This arrived in the mail to help me turn my phone into a little stand-up display and push me into the future with wireless charging. But the biggest issue I've come across with being a *real* wireless charging user? Driving. Yeah. Driving. That's because we have those little car dashboard vent magnetic mounts that require you to slide a little metal plate under your case. Then you just kind of 'pop' your phone on the mount and it keeps it out our your hands and allows you to use turn-by-turn directions without fumbling around with your phone. The issue? If I put the metal plate in the middle of the back of the phone, the wireless charging via the Google Pixel Stand here doesn't work. If I take the plate out, then I don't get to pop my phone on the dash while we drive. A few weeks in, it seems that I'm choosing the convenience of the magnetic plate over the wireless charging on the stand. Anybody solve this dilemma?
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That's the Huawei-made Nexus 6P that showed up earlier this week. This marks the 7th Nexus phone I've had going all the way back to the original Nexus One. When I was at Google, I had the S, Galaxy Nexus, 4 and 5. Since I've left, I went with last year's behemoth the Nexus 6 and now this year the 6P. Nat has been on the Nexus program since the 4, too. But the 6 was so big, she opted to go with the Moto X Pure last year. This year, she's back on the Nexus program with the 5X. These just arrived, so we haven't put them through their paces, but so far so good. The camera - everyone claims - is much improved. That's always been the sore spot for the Nexus line for me. Also, the 6 was a bit clunky when it came to the wifi and bluetooth radios. They were spotty and would kick off every once in a while. I ordered a case, but it hasn't shown up yet, so this thing feels so light and thin. I know it won't last when I strap the case/bumper o
A few months back, I received an email from someone at the McHenry County Visitors Bureau asking me if they could use a photo I took of some corn we bought at the Elmhurst Farmers' Market. They wanted to highlight Twin Garden Farms in their annual travel magazine but didn't have a photo they could use. So, they wanted to use the photo I posted on this post about Mirai Corn . Sure, I said. Go ahead. But...can you send me a copy of the magazine when it is done? Fast forward to this week. In our mailbox was a copy of the McHenry County Visitors Guide. And, if you turn to page 12, you'll see the photo of the corn taken with my phone. No photo credit, but because of this post, I can take credit, eh? I'll have to update my CV to include "published photojournalist", right?