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Skinning the small screen has been around since… well… since the introduction of a customizable small screen on a handheld. I remember some early efforts from years ago, but none of those can compete with these three freebies for the Blackberry Curve and Pearl. eVeek offers […] Read more »

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Sheesh.  Just when I got my MacBook Pro fixed and running well with a brand new logic board along comes Apple and the OS X update released today that bricked the MBP.  Yep, I was running fine and dandy and feeling good about everything on the […] Read more »

Yesterday Microsoft showed a few things about the next generation operating system, Windows 7.  First up they showed they can’t keep their self-imposed silence about it and just had to show a little of the forthcoming innovation in Windows 7.  This apparently means predominantly multi-touch, the […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 134 is 34 minutes long and is a 31.2 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 […] Read more »

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It’s no secret how much I love reading the New York Times on my Windows PCs using the Times Reader.  I like it so much I have long paid the annual subscription, and that says it all.  The only thing I haven’t liked about Times Reader […] Read more »

Got a Windows PC and a Zune digital audio player? With a few downloads and some elbow grease, you can get some games on your Zune now and it’s actually not all that difficult. I’m basing that statement on Steven Hughes’s step-by-step tutorial that I just […] Read more »

Much to my surprise at 4 this afternoon I got a call from the Apple store telling me the MacBook Pro repair was complete and I could pick it up.  I had an hour before our holiday guests started arriving so off I went and picked […] Read more »

I have to admit that I just got around to playing with Pageflakes recently and I’ve been pretty happy with it.  Pageflakes is one of those customizable browser portal pages that lets you build a page the way you want.  I have local weather and a […] Read more »

I’m taking a break and working on battery power on the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 notebook and with the power management set to Power Saver and the extended battery in place Vista is reporting the following battery life remaining at near 100%: Not too shabby.  :) Read more »

It’s been several days since I dropped off the MacBook Pro for the logic board replacement.  The Genius at the Apple Store told me it would be ready the next day which was three days ago but alas I have not heard from the cult since […] Read more »

One thing for certain one of the most important things for successful mobile gear operation is the battery.  No battery, no mobile in the gear.  Last night, after a delightful session recording the latest MobileTechRoundup podcast with Matt and Kevin, I went out to move my […] Read more »

I knew when I heard that Judie Lipsett of Gear Diary got a "replacement" MacBook Air that she’d be keeping it.  It was just a feeling but knowing Judie I put better than 50% odds that she’d keep it.  Getting the Beyza Cases Thinvelope to review […] Read more »

Remember Zinio’s digital magazine web app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch that hit us back in November? Looks like the response has been pretty positive as the app has been a popular staple in Apple’s top iPhone applications list. Since the iPhone SDK isn’t […] Read more »

Connectivity is key for mobile device users, especially for those that use web-based apps and services. A close second is offline capability, because there are times when you can’t or don’t want to be connected. I often turn off my WiFi or 3G radio to save […] Read more »

Houston’s own Dwight Silverman is now officially a TWiT as he recently guested on the great This Week in Tech (TWiT) podcast with Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, John C. Dvorak, and crew.  This is a well-deserved honor for Dwight who is one of the most knowledgeable […] Read more »

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