For those of you that know me personally or follow me on my social feeds, you may have noticed pictures and posts regarding a recent undertaking of mine: walking while working. In a software-savvy job, there is little need to get up and move about during the course of a workday. Combine that with my hobbies in computers and video gaming, and you end up with a very sedentary lifestyle. The only chances I would get to move around would come on the weekend or special vacations. I am about a month into this new initiative, and I feel I have enough data to share the motivation, tests, and results of my personal experiment thus far. In fact, this entire blog post has been written from a treadmill moving along at two miles per hour.
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 →
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.
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.