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Months ago we turned on the TypePad CAPTCHA because of the massive amounts of spam comments that jerks were posting.  People have complained about that but we don’t have hours a day to spend dealing with the crap that gets posted without it.  Yesterday it came […] Read more »

Wow, what an amazing accomplishment: can you believe that tomorrow will Ilium Software’s 10th Anniversary?!? I know I just realized that I’m not loading smartphone software much these days due to my UMPC usage, but when I was in the habit of loading third-party apps, my […] Read more »

Looking for a small Tablet PC that’s bigger than a UMPC but smaller than most other tablets? The LG C1 Tablet fits that bill with its widescreen 10.6-inch display and Jason Dunn provides an extensive review over at Digital Media Thoughts. There’s no question that the […] Read more »

Sounds like a good use for mobile tech to me: three Japanese cellular carriers are devising a cellphone alert  system to warn residents of earthquake activity. The idea is to quickly shoot out alerts after the primary quake because it’s often the secondary quakes that cause […] Read more »

While not everyone has or needs a truly mobile office, it’s always nice to see the setups that people use. I’ve recently shared mine, so jkOTR reader Hector shot me the above pic of his mobile cubicle. He features a Samsung Q1P running Vista, the Samsung […] Read more »

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I’m on a media kick today, so be forwarned! I’ve got the SlingPlayer Mobile beta client for Windows Mobile 6 running as I write this (more to follow on that) and I also see that you can now play YouTube vids in TCPMP on your Windows […] Read more »

Good news for Mac owners that for whatever reason have a PCMCIA card that just doesn’t seem to fit in that skinny ExpressCard slot: Duel Systems has a DuelAdapter beta driver for Mac OS X 10.4.9. We’ve covered the $119 DuelAdapter before and I now see […] Read more »

Gee THAT was quick! We got direct word from two resellers that they’re now taking pre-orders for the just announced Raon EVERUN. Take your pick from either Dynamism in the U.S. or Pocket PC Solutions in the U.K. as both already have product pages up. As […] Read more »

OK, it’s not like we didn’t know these were about to appear, but the good news is that you can actually order a new Lenovo X61 Tablet PC and expect to see it shipped about two weeks later. Hit up the product page for the new […] Read more »

While I was all tied up in marathon meetings yesterday Kevin was all over the Palm announcement of their new Foleo "smartphone companion".  I’ve been giving the Foleo a lot of thought and thought I’d share those thoughts with you, dear readers.  What to make of […] Read more »

Google just made mobile computers quite a bit more useful when offline with their new Google Gears beta. The official Google description is: A local server, to cache and serve application resources (HTML, JavaScript, images, etc.) without needing to contact a server A database, to store […] Read more »

You can tell the Apple iPhone launch is imminent: we’re starting to see handset availability announcements nearly every day. Earlier in the week it was RIM’s BlackBerry 8830 for Verizon; today it’s their small and light BlackBerry 8300 for AT&T, aka: The Curve. Starting tomorrow you […] Read more »

http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/271552687 If the official Microsoft video of Surface Computing didn’t whet your appetite, perhaps this one from Popular Mechanics will. I think that most mainstream folks are missing the concept of object interaction with this platform; there’s a great example of it in this video when […] Read more »

Holidays are great but they are usually followed by the dreaded short week.  Why dreaded?  Because there are only 4 work days this week here’s my schedule today: 8:00    Drive across town to first meeting (using TomTom One)9:00    Project review meeting (actually 3 projects […] Read more »

Marc Orchant is learning to think small and it’s about time (and space, and battery life).  His recent trip to NYC was done using this setup as his mobile office: This photo takes me back to my mobile office of old: Marc’s setup gets much better […] Read more »

Microsoft and Palm both have big announcements coming at the D conference today.  Speculation was rampant as word leaked out that both of these companies would announce innovative new hardware that would revolutionize the way we compute.  Pretty heady stuff and had the entire web wagging.  […] Read more »

<cue music> Wuh-oh, on the radio, oh-oh, on the radio.</cue music> Technology Bytes is a two hour weekly radio show on Wednesdays, 8 – 10 pm (CDT) on 90.1 FM KPFT in Houston and today I am going to be a guest on the show for […] Read more »

Gizmodo is reporting that at midnight tonight (EST) Microsoft will be announcing  "something totally new coming out of the Entertainment and Devices division, and it’s going to change the way people interact with technology."  This division is the one that produced the xbox 360 and the […] Read more »

Matt Hartley, whom I’ve respected and followed for some time, has an insightful perspective about the new Dell Tablet PC; more specifically, Matt likens the Tablet PC market to Dell giving Vista a second chance. He’s calling for the company to do something I’ve yet to […] Read more »

Ahh….White Chocolate Mocha in one hand and stylus pen in the other with a UMPC and Bluetooth keyboard in between. My Starbucks-hopping continues: today I’m trying the mobile lifestyle in the Quakertown, PA location up near Allentown. Aside from the new Starbucks and an in-progress Target, […] Read more »

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