Kevin’s Mobile Trio of Tech: Notebook, Tablet and Phone

My Trio of Tech

Many of us have a trinity of mobile devices that we use on a regular basis: often a notebook, a tablet and a smart phone. I use a couple of notebooks, one primary tablet and two smart phones, all of which make up Kevin’s Trio of Tech. Notebook Computer: 15″ Apple MacBook Pro If you […]

15 Back to School iPad Apps

Evernote Peek Turns iPad Into a Study Tool

For students heading off to school in the next few days and weeks, toting an iPad might make you the envy of the class. It also ensures that you have some great tools to make the Dean’s List. There are numerous free apps for those on a budget, as well as excellent paid apps that […]

Why Didn’t Tablet Buyers Want to Touch the TouchPad?

HP TouchPad

When we learned that Best Buy couldn’t move the HP TouchPad we weren’t surprised, but today’s news that HP would discontinue the device and essentially pull out of the consumer slate tablet race did catch us off guard. As I began to think about it, I’m not really that surprised that the TouchPad didn’t get […]

Griffin Intellicase for iPad Not Quite So Intelligent

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iPad 2 users who like Apple’s Smartcover seem to be in constant search for a replacement for Apple’s magnetized screen cover and there are certainly no shortages of case makers out there willing to oblige. Those looking for a full case solution to cover the entire device have a number of options. But I’ve yet […]

Outline is an Attempt at Bringing OneNote Files to Your iPad

Outline - OneNote Notebook Reader for iPad on the iTunes App Store

OneNote is an excellent piece of software, even if Microsoft can’t figure out how to promote it. And, in the age of touch Tablets, there are many OneNote users who would love to be able to work with their OneNote files on iPads and all that have followed. Yes, there are solutions out there like […]

Boxee iPad App Not Really Ready For Most Users


Boxee released an iPad app that allows users to stream content from their computer to the iPad, as well as from other sources. However, it requires some geeky setup that the average iPad user won’t bother doing, which limits the usefulness of the app to the just tech savvy. I went through the hassle of […]

Can a Tablet Keep You Covered When the Crap Hits The Fan?


One of the big debates about Tablets (and there are several) is still the consumption vs creation debate. In my view Apple and its iPad can stand on either side of that debate, depending on what kind of creative work you’re doing. But there’s another wrinkle that slides in and out of the creative side […]

Apple Replaced My Broken iPad Out of the Kindness of Their Heart

Apple Store in Greensboro NC

While on a trip this weekend my iPad 2 Dock Connector stopped functioning. iTunes showed nothing when I connected it to my Mac and it would not charge, either. So I went to my closest Apple store in Greensboro, NC assuming I would get taken advantage of by the Geniuses, as my only other trip […]

Apple Now Going After the Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom

Just yesterday, we learned that Apple had won a ruling in Germany that halted the sale of Samsung’s latest and greatest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, in the European Union. How were they able to do this? By accusing Samsung of infringing on their intellectual property. In Apple’s eyes, Samsung has ripped off the […]

Google+ for iOS Update Brings Support for iPad and iPod Touch


Recently, we saw Google unleash a massive update for the Google+ app for Android and now, it’s iOS’ turn for a sizable update as the software has now been updated to support the iPad and the iPod touch. Before today, iPad and iPod touch users were in the dark and it was only available to […]

iPad and iPhone Smuggling Ring Takes A Page from Ocean’s Eleven

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It’s not shocking to hear about an iPhone and iPad smuggling ring being busted in Shenzen, China, a place that just so happens to be the center of the universe when it comes to phony electronics. No, not shocking at all. However, this isn’t your every day iPhone and iPad smuggling ring. In fact, it […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Bluetooth Audio Streaming from iPhone


Every time I think I’m done with the HP Elitebook 2760p, something new pops up. It’s like a Swiss Army knife or the Martian Manhunter packed with abilities. This time, it’s Bluetooth pairing with an iPhone or iPad for audio streaming and control. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP Elitebook […]

GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p


I’m no proponent of biometric security. I’ve long argued that it’s a convenience, not a true security measure. Of course, convenience is a nice feature to have, and the facial recognition login on the HP Elitebook 2760p Tablet PC is amazingly effective. Paired with Bluetooth authentication, it’s turning me into a biometric believer.

The HP TouchPad webOS 3.0.2 Update: Steps in the Right Direction


After testing out the HP’s webOS 3.0.2 update for the TouchPad, I can say that HP has taken some steps in the right direction for its first webOS Tablet. There are improvements that are easily noted, most notably in terms of speed and how the screen responds to the touch controls. In my usage, I […]

iPad 2 Still the Only Tablet I’d Buy Mom


Why should I buy an Android tablet for my mom? Android tablet manufacturers still can’t answer that simple question with conviction. So guess which tablet we bought mom for her birthday? Our family pitched in and bought my mom a white 16GB iPad 2 for her birthday. She was very excited when she unwrapped her […]

iPad 2 Now Shipping Within 24 Hours, First Time Since Launch

iPad 2

Since March the 11th, Apple has had trouble getting the iPad 2 off to customers. Demand in the United States for the highly rated tablet has been extremely high and at one point, it took Cupertino 4-5 weeks to ship out iPad 2’s to new customers. Well, that’s all in the past because as 9to5Mac […]

GBM InkShow: HP QuickWeb on the HP Elitebook 2760p


The HP Elitebook 2760p convertible notebook features a quick-start option called HP QuickWeb. It’s a rebrand of the Splashtop “instant-on” OS, which is itself based on Chromium OS. It’s a nice option, but I’m not sure it delivers on all its supposed benefits.

Timbuk2 Quickie Review: Great 11″ MacBook Air Bag

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I recently purchased a Quickie bag from Timbuk2 to serve as a carrying case for my 11″ MacBook Air. ┬áSome would call it a man purse, but I’m much more concerned about saving my back than making a fashion statement. I was originally looking for a simple notebook sleeve for my MacBook Air when I […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Webcam Challenge


Camera specs like resolution and fps are good to know but don’t necessarily tell you how good the video and photo quality is. Thus, I thought it would be helpful to share some actual photo and video recorded from the HD webcam of the HP Elitebook 2760p. And I spiced it up a notch by […]

Tablets and Bluetooth Keyboards


  I was one of those folks back when the iPad was first released that thought that Apple was hedging its bets by introducing a Bluetooth keyboard as an accessory. If you’re going to go touch, then go touch. Well, that was an extreme position then and it is now. I never purchased one of […]