Google Mobile Tips & Tricks: Countdown to ’09 With a Tip a Day
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
If your New Year’s resolution has anything to do with building an expertise around mobile devices—particularly yours—you’re in luck. Thanks to the good folks over at the Google Mobile Blog, you can even get started early; for the entire month of December, you’ll find a new Google-related mobile tip or trick listed on the blog each day.
The Google Mobile Blog is accessible via desktop browser or mobile device, and specific tips can be sent directly to handsets by entering in the appropriate mobile digits on the Google Mobile Tips microsite. An SMS test message is then sent with a link to the tip.
However, I haven’t been able to access the microsite via BlackBerry—the page just says “Loading Mobile Tip of the Day” and freezes when I navigate to it using the BlackBerry browser. Nor can I click the link in an SMS text message and view the tips; I just get “Page Cannot be Found” errors. (I also tried using my iPhone’s Safari browser, and that worked fine.)
So if you’ve got access to a desktop browser or you’re an iPhone user, you shouldn’t come across any issues—at least I haven’t.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.