Tag: touch screen

Snow Leopard On Screen Keyboard Gives Proof Of Coming Tablet


   Only minutes after my Snow Leopard install did I notice the little icon at the top right corner that was unfamiliar to me.  After a quick "click", I then saw show character viewer and show keyboard viewer.  The keyboard has been in Leopard, but never turned on by default. There has been some screen shots of this keyboard before, but to put it as a default in a release of a Mac OS is something entirely unusual.  So far there is no need for such a virtual keyboard unless you were planning to release a new touch screen device in the near future.  The other hint toward a tablet other than the loads of stories from many reliable sources is the significant size reduction of the OS.  The total OS install when not installing the language packs was just over 4GB.  My last Leopard install clocked in at just over 12GB.  Why would you need a slimming of an OS in an age of almost infinite storage?  A tablet or similar device must be coming.  The question is when.  See the image of the resizable keyboard after the jump.


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Apple Denies Netbook Rumor: “Not a consumer experience that we would put the Mac brand on”


  Apple continues to deny that they are releasing a netbook as has been rumored for some time.  Apple executive Tim Cook had this to say about netbooks:


  "When I’m looking at what’s sold in the Netbook market, I see cramped keyboards, junky hardware, very small screens, bad software. Not a consumer experience that we would put the Mac brand on. As it exists today, we’re not interested in it nor would it be something customers would be interested in the long term. We are looking at the space. For those who want a small computer that does browsing/email, they might want an iPhone or iPod Touch. If we find a way to deliver an innovative product that really makes a contribution, we’ll do that."


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Is the 10-inch Mac NetBook Coming Today? Some Think Apple Has “One More Thing”

  Today we will finally see what iPhone 3.0 is all about.  There are some that think there is more to this afternoons (given your timezone) conference in the way of the long rumored touch-screen Mac.  We all long for the day a Mac netbook with or without a touch-screen will make its way into our lives, and if Slashgear is right, today is the day.


"According toComputer World’s Seth Weintraub, Apple will possibly use today’s event to launch the 10-inch capacitive touchscreen device we’ve been reading rumors about over the past few weeks.  Contrary to what some believe, though, Weintraub expects not a netbook – with a hardware keyboard and traditional clamshell design – but a slate-format device similar to a larger iPod touch."


Be sure to check back for more information as it comes in, starting at 1PM EST.

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Otterbox Defender For BlackBerry Storm – Review



  You bought a BlackBerry Storm because you wanted a touch-screen, but you needed the business functionality that BackBerry offers.  The only problem you faced with the BlackBerry Storm is that you work at a place of business that could potentially pose as a hazard to your phone, let alone a phone with a touch-screen.  This is where Otterbox comes in.  As most of you who read this already know, Otterbox offers industrial protection for your everyday devices.  


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