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Lest you think I’ve forgotten about the FlyBook V33i on loan from iCube, I figured a reminder might be in order. This week, I’ve focused on using the device in my daily grind and running my standard Windows XP setup; over the next few days will […] Read more »

OK, here’s the situation: you’re on the road for a potential client and you have your latest proposal in a video format because you got a creative urge. You just found out that your prospective customer doesn’t have software that can play your video format and […] Read more »

This must be the "mobile keyboard season"; we’ve seen recent entries from Think Outside, Logitech, and Elikson’s concept. Now we’ve got the Duraflex from Hela, and I even get the name: durable and flexible = Duraflex! The Duraflex is ruggedized to protect from the dreaded coffee […] Read more »

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Oliver at MobileCrunch has the scoop on the new "$6 million dollar mobile man": Google. [Sorry if you don't remember the show I'm referencing kids] Google updated their mobile offerings for Java phones for quicker navigation via hot-keys and even better yet: vastly improved performance. Oliver […] Read more »

You won’t be listening to copy-protected music with this solution, but if you’ve got non-protected audio files in iTunes for Windows and need them on your brand spankin’ new Blackberry Pearl, pearlTunes is for you. This $9.95 program will move those tunes from your iTunes library […] Read more »

At just under two-pounds, the new Sony Vaio G1 is fairly svelte, but still packs a decent wallop of computing needs into the carbon-fiber chassis. You’ll only get an Intel Core Solo at 1.2 GHz, but I’d carry a capable 2-pounder all day over a 10-pound […] Read more »

Matt Faulkner got his hands on the Asus R2H UMPC and shares a brief video overview at GottaBeMobile. I haven’t had a chance to see too many of the R2H videos that folks overseas are producing, so I tuned in for Matt’s walkthough and this is […] Read more »

Gone are the days when a long car trip meant books or travel games for the kids. Nope, today they’ve got iPods, Sidekicks, Gameboys and more. What if that’s not enough? Unwired Vehicles has just the solution if you’ve got $3,500 and a EV-DO plan through […] Read more »

Got the empty battery blues on your mobile device? Turn that frown upside down and get some sun with Sanyo’s N-SC1S Eneloop Solar Charger. The speaker-looking device uses sunlight to recharge devices through a USB port. The N-SC1S hits Japan later this month for about $170, […] Read more »

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Got 13 minutes this morning? If you do and you’re interested in seeing where Intel is going in terms of software and mobility, hop on over to Josh Bancroft’s TinyScreenfuls site. Josh has an excellent QVGA video podcast interview with Aaron Tersteeg, who is the Mobile […] Read more »

If the pics from GPSPassions are legit, then I’d answer my own question with a resounding yes! Looks like these screenshots tell the story and could bring a big change to Windows Mobile devices running the Smartphone platform. Remember, devices running the Pocket PC Phone Edition […] Read more »

Hey, remember that Delphi SkyFi3 handheld for XM’s satellite radio service we mentioned last month? Pre-orders started around $199 roughly six weeks ago, but it appears the commercial-free play-n-record XM radio should be appearing soon thanks to the latest FCC approvals. Actual price might be a […] Read more »

Hands down, this is one of the most insightful head to head comparisons between push e-mail offerings from Microsoft and RIM. The author breaks it down feature by feature and then determines (with color coding) which service is superior, inferior and competitive between the two. My […] Read more »

This great RSS Pumpkin picture over at Hil’s OPML blog (thanks Dave Winer!) reminded me two things: first, have a safe and Happy Halloween if you celebrate. Second, you can subscribe to jkOTR in your favorite RSS aggregator with this link. We decided if we run […] Read more »

Just in time for those new MacBook Pros with Intel Core 2 Duos comes the Slingbox public beta for Mac OS X 10.4. I would have told you sooner, but those sneaky Sling folks shot me the press release at 12:10 this morning! The beta is […] Read more »

Sounds like David DeJean at InformationWeek pulled an "E.T." this week by walking around the IW offices mumbling "D.D….phone home" with a Skype phone. Lucky for him, he wasn’t dialing up another planet on the WiFi phone from Netgear. Nope, David just used the SPH101 to […] Read more »

I just took a quick glance at my RSS feeds before setting in for Monday Night Football; big game tonight as I’m down by a point this week in Fantasy Football. I have Tom Brady while my opponent has the Minnesota defense, but we all know […] Read more »

Big shout out to GottaBeMobile for writing about and then getting picked up for the news on a possible Dell Tablet PC entry in 2007! Folks are buzzing around the thought and if you look at Dell’s history, it actually makes sense: Dell isn’t often the […] Read more »

Am I the only one who doesn’t use or need a WiFi finder? (Probably) I can’t think of a single WiFi device I’ve owned that couldn’t find and then use (with configuration) a hot-spot. Then again, this WiFi dongle from E-Let provides WiFi via USB as […] Read more »

I wish we saw more Windows XP Embedded (XPe) solutions; I really like the quick boot for AVSNow on the Q1, which uses XPe on a small drive partition. Why spend time and resources booting into a "full blown" operating system, when you just need the […] Read more »

Today you might notice a slight change here at jkOnTheRun. At the top of the right sidebar you’ll see a link to the jkOnTheRun Mobile Tech Store, courtesy of our Amazon storefront. What got us thinking of doing this was the great Amazon deal on Think […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 75 is 34:19 minutes long and is a 31.5 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 »

Alexander Turcic over at MobileRead shares some great news: Adobe Digital Editions is now in public beta! From the detailed overview Alex gives, the Adobe offering has a similar look and feel to the Times Reader (also in beta), but since the Times Reader only reads…uh…the […] Read more »

The Asus R2H is finally appearing in the U.S. and Only UMPC already has a first-thoughts review. On the plus side: the unit came with an extended battery: 48 W/hr capacity (almost 3.5 hours of use) and pixel doubling increases the resolution up to 1024 x […] Read more »

Since so many laptops are now sold with the Windows Media Center Edition (WMCE) flavor of XP, I thought to pass along this interesting video podcast plug-in. TVTonic is a quick an easy to subscribe and watch video podcasts; in fact, they recently announced a whole […] Read more »

How many times did you misplace that manual for your latest gear. I know, I know…you don’t read the manuals. What if you needed to? Sure, you can Google away, but what if there was a targeted web-service to help you out? What if that service […] Read more »

With all of the UMPC talk, we often overlook those sub-notebook devices like the Sony Vaio TX850. MobileTechReview keeps us in line by reminding us that these small notebooks can still pack a powerful computing punch in a portable package. Lisa Gade has an in-depth review […] Read more »

Did you get an entry in to GottaBeMobile for a chance win that decked out, Motion LS800 Tablet PC? They’re down to the five finalists and the winner is up to you! That’s right: you get to pick from the five finalists and let me tell […] Read more »

An "avid" jkOTR reader, Jeff, just turned us on to what is an amazing mobile technology. Similar to programs or environments on a stick (like Firefox on stick), MojoPac can turn any USB 2.0 storage device into a virtual environment that you can carry around and […] Read more »

I haven’t had much time to get the FlyBook configured for testing yet, but one thing I did do was use the ultra-portable as a cellular device earlier today. Since I have a Verizon Wireless account, iCube included a T-Mobile SIM card with the FlyBook, as […] Read more »

Since I’m a slacker and haven’t had a chance to test a USB ATSC tuner on the Q1, Rodfather dropped $100 and gave it a shot. He picked up the Hauppauge HVR-950 at a local Circuit City and quickly found out that the dinky little antenna […] Read more »

Now I’m no video camera expert, but I’m glad to see I chose correctly. CamcorderInfo just ran through the best of the best in the video-cam space, which is actually getting pretty crowded with the new high-def offerings and all. Would you believe that a $400 […] Read more »

So you’ve got a Bluetooth-enabled phone loaded with killer digital tunes and you want to share. Calm down RIAA, I only meant that folks might want to play the media for others to hear….and not charge money….or transfer files. So like you can possibly plug in […] Read more »

Logitec (no, not that one) is offering some interesting external hard drives in 40-, 80-, and 160-GB capacity. The 5200 RPM drives by themselves are nothing new, they use a speedy USB 2.0 interface for transfers, have some shock protection built in and weigh about 170g. […] Read more »

That’s the question that Steve is asking over at Carrypad via an on-line poll. It’s a great question really because there’s little doubt in my mind that marketing efforts for UMPCs leave much to be desired. It’s as if the devices were simply put out there […] Read more »

The great folks over at iCube were generous enough to loan us a FlyBook V33i-ELV notebook and guess what arrived today? Yup, it’s here! This is the handheld notebook sporting a Pentium M 1.1GHz processor with 40 GB drive and 1 GB of RAM. Like a […] Read more »

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