Have you been paying attention to all the hubbub online about the proposed U.S. legislation (SOPA/PIPA) that threatens internet freedom? I wrote about it last week over on WordPress.org, but the gist is this: there’s a bill in the U.S. Senate that if passed would put publishing freedom severely at risk, and could shut down entire sites at the whim of media companies. Fight for the Future created this nifty video to sum it up better than I can.
I was thinking of making change to my blog for a while now, one big thing that I have been thinking is to move the blog over to a personal hosting space so that I can manage my blog myself. However, after much deliberation I decided to keep the blog on wordpress’s common hosting site.
However, I did decide to change a few things on my blog and one of that is the name and other on how it looks.
This all started when I was asked to buy an iPad as a gift. I was not even thinking if buying a tablet until that happened. But once it happened it was happening faster that I could think. So, now I have almost decided to get a tablet for myself and the race is between two tablets – Apple’s iPad vs. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.
I have not decided yet, but I hope by the time I am done with this post, I will be done. There will be one test that will remain pending and that is the battery test. I have almost tested the iPad2 but Samsung Galaxy is pending that test and I will update the post later when I have the results.
Before, I start the evaluation I provide a list of parameters on which I am going to evaluate the tablets and alongside I have ranking/weights for each of the parameters to help me arrive at a weighted score in the end. If you would like a PDF here it is – iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Gmail is the only mail I use besides my office email on mobile devices. And the integration has to be pretty sleek so that I can make best use of the email
There has to be a chat client on the tablet so that I do not have to use my computer for chatting and I am going to look for GTalk and Yahoo only
I am going to use tablet to read a lot of articles and possible share it with the world on Twitter, Facebook and WordPress. Browsing experience has to be fast and performant
Facebook, Twitter and blog should be easily manageable
I kept this out of Social Media because this is more to do with just FB and Twitter. After I find an article, I would want to be able to share it with my friends via various mechanism and this could mean an article, an image or a video
Should be able to play music easily based on the various MP3 songs I already have. Rating for this is low for me because I am not going to play music on the device and don’t care how it is
Should be able to play movies/podcasts and other video formats easily available. This is a feature that I am going to use to get myself updated
Should be able to play games well and all sorts of – board or racing. Not too important for me
Overall usability like design, input, output and easy to hold and comfort are important.
Should be good. Don’t want to wait for apps to open and do things and I wait for ever