Google I/O 2013 kicked off today with a 3.5+ hour keynote, which didn’t feature any new version of Android like it usually does, but still featured numerous exciting announcements, from a new Maps experience to a unified messaging experience.
This is a review of the top announcements from today’s keynote.
When you run a BlackBerry blog, switching away from BlackBerry is a weighty decision. Yet that’s exactly what happened this fall. A few elements fell into place around the same time, and it seemed like an opportunity to leave a platform I’d mostly stopped using in the last year — even with the prospect of BlackBerry 10 phones just around the corner.
It certainly did hurt to make a relatively long-term switch without giving BlackBerry 10 a real chance. After all, for more than a year I spent significant time at BBGeeks.com speculating about how BlackBerry 10 would fare in the marketplace. Now I was going to leave without realizing the payoff? Again, the decision was not made lightly.
It is April 1st, a day when you truly can’t believe everything you see or read on the internet. As usual, many companies like to create all sorts of shenanigans on this very special day.
Here is a compilation of some of this year’s best April Fools pranks around the internet.
At Mobile World Congress, Mozilla made one of the more notable announcements. We knew they were developing Firefox OS, but at MWC they gave us some of the juicy details. Specifically, we learned about the first Firefox phones, the carriers that will support them, and rough estimates for release dates. It won’t be long until a carrier in your area carries these newly minted phones.
Firefox OS might have trouble competing with platforms like Android and iOS, but it has one big advantage.
Do you enjoy physics and geometry based games? If so, you may enjoy a game called Cubes vs. Spheres.
It is exactly what the name implies. You use spheres to fight cubes. It’s that simple.
Do you spend too much time on the computer? When we’re on the computer, whether its to do real work or just browse cat videos, many of us forget to take breaks and end up sitting in front of a screen for hours. However, this can be harmful for your eyes, neck and back.
Here are 3 free applications that will remind you to take regular breaks to relax your eyes.
While Apple and Android phones rule the roost in the smartphone market and continue to establish themselves as the trailblazers, RIM (Research In Motion), the BlackBerry maker, is striving hard behind the scenes, vying to break this duopoly. When we say ‘behind the scenes’, it is more figurative than factual of course, for, RIM has been launching marketing blitzkriegs left, right and center recently to market their product and challenge the Apple-Android status quo.