Monthly Archives: January 2012

Multiple windows on the desktop. For me, this is real  multi-tasking, because it allows you to literally see many activities at once with only sometimes pheripheral vision alerting you to changes on-screen.

Full desktop browser experience. Why there is no Chrome in Android? I missed having to interact with a full webpage like how it was designed and not some mobile, trimmed own version of it.User-agent are workarounds and will never be faster than a native desktop browser.

Shutdown and Startup times. It feels good that a tablet can bring you up and running  in no time. App launch times are also  faster (well depending on apps that is).

Explorer. It’s nice to be organized in the old -fashioned folder structure way, but it feels more natural that data is stored in the right places and accessed by apps directly from these places without  you having to organized them manually. Of course a file explorer is still handy to manage personal files from external storager.

What I missed when I started using a tablet?


Blogging on 30000 feet is no fun…

… when you don’t have a keyboard, that is, and you are using a tablet. What else can you use on  a long flight and not worry about battery life or reducing your screen brightness to squeeze some more juice out of it. I was using my tablet awhile ago to watch a movie ( i brought 3 titles with me just to be sure i had enough selection). It was going well at first except that I did not bring my headset, so all the dialogues were just drowned out by the noise of the plane’s engines ( budget airlines, close to the back). Of course, had my earphoes on, but for some reason, the noise outside was really creeping into. Talk about noise cancellation, I needed it now! And then, the pilot turned on the fasten-your-seat-belts sign and watching movie now makes me nauseous. So what else to do? I decided to use this time to challenge my tablet to a blogging session using its keyboard dock. And here we are. I can only imagine how difficult it is to type on on-screen keyboard with the plane shaking. But I also cannot imagine someone crazy as I am to do just that at this condition… 🙂