New thing: Linkspams. Every week (usually on Friday) I’ll post a collection of the tech news I find most relevant or interesting plus all the stuff I wrote. I’ll keep it down to 20 links most of the time, maybe less. Let me know what you think!
Stuff I Wrote
- Review: Samsung Series 7 Gamer offers monster power at a reasonable price | Tecca
I’m going to spoil this review for you by saying this: I bought this laptop the day I had to send the review unit back to Samsung.
- Meet The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: A $499 artist-friendly tablet to hit stores on August 16 | Tecca
I’m reviewing this right now and really enjoying the pen part. I’m a big journaler and like to go longhand for writing notes. I’m still testing, but so far I’m a fan.
- First Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 hands-on – Liliputing
- Hands-on with Microsoft’s Windows 8 wireless mice and keyboards – Liliputing
They’re light and look good, but man are some of these NOT ergonomic at all.
- Will smartwatches help tablets replace smartphones? – Liliputing
I like the idea of using a tablet as a phone, but the easy to grab interface part still needs working out.
Reviews & Stuff To Drool Over
- Review: Sony’s NEX-F3 offers a solid stepping-stone for curious new photographers | Tecca
Next gen of the camera I have and it looks to be even better. I suggest the alpha NEX series to anyone who doesn’t know much about photography but needs to take great pictures without too much effort.
- Sony outs new Reader PRS-T2 with Evernote, Facebook sharing — Mobile Technology News
Nice that Sony added Evernote clipping. I hope B&N; does something similar with Nook, because trying to get notes off of a Nook is ridiculously hard. One minor thing – Amazon doesn’t need to do any of this, their note system is far and above anything B&N; or Sony have to offer.
- [lifehacker] Outlook vs. Gmail: A Feature-by-Feature Comparison
I think I’ll stick with Gmail, but Outlook isn’t as bad as I’d feared.
- The Droid X360 infringes all the trademarks and yet we love it
- How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
This whole story is really depressing. The only good thing is that it’s a reminder to folks on how to better protect their online IDs.
- How I Got My Digital Life Back Again After An Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
Good that he got all his stuff back. I can’t help but wonder if this is as possible for someone not a tech journalist at a prominent magazine. All the more reason to protect yourself as much as possible.
- Bank of America update adds mobile check deposit | Android Central
BofA added this to the iPhone app a little while ago, so I’m glad they followed it on Android quickly. Too bad they’re so late to the party.
- Send to Kindle for Chrome Sends Web Clippings, Articles, and Blogs Straight to Your Kindle Device
If something like this existed for the Nook, I’d be in heaven.
- Swiftkey update brings new summer themes, voice typing and bug fixes | Android Central
I use this keyboard on all of my Android devices.
- Camera Pi hack adds a Raspberry Pi to a DSLR camera – Liliputing
This kind of stuff is exactly why I’m excited about hackable, inexpensive little computers like the RasPi.