Compared the all of the releases and announcements last week, the past 7 days have been as slow as a Sunday drive in the country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some interesting news to fill in your Friday afternoon.
If you’re looking for accessory reviews we have two that will interest you. First off is a review of the Lapworks iPad Space Dock, which Kevin Purcell found to be, “a great value and really useful accessory”, even if it is a little pricey. We also had a look at the revolutionary SwiftPoint Mouse that is meant to be held like a pen and used on the palmrest of your laptop. While it took some getting used to it was more enjoyable than the touchpad; still we hope to see gestures or some command customizations in version 2.0 or a Firmware update.
Highlights from Notebooks.com:
- Google Family Safety Center Aims to Help You Protect Your Children Online – Tools and resources from Google to make surfing a bit safer.
- How to Cut Cord Clutter for Less than $10 – Cheap but effective cord organizing solutions
- 15-inch Notebooks Most Popular at Expense of Smaller Notebooks – “Clueless” consumers are to blame for the plethora of large laptops in stores.
- Google Instant Search â€” Your Searches Now Faster and Smarter – The new Google search is so fast it searches while you type and knows what you want.
- How to Use Facebook At Work â€” And Look Like You’re Working Hard – Connect to Facebook through outlook to network without giving yourself away.
Highlights from GottaBeMobile:
- Mugen Extends Your Battery Life for the MiFi – Extend the battery life of your Verizon or Novatel Mifi with this new battery.
- Openâ€ Will Always Be a Myth for Most – Warner expand on Sumocat’s CRAPPS complaints and asks if we’ll ever know an Open mobile platform.
- If It Is a World of Full of Apps, What’s Your App Strategy? – How to tackle the plethora of apps without spending your life savings or missing out on a hidden gem.
- Google’s CEO Forecasts Augmented Humanityâ€ – In the future, perhaps Google will answer your questions by telling you what to do, instead of just answering you.
- More powerful, fully rugged Getac V200 is ready to rumble – Take a peak at this rugged convertible tablet with a powerful Core i7 processor.
Highlights from our Friends in Tech:
- Mirasol display at Qualcomm IQ 2010 – jkkmobile – The low power, color Mirasol display is caught on tape by jkk.
- Confirmed: Chrome is for Netbooks. Is Android 3.0 for Tablets? – Carrypad – Thoughts on Google’s mobile OS strategy.
- HP Mini 5103 Review: Dual-Core Atom & Touch – JKOnTheRun – James Kendrick reviews the new Intel Atom N550 powered business class netbook from HP.
- Google unveils Walking Navigation beta – SlashGear – Add on walking navigation to the things Google Maps for Android can do.
Google Maps Smart Navigation Video: