DroidBook: Should Google Replace Chrome OS with Android?

One of the many problems with being ahead of your time is that you usually create markets that aren’t ready for you. This has been the main obstacle for the Chromebook and many other products that have come before it. Google may believe Chrome OS is ready, but perhaps the Internet just isn’t ready for Chrome OS? Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Google Should Overhaul Its Messenger Service

Recently I was in a Verizon Wireless Store asking about Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) expectations on the Galaxy Nexus (yes I’m that guy), where I encountered a man dead set on an iPhone. While he held his original Motorola Droid in his hand, his contract was up, and he was fed up with Android. He didn’t have a huge list of reasons why, except for one. All he demanded was the ability to send a group text message, and have any additional messages funnel back into the original group bundle he sent it out in. Continue reading

Apple’s Dilemma: The 7-Inch iPad

For a device owning the tablet space, Apple seems more reactive than proactive lately. As rumors continue to circulate about a 7-inch iPad, what is Apple thinking? By offering the Nexus 7 at $200, Google has conceded the high-end tablet market for now. Where unlike the iPhone, Apple’s iPad could exist virtually uncontested in its price range. It’s just up to Apple to convince the buyer to shell out an extra $300 – something they have done successfully for years. Continue reading

POLL: Which Excites You More? The Nexus 4 or iPhone 5?

As we brace for the coming smartphone bonanza this fall, which device will you want more? Google’s next Nexus smartphone (Nexus 4) or the iPhone 5? Both will arrive sometime this fall, offering customers with a choice that is becoming increasingly between not just two OS’s, but two types of devices. Continue reading

Current Decade Will Mark End of Cable and Satellite

Since moving to Boston, I haven’t had cable and frankly don’t miss it. I don’t say this as a granola hippie claiming there is nothing on television or that it’s a waste of time. I love television, and frankly think we are living in another golden age of TV where shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and others have developed some of the best writing over the life of each series. Continue reading

3 Solutions That Could Save Chrome OS

Chromebooks suffer from the same problem plaguing most products that arrive before the market or infrastructure is readily available to support them. Many may feel boxed in with a product that has to maintain a complete reliance on the cloud – and although the Internet has done its best to expand into almost every corner – it’s still not completely ready. Chromebooks may be the future, but until the Internet is as abundant as electricity – and perhaps more abundant – the platform will struggle. There is still hope however, so here’s three things that could help. Continue reading

Would You Buy Apple’s iPad Mini?

Bloomberg reports, that two individuals with knowledge of the project say Apple is designing a 7 to 8 inch tablet “iPad Mini” to compete with less-expensive alternatives like Google’s new Nexus 7 model.

Google designed the $200 Nexus 7 after Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which is currently the only tablet to gain any significant traction against the iPad by completely undercutting Apple’s dominant tablet presence through price ($200 Kindle Fire to $500 iPad). Continue reading

Apple Gets What They Want: New Galaxy Nexus Patch to Disable Features

A patch update for the Galaxy Nexus may be rolling out as early as tonight. One issue? The search feature used to make web queries as well as search for items and applications on your Android phone infringes on Apple’s “universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system” patent. Google will now have to disable most of the functionality of the search feature allowing it to only make web queries, while Google continues to appeal the ruling.  Continue reading

Google I/O: 10 Android Jelly Bean Features that Ruined Apple’s Day

If I could only be a fly on the wall in whatever room Tim Cook inevitably watch Google I/O’s keynote from. It’s one of those moments where the breeze shifts direction and the momentum picks up – just not for Apple. There is a changing of the guard happening and it’s already here. Most Android users have known this for years, but now it’s official. Android is the leader. Continue reading