my attempt to deliver a comprehensive opinion and comparison with other headsets I have owned in the past.

I will go over what makes a good gaming headset: sound, build quality, microphone, and price. From my experience purchasing headsets over the past few years, it’s overloaded with oft poor quality products that tend to either break easily, or simply cease to work after a few months of regular use.

I’ve owned Logitech, Creative, Corsair and now my first SteelSeries headset. I use a headset on a daily basis, most often for several hours at a time, so I need them to be comfortable and require for my sound to work optimally at all times. Does the SteelSeries Siberia V2 achieve that? Let’s find out.

SteelSeries Siberia V2