Snapsort launches Geekaphone

Snapsort is working hard on developing a new website to help you find the best cell phone and wireless carrier. Our new website, Geekaphone is still a few months away, but today we are happy to launch our first component of Geekaphone, a Mobile Speed Test, which lets you:

  • See how fast your wireless carrier is (upload, download, latency)
  • Check your phones browser’s performance
  • See what phones are faster on your network (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell)
  • Challenge your friends to see who’s phone is the fastest

To run the Geekaphone Mobile Speed Test go to on your phone, or scan this QR code. There is nothing to install, just click Run! and in a few seconds you will find out just how fast your phone is. Then you can brag to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or even challenge them to a head to head competition.

Our leaderboard updates live as people test their phones, so you can see which phones (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) and carriers are the fastest.

Please test your phone, challenge your friends and give us some feedback on our new mobile speedtest.

Wow that’s a big camera

After learning that some people use x-ray film in regular cameras, as a cheaper alternative to normal film, photographer Darren Samuelson got and idea. What if instead of cutting up x-ray film you could take a single photo using the whole film. After spending a year researching how to do it and seven months building the massive six foot long homemade large-formate camera, Darren is finally showing off his work.

Darren’s Great Big Camera (Via PetaPixel)

LRT for Dummies

You may or may not know that Snapsort is a small software startup based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Think of Waterloo as a tiny Silicon Valley up here in the Great White North (koo loo koo koo koo koo koo koo).  Although what you see currently is largely a camera site, we have a little secret: we want to be the first choice for users making any purchasing decision, from real estate and travel to stocks and hot yoga studios.

You see, our business requires a lot of complex and exciting engineering work (P.S. we’re hiring), which means we need to hire world class coders.  The city we live in is a big part of that. Waterloo is a fantabulous region.  Seriously: it’s awesome.  Like other big tech centres that went before us, someone, on some council, in a place called city hall made a decision for or against a rail system.  Well, it’s now our turn to make that decision.

Since Snapsort is all about helping people make better decisions we thought we’d create a super ginormous infographic on all the talking points.  We hope the techies, students, and Waterloo Region lovers will read this, and share it with their friends. (YES, PLEASE POST, TWEET AND SHARE – embed code below the infographic.)

Waterloo Region has undergone explosive growth — it’s a legitimate success story — largely because we have three universities/colleges and a whole lot of talented techies doing cool stuff.  Tech is now our economic heart: manufacturing has left, and Blackberries, Open Text, Desire2Learn, Kik, and hundreds of other have moved in.  There is a small and vocal minority who don’t want a large, super fantastic and dominant urban tech centre, and who think rail systems are silly.   We don’t really agree with this segment although we love that they have an opinion.  What’s your opinion?

Christopher Reid, Snapsort co-founder

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<a href=""><img width="650" height="8660" src="" title="LRT for Dummies" alt="Waterloo Region rapid transit options"/></a><br /> <a href="">Snapsort</a>'s <a href="">LRT for Dummies</a> Infographic

How to Properly Clean a DSLR Camera Lens

In this video created by Nikon Help Hotline we will learn how to thoroughly clean your camera lenses. You probably won’t need to do this level of intensive cleaning all the time, most of the time a LensPen or microfiber cloth will do the job.

What you will need:

  • 91% strength isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Giottos rocket blower
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Non–powdered rubber gloves
  • White synthetic brush

(via Lifehacker)