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March 9, 2019

So, I went ahead and sprung for the Keyboard Book Cover for my new Tab S4. Other than the numeric keys being narrower than the letter keys and winding up offset to the point where, as a touch-typist, I have a hard time with them, it's decent.

I really wish the screen-of...

March 3, 2019

I recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 as an upgrade from a smaller Android tablet, the AT&T Trek 2. I liked the Trek but was looking for a larger screen and a pen-based experience.

The tablet itself is hefty, almost uncomfortably so when holding it via the beze...

September 13, 2017

I recently purchased the MS Surface Laptop, opting for the i7/16GB/512GB model in Platinum. First off, as seems to be the norm with all Microsoft hardware, the packaging was sturdy and well done. But we’re not here to discuss packaging.

The device itself is solid. Very...

June 18, 2017

 Here's where you can get my Digital Blasphemy browser app for Windows 10 (UWP).

June 17, 2017

Hard to believe how long it's been since I last wrote anything in this space. Didn't realize just how long until I moved the site off of the soon-to-expire Office 365 SharePoint site I had been using. As I copied off the latest blog entry and saw it was from 2014, I wa...

November 24, 2014

I've had my Band since Thursday evening (November 20) and am happy with it overall. At first, it was undercounting my steps, but I've figured out that I was walking slowly and softly -- it would appear that it doesn't detect those as steps, which probably helps it to a...

May 6, 2013

After spending a few hours over the weekend attempting to get a data-bound VariableSizedWrapGrid to play nicely with text data that, after wrapping, will have variable heights, I discovered that the height for each element gets set to the height of the first element wh...

November 1, 2012

On October 26, I received my new Surface RT 64 GB via FedEx and, a short time later my wife received her 32 GB model via UPS. As I begin this article, it has been about 12 hours and I have to say that I'm quite impressed and happy with it. My wife is also. The touch co...

November 1, 2012

Now that I'm running the RTM of Windows 8 on my dev machine, I can get back to writing my first app. I want to make sure it works on Windows RT, so I'll be testing on my Surface.

The first step is to install the ARM version of the remote debugging tools (from here) on t...

June 28, 2012

A final follow-up on my piece here. There I was, minding my own business earlier this evening when, as I was peeking at my phone, I noticed an update message! A total of 5 (yeah, 5!) updates were pushed to my Samsung Focus S phone, including one Samsung update and four...

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