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Tablet Computers

Anti-Buzz: App-Stores

May 4, 2013

I’m in a bolder mood this year and I was going to come at you with another tech prediction this week, (albeit a strange one – wait until next week), but instead I’m going to have to backpeddle and address the state of a tech prediction I already made. Big news this week was that several […]

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Changes in Hardware Change How We Practice

April 16, 2013

From my article in Sidekick Mgazine: It is no longer necessary to assign a computer to a place—the computer can be assigned to a person and it simply goes wherever the person goes. It is a bit like an old wall-mounted corded telephone and a handheld cell phone. The old wall mount is the kitchen […]

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Where do I click, again? A guide to Windows 8

November 29, 2012

The main thing to know is that Windows 8 is designed especially for touch-screen computers, to make desktops and laptops work more like tablets. It is Microsoft’s way of addressing the popularity of tablets, namely the iPad. But Windows 8 will work with mouse and keyboard shortcuts, too. It’ll take some getting used to, though. […]

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Anti-Buzz: Seasoned Technology

November 27, 2012

The Buzz: The latest trend always involves the most expensive, impressive technology. The Anti-buzz: The cutting edge cuts too deep for that to be true. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Now that the holiday has passed, many of us are reminded of a particular “tradition” of always having copious leftovers. As some people […]

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1.2 Billion Smartphones, Tablets To Be Bought Worldwide In 2013

November 9, 2012

TechCrunch: While businesses have traditionally lagged consumer markets when it comes to adopting new devices, tablet sales to businesses are set to grow substantially in the coming years, according to Gartner. It’s predicting tablet purchases by businesses will grow 3x by 2016 — describing slates as “they key accelerator to mobility” for enterprises. Tablet purchases […]

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How to Tap Into the Tablet-Using Market

June 30, 2012

Worth Reading: If there’s one tech trend that’s smoking hot right now, it’s the tablet computer. Here’s a round-up of recent stats, and what they mean to small business owners wanting to market to tablet-using consumers. via How to Tap Into the Tablet-Using Market : Technology :: American Express OPEN Forum. The numbers indicate that […]

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Microsoft Tablet Running Windows 8

June 22, 2012

Interesting: Microsoft launched a family of Surface tablets on Monday that will be the showcase platform for the company’s next-generation Windows 8 operating system, via Microsoft Unveils Its Own Surface Tablets Running Windows 8 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. Looks like Microsoft is not content to let others build a tablet for them to […]

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iPad for Diagnosis?

May 10, 2012

 According to researchers at the University of Tennessee and the University of Southern California dentists can diagnose caries using an iPad with images that are the same quality as a high quality consumer grade LCD monitor. “We wanted to see if there were differences between images displayed on a high-end, consumer-grade LCD monitor and those on the […]

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iPad Love

April 13, 2012

PC Magazine Still the finest large-screen tablet on the market, the third-generation Apple iPad ($499-$829) delivers an unmatched array of excellent apps on a truly gorgeous screen. via New Apple iPad Review & Rating | PCMag.com.

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Hands On With the New iPad

March 14, 2012

From PC Magazine …the tablet Apple did release is gorgeous. Competing tablets don’t have apps, but at least they’re looking to have great hardware. Apple just slapped down industry-leading hardware along with an app ecosystem far better than anyone else can offer. via Hands On With the New iPad | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. […]

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Anti-Buzz: Tablets

January 31, 2012

The Buzz: The tablet doesn’t have real computing power. The Anti-Buzz: It doesn’t, and that doesn’t matter. Why: Because a tablet has a perfect view of the cloud. One last Tuesday in January, one last look forward. If you were making general tech predictions for 2012, and wanted to play it safe, the rise of […]

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5 Great Tablets at CES 2012

January 18, 2012

From PC Magazine.  Tablets are becoming thinner, lighter, more powerful, and more affordable than ever. Whether it’s a new dual-screen form factor, transforming dock, or sub-$200 price tag, tablets are poised to make significant strides in 2012. via 5 Great Tablets at CES 2012 – Slideshow from PCMag.com. Tablets were big news at CES last […]

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November 21, 2011

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Amazon Kindle Fire

November 19, 2011

I am a long time user and a big fan of Kindle. Based on that I have been waiting for and looking forward to the new Kindle Fire. It hit the streets this week to rather mixed reviews. The PC Magazine review is linked below. It seems that as an upgrade to the Kindle it […]

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iPad Killer?

September 28, 2011

Kindle Fire, iPad killer? The Kindle Fire will have a 7-inch display and sell for $199, compared with $499 for Apple’s cheapest iPad, via Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, Targeting IPad – Bloomberg. I really like both my Kindle and my iPad.

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Acteon Goes Apple

September 9, 2011

Acteon North America has released an Apple (OSx)  version of their acquisition and viewing software for use with the Sopro brand cameras. That means you can use a Sopro camera (including the amazing SoproLIFE that uses light fluorescence to detect caries) or even a digital radiography sensor and capture and view the image directly on an Apple computer such […]

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Top 5 Business Uses For The iPad

August 10, 2011

 I am a big fan of tablet computers … in theory. The idea and concept seems great and the millions of iPad users certainly validate the form. Yet I am still looking for a great “killer” app for tablets in the dental office. The attached article outlines five uses. Some of which, filling out forms […]

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First Real iPad Challenger?

July 27, 2011

Another one? Amazon is planning, sources say, a contract-free, Cloud Drive enabled iPad killer with its unannounced Android-based tablet. via Amazon’s New Tablet: First Real iPad Challenger?.

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The Best Android Tablets

July 21, 2011

It is hard to beat the iPad, but I am still looking. As much as I admire the design and engineering behind the iPad I’d still like to see a windows (or at least a Google) centric tablet for use in dentistry. …we’ve finally seen a steady flow of high-quality Android tablets…This is a good […]

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HP TouchPad Wi-Fi

July 1, 2011

I am wanting to be convinced that tablets will have some way cool function in a dental office. Of course the iPad dominates the tablet field here is another option from HP. So far the only consistent dental uses I have found for tablets are as an intake device to fill out forms and as […]

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