Why Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet falls short for construction site usage

Today at the Google I/O developer's conference, the new 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet was revealed. Here's what TechCrunch's Matt Burns reported:Both 8GB and 16GB models pack a 7-inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi) back-lit IPS display covered in “Scratch-resistant Corning glass”. A Terga 3 SoC powers Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and Google promises the 4325 … Continue reading Why Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet falls short for construction site usage

Wherein I reflect on several days of using my iPad for construction inspections

The iPad is an ideal tool for construction inspections, replacing a clipboard full of paperwork, and expanding the opportunities for improving the inspection process. Via AECforensics.com I had a chance recently to use my iPad for some construction defect litigation investigations I took part in. Overall, I found this to be a vast improvement over … Continue reading Wherein I reflect on several days of using my iPad for construction inspections

Using an iPad for construction defect investigations

The iPad is an ideal tool for construction inspections, replacing a clipboard full of paperwork, and expanding the opportunities for improving the inspection process. The picture accompanying this article is a self-portrait from a recent visual inspection as part of a construction defect investigation. For obvious reasons, I cannot elaborate on any details pertaining to … Continue reading Using an iPad for construction defect investigations

The new iPad overheats following exposure to sunlight

Well this doesn't bode well for using the new iPad during construction inspections (which frequently involve exposure to direct sunlight)... Did you spend a few hours in line this weekend waiting to buy Apple's much-heralded new tech toy, the iPad? Then you might be disappointed to learn that the $500 gadget can shut down in … Continue reading The new iPad overheats following exposure to sunlight

Harry McCracken on using the iPad as a primary computing device

Technologizer's Harry McCracken: I think it’s possible to use an iPad as one’s primary device for professional-level content creation. Actually, scratch that. I’m positive it’s possible–because I’ve been doing it for the past three months, and I’ve been having a really good time. from How the iPad 2 Became My Favorite Computer I agree, for … Continue reading Harry McCracken on using the iPad as a primary computing device