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Seems like regular phones are getting "smarter" all the time thanks to services like this. Google Calendar users can send an SMS to "GVENT" or "48368" with appointment information. You’ll get a confirmation SMS reply and your Google Calendar will be updated with the event information. […] Read more »

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It’s 7 am and I am sitting in the Jury Assembly room that looks like it can hold about 500 prospective jurors. There are only about 10 of us so far. I am prepared for hours of sitting around with the Fujitsu P1610 and Verizon EVDO […] Read more »

Tag, I’m it. James tagged me in this blogspheric get-to-know-you game; I’d hate to be a spoil sport and not reply, so here goes: I owned three cars before I even had a license to drive. All three were Ford Mustang’s from the 1960′s; my father […] Read more »

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This HP prototype eBook device spotted over at MobileRead might be the most impressive standalone reader I’ve seen yet. It looks to me like a thin slate-like tablet that’s around 10 inches wide by 8 inches high; just guesses on my part. The current prototype uses […] Read more »

When the iPhone was released it was semi-surprising that it’s missing one feature iPods have traditionally had: the ability to use the device for external file storage and access. Given the consumer-laden target audience of the phone, perhaps Apple didn’t want to sacrifice the elegant simplicity […] Read more »

Steve Paine applies his review expertise to the Raon Digital Everun and it’s clear to me that this device provides a significantly better experience than its predecessor. The Vega was pretty ground-breaking, but the Everun appears so much more capable as well as upgradeable. Folks that […] Read more »

InfoWorld has published an article that covers expanding notebook PC sales in June.  The major laptop manufacturers shipped 2.8 million units in June, a princely number.  The article states that the surge in sales is due to the large number of consumers waiting for the latest […] Read more »

If nothing else, the iPhone has definitely shown the benefit of a higher resolution screen on an Internet-capable handset. Handset manufacturers likely agree as DigiTimes is reporting that Taiwan handset panel makers are heading towards higher res screens. After using an iPhone this morning and having […] Read more »

I should have seen this coming but I didn’t.  Hopefully my wife won’t see it either.  Verizon Wireless is now offering a phone case made by Dooney & Bourke for $50.  According to I4U the case is available now and should be available in Verizon Wireless […] Read more »

I’m sure most Palm users are already familiar with or use VersaMail, but it’s always good to know what other options are out there for e-mail. Palm-Mac points out Krome, which looked so much like Outlook I almost did a double-take. Krome doesn’t appear to have […] Read more »

Marc Orchant has tagged me in the "8 random things" meme (I’ll get you for this) so here are eight random things about me: I’ve been to Paris 11 times. The longest trip I’ve been on was 20+ hours flying from Houston to Muscat, Oman.  I […] Read more »

Thank goodness for the loose FCC files to keep us informed as to what’s really probably going on in the world of mobile tech.  Case in point, the FCC has details of an upcoming BlackBerry that includes integrated WiFi and quad-band GSM.  And you know what […] Read more »

The Santa Rosa Express train continues: today it’s Fujitsu-Siemens with a new four pounder, the ESPRIMO Mobile U9200. At first I thought it was the ESKIMO with a name like that, but we’ll see how cool this runs with configuration options ranging from an Intel Celeron […] Read more »

This is probably old news, but somehow I missed the fact that Samsung is starting to adopt podcast players on their phones, following Nokia, who offers a nice podcatcher for S60 devices. The first Samsung phone with podcast service is the UpStage; dual-sided phone and digital […] Read more »

While this won’t help with e-mail indexing on the Google servers, it will provide a small modicum of privacy on your GMail communications. UneasySILENCE points out the Greasemonkey script called GMailEncrypt and the relatively simple steps for the encryption and security key generation. You’ll need Firefox […] Read more »

No secret here, I have been an eReader kind of ebook guy for years.  It has been on every PC and every phone I’ve had running Windows Mobile.  My big lament with the S60 phones was not having a version of eReader Pro that would run […] Read more »

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