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Zune Insider mentions a firmware upgrade from 1.2 to 1.3 for the Zune expected in the next few weeks. Unless there’s a surprise in the package, it doesn’t sound like any new or upgraded features in the mix, but there are some needed fixes and enhancements: […] Read more »

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That’s what Steve over at Carrypad found out after an e-mail conversation with the UMPC product manager. Obviously, Steve carries more weight than I do as I shot a note to the PM at Medion upon my return from CES; no answer yet unfortunately! Regardless of […] Read more »

We reported on the addition of traffic data on Google Maps for mobiles last summer and now the service comes to the desktop. Google announced this morning that traffic data would be available on Google Maps for about 30 U.S. cities, so I just hit ‘em […] Read more »

Three words: "It’s about time!". At this point, I wonder why most, if not all relatively new digital cameras don’t have a way to connect to a high-definition television set. Here’s why: at the highest HDTV standard, your television picture is about 2.1 million pixels per […] Read more »

Two interesting BIOS updates have recently appeared for Origami specified UMPCs. One for the Samsung Q1 and one for the Asus R2H: Rory left a comment on our last post indicating that a UK Samsung site has a Q1 BIOS upgrade designated 20MA. Ctitanic gets a […] Read more »

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Poor Chris Leckness: he’s bouncing back and forth between touchscreen devices and non-touchscreen devices more than anyone I know! You get the benefit, however as he seems to be reviewing a new device every time I turn around. This time, he’s telling you why he dropped […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 92 is 36:52 minutes long and is a 34 MB file in MP3 format.INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) […] Read more »

The wait for a Samsung UMPC with Vista pre-installed continues, but perhaps we’re in the home stretch. jkOTR reader Hector shot me a note over the weekend with a clipping from CDW’s site: the online retailer offers a Samsung Q1P with Vista for $1,299. The availability […] Read more »

Canon’s new PIXMA iP90v printer looks small enough to put in a large gear bag for a reasonable MSRP of $249.99. A few add-ons make it even more mobile: a user-installable Bluetooth module costs around $80, while for $99 more, you can add Canon’s Portable Kit, […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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