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On Friday I bought an eMatic tablet for my boyfriend.  He wanted to be able to play his Facebook games, check email…nothing too overtaxing for a quad-core anything until you realize it does not support Adobe Flash.

The eMatic is an Android which I do not have an issue with since my cell phone is an Android.

This tablet is supposed to have 8 gigs of storage (they call it flash memory) but with all the preloaded crap, most of which I will not use, or use so rarely as to be never use any way, there is less than a gig to store the stuff you actually do want to download and use and, since you can’t delete any of the pre-loaded apps you can’t create more space.

I am disappointed, to say the least.

The eMatic is fairly easy to use and it does use Swipe technology so it’s easy to get from one screen to another but I found it to be slow to respond to commands, almost seeming to freeze up quite frequently during the few hours I attempted to use it.

It didn’t matter whether I used my finger or a stylus for document editing; it was still almost impossible to place the cursor exactly where I wanted it to be.  In fact, the stylus made it more difficult, especially for the Swipe to work.  The stylus, which is not included but I had on hand for other stuff, was great for the touch screen keyboard though and the letters on the keyboard are easy to see since the keys are big enough that my fingers weren’t hitting two or three keys at the same time.

So, the pros for the eMatic tablet:

wi-fi capable
easy to use
Swipe technology
Google based
Good sized touch screen keyboard

The cons:

slow to respond despite being a quad core
not a lot of storage
cannot delete pre-loaded applications
hard to get exact cursor placement for editing documents
does not support Adobe Flash player

All in all I would say the eMatic 7 HD quad core tablet was a big disappointment.  It will be going back to the store today and will be replaced with something which is hopefully more capable of doing the things I do the most.

Share Your World week 26

I kind of got away from this and that was not my intention so, let’s see how long I can keep it up this time.

Is your refrigerator, organized or a mess inside? 

I try to keep it organized but the boyfriend likes his dressings and dips so there are far too many in there, taking up a LOT of space so, of course it’s messy.

If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?

This is a tough one:  I would LOVE to be a best selling author, unfortunately my writing ability lately drifts more toward brainstorming with others to get over rough spots in their stories rather than working on my own *sigh*

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? 

Another toughie.  I would so love to move back to the states to be closer to the rest of the family.  I’ve missed the closeness we had before we moved to Canada waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy back in 1975 and with both my parents gone now, and it being just me and my brother and my kids here…even if I could afford to snowbird that would be awesome.

Where do you eat breakfast?

When I bother it’s usually right here in front of my computer, especially since it’s only me up at the ass crack of dawn.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I can’t say anything stood out last week, other than horribly humid weather (yeah, I know, neeeeeeever happy about the weather) and how miserable we all were so I guess I’m just grateful I made it out the other side without being a puddle on the concrete.

Percy Sledge is going to be in town at the Blues Festival on the 10th and I am SO looking forward to that!

share your world

Pet Peeves

Thank you kelpie for this idea.

For all you writers out there, and maybe not writers, but does  other people’s writing/speaking drives you bonkers?

Things like mixing up your and you’re or their, there and they’re.

I seen

I got

I gots

sammich for sandwish

chimley for chimney

thrown for throne (thank you kelpie, lol)

words that should have an apostrophe s rather than just an s at the end

Shall I go on?

Sound off people, please :).  I like the interaction and I truly do want to know what some of your pet peeves are so I don’t commit them, lol.

I Have Decided

Starting next month I will be doing a story spotlight once or twice a month.  The link is already in the header but there is nothing under it yet since it isn’t May yet :D.

I have even decided which story will be spotlighted first but the rest of you will just have to wait until it is posted.

I’ll see you on Wednesday for the first spotlight 🙂 ;).

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