Saturday, March 10, 2012

How to run Android on iPad

It is possible to run android apps on the iPad.  A program called Alien Dalvik 2.0 runs the programs in the cloud and sends the information down to the iPad.  This will work to run android on iPad 2 or the new iPad.  Unfortunately this will run a little slow.   An alternative would be to actual install android on the iPad.   This takes a little know how and is not for the faint of heart.   Here is a video that explains the details of installing Android on the iPad.  This is done with OSFaker.  

Friday, March 9, 2012

Why not to buy the new iPad (yet)

The new iPad is out.  Apple says that it is so much better than the iPad 2.  But is it really?  When I buy a new laptop, look up the specific processor that is in that laptop.  I can research how fast that processor is compared to other processors.  But with the iPad I can not do that.  The only information that is available right now is that fact that the graphics of the new iPad are supposed to be two times faster than that iPad 2.  When I buy something more than a hundred dollars I like to actually know what I am buying.  Is it too much to ask for the actual specs before I purchase the item.  I am not saying that the iPad is a poor devise or that Android rules and only Android tablets should be bought, I am only saying that one has the right to know the performance of a five hundred dollar computer before (keyword) one buys it.  By looking at what Apple themselves told about the new iPad it seems as if it has a great screen, a better camera, and a better graphics engine (and optional 4g).  But those are not the only specs that I care about.  What about the processor itself, is it any better than the old processor? Why did Apple not include a quad core processor?  The point is until someone else has reviewed the iPad I do no think that it is worth buying.  If you want a great camera on a tablet (for the record using a tablet a a camera seems difficult to me), a great screen or 4g, then buy the iPad.  If these things are not extremely important, do not bother. 

What do you think?  I would love to hear your opinion.

Why not to buy an Ultrabook

Ultrabooks are extremely expensive.  Right now they will run you upwards of 800 dollars.  Unfortunately for all who wish to compute on a portable computer it is necessary to pay an arm and a leg for a computer that will not be able to hand anything other word processing and web browsing (nice ultrabooks can do a little more but since ultrabooks do not have discrete graphics they will never be able to do much more).   Thankfully all of that is about to change.  AMD is coming out with (in April) a new line of processors code named trinity.  They will be a continuation of their A series processors.  The great thing about these processors is the fact that they have a discrete level graphics on the processor chip.  This means that they can make average level gaming computers for much cheaper.  AMD claims that they will be able to have ultrathin laptops in the 500 dollar range that will be as fast as current A series processor.  This means that instead of paying 1000 dollars for an ultrabook that has pathetic Intel graphics one can pay half of that for a computer that will have ATI level graphics.  Unless you simply love Intel or send your free time burning hundred dollar bills, do not buy an ultrabook right now.  Wait for AMD to come out with their ultrathin.  

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