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Yep, the Tablet PC MVPs couldn’t get together without eating, it’s in our blood or something.  We had a great time over some good Italian food and the conversation was spectacular.  What’s nice about MVP meetups is hearing the various opinions about things and there was […] Read more »

The early Daylight Savings Time change only affected a few of our reader countries; how did it go? Any horror stories? I’m sure there were minor annoyances at most; I waited until the day off to apply the Windows Mobile patch and everything worked fine except […] Read more »

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Julie has a review of the LapDawg wooden laptop stand and it looks as though it helps keep the heat away from you. Most lapdesk accessories I’ve used often transfer the notebook’s heat to my lap, but the LapDawg is fully adjustable and actually never touches […] Read more »

We can debate iTunes vs. Zune Marketplace (vs. Yahoo! Music, Rhapsody, Napster, etc…) until the Beatles finally appear in one of them; in the meantime, if you’re a true audiophile, consider stopping by MusicGiants. MusicGiants provides a music download store filled with lossless recordings. Instead of […] Read more »

I am in Seattle for the Microsoft MVP Global Summit and while I’m not entirely sleepless between the time zone change and the Daylight Savings Time change yesterday my body was saying “time to get up” at 4:30 this morning.  While I have been awake with […] Read more »

So what does a blogger take to cover CeBIT? I know what I’d take but I’m not going. Steve is however and he shows you what’s in his gadget bag for the show thanks to a five minute video overview. His blogging tool of choice should […] Read more »

Oh, I just couldn’t help that title! Jenn has definitely one-upped my "Thumb-boards: is there really a need on UMPCs?" post with an awesome, ten reason rebuttal post. This is why I love the blogosphere: you get solid, rational discussion on key topics. Jenn: thumbs-up from […] Read more »

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Mobile curmudgeon Mike Cane found an OQO Model 02 on display in a store in NYC and he’s blogged his impressions.  Mike pays particular attention to the keyboard and screen so if you’re wondering how easy it might be to use an OQO you probably should […] Read more »

In about 4 hours I will be getting up and heading to the airport to Seattle. Next week is the Microsoft Global MVP Summit in Seattle and Redmond, a time when all MVPs get to meet with the various product teams and hang out together. The […] Read more »

Just about everyone knows by now that I am evaluating the new Vulcan FlipStart mini-notebook PC.  About as many people who know I need a good flood lamp for shooting video.  ;)  The only way you can properly evaluate a mobile PC is to take it […] Read more »

By now you might have noticed some changes here; our thought is that change is inevitable and good. We’re thrilled to announce we have a new partnership with Sena Cases, a top-notch custom case manufacturer for handheld devices; this is the first direct advertising relationship we’ve […] Read more »

Early in the week, The Consumerist ran a piece that we highlighted. If you missed the strategies from a ex-Verizon Wireless sales rep, you might want to hit redial and check it out. The Consumerist followed that post up this week with two similar items: one […] Read more »

I’ve been off-line for nearly three days due to business travel and missed tons of interesting news, but I’m slowly catching up on e-mail; this morning I saw the picture shown from the Game Developer Conference that wraps up today. I know that Josh Bancroft is […] Read more »

There hasn’t been anything more slippery than a good Vista driver for the P1610 audio driver.  The several versions that have appeared on the various Fujitsu support sites have gotten better each time but still had shortcomings, particularly in the microphone area.  I got an email […] Read more »

There is no doubt that Tablet PCs running Windows Vista are far and away better than those running XP, because there are a lot of features in Vista that take full advantage of the Tablet PC pen and digitizer interface.  MVP Craig Pringle has penned a […] Read more »

Geeks are, well, special people.  They don’t think like normal people and they get excited over the strangest things.  I’m not making fun of geeks since I’m firmly in that fraternity myself.  One thing I can tell you having run some large companies with geeks on […] Read more »

I’ve been really busy and couldn’t get something up about the Samsung Q2 that has appeared on engadget.  Thanks to the many of you who emailed me asking where our take on this device was.  It’s right here.  :)  This device is reported to be the […] Read more »

It was only last month that analyst Michael Gartenberg announced he was leaving Jupiter Research to join Microsoft as an “enthusiast evangelist”, a move that surprised just about everyone who has ever met Michael.  Well, it’s time for him to surprise everyone again so he announced […] Read more »

I get pretty cool toys to play with but I must admit Linda Epstein of Tablet PC2 gets the best Tablet PC toys.  She got her hands on the Toshiba R400 Tablet PC and has posted a nice overview of the device.  I saw the R400 […] Read more »

As nice as the recently announced Motion C5 is for healthcare professionals a new tablet style device from Emano Tec may be more appealing for daily usage.  The MedTab takes a different approach from the Motion device in a number of key areas that I think […] Read more »

Keyspan offers an interesting remote control solution for the Apple iPod; it’s a dock for your player and includes an RF remote complete with an LCD screen. The TuneView is geared for folks that use an iPod connected to their home stereo system, so if you’re […] Read more »

How could I forget that March is National Mindmap Month?!? *smacks head* OK, maybe it’s not, but it sure feels like it. Yesterday we mentioned the web-based mind-mapper Mindomo and today I see that ConceptDraw’s MINDMAP is the free software at Giveaway of the Day. This […] Read more »

Windows Mobile news and reviews are still kickin’ down in Louisville! Case in point: Matt Coddington just shot me a note about his review of NewsBreak 2.0 at Pocket PC Louisville. Looks like Ilium added solid podcast support, Windows Live integration and more to this Windows […] Read more »

Who better to provide consumer-friendly strategies for Verizon Wireless purchases than a former sales rep for the company? The Consumerist shares the insider information that could be quite useful if you’re a current or soon-to-be Verizon Wireless customer. Based on the sales strategies, you might save […] Read more »

Need a web-cam for an instant messaging Windows client? If you have a Symbian smartphone, Warelex’s Mobiola Web Camera software might help. The application installs on your Symbian device and also adds a corresponding webcam driver on your desktop or notebook. Once installed, you simply use […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 93 is 35:34 minutes long and is a 32.6 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 (Philadelphia) […] Read more »

The one annoying thing about NDAs and news embargoes is that they rely on all parties who know about a product ahead of time to keep mum about, like they promised.  PC Magazine jumped the gun (review since removed) on the Vulcan FlipStart so all embargoes […] Read more »

James, Matt and I recently chatted up Twitter, the new toy that all the cool kids are using. Obviously they don’t check your coolness at the door because they let us in, but hey….. Betsy over at TechSmith did a nice under five minute screencast of […] Read more »

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