“Google Plus?” “Google +?” “What’s all that about? It’s just another facebook wannabe website. No one even uses it.” It’s funny how I hear all these things being said by people in UK. In all honesty, using Google Plus over here in the UK isn’t as active as using facebook. The funny thing about Google Plus is that you don’t have to be using it, to be using it. So what do I mean about that?
I tell you what guys, this is probably one of the niftiest tools for Android I have seen since the birth of the T-Mobile G1 (the first official Android phone)! It’s like an operating system which operates the core functionality of your Android phone from a Browser.
- Read/Send/Manage Text Messages
- Add/Install/Manage/Export Apps
- Manage Files
- Manage Photos
- Manage/Play Music
- Manage/Set your Ringtones
- Manage your Contacts
- Manage your Call Logs
- and Manage your Clipboard
All that in a lovely looking OS style, extremely easy to use interface!
As a Computer Scientist and being brought up as a Hindu I believe I can put the two unrelated subjects together to explain the beauty of Hinduism. This article is not intended to preach however it is more of an analogy.
I am a programmer and whilst being in this field of work in this day and age, I deal with many open source softwares such as Magento, Android™, WordPress, Linux and OpenOffice to say the few. The meaning of open source softwares is that it allows ‘users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software’. Open source software is proving to be the largest source of technical innovation providing opportunity to the least established of developers make something great or be part of something big.
As you already may know, the Apple iPhone 4s was released just over a week ago and many people have purchased it for different reasons. The usual suspects include:
- die hard apple fans,
- rich folk who don’t know what to spend their money on,
- people who have never heard of android,
- and previous blackberry owners who have also never heard of android.
However, if you have purchased an iPhone 4s, then you may be forgiven if you have got it on the basis of the late Steve Jobs as this was his last invention which he had a direct influence upon (i.e. for sentimental reasons). He truly has shaped today’s technology. I don’t believe that’s this is the reason most people would have purchased one. It is most likely because of Siri which I have to admit is quite impressive but you can’t make the most out of it if you live anywhere outside the US.
Since the year 2003 I have been acquiring new phones which I have lived with and learnt to love over the years of using them. Currently, I have the a brand new HTC Desire and I had fallen in love with this phone straight away. I knew its strength and weaknesses and I knew it was the phone for me. I am now set in holy matrimony to be with my HTC Desire for the next 18 months.