In this video, CNET editor Brian Cooley shows you how to display your iPad's screen on an external monitor.
Dell is responding to concerns in the open-source community that it didn't comply with the rules governing Android software used in its Streak tablet.
The Streak was released in the U.K. in June, and in the U.S. in July. Recently, a group of developers started a mini-protest online after they found, they said, that Dell failed to release some source code components for the Streak as required by anyone using software governed by the GNU General Public License.
The GPL requires those who use software governed by the license to make available any changes they made to … Read more
Windows 7 is an unqualified hit, but it's not perfect. Here are five easy ways to make a good operating system better.
Show the selected folder in Explorer's left pane The first time I realized Windows 7's version of Explorer wasn't showing the active folder in the left pane, I thought I discovered a bug. In fact, Microsoft disabled automatic folder tracking by default in Windows 7. To see the selected folder in Explorer's left pane, click Tools, Folder options, and check "Automatically expand to current folder" under "Navigation pane&… Read more
Bit by bit, details about Samsung's forthcoming tablet are appearing.
On Tuesday, Samsung released a very short video hinting at some of the features of the so-called Galaxy Tab. The video can be found here.
The Galaxy Tab is just one of many devices attempting to challenge Apple and the iPad in the very hot consumer touch-screen tablet space right now. The video positions Samsung's Android tablet as going beyond what the iPad is already offering, which is necessary if any contender is going to make any sort of dent in Apple's lead.
It starts by showing … Read more
Apple's put a touch interface on so many of its other products, could an iMac be next?
If a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is any indication, the answer is possibly yes. Patently Apple, a blog that keeps tabs on Apple's USPTO filings, noticed an application on Monday that depicts a hinged-screen version of Apple's iMac desktop that has a touch-sensitive screen. The hinge appears to allow the computer to alternate between a traditional vertical desktop configuration and a flat, iPad-like surface when rocked back on its hinge.
Because this would … Read more
Research In Motion's upcoming tablet may not run the BlackBerry OS after all.
At the time of the acquisition, RIM said it would use QNX software to "further integrate and enhance the user experience between smartphones and in-vehicle audio and infotainment systems."
Perhaps this is the "infotainment" device referenced? QNX software is used in a variety of applications; interestingly, BMW uses it for … Read more
Some of the world's biggest electronics companies are readying an assault on the tablet market. But before they even begin, they find themselves at an early disadvantage.
Though Samsung, LG Electronics, Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Asus, Research In Motion, and Dell have announced or hinted at touchscreen tablets that will arrive between now and March 2011, they're way late to the party. Since the iPad's debut in April, Apple has built a huge lead in this category--in terms of actual devices sold but also in many consumers' minds.
The category is new--a large touch-screen device bigger than a smartphone … Read more
Is Asus trying to make up for lost time?
While Apple's iPad has been selling out of stores since April, Asus is one of the many PC makers busily working on its own tablet since then. After announcing two versions of the Eee Pad in June, Asus CEO Jerry Shen told reporters on Friday that it has yet another tablet in the works.
This one, also part of the Eee Pad family, is set to sell for $399 and is scheduled to be ready by March, the executive said during the company's earnings call. It's different than … Read more
Apple is reportedly testing a version of the iPhone with CDMA chips.
At least that's what Daring Fireball's John Gruber says. He cites "a few little birdies" when reporting late Wednesday that the prototype in testing is codenamed "N92."
N92 is "certainly not in production," but is currently at the engineering verification test level, or EVT, according to Gruber. That's one level below DVT, or device verification test. And that is itself a level below an actual product currently being manufactured.
Now, as we know, Verizon operates a CDMA network. Does … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy smartphone is getting a big brother--some say as soon as early September.
Korea's JoongAng Daily quoted a "high-ranking official" at Samsung who indicated that the Galaxy Tab, Samsung's version of the iPad, will be on display at IFA Berlin, which starts September 3. IFA is Europe's equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show held in Vegas every year, the major difference being that it's a public event, not just a trade show.
A Samsung Mobile official said in June that the Galaxy Tab would be ready by the third quarter, so Wednesday'… Read more