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Today’s freebie over at Giveaway of the Day caught my eye, actually, it caught my ear. RSS-to-Speech is a Windows compatible standalone version of a Google gadget from Apexoft. The original gadget takes RSS feeds and reads them aloud; the standalone app has the same functionality […] Read more »

My T-Mobile Dash will be getting the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade, perhaps as early as this Friday when it’s expected we’ll see the official update. Yes, there’s a leaked ROM out there and while it’s probably safe to install, I’m going to wait the few more […] Read more »

Skype wants you to worry about one less thing in your already complicated life: your Skype credit. The P2P phone service added an auto-recharge function that will add credit from PayPal to your Skype account whenever it dips below a certain amount. The amount will vary […] Read more »

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My favorite hacker, pt, has a twist on the "Use Current Pages" feature in Firefox that allows you to have multiple home pages. You can open up tabs for each page and then click the "Use Current Pages" of course, but pt noticed the pipe symbol […] Read more »

After over 80,000 beta downloads, Mac owners can remotely watch television using a Slingbox starting today as the client software goes gold! I’ve been using the SlingPlayer for Mac client with a SlingBox PRO to watch my local HDTV stations and the quality is outstanding; over […] Read more »

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I’m definitely no Thomas Hawk, but I did like this scene from my deck last night. While having an after-dinner coffee, the sunset gave these clouds a nice hue and provided the moon a place to dart in and out. I’m actually thinking of creating a […] Read more »

I’m still amazed at Pandora’s ability to find songs I like, so Audiobaba has some big shoes to fill even though I like saying the name more. Conceptually, it’s the same idea: take the ‘fingerprint’ or ‘DNA’ of songs you like by finding others songs with […] Read more »

The touch interface is clearly gaining momentum: we’ve got touch-enabled Tablet PCs, UMPCs, PDAs, smartphones and other small handhelds. Palm rejection is a staple in the latest Fujitsu P1610 devices and true multi-touch devices are on the near-horizon with Apple’s iPhone. Ironically, my MacBook Pro has […] Read more »

I remember last summer when EverNote announced that their software would be pre-loaded on Lexar USB drives; if you want to add a portable version of this popular application to a USB drive you already own, you can purchase one for $19.95. EverNote Portable 2.0 is […] Read more »

I haven’t seen an official announcement but GigaOm points out Grand Central’s new mobile support. By ‘mobile support’ I don’t mean support for routing calls to your mobile phone; you could already do that through the service. If you’re not familiar with Grand Central, it provides […] Read more »

While I’m still very content with my ThinkOutside Bluetooth keyboard for my mobile office, some fashionistas might desire something even bluer. Is this wireless, roll-able keyboard from Brando blue enough? For $29, it doesn’t take much green to have 104 keys at your disposal in a […] Read more »

You can tell Steve spent a fair amount of time on this: he’s put together a UMPC Buyers Guide for 2007 that’s filled with information, good questions to ask yourself and solid advice before your purchase. There are seven pages of insights shared that range from […] Read more »

Thanks to jkOTR reader, Hector, we got a peek at what appears to be the official and forthcoming Sprint 6800 PDF spec sheet. The most important tidbit about availability isn’t there, but mid-May appears to be the buzz around the Internets these days; still nothing concrete […] Read more »

Eddie at GBM provides a great overview of Pen Flicks in Vista. If you haven’t tried Flicks or you think I’m talking about obscene gestures with a Tablet PC pen (I’m not), you’ll need to check this out. Flicks aren’t for everyone, but I think they’re […] Read more »

That’s what I would have called the title of this CNET editorial piece that David Carnoy wrote, but instead he chose to be a little bolder: his title is "Why you’ll never buy an ultramobile PC". Fortunately for me, I bought two over the past year, […] Read more »

Good-bye T-Mobile MDA and hello HTC Herald! OK, that’s not exactly the message sent from the FCC, who cleared the new Windows Mobile 6 smartphone, but I’m reading between the lines. ;) The Herald is an update to the venerable MDA and loses a little girth […] Read more »

Every so often, I check out the call history and call data on my Windows Mobile phones, but I’ve always been left wanting more. Phone Dashboard 2.0 looks like it will fit my needs and then some: this $15 application not only provides data on call […] Read more »

Near as I can tell, this rebadged Vodafone T-Mobile USB modem will work on both Windows and Mac for HSDPA access in the UK. Stuff is hot for the accessory thanks to T-Mobile UK’s pricing: free with an 18-month contract and 30 pounds with a 12-month […] Read more »

As we alluded on the last MobileTechRoundup podcast, the Nokia N800 is quite a usable Internet device. It easily handles the basic web functions that most folks need. The recently added Rhapsody music service is a fantastic experience but I’m also interested in listening to podcasts. […] Read more »

MSN Direct, the service for the SPOT-enabled device market (yes there is one), is still alive and kicking. I spotted this announcement in my e-mail over the weekend: "MSN Direct and Garmin have joined forces to offer MSN Direct* service in Garmin portable navigation devices. This […] Read more »

James has a thought piece published over at the Houston Chronicle and it raises some interesting questions. I’ve read through it a few times and I’m sill looking for the benefit justification of Emotive’s "Push Ringer" service. Essentially, Push Ringer allows you choose a ring tone […] Read more »

It still isn’t quite a Tablet PC by traditional measures, but the Kohjinsha line of mobile computing devices is getting closer. Reports are surfacing that the next products in the line, the SA1F00V and SA1F00W, are getting the touchscreen treatment (image: Kohjinsha), but no other upgrades […] Read more »

Om Malik notes another VoIP choice for Windows Mobile devices. X-PDA looks to be specifically tested with the HP rx1950 and hx2004, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work for other Windows Mobile devices. There are two versions available: one for QVGA screens at $32.68 […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 97 is 33:50 minutes long and is a 31 MB file in MP3 format. Want an Enhanced podcast with still images and active URL show notes?CLICK HERE to download the Enhanced podcast for iTunes! INTRO: Based on […] Read more »

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