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An announcement was made by Wizzard Media that will impact thousands of podcasters like us MobileTechRoundupers.  The company announced it has acquired Liberated Syndication, known to podcasters as Libsyn.  The Wizzard announcement states their intent is to improve content monetization and we’ll just have to see […] Read more »

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Zune Insider mentions a firmware upgrade from 1.2 to 1.3 for the Zune expected in the next few weeks. Unless there’s a surprise in the package, it doesn’t sound like any new or upgraded features in the mix, but there are some needed fixes and enhancements: […] Read more »

I have been using a T-Mobile Dash Windows Mobile 5 smartphone for almost a week now and enjoying the seamless web integration that T-Mobile has put into the Dash.  Push email, the T-Zones connectivity, even web browsing on the Dash has been a real joy.  I […] Read more »

That’s what Steve over at Carrypad found out after an e-mail conversation with the UMPC product manager. Obviously, Steve carries more weight than I do as I shot a note to the PM at Medion upon my return from CES; no answer yet unfortunately! Regardless of […] Read more »

We reported on the addition of traffic data on Google Maps for mobiles last summer and now the service comes to the desktop. Google announced this morning that traffic data would be available on Google Maps for about 30 U.S. cities, so I just hit ‘em […] Read more »

Three words: "It’s about time!". At this point, I wonder why most, if not all relatively new digital cameras don’t have a way to connect to a high-definition television set. Here’s why: at the highest HDTV standard, your television picture is about 2.1 million pixels per […] Read more »

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Two interesting BIOS updates have recently appeared for Origami specified UMPCs. One for the Samsung Q1 and one for the Asus R2H: Rory left a comment on our last post indicating that a UK Samsung site has a Q1 BIOS upgrade designated 20MA. Ctitanic gets a […] Read more »

I drive around town most days and almost every time I see a motorist do something stupid (and dangerous) I see the ever-present cell phone stuck to the side of the idiot’s head.  I wish we’d do something like the Scots who are now using speed […] Read more »

A driver in Los Angeles had plugged his laptop into the cigarette lighter and was apparently working while driving when he swerved into oncoming traffic and was killed when he plowed into a Hummer.  Police found his laptop still running (wonder what brand that was?) but […] Read more »

Poor Chris Leckness: he’s bouncing back and forth between touchscreen devices and non-touchscreen devices more than anyone I know! You get the benefit, however as he seems to be reviewing a new device every time I turn around. This time, he’s telling you why he dropped […] Read more »

It’s already been a year since the birthing of the best darn Tablet PC website, and it is amazing to see how far GottaBeMobile has come in just 12 short months. The ever expanding team should be proud of all they’ve accomplished.  The GBM team has […] Read more »

We heard from a jkOnTheRun reader in Alaska that Motion Computing is going to release a new Tablet PC soon.  According to our source who has requested anonymity, when asked when a current Motion owner should upgrade to a newer model the Motion representative said: “I […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 92 is 36:52 minutes long and is a 34 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 »

I know you didn’t miss Kevin’s great video review of the FlyBook v33i ultra-portable PC.  The FlyBook is a tiny titan with integrated WWAN and a nice swiveling screen.  Just about the only wishes Kevin had about the FlyBook was that it was a real Tablet […] Read more »

The wait for a Samsung UMPC with Vista pre-installed continues, but perhaps we’re in the home stretch. jkOTR reader Hector shot me a note over the weekend with a clipping from CDW’s site: the online retailer offers a Samsung Q1P with Vista for $1,299. The availability […] Read more »

Canon’s new PIXMA iP90v printer looks small enough to put in a large gear bag for a reasonable MSRP of $249.99. A few add-ons make it even more mobile: a user-installable Bluetooth module costs around $80, while for $99 more, you can add Canon’s Portable Kit, […] Read more »

I found this semi-amusing but of value to someone shopping for a Sony UX handheld. So many folks touted the UX as a much better ultra-mobile computer solution than the Origami spec’d devices because it has an integrated keyboard. I ask those folks: how long have […] Read more »

If you are attending the CeBIT show in Hannover March 14 – 21 you should be aware that Steve of the OrigamiPortal is planning a UMPC meetup.  The meetup doesn’t have a date, time or place yet but if you hop over to this thread you […] Read more »

If you’ve been a regular visitor to jkOnTheRun you know that my work sees me running around most days and Starbuck’s has been a frequent stop for years.  I first started frequenting the mega-coffee house(s) when they teamed up with T-Mobile and started offering WiFi.  Not […] Read more »

This has nothing to do with mobile tech but when I saw this on MicroPersuasion this morning I just had to pass it on.  This guy on YouTube does 200 impressions and he’s just amazing!  He does every character on the Simpsons and South Park, along […] Read more »

We’ve been talking about the Eleksen fabric keyboards for months and most of the keyboards we’ve discussed have been mere prototypes.  This combination UMPC case and keyboard seen in this video was easily the most interesting of the lot, until Eleksen produced the latest in the […] Read more »

We’ve been all over the evolution of the flash hard drive here on jkOnTheRun because of the impact it can have on mobile PCs in the areas of performance and battery life.  The largest capacity flash HDD was 128 GB until Adtron announced a new 160 […] Read more »

I don’t know where the folks at Gear Diary get all the stuff they give away.  If you don’t believe me, hop over and check out their biggest give-away ever.  They have 22 items up for grabs and it couldn’t be easier to enter, just leave […] Read more »

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