Monday, March 19, 2012

Windows 8

On February 29th, 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8’s consumer preview, which is simply a beta version of Windows 8.
Immediately following its release, consumers began noticing that for the first time since Windows 95, the start button had been removed from the bottom left corner of the windows menu. Why? Because Windows is attempting to adopt their metro-style user interface- a new interface which focuses on touch screen capabilities.
Metro-Style applications run full screen, and will be purchasable through the windows store.

Does it feel like windows keeps upgrading on you? Well, perhapse that is because it is.
Take a look at the current time tables:
October 25th, 2001, Windows XP was released.
January 30th, 2007, Windows Vista was released.
October 22nd, 2009, Windows 7 was released.
February 29th, 2012, Windows 8 consumer preview released.

What’s going on at Microsoft?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

[How To] Get the new Google Play Store on your device

Yesterday we already talked about the new Google Play Store (read the article), today we will show you how to get the store earlier than other Android users on your device.

For all of those who are getting impatient of wating for the transition to occur on your smartphone or tablet, try this quick and easy process to force the update:
  1. Install or update to the latest version of Play Books, Play Movies, or Play Music
  2. Navigate to Settings > Apps > Market and hit “Clear data”
  3. Open Play Books, Play Movies, or Play Music
  4. Tap the Play Store icon and accept new terms of service
  5. Welcome to the Google Play Store
This trick should work on every Android 2.2+ device.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Google Play

Google's newest service began rolling out today, and it's called Google Play.  Basically iTunes for Android; Google Play will put Apps, Movies, Music, and Books all in one convenient store.  After you purchase an item, it will automatically put that item on all of your devices, no syncing required.

To access the Play Store, go to, then the Play tab across the top along with mail, documents, etc., or go directly to  Once there, you'll notice it looks very similar to the familiar Android Market, but a little bit more intuitive.  The Android Market will eventually merge with the Play Store.  The Play Store will allow you to easy browse and purchase all types of media for your Android device.

This is just the beginning of the rollout of the Play Store, and a big first step in Google's efforts to make the Android user experience more cohesive.    

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ipad 3 Unveiling

Follow the link to find out what Wired thinks Apple will be unveiling this Wednesday. If you're too lazy to click the link, here are some bullet points:

  • High Def retina display
  • 4g
  • Quad Core
  • NFC
  • Office
Why care? Because as consumers, whatever Apple does, Android will have to match or one up; and we reap all the benefits.