Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Expand Your Tablet with Flash RAM

Kingston 512MB Secure Digital for $23 shipped after rebate: " offers the Kingston 512MB Secure Digital card for $42.99. A $5 off coupon and $15 mail-in rebate yield a net price of $22.99 and shipping is free. It's the lowest total price we know to be available for a Secure Digital card of its size. Rebate ends January 31."—dealnews

Secure Digital and CompactFlash flash RAM are great ways to transfer files and keep backups, and the sizes are starting to creep into small hard drive territory. Prices just keep falling. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Microsoft is NOT making its own Tablet PC

Microsoft is NOT making its own Tablet PC: "There was a report today on heise online that said that Microsoft would release its own Tablet PC. I immediately emailed a bunch of people inside Microsoft to check on this report. It is abjectly NOT TRUE. That's straight from Peter Loforte, general manager on the Tablet PC team."—Robert Scoble

Crisis averted. Stand down.

Microsoft to launch low cost Tablet PC?!

Microsoft to launch low cost Tablet PC: "According to ActiveWin, Armin Cremerius-Gunther, Windows division head for Microsoft Germany, announced Tuesday that Microsoft intends to launch its own Tablet PC. The article also states that Microsoft's intention is to sell the Tablet PC for less than 1200 euros. Microsoft realizes that the high costs of current Tablet PCs..."—jkOnTheRun

If this is true, it will either revolutionize the industry or kill it. Or both.

Friday, January 14, 2005

PDF Annotator

PDF Annotator: "Previously, annotating, commenting or proofreading a document received for review in PDF file format was possible only by using multiple software products in a row—or only by printing the document and adding comments manually. With PDF Annotator, annotations can also be added in a natural way—using a pen—but everything remains in digital format. PDF Annotator allows commenting of PDF files in a single step."—Grahl Software Design

This is the missing piece for many electronic forms applications. Nice!

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Microsoft's Longhorn may blend Tablet PC, Media Center

Microsoft's Longhorn may blend Tablet PC, Media Center: "Microsoft plans to drop the 'Home' and 'Pro' tags with the next release of Windows, code-named Longhorn, and is looking at shipping a single product that includes the features found in today's Windows XP Media Center and Tablet PC editions."—InfoWorld

Let's hope that's a free upgrade for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition users.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Konfabulator for $20

Konfabulator for $20: "Expo special. Pixoria's Konfabulator, a widget tool, costs $19.95, $5 off, during Macworld Expo. It's for Mac or PC. Offer ends January 14."—dealnews

If it's not clear by now, I think Konfabulator is must-have software for every Tablet PC.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Best RSS Feed Reader for Tablets?

Looking at my FeedBurner stats just now, I noticed that the majority of this feed's subscribers use NewsGator. I find this surprising only because the readers of my most popular blog show a distinct preference for Bloglines. I expect it's because this site is targeted specifically at Windows (XP Tablet Edition) users, whereas Moonwatcher is decidedly platform-agnostic.

I'm interested in hearing what RSS readers are best suited for tablet use. What do you use, and why?

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Linux On Your Tablet PC

Linux On Your Tablet PC: "tyman writes 'Michael Rolig has created a Debian-based linux package for your Tablet PC. The support for various tablet features is limited by the features on the tablet Rolig owns, such as the 'half-working' pen button features. One important missing feature is the screen-swivel buttons common with most tablets. However this is a good start for the development of linux for Tablet PCs.'"—Slashdot

I'm not sure about this one. Fit and finish is what's most lacking from most Linux distros, and what's most important to me in a tablet OS.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Two days left to vote for Motion 1400 as Endgadget of the year!: ""—Tablet PC Buzz (Motion)