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My View on Android Fragmentation

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We have all seen this image, and I agree with the android fans that it is biased.  I do think that this is a good representation of the underlying problem at hand.  For semi informed consumers, what is he/she to do, seeing this infographic?  Obviously, buy an iphone, but what if you want an android model.

TL;DR answer: Buy only an official google release nexus phone.

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How to Help Your Friend Choose a Phone.

Being a budget technologist, a teacher, and having my opinion matters, I do have to try and provide honest feedback.  People, students and colleagues, want me to guide them into choosing the right product.  With that said, I have to try and make unbiased reviews on a lot of different products.  When iOS5 and the 4s came out, I had at least 5 different people ask, “Is this the phone I should get?”  I do have to put my google fan boy behind me.

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Eyes on iOS 5

It’s been nearly a week so each of us has had a chance to use each and every one of the 200+ new features, and with the help of the inimitable Kelly Guimont of TUAW and Angry Mac Bastards fame, we get to make sense of them.  Siri also gives hosting a try, but she’s no match for Kelly.

Thanks (thank you and thank you) to Kelly Guimont for joining us.

 

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inThirty.net – 03 – Are we in the Post PC Era?

Ask yourself this question: how are you going to listen to this podcast?
It’ll of course be with deep interest and admiration for its hosts, but will you do it on a smartphone, a laptop, with your home theater in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound?
Chaim, Harry, and Justin discuss whether or not the PC has run its course as being the de facto digital communication device and what the new king of the 1s and 0s is.
And yes, this post was typed on a clamshell laptop.

inThirty.net is a new podcast hosted by @justinfreid , @harrycmarks , and @chaimtime.  Each week our goal is to bring you the news in under thirty minutes.

inThirty.net – HP Kills WebOS

HP puts the kibosh on WebOS and throws a fire sale on the TouchPad.

We discuss the implications for the tablet market, where HP went wrong with the TouchPad, and what it would take to unseat the iPad as king of the tablets.

Most importantly, though, listen to find out whether or not Chaimtime was able to find a TouchPad in stock.

inThirty.net is a new podcast hosted by @justinfreid , @harrycmarks , and @chaimtime.  Each week our goal is to bring you the news in under thirty minutes.

inThirty.net – Google Buys Motorola

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inThirty is a new podcast hosted by @justinfreid , @harrycmarks , and @chaimtime.  Each week our goal is to bring you the news in under thirty minutes.   Our first topic is google buying motorola.

This is a first attempt at hosting a podcast.  Let’s see if it works

inThirty.net – 01 – Google buys Motorola

Hosts:
Justin Freid @justinfreid http://justinfreid.com
Harry Marks @harrycmarks http://curiousrat.com
Haim Cohen @chaimtime http://chaimtime.com

 

Updated: Google Music For The Win (In the Cloud Storage War)

Updated: I did a followup here:  http://chaimtime.com/2012/03/18/how-to-deal-with-the-listening-to-music-problem-a-continuation/

 

With all the new cloud players out there, which one will have the advantage.  I think I have a plus for google music.

Running a mac, with an android phone, and an ever growing music library, I have yet to find the perfect solution.  The iphone was the perfect solution except for the fact that Android does more of what I need, and music isn’t super high up there.  While play counts, and playlists are, other functionality won out.

Converting from PC to Mac to a Windows Home Server, my iTunes.itl file is the holy grail for me.  It is one of the few things that I have backed up just about everywhere.  When you have reconverted your audio in ever increasing (and now FLAC) quality, you lose space. Lots of space.  With an 8gig nano in your car, you have to choose your music wisely.

So what am I complaining about ?  Simply, how can you use a cloud service to store all your music and update your play count.  I think I found it.

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