Sunday, December 30, 2012

More on Nexus 7

OK I have connected my Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000 to the Nexus 7 (Bluetooth) and it works very nicely. I have also connected my Apple keyboard that I purchased with my iPad and it worked fine also. This morning I connected by Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and it works well also.

I have the Nexus 7 sitting in a Peacock Flexible Folding Stand for Iphone, Ipad, iPad 2, Zoom,Kindle,Nook,Galaxy that I purchased from Amazon. I think I may have overdone it and now the stand is unavailable. It is a great stand and works for the Nexus 7, my iPad, as well as my Galaxy S III phone.

What I can't seem to find connections to HDMI cables to connect to my monitor plus an external hard drive although I can use the Bluetooth I believe to transfer files. Spell check on this device is great.

Adding an image to Blogger here I should be able to connect to my Picasa account but I do not see that availability.

I like the Blogger software however Windows Live Writer (unavailable on the Nexus 7) has better features for handling pictures and remembering links. The addition of Zemanta to Blogger would be very handy also.

Now to go and find more 'cool' stuff for the Nexus 7.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Blogger on Nexus 7

Just installed Blogger on the Nexus 7 and now trying to see how it works.

My first reaction is that I cannot access Picasa to add pictures. That should be fixed. Interestingly I can access Dropbox or Skydrive as well as the gallery on the Nexus 7.

I do like the keyboard with its swipe like features. Its not my FlexT9 keyboard however it works.

Linking works and although I can make text bold or italic other features are missing.

Yea, I know, I want it all...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Outselling Android In US

I am reading at TechCrunch this morning that Apple Reaches Highest-Ever U.S. Smartphone Sales Share at360211-apple-iphone-5-at-t 53.3%; Android Consolidates In Europe. There is an article and a chart, very impressive.

However as I read the chart and look at all those other area’s where Android leads Apple I am reminded of the 8-Track tape issue in the early 70’s where the U.S. was the leader there and the rest of the world were using cassette tape. Or even more recently the highly regarded Sony Betamax versus VHS debate, which went to VHS somewhat based on the number of producers versus just one. Cost, ease of access, and open accessories also relevant factors.

I think it is also important that these are 12 week figures, ending November 25th. There could be some seasonal weight here with people buying gifts.

Just sayin’…..

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Upgrade to Jelly Bean

OK my Samsung Galaxy S III was just upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) and my phone is much faster. Very happy. I had been afraid that we would go through the same delay, delay, delay, that we did with the HTC Thunderbolt upgrade. Happy to say we did not.

Still trying to find a good word processing app that will work on the phone and will transfer to the computer. These devices need to work with each other – phone to computer and computer to phone. It will be nice one day when the different manufacturers will allow us to use the same software across devices – with the same appearance and results. It’s there, we just need to bring a few ego’s down to earth.

If I made a mistake it was attempting to go from Windows PC to Android to iPad. I believe that Android and PC is the best way for me and for most businesses. Google has made a great deal of it’s products PC oriented and therefore we can move across.

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