GBM Shortcut: Note Taker HD Brings Ink to iPad


After posting a GBM Shortcut demonstrating FastFinga’s features, I was prompted by Dan Bricklin via Twitter to check out his Note Taker HD app for the iPad. I’ve been using Note Taker HD for about a week, and I can honestly say that it is the best note taking experience I have found thus far on […]

GBM Shortcut: FastFinga Inking on the iPad


I’m always on the hunt for iPad apps that turn the media consumption device into a useful productivity tool. Unlike Steve Jobs, I still believe that the pen has a place in digital note taking and computing. Many iPad apps have promised inking capabilities, and many most have failed horribly. Penultimate is a good example of one […]

ThinkPad X100e: Entry-level Ultraportable

The ThinkPad X100e was announced at CES 2010 and is now the most affordable ThinkPad available. Starting at just $449, the Thinkpad X100e is an ultraportable business users, especially current ThinkPad users, will appreciate. It uses a standard ThinkPad AC adapter, has the no-noncense black ThinkPad ID, TrackPoint and a full-size keyboard. At $449, the […]

ThinkPad Edge 13 on Camera

Charles Sune from Lenovo gave us a quick overview of the ThinkPad Edge 13. The new ThinkPad Edge series is much more affordable than ThinkPad’s T and X Series, but retains some of the things I like about the more expensive ThinkPads. The keyboard is probably the best one I’ve tried on a 13″ notebook […]

Going Mobile in India

I landed in Mumbai last night for my brother-in-law’s wedding and will be in India for a couple of weeks. Getting online was quite an ordeal, but I was finally able to get online with a Reliance 3G modem tonight. I’ve got quite a few stories to tell about the journey over here and how […]

GBM Shortcut: Pinch and Zoom with Lenovo X200T Tablet PC

Well color me confused, embarrassed, and a bunch of other things.   Upon receiving the Lenovo X200T Tablet PC, I tried some pinch and zoom to see if that worked. I guess I didn’t try enough. As our good friend, James Kendrick discovered you can do some pinch and zoom with the two fingered touch […]

Talking Touch with Flixter Founder

Flixter is an incredibly popular community that revolves around movies. Flixter’s iPhone app has been. and one that I use on a regular basis. Flixter’s Android and Blackberry applications are doing very well I got a chance to chat with Flixter co-founder Joe Greenstein at the Mobilize 09 conference yesterday. We started chatting about how […]

GBM Shortcut: Testing the Webcam in the Samsung N310

In this GBM Shortcut, I have some fun with testing out the quality of the webcam in Samsung’s N310 Netbook. I used a built-in application called Cyberlink YouCam. It does a pretty darn good if I say so myself.  I never knew I looked so good wrapped in roses. I tested it earlier in different […]

Does Your School, Business, or Grandma Embrace Social Networking?


Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have changed the way people organize and share information, but there is still a lot of resistance from educational institutions, businesses and individuals to accept these forms of communication.   Let’s examine these three entities and how online communication is being denied. The Public School Setting There […]

GBM Shortcut: Inking in Word 2010 and OneNote 2010

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Are you in to Tablet PCs? Wanna take a sneak peak at inking in Word and OneNote 2010? Then take a quick look at this GBM Shortcut video where I demo inking, screen capturing, and customizing pen favorites. This is not an indepth review – just a short look at some of the cool stuff […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Pavilion dv2z Playing Blu-ray + Streaming Hulu Content

The HP Pavilion dv2z is a relatively low-cost 12″ device that comes with a dedicated graphics card. The base configuration of the dv2z comes with a single-core AMD Neo processor and ATI Radeon x1250 graphics with 64MB of memory, but the review unit HP sent over is highly configured with a dual-core AMD Turion 1.6GHz […]

GBM Shortcut: Lenovo S10-2 Netbook


Good news – Lenovo’s improved S10-2 Netbook is shipping and Lenovo was kind enough to send me a production ready machine to play with for a few months. Xavier gave us a really quick hands on when the S10-2 was announced, but this will be our first time to get extended play time with it. […]

GBM Shortcut: GPS, Skyhook Come to Dell Mini 10

Dell introduced Dell Wireless 700, an option that adds GPS and Skyhook’s Wi-Fi positioning system. I sat down with Hari Ganti and Alan Sicher for a demo of the GPS-enabled Dell Mini 10. The Wireless 700 upgrade includes the GPS module and software, including CoPilot. CoPilot is pretty simple to use and it’s much easier […]

GBM Shortcut: Windows 7 Touch and Browser Scrolling Demo


Browsing with your finger in Windows 7 is going to be a different experience across each browser and Windows 7 system. As demonstrated in this GBM Shortcut video, the experience will be based upon the type of touch digitizer your system has, whether the system is Windows 7 Touch logo certified, and what type of […]

GBM Shortcut: Motion Computing J3400 Boot Speed Test

What good are specs if you can’t show something off, right? Well, in this GBM Shortcut I demo Motion Computing’s J3400 Tablet PC with their improved 1.6 ghz processor, 64 gb SSD, 4 gb of RAM, and Windows 7 Build 7201. Cold boot: 26 seconds Shutdown: 5 seconds All GBM Shortcuts are sponsored by Lenovo

Fastmac iV Battery Charger: Must Have for iPhone 3G S Video Recording

One of the best things about the iPhone 3G S is that it records videos. Video quality is mediocre compared to HD camcorders, but the convenience of being able to upload directly to YouTube is awesome.   I’m willing to bet the majority of indoor/nighttime iPhone 3G S videos will be underexposed and difficult to […]

GBM Shortcut: ShamWow!

Every geek loves “As Seen On TV” junk and I am no exception. While perusing Bed Bath & Beyond with my daughter tonight, we happened upon some ShamWow cloths. I couldn’t resist. Fortunately for me, they came in quite handy tonight… I’ll give them a shot on some tablet pcs later in the week and […]

GBM Shortcut: Microsoft Bing

I received an exclusive invitation to preview Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing. Here is a quick GBM Shortcut video demoing a little bit of Bing and doing some searches on text, video, and images. I’ve only been using it for about an hour, so I’m sure there is much more to uncover. So far I […]