As a quick note, here’s a little Java graphics utilities class I started putting together today. Mostly I’m just concerned with monitor/display sizes at the moment, especially when a computer system has multiple displays.
The Andromium Superbook is a cool multi-million dollar Kickstarter project. From their website: “The Superbook is a shell that turns your Android smartphone into a complete laptop.”
Note: This code is currently a work in progress. I know of possible approaches, but I don’t know of a perfect working solution yet.
I’m currently trying to find the right way to find the current monitor size, when you’re writing a Java Swing application to work in a multiple-monitor configuration. I always use three monitors, so I can test this pretty easily.
I just stumbled onto this old article about “gorilla arm.” The question that comes to mind is, “Why did Microsoft release touchscreen PCs if designers and testers were aware of these problems?” (Surely anyone who used a Touchscreen PC for any period of time would have known about this.) My guess is that the decision was driven by the sales/marketing team, not by designers and engineers.
From cyberciti.biz: “If you want to monitor network throughput on the command line interface, use nload. It is a console application which monitors network traffic and bandwidth usage in real time. It visualizes the incoming and outgoing traffic using two graphs and provides additional info like total amount of transferred data and min/max network usage.”
Wello can monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and blood oxygen levels. It also displays ECG waves from your heart, and can test lung function.
This is a view of my current work setup. It seems like no matter what I do, I just can't get enough screen real estate.
iMac dual monitor setup FAQ: Can I connect an external monitor to my iMac? (Or, how do I use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to connect a second monitor to my iMac or MacBook Pro?)
Yes, you can connect a second monitor (external monitor) to your iMac -- here's how.
iMac dual monitor - iMac Mini DisplayPort
To create a dual monitor iMac, first locate the "Mini DisplayPort" on the back of your iMac. You can see the iMac Mini DisplayPort in this photo:
MacBook Air external monitor FAQ: How do I connect an external monitor to my MacBook Air?
Because the MacBook Air and the iMac use the same Apple Mini DisplayPort technology to connect to external monitors, the process of connecting an external monitor to a MacBook Air is nearly the same as connecting a dual monitor to an iMac:
iMac brightness FAQ: Help, my iMac brightness is too bright, is there a way I can dim the iMac monitor brightness more than the standard iMac brightness control allows?
Yes, I have the same problem, and fortunately this "iMac brightness is too bright" problem seems to be a well-known issue. Even better, you can get free software to help dim the iMac brightness more than Apple allows with Mac OS X. Over a year ago I downloaded a free Mac application named Shades that does a good job of reducing the iMac brightness, and here's what I know about it.