Technology Matters-A New Phone

Technology Matters

    Google reminding you its more than a search engine.The G-men out with an updated version of its high-end Pixel phone.  There’s a new Chrome OS tablet and its first smartscreendevice with Google Assistant.

    The new Pixel Three, Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub are additions to its “Made for Google” lineup.

    One of the places to buy one of those Google products is Best Buy.

    The retailer is looking to become a leader in digital health…especially for older Americans.

    Best Buy looking to close on Greatcall, the maker of Jitterbug cell phones with big buttons and bright screens for seniors.

    Jitterbug also makes devices that detect falls and summon help.

    Health and eldercare are potentially huge markets for Best Buy.  There are around 50-million Americans over 65 and that number will double in the next 20-years.

    More phone news, Google’s “Waze Carpool” app is available for smartphone users nationwide.

    The idea is to connect drivers using the same routes, so the number of vehicles on the road is reduced.

    You’ll be charged 54-cents a mile.  You can filter drivers by gender, star ratings or if they’re a co-worker.

    After a social media outcry, Apple changed the design of it’s bagel emjoi.  If you did not know this, then you have a life.

    This started when Apple put out an emjoi of a plain-looking bagel without cream cheese…or any spread.  Well, all you need is cream cheese.

    The Internet blew up with a loud O-M-G!

    The bland bagel was blasted on social media.

    Philadelphia Cream Cheese itself weighed in…all 8 ounces…launching a Twitter poll and tongue-in-cheek change-dot-org petition.   

    Apple finally listened…and we now have a doughier bagel — with cream cheese.

    The Apple bagel now joins bagels from Google, Microsoft and Samsung.  Twitter too.  Who’d thunk there were so many bagel emjois.

    And now I want one…with cream cheese.

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