Tagged: xoom

Remote system management from the road 1

Remote system management from the road

This post is a direct response to a comment posted on my article about the 4th Gen Macbook Air. In short, Eddie (the commenter/questioner) is looking for a little information about remote system management. Some have suggested the iPad, some say a MacBook Air, I’ve mentioned Chromebooks… So what do you use? Well, I can actually understand every perspective he mentioned. There are 3 things I take into consideration when...

Tablet or Chromebook? That is the question 3

Tablet or Chromebook? That is the question

Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fifteenth of June, and we will once again be fighting for our freedom… not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from Operating Systems! Ok… maybe not. But today does mark the official release/sale of the Chromebook. I’ve order a couple of the Acer Chomia Chromebook’s for the office (I prefer the HDMI output) and I’m really quite excited to get them and give...

MiFi vs Device Independent 3G 0

MiFi vs Device Independent 3G

Last week I had a quiet night of testing the Cr-48 while I was DSL-less. Even though I lacked traditional broadband access, I still had plenty of high(ish) speed net access in the form of Verizon 3G devices. To be exact I had out on my desk (and was actively using the data service on all of the devices): a Cr-48, a Motorola Xoom, and a Motorola Droid 2. At...

Review: Motorola Xoom – Software – Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) 2

Review: Motorola Xoom – Software – Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

The biggest question in my mind about the release of a (proper) tablet version of Android was how squared away it would be. I was really not looking forward to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) being another Android 1.0 style release. Well, I played with the Xoom in the Verizon store a bit and it seemed “ok”, so the only option was to buy one and find out. I was pleasantly surprised...

Review: Motorola Xoom – Hardware 5

Review: Motorola Xoom – Hardware

I purchased a Motorola Xoom for work just shortly after it came out. Personally, I’m a big fan of the current version of Android (2.3); it’s come a long way since 1.0. That “release” sucked and I still have nightmares about the G1. It’s a bonus that my office is a big proponent of Open Source and I’m always looking for OSS options to lure people away from things like...