General, Share-topia 2018

Why can’t Google make up their mind?

I’m a big user of Google Services. I’ve loved Google Docs since it first launched, and use it all the time for both personal and professional things. I’ve also been a long time user of Google’s instant messaging ecosystem including GTalk, Hangouts, and Allo (briefly). On top of all of that I also use Google […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Apple’s Education Event

Yesterday I took the time to watch the live blog of Apple’s “Field Trip” education event. Apple in education has been something that has been near and dear to me since my childhood. The very first computers I worked with were Apple IIe computers in our computer lab. I was even lucky enough to have […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Am I an Apple guy anymore?

Recently, I’ve been starting to question how much of an Apple guy I am. Those who know me, know that I’ve been an Apple fan boy since the late 1990s when I was running OS 7.x on a clone Power Computing machine. The evolution of Macs to OS X was a tremendously welcome change for […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

So about that Google stuff

This past week Google had their big event to unveil a bunch of new hardware. Slowly but surely Google has been catching up to Apple (along with Microsoft and Samsung) and producing high end hardware that highlights their software in the most ideal way possible. This is an area where Apple has had an advantage […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

The chat ecosystem and Google

Recently Google released their new chat apps for mobile called Allo and Duo. The two apps have different purposes; Allo is for instant messaging, and Duo is for video. Allo has the unique feature of being integrated with Google’s Assistant AI so you can ask it questions right inside a chat conversation. It’s meant to […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Google is a little scary

Earlier this week, Google unveiled their new phone, the Pixel, and got themselves deeply in the hardware business. Besides the phone, they also unveiled the Google Home device, and a mesh wireless system called Google Wifi. This was on top of a new VR headset to go along with the Pixel, and a revamped Chomecast. […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Chromdroid?

The news broke yesterday that Google is going to move towards merging ChromeOS and Android, starting sometime in 2016. As a Chromebook owner I knew this day would probably eventually come, but it’s still bittersweet news to hear it finally. ChromeOS was a gamble for Google to begin with. The idea was to build an […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Pixel C

Yesterday Google made a slew of announcements, one of my favorites being the family plan for Google Play Music, but there was a surprise in their reveal of the Pixel C. This is an Android tablet, with an optional physical keyboard, that is meant to compete with the likes of the Microsoft Surface and the […]

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