Most of us spend a large part of our day reading and writing e-mails. If you're a Hotmail (now Outlook.com), Yahoo! Mail, or Gmail user, you may already be familiar with using Webmail keyboard shortcuts. They can save you time by not having to constantly take your hands off of the keyboard to reach for a mouse. But how many of those shortcuts have you actually learned?
Initially launched on Sprint, the Kyocera Rise is now available on prepaid network Virgin Mobile starting today.
The Rise is an entry-level keyboard handset running on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
It's equipped with a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1GHz Qualcomm processor.
When I reviewed the handset, I was impressed with its attractively designed keyboard, call quality, and updated Android OS. However, a slow processor and hefty design hold it back from really shining.
Windows 8 is about to unleash a tsunami of strange devices upon us all. Call them tablets, ultraportables, hybrids, convertibles, tiny touch-based mobile computers...they're everywhere, and they're multiplying.
HP has them. Samsung does, too. So does Dell, and Lenovo, and Toshiba, and Asus, and Sony. Everyone has them. That's because Windows 8 promises a better environment for touch in mobile computing, and the promise is too tempting not to experiment. Or, alternatively, all these companies need a product out there to plant a flag into this strange soil -- a territory that Microsoft's already visiting via the Surface.
The big problem I see with them is that for every device that emerges, the landscape gets ever-more-cloudy. … Read more
Sure, we've seen lots of add-on iPad keyboards, but the CruxSkunk from CruxCase goes all out with imitating Apple's MacBook aesthetic. If there were such a thing as a MacBook Mini, it would look like an iPad in a CruxSkunk.… Read more
Like Evernote for Windows, the Evernote desktop client for Mac has a large set of useful keyboard shortcuts. We went over the Evernote for Windows shortcuts already, so here's a list of shortcuts for Mac users:
General Application ⌘-N -- new note ⌘-⇧-N -- new notebook ⌃-⌘-N -- new tag ⌘-1 -- list view ⌘-2 -- snippet view ⌘-3 -- card view ⌘-M -- minimize window ⌃-⌘-F -- toggle full screen ⇧-⌘-P -- page setup ⌘-P -- print ⌘-: -- show spelling &grammar ⌘-; -- spell check ⌘-0 -- sync status ⌃-⌘-S -- … Read more
Like your iPad well enough but wish you lived in the heyday of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg? The iTypewriter lets you go all angel-headed-hipster on your tablet.
Austin Yang, a product and industrial designer in Edinburgh, Scotland, conceived of the iProduct as a way to merge new with nostalgia. Just slide your iPad into the landscape iPad dock like a piece of blank paper and start typing. Little mechanical hammers with protective coverings align with the touch-screen keys on your iPad to deliver a tiny electronic discharge as you click-clack away. … Read more
Keyboard shortcuts can help you become more efficient with e-mail, Dropbox, Twitter, Facebook and more. If you're an Evernote user and love using keyboard shortcuts, you'll be happy to know that you can use Evernote almost entirely from the keyboard. Here are some of the more useful keyboard shortcuts in Evernote for Windows:
General Application Ctrl + N : create a new note Ctrl + Shift + N : create a new notebook Ctrl + Shift + T : create a new tag F10 : toggle left panel display F11 : toggle note list display Ctrl + F11 : toggle note panel display F5 : cycle note list views Ctrl + F5 : … Read more
Thursday's tech news roundup is feeling square:
In the search for more money, YouTube is adding video commercials to play before videos on smartphones and tablets. These ads will play for five seconds before users can skip right to the video. As we spend more time on mobile devices, it's only natural for advertising to migrate. Android users will be the first to see pre-roll ads, since the YouTube iPhone app cannot show ads. But that will change in the next YouTube app version for iOS 6.
Good keyboards are a valued asset in the laptop world, and they're starting to become a major factor in the tablet landscape, too. The iPad has its Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover; Microsoft Surface has its Type Cover. Perhaps Synaptics should get into the Windows 8 tablet keyboard landscape, too. … Read more
In addition to its four-row keyboard, the Rise runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 3.5-inch LCD display, a 1,500mAh li-ion battery (which roughly translates to 8.5 hours of reported talk time), and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The handset also has a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with accompanying flash, and an Eco Mode feature that allows users to customize and conserve battery … Read more