Have we forgotten how to write? One of the innovations of the Galaxy Note line of phones is the active stylus. You can write in cursive, and do all sorts of things with the results. On September 3d, when the Galaxy Note 4 is announced, expect some new functionality, powered by the fast chipset.
Don%u2019t Get Bullied by IT | Innovation Insights | WIRED. The BYOD movement has created headaches for BigLaw IT Departments. The Shadow IT systems discussed in this article are a nightmare. When you are the only guy in the room, you can bring any device you want. When you are one in a thousand, you have to be certain you aren't creating problems for others. But, the single organization IT Department has bigger problems. The entire Internet is a threat to a singe IT organization, and it is tougher to control. The best you can do is limit access from the outside; but, you run the risk of preventing the members of your organization from getting the infomation they need. I prefer my solution.
Execupundit.com: Errors: Pro and Con. Yes, I know. Discretion and professionalism and all that other stuff requires us to hide our true feelings in many situations. This greases the skids of progress, and enables the world to operate smoothly. What, I wonder, would happen if we all said exactly what we were thinking all the time? Would the world come to an end? There are days when I don't care. I would be dealing with fewer uncomfortable people a day. Think of all the time I could save and use to enjoy myself. Let's all of us not err at all. At least, let's throw caution to the wind. Just for today.
Accessory of the Day: Samsung Galaxy S5 replacement battery and wall charger combo. One of the things I love about the Galaxy universe of Android phones is that the back cover pops off, and a fresh new day's worth of battery power can be popped in. The spare batteries are thin and light, and I carry 3 in my briefcase for my Note 3. In a pinch, I have more than four days of battery power without ever getting near a wall outlet. This kind of combo deal (2 batteries and a wall charger for under $20) is another reason I like Android. Everything accessory related is cheaper. The frugal lawyer recommends Android, and a few spare batteries in the briefcase. So, if you don't want an external battery pack that requires plugging in to your phone, and you don't like big, heavy external battery packs, look at a phone with a removable battery.
Google Voice Search now supports more than 50 different languages. The constant improvement of Google Voice Search is taking us to new places. Remember the talking computers in StarTrek? They are now more fact than fiction. I talk to my computer all the time, whether my tablet hooked up on my desk, or my Smartphone, or, by Bluetooth extension, my SmartWatches. No language barrier, either, as Google Search now recognizes 50 languages. When the powerful octa core Note 4 comes out next month, this will improve the speed as well. Instant access to human knowledge with our voice sounds like a scifi movie. But, it is within our grasp. I am very glad I lived to see it.
Voice-enabled tablets are selling like hotcakes | Pocketnow. Okay, I have done some pretty radical experiments in the gadget arena. However, I try to practice at home, and don't go out in public. No, bozo, I am not talking about that. I am talking about big, honking tablet phones that are becoming the next big thing. Lord, I hope not. While, after a while, my Note 3 phablet seemed natural next to my face, I draw the line at bigger than my face. In fact, that looks like a weapon to me. Would you wear this phone? Connect it to a SmartWatch or Bluetooth earset and I can live with it.
Galaxy Note 4 Powered by 64-bit Exynos 5433 Benchmarked, Only Beat by One Other Chipset | Droid Life. How does a 64 bit octa-core processor that will be the fastest chipset in the universe sound? In a couple of weeks, Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 4, and it promises to be wonderful. 3 Gigabytes of RAM and speed that leaves other smartphones in the dust, with 3D rendering that will rival anything out there, together with KitKat and the best screen in the business, all augur well for the new flagship of the Samsung line. I will use an upgrade to get one as soon as I can, just to be able to say that I have the fastest phone on the planet. At least, for a few months anyway. I know, boys and their toys. Get over it.
My CookBook: View your recipes on the wrist ['Watch' This App]. I don't cook. I eat. But, if I were a cook, how handy would it be to get rid of the cookbooks, both paper and tablet and phone, and just glance at my watch as I go through the recipes? Android Wear is a smooth, readable SmartWatch interface that I have found very useful in my professional life. I can glance at the watch when it vibrates and see all my email, texts, phone calls, and Google Now notifications. It even prompts me when my favorite movies or TV shows are available. Reminding me of calendar events has saved me on more than one occasion from being late or absent. For a cook, how cool would it be to follow a recipe or video as you work in the kitchen? Just let me know when dinner is ready.