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I recently joined the ranks of the padded when I was gifted an ipad.
No, I am not going to extoll the virtues of Steve Jobs’ imagination, many before me have done that.
However, the other day, I found my self, laptop-less. So, I logged into google docs, made a .doc document, which is the commonly used format, attached it to an email and sent it to a customer.
The model had changed. I didn’t have to have the most commonly used OS anymore, I didn’t need a valid licensed office productivity software suite or purchase any expensive software. This minor exercise in Cloud computing just changed all that!!
I leave you with something I received in an email. Don’t believe all of it…you’ll just love the ipad!!


tech_dlna_expand The dlna (digital living network alliance) is a standard being used by manufacturers of electronic media devices, which allow them to interact with each other.

Your flat screen would be able to play media or other content from your laptop or other device across a home network. A person could buy a device of any brand and also be sure that those devices would work with each other, seamlessly.

As of August 2009 there were over 5,500 devices certified as being dlna compliant. So the next time you are out shopping, make sure that the device you are looking for is dlna compliant.

I decided to post this separately because BEST DENKI really made my day. I heard about the opening day fiasco. Trying to get a 20 KD IPod Nano, means saving 30 KD from the normal price, but also would mean 50 KD of trouble, getting stuck in crowds, traffic, dispersal and now even H1N1 – avoid crowded places!!

So I decided to check it out one Monday morning. I was walking around checking out the goods on the shelf, and there it37429478-149x149-0-0_Casio Casio XR 9YW1 tape black yellow was… the CASIO KL 300 EZ label printer that I had posted about earlier.

Flash back:I had purchased only a single label cartridge with the machine itself, but in the excitement of having a label printer, my son & I went through it in a matter of days. 2 to be exact. A couple of weeks later I passed by the CASIO showroom and they told me it was out of stock and not to expect it as the product was end of life. I went to the extent of trying to see if a BROTHER cartridge would fit…no such luck! This machine was destined to gather dust, take up space

Present day: They had stock of the KL 300 that meant that there was a remote possibility that the tape cartridge would be available. I got hold of a gentleman wearing a red waist coat, who seemed to be Japanese – he was senior management I realized later, and asked him if the cartridges were available. He guided me to the consumable section, and there among the printer inks and cartridges were different types of label cartridges 6mm, 9 mm 12mm, yellow, green, gold, was all there. It cost 2.500 KD a far throw from the .990 KD I paid 2 years ago…but I’d rather use the machine. A different model no. but the same thing.

BEST DENKI has a good range of laptops, a gaming section, and a floor dedicated to Flat panel screens. I didn’t check out the basement though. If I was able to find something not available at the authorized distributors…they’ve probably got their head screwed on right..

ClChPCWls_Inset_mr I had been planning to buy a headset for use at my office, when I saw a google ad on a Logitech wireless headsets. The ad took me to a local Logitech site.

So, I decided. and why? The Logitech site is an online shoppe for Logitech products. It has a wide variety of products, and all you need to have is your credit card or KNet card handy. It’s secure and they have partnered with local courier, Posta plus to deliver the goods. Delivery is charged at 1.250 KD and takes a day. Clear cut, no nonsense, no frills – thats how shopping should be.

The Clearchat PC wireless itself was a great buy. The set up was easy, the sound was clear and it even has a mute and volume control on the outside of the right ear piece. It works on 2.4GHz and has a USB transmitter.

While this product is not exactly endorsed by the Bluetooth SIG on their website or otherwise, this is perhaps the most any communication technology has touched humans.

The Toy, is a device that links to a cell phone via Bluetooth. It is worn internally and is controlled by SMS text containing a special code. This code is unique for each device and should be contained in the message that is sent from the phone. The Toy has a huge range of vibration combos up to 7200 variations from a single text message, which are activated when you choose to read the message and the results are based on the contents of the message.

This product of humane technology, retails for around 250$ and is available for shipping world wide. However, it is highly advisable to check if the device is compatible with your existing phone.