"The only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs
Once "inking" gets into your veins you will never be able to live without it. Frank J. Garcia

My Surface PRO 3 'Must Have' Accessories List

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Snipping Tool in Vista

Vista includes now tools that were part of Windows Tablet PC Edition and not included in XP. One of them is the Snipping Tool, one of the most useful tools in the Operating System for those like me trying to keep alive a blog.

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&amp;playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:41991158-5cf1-4646-8911-b0f59ed63b11&amp;showPlaylist=true&amp;from=msnvideo" target="_new" title="Windows Vista Demo: Snipping Tool">Video: Windows Vista Demo: Snipping Tool</a>

I like this effort of Microsoft trying to create educational videos that show how to use the new capabilities of Vista. It’s a lot better than going around criticizing other Operating Systems. Show me what you do and I’ll decide if that’s what I need.

Monday, September 29, 2008



ClarionMIND is a new MID running Linux using an Intel Atom processor.  You can read more about this device at Aving USA.

The ClarionMiND is expected to be available in North America in this November and in Europe market in January, 2009.

And I wonder, would you buy a MID now that the price of some netbooks is really low?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Any volunteer?

Any volunteer willing to lend a Tablet PC for this test? I’m bringing the hammer!

The real PC

My friend Rob from Gottabemobile found this video that shows the real PC guy, Sean Siler.

Oh, if anyone has any doubt, Ctitanic is a PC!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sylvania G Netbook Meso

The Sylvania G Netbook Meso is probably the latest Netbook being released in USA.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Looking for a UMPC?

Wait a minute! Do not buy anything yet! Do you know that you can win an UMPC just by participating in this contest? All you have to do is send them an article about UMPCs and if you win you will get one of the two UMPC that they are giving away to the first two winners. And yes, it does not matter if you don’t speak Spanish. You can send your article in English too!

Scriblink - Your Online Whiteboard

If you own a Tablet PC or a UMPC then you should visit Scriblink. Scriblink is a whiteboard online. I could try to describe all that can be done using this whiteboard but I’m afraid that words are not enough. You have to see it by yourself. It’s amazing. 

Scriblink - Your Online Whiteboard

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

That’s an ugly MF

picture-4Do you remember Predator, the movie? Do you remember that part when one of the movie heroes see the ET for the first time and then he says… “You are an ugly MF”. Well that’s the reaction I have when I see the  picture of the new T-Mobile G1, the first android (is this a coincidence?) phone.  This thing is SUPER UGLY!

I’m a T-Mobile customer and I have been thinking about to buy a phone with Android but let me say this clear, unless they give it for free and won’t get one! Come on HTC! Your company has released State of the Art SmartPhones! What happened to your designers! Were they drunk or what?

T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

Monday, September 22, 2008

New eReaders coming from iRex

iRex is about to start selling a new eReader, the 1000 which will be sold in 3 different versions, the 1000, 1000S and 1000SW. Starting price? About 650 dollars! I really don’t think that that’s the way to go. eReaders should be cheaper. It’s like printers, they are cheap because they are going to get your money anyway selling you the toners and cartridges.

Via - Engadget

Saturday, September 20, 2008

SAMSUNG 's First Netbook

 80a863fe48d4680a400x400Samsung has released its first notebook, the NC10, in Korea. A move that many of us were expecting.

SAMSUNG finally released their first netbook called NC10 in Korea with U$ 690.00 price tag. Actually, this NC10 discovered earlier in WiBro (WiMax) product launching ceremony which presented by Korea Telecom in August.

SAMSUNG also joins world of netbook

Friday, September 19, 2008

Definitely I’m a PC

After watching many TV Commercials from Apple making look the PC guy as a fool guy I have to confess that I felt really happy when I saw the latest Microsoft commercial.

Definitely, I’m a PC!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


img1_1792345Here is a little program just released by Microsoft and that you may want to install in your PC.

Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys.

Why to buy a Tablet PC

If you are a college student you may have seen the wannabe funny Apple TV Ad saying that college students only think about pizza so the guy representing Windows hides in a Pizza Box. Well, I don't know about you but that ad did not show me anything that tells me why a college student should buy a Mac. So let me post here a video with a real college student telling others why they should buy a Tablet PC.

Zune, better but still...

Yesterday I updated my Zune to the latest software and firmware, Version 3.0. While the PC part of the software did not change too much, it still slow, consuming a lot of resources, being the last thing you want to have to handling your music collection, with a very simplistic way to categorize your music taste (good or bad, come on, give me back the 5 stars system), the mp3 player part of it has changed up to the point that I believe that there is not any other mp3 player capable of compete against the Zune.

This new version has put in full us the WiFi capability of this device allowing people to check the online store and purchase songs on it. But this is not all, now you can tag songs while you are listening the radio and buy them later on, when you connect your Zune to your PC. I tested this feature Yesterday and I love it.

They added a few more options like Games, a more sophisticated social, etc, which do not mean to much for me but I'm sure that teenagers will love it.

Yes, Zune is in my opinion the mp3 player that gives you more for your money. You won't find any mp3 where you can buy songs right from the FM radio embedded in the player, that option along separates this player from the rest.

Now the only thing that we really need is Microsoft to go back to the PC part of it and redo that part form 0 because what we have is not good at all.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Microsoft Surface piano demo

It seems to me that soon you wont need a piano to play your favorite music, all you are going to need is a Surface, with the advantage that using the Surface you could do more than playing piano.

Microsoft Surface piano demo - SuperSite Blog

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Plastic Logic Reader Demo

A few day ago we posted about a new eBook Reader to be released to market next year, I'm talking about Plastic Logic Reader. Well, here is a video I found about a prototype of it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kohjinsha SX3 review

Here is another review that you don't want to miss. This one is coming from JKK.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

eBook Readers everywhere

eBook Readers are conquering the market little by little and I would say that all that thanks to Amazon.

Everun Note full review.

 IMG_7250The Everun Note is so far the biggest step forward I have seen this year is the UMPC arena. It's a small package with a big heart inside.

Yes, it appears that Raon Digital have broken through with a new class of device here. Its much smaller than a netbook (less than half the volume, 70% of the weight) and yet it packs a CPU and GPU that can leave netbooks standing.

The above comment comes for one of the most complete reviews I have seen about this device and it can be read here.

Monday, September 08, 2008

TabletKiosk® Introduces the Eyesboard™

TORRANCE, CA, September 8, 2008 — TabletKiosk®, a leading manufacturer of Tablet PC and Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) computing solutions, continues to improve the slate-style Tablet PC user experience by including the Eyesboard™ on-screen virtual keyboard on all of its systems as well as offering it as a free download for existing TabletKiosk Tablet PC and UMPC owners.

The Eyesboard, created by PlazaLOGIC, is an on-screen, virtual QWERTY keyboard, that enables users to type directly on the screen with their fingers or a stylus. Sporting a realistic "3D" look, multiple language options, easy size adjustment, choice of colors, and optional settings — including opacity, "snapable" palettes, menu buttons and sound effects — the Eyesboard virtual keyboard is highly customizable to best fit each user’s unique needs.

“Given that touch screen kiosks with virtual keyboards are now commonly used in airports and retail stores, today’s Tablet PC owners are more familiar with the idea of on-screen typing,” said Martin Smekal, president of TabletKiosk. “By including the Eyesboard as a standard feature on all of our tablets, we believe that we have greatly improved the overall mobile computing experience.”

The Eyesboard virtual keyboard looks and behaves like an actual computer keyboard with its traditional QWERTY key layout, separate numeric keypad and accessible function keys. To maximize screen real estate, the Eyesboard is fully user resizable, and capable of docking or minimizing to the taskbar—so that the keyboard is always accessible even when editing a full size document. It also features adjustable opacity settings to allow whatever is below it to be completely hidden or partially visible. In addition, the Eyesboard virtual keyboard conveniently appears at the Windows Log-In screen for easy password input, but runs with restricted functionality to maintain system security.

“The inclusion of the Eyesboard virtual keyboard for on-screen typing absolutely enhances the usability of our Sahara Slate PC® and eo® Ultra-Mobile PC systems, especially for those users new to the platform,” said Martin Smekal. “The Eyesboard is the perfect complement to the slate Tablet PC form factor because it provides an extremely familiar method of entering text without adding extra components or weight.”

About TabletKiosk®

TabletKiosk is a registered trademark and wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures Inc., a privately held technology incubator. The company produces slate-style Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs marketed and sold through an authorized reseller channel and directly through its website. For more information, visit www.tabletkiosk.com.

About PlazaLOGIC

PlazaLOGIC Ltd. Is a software design company that specializes in developing solutions for Tablet PCs, Ultra-Mobile PCs and touch screen computers. For more information, visit www.plazalogic.com.

Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gate's ad

I have read many comments about the first Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gate's ad shown recently in many TV channels and Youtube but in most of the cases what I have read have been attacks and incomprehension. But, like somebody say, it's irrelevant if they talk bad or good, the relevant thing is that they are talking about you. And I say this because after reading this email sent to all Microsoft employees I'm sure that you will understand why I said this.

From: Bill Veghte
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 5:37 PM
To: Microsoft - All Employees (QBDG)
Subject: Telling the story of Windows

Since it first launched nearly 25 years ago, Windows has been one of the most successful products in the history of the high tech industry. As we set our sights on the next 25 years, it is essential that we deliver incredible offerings on a great platform. We must also tell the story of how Windows enables a billion people around the globe to do more with their lives today. We must inspire consumers with the promise of what Windows uniquely makes possible across the PC, phone and web.

Telling our story means making significant investments to improve the way consumers experience Windows. To that end, we are focused on making improvements at practically every consumer touch point, from the moment they hear about the Windows brand in our advertising to how they learn more about Windows products online; from how they view Windows and try it at retail to how they use the entire range of Windows offerings – Windows Vista, Windows Mobile and Windows Live – across their whole life.

Today, we are kicking off a highly visible advertising campaign. The first phase of this campaign is designed to engage consumers and spark a new conversation about Windows – a conversation that will evolve as the campaign progresses, but will always be marked by humor and humanity. The first in this series of television ads airs initially in the U.S., and it aims to re-ignite consumer excitement about the broader value of Windows. The first television spot aired on NBC during the opening game of the NFL season and will be seen throughout the evening on various primetime programs. Worldwide, you can view this first TV spot at http://msw.

This first set of ads features Bill Gates and comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Think of these ads as an icebreaker to reintroduce Microsoft to viewers in a consumer context. Later this month, as the campaign moves into its next phase, we’ll go much deeper in telling the Windows story and celebrating what it can do for consumers at work, at play and on-the-go. At that time, I’ll be back to share more information about our plans to further strengthen the bond between consumers and Windows – one of the most amazing products, businesses and brands of all time, and, with the right tenacity, passion and agility from all of us, a story that has many great chapters to come.

Evidently this ad has done a good job letting people waiting for more. And in future ads the whole message will be sent to everybody without "stupid" attacks apple style.

Via - SuperSite Blog

Friday, September 05, 2008

XXX images of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9

qh_ther8I know that you are always willing to see the insides of any new device, it's the same effect that causes a title like the one I used in this article, XXX and "For free" always brings a lot of traffic!

And my friend JKK knows that very well, reason why he is the first in publishing pictures of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Hardware in his blog

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Third TodoUMPC.com Contest

If  you have not got an UMPC yet here is a chance to win 1 of the two UMPCs being gave away in this Contest at todoUMPC.

It's not an easy task to convince a reader to give up his Anonymous condition and make him participate in a forum sharing time, asking and answering questions.

But the TodoUMPC community still growing, up to the point that we are now celebrating our 3000 registered members. So we thought about a special contest to celebrate, we are asking users to become TodoUMPC reporters for one day [for the chance of winning an UMPC].

Check this link to know the details. 

And yes, this is not a mistake, they are giving away no one but two UMPC, an AmtekU560 and a Wibrain B1. And yes again, you can participate in English!

Google Chrome is not Tablet and touch friendly

I'm glad to see that I'm not the one saying that since day one. Chrome does not support Tablet PCs or UMPCs or any touch screen device. And that's basically what Incremental Blogger is saying. 

I will say, that so far, it appears that the browser is too keyboard/mouse centric for me. I think it could be designed better for a touch device (or Tablet PC device).

This is something that all Tablet PC and UMPC owners have been fighting from day one the first Tablet was sold to the marked, the only browser with "support" for this devices is IE. There are few things and add-ons for Firefox that help but still nothing like IE. And I'm a FireFox user so I know what I'm talking about. To use the ink feature in forums like todoUMPC or Gottabemobile I need to use IETab in Firefox, to give you an example. And so far I have not found any workaround on Chrome to make it more Tablet PC friendly, of course, this is a beta version and it's not a bad one so I hope to see more coming from Google.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome looks faster

I have not measure anything, it's just my appreciation but if feels faster!


One big NO NO for me! It does not have Tablet PC support!

Google Chrome tabs are separate Windows processes

google_chrome_tasksJKonTheRun has just posted a very interesting screen shot about how the new Google Web Browser is using the memory.

The first thing I checked with Google Chrome running multiple tabs is how it appears in the Windows Task Manager. Sure enough, each tab is its own separate process with resources allocated in Windows. According to the Google press conference, plugins running within those tabs will get another separate process. I can see an awful lot of Windows processes going at once with typical busy web sessions.

I still not sure if this is a good feature or not. In IE or Firefox if one of the tabs crashes the whole program crashes, in this case I'm not sure but if it crashes only that particular tab and the other tabs still good them it's a good thing.

Google Chrome can be downloaded here.