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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Matt Miller over the Mobile Gadgeteer has been beta testing T-Mobile’s new HotSpot@Home service and shares some of the details now that the program is public. The new service is an implementation of UMA, or Unlicensed Mobile Access, which allows you to seamlessly switch phone calls […] Read more »

HP’s hw6920 Mobile Messenger is Cingular’s Halloween treat for you next week. The smartphone handheld has support for the GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless data network and includes Wi-Fi, GPS, infrared and Bluetooth integration. The GPS will work with various software, but Cingular is touting the TeleNav GPS Locator, […] Read more »

Let’s face it: can you really "LIVEdigitally" without having the right RSS reader? I’m not sure you can and I don’t think Jeremy Toeman believes it either. That’s why Jeremy wrote up a very detailed RSS roundup over at his LIVEdigitally blog; Jeremy covers IE7 vs. […] Read more »

This one isn’t for the faint of heart, so BE CAUTIOUS! Alex was having noise issues with the fan inside his Toshiba M400, so he did what any good mobile geek would do: he hacked apart his Tablet PC and fixed the problem! The write-up isn’t […] Read more »

James is already seeing the benefit of a Solid State Drive, or SSD, in his Samsung Q1 UMPC and if prices keep dropping, you could too. CrunchGear stumbled across another SSD manufacturer that I hadn’t found yet; and trust me: I’ve been looking. Super Talent currently […] Read more »

Apple gave the official "you all know it’s coming, but now we can talk about it" announcement this morning: the Apple MacBook Pro is getting refreshed with Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor. Shipping starts next week directly through the Apple cart store. Expect to drop from […] Read more »

Sascha Segan goes where no geek has gone before: underwater with the the G’zOne phone from Verizon Wireless. This $299 CDMA offering is a ruggedized model made by Casio that’s advertised to stay intact in 3-feet of water for up to a half hour. Sascha pushes […] Read more »

Ever feel like you’re "chained to the phone"? Thanks to Nokia, you really can be with their HS-13W Wireless Image Headset. Funny thing is: only part of it is on your head; the rest is around your neck! This $299 Bluetooth device has a 128 x […] Read more »

Doug Berret just updated his WebGuide application to version 4 and this looks slick! WebGuide4 provides remote access to an XP Media Center PC or a Vista-based computer. Doug took the Media Center interface and adds powerful Electronic Program Guide features, plus mobile access via any […] Read more »

This woman likes the new Samsung A707 so much, she bought two of ‘em from Cingular! What’s not to like with a clamshell design that’s almost RAZR-thin and a marvelous looking display? It’s not just good looks on the outside; there’s fast HSDPA access a 2 […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 74 is 36:49 minutes long and is a 33.7 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 »

Have a burning desire to play your iTunes library from within the "10-foot interface" of Windows Media Center? Take a look at MCE Tunes, a third-party plug-in for WMCE computers that works with songs purchased from the iTunes store. MCE Tunes doesn’t decrypt the .m4a and […] Read more »

Due to some real-estate consolidation at my employer, I now desk share in the office twice a week; I’m at home the other three days. What’s the first thing I did at the new desk? Did I: A: Set up pictures of the familyB: Look out […] Read more »

Getting the inside scoop on what’s in someone’s gear bag is always a treat. Dan Costa is the CE Editor of PC Mag and he’s on the road covering the Pop! Tech show in Maine. So what’s in the bag? A ThinkPad X41; nice choice of […] Read more »

Gee, with a 16 GB USB flash drive, you could devote half of it for Vista’s Ready Boost and still store an iPod nano-worth of data. Transcend offers just such a mobile beast with their Jetflash TS16GJF2A. Aside from the massive amounts of storage and fast […] Read more »

There aren’t too many people that own multiple UMPCs, so it’s not often that we get a good comparison review between two of these devices. Ctitanic just received a Q1 not too long ago and shares many fair and honest thoughts about both devices in his […] Read more »

The CDU-550 USB EV-DO modem from Franklin Wireless garnered some attention soon after its release. A wireless broadband modem is a fantastic accessory for a notebook or UMPC that isn’t equipped with a PC card slot, so the CDU-550 fits a growing need. I noticed a […] Read more »

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is becoming quite the Linux-based Swiss Army Knife of ultra-portables. We’ve seen VoIP functionality added, the "Tablet OS" Edition, and now Nokia adds GPS courtesy of Navicore. If they can just add maid service for my house to the 770, I’ll […] Read more »

I can’t think of many better apps for a touchscreen UMPC than software that controls your home automation or media network. There are numerous software options out there, but one vendor, Cinemar, actually sells the Samsung Q1 preloaded with their MAINLobby client. The bundled package costs […] Read more »

Got a Windows Mobile device that sports a micro-SD slot, but doesn’t include integrated WiFi? Some WinMobile phones fit that category and thanks to Spectec, you can add 802.11 b/g connectivity via their SDW 823 card. No idea on the price and you’ll need SDIO support […] Read more »

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