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Google announces next generation Android operating system, dubbed Jelly Bean

On June 27th, Google announce the newest Android operating system at Google I/O. Google I/O is a conference for developers held yearly in San Francisco. The newest OS, called Jelly Bean (4.1), is an incremental update adding and improving features of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS 4.0). 


I was looking forward to Google I/O starting today. I planned to write about the new Google Nexus 7 tablet and the updated Jelly Bean Android 4.1 operating system. I also considered writing about the massive wildfires in Colorado. As a forester, I am especially interested in the fires and wish I could go out there to assist in some way. 

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8

I make no secret that I am an Android user. But, prior to purchasing my Galaxy Nexus, I was using a Windows Mobile phone. My Touch Pro 2 by HTC was a good phone in its day, but it became obsolete quickly with the release of the iPhone and Android.

Microsoft's Surface changes everything

Last week, Microsoft sent out invitations to a huge announcement on Monday June 18, 2012. The mystery announcement fueled rumors and speculation from media outlets and bloggers. Is it a new Xbox? A movie or tv service for Xbox? Or, maybe it is about Windows 8? So, what was the big announcement?

ICS 4.0.4 for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has arrived

Last week, Android Central reported that Verizon was rolling out an update for their Galaxy Nexus LTE phones to Android 4.0.4. The phone launched with Android 4.0.3 when it debuted on December 15, 2011. I have been checking daily for the update with no sign of the update. It finally arrived sometime overnight and was there to greet me first thing this morning. I promptly updated to see what was new. I have not noticed many changes yet, but I have not had much time to test it.

We are cutting the cord!

Cable companies and satellite television providers call it a myth, but cord cutting is a reality. What is cord cutting? Cord cutting is when someone cancels their cable or satellite television service for alternative sources. Most cord cutters rely on receiving over-the-air television broadcasts with an antenna and online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. Some just settle for a good book.

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