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Showing posts from April, 2013

Google Now on iOS: Not Yet?

For those who have not heard, Google has updated their Google search app for iOS with one of the most sought after features of Mountain View's highest end Android phones, Google Now . Yep, you can update or get your Apple loving hands on it, right now, in the App Store. If you are not familiar with Google Now, it is the next step of mobile and information: learning what you do and like by a combination of your searches, your Gmail account, and your location. For instance, you show up for 8-10 hours a day in one location, typically during the day. Google Now asks if that's where you work, then proactively pops up traffic info for you for your commute home, roughly around the time you usually head out. Neat, right? I'm a big proponent of the fact that our smartphones are actually still a little dumb: they wait for us to ask for help, instead of learning. With Google Now, you take some good steps there. Unfortunately, the iOS experience leaves me a bit bemused, specificall

Pebble Color & The Wisdom Of the Crowds

After successfully backing one of my dream projects, the Pebble Watch , I am still waiting months later. Why? Because they produced Black first, and I ordered Grey. Today, Pebble sent an update that says the Grey (as well as other colors), are further delayed and are "problematic." No ETA on when they will ship. Towards that end, they are offering folks like me the ability to swap out my color choice for a black version, and ship ASAP. So, help me decide: do I go for the Black Pebble in my hand, or wait for the Grey Pebble in the bush? I will abide by the wisdom of the crowd: voting will end by 4/12. Whatever you folks decide, that's what I will agree to. So, put your color on my wrist! Loading...