Posts Tagged ‘tablet’

How to Block Wisptis.exe from Running on Windows PCs

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Here’s a simple trick to free up a bit of memory and help your PC to run faster …

Wisptis.exe, the Microsoft Pen and Touch input component, is a process that may be running on your system even if it is not connected to a touch screen or has no pen connected to it. I monitor tasks on Windows regularly using basic tools like the Windows Task Manager and more advanced tools like Process Explorer.

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Microsoft Surface Tablet Running Windows 8 Announced

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

It looks like Microsoft is sort of blurring the line between laptop and tablet here …

Microsoft’s mystery event took place yesterday at a time that may have been ideal for journalists and interested users from the U.S., but less than ideal for people from other parts of the world. In it, Microsoft announced the Surface tablet running on Windows 8. According to the demonstration, Surface will ship in two different models. First a regular Intel-powered tablet running Windows 8 Pro, and then an ARM-based tablet running Windows RT.

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Is it Time to Offer an Alternative to QWERTY?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Sounds like a great idea for those who are used to unconventional keyboards and those who want to be forced to learn how to type all over again … but a bad idea for just about everyone else.

The QWERTY keyboard layout has been used in most western countries now since the late 1800′s.  Though there are differences in some countries, such as AZERTY in France, this keyboard layout remains with modern computers even though it’s not always the quickest way for people to type.

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The HP TouchPad Fire Sale: Was it Worth it?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The more I read about this story, the less sense it makes …

Last week when HP announced both that it was going to sell off its PC division, but also that it was dropping its WebOS devices, the tech community went into shock.  This the world’s biggest PC manufacturer, with some 26% of the US market or 18% of the PC market worldwide.

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Google Paves the Way for Tablet-Friendly Websites

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Smart move on Google’s part; this is most likely the way of the future …

This has been a long time coming and, to be honest is already way behind schedule.  However Google is the first company to make it’s search page finger-friendly for tablet operating systems.  In a move that will be welcomed by almost everybody the new look will be automatically implemented when the website detects you’re using a tablet OS.

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Mozilla to Enter the Tablet OS race

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

This is definitely an interesting development …

Mozilla have announced that they’re the latest contender for the tablet operating system crown, and have begun work on their own operating system for mobile devices and tablets.  The OS will be based on Google’s Android operating system but will have much of the code freshly written.

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Does It Really Matter if We don’t Upgrade Our PCs Anymore?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Given the experience with Windows Vista, this article definitely raises an interesting point …

There are all manner of images, screenshots and leaked details coming out now about Windows 8 and we already know a lot about what Microsoft want this product to be.  We know it’s going to be smaller, quicker and more agile than even Windows 7 was able to be.  It’s going to have to run effectively and without lag on lowly 1GHz ARM processors, though admittedly Microsoft might specify a dual-core minimum.  We also know that it’ll install in around 10 minutes flat on a standard PC.

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Google Shows Off Android for Tablets

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Ten years ago, who would have guessed that Google would eventually become such a major player in the software market?

I’m going to come clean, I’m not a fan of Google’s Android operating system.  I just don’t think that a desktop / icons approach is appropriate for either a smartphone or a tablet.  That said I’ve now seen the demonstration video for Google’s forthcoming ‘tablet’ version of the operating system, codenamed Honeycomb and I’m quickly becoming a convert.

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iPad Halves Laptop Sales

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The slow economy might have something to do with this too; iPads are generally cheaper than desktops.

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn has said that the iPad has halved sales of laptops at the popular store in an interview with the Wall St Journal.  As a result shoppers at the chain will find more tablets, e-readers and smartphones in stores and fewer desktop PCs.

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BlackBerry planning iPad rival

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

It looks like the tablet market is getting more crowded …

Smartphone maker hopes ‘BlackPad’ will dent Apple’s supremacy in the tablet computer market

BlackBerry tablet: what can we expect?

Research In Motion, Canadian maker of BlackBerrys, is rumoured to be working on a rival to the iPad, dubbed the BlackPad by tech watchers.

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