In the weeks leading to Google I/O, it is not uncommon for Android Fanboys to let their imaginations go wild when it comes to guessing the latest hardware that Google will release in the upcoming year, if any. Back in 2014, Google took a gamble on partnering up with HTC to release the Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 was a very nontraditional Android Tablet and many Android fans will agree that while it did have a lot of positive attributes, it failed to reach the market share that Google wanted. Here are the reasons that I personally feel that Google should work with Samsung to build the next generation of Nexus 10 tablet.
Rumors of a Google sponsored cell phone service have been around since the launch of the HTC Dream in 2008. These rumors were accelerated with Google purchasing the VoIP provider Grand Central less then a year later (later re-branded to Google Voice). Google Voice had an amazing launch but later became a barren wasteland which failed to receive the attention it deserved, many felt their dreams of a Google phone service slowly die a painful death. Google Voice eventually became integrated with Google Hangouts which helped to jumpstart its use. Finally, on April 22nd of 2015, Google was ready to show off Project Fi, the first Google MVNO. Here are my thoughts.
I have been an active member of the Web Hosting community for the past 10 years and I have seen my fair share of myths being passed as fact on various forums. This article was created to help expose many of these myths that are still being passed along as fact.
My life is centered around technology and I like to stay current with the latest offerings. I read hundreds of articles, reviews and websites every week to gorge myself on the latest news that is circulating the internet and have come across several things that bug me. Here is a list of my top tech pet peeves:
Mobile phones of all sorts come and go all the time however there is a specific breed of mobile phones that are just around long enough to allow us to laugh at the 10 people that purchase them at full price only to be sold in a fire-sale a week after. These phones are known as “Social First” phones as they are built to prioritize social networking above other basic smartphone functions. These phones rarely last more then a few weeks on the market before rapidly being discontinued and forgotten about.
I know that this website has been a bit barren with iPad Log Updates so I wanted to let everyone know that I am still testing the iPad and using it as my daily driver. I have decided to cut back on the daily logs in order to not completely spill the beans on my final write up at the conclusion of this trial. The iPad is still alive as of this writing and I have been able to find a few redeeming features but for the most part, I still feel that Android is the superior platform.
I don’t know of any person who works in technology who will can doubt that the USB standard was one of the most disruptive technologies to the computer world since the launch of the World Wide Web. Shortly after being launched in the late 90’s, the USB standard has made several technologies such as Parallel Ports, DB9 Serial Ports and even Floppy Disks obsolete with little effort. The newer Type-C USB port along with USB 3.1 that has started making its appearance on devices in 2015 stands to render several technologies that we use today obsolete, here are just 6 of them.
Day 4 of my iPad experiment has come to a close and I will admit to something rather embarrassing, I spent almost 30 minutes today trying to find how to change the settings of the built in “Mail” application in order to add an email signature, it turns out that rather then looking for an option within the “Mail” application to access the settings menu, I should have been using the iOS settings application instead… which makes little sense at all if you ask me.
I am currently undergoing an experiment to see if a die-hard Android Fanboy can use an iPad as his primary tablet for 2 weeks. I have gone through the setup process and customized the tablet (to the extent that Apple actually allows) to be able to run all of the applications I use on a daily basis. I have a favor to ask of all users who have used iOS in the past. In the comments below, please write a few things that I should do with the iPad that would show off its capabilities or a feature that Apple has implemented better then Google.
Day 3 of my 2 week iPad Experiment is nearly over and I actually do not have anything too bad to say as I have spent the weekend performing a few lightweight tasks with the iPad and I have officially found a redeeming feature… I have been going on 32 hours on the same charge and still have over 60% left on the battery gauge.