Friday, April 29, 2011


       Have you ever tried the Linux operating system?

      If you haven’t, I think that you should.

      There is one distribution in particular though that you should really try: Ubuntu

What is Ubuntu? It is probably the best and most popular Linux distribution. It is also the most easiest to use. What does Ubuntu mean? It is Zulu for humanity. The best part about Linux, it’s free and it works with all of your favorite applications. It is fast, secure and easy to use. There have been 13 different versions in 6 years, with absolutely no viruses. Microsoft can’t boast about that from any of their OS’s. You can install it on your desktop, server, or in the cloud.

There are a lot of great features. Ubuntu has everything that you need for a great user experience surfing the web. Mozilla Firefox is the default browser, you can also choose to install Google Chrome as well. For office documents there is Libre Office. Libre Office is easy to use and can open up any office document from any other OS. There is one of the best default email clients in Evolution Mail. For chat there is Empathy.

You can also play, edit and burn music as well. You can even purchase music through the Ubuntu One Music Store. It comes equipped with photo software as well for you to manage, edit, and share your favorite photos. You can get thousands upon thousands more free applications in the Ubuntu Software Centre. You can also get Ubuntu One to sync all of your files in the cloud. The other great thing about Ubuntu is, The Ubuntu Promise, which states:

Ubuntu is free. Always has been and always will be. From the operating system to security updates, storage to software.
 Ubuntu is fast to load, easy to use, available in most languages and accessible to all.
 Ubuntu applications are all free and open source – so you can share them with anyone you like, as  often as you like.
 Ubuntu comes with full support and all kinds of services available worldwide.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Introducing The Sony S1 & The Dual Screen S2 Android Tablets (Playstation) From Sony


    Sony has introduced a new pair of Honeycomb tablets.

   The S1 & the dual screen S2

   I think that Sony has outdone themselves with the release of the unique tablets. These tablets offer the Qriocity media suite. What is Qriocity you may ask. Qriocity is a cloud based digital music service, unlike iTunes, users don’t purchase music they stream them.

   The S1 is a slate style tablet with a 9.4 inch screen. The S2 however has 2 5.5 inch dual screens. There hasn’t really been a lot of information released on their specifications other than it has a Tegra 2 inside. The screen is 1280x800,  512 MB of ram, and 32 GB of storage space. It also has access to the Playstation Suite games. It has WiFi capabilities as well.  It’s powered by the Android Honeycomb 3.0 mobile operating system. The availability is not known, other than sometime this fall. I have included a small video for your enjoyment. I would love to hear your comments. As always enjoy your day!  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


The Android smartphones are blowing away their competition.

   People want an Android smartphone over the iPhone

   They also prefer the Android handsets over the Blackberry

    According to a new report that has been released by the people from Nielsen, more consumers would rather have an Android smartphone over the iPhone and the Blackberry handsets. The people most noted for their television ratings conducted a three month survey asking consumers which mobile OS they prefer, the Android OS won the survey. The survey took place the first three months of this year. The results are as follows with thirty-one percent chose the Android, thirty percent chose the iPhone, and only eleven percent opted for the Blackberry.

  The last time this survey was conducted was between July and September of 2010. The iPhone was the majority winner last time with 33%, 26 % for the Android, and 13% for the Blackberry. The other big name in the mobile OS, Microsoft didn’t fare too well with 7% last time and only 6% this time. The Palm and Symbian OS didn’t fare so well either with 2% and 1% respectively. The others were undecided.

   The Android and the iOS are more preferred by app developers. They don’t like the Windows, Blackberry, Palm, or Symbian platforms. It seems as though that consumers don’t like them that much either. Which mobile OS do you prefer? I would really love to hear your comments. Now get out there and enjoy your day!   


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


  Yes you read that right.

  Paid iTunes apps for free.

  Where do you go to get them?

  The daily deal craze has come to the apps stores.

   Today the company called OfferedApps plans to start letting everyone download a paid app for free. The apps that normally cost anywhere between $1-$10 can be gotten for free. Of course like anything out there, there is a catch. You will have to either take a survey, play a game, or download a toolbar. Not too bad though for a free app.

   Upon completion of the task at hand, the app will be sent to the participant’s email address. The apps come straight from iTunes for the iPhone, For Android and Blackberry, it comes from a 3rd party distributor. From the revenue that is earned in advertiser money, the developer of the app is paid.

    OfferedApps has been available in beta for a couple of months now and today it launches opened to the public. Today for the iOS devices we will have available the GPS Drive app, for the Blackberry there is the Mobile Checkbook app, and Android user’s will be offered the BPA Bowling 2 app. I think that we all should give them a try and some support. They can be found here:

   What do you think? I would love to hear your comments. Now get out there and enjoy your day!


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