I am now freelance writing for Greenbot, a new website by IDG Media (publishers of PCWord, TechHive, etc) dedicated to all things Android related.
Check out a few of the initial articles that I’ve written for them.
One tidbit that didn’t make the cut in my Greenbot piece: Amazon also doles out ‘Amazon Coins’ as an added bonus with select app purchases. For example, the ‘GoneMAD Music Player Unlocker’ is currently on sale for 0.99 on both the Play Store and Amazon’s Appstore, but Amazon also throws in 30 coins. Each coin is equivalent to 1 cent in credit, so you’ll earn 30 cents towards a future purchase at Amazon if you buy there.
Jelly was launched with a lot of hype due to the involvement of Biz Stone (Twitter’s co-founder). Unfortunately, I just didn’t find the service very useful or compelling.
Gmote essentially lets you use your Android device as a Wi-Fi remote for your PC. If you have an alternative that you prefer for this type of thing, please let me know as I’d be interested in checking it out. I’ve tried multiple software bundles that advertise the Wi-Fi mouse feature and I’ve had troubles with many of them.
The Google Voice article was fun to write. I love Google Voice and have been using it ever since it launched with Google (I applied for its predecessor, Grand Central Station, but it was then bought out by Google before I could get an invite there).
Unfortunately Google Voice hasn’t been updated in years. Product managers at Google say that its functionality will be rolled into Google Hangouts at some point, so I’ll be keeping an eye on that situation to track how it develops.
Send me your Android questions, tips, tricks and app recommendations