What is Google+


Google+ is a new social networking site that Google released in June 2011.  It includes a lot of Google services within the site. I anticipate Google has a lot more in store for Google+. It offers the flexibility and customization that Facebook is missing.

You can join Google+ at https://plus.google.com. However, at this time, you may need a need an invite to get started. If so, send me and email and I will send you and invitation.

UPDATE: You no longer need an invitation to sign up…Just head over and  join Google+ at https://plus.google.com.


Hangout allows you to easily video chat with a group of friends…an instant virtual hangout.


Set your preferences and privacy settings.

Circles (aka “friend” groups)

Circles places your friends in groups so that you can share what you want with who you want.

Mobile APP

App currently available for Android. iOS app coming soon. You can also visit http://m.google.com/plus.

UPDATE: iOS version is now available!


Huddle provides a group chat feature.

In the comment box, let me know what you think about this new service.

My First Mac

I got my first mac the other day. I purchased the Macbook Pro 13.3”. It has been an interesting journey learning the new operating system. So far, I am really enjoying it.

I got it to replace by older Hp Pavillion laptop. I got a new laptop that would last me through college and be fast enough to run the programs that I need for my engineering classes.

I installed Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. It allows me to install other operating systems on virtual drives. So far, I have installed Windows 7, Chrome OS, and Ubuntu 9.10.

I have enjoyed learning my way around the Mac OS X and testing Chrome OS and Ubuntu.

New Photo Gallery

I put up a new photo gallery on my website. Check it out and rate and comment the the photos. This new gallery has three albums.

The web address for the gallery is http://matthew-smith.com/photo-gallery.html.

I will be adding more albums as time goes on. Be sure to come back and visit to see new photos.

I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas. And remember that Jesus is the reason for this season.

God bless you all.