Taking the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 for a spin
January 21, 2014
Before I even talk about this device, I have to say something about its name. I know many journalists were bitching about model names being reduced to something like “GT-I9500” or “SM-P600” as being very confusing. That might be true, but “Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition” does not exactly roll off the tongue either. While I might have some issue with the name, I generally can’t find any issues with the device itself — except for the battery. As far as tablets I’ve used recently (including the new barrage of iPads), it’s probably my favorite large tablet.
Tablet or Chromebook? That is the question
June 15, 2011
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 them a spin. While I recently spent a bit of time futzing with a Cr-48 Chromebook, I found that it seemed to cross over with my usage of my Xoom tablet. So I asked myself, if I only had one or the other — which would I pick… and why?
Wiping your data from the Augen Gentouch78
January 27, 2011
I decided to return my device, so I needed to remove all my personal data from it. First off, I tried the Factory Reset (after having previously updated to v3 of the device’s firmware), which is found by going to the Settings app, then clicking Privacy, and finally Factory data reset, then Reset Tablet-PC, then Erase everything.
How to patch/update the Augen Gentouch78 Tablet PC
January 25, 2011
I recently acquired an Augen Gentouch78. The model I got: NBA7800ATP When I took it out of the box, it was basically unusable as the touch screen was way off, and the built in calibrator did not work. Also, I was unable to connect it to my google account (the gmail app wasn’t there), and the android market was also MIA. Fortunately, I found a patch and the instructions (which of course weren’t bundled together).
iPad vs Windows Pad (Dell XT2)
October 8, 2010
We’re trying to standardize onto Ubuntu at work and we need hardware that works really, really well. One thing that I thought might be nice to have in the office was the Dell XT2 tablets. Not that I expect everyone to have one, but I thought there might be at least a handful of users that would appreciate them. Especially those at the office that use iPads (albeit there are only a couple). Yesterday, we got in the XT2 for evaluation and I excitedly started carrying it around with me (I’ve always, always, always wanted a tablet). I’ve not had time to put Ubuntu on the machine, but I thought that the comparison to the iPad might be interesting.