To be fair, Ten was running a search while Eleven was performing a file transfer in a hurry.
In the beginning of the Big Bang, when the Doctor put Amy in the Pandorica to save her, he left her a telepathic message, with the full hand touch.
The Doctor: I’m leaving her a message for when she wakes up, so she knows what’s happening.
Amy: I’m fine. I’m supposed to rest. Got to rest, the Doctor says.
Amelia: What doctor?
(Amy taps her head.)
Amy: He’s in here. Left a message in my head like I’m an answerphone.
Cause that’s how that power works (for reference sake, I’m going to call this touch telepathy). And it doesn’t just allow for information transfer; he can also use it to wipe memory (Journey’s End), allow psychologically disturbed people to distance themselves from events (the Shakespeare Code), and even minor mind control (the novel Touched by an Angel by Johnathan Morris).
It’s something I’d love to see them evolve upon in the show.