Saturday, March 22, 2014

Android Wear is Coming Soon!

Sorry for the inactivity, I've been a bit busy with work.  But I feel the need to talk about android wear is extremely important.  As I'm sure you know, the smart watch revolution is at full speed.  Recently we have seen the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the announcement of the iWatch, and the Pebble Steel.  However, Android has recently announced that there will soon be watches powered by the Android operating system.  Two versions of the watch, called the Moto 360 and the LG g have already been announced.  These watches show text messages, hangout messages, email, twitter notifications, location (GPS and distance from a certain point), and sports scores.  So far these watches look promising, as there are many options on the phone, including voice command so that you can reply to messages.  The Moto 360 has looked to improve its aesthetics, and look much like a normal watch.  The LG g, on the other hand, looks like a conventional smart watch.  I look forward to the arrival of Android and hope to be able to test them out.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Google Chromecast

Well everybody, now that I have shared with you my cell phone problems and solutions, I'd like to show you some other keys to having a simple technological life.  I'd like to start off with the Google Chrome Cast. Priced at 35 dollars, it is 65% cheaper than its competitor, Apple TV.  Google Chrome Cast is used for streaming videos online to your television, as long as it has an HDMI port, which most, if not all flat screen televisions have.  For Netflix users, Chrome Cast syncs with your tablet, laptop, or phone, to play all your movies and shows on a big screen.  In fact, as long as one is using either Google Chrome, or the Chrome app on one of their devices, their computer will become a giant monitor for their device.  This works with Youtube, Movie Sites, HBO Go, practically anything.  That is why the Google Chrome Cast has my support as something worth buying.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The answer to my Crisis

I recently obtained a new phone.  It's called the Blu Samba W.  I was testing it out today, because all it took was for me me to put in my sim card, and then I could talk and text as normal.  I bought it off of for 35 dollars, much cheaper compared to the two previous phones that I examined.  As all of the phones I look up, it has Wifi, and Opera Mini, a browser for cell phones.  In addition to that, it comes with FM radio, always a nice touch for times in which you need to listen to certain news of sports games when nothing else is available.  Finally, there is a television and antenna, in which one can watch certain channels if the antenna can pick up a signal (which from my experience is not often). The mobile television feature doesn't use data, so it can be used as often as one wants.  The only clear negative to the phone that I can see at the moment as that in order to do any of the extra features involving storing data and getting apps, pictures, and music, one must insert an SD card, as the phone has a minimalistic memory.  However, with the card, you have access to blu club, the App Store, and all the online features that you could possibly want.