John D. Ruley

John D.

John D. Ruley is a freelance technology journalist and a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro, Plane & Pilot Magazine, Pilot Journal, Pipers Magazine, and Cessna Owner Magazine.

64-bit Windows Notebook PCs
64-bit Windows notebook PCs are starting to appear. Here are the pitfalls and advantages.
Service Pack Manager 2000 7.1
Gravity Storm Software's Service Pack Manager (SPM) 2000 v7.1includes distributed patch management and a useful new Windows Firewall-management feature.
XP SP2 on the Go
The new Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 adds XP SP2's security enhancements and Input Panel improvements to Tablet PCs.
Toshiba e755 Pocket PC 2
This device's built-in wireless functionality is particularly impressive.
Wi-Fi on the Road
Wi-Fi hotspots are convenient when you're on the road, but you should know how to handle the dilemmas that Wi-Fi access can create.
Tablet PCs - 29 Jun 2004 4
This year's innovative Tablet PCs offer exciting new features. Check out the products these 11 vendors offer.
A Peek into Longhorn
Pre-beta Longhorn has an impressive new feature set and is a radical departure from previous Windows versions.
Living with a Tablet PC
Discover the advantages and limitations of working with a slate-style Tablet PC as your primary computer.
Wireless Security Revisited
Discover the hidden dangers of wide-open wireless connections and how you can help secure your network.
Mobile and Wireless Client Software 1
Looking at the various categories of mobile and wireless client software can help you wade through the vast, expanding sea of available software.
Tablet PC Image Fix

In the August 27, 2003, issue of Networking UPDATE: Mobile & Wireless Edition, I complained about the difficulties I experienced while using my Motion Computing M1200 Tablet PC during presentations, mainly because the device treats external VGA as a separate display surface. Thanks to two readers, I've found a way around the problem that lets me get exactly what I want: the same display on both the built-in LCD and external VGA displays.

A Tale of Two Endings
John talks about Palm's acquisition of Handspring and mourns the closing of Barnes & Noble's eBook store.
Tablet PC Presentation Woes 1
John discusses problems he experienced while using a Tablet PC for a demonstration.
Tablet PC Applications
Here are brief descriptions of some applications that are optimized to run on tablet PCs.
Tablet PCs - 30 Jul 2003 2
New devices from Acer, HP, Motion, Toshiba, and ViewSonic capture your handwriting and could replace your full-time PC.
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