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ThinkPad Tablet General Discussion / Re: possible to flash to win 8?
« on: October 31, 2012, 07:21:33 PM »
Sounds interesting.
Windows 8 would be very unlikely but it's crippled brother Windows RT is a possibility.

This shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone.  Lenovo never really had a chance here.
If every 2 bit Android hardware manufacturer created their own app shop Android OS would have been dead long ago due to fragmentation.
Good riddance Lenovo App Shop.

My condolences and a moment of silence to those who bought apps from the Lenove App Shop.

Site News / Re: New Site: WindowsRTforums.com!
« on: October 31, 2012, 06:47:55 PM »
How did I know that BFM registered the windowsrtforums.com domain? ;)
Great move.  That may become a prime piece of real estate especially now that Surface is released.


ThinkPad Tablet Apps / Re: EverNote For ToDo List Tracking
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:29:08 PM »
Looks like a solution to 1. Search Query Syntax is out according to a post on the EverNote discussion forums.

Of course I felt obligated to express my opinion about this in a post to the Boolean searches thread on their forums. ;)


ThinkPad Tablet Apps / EverNote For ToDo List Tracking
« on: December 17, 2011, 08:35:24 PM »
I have recently decided to try using EverNote for to manage my ToDo lists and some of the other goodness that EN offers (see my post Dear EverNote, Where have you been all my life?).

I'm sure that there are several different approaches that can be used to manage your ToDo list in EN.  I have chose to use saved searches that look for unchecked check boxes (ToDo Items).  I've gone a step further because I want to use both Home and Work ToDo Items

EN interprets a note that has a check box as a todo item (a mistake IMHO) so you can create saved searches that look for notes with a checkbox and any combination of checked, unchecked or either.  To search your notes for:
-checked checkboxes, type todo:true into the Evernote search box.
-unchecked checkboxes, type todo:false into the Evernote search box.
-all checkboxes (checked or unchecked), type todo:* into the Evernote search box.

I have created 2 tags to separate my Work and Home ToDos (or general notes) and you guessed it, those tags are named Home and Work.  Then I created 2 separate saved searches to separate my incomplete Home and Work ToDos:
NAME: ToDo Home
CRITERIA: todo:false tag:Home
NAME: ToDo Work
CRITERIA: todo:false tag:Home

Some of the things that I need to figure out:
1. Search Query Syntax
I want my "ToDo Work" saved search to return all uncompleted ToDos that have either a Work tag or No tag.  Same thing for my "ToDo Home" search.  In pseudo code this would be todo:false AND (tag:"Work" OR tag:"")
I have tried a bunch of different query string including those bellow, none of which work:

todo:false any: tag:"Work" -tag:
todo:false any:(tag:"Work" -tag:)
todo:false (any: tag:"Work" -tag:)

Note I expected tag:"" to return notes with no tag aka tag=<null> but it does not.  -tag: does return notes that do not have a tag on them.
I know I could use the query todo:false tag:"Work" -tag: but since I plan on using EN for much more and creating a bunch of tags that are not related to ToDo items this won't work for me.
I'm beginning to thing that the EN query syntax does not allow for ANDs and ORs in the same query.  I hope I am wrong.
Any ideas?

2. Prioritization of My ToDos
I need to come up with a effective and efficient method to prioritize my ToDo Items so that the most important sort to the Top of the list.  I could hijack an unused a field or note property for this purpose but ideally I would like to create a custom property called Priority.
Is this possible?

3. ToDo Item Nesting
It would be useful to be able to nest ToDo items.  To be honest, I haven't really looked into this yet but I will since it is a ToDo item for me in EN ;)
Is this possible?


ThinkPad Tablet Apps / Re: Dear EverNote, Where have you been all my life?
« on: December 17, 2011, 07:54:00 PM »
Coming right up.

ThinkPad Tablet Apps / Dear EverNote, Where have you been all my life?
« on: December 17, 2011, 07:28:12 PM »
I am a very busy guy with a type A, multitasking, borderline Asperger's syndrome personality.  I realized a long time ago that I must useToDo lists to keep my life together.  I have tried a few different tools but always seem revert back to using Excel spread sheets and white boards.  They work but not very well, so I went on a quest to find a good ToDo List Manager today. 

There are three main requirements I need out of my ultimate ToDo applicaton:
  • Simple yet flexible and customizable (programmable) to my needs
  • Cloud Based so that I can access it anywhere at any time and...
  • Be accessible from most (preferably all) of the devices that I use regularly; multiple windows machines, TPT (android), BlackBerry Playbook and BlackBerry Torch.

I have only spent about an hour on it but I believe I have found an application that meets all of those criteria and so much more that I didn't even know that I needed in EverNote!

I will share my experiences, tips, tricks and question with you all soon in a separate EverNote (EN) thread.  Wish I would have spent more that a few seconds looking at EN when Babyfacemagee posted Evernote: The Best Notetaking App For Your ThinkPad Tablet  to the front page back in early October.  In my defense though, to call EN just a note taking app is a serious understatement.


Super One Click has been tried, unsuccessfully.
See this thread at RootzWiki.

@ChadH42  By all means give it a shot.  You may learn a thing or two trying it out and perhaps SOC has been updated recently and will work.  Maybe you'll hit the jackpot (pun intended)
Have you got ADB working with your TPT?
If not check out Complete Setup Guide: Android SDK and ADB

The Lounge: Off Topic Forum / Re: RIM Playbook Rooted
« on: December 05, 2011, 10:16:33 PM »
BB Playbook root has been released.  It is called LOL Dingleberry.

There is a TPT dump available (not sure exactly what that means) available for the TPT now too.

Everything is happening too fast now.  The BlackBerry Playbook root was just released today.  Hoping that we can get an Android port for that device soon.


I'm disgusted with the moderators at XDA.  They come across as rude and condescending.  They also seem to have something against the TPT.  The TPT has held the top spot for almost the whole duration of the thread and when it didn't they created forums for those devices.
RootzWiki doesn't have as many members as XDA but the mods out there are great and it is more relaxed atmosphere especially for the noob.


There have been several bounties posted on XDA that were $400+.
The largest I've seen is bounty to port Android to the HP TouchPad was $2000.



The Lounge: Off Topic Forum / Re: RIM Playbook Rooted
« on: December 01, 2011, 02:26:50 PM »
Finally found a distributor with stock but min order is 10.
Hopefully I don't lose my shirt but I think I may order up 10 and flog a few on eBay.  And if I make some cash I could pledge it towards an Android port ;)


The Lounge: Off Topic Forum / RIM Playbook Rooted
« on: November 30, 2011, 11:05:08 PM »
Looks like the RIM Playbook has been rooted
[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/mobile-technology/hackers-bust-into-rims-playbook/article2255197/]Hackers bust into RIMís PlayBook[/url]

According to Wikipedia the Playbook has a 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 (Cortex-A9 dual-core).  That is the CPU used by the Motorola Droid Bionic and Kindle Fire running Gingerbread.  The Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus running ICS uses the very similar 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460 (ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core) too.

Maybe there is hope that we will be able to replace the crappy BlackBerry OS with Android and make it a usable $199 tablet.


New Member Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: November 30, 2011, 10:33:40 PM »
Welcome aboard Tom.

Curious to know if this is your first Android experience (looks like the Motion is Windows) and what you think of it so far.


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