Tag Archive: Google


Alright, here’s the deal. When people think Android, they think it’s only for nerds you can find on “Revenge of the Nerds“( For you younger folks, google it!). That’s not the case as 63% of us have significant others. The platform in 2011 branched out globally and knocked Nokia off their pedestal! As far as other overwhelming numbers, most of us Android users are the t-shirts and jeans kind. That fits me pretty much! You can check the rest of the numbers below… Enjoy!

 

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During my absence from the blog, the Android Market reached 10 billion downloads. 10 billion downloads!! Within a 6 month period alone, the Market had 4 billion downloads. This feat is a testament to the engine that could with the Android platform. I bet if I counted how many apps I have downloaded from the Market since I’ve joined the Android platform, some people’s mouth would drop open. Developers used to first create an app for iOS (iPhone) then move on to Android. However my friend, those times are changing rather quickly. Now, I am not talking about profitability here. That’s a whole another subject for another day. Check the numbers Google was nice enough to display for us here and broke it down a bit for y’all. Enjoy!

 

 

Source [AndroidGuys]

Questions?

My posts on this blog are not meant to be political in any form or fashion.  As a matter of fact, I have no affiliations with any  party or candidate.  I don’t mean to be wishy-washy. Some I like more than others but for the most part they are the same and end up being as such.  I have no formula about how I post.  One thing I know is, I am finding my stride.  Just like I did with my Orioles blog.  This is a continuation of my previous post, regarding how we are humans and not robots.  Come to think of it, a lot of my posts are roughly on the same wavelength.   I write a whole bunch of different verbiage but the theme is the same.  And it’s meant to be positive.  Technology had a big hand in how the Occupy Wall Street and subsequent groups began, developed, and eventually ended.

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We Are Not Machines

I can’t stop watching this scene from The Great Dictator.

Charlie Chaplin was the king of Silent films, but this was, in my opinion, some of the greatest dialogue ever!  What is even more fascinating, is that this was filmed in 1940.   This was before the end of World War 2, Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X, the fall of the Berlin Wall, before the Internet, and before 9/11.

This was over 70 years ago and is all-so-important, vital, and relevant today.   So what does this have to do with technology?  Everything.

Since I was in grade school, I have always questioned things.   Hard to believe that anyone would find anything in their textbooks questionable or misleading?  Call it intuition, delusion, or whatever.

There has always been a group of people that find something wrong with our system, our government, and the status quo.  That’s a whole bunch of terms for the same thing.

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Talking On The Phone = Boring?

I speak personally on this one.   A lot of my peers do not like talking on their phones anymore.  Maybe they never actually did? Continue reading

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Everybody knows I pro-Android and sorta anti-iPhone but when it come to tablets I am neither. If I can’t do everything on my tablet that I do on my PC, it’s a waste of time and money for me. Let’s say I used a certain program on my PC to create some type of document and need to modify that file on the go; but now my Android or iPad can’t because the program is not compatible on those platforms. What now?? For the price of these oversized iPhones and Android phones, I’d rather get a fully functional device. And with Windows 8 around the corner, I can’t wait!! Looking at the numbers from Boston Consulting Group, you can see that U.S. consumers agree. So do Chinese consumers for that matter. iOS and Android are both holding their own but still not quite there yet. What about you? You got a tablet already? If so, which one? If not, what are you waiting for?

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I will tell you I have an obsession with Google Chrome extensions just like I did with Firefox before. Unfortunately, Firefox suffered from serious initial load up times and other hiccups. I think that I am starting to have the same issues with Chrome too. However, I have gotten so accustomed to using these extensions that I can’t live without them. I will share some of these with you today!

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The Web of Trust extension shows you which websites people trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web.

This has to be on everyone browser. It’s an added protection against going on a virus infested website. All these virus links people post on Facebook everyday shows me a red circle that they’re not safe and all I have to do is avoid them. Pretty easy!!

 Google Share Button

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Yes changes happen everyday in the real world. And guess what? They change too in Facebook world. If you’re not paying for Facebook’s bills directly, you think they give a s*&t what you think? They’re changing due to competition and they don’t want to lose all this data they’re getting from you to Google+ that already has a shitload through Google’s other properties.

Damn!!! There’s been so many updates recently between Google+ and Facebook that I don’t even know where to start. Nobody wants to get caught like Victor Ortiz and get knocked the f*&^ out! Protect yourself at all times right? Honestly, the best thing to happen to Facebook recently has been Google+. It actually made Facebook take their head out of their you know what and step their game up.

My biggest qualm with FB has always been their privacy controls being hidden like I am supposed to go Easter egg hunting?!?! However, every time FB makes major changes people act like they lost a kidney. Only new feature I am not too fond of is the stalker tool on the top right of your screen. It’s good and it’s bad! I’ll be looking more in-depth at the changes on FB later this week hopefully. I am waiting till their f8 conference on Thursday where they will be announcing some big new features to their platform. Other than that, they are doing things they should’ve been doing a long time ago because Google+ is the new kid in town and he’s not shy about strutting his stuff!

Google+, on the other hand, is keeping the pressure on facebook and got out of trial mode to land in beta world. And opening their service to the world without needing an invitation. They’ve also improved other services or features. There’s one specifically that I didn’t understand which was not being able to share images in their mobile Huddle app. Well, now they’ve changed the name to Messenger and have added that option. Also, in Google+ Hangouts, you can now broadcast which is a workaround for the 10 person audience limit to the feature. I am sure there are other features I am missing but sue me!

All in all, this one is not ending in the 4th round guys like Mayweather vs Ortiz!! It’s going the distance! Stay tuned!!

In this heavyweight battle reminiscent of the Thrilla in Manila where you have in the right corner in blue trunks Facebook (Muhammad Ali)– And in the left corner in colorful trunks w/ blue, yellow,green and red, you have Google+(Joe Frazier)!!

Facebook knows it’s way ahead in this fight but Google’s resources are making a serious push in the social networking with Google+, still in “trial beta”.

The latest round features the battle for your browser. Google+  just launched their official Google +1 chrome extension yesterday where you can +1 any page you visit on the web just by clicking on their button in your extensions tab. Still early but you cannot comment or share your +1 directly on your wall at this point. You can also see the number of +1 on the button itself. Grab it here.

In the other corner, Facebook has just released their own official chrome Like extension today which does exactly the same things. As of right now, the Like extension is a bit better. Once you’ve liked a page a text box pops up to comment on your Like. Grab it here.

Which round are we in again?

Source [Techcrunch] [Mashable]

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