Getting closer to my dream laptop

Nov 29

Acer has announced their Iconia line – a dual screen laptop

While the hands on review of the Acer Iconia indicates that the virtual keyboard is tough to use, I’d turn this laptop on its side, and use Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard instead.

We’ve written about the need for this many times:
paperless office
and I hope laptop manufacturers are starting to pay attention to the needs of the power users.

By the way – if you are curious – here is my current multiple monitor configuration

And some past incarnations can be found here

Thanks to Engadget for the headsup on this new release

Apple iPad update of OS to 4.2

Nov 23

Is fabulous and long overdue (since its been on the iPhone since this summer).

But I couldn’t agree more with this Gizmodo posting that I want the auto-rotate button back.

Apple changed the function of the button, which previously kept the iPad from turning the screen automatically, to being a mute button (like the iPhone).

Unfortunately, to access the same feature requires a double click of the home button, a left swipe and then selecting an icon.

Since I use the button to read while laying down, its an unnecessary and unwelcome change.

What is iTunes upto this Holiday Season?

Nov 19

I received this email from the Itunes staff yesterday –

Dear (my email),
iTunes Connect will be temporarily shut down from Thursday, December 23 to Tuesday, December 28 for the winter holidays. Access will resume on Friday, December 29.
During this shutdown, iTunes Connect will be unavailable. In addition, app releases and pricing changes which are scheduled to take place during the shutdown will be handled as follows:
• All releases will not appear in the App Store until Friday, December 29. This includes apps scheduled to appear on the App Store for the first time as well as updates to existing apps.
• Pricing changes will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until Friday, December 29, at which point the app will become available at the new price. Please check to ensure you have not scheduled any price changes during this time.
The iTunes Connect Team