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It has been way too long since I posted anything on this blog. Business has been so busy, and I have been caught up in keeping up with it.

So what is happening in the world of tech?  I had a client ask me yesterday what is new and upcoming?

Google has been very busy lately.  They just released two products that deserve a close look at.


First is the Chromecast.  It is a device that is about the size of a thumb drive, and it plugs into any available HDMI port on your TV.  It turns you TV into a smart TV and allows you to watch Netflix, YouTube.  A companion Chromecast app is available for your smart phone or tablet to control the content you watch.  This is a fantastic, and affordable way for you to dive into internet based programming on your TV without purchasing a smart TV, or purchasing another device, such as Apple TVor Roku.  And, the price is only $35.  A true bargain.  They are sold out right now and the wait list is 3-4 weeks.  Click on the link to see more detailed info at Amazon. Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player


Next up is the Google Nexus 7. It is truly a thing of beauty. The Nexus 7 is a 7 inch tablet, very similar to the iPad mini. However, it has a super high resolution screen, and runs on the Android operating system. Even better, the price point for the 16 GB WiFi only model is a mere $229. A super bargain.

I purchased on and it arrived yesterday. After setting it up, it immediately wanted to download the latest version of Android, version 4.3. It shipped with 4.2. It was a simple and fast upgrade.

I am an avid Apple fan, and this is my first Android based device. I am blown away by it’s beauty and simplicity. I also love the fact that the screens are customizable, and you can have a combination of apps and widgets on the screens. I immediately put my most used apps on the device (Netflix, Hulu, Weather Channel, and Twit.tv). I then dived into the Nexus 7 Guidebook (which is an ebook on the home screen). If you purchase a Nexus 7, which I highly recommend, make sure you spend the time to go through the guidebook. I have learned a lot of very useful information already, and I have barely started.

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The Moto X has been announced. This is the first Motorola phone that was completely designed after Google bought Motorola. It is a beautiful phone, and I am considering buying it. It has not been released yet, but I am hoping for a late August release date. I will write more about it after it has been released.

I think that is enough for today. Bravo Google!

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