1. What...not really a favorite, but worth mentioning
Up until a month ago, I had a dumb/not so smart feature phone. I frequently used services on the web via SMS. Google had quite a few services integrated with SMS messages. Here are two I actually used all of the time, Google Calendar and Google SMS. It was a way I could search or keep track of things on the go without paying a small fortune in data costs to my mobile carrier. Those two services have come to an end. Google killed them both. The tech community states, it is another small way that Google is forcing their market share in Android world as mentioned here via John Fingas on engagdget.
2. It would not be a S.O.S(Six on Saturday) if I didn't mention Google Glass...yes, I am infatuated with this beta product. It was found over on The Verge, it was posted and produced by Ross Miller. Here is the video:
If you can't see the video, the original post is here.
3. Here is great tip for any of you DIY Warriors that follow my blog, from Lifehacker by Shep Mcallister. It is a simple way to use something that gets thrown out for storing a tool that most any DIY'er has. Here is the article: http://goo.gl/3kZp3
4. A local favorite, is an application for iOS and Android, it's from our ISP, Armstrong Cable Company. It's a bit basic, you can view your bill, check voice mail and get notifications regarding your account, and of course I feel it needs a little more work, On Demand on the go would be amazing. A guy can dream, right?? Maybe they are listening... It originated over at Followthewire, where you can find more great articles regarding what the ISP offers. Here is the direct link to the article: http://goo.gl/QXnMI and here is a screen shot of the app on my tablet.
5. This article comes to us from Phandroid, It's a great list of Android apps for managing your to-do, tasks and checklists. I am currently using todo.txt, but will be looking at some of these other ones as well. Here is the article: http://goo.gl/SSwcP
6. My final link for this week was found on techcrunch.com written by Sarah Perex, it is for Google Drive users. It highlights a new "Save To Drive" button on websites making saving files even easier. Here is the link: http://goo.gl/MqxCw
Now back to working on these: our camper and boat. I can't wait to go camping!!
Thanks for visiting the blog and have a great weekend!!
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Obviously, it's a painting of my brother, sister and me. I really had fun with this!
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Matilda has moved in along with her family!
I know bluejays can be nasty, but I love them!! They stand out from the rest.
And just maybe I appreciate their attitude. ^_^
I would of never seen this nest if I wasn't looking through my zoom lens.
They are on the other side of the tree and blend right in. What a surprise!
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Good Saturday Morning.
This weeks Six on Saturday will begin at number one of course, with an article coming from Thorin Klosowski over at Lifehacker.com. This Article It touches on some Chrome apps that are not so popular, but are worthy of giving them a try. My favorite from the list is Write Space, it is just what it states, a space to write. I use it to write up my blog posts before I even go to my blog publishing software. It is clean and clutter free. http://goo.gl/6gLMG
Second up is another article talking about Google Glass, via Matt Asay over at ReadWrite.com. It mentions that Google glass is too much Google. I understand where Matt is coming from, but also see Gina Trapani's point of view, when she mentioned, pictures she has captured of her child would never be possible with a typical camera. I just recently got a new smart phone with Google Now installed on it, and I actually like the interaction it provides as it is constantly trying to be step ahead of me. The ah-ha moment for me with Now, was when it prompted me to leave if I wanted to be on time when Brenda's flight returned to Pittsburgh's International Airport. It new the route and saw that traffic was slowing because of an accident. It's all a little creepy that it knew I needed to be there, but cool at the same time. Glass will just be an extension of Now on your phone but will be in your vision. It will be interesting to see how Google moves forward with this beta program. Go check out the article: http://goo.gl/QyNKS
Up in the third position, is some cool ideas on how to organize the workbenches in our lives. This article is another one that originates over at Lifehacker.com, this time around it's written by Michael Colombo. I know my workbench has never evolved past a pile of stuff, that I say I need to get to...someday. I am a scavenger, and always keep things that may work in another applications, but with that I have to constantly purge through the piles or bins of stuff. If only, I had a larger garage?!#$? Brenda will laugh at that last statement. In this article there are several great tips to help with my mess, that I intend on using. http://goo.gl/Fm6Rn
Fourth on the list we have an intentional #Fail. This article was pulled from Engadget.com posted/written by Sean Buckley. In this article is a cool video of an parachute intentionally failing during a test flight of the Orion spacecraft. Go check out the video: http://goo.gl/psd4p
Five brings us smart phones that not only send satellite images from space, but also orbiting as the satellite. This short article with several interesting links was written by Carl Franzen over at TheVerge.com. I love geeky articles like this: http://goo.gl/DYksV
My sixth article is from Jon Fingus, via Engadget.com. Yes, it is another Google Glass article, but it's another cool application for this wearable device. Go check out the video posted within the article: http://goo.gl/uOgRX
Thanks for reading this week's SOS, have a great weekend!
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