RIP Google Reader

Today, Google announced that it would be killing Google Reader as of July 1st, 2013. I really can’t believe I’m typing this. I’ve been an AVID Google Reader user for as long as I can remember. I’m still in shock. When I built my own website,, it was because all of the sites INContinue reading “RIP Google Reader”

TPU S-Line Case For Nexus 4 Review

After a few weeks of being on backorder, my Google LG Nexus 4 finally arrived a few weeks ago. I’ve been loving the phone, but was very aware that both the front and back were glass – something I’m not used to on a phone. Having dropped my previous Galaxy Nexus a few times, IContinue reading “TPU S-Line Case For Nexus 4 Review”

Google LG Nexus 4 Unboxing And First Impressions

When the LG-built Google Nexus 4 was leaked, I was unimpressed. I’ve never really liked LG for…well….anything. Back in the day, they were known for making the absolute most crappy GSM handsets, mostly the uber-cheap freebie flip phones and such. However, they have, admittedly, been stepping up their game. When the spec’s and price wereContinue reading “Google LG Nexus 4 Unboxing And First Impressions”

How To Kick Start Social With Google+

A few weeks ago, I was invited to join a Google+ hangout focused on how brands and companies can use Google+ to kick start their social activity. Lots of people like to hate on Google+, particularly in the ‘social media’ industry, and particularly me.  It can be extremely frustrating to use, as a business, and evenContinue reading “How To Kick Start Social With Google+”

Google’s Project Glass Will Change The World

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Google was working on a special pair of glasses – glasses with a built-in camera, display, and interface of some sort – like a wearable smartphone. Eventually, we learned that this was being called ‘Project Glass‘, and now we’ve seen dozens upon dozens of people wearing it, asContinue reading “Google’s Project Glass Will Change The World”

Join Me For Daily Google+ Hangouts

Ah, Google+. Social Media folks like me love to hate on Google+, mainly because we’re essentially being forced to use it, as we rely on Google for just about everything else (SEO, search, ads, etc). While I don’t know that Google+ will ever unseat Facebook as the go-to social networking service, it’s pretty clear thatContinue reading “Join Me For Daily Google+ Hangouts”

Google Latitude Introduces Auto-Checkins

The location-based frenzy has gotten really interesting over the past 12-18 months, and gets more interesting almost daily, especially with the latest ‘check-in’ bonanza. However, current iterations, such as Foursquare, GoWalla, and GetGlue all require you to manually click the ‘check-in’ button. It requires you to do something to share your location with whatever groupContinue reading “Google Latitude Introduces Auto-Checkins”

Google’s Nexus One ETF Isn’t A Big Deal

Lots of folks are up in arms recently over the secondary ETF (Early Termination Fee) imposed by Google on those who purchased the Nexus One with a T-Mobile contract and then cancel the contract early. It has been ‘discovered’ that if you do so, you’ll pay T-Mobile’s termination fee of $200, as well as aContinue reading “Google’s Nexus One ETF Isn’t A Big Deal”

First Impressions Of The HTC Eris And Android

Yesterday I received my personal HTC Eris from Verizon, which is powered by Android v1.5 currently (a v2.x upgrade is supposedly coming soon). This is my first Android-powered smartphone, and honestly, I’m kind of excited about checking things out on a personal phone. I’ve been solid Symbian since the Nokia 6620, with a few foraysContinue reading “First Impressions Of The HTC Eris And Android”

How To Power Through 350+ RSS Subscriptions With Google Reader

As a tech blogger, I have to be looking everywhere for new stuff to post on. Over the past few years since I’ve started using Google Reader, I have accumulated just over 350 RSS feeds that I keep track of, and no, I won’t share my OPML file with you. However, I do want toContinue reading “How To Power Through 350+ RSS Subscriptions With Google Reader”