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Last month I pointed out that Mozilla’s Weave is wicked fast. Unfortunately for me, the fast syncing of passwords, bookmarks and more came at too big of a price –it’s also wicked resource intensive in my experience. Firefox is the only browser that causes the fan […] Read more »


Now that Apple has once again broken the Palm Pre’s ability to sync with iTunes as expected, folks are looking for options. I’m still cool with placing the phone in USB Mode and using drag-and-drop methods to move music, but not everyone wants a manual method. […] Read more »


Apparently, you can buy a decent external iPhone battery solution for $15 — or less. Fellow geek, Josh Bancroft, was leery of the MonoPrice offer, but decided to take the low-cost risk. And after reading his thoughts as well as some other reviews, I’m ready to […] Read more »

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The Google Android Developer Challenge for 2009 is complete with the announcement of the winning applications. The Challenge kicked off last year and awards gobs of money to the winners: $150,000 for the top overall app, for example. Eligible software titles mustn’t be in the Android […] Read more »


Welcome to our newest Monday feature — Android Ecosystem! As I mentioned last week, I was still trying to get the latest Android x86 build on my Intel Core Solo powered Samsung Q1UP. I literally just got it working this morning and it’s darn near usable […] Read more »


The crazy retail deals are still going strong today here in the U.S. During my daily check of Amazon for the MP3 special of the day, I noticed the e-tailer is offering any AT&T phone for a penny today. There’s also no activation fee, which saves […] Read more »

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MoTR 191 is 34:55 minutes long and is a 32.1 MB file in MP3 format. CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly. HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Who said “smartbook?” ;) Lenovo buys back the Lenovo […] Read more »


Here are some of today’s phone conversations I enjoyed reading or viewing on the web, along with some brief thoughts: An all-Google phone coming soon? (Times Online) — Rumors of a phone designed by Google surfaced last week — the device would obviously use Android, but […] Read more »

Here are some of today’s phone conversations I enjoyed reading or viewing on the web, along with some brief thoughts: T-Mobile discounts phones on Friday (T-Mobile) — Take your pick from the Motorola CLIQ, BlackBerry Bold 9700 with Wi-Fi calling or the Samsung Highlight — they’re […] Read more »

Gizmodo has a nice write up explaining how to backup your data from the major smartphone platforms that’s well worth the read. Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and webOS are all covered, so there’s something for everyone. I actually don’t backup my phones because all […] Read more »

It’s always a bad idea to compute without protection, but methods vary according to personal preferences. I’m a padded gear bag kind of guy myself, but you’re just carrying a netbook, that can be overkill. So how does one protect a naked netbook? These Hard Candy […] Read more »

Welcome to our newest Monday feature — Android Ecosystem! My own little experiment in running Android on an Intel Core Solo UMPC is about to take another step forward. The Android-x86 team has a new stable build that I’m downloading this very second. As I’ve shown […] Read more »

With Apple once again blocking the ability to synchronize iTunes music with Palm’s Pre and Pixi, it’s time for some of you to consider other options. I’m still happy with DoubleTwist or simple drag-and-drop methods to move music, but I noted a mention of MediaMonkey on […] Read more »

Our readers in Europe will be happy to hear this news — Spotify’s music streaming service is now supported on Symbian handsets from Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung, TechRadar reports. The mobile client joins Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch  as well as Google Android devices in Sweden, Norway, […] Read more »

It’s fairly difficult to find a sale on Apple notebooks on desktops. Apple rarely discounts its computing line, and online resellers usually require a rebate, if and when they offer a worthwhile discount. But last year, I took advantage of a pre-emptive Black Friday sale at […] Read more »


What the hackintosh community brings, Apple taketh away. And the hackintoshers then put it back. With the 10.6.2 Mac OS X update, Apple removed support for Intel Atom CPUs, so all of those netbooks running Snow Leopard lost their spots. A modified kernel brings back support, says […] Read more »

Here are some of today’s phone conversations I enjoyed reading or viewing on the web, along with some brief thoughts: TomTom for iPhone gets voicevoice (TomTom) — $99 for an iPhone navigation app is a bit steep for me, but there are some new features to […] Read more »

Google’s Chrome OS might have the focus today, but Qualcomm made sure that people don’t forget about Android. The company showed off a smartbook concept made by Quanta and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. Although this is the same chipset running in some high-end smartphones, the […] Read more »


I’m on a bit of a camera kick this morning. Just after I scored a $299 Panasonic 1080p camcorder from Amazon today, I caught Sal Cangeloso’s thoughts about – a camera lens rental service. I’ve been using my Canon EOS Rebel T1i for months, but […] Read more »


Here are some of today’s phone conversations I enjoyed reading or viewing on the web, along with some brief thoughts: Google’s real phone is yet to come? (TechCrunch) — That’s the alleged inside scoop from yesterday, although today the rumor was softened a bit to include […] Read more »

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