Archives For August 2007
GBM Forum member Steve Seto, (also a new Tablet PC MVP) just passed the 1000 post mark in the GBM Forums. Steve is an excellent contributor to our forums and the community.
John Hill, of TabletPCBuzz.com and AllTP.com, has put together a video review of Motion Computing's C5 Tablet PC. I think this is the first in-depth video review we've seen of the C5, so head over there and check it out.
Nokia has issued a product advisory (recall) for the BL-5C battery for a risk of overheating. The recall affects a number of Nokia handsets and it estimated that 46 million batteries are subject to the advisory.
Everybody wants to be your on-line postmaster. Windows Live HotMail jumped on the storage increase bandwagon for on-line storage yesterday increasing storage for free accounts up to 5GB.
Last week, I proclaimed that I had been "officially wowed by the 2710p Tablet PC" - and I hadn't even turned on the darn thing yet.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insititute have developed a prototype of a battery that you can fold, spindle, and mutilate.
This is great stuff! In 1997, the Computer Grannies of Society was formed, in Tokyo, to help keep the elderly up-to-date on the latest in technology.
Lots of news last week about data storage in the cloud from Microsoft and Google. The reaction around the blogosphere was pretty lukewarm after all the news settled down.
Hmmm? Samsung is showing off a new fuel cell battery (DMFC-which stands for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) that will supposedly run your laptop for a month of 8 hour days.
I've pushed the envelope and burnt the candle at both ends this week to bring you, yesterday's "The Shift" video, and today's video review of what we lovingly term The Stormtrooper: the Fujitsu U1010 / U810 Ultra-Mobile PC! Both were promised and as such both were del...
Earlier this week I asked "What do Hugo Ortega and Steve Ballmer have in common?" and today I share with you the answer - The HTC Shift! I must admit that I have been blessed many times over in the last few years with the devices that have crossed my path.
We all know that one of the keys to mobile computing is connectivity. And those who like to follow the acronyms and revision numbers get breathless with any hint that better connectivity options are coming down the pike.
Mark Cuban says he has forgotten how to write. I literally couldn't take notes fast enough because as I wrote, I realized I couldn't read my own writing.
I've installed the Performance and Reliability Pack and the Compatibility and Reliability Pack on three different machines: The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC, The Samsung Q1P UMPC, and the Asus R2H UMPC.
The reports from all the geek journalists who got to fly on the inaugural flight for Virgin Airlines are just giddy over how "geek friendly" the plane is.
If you have not submitted an entry to our Tom Bihn Buzz Bag contest, you might want to hurry it up - the contest ends on Sunday, August 12th at 11:59 pm Mountain Time.
I finally got all of the latest Splotch winners out in the mail this week. With those, and all the other Splotches we've given out at conferences, in contests, and the like, I think we've successfully ensured that Splotch is infiltrating the deepest corners of the glo...
While GBM land waits for Rob to post up more thoughts on the HP 2710p and Sierra to continue her excellent observations, you can head over to TabletPC2.com to check out Linda Epstein’s review of HP’s newest “no frills, no fuss” Tablet PC.
Storing your data in the cloud became an interesting real estate space yesterday. Microsoft renamed Windows Live Folders to Windows Live SkyDrive and added new features to the beta: Second, we’ve been listening intently to your feedback and suggestions, and...
HP is looking for some feedback. They are attending Gnomedex, the bloggers conference run by Chris Pirillo, looking to get some dialogue going on what would make a better notebook.
I've been installing the Vista Performance Packs on all of my Tablet PCs and UMPCs for the past day or so, and I finally made it around to my Samsung Q1P Ultra-Mobile PC.
You bet we're a bit crazy. We have to be. And you know what? It is kind of fun. But there's purpose in all that fun. This morning Bjorn Stromberg on UltraMobileLife.com links to this article on TechArt Enterprises from Miles McCusker who is really enjoying following th...
We all spend time justifying and rationalizing our gadget purchases, especially to our significant others. And occasionally we spend time hiding them.
One of the complaints I’ve heard about the iPhone is that there is no way to cut/copy and paste info from one place to another.
If you've been waiting to purchase the popular Tablet PC app PDF Annotator, don't let the sun go down on you. For today only, you can buy PDF Annotator for $19.90 - that is 60% off the current price.
Does your tablet screen look like a dog has been trying to lick his way through it to get to the other side? Ever see the screen saver that was floating around from the movie Must Love Dogs? That gives you a mental picture huh? Well, from time to time that's exac...
This is the first time that Hugo and I have gotten together on a podcast and we certainly enjoyed ourselves. Hugo has got one serious Tablet PC addiction, and we go over the Fujitsu U1010 and T2010 that he's trying out, and why he's taking the R400 on his two mont...
There has certainly been enough confusion about the two updates to Microsoft Vista and their possible release. First we heard this was going to be a service pack released last month, then that they might roll out through Windows Update next week.
Introducing forum member - Sierra - You have the helm!! I recently decided to go back to school for my Masters degree, so naturally I started thinking about what Tablet PC I could use.
I'll have much more to share in the coming days about HP's 2710p Tablet PC, but from the moment I took it out of the box, it screamed "classy" - the brushed aluminum metal, the silver keys, the rubberized back, the flush screen, the metal slide buttons...
I am on a Plane in 90 minutes time and headed to sunny Queensland to Speak at this Year's TechED Australia. It is Microsoft's biggest event, and happens to be the first time I speak there.
Coming soon... (You don't want to miss this!) .
Most folks who buy a Tablet PC begin making a list of the "essential" software right away. PDF annotating software usually makes it high on such a list.
This sounds all too familiar to those who know and love Tablet PCs and UMPCs. Moore argued that there is a gap that exists between the early adopters of any technology and the mass market.