Social Media

Think makes it easier to be green. Sustainability is fundamental at work and home. What’s your best green tip?

Continue reading “Think Green [Infographic]”

The New Year is well underway. The resolutions are forgotten or dusted under the mat somewhere. But does that mean you should stop challenging yourself and throw in the towel for 2014? Of course not. Instead of just talking about trying new things, we want to challenge you to walk the walk and start DO-ing. What better way to do this than with a series of ‘DO Challenges’ – four week-long activities that will spur you to embrace the year with the spirit of DO. Is it difficult? Not at all. We’ll challenge you to participate in any (or all) four different themes under Art & Design, Travel, Music and Photography. Challenge 1: “Capture First Light” We challenge you to interpret the first light of day. What this can be is totally up to you. The sunrise, a streetlight, a light bulb, the shadow of your first cup of coffee in the morning or the city lights on your early morning flight – you tell us. Take a picture and share it with us. Or share an old picture you took that you think captures this concept. Challenge 2: “Travel End to End” We challenge you to be spontaneous and adventurous by stepping out of your normal routine. Take that subway to another stop or travel to the other end of town, to the place you’ve always wanted to visit but never managed to go. What about traveling end to end on a bus line that you take every day. Capture your adventure through photos, by checking in at...

Continue reading “Accept Our “Do Challenge” & Get Out of Your Comfort Zone”

Lenovo community, we need your help. We're here in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and our Lenovo Tablets have gotten themselves lost. They’re lonely, tired and have run out of battery. (Yes, it's been more than 18 hours so even the Yoga Tablet has given up.) Can you help us find and rescue them? They’ve managed to leave a few clues as to their location but it’s all very cryptic so we need your quick wit. From Tuesday to Thursday (February 25-27), we will reveal three clues per day hinting at where the tablets are hidden. The locations will be different each day as they disappeared in three different places. By the end of Thursday, you'll need to guess the 3 locations. Please help us before those tablets are done in by rain. (Or, worse yet, cats.) To join the game on Twitter, reply @Lenovo with the 3 locations and hashtag it #LenovoMWC To join on Instagram, comment @Lenovo with the 3 locations on any of our posts on Thursday and use the same hashtag #LenovoMWC Your heroics will not go unrewarded. Five super-smart sleuths, whom we’ll select from those who got all three locations correct, will be commended for their efforts and awarded a tablet of their own. (Don’t lose yours.) Keep your eyes peeled this Friday, February 28, as we will announce the lucky winners on Twitter and Instagram. Now let’s go find those tablets....

Continue reading “HELP NEEDED: #LenovoMWC Tablets Lost, Waiting To Be Found in Barcelona”

We recently held a Lenovo Hangout session a couple of weeks back on the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon with our product experts, Dilip Bhatia (VP ThinkPad Prod. Marketing), Alysia Baker (Prod. Marketing Manager), Chris Karaffa (Lenovo Advocate) and Raju PP (Tech Blogger). Relive the Experience below However, due to some technical faults, the Hangout prematurely ended and we know that there were a few questions which could not be answered in time. Well fret not, here are the answers! ANSWER: We’ve done a lot of user research about how to improve our keyboard and two trends stood out: Users wanted a simpler keyboard but still wanted all the functionality they were used to. This is why we developed the Adaptive Keyboard. By combining 40 shortcuts in a dynamically changing row, it brings the most pertinent shortcuts for the application to the forefront without taking away functionality. ANSWER: Yes, there will be an update to allow you to assign your own apps to the 4 rows. ANSWER: Absolutely. X1 Carbon is all about pushing boundaries and the newest generation is no exception. Everyone interacts with their devices differently and the we understand this. By having different interactive features, we allow users to personalize their experience in whatever way they work and play best. ANSWER: In addition to the new user interactive features like the Adaptive Keyboard, voice and gesture control, we also have improved basic...

Continue reading “Lenovo Hangouts - The questions you wanted to ask but didn’t get to…”

Guest blog by Chris Karaffa, Lenovo Advocate As a long-time business user of the X1 Carbon, I was very excited to see the new X1 unveiled at CES 2014.  A little background: I was issued an X1C accidentally when everyone else was being issued mainly T-series and the random L-series or X-series other than the X1.  Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I gladly accepted.  Just based on form-factor alone, it looked like the perfect notebook for me.  I spend a decent amount of my time traveling and presenting in front of moderately-sized groups. However, there were some immediate growing pains that I had to overcome.  In order to shrink a very capable notebook to this size, one must sacrifice certain things: An optical drive – No big deal.  It’s a dying medium, anyway, right? VGA/DVI/HDMI outputs – I am constantly using multiple displays or a projector, but I’ll just make do with the miniDP port, I suppose. Ethernet – Wireless is where it’s at, and well, it did come with a USB-to-Ethernet dongle in case I absolutely must use it (albeit at USB 2.0 speeds). Smart Card Reader – Well that kind of sucks, but I always use a USB card reader, I guess. Furthermore, there are only two USB ports on the older X1—one 2.0 and one 3.0.  So with one always occupied with a smart card reader (partially pictured on the left, above), and one occupied with a wireless mouse...

Continue reading “The New X1 Carbon – Less is more (and more is more)”