Have to keep track of doctor appointments for a family of five? Add to that various recitals, sports practices, meetings, etc. Families need a good calendaring system as much as any professional. That's the topic of this week's Family Tech column.
Gizmo's Freeware has a pretty comprehensive list of free Android apps today. It may be a good thing I have very limited app space on my phone, or I'd have them all. On the other hand, I have to be super efficient about the ones I do choose to keep around and lists like this help.
James Kendrick rants in ZDNET.com that pricing for Android tablets is unrealistic. I couldn't agree more.
I've keep waiting for a tablet to come out competitive with the low end of the iPad. We have an iPad and am quite happy with it. So much so, I would like one or two more. Tablets are really a personal device. Sharing one among three people works but we miss out on a lot of the productivity a tablet can bring.
Every tablet that comes out seems to be burdened with "nice-to-have" features that drive up the price. Videoconferencing? I wouldn't do it very often, so you can nix the two cameras. Cell access with a new monthly fee? My phone has hot spot capability. Besides, most of the time I'd need info outside my home or another wi-fi access point, I'd use my phone to get.
You would think the market would take notice of how many people are snapping up Barnes and Nobles Color Nook for $250, really a low end Android tablet, and rooting it for insta…
One of the best experiences my son and I have shared was attending Aviation Challenge together when he was eight.
Aviation Challenge is another summer camp put out by the same people who do Space Camp. It wasn't all geeky stuff. There were zip lines into a swimming pool (simulating an ejection from a plane), escape from a partially submerged fuselage (simulating a ditched aircraft), and paint ball battles.