Saturday, May 14, 2011


The Android Army

During the latest Google I/O Conference, we learned a lot of cool things.

We learned of the Google Music service

We learned of Chrome being available on netbooks starting June 15

During the latest conference we learned some very interesting and exciting news about the Google Android Mobile Operating System. The use of Android has literally skyrocketed since it first came onto the scene back in October of 2008. At the beginning of the year there was 500,000 activated Android devices, we now learn that there are over 100 million worldwide.

 This time last year there were 100,000 Android devices being activated daily. Then by August the number had doubled and by December of 2010 there were approximately 300,000 devices activated daily. The number as of today is 400,000 devices activated daily.

We have over 100 million activated Android devices. Over 310 different devices, from cell phones, smart phones, tablets….. Does this include the Kindles and the Nooks? There are 112 different countries and 215 different carriers. There are also over 450,000 Android app developers and over 250,000 apps, which have been downloaded over 4.5 billion times.  

There is no stopping the Droid. It is available on more devices and carriers then the iOS. You can also run Android on your desktop, laptop, or netbook. Just do a Google search on it. I would really like to hear your thoughts. Now get out there and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


The Acer model
The Samsung Model

   Day 2 of the Google I/O Developer Conference and we receive the news and plans for Google Chrome on netbooks. 

We were not disappointed in day number 2.

There will be 2 Chromebooks, one from Acer, the other from Samsung.

They have come up with a way for students and businesses to purchase the netbooks on a monthly fee basis. The program called Chromebooks for Businesses and Education allows businesses and educational institutes to pay Google a monthly fee in exchange for a supported, updated Chromebook. Businesses will pay a monthly fee of $28, while educational institutes will pay a $20 fee.  Businesses and the educational institutes will order their Chromebooks directly from Google at the following link address beginning June 15, 2011.


All Chromebooks will have some of the following basic features including instant booting, all day battery lives, and most importantly built in security. They are not the CR-48’s, but closely resemble them. The Samsung model has a 12 inch display, 8.5 hours of battery life, dual-core Atom processor, HD webcam, 4 in 1 card reader, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and mini VGA. It will be sold in WiFi and 3G models starting at $499. The Acer model  11.6 HD display, 6 hours of battery life, a dual-core Atom processor, 2 USB 2.0 ports and a full HDMI port instead of VGA unlike the Samsung. It will also have WiFi and 3G models starting at $349. These Chromebooks will be available on June 15th, 2011.

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Please feel free to enjoy these videos. I have them here for your enjoyment. I would love to hear any comments that you may have. As always, get out there and enjoy your day!


Monday, May 9, 2011


Have you tried the Rockmelt web browser?

You may say to yourself, another web browser? We have too many as it is.

I assure you, Rockmelt is far different than any other browser that you’ve ever used.

Just what is Rockmelt?

Rockmelt is a web browser that enhances the users social media experience. It was developed by Tim Howes and Eric Vishria. It has the backing of the Netscape founder Marc Andreessen. Rockmelt is different and unique in the sense that it integrates a technique in which it focuses on Google search and Social Media, in particular Facebook and Twitter. It was officially released in the beta version in November of 2010. It is made freely available to the public. It supports the Windows and OSX platforms.

Rockmelt is based upon Google open source browser, Chrome or Chromium. It is built using the same open-source web layout engine Webkit, which is jointly built by Apple, Google and the open-sourced community, but have the JavaScript engine replaced by Google’s own V8, also open sourced. Being that it was built and based on the Chrome browser, it’s just as fast and you can import all of the Chrome settings into it.

The cool thing about the Rockmelt browser is the integration with social media. It has an optional sidebar on the left of the browser window enabling access to communicate with all of your Facebook friends and contacts. You are able to communicate without having to open another tab or window or having to go to the Facebook page. It is even equipped with a Chat Bar that displays the users own status, which can be updated. It not only displays your picture, but your contacts or friends’ pictures as well, and all statuses can be updated. Furthermore with the Facebook integration you not only have the ability to chat with friens, but you have the ability to write on their walls as well. On the right side of the browser is another optional sidebar, which allows you to view your Facebook wall and notifications. It also integrates with Twitter as well. Upon doing a search with the Google search bar, a small drop down window pops up with your results.         

What do you think? I have included a video for your enjoyment. I would really love to hear your comments. Please drop a line and let me know what you think. As always get out there and enjoy your day!        


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