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Windows 8 leaked screenshots show Windows Live integration, taskbar tweaks

Tangible Windows 8 details are beginning to emerge with some screenshots of the OS making the rounds on the Internet. Not much is revealed, but we do get a glimpse at a couple interesting changes. For starters, taskbar progress indicator support has been expanded to other built-in Windows functions, like hardware installation. Windows Live integration is evolving, too -- you'll be able to...

Mac OS X requires a helper program to connect to Android 3.0 tablets

Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the OS that runs on the recently-released Motorola Xoom, will not bond with Mac OS X unless you install a helper program on your PC first. The program, which is aptly named Android File Transfer, provides third-party Media Transfer Protcol (MTP) support, which Mac OS X doesn't natively provide. MTP started off as a Windows Media Player technology, which is probably why...

Linpus Lite tablet-optimized Linux OS gets hands-on treatment (video)

While tablet hardware is capable of running a full desktop OS, the experience often leaves something to be desired. Most desktop OSes are still designed to be used with a keyboard and mouse, and you're not likely to attach either to a tablet while you're riding a bus to work. Linpus offered a full Linux distro for quite some time, and now they're offering a tablet-optimized interface for...

SwiftKey for Android Honeycomb tablets demonstrated, looks thumbtastic

Feast your eyes on the first 'improved' on-screen keyboard for Android Honeycomb tablets! With the same prediction engine from the smartphone variant, and with a beautiful tablet-optimized two-thumb interface, it looks like SwiftKey will redefine text input on tablets. Engadget has the complete story, some more photos, and some hands-on experience, but judging by the videos (included after the...

Spybot Search & Destroy destroying Tablet PC functionality?

James Kendrick over at JKOnTheRun is reporting that the latest updates from the popular Spybot Search & Destroy anti-spyware application are falsely detecting and removing files that are crucial to the correct functioning of Tablet PCs. The fix appears to require rolling back to a recent system restore point, which to me makes puts this problem in the serious category. Of course, you're...

Free EverNote Plus for handwriting sample

While Tablet PC software isn't something we typically cover, this particular offer is hard to ignore. EverNote is offering a free license to either EverNote Plus, or ritePen 2.5 (a Tablet handwriting recognition utility) for a sample of your handwriting. And although the offer in and of itself is quite interesting, to me what I found most interesting was the list of sentences that users must...

Microsoft releases Vista upgrade chart, reason surrenders

Microsoft has unveiled a Vista upgrade matrix, detailing which present versions of Windows are eligible for upgrading to one of the four relevant versions of Vista (Starter and Enterprise are targeted for specific markets and therefore not included in this matrix). To make matters a bit complicated, however, some editions (such as XP Pro or Win2K) are only eligible to upgrade to a "corresponding...

Tablet PC + Basecamp = Scout

37Signals' Basecamp is pretty slick, wouldn't you agree? Tablet PCs, in their own right, have quite the slick factor as well. Wouldn't it be cool if someone, say a small software company called Luckymonk, came up with the idea of combining the two, say with a product called Scout? It sure would! While Scout isn't quite ready yet, Luckymonk offers a preview screencast of everything that will be...

Roll your own Bill Gates workflow for free

Want to work like Bill Gates? As has been widely circulated around the interweb, the world's most technologically advanced human has walked us all through his workflow. Unfortunately for us mortals, he's using a bunch of bloated, pricey MS-branded tools. So I took his tools, found free alternatives, and reconfigured his workflow to be a little cheaper. There's nothing I can do about hardware...

UMPC tuned applications begin to appear

Now that the excitement has died down, software products are starting to appear that are 'tuned' for the UMPC's form factor.  Yes, we know that Microsoft has made is a point to tell everyone who will listen that the UMPC's greatest appeal is that it can run any Windows XP application.  While that may be true, the smallish screen size of the UMPC made us wonder how we'd squeeze some of...

GoBinder 2006 ships with an entirely new architecture

While the Tablet PC world may still be considered a niche space, there are some really interesting applications that have been developed for tablets that cross boundries into the mundane computing world.  One of these is Agilix's GoBinder.  Agilix has just released a radically updated version of its note-taking, file storing, PIM capable flagship product.  Designed primarily for...