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I got a hold of a loaner Nokia N80 Internet Edition phone over the weekend and decided to see what this baby can do. Bear in mind, I’ve been a full-time Windows Mobile user since 2000, which is actually before it was called Windows Mobile, so […] Read more »

I spent a fair bit of time at baseball games this weekend.  I attended games at Ebbetts Field, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field.  Did I fly all over the country (or back in time in the case of Ebbetts)?  Nope, my stepson was playing in a […] Read more »

Huge news for folks who don’t want or need expensive 3G data plans: Boingo is expected tomorrow to introduce a monthly $39 flat-rate WiFi plan. I’m paying roughly half of that, $20 a month, for my T-Mobile Hotspot plan that allows me Internet access. The difference: […] Read more »

Worried that somebody will walk off with your precious notebook while you step out for a few?  The Lock Alarm will let you get that coffee in peace and worry-free.  The Lock Alarm emits a 100 decibel siren if anyone tries to remove your notebook (or […] Read more »

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Most people don’t realize that Mobile Internet Explorer, the browser on Windows Mobile devices, has the ability to display at high resolution on VGA screens (Pro version).  Pocket PC Thoughts points out that it’s there and how to get it working so you can browse in […] Read more »

Here’s a OneNote setting I never stumbled across but William at The Student Tablet PC did: you can reduce the frequency of OneNote background activities to stretch that battery just a wee bit farther. Remember that similar to Vista and Windows Desktop Search for XP/2000, OneNote […] Read more »

I’ve never seen anything without electronics from Logitech, so this is surprising. Gadgetell says the company is kicking out two models just in time for back-to-school here in the U.S.: a backpack and a briefcase. Both are called the Kinetik and look to hold a notebook […] Read more »

Safari 3 for both Windows and Mac gets its second upgrade since the release a short 11 days ago. Although the project is a beta, you have to credit Apple for quick and seemingly constant updates. Yes I checked for ink support and no it’s not […] Read more »

The most disappointing thing about the Lenovo ThinkPad x61 that I’m using is how the extended battery makes it too wide to fit in my beloved Booq bag (sadly discontinued).  At least, that’s what USED to be a sad thing.  Today I decided to do whatever […] Read more »

Today I decided to try a new coffee shop near my house that I’ve driven by many times but never stopped.  It’s the Cafe Soleil at the corner of Louetta and Gettysburg in NW Houston.  No WiFi (I heart EVDO) but what could be better than […] Read more »

Got a webcam hooked up to your Windows XP computer? With whoosh!Cam, you can broadcast your pretty little self to data plan owners with Windows Mobile devices or standard phones that support Java. The free whoosh!Cam also provides a nice chat window so your fanatical groupies […] Read more »

Just a quick overview and update on the current Qualcomm chipset situation since we touched upon it last night with the Shangi-La Vista / Windows Mobile hybrid device. Qualcomm was found to have infringed on some Broadcom patents earlier this month. As a result, any new […] Read more »

Here I thought it was just the summer equinox here yesterday; no, this time of the year is clearly summer sync season because we’ve got yet another synchronization program announced. Laplink just released PDASync 4 which works for Palm OS and Windows Mobile devices. Unlike ActiveSync, […] Read more »

The LG Chocolate phone is all grown up now and LG has brought the Google to the audio player/ phone.  The LG KU580 is 3G enabled to better able you to access your Google GMail, Google Maps and Google search.  This little jewel even has a […] Read more »

If you have used devices like smartphones or UMPCs with passive digiters (touchscreens) and you’ve also used Tablet PCs with active digitizers you know that one of the useful functions you give up is the ability to hover.  That’s where you move the digitizer pen over […] Read more »

Rob Bushway of GottaBeMobile wanted a stand on his OQO so badly that he’s released a video showing him sniffing glue and defacing his OQO.  The end result is a nice little solution to the lack of a stand problem and Rob shows you what he […] Read more »

Although the overall reviews I’ve read of the Nokia N-series devices are fairly positive, one of the recurring themes I’ve seen is slow GPS system acquisition. GPS is one of those services I consider ‘on-demand’, meaning, when you need it, you pretty much need it quickly […] Read more »

Your notebook computer is good to you, always does what you ask of it, comes with you when you need company on the road.  Isn’t it time you did something for your laptop in return?  Maxx Mobile’s got your back with some cool and useful gifts […] Read more »

Scott Adams is one of the funniest people you’ll ever run across.  His Dilbert comic strips and books poke good fun at the corporate world because it’s so broken. Scott’s blog is a must read for me as he looks at life through that same demented […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 102 is 33:45 minutes long and is a 31 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 »

Giant computer makers Dell and Gateway have a habit of telling educational instituions about secret upcoming Tablet PCs and this time it’s Gateway spilling the beans about a new Tablet PC with a 14 inch screen.  The leak comes from my daughter’s alma mater the University […] Read more »

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