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I found this semi-amusing but of value to someone shopping for a Sony UX handheld. So many folks touted the UX as a much better ultra-mobile computer solution than the Origami spec’d devices because it has an integrated keyboard. I ask those folks: how long have […] Read more »

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It only took three short months: Opera Mini 3 gets a point upgrade. The latest version is now 3.1 and is freely available. I was just commenting on a recent podcast that the Microsoft browsing experience was actually quite good on the T-Mobile Dash, but, the […] Read more »

If you just can’t get into OneNote, Evernote or another note-taking application but you do want to snip, clip or save from the web, i-Lighter might be the browser add-on for you. Judie Hughes gave it a nice writeup yesterday but since I’m running Vista today, […] Read more »

James got me hooked on Booq bags about two years ago and I’ve never regretted my purchase. I have a Booq backpack that carefully caresses my Toshiba M205 and would hold any 12-inch notebook quite capably. In fact, I use it to carry my Samsung Q1P […] Read more »

Microsoft just announced more reader applications similar to the Times Reader: using the same technology, you can now read the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Forbes, and the Daily Mail tabloid from the UK. From the main press release, you can find links to download each reader application, although […] Read more »

(Image: twofones) Last month at the CES, James and I stopped by the SimulScribe booth, but I realized I never wrote up my impressions! I got the reminder today when CNET wrote up the service that transcribes your voicemails for reading via e-mail or SMS. SimulScribe […] Read more »

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Since the Vista Sidebar gadget library is relatively barren when compared to Yahoo!, Google and other web widgets, I was glad to see this tip from Download Squad: apparently, you can now convert those web widgets to Vista gadgets with Amnesty Generator. I’m actually amazed by […] Read more »

Motion Computing just launched their newest product: the Motion C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant. This 10.4-inch, 3.1-pound handheld runs either Windows Vista Business or XP Tablet Edition on an 1.2 GHz Intel Core Solo processor and the Intel 945 GSM integrated graphics. Motion worked with thousands of […] Read more »

If your MacBook or MacBook Pro glides through the ether using a 3G modem, make sure you check out the Apple support site: they posted a software update for WWAN users yesterday according to Infinite Loop. Here’s a rundown of what hardware / network is affected: […] Read more »

Is there no end to the OneNote 2007 PowerToys? Actually, I hope not because just about every one of them address a particular situation with a quick and easy solution! Last week, we mentioned the three latest PowerToys, but Dan Escapa has another in his OneNote […] Read more »

I often use Google Maps for directions and send those directions to friends. The problem is: that blasted URL is longer than the TOS for a wireless carrier! Download Squad comes to the rescue by pointing out tinymap. Think of it as a Google Map mashed […] Read more »

I’m thinking that in the long run, Adobe will emerge as the premiere eBook reading platform. I’ve been a long time eReader fan but I’m reading more books on a UMPC than on a Windows Mobile device these days and Adobe is looking good. The PDF […] Read more »

I continue to fall off of the Getting Things Done wagon, so when I see articles like this one from Web Worker Daily, I try to pay attention. Mike Gunderloy covers ten e-mail organization tips ranging from usage of native e-mail app functions to third-party solutions […] Read more »

Chris Pratley reminds us that there are currently three PowerToys available for One Note 2007, with the promise of more on the way. Remember that PowerToys add a great feature but are unsupported solutions. I use many of the Tablet PC PowerToys and have yet to […] Read more »

I’ve owned my Zune for just about 3 months now and right after the free Zune Pass trial, I decided to subscribe. I have my account billed every three months, which comes to $44.97 for the unlimited music download subscription service; sorry, no discount here. We’ve […] Read more »

PhatWare gives PhatPad an upgrade; version 4.1 was just released for Pocket PCs and Tablets / UMPCs today. The new version doesn’t get phatter; it’s actually a slimmer footprint by 10% over the prior version. If you’re not familiar with the product, here’s quick overview from […] Read more »

You know it’s bad when you don’t take your own advice. We often get questions about "device X", with people asking: "Should I get device X or should I wait until the upgraded device Y, I’m hearing about?". Our answer tends to be the same: if […] Read more »

If you decided to avoid Vista and Windows Mobile Device Center, you may want to check the ActiveSync download page since version 4.5 is now available. This version supports devices running good ol’ Pocket PC / Smartphone 2002 through Windows Mobile 5. MoDaCo shares some of […] Read more »

Everyone running Vista Ultimate saw the same thing I did this morning: the limited preview of Vista’s DreamScene which we saw demonstrated at CES. This is essentially an active desktop background that can be animated. I called this a "limited" preview because there’s currently only one […] Read more »

I’m still using the included earbuds for my Zune player, but I’ve been looking for a set of ‘phones that won’t break the bank. The Red Ferret Journal highlighted the $69.95 Targus Travel-Ease headphones that offer noise-cancellation with a twist: push a button to activate the […] Read more »

ThoughtFix, a frequent commenter here and blogger extraordinaire in his own right, "made nice" with Samsung and scored a nice e-mail interview that’s posted on his blog. jkOTR reader Ken pointed it out to me via e-mail as I’m a bit behind in my feeds this […] Read more »

At the risk of becoming publicly stoned by both the Mac and Windows clans (aka: the "Vistafields and the MacCoys"), I had to share this little application I saw written up at TUAW. For anyone not familiar with Microsoft’s XBox Live feature, it really has become […] Read more »

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