“Grasshopper: Learn to Code in JavaScript” by Google’s Area 120

UPDATE 5/6/2018: After working on Grasshopper for 16 days in a row…..I GRADUATED!  Yippeee! Tired of your kids, or grand-kids, having all the fun learning how to code?  Well…..here is an app for us “old” folks.  😉 Adult learners, using the Grasshopper app on your Android or IoS phones can now learn how to code in JavaScript…..for FREE……and have FUN doing it. As soon as … Continue reading “Grasshopper: Learn to Code in JavaScript” by Google’s Area 120

Google Releases the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

A few days ago, Google announced the release of their second version Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. I purchased my Pixel XL in November 2016, and have been super happy with it…..still am! In the year, I have taken tons of pictures (see some of them below), participated in the Oreo Beta test, and now have the full version of Oreo on my Pixel … Continue reading Google Releases the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel & Pixel XL Android Phones

Google decided it was time to develop hardware! Since I am (was?) a hardware developer…this is great news. Google announced several new hardware products yesterday (October 4, 2016), but, I am only super excited about one: The Pixel phones. Note: I will add more information as I get hands-on experience with this phone after I get it (it is currently out of stock!), so watch … Continue reading Google Pixel & Pixel XL Android Phones

iGoogle Going Away

The world is changing again! My comfortable iGoogle homepage has served me well for quite a long time (I moved to Google from Yahoo a few years ago…).  I use Chrome (fast, reliable, etc) and have almost totally moved to the Google universe…and I am very happy here.  But…. Now I see a banner on my iGoogle home page that says iGoogle is going away. … Continue reading iGoogle Going Away

Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 2

Updated: 3/31/2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay Safe! Google+ Hangout is the PERFECT way for ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE  to video conference.  It is FREE, you can meet with up to 10 friends, and the quality is awesome (for a free service).  The technology behind this is from Vidyo. I will shut-up and let the video do the talking…. AWESOME!!!!!!!!  Sorry, I had to do it. … Continue reading Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 2

Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 1

Before any good, errrr…..AWESOME meeting, there is preparation.   That is especially the case with a video conference.  The initiators of the video conference must work diligently to make sure the meeting goes off without a hitch. No joking around….deadly serious business.  If you want to get involved in video conferencing and put on an AWESOME meeting (watch for Part 2 of the “Hangout Meeting” … Continue reading Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 1

Google+ Hangout

This Thursday!!!!  A Google+ Hangout for video conferencing types like you! Join the conversation….. – Join David Maldow, Telepresence Options, and myself for a Google+ Hangout this Thursday!  Go here to see David’s article on Telepresence Options, or continue reading my copied version below.  Add me to your circles…….if you dare!  🙂 – Telepresence Options has joined the Google+ community. Go ahead and circle us to get all the latest … Continue reading Google+ Hangout