I was pretty excited when Microsoft’s Windows Surface tablet product line was announced. The features sounded like what I’ve been looking for since I owned a slate Windows XP tablet made by Motion Computing in 2004. The ports and capabilities seemed halfway between a power user’s laptop and an Android tablet. External storage, media connection, [...]
I pre-ordered Google’s Nexus 7 tablet the day it was announced. My 7″ tablet arrived and I noticed that the left side of the screen was not assembled properly. I had concerns about the long-term durability of the tablet, and was put off by the creaking sound the Nexus 7 made every time I pressed [...]
I’m a big believer in the tablet form factor for personal computing. I have a Barnes and Noble Nook Color, two Amazon Kindle Fires, two iPads, and a Google Nexus 7 on the way. That’s a lot of smudgy fingerprints. I use screen cleaning cloths made by 3M Scotchbrite, but sometimes it’s best to avoid [...]
You know a movie is going to be a disappointment when one of the trailers is for some bullshit animated film starring a Russian Santa Claus and an Easter Bunny that looks like he’s strung out on heroin. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was a pretty awesome book, but I saw the movie tonight and have [...]
About six weeks ago, I wrote about Draw Something, a collaborative drawing game for the Android and iOS operating systems. At that point, Draw Something had just exploded in popularity. Users were creating 3000 drawings per second, there were over 36 million players, and the makers of the game, OMGPOP, was just purchased by online [...]
Draw Something is an iOS and Android app that allows two players to play online to guess words and phrases. It’s an absolute blast, despite a few missing features and some glitches.
The price is right, but the color and fit of the Case Star silicone skin for the Kindle Fire are twin disasters I couldn’t ignore. Pass.
My process for rooting an Amazon Kindle Fire and installing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The MoKo Clear Case cover for the Amazon Kindle Fire is an inexpensive way to protect your tablet. It has some interesting features and the build quality is robust — too bad it feels cheap, even for an inexpensive item.
These inexpensive microfiber cleaning cloths are just the ticket if you have many high-tech devices at home that need frequent cleaning.