It seems that many people on the Internet have no qualms about "borrowing" other people's work and either failing to attribute it properly or outright claiming it as their own. Photographers and other artists who wish to share their work online are well advised to use watermarks to ensure that their name is never separated from their creations. Scaling Watermark is a simple program that can brand your images with watermarks that can be read at both full size and thumbnail size. It's not as fancy as some other watermark programs we've seen, but we … Read more
If your recipe collection is anything like ours, you have magazine clippings, things you've printed from the Internet, handwritten recipes from Mom, and all kinds of other scraps of paper stuffed into a book, binder, or drawer. If you're ready to get your recipes organized--or if you want an easy way to share recipes with friends and family members--try Recipe Cards for Word. This set of Word templates makes it easy to print attractive recipe cards using software you already have.
Recipe Cards for Word is quite easy to use; just open the template in Word, type up … Read more
Sony has taken some heat for being late to the tablet party, but we cut it some slack the minute we glimpsed the S1 and S2 tablet prototypes back in April 2011. Both tablets promise a unique spin on what has so far been a series of cookie-cutter 10-inch Android tablets. Sony may be late, but at least it's bringing something special.
Though they won't hit shelves until the fall, we were lucky enough to get our hands on both tablets today. Sony is mum on pricing, but given Sony's history, we think it's fair to say these tablets will not be positioned as a cheap iPad alternative. To give each tablet sibling its fair time in the spotlight, here's our separate take on each of Sony's Honeycomb tablets. … Read more
Tablets are generally expected to be "thin and light" small computers with unobtrusive interfaces. Some tablets are thinner and lighter than others, however.
While we've praised tablets like the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 for their sleekness, and dinged the HP TouchPad for being too bulky, the Thrive poses an interesting question. Is a bulky tablet inherently a bad thing or can a tablet justify its extra mass?
In an attempt to answer that question I take a long hard look at the Thrive, including its full ports, swappable battery, and removable back panel. I … Read more
Sony is preparing to make a major splash into the tablet market this year, but I fear the company is missing a key component: heart.
Earlier today, I was sitting face to face with Sony executives way up on the 35th floor of the company's New York headquarters on Madison Avenue. The occasion? Two new Google Android-based tablets, the slate-style S1 and the dual-screen compact S2, which were announced earlier this year but revealed to reporters in the flesh for the very first time today.
(The flat S1 is thicker and rounded at one end, like one feather of the modern NBC peacock logo; the dual-screen S2 is a cross between a Nintendo DS and an eyeglasses case: oval in shape and just small enough to fit into a suit jacket or purse.)
Draping the eye candy: several partner announcements (AT&T, for exclusive HSPA+ support of the S2 model; Adobe, for an Air App Challenge; ESPN, for continued 3D sponsorship) and some coquettish refusals to reveal more details about the technical components inside the devices.Related links Sony trots out S1 and S2 tablets on CNBC AT&T to get Sony S2 tablet Up close with Sony's S1/S2 tablets (photos)
For Sony's big entrance into the tablet market, though, I couldn't help but notice a distinct lack of excitement in the room from the Sony executives assembled--as if they were already past thinking of the S1 and S2. … Read more
It looks like Sony's partnership with AT&T will go beyond the PSP Vita.
On Wednesday AT&T announced that it will be the exclusive broadband provider for the Sony S2 tablet.
Sony Electronics' Senior Vice President of Networked Technology and Services Division Mike Lucas said, "AT&T provides the speed and coverage that are integral to the different features and functions of our tablet. We value our relationship as they share our commitment to growing the 'Sony Tablet' S2 and the tablet market overall."
According to AT&T, the Sony S2 will, … Read more
Sony's Phil Molyneaux doesn't offer a lot of new information about its forthcoming S1 and S2 tablets in this video from CNBC this morning, but the hands-off demo at least provides an idea as to their proportions.
Sony still won't talk about the prices of either Android-based tablet, although it does mention easy-to-predict support for Sony's Q Music and Q Video services, as well as a soft keyboard for the lower screen on the S2.
We've seem numerous iterations of games like Bubble Shooter 4, a puzzle game that involves shooting colored bubbles at other bubbles of the same color to clear them from the board. Bubble Shooter 4 is neither the best nor worst that we've encountered in this genre, but there is one thing we can say for it: we ended up playing it for way longer than we had intended.
The game has an underwater theme, and gameplay is overseen by a cranky-looking mermaid. The game board is filled with bubbles of various colors, and a pointer at the bottom … Read more
The browser wars continue, and many developers are taking the best features from the most popular browsers and trying to create something even better. BlackHawk Web Browser is a variation on Google Chrome that claims to have the speed of Chrome and the functionality of Firefox. We're not sure that the browser really brings anything special to the table, but it works just fine.
BlawkHawk's interface is extremely similar to Chrome's; the color scheme is slightly different, and there are menus across the top instead of in one dropdown menu as in Chrome, but otherwise they're … Read more
Now, we could have taken the obvious route with our latest tablet Prizefight. The HP TouchPad is the new tablet kid on the block and of course the "on the nose" comparison would be the iPad 2. Less on the nose, but almost as obvious would pit the TouchPad against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Boring, boring, boring! (Incidentally, typing the word "boring" three times in a row doesn't preclude us from making the two aforementioned theoretical comparisons in the future.)
The tablet market is growing beyond Google or Apple-based devices, so we thought … Read more