Showing posts from June, 2013

I am definitely an introvert :-)


If you blend what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner, what would it taste like? +Chad Johnson finds out :-)


How the #NSA could be using #prism - Must Watch!!!

Watch from around 57 minutes in for around 30 minutes

+Steve Gibson from Security Now on the +TWiT Network came up with a brilliant theory how the NSA is using PRISM. I was very sceptical about this when it came out. Technically from what I learnt and know it is very difficult for the NSA to have direct access to servers e.t.c. That’s why I always thought that no way that NSA had direct access to companies servers and what was leak could not be right...

Steve Gibson came out that the NSA are tapping the routing of the connection between the user (us) and companies like Google.

When you use the Internet and say you are doing a Google Search, your request must some how get to Google. So it needs to piggy back on other Servers to get there. It is how routing works. What Steve has suggested is the NSA are tapping the traffic that has been hopping across the network to get to Google.

Now, not all data can be seen. If your connection contains “https” then you cannot s…

This is why I am such a Google fanboy

Just imagine never being without internet again. Just imagine anyone in the world able to get internet. Just kind blowing just thinking about it. Just awesome Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access
Steve Adamsoriginally shared to TWiG (Discussion): I made a "Hitler finds out about the UK Parliamentary Committee on Tax" video in honour +Jeff Jarvis great efforts to speak sense to the idiotic people demanding Google do something other than obey the tax laws.

Hmm... Maybe this is a great idea to kick start the global economy :-)


Funny comparison

Alexander Ruizoriginally shared to Android (What little known feature of Android do you use the most?): In case you missed the iOS 7 part of WWDC (;
Android is a beast!
Knowing that iOS7 will be coming out later in the fall and is playing catchup, it is really is interesting to see what Google has up their selves with KLP. The new Nexus 5 phone should be out by then and I would not be surprise to see 5.0 on it... Just the right time as iOS7 ships. Marques Brownleeoriginally shared: That moment when iOS became Android.

From +Droid Life
No new Macbook Pro with Haswell. Looks like I may have to wait a little bit longer :-(
New BBC weather app. Got to try this out when I get home Ruth Woodoriginally shared: Oooo....nice new weather app from BBC!

Edward Snowden is the Whistleblower

I echo +Lauren Weinstein, yea he did reveal some stuff but also some very damaging and incorrect stuff as well.... Lauren Weinsteinoriginally shared: Including a lot of damaging incorrect claims as well. Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

What would Google do with them?

Really not sure what Google would do with having Waze onboard. Maps is much more mature then any mapping tool available... the only thing I could think of is to take the social interaction with Waze and plusing it... LOL Report: Google Close to Buying Waze for $1.3 Billion

Hangouts Annoyances on Mobile

A couple of things are just annoying me on both on Android and iOS Apps which needs fixing.

1. Missed Notification
This is a biggy for me. I have hangouts installed on two devices. Sometimes both rings out that a message has been received, sometimes only 1 and sometimes none. I know it is missing notification because when you launch the application the messages arrives.

Maybe what is most annoying is that on one of my devices, even though a message was sent to me and I can see it on another device, the message refuse to be displayed or sent to that device.

2. Make Online and Offline contacts easier to distinguish
This is easy, don’t have grey on the contact faces. Lets stick with Green and Red. Much easier on the eye and from our culture upbringing we know what it means.

3. Disable Swipe to Archive
In this situation it does not make sense to have swipe to archive. Most of the time you want to show your message and it is highly unlikely that you would want to archive them unless you ha…

GMail Tabs, not for me. But maybe with Labels... I might consider it

Been using it for the pass few days and well I don't like it too much. It tries to guess too much what emails you have and I don't quite like it. I am too much of a control freak and need to make sure I get everything.

However, if the tabs were to have your Labels however then it will become a lot more useful. Maybe make it a lot more easier to set filters so that new incoming mail from certain users or certain subject matter e.t.c can be Labelled to the right area. I always found the UX for this to be a bit annoying. A new inbox that puts you back in control
Who should we believe, Google or the US government... I know who I would choose...

Larry Pageoriginally shared: Dear Google users—

You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PRISM to give the National Security Agency direct access to our servers. As Google’s CEO and Chief Legal Officer, we wanted you to have the facts.

First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.

Second, we provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law. Our legal team reviews each and every request, and frequently pushes back when requests are overly broad or don’t follow the correct process. Press reports that suggest that Google is providing open-ended access to our us…