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I unplugged from my Zune today just long enough to check out WinVibe, which came recommended courtesy of Download Squad (who just added another bunch o’ bloggers: congrats guys and gals!). Let’s face it, Windows Media Player on a Windows Mobile device is arguably the least […] Read more »

It’s no secret that I really enjoy using Skype, so when I got a note from Rich McIver this morning telling me about VoIP News’ article called "Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience", you know I got sucked in. Glad I did because […] Read more »

If Engadget Mobile is correct, then yes, my XV6700 and yours too will have AKU 3 this spring. Some of the newer smartphones already have this Adoption Kit Update and it would be nice to see this upgrade make it’s way to the good ol’ HTC […] Read more »

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I’ve been reading comments here and there on the web about less battery life when running Vista and just got a note from Hector along the same lines. Hector tells me that he’s using the Samsung Q1 with the 6-cell battery and notices that the OS […] Read more »

Got a note from Amazon this morning and wanted to share one specific tidbit: if you purchase a Microsoft Zune from Amazon by February 13th, they’ll throw in the Zune Premium Earphones for free. I haven’t used the premium ‘buds, but they offer extended bass response […] Read more »

I almost forgot the February 5th is "National iPhone Contest Day" here in the U.S.; thankfully, Chris Davies reminded me. I thought I did my part for the unofficial holiday when I mentioned earlier today that qipit is giving an iPhone away. Not so, says Chris: […] Read more »

This is the kind of handheld reader that I think folks are waiting for. According to TeleRead, Polymer Vision announced that the "Cellular-Book" will become available through a marketing relationship with Telecom Italy this year. The electronic ink will appear on a 5-inch rollable screen and […] Read more »

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Qipit looks to be a service very similar (if not identical) to ScanR, which we’ve previously covered in a 2005 MoTR podcast. Essentially, if you want to capture handwritten notes on paper or a whiteboard, you simply use your cameraphone to snap a picture of them, […] Read more »

Got a 3G EV-DO card for wireless broadband access? Feeling bad that poor saps around you can’t cut the cord for their connectivity? Don’t feel guilty; just hit up D-Link’s site for their new DIR-450 Mobile Wireless Router and become the good Samaritan hotspot! The DIR-450 […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 89 is 31:28 minutes long and is a 29 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 »

Gina’s got a great Vista productivity article over at Lifehacker that illustrates some of the newer, time-saving features of the new OS: tagging files and saved searches. Remember that desktop search is basically embedded into Vista; it’s everywhere throughout the experience and it’s definitely integrated well […] Read more »

Now that I’ve got two working Samsung Q1 UMPCs, I have two batteries for the road, right? No, Sammy will up for sale shortly (more on that later), so I’ve been on the look-out to score the Samsung 6-cell battery on sale. Thanks to a reader […] Read more »

I usually carry a spare set of AAA batteries in my gadget bag just in case my Bluetooth keyboard suddenly loses juice. If you’ve got devices that need batteries, you might want to check out the Apex battery charger that Popgadget popped on us earlier in […] Read more »

How about a little non-U.S. flavored freeware for all of our overseas readers? (Yes, I’m trying to make up for all of those offers that are U.S.-based!). I was reading Maximum PC this morning and saw passing reference to a smartphone app that allows different profiles […] Read more »

Hey, not every mobile computing device has integrated Bluetooth, so let’s not overlook those wired rodents that keep us productive. Akihabara News (credit: pics) shows off this wired laser mouse from Buffalo that features a retractable USB cable that fits inside the mouse when not in […] Read more »

Just before dinner, we had a knock at the door. Through the window I noticed the all-brown coverall outfit and said, "That’s either UPS or the garbage man is lost again." Sure enough, it was UPS with a non-descript box. I wasn’t expecting anything to be […] Read more »

Wow, when it rains it pours with reader tips. Just got a note from Kayhan indicating that Google rolled out Google Maps for Windows Mobile! The official information is right here on the Official Google Blog and you can pull down the CAB file for your […] Read more »

If you’re a Palm OS device owner and want in on the Slingbox beta, you can apply now via the Sling Community site. Sharon, the beta program manager writes: "Very happy to announce that we’re now accepting applications to the SlingPlayer Mobile for PalmOS Beta Program!  […] Read more »

As I read it, the lens doesn’t exactly fold up, but has concentric circles cut into it at various points so the image "folds". The purpose is to create a small camera lens that has a much wider telephoto range. Typically, the longer that range, the […] Read more »

I’d hurry if you want a refurbished Samsung Q1 UMPC; they’re at Woot! again for $749. This is the 900 MHz Celeron based unit with 512 MB of RAM (easily upgradable). Thanks to Gabriel and Bob for the heads up. This raises an interesting question because […] Read more »

This will either go down as a "gotta have it feature" or a "why did they do this" gimmick: this smartphone from Taiwan offers a virtual scroll wheel. The OKWAP S868 runs WinMo 5, has a 2.4-inch touchscreen, alpha-numeric keypad and 2 Megapixel CMOS. Apparently the […] Read more »

Earlier this week, jkOTR reader Scott tipped us on a new product launch from BoxWave we missed last week. Actually, Scott had the inside track since the new BoxWave screen protectors for the Fujitsu P1610 were created from his request; he even sent in high-resolution pics […] Read more »

About a week back, Matt, James and I were wondering when OQO was going to update their Model 02 product order page for Vista. Looks like they did yesterday, which of course, was timed to coincide with the Microsoft Windows Vista launch. Gorkon, a jkOTR reader […] Read more »

Korea Location Information & Communications says that their KP-100 is the "world’s first terrestrial-based personal portable location detection device" but clearly they haven’t met my kids who always seem to find me when I’m really busy. The KP-100 is a small, under 50 gram locating device […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 88 is 33:48 minutes long and is a 31 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 »

OK, the Microsoft Origami Project team has hit the giant-sized "publish" button in Redmond and…..we’re waiting for the download to propogate through the servers. Maybe everyone is downloading Vista? Oh, I don’t know but you’ve been waiting for what we showed you and it will be […] Read more »

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