Month: March 2011

How to open a link in a new tab on Android 3 (Honeycomb)

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Google Android / Tablets

Android 3 (Honeycomb) has a lot of cool efficiency enhancing features, one of which is tabbed browsing. Honeycomb brings tabbed browsing to the native Chrome browser that provides powerful browser functionality normally reserved for a laptop. There are two basic ways that you can open a link in a new tab: 1.) Long tap a link (I have found that a one second delay works well) 2.) Tap and hold to bring up a menu […]

Why I refuse to buy the Motorola Xoom

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Tablets

I’m going to give away the ending. After using Honeycomb I am hooked. I had planned on purchasing an iPad 2, but Honeycomb is a far superior operating system for my needs which are largely driven by content creation such as writing emails, editing Word documents, updating Excel files and the like. I use a few apps constantly: email (to communicate with customers) Skype (to chat with employees) calendar (to schedule my day) Google search […]

You should pay more for the Motorola Xoom

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Google Android

Last I checked, nothing is free. Bigger monitors cost more that small ones, computers with more RAM cost more than ones with less RAM, and so on. So, why are people shocked that the Xoom costs more than the iPad, given the fact that it packs higher end hardware? Simply stated, you should pay more for the Xoom. The Motorola Xoom ($799.99) is competitive with the iPad with 32 GB and 3G ($729.00). While most […]

Apple’s Unspoken Advantage: Lower TCO

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Google Android / iPhone (iOS)

Tomorrow is the big day Apple announce the iPad 2 and with too many articles reguritating the same content, I’m a bit taken aback at the complete lack of discussion of Apple’s big competitive advantage: Lower TCO. Yes, you read that correctly. The Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad have a lower TCO than the competition. I buy a lot of content and I’ve come to one distinct conclusion: Over the lifetime of my consumer electronics […]

The Verdict is in: FlexT9 Best Android Keyboard

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Google Android

I have tried many keyboards for my Nexus S and the verdict is in. Nuance’s FlexT9 keyboard dominates the competition. The biggest advantages I’ve seen with FlexT9 are: FlexT9 is production quality. It’s a polished keyboard that works. After months of use, I have never seen it crash. It’s swipe functionality is excellent. While I don’t use it much, the handwriting feature has been very useful in the situations where its a must. Learn how […]