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One of the interesting things we watch about visitors to jkOnTheRun is what browser is being used for the access.  This lets us get a snapshot of how many people are using Firefox versus Internet Explorer.  The current statistic shows that Firefox is still gaining on […] Read more »

I said on the latest MobileTechRoundup podcast that I was sure I would be getting an iPod Touch, I just didn’t know when.  After reading Brighthand’s review of the newest iPod that may be sooner than I thought.  The reviewer covers all the basics and was […] Read more »

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Maybe that’s an exaggeration but look at the picture from this article at Tablet PC2.  I see something like 13 different Tablets and UMPCs and Linda Epstein has done her usual good job telling us what she likes and dislikes about each one.  She discusses important […] Read more »

Tonight Firefox installed a new updated version, I don’t know what it adds but let’s hope it fixes the hangups! One thing I know for sure, I’ve been using Internet Explorer quite a bit since Firefox has been acting up and boy, Firefox is sssooooooo much […] Read more »

I don’t know about you folks, but I’ve seen more mobile phone charging types than I care to see. You’ve got your proprietary ones, which I absolutely can’t stand. Yes, I’ve been known to NOT get a phone simply due to a proprietary charger. Mini-USBs are […] Read more »

A new service has rolled out in over 1,800 citiies in the US that lets cell phone owners get driving directions between two points using voice commands.  Dial Directions is as simple as dialing the service “DIR-ECT-IONS” (347-328-4667), speaking your location and desired destination (address, intersection, […] Read more »

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This past weekend I decided to completely unplug, so we took our kids to what’s billed as the fasted growing sport in America: DockDogs. We can argue the top-billing later; suffice it to say, this dog jumping contest had quite an audience at our local Cabela’s […] Read more »

We got some good commentary to the Firefox hangup post yesterday and a number of you said that your Firefox hangups were happening on Mac OS X only.  At the time of my original post I was only having the problem on the Vista version of […] Read more »

The newest Fujitsu UMPC, the u810, is now on sale at the Fujitsu US online store.  There are two configurations available, one with Vista Business and another with Vista Home Premium.  The two models otherwise seem to be configured the same and are priced at $1,099 […] Read more »

As a long-time Skype user, I’m constantly asked why I favor Skype over other VoIP clients such as Gizmo. Truth be told, I’ve had a Gizmo account for around two years and in the rare situation I do use it, it works very well. I typically […] Read more »

We kicked this one off last week and I’ll close it out in a day or two. With so many ways to add speedy WWAN or 3G cellular data functionality, which do you prefer? I’m still sold on a USB modem; yes, it can be bulky […] Read more »

I love Firefox but the past week it’s been killing me.  It’s a strange situation and searching on the web hasn’t turned up anything pertinent so I’m going to see if anybody else is experiencing this.  Firefox runs fine but sometimes in the middle of doing […] Read more »

One thing is for certain, any news about gear bags is a hot topic around these parts.  Finding the perfect gear bag is as important a quest as finding the perfect gadget.  You know I’m right about that.  Buddy Marc Orchant is now getting our gear […] Read more »

Yesterday was a typical weekend day at Mobile Tech Manor and I needed to get some serious writing done but the distractions were making that difficult.  There were carpets being steam-cleaned, furniture being rearranged and people in and out of the house.  I decided to head […] Read more »

Need a little wireless speaker system that can actually travel with you? Yamaha’s NX-B02 speaker set might be a little more than you want to carry at 170mm tall and 84mm wide, but c’mon: you’re a mobile warrior! These portable speakers have a 3.5mm input plug, […] Read more »

You probably wouldn’t edit Word docs too often on the Apple iPhone, but it’s nice to know you can. Yesterday, the feature was added to Glide Write 2.0, a service to access, edit, format, and share Microsoft Word docs on your phone. Some of the many […] Read more »

OK, after clicking on a bunch of links in the email and on the HP web site a clearer picture is emerging (I think).  It appears that the only thing shipping now is the extra travel A/C adapter.  Hence the 4 pounds of which I’m hoping […] Read more »

OK, now I am completely confused.  After my conversation with HP yesterday it was determined that the 2710p I ordered would likely ship at the end of this month.  I received an email from HP at midnight last night that totally confuses the situation: This was […] Read more »

When I ordered the HP 2710p last night from the HP web site it was strange that they wouldn’t indicate any estimated shipping date.  Today I received a phone call from HP confirming that I had indeed placed the order, something that’s a nice touch to […] Read more »

You can tell it’s a slow news day as James and I are currently using our mobile tech just for fun. We’re logged in to the ‘net over WiFi playing a game of Scrabulous on Facebook while having a Skype videoconference. While it’s certainly fun to […] Read more »

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