Monthly archives: July, 2010

Connecting a laptop to a hotel TV

Connecting a laptop to a TV has never been really straightforward. What’s worse, if you want to connect to a hotel TV while traveling, you can’t depend on a particular input. My HP tm2 has HDMI and VGA outs, so if I’m lucky, I can use one of those. If not, I figure that good …

Solving the laptop to HDTV problem

I’ve been going on a lot of business trips lately and I’m going on vacation in a few weeks. What inevitably comes up is the desire to watch Internet video on the hotel TV. In recent years most of the places I’ve been staying at have “newer” flat screens; however, the inputs vary. You can’t …

Quickly terminating an iOS4 multitasking iPhone app

I’ve always hated the way it takes several taps to close a web page on the iPhone browser. Apple takes a similar approach with handling multitasking apps in iOS4, but introduces a much bigger problem. The problem is to truly close (i.e., terminate) a background application, you have to switch to the Home screen, double-click …