By Thomas Holbrook II
The first tablet that I’ve ever owned was a Viewsonic gtablet. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Google certified, so the official app store was not accessible. I eventually gave it up and wouldn’t own another one for about four years.
I now am the proud owner of an RCA 10 Pro Edition Tablet, and it has the following specs:
- 1.5 GHz Quad Core Cortex A9 processor
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1 GB DDR3 RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage
- 32 GB microSD card (upgrade)
- 0.3 Megapixel front-facing camera and 2.0 Megapixel rear camera
- Micro USB
- Keyboard folio case
- Battery life of up to six hours
- 10″ diagonal screen (1024×600 resoltuion)
- The usual features of a multi-touch capacitive screen (with auto-rotate)
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Headphone jack
- Mini HDMI port
The best part is that I have access to the Google Play store. Although some apps are incompatible with this tablet, I am looking forward to putting it to good use. With that said, I would also like to take the time to explain what’s been going on with the website.
I’ve been meaning to convert the existing PDF magazines to a web-based format. In the middle of that, life happened. Some things come to an end so that others can begin.
A door on one chapter of my life has closed and thus another opens. The world headquarters for this media venue has been moved back to Warrensburg, Missouri. This means that Shaggy and I will have an easier time getting together for podcast episodes and other potential projects.
This also means that converting the remainder of the PDF’s to a web-based format will take a bit more time. More than copying and pasting is involved. I have to place images in the correct order and add bonus content to entice readers to subscribe to the magazine.
Yes, you read correctly.
Though the online version will remain free for all, there will be a few extras for those who subscribe:
- Exclusive content, such as video episodes embedded via HTML 5
- No insertion of Google Ads
- Other bonuses and incentives as they become available (think exclusive copies of independent films, music albums, and more)
Those who subscribe will get a CD-ROM in the mail with the digital magazine on it. It’s a throwback to what was once done in the late 1990’s.
Having specific printing equipment for glossy looking magazines would be very cost prohibitive, while having each issue as an individual PDF would only work well as long as the file size remains relatively small.
A web-based format that’s published on CD-ROM would be the best of both worlds as individuals can easily make copies to give away to all their friends. Yes, I want you to make copies and give them away so that others know we exist!
Once all the existing issues are converted over, I will begin working on the newest issue. It won’t be perfect as it will be a work in progress. In fact, it will always be as such.
Still, I am looking forward to this endeavor. With that said, I shall now conclude this post and begin to celebrate my 32nd birthday. Have a wonderful afternoon, everybody.