Tag Archives: slates

Windows 8 gaining smartphone like “connected standby” capability

New power state called “Connected Standby” Windows coalesces all the timer and network requests, turns the radio on periodically to satisfy them, then goes back to very low power consumption. But because app requests are getting satisfied they are up … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Tegra 3 and ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Follow-up: Kindle Fire with its $200 price pushing everybody up, down or out of the Android tablet market [Dec 8, 2011] Update: ASUS introduces [i.e. making available] the Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core Processor and Google® … Continue reading

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The early 2010 Windows 8 alternative: the Courier tablet

Why Microsoft killed the Courier [Nov 1, 2011] We learn more about the death of Microsoft’s Courier project, then the news that AT&T gets its first LTE smartphones this weekend, and that Google Reader is integrated with Google Plus. The … Continue reading

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Microsoft and jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap

Updates: PhoneGap, Cordova, and what’s in a name? [March 19, 2012] – PhoneGap for Windows Phone Dissected [Dec 19, 2011] – Tombstoning with PhoneGap for Windows Phone 7 (and KnockoutJS) [Oct 24, 2011] A few weeks back I wrote a blog post about how … Continue reading

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Plane to Line Switching (PLS) screen technology (Samsung)

Crisis Message of Aug 29, 2015 from Hunbiased: Immigration which I very much felt to share here before anything else of my own: “ Immigration is *the* topic in the news in Hungary. It’s what all newscasts lead with and it’s … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Metro style Apps + initial dev reactions

With this style of apps there is a clear platform diagram: but there is no similar kind of diagram for the structure of the applications themselves, although that structure is absolutely different from the ones we are familiar with in … Continue reading

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Windows 8: the first 12 hours headlines and reports

After  A too early assesment of the emerging ‘Windows 8’ dev & UX functionality [June 24, 2011] we came to an as full disclosure as possible by the keynote of the BUILD conference. Here are the very first (12 hours) … Continue reading

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