I like what Lenovo is thinking with their IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook. Full power notebook, Win7, detachable screen becomes self-sufficient tablet with 8 hour battery life running minimal OS. Zack Whittaker has a nice rundown of this and the Lenovo Skylight over at ZDNet.
A few weeks ago my Parallels stopped working. I’d launch the app and immediately be told it was not responding and to force quit. I restored Parallels (files, prefs, .hdd) from backup, but no dice. I had been unhappy with Parallels for a while – it was a resource hog, starting the VM and booting [...]
Not a single XBox owner in the crowd. Silverlight, Micrsoft’s media delivery platform now used by Netflix, is a win for both Macs and PCs. Macs, you can now Watch Instantly. Welcome to the club. High-fives from the PCs. Windows users, things just got better. The annoying media acquisition & digital rights prompts are gone. [...]
1) DoPDF for Windows | There are lots of PDF writers/printers available for Windows – CutePDF, PrimoPDF are some I’ve used before. This week LifeHacker mentioned doPDF and I quickly adopted. The installation is quick and the interface is very simple. Mac users have easily been able to print to PDF for a while and [...]
Wow, Dell has come out with a small desktop computer that looks pretty decent! It’s called the Dell Studio Hybrid, though I’m not sure what it is a hybrid of, it’s still got some respectable features. I should say that we’ve been using the Apple Mac Mini in our Deli offices, where space it extremely [...]
Engadget has a post about rumors having been confirmed of Microsoft once again extending the ability to legitimately downgrade Vista to XP. Which is what we’ve been doing. And is a good thing. ‘Cause we can’t find a good reason to move to Vista.
I have not run a screensaver in years. Usually I just set my LCD to go off after 30 minutes of inactivity. But that’s changed. I’m hooked on a really cool screensaver that makes beautiful ever-changing images Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver created by Scott Draves. It’s run by thousands of [...]
We use Microsoft’s Terminal Services to bring windows-only software to our Apple laptops. Works great. Even works great to bring apps to Windows machines. Recently we heard about the opposite – terminal services for Mac from aquaconnect.net. At first we tried to wrap our brains around how to use it but I think we’re going [...]
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