Tablets

Weight 185.2: I should just get a big rock and weigh it everyday, would be the same as weighing me, always the same!  LOL. I’ll just keep at it.

Weather: This morning I am up early and there is a bit of a chill to the air and that is reminding me that I don’t want to get out of here too early in the year. I prefer it to be a too warm than too cold.

Keyboard for Android: I guess I have settled on the Swype Keyboard. The Google Keyboard has one feature that I miss and that is by touching the button for the numbers pad and sliding to the number or symbol it will put that number or symbol in the text box that you are using and then return the keyboard to the letters by itself. Note: The number/symbols show without releasing once you touch the key on the Google Keyboard. On the Swype Keyboard you have to touch and release the button for numbers and symbols and then touch the number or symbol you want and then once again touch the button to return to the letters. However the one thing that the Swype Keyboard has that the Google Keyboard don’t is the cut and paste feature that is kind of like Windows. To copy text, you must highlight it and then you can simply slide your finger from the ” Swype Key” to the ” c key”, No big deal. This however is a big deal to me, once the text is in the clipboard and I want to paste, I make sure the cruiser is where I want my paste to be and Swype from the ” Swype Key” to the ” c key” and bang I’ve just did my paste.
Okay these are the two trade offs that are important to me, and I do a lot of cut and paste, so the Swype keyboard is the one for me. Well, at least for now.

Windows Tablets: A friend of my just bought a Windows tablet and it got me to thinking about getting one. I have done a lot of reading on them and I have decided that the Windows tablets are still too far behind to get one just yet. Also Windows is like Apple they want everything done their way, by that I mean they do not allow much customizing of their tablets. Google’s Android is the leader if you ask me, they allow far more flexibility in their OS for customization which is important to me. If you don’t mind doing things the “set” way than Apple would be the one. Windows touch, I think is best on a full computer (like a laptop or desktop with a touch screen)  and just not ready for a tablet or phone. This is just my thinking on it, your miles may vary.

With the above in mind my next tablet will be a Android. There are rumors of a Nexus 8 that may come out this year at a very competitive price and if so maybe that will be my next tablet. If you want to know all the specs rumored, just do a Google search for Nexus 8.

Shopping/goofing off trip: I took a ride into Lake Havasu and goofed off for a bit. I looked up the bicycle shops and found a tire for my bike and got some water for the RV and drinking. I stopped by Walmart for a couple of items too.

Exercise: Not today.

Night folks