Google’s I/O conference was a three day affair spanning from May 15-17. Here is a bit of what learned:
They have a new three column design that is easier on the eyes and is different depending on whatever device you are using. That means that Google has made sure that you have a good experience using Google+ whether you are viewing it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Now let’s talk about Auto Awesome. If you upload a picture or even a status, Auto Awesome will automatically, and I assume in an awesome way, add hashtags without you having to stretch your fingers to the shift and 3 keys.
It looks as though they are trying to integrate all of their services together as much as possible. The more you use Google Maps, the more it tailored it becomes to your specific needs. Say you search for a restaurant, within Maps you can see reviews, pictures, various route options, and it will even begin making recommendations to you. If you want to be one of the first to use the new Maps or you just want more info, go here.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Quite a few blogs were buzzing about the Stock Android Jelly Bean 4.2 Samsung Galaxy S4 that will be available on the Google Play Store. What Google forgot to mention is that the best way to protect your S4 is with one of our upcoming cases. How could they miss that?
I know I didn’t mention every detail, but there is just so much to cover! If you feel like there is something that needs our attention, please let us know in the comments.
If you missed all the excitement that comes from a 3+ hour conference, you can check it out here.
They couldn’t have chosen a worse thumbnail.
Did you miss our Next Big Day? How can you miss something that’s next? Does your brain hurt, too?
The shoot of our Next Big Day video was quite the adventure. Shot on an unseasonably hot day, we got many of our CaseCrown team members to participate! Even I put down the boom mic to demonstrate my acting capabilities, which, if you watched the video, are pretty limited.
I think it is safe to say that we probably got more bloopers than usual footage. It took most of the day and by the end of it, we were pretty spent. Jason is now known as “The 47th Take Wonder!” As for Mat…poor, poor Mat. We had him running around the office screaming for several hours. Sure it was amusing for us, but we can only hope that Mat made it out alright. We need him for more videos!
The good news for you and exhausting news for us is that there are plenty more videos to come! Hopefully you are fond of Mat’s face! Hopefully Mat is fond of Mat’s face! You may be asking what all of this hoopla is about. You may also be asking what “hoopla” means. Allow me to answer one of these questions.
The reason Mat and the rest of us are so excited and went to the trouble of toiling over this video is because we have new cases coming out for the Samsung Galaxy S4!
Not only that, but we also have an exciting giveaway that we are getting started. All you have to do to enter is tell us about your Next Big Day and you could win a $50 Gift Card to the Google Play Store! All the details are in the video and in our previous blog post.
Since this video, tons of future video ideas have been floating through the office. The burning question seems to be “What can we get Mat to do?” You will soon see what our minds are capable of.
Everyone has them. Whether it’s your birthday that’s coming up, a long-awaited graduation, or even that splendid wedding day you have dreamed of your whole life: everyone has big days in their lives. I’m sure you can remember that special day in all its glory and splendor. Your quickening heart-rate as the day approached. The way you increasingly could think of nothing else.
Well, you see we have one of those big days, too. We are super excited! Our heart-rates are beginning to quicken, we find ourselves pacing more in our break times, and by now almost every visible wall has a clock and a calendar on it. So what is our big day, you might ask? Well, some of you might have heard of the phone that is coming out, the Samsung Galaxy S4. At CaseCrown we are coming out with brand new, never-been-seen before cases for that stylish phone and we cannot wait for their release! We have been planning and daydreaming. I mean, it’s gotten pretty bad, just watch my reaction in this video.
Celebration should never be done alone, so join us as we anticipate our Next Big Day! How do you do that, you might ask? Man, you ask great questions… here are 2 ways you can enter to win a $50 Google Play Gift Card.
1) Enter on Twitter:
- Tweet about your next big day with the hashtag #NextBigDay and tag @CaseCrown.
2) Enter on Instagram:
- Take a photo about your next big day.
- Upload it with the hashtag #NextBigDay and tag @CaseCrown.
You can enter 1 entry per day on Twitter and Instagram. Giveaway ends Friday, June 21st and we’ll announce the winner on our blog Monday, June 24th.
So there you have it. We are so excited about this Next Big Day and we would love for you to share with us about your Next Big Day! Check out our Facebook, too!
Don’t fret, fanboys and girls; this isn’t yet another Apple vs. Android debate. What gave you that idea? The picture above with the the word “vs.” in the middle? You have to learn to read between the lines.
Instead, this is an examination of what an average Apple user likes and believes versus that of a typical Android user. Here at CaseCrown, it’s a bit split. Some of us have an iPhone, while the remaining bunch have some sort of Android device. I would fall into the latter category.
We found an article (an oldie, but a goodie) that explains the intricate differences between the two factions in a nice little infographic. All those burning questions you had about this topic, ranging from what kind of music divides these opposing tribes to what kind of ice cream is tearing our great tech nation apart. Read the full article here.
So is the infographic accurate? I can only speak for myself, but I will say that certain things got me dead on. My favorite ice cream does happen to be Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, I prefer to save my money, and I have the occasional bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast (and anyone who does not is no friend of mine!) There are instances where I fall with the Apple crowd. I may find myself stuffing mint chip ice cream into my face and I’m not going to turn down a perfectly good strawberry!
Note to self: Write blogs after lunch from now on.
If you are a Windows or Blackberry user, there is a small shout out for you at the end.
Are you an Android or Apple user? If so, do you think they pegged you pretty well? Let us know in the comments!