Sad news surrounds the internet as @evleaks announces his retirement. Meanwhile, things are looking better for Indiegogo and BiggiFi, the newest Chromecast competitor.
It’s a sad weekend for tech enthusiasts as famous @evleaks’ Evan Blass announces his retirement. After 2 years being the #1 leakster, he will drop the mic and go into new ventures. The reason? Well… sadly, the world kind of revolves around it – money.
Many of you may know Evan Blass was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, so he is looking to change career paths and go into something more secure for his future. He mentions it’s hard to monetize a stream of tweets, and his website is simply not cutting it, either.
Opinion: It’s hard to see Evan walk away. He has been one of the most influential voices in the tech blogging community, but we do understand his position and wish him nothing but the very best.
All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014
Indiegogo is not so hip in the mobile market, but they have decided to finally make the jump and release an iOS app. An Android version is in the works, but for now all iOS users can discover, follow and fund campaigns through your mobile devices.
The crowdfunding app is available straight from the Apple App Store, so go get it!
Opinion: It’s interesting to see a website that supports innovation not having a mobile app. It’s better late than never, though!
BiggiFi comes into the market with a concept that may just prove to be good competition for the Chromecast. In theory, it’s an Android HDMI stick that can be controlled by your smartphone or tablet. Both iOS and Android are supported as remotes, making it quite an interesting experience.
While it does more standalone work than Google’s dongle, it will also cost much more. The device is priced at $89, which is not the cheapest price we have seen. It’s flexibility and independence may make it the best choice for some of you, though.
Opinion: I personally wouldn’t pay $89 for this device, but I do happen to like it. Could running Android on a stick be a better experience?