News – NuShield Tablet PC Screen Protectors, More Apple Tablet Technology, Microsoft Spills Beans on Vista

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NuShield Tablet PC Screen Protectors

Geek.com has posted a “Mini-Review” of the NuShield screen protectors for the Tablet PC. The author worked with a protector for the Fujitsu T4010. Overall it looks like the NuShield product is a “mixed-bag”. Read up and make your own conclusion here.

More Apple Tablet Technology

Looks like Apple has hit up the US Patent and Trademark Office for yet another tablet computer-oriented technology. Last week Apple filed a patent application for a “Virtual input device placement on a touch screen user interface “. The following information is posted on the US Patent Office site:

Assignee Name and Adress: Apple Computer, Inc.

Serial No.: 228758

Series Code: 11

Filed: September 16, 2005

Abstract: A display is generated on a touch screen of a computer. The display includes an application display, associated with an application executing on the computer, and a virtual input device display for a user to provide input to the application executing on the computer via the touch screen. In response to a virtual input device initiation event, initial characteristics of the virtual input device display are determined. Based on characteristics of the application display and the characteristics of the virtual input device display, initial characteristics of a composite display image are determined including the application display and the virtual input device display. The composite image is caused to be displayed on the touch screen.

Check out the entire application here.

Microsoft Spills Beans on Vista Product Editions


Don’t get too excited, nothings final yet!

For a brief couple of days, Microsoft “prematurely” posted names (at Microsoft.com) for the various editions of Windows Vista. After removing the information, Microsoft stated that the names are not final. However, based on the edition titles posted, it does look that there will not be specific editions for the Tablet PC or Media Center, instead certain editions will support specific hardware. This is all speculation at this point, however the following “edition titles” were posted:

“Windows Starter 2007”, “Windows Vista Business”, “Windows Vista Home Basic”, “Windows Vista Home Premium”, “Windows Vista Enterprise” and “Windows Vista Ultimate”.

We will keep our eyes and ears open for further word on the upcoming Vista editions. Until then, throw these titles around and try to figure out which of these will support the Tablet PC!

Barry

 

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