Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Kindle Fire

I acquired the Kindle Fire last month, and I am enjoying this new Amazon Android device! There is much to like, including its price. Access to music is important to me, and I can get to my library through the cloud.

I'm not a heavy reader, but the color graphics and video display beautifully on the Fire. Though the Gallery app is fine, I would like to be able to view my image library on the cloud. Apps for accessing online photo services are available.

Instant access to Amazon Video library via WiFi was surprisingly fast and easy. Accessing the same videos on my WiFi-connected TV is amazing as well, a plus for our family viewing.

There are a few glitches in the user interfaces of a number of Fire apps. A hard reset was needed after the tablet became unresposive, but it's an easy fix. I can understand that in a first launch device. I do expect improvements in a software update soon.

Overall I am pleased with the Kindle Fire, and would recommend this for many of you who are casual consumers of music, video, and like shopping at I am enjoying the Fire!

Aloha, Joe

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Google+ Beta

Exploring the Beta version of Google+, using the Android app, adding new photos, and cleaning out old Picasa pics.

I like the overall experience and interfaces so far. The photo viewing features could use a bit more work.

Right now I need to expand my circles, but I believe this shiny new social networking tool shows great promise!

Aloha, Joe

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Android Blogger App

Installed the Google Blogger app, seems simple and straight forward. Maybe it'll get me to post more interesting articles. Or just post stuff.

Aloha, Joe