Monthly Archives: July 2012

StyleTap Puts PalmOS On Android

StyleTap for Android

So finally a method comes along that pushes me closer to dumping my ancient and heavy and now-sketchy LifeDrive (yes, I got it to work again, by duct-taping the On/Off slider and using software to turn if off!).

I’ve asked StyleTap via Twitter if this will run on Android Jelly Bean on the Nexus 7. No reply yet.

I also wonder what this looks like on a large screen. Can it be enlarged or is it a very small 320×320 (or 320×480) view lost on a 1280×800 or 1280×600 screen?

At any rate, courtesy of @webOSquire, after the break two screensnaps of it running on his new Samsung Galaxy SIII phone.

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Nook For Web: The Gotcha!

I was trying Barnes & Noble’s new Nook for Web.

It’s a very nice Cloud-based reading feature.

But I happened to switch to other tabs while I had one of the free sample books open and discovered the Gotcha.

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Twitter Report: PDF Tests On Nexus 7

Curtis (@CTSLICK on Twitter) decided to do the standard PDF test that’s been posted about here. He owns the new Google Nexus 7 tablet.

Twitter is being annoying here, also embedding my own tweets multiple times instead of just his tweets. So past this initial one, I will simply Blockquote his tweets to me.

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Get The Hell Out Of The Way!


There’s one iTunes, one Google, one Facebook, one Netflix, one Amazon… Anyone who thinks the future of music retailing will resemble the brick and mortar world of old is either duplicitous or dumb.

That’s Lefsetz, who is usually on the ball.

Here, he’s under the ball.

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iPad Mini: I Still Say FAKE!

iPad Mini drawings reveal design details: 7-inch screen, thin design, and 19 pin connector confirmed

New iPad Mini Leaks Show Detailed Measurements

And I still say FAKE!

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Velocity Micro’s iPad Mini Pre-Clone

So it turns out that Velocity Micro — makers of the infamous Cruz line of tablets — has a 1024×768 8″ tablet coming: the T508.

A 1.2GHz AllWinner CPU does not inspire great confidence. It’s slightly faster than the version that powers the 9.7″ Coby tablet I fondled recently.

Still, I was obsessed curious enough to dredge through the hell of YouTube to see if there was a clone of the Crux T508 out there.

There is.

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Occupy Wall Street: July 11, 2012

Heading back from the city today, I passed by Liberty Plaza and there was some kind of brouhaha in progress.

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Want To Glimpse An iPad Mini? See An Archos 80 G9 Tablet.

I’ve really really really wanted to fondle the Archos 80 G9 tablet. Because it has an 8″ screen at 1024×768 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. Which is the resolution of the “classic” iPad and a screen size almost that of the iPad Mini.

But every time I went to the Staples I frequent, the demo model has been borked. Today, I happened to pass by another Staples and they had — gasp! — an actual working model!

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Photos: More iPad Mini Size Comparisons

Update October 24, 2012: Don’t waste your time here. These photos show an earlier hypothetical iPad Mini that does not have the same dimensions as the actual one.

Popped into the city today to buy something (not tech related) and did a quick Fondle Tour to photograph the paper iPad Mini up against a variety of devices for size comparisons.

And away we go …

This is the Pandigital Nova, a crappy Android tablet with a 7″ screen:

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iDissent: I Think Gotta Be Mobile Is Wrong

Exclusive: New iPad Mini Engineering Sample Photos

What we’ve found, using a pixel count, is that the iPad Mini should be around 213.36mm tall and about 143.67mm wide. This is approximately two-thirds of the size of the new third-generation iPad. The new iPad is 185.67mm wide, 241.3mm tall, and 9.39mm thick.

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has a width of 120mm which means that the iPad Mini, if our calculations are close, might be around 23.67mm wider than the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 tablet measures in at 198.5mm high which means that the iPad Mini may be a little taller than Google’s 7-inch tablet.

I think that’s just all wrong.

That’s 8.4 x 5.6 inches, which is much taller and narrower than the paper iPad Mini published yesterday.

And at 8.4″, that makes it 0.3″ taller than a NookColor.

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