@Alan so you're equipped for anything. I think someone should look into designing gun belt style holsters for the electronics people carry. Or perhaps a Batman style utility belt -- depending on how geeky one wants to look.
A BlackBerry is my first phone just because of the physical keyboard and push e-mail. But I usually carry at least one other phone, typical an Android smartphone with a large screen, which is better for everything else.
@Alan that's true. I still keep to a basic phone rather than smart one. That way, I only need to use the little keys for phone numbers. My handwritten notes don't communicate much to others and sometimes not all that much to me.
I can type much faster than writing, too. However, there are times when writing is more appropriate, such as when I'm moderating or speaking on a panel. And phones with small screens have small keys that might be more difficult to hit than writing on the entire screen.
Well, there still are many people who like to write on paper and even use fountain pens. I understand the appeal, and for many years had my own engraved stationery. But those days are long gone, at least for me (although I still like pens).
I actually liked using a stylus on my IBM ThinkPad X41 -- a convertible Tablet PC -- that I bought in 2005. I liked writing notes on it and loved being able to erase words, move paragraphs, insert words, etc.; notes are much neater.
Many people use a stylus with the iPad and it will be interesting to see whether this trend continues with, for example, Samsung bundling a stylus with some of its tablets.
Are you having a problem getting Handwrite to work? After you've downloaded, installed and enabled the app on your device, you go to the main Google page, www.Google.com, and you should see that cursive "g" on the bottom right. Tap it and handwriting search will be available.
Well, Google for a long time has been working on different ways to request search results, such as with voice recognition. Using handwriting certainly has gained more admirers with the iPad, and Samsung is pushing it with its stylus on mobile devices.
Next, we'll see how well Google Glasses does in the coming years.
Businesses helped neighbors with Internet access and mobile device charge-ups during Sandra. Following that example, enterprises should consider preparing Internet disaster plans to help the public during disasters.
Apple is falling further behind in the smartphone space but it looks as if Google is falling behind in the tablet world, and that may be the most important device in the mobile market. But there's still time for Google to catch up.
Mozilla's Firefox OS could be a major advance in building smartphones and tablets with a more cloud-friendly and open interface, but there are still questions of performance and security that will have to be managed.
Google is reportedly working on a pair of Android glasses that will use a low-resolution built-in camera to monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings, and friends who might be nearby. Interested?
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