Google I/O Goodness

So, the keynote for Day 1 of Google I/O today, a conference dedicated to developers and programmers that work with the Google ecosystem. As a self-proclaimed nerd, I loved the big announcements from today. And yet, toward the end of the conference, there was something I did not quite expect. It was a pleasant surprise that did not seem to get a lot of coverage in the media…

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Send web links, maps, and directions to your Android Smartphone

Ask yourself how many times you look up directions to a store or meeting on Google Maps or Mapquest. Consider Today I bring you a quick post for those of you looking for an easier way to get that data from your computer’s web browser on to your Android phone or tablet. I will focus on two of the most effective methods, though I am sure there are more out there: Chrome to Phone and Chrome Tab Sync. Continue reading Send web links, maps, and directions to your Android Smartphone

An Android App for the Talker/World Traveler

With all the downsides I hear about Skype, I am surprised little attention has been given to a very competitive alternative in Google Voice. With a free phone number, free voicemail dictation service, and free calling to and from numbers throughout the U.S. and Canada, people really should start taking advantage of this service. The audio and video call reliability is stronger than Skype, and you can use the service directly from G-mail! Extending on that service, GrooVe IP is an Android app that lets you harness the power of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) to make dirt cheap calls from anywhere in the world.

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Taking Notes on Android

Today marks the release of an Android app that I’ve been waiting for since my college days. If you have ever explored the full breadth of programs that come bundled in most Office suites, you may have discovered the awesomeness that is OneNote. A virtual, searchable whiteboard notebook of sorts, OneNote is the best way I found to electronically catalog and organize my entire life. And now it’s available on Android! Honorable mentions to Catch notes Google Keep and Google Voice Commands.

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