Linkblog for real personal computing Here is a collection of what I find interesting on the web. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:22:37 GMT Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:22:37 GMT en-us Fargo v1.71 @frankm frank.mcpherson The Mobile Revolution Is Over <p>A lot of the points in <a href="">this Business Insider article</a> align to the original premise of this site, which is the personalization of computing, or what I call real personal computing.</p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:20:39 GMT iClever Himbox Bluetooth Adapter <p>If you are in the market for an auxiliary input Bluetooth adapter, <a href="">I recommend the iClever Himbox HB-01</a>. </p> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 19:15:56 GMT Is The Pixel C A Bad Idea? <p><a href="">I write in reaction</a> to an Android Police editorial suggesting the Pixel C might not be a good idea for Google. I agree, but not for the same reasons. </p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:13:18 GMT 2015 Google Nexus Announcement <p>I wrote <a href="">these notes</a> during the event. Google has two new phones, a new Chromecast and Audio Chromecast. </p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:27:09 GMT Livescribe Moleskin Ed. Available for Preorder <p><a href="">Slashgear:</a> "Livescribe and Moleskine announced today that the Livescribe 3 Smartpen Moleskine Edition has gone up for preorder." </p> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:42:53 GMT How Continuum Works On Phones <p><a href="">Here</a> is a high level overview of how you might connect Windows 10 Mobile phones to keyboards, video, and mouse. </p> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:46:46 GMT Google Pushing Stagefright Update <p><a href="">My Nexus 9 just received</a> a system update for <a href="">the Stagefright vulnerability</a>. </p> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:46:34 GMT Meeting Windows 10 For The First Time <p><a href="">Here are my raw notes</a> written while exploring Windows 10 on my Surface 3. </p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:00:46 GMT Upgrading To Windows 10 <p><a href="">Here are my raw notes</a> written while upgrading my Surface 3 to Windows 10. </p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:59:04 GMT The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Android <p>Android diehards have long had <a href="">high praise for Nova Launcher</a>, which just seems to get better and better with each new release.</p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:01:45 GMT Android M <p><a href="">Ars Technica has several screenshots</a> comparing Lollipop to Android M.</p> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:04:53 GMT Android Auto <p><a href="">Wired </a>and the <a href="">Wall Street Journal</a> both have positive reviews for Android Auto.</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 19:32:36 GMT Respond to SMS From Your Smartphone <p><a href="">WearResponse lets you repond to SMS with canned messages</a>.</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:49:05 GMT Not A Complete Clone <p>A Chinese company called Jide was showing <a href="">what tech writers claim is a clone of Microsoft's Surface 2,</a> but in my opinion it is missing a key feature: the stylus.</p> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:42:55 GMT Nokia Brand Lives <p><a href="">Microsoft has announced the Nokia 215</a>, which has a $29 price, but does not run Windows Phone so it looks mostly like what we used to call a feature phone. Not available in the U.S.</p> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:59:21 GMT Microsoft Releases MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon <p>Continuing Microsoft's strategy of "mobile first, cloud first" <a href="">the company has released versions of their MSN content apps</a>, previously only available on Windows 8, for other mobile platforms.</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:19:46 GMT The Best Keyboards for iPad and Android Tablets <p><a href="">WSJ's Joanna Stern</a> gives her opinions on the best keyboards available.</p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:58:08 GMT Tablets in 2014: Thinner, better, but predictable <p><a href="">CNET </a>provides an overview of the best and worst tablets in 2014</p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:51:02 GMT The Apple Watch is computing at its most personal <p><a href="">Dan Moren, writing for Six Colors</a>: "..despite what we’ve come to know as the PC, personal computing is still the best description of one of Apple’s core values."</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:24:31 GMT Next iPhone Launch <p><a href="">Several</a> <a href="">sites </a>are reporting that the iPhone 6 event will be on September 9. Every one is expecting a larger screen, the question is how large?</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:49:46 GMT Google Now Launcher <p>In November I wrote of how you could install the Google Experience Launcher on devices other than the Nexus 5. Google has now made it <a href="">more widely available</a> and is calling it the Google Now Launcher.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:43:14 GMT A Tip To Try Out AWS Workspaces <p>Earlier this summer Amazon launched their virtual desktop service known as Workspaces, and the cheapest price is $35 per month. If you just want to try the service out for a week, <a href="">wait until the last week of the month</a>.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:49:07 GMT Tim Cook Does 80% Of His Work On an iPad <p><a href="">During an interview with the Wall Street Journal</a>, Tim Cook stated that he does 80% of his work on an iPad and stated, "There's no reason why everyone shouldn't be like that."</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:39:50 GMT Project Volta <p><a href="">Ars Technica</a> took a close look at the battery life improvements in the Android L Developer Preview and found it adds about two hours of run time. </p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:24:22 GMT Google I/O Keynote <p>I am watching the Google I/O and <a href="">blogging quick notes here</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:37:17 GMT