Google I/O was held last week and while no new hardware was announced, we did see many service launches and improvements that make Google a compelling choice.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
Professionals are doing more today on the go than ever before. Matthew Miller and Joel Evans provide you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as iPads, Android tablets, cutting edge smartphones, portable gaming,
Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.
With more than 15 years of mobile, Internet and wireless experience, Joel specializes in taking existing brands and technologies into the mobile and wireless space. Joel is currently the VP of Strategy Integration for Mobiquity, an enterprise-class mobile solutions provider.
There are a lot of portable Bluetooth speaker options available. and I found the Divoom Bluetune Solo to be an excellent choice at a fantastic price. It comes in several attractive colors and even serves as a microphone.
Flipboard is one of my favorite ways to read content on my devices, and their new Android version supports the magazine creator launched on iOS in March. There is also now a web-based Flipboard Editor and browser button.
Garmin's Forerunner 610 is their premier GPS watch, and after testing it for a couple of weeks, I agree it is one of the best. As summer approaches, you may want to consider the 610 and hit the road.
The Jawbone UP is my preferred activity tracker and now with their expanding developer support and acquisition of BodyMedia, I look forward to even more great things from Jawbone.
I backed this Kickstarter project and selected an orange model. Since colored ones are not yet ready and I am not sure I would wear it daily, I switched to black and received it yesterday.
I use a GPS sport watch when jogging to track my progress and help motivate me through sharing results with friends. These two new TomTom products now support many online fitness services, and I will likely be picking one up as soon as I can.
We may not see Office for the iPad until late 2014. Don't worry though, there are plenty of capable alternatives available now, especially when you consider people don't do much heavy lifting on a tablet.
Looking at data isn't the most flashy thing to do all day, but the team at Panic just launched their Status Board app for the iPad to help improve the experience.
Google has a full media ecosystem and to help highlight this content they are rolling out a new look for Google Play on Android devices.