I had such high hopes for the Nexus One. The promised features were great, including the tight integration with google services. Unfortunately, there were some serious flaws that prompted me to cancel my new T-Mobile service within the 14 day ‘buyer remorse window’ and send my new phone back to the Googleplex. First and foremost,[…]
The Nexus One handles notifications beautifully: a status bar at the top of the screen shows icons related to activity, and a simple swipe of the fingers shows received emails, texts or tweets, missed calls, and other status items. You can click directly on any of the items to be pulled into that application, or[…]
One of the main features that interested me in the Nexus One was turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation. Almost all the features in the Nexus One have some level of voice support, and the navigation is no different. You can say things like “navigate to wagon wheel skate center” and it will guide you there. Obviously, it[…]
Despite appearances, I’m not particularly an early adopter. I may be interested in new tech toys, but I generally don’t take the plunge right away. I waited until the iPhone 3G, I don’t have a Kindle or a Blu-Ray player. I barely even paid attention when the announcements of the $500 Google Phone started circulating.[…]
Today my new Nexus One arrives in the mail. I’ll admit, I’m a bit apprehensive about it. I’m nervous about giving up my iPhone. What? Really? It’s just a phone! But I think most of us who have one know, it’s not just a phone. When I got my iPhone 3G a year and a[…]
I’ve been trying out Google Voice for about 6 months now. I like the service, most notably the voicemail transcriptions, but I know I’m not taking advantage of the majority of the features of the service. You know who would, though? Smaller volunteer-run organizations. I’ve spent several years in such organizations, and I just took[…]
In the tech community, some folks have been talking about “augmented reality” for years. But only recently has it started to really catch the attention of a more mainstream crowd. What is this seemingly sci-fi catchphrase, and why should you be paying attention?
Earlier this week, I wrote about Trying out the Google Voice service, focusing on some of the service highlights. But what made my transition to the new number even easier was the use of the GV Mobile iPhone application. This application is available in two versions: free and premium ($2.99).
Google recently released invites for their Google Voice service, an outcome of their purchase of GrandCentral back in 2007. Although I missed the GrandCentral…train.., I did receive my new gvoice invite last week and have been slowly easing into using the service.
‘What’s more mobile than the American Automobile Association’, I found myself thinking as I was stranded on the side of the road last night. Evidently, the unique benefits to mobile haven’t yet come to AAA Colorado. However, I had some time to consider it for them: