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The Best of CES 2017

January 9, 2017

From PCMag.com: The Consumer Electronics Show (now officially simply termed CES) turned 50 this year. And yet, rather than turn stale or start to fade into irrelevance, the 2017 show brought some genuine innovation we haven’t seen in quite a while. Sure, wacky gadgets and pointless prototypes are all over the place at CES, but this […]

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December 17, 2016
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The Best Tablets of 2016

October 24, 2016

From PCMag.com: Whether you’re looking for an Android, Apple, or Windows tablet, here’s what to consider, along with our top-rated slates. Source: The Best Tablets of 2016 | PCMag.com Tablets have many uses in the dental office. Most commonly they are used in place of a clip board and paper for patients to register and fill […]

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Apple pulls latest iOS update from iPads after bricking reports

May 24, 2016

FYI: Following complaints that the iOS 9.3.2 update has bricked newer iPads, Apple pulled the latest update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro… While the company did not specify which iPads were affected by the update, multiple outlets have reported that the update is hamstringing the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and not the 12.9-inch version or other […]

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Jakari Care – Going Paperless

February 9, 2016

A new resource: Intelligent tablet-based system issued to patients in the waiting room and used to collect, summarize and highlight important patient information for providers. Source: Jakari Care – More time for great care. I have looked at many of these kinds of products or services and in my opinion this is by far the best. […]

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XLDent, Electronic Dental Records with Surface

September 29, 2015

Recently, XLDent completed testing of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in a clinical environment.  We tested the tablet in several dental clinics in both treatment and hygiene rooms.  The feedback was fantastic!  Our test clinicians loved the portability, quality, performance, and ease-of-use. Source: XLDent, Electronic Dental Records, Dental Practice Management Software, EHR, dental technology, dental […]

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I love my Microsoft Surface Pro

June 4, 2015
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February 20, 2015

I have a new Surface Pro and it is great. A true blend of tablet and laptop that can run Dentrix.

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February 12, 2015
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Surface Pro 3

February 6, 2015

Woo Hoo, I got myself a sexy new Surface Pro 3. I have Dentrix installed on it and so far I am very pleased.

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Dexis go

February 1, 2015

DEXIS has announced the release of an updated version of the iPad app, DEXIS go 2.0. The update improves usability, aesthetics and image quality. Added benefits Seamless connection with DEXIS Mac Faster image transfer Simplified interface leading to clearer navigation Expanded imaging browsing methods Privacy enhancements Extended connectivity for dental professionals who port their iPad […]

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Anti-Buzz: It’s so easy.

September 27, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it.   The Buzz: Tablets are going to kill the traditional PC The Anti-Buzz: No, it’s true. If you are my age it is inevitable that the […]

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Anti-Buzz: The End of Large Software

August 23, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it.   I have spent many of my recent articles trying to make some sense of the smartphone/tablet boom, but what I haven’t done is really dig […]

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Surface Pro 3

June 9, 2014

I really like my iPad but can not use it for real work. That is writing, presentations or dental charts. Sooo I am intrigued by the surface. If it works the way it is advertised it may be a great solution for dentistry. It would be very cool if the new improved pen feature allowed […]

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What Microsoft gets wrong about the tablet-laptop redundancy

May 27, 2014

From Ars Technica: …a pretty surprising statistic: 96 percent of iPad owners also own a laptop… researchers have been tracking it, alongside other tablets, to figure out what we actually use them for and where. In short, we use tablets almost everywhere we don’t use laptops, or where we would use laptops in an absolute […]

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Microsoft Launches a Virtual Assistant to Take on Apple’s Siri

April 8, 2014

From MIT: Cortana appears to combine design features of Apple and Google’s own virtual assistants. Cortana is similar to Siri in that you are encouraged to address the app as if it really had a personality of its own via Microsoft Launches a Virtual Assistant to Take on Apple’s Siri | MIT Technology Review. I […]

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Keeping Your Machines Germ Free

January 16, 2014

This week at Dentalcompare: The worst offenders in the techno germ category are handheld devices. We take them everywhere, are constantly touching them, pass them around to others, sneeze on them, sweat on them, and then we hold them against our face and mouth. Numerous studies have confirmed our handhelds are a prime source of […]

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iPad Air Trauma Test

November 9, 2013

This is mostly a cool ultra slo mo video of an iPad getting shot up. But the results of the dirt drop are surprising.

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Tablets Drive More Web Traffic than Smartphones

August 1, 2013

From Sesame Communications: Adobe’s data suggests tablet use patterns make it a more likely PC replacement than the smartphone. For example, when people browse the web via a tablet, they visit 70% more web pages per visit than when they use a smartphone. This means that even though there are substantially more smartphones than tablets […]

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Surface Pro from Microsoft

June 12, 2013

Impressive: A laptop in tablet form, Surface Pro brings together the best of Microsoft in one awesome new device. via Surface Pro from Microsoft, the New Windows Tablet. I have never been a fan of laptops in the dental treatment rooms. On the other hand I have been hoping that tablets would find a place […]

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