Geeky Moms is on their way to PAX West. PAX is a three day convention and gaming extravaganza in Seattle. I am very excited to meet with other female business owners and also see how the spectrum of women gaming has changed. No longer are gamers just nerdy men who never bath or stay in their basements. Over half of all gamers are women! Not only that, but gaming companies are starting to realize that women are the ones buying games, no matter if its for themselves, kids or significant others.
One of my favorite Android Apps of all time, the CardioTrainer by Worksmart Labs is now even better. I finally installed the update to this software the other day, and wow am I impressed. Let’s go over what the CardioTrainer app is, how it works and how to get it.
This news is a couple months old, but somehow I missed it! Apparently, owning an Android-based phone will not only give you access to thousands of awesome apps, but your own personal portable internet router!
A friend of mine told me she heard this was coming soon and wanted me to check into it.
With ‘Froyo,’ Google’s code word for Android 2.2, you will be able to make your phone a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. So, anywhere you have phone service, you will have Internet! Your laptop will see your phone as a wireless network, and connect right up. This has been available with the PalmOS phones for additional cost. Its not sure if there will be a cost associated with the tethering, but I’m hoping they keep it free!
This is very exciting, and sets the stage for your phone to really be like a mini-robot. I always joke that my Android phone is my very own personal R2D2…and it definitely is just as handy as the Star Wars version. . . light-saber app & all!
Check out these articles on the subject:
ZDNet: Android 2.2 lays down the guantlet, includes WiFi tethering
ZDNet: Google Android 2.2 Froyo
Wired: Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Features USB, Wi-Fi Tethering
Apple CEO Steve Jobs hit another marketing home run with the release of the new iPad achieving top of mind awareness and opening week sales of 500,000 units.
But is the iPad a game changer like the iPod? After working and playing on one the past two weeks, I’d say not really–at least not yet– because the iPad isn’t a completely new way of doing something like the iPod was.
Will the iPad blow up an entire industry like the iPhone did to wireless? Probably not. The iPad doesn’t replace an existing product used by millions.
Then what is it?