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Question: When talking about areas you cover, do you think in terms of cities you cover, zip codes you cover, or a primary location and radius up to x miles? We are implementing a proximity based search for realtors and trying to determine the best search methodology to implement and best way to display the results to customers. How do you explain your coverage area to people when you talk with them?
WiFi tip...having connectivity issues? I was having connectivity issues ever since I moved my desk, router and modem to the other side of the room. Signals were strong in the new location so not a wifi signal strength issue. The problem only happened when Microwave was on, yet did not have this issue in the old location. Turns out they were on the same electrical circuit. The microwave was pulling too much current so the modem and router could not keep the connection. Moved them back to the other wall circuit and problem went away.
The legal battles between Apple and Asus will have very little impact on the overall tablet competition. The Galaxy 10.1 is already a dated device and Samsung has since moved on. The lawsuit was silly in the first place but that happens when tech giants battle it out. The market is breaking into a 3 horse race. Android tablets like the Galaxy and Asus parts, Apple with the iPad and soon to be released Msft tablets with Win 8 (Oct.26th). There will be plenty of choices, each with it's own advantages and disadvantages. Apple will be the dominant player for a little while but their market share will erode just as it did with smartphones. What remains to be seen is how well Msft will do with Win 8. Tablets are a hybrid device that bridge the gap between phone and computer. This unique position may be what gives Msft an edge over Android devices and puts it more head to head with Apple. In fact, it could have an edge here too given that 90% of the PCs worldwide are based upon Msft. Having a tablet that can natively run big and little apps, natively share office applications, docs, powerpoint, etc. could be interesting in deed. However, if people focus their tablet usage around smartphones, this could really hurt Msft making them an "also ran".
Ah, sorry, thought you were trying to grab static images. For video, CamStudio, ScreenCastomatic are OK. Not found one I really like yet. I would suggest going to Cnet (aka download.com) and doing a search for free video screen capture and see what reviews pop up.
Windows 8 is a great tablet PC OS, but a horrible laptop OS. The right h/w solution can make it a bit more tolerable, but it is really a tablet OS. I have been playing with Win 8 for at least 1.5 years and I have repeatedly discussed this with the Windows Engineering team in Redmond for some time. If I were in the market for a tablet, I would give Win 8 serious consideration. However, for a laptop, I would not bother. I would much rather have Win 7 on it as it is a better laptop OS.