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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

TechRadar offers up the first installment of a three-part interview with a Samsung R&D Engineer who shares news of Samsung’s UMPC plans. The company isn’t abandoning the UMPC market by any means and will continue to tweak the Q1 line with a refresh in the first […] Read more »

It seems to be raining EEE PC clones with a new subnotebook being released just about every week and this week it’s the IL1PC from CTL.  The IL1PC has the standard 7-inch screen but a 60 GB HDD and 1 GB of memory to run Windows […] Read more »

The benchmarkers amongst you will certainly appreciate what the EeeUser forums folks have done. They ran the ATTO Disk Benchmark application on various Eee PCs with different SSD memory configurations. The new 900-model Eee PCs come with both a 4 GB main SSD component and either […] Read more »

Well this press release makes perfect sense when you think about it. In fact, we probably should have seen this coming. Celio has just joined the Citrix Ready Program, making the REDFLY an even more attractive tool for the enterprise. And for those running a data […] Read more »

Reader Bob Kawaratani informed us that HP has released the Mini-Note for sale in Japan and at pricing competitive with the US pricing.  The high-end model with 2 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive and Vista Basic can be purchased for the equivalent of less […] Read more »

We cover a lot of different products here, hardware such as devices, gadgets and the like, and software that runs on that hardware.  We write a lot about both Microsoft and Apple products because that’s what we use every day. The recent coverage of my latest […] Read more »

Just yesterday I noticed that on my UMPC I couldn’t use the integrated webcams natively with Microsoft OneNote. After reading the various reader comments, I took a new approach this morning. I got to thinking how this wasn’t an issue in Windows XP, so I decided […] Read more »

Well my two sticks of new RAM arrived today and I’ve spent the past hour trying to get the MacBook Pro to work.  I now believe that the top slot, not the RAM but the slot itself, has been flaky.  I believe that because after swapping […] Read more »

You probably recognize N-trig, the folks behind the multi-touch solution in the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC. Well, they’re not literally behind it because if they were you’d never get a thing done with your notebook, right? Today, they’ve announced their DuoSense magic for larger displays […] Read more »

Considering the “on-again, off-again” nature of the free AT&T WiFi for Apple iPhone customers, this might be another spin down the same path. Still, I have to believe that AT&T has some type of plans to add WiFi access for the paying masses based on a […] Read more »

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