So according to the picture, a 10″ model of the Streak will soon come out. Almost a little late with the success of the Samsung, Asus, and others. One thing I really hope they figured out is battery life. The Streak 7″s we bought have very weak battery life, to the point where we would not make it through half the day in a typical classroom. Dell better get in the game or they will get left behind in a hurry…
Yeah, we run into issues all the time with people complaining about the need for complex passwords. We will definitely share this with them in the future…
Imaged used under Creative Commons license from website http://xkcd.com/936/
You want an app to show someone why you need a tablet? Then just go to Google Body. Of course you need Honeycomb, Android 3.0 or higher, but boy, what an awesome app. You can actually see it on a browser in Google Labs (http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/), where you have a little more flexibility, but it does not seem as smooth.
So with this app (or website) you get 360 degrees of looking at all the layers of a human (man or woman). Bones, muscles, veins, etc. You click a part, it gives you the name. Very cool, very powerful. If it impresses our Finance Director, who was against tablets, seeing them as a toy, then it would impress anyone. Great to see this, and hopefully we’ll see more in the future. Imagine, dissections on a tablet instead of a fetal pig.
Yes, I tried and tried to like the new Unity desktop interface on Ubuntu 11.04. I really tried. But issue after issue, and now a recent upgrade pretty much left my screen unusable with shadowing and blur. I did not want to attempt a long fix, so I went back to 10.10. Pretty sad. I really hope Ubuntu gets it together, or they may start a long fall from the top of Linux.
image used under Creative Commons license by flickr user rikulu.
Oh how I love Android’s flexibility. With its open sourceyness, we can expect all kinds of creative apps that you probably will not find on a locked down OS. One in point, PC Monitor, is a hugely useful tool for a school system, tech department, or even for a user at home. PC Monitor allows full control of your computers, all from your phone or tablet.
Some of what it offers:
Some Key Features:
– View the status and uptime of all computers
– View the current CPU usage and usage history chart
– View the current available memory and usage history chart
– View the external IP address and the location on the map using GeoIP
– View ping round trip response time and response time chart
– Start, pause, continue and stop a service
– Kill a process
– Start and stop a scheduled task
– Log off any logged in user (local or remote)
– Send a message to the logged in users (local or remote)
– Command prompt support
– Restart, wake up (Wake on WAN over Internet is supported), shutdown, power off, suspend or send the computer into hibernation
– When a computer goes offline
– When a computer starts up, shuts down, suspends or resumes
– When a computer battery level is low
– When a monitored service stopped unexpectedly