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Sammy has arrived safe and sound in Irving, Texas as you can see by the UPS tracking. UPS did their part, now the question is: how long will it take Samsung to do their part. Since the internal power converter appears hosed in Sammy, I expect […] Read more »

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Gotta Be Mobile caught the review over at CNET, which pegs the hp tc4400 at an average 6.6 out of 10. On the bad side, CNET cited the lack of a built-in optical drive; something I personally would rather not see in a Tablet PC. My […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 87 is 31:40 minutes long and is a 29 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’ve been meaning to mention for a week but kept forgetting so I’ll mention it now.  If you are using the TomTom One Navigator like I am then you should be aware that TomTom has recently released updated maps  (North America) that you can order on […] Read more »

What goes better with computing than a good cup of Joe to keep the geek firing strong during those late night sessions?  What if you could get a mouse that doubles as a working coffee mug?  You could mouse away and sip at the same time.  […] Read more »

It’s no secret that I think that voice input and speech recognition in mobile devices will some day revolutionize the way we get things done.  While speech recognition is not quite there yet it is very close and in certain limited functions can be ra eal […] Read more »

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This will only be of interest to bloggers but today a new version of BlogJet was released (finally).  Version 2.0 has a total interface overhaul and looks pretty good so I upgraded ($20) and am using it to post this item.  I have been using BlogJet […] Read more »

At 1.2 kilograms with a 10.6-inch screen, I think it’s acceptable to call the Fujitsu P7230 an ‘ultraportable'; just don’t call it yours if you live outside of Taiwan, since that’s where it was released today. At a U.S. price of just over $2,000, it’s not […] Read more »

Call me crazy, but I just haven’t gotten excited about the HTC Athena. I think there’s a market for a larger sized Windows Mobile device with a 5-inch VGA screen, but is it trying to be too much for too broad an audience? Yes, some folks […] Read more »

We’ll have to see how this new chipset performs in the real world, but the newly announced Via VN896 should add greater capabilities to notebooks and UMPCs; updates include: "The VIA VN896 chipset features the VIA Chrome9™ HC integrated graphics processor (IGP) featuring a DirectX® 9.0 […] Read more »

Just a quick note that I received an e-mail from Samsung Customer Service as promised in my conversation with them on Monday. The note included a link to an on-line, printable UPS return label, which I now have a hard copy of. I’m heading off to […] Read more »

Here in the U.S., as well as in a few other countries I believe, we’re extending Daylight Savings Time this year by roughly four weeks over the current standard. Microsoft has some documentation on the impact to your Windows Mobile handheld and one kind soul created […] Read more »

I know what you’re thinking: "Of course they put the ‘n’ in Centrino; otherwise it would be called ‘Cetrio’ and what kind of name is that?!?" Ah, but I meant 802.11n! Now that the draft spec is near ratification, Intel has adopted it in their Centrino […] Read more »

Daniel (aka: ThoughtFix) has a nice review of the Sprint Novatel U720 USB modem; this is the device that supports Sprint’s EV-DO Rev. A network. A USB modem is a great option for a UMPC or other mobile device that doesn’t have a PC-Card slot, so […] Read more »

I’ve written about the growing problem of having gear stolen from cars during lunch, even when left "safely" in the trunk.  An email this morning from Lee Miller, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the TabletKiosk roadshow back in November, reiterates why I never […] Read more »

I take a lot of notes.  Every day, over and over, I attend meetings and make phone calls that require me to take notes that are useful reference tools for me.  Every day I must refer back to some note I took during a meeting to […] Read more »

Today I am on a mission for faster EV-DO.  Not that the EV-DO I have been enjoying for a couple of years is not fast enough but we all know that in all things Internet the faster the better.  Verizon has been quietly rolling out the […] Read more »

Maybe I love this concept Swatch watch just because I’m a big cycling fan, but it’s sleek and simple. No fancy bells and whistles, no Bluetooth module, no MP3 player built in, none of that. It’s just a watch that I like. Of course, it looks […] Read more »

That 3G is really gettin’ around! Samsung just plopped HSDPA support inside their VLUU i70 camera so you can shoot your pics twice: once through the lens and once over The Internets! The i70 offers a 3x optical zoom and a more-than-adequate 7.3 megapixel sensor. Adding […] Read more »

MobileWhack has this interesting pic that appears to be a secondary display for your computer, but details are between slim and none. It looks like it could be a Windows SideShow display for RSS feeds, PIM info and whathaveyou, but all we have is a small […] Read more »

Sharing the battery tests on the Q1P earlier today led to quite the revelation: Samantha appears to have an LED backlight. Weren’t we just discussing that technology yesterday? It’s already made an impact on my mobile device because the Q1P looks to get at least an […] Read more »

It was a pleasure meeting Judie of Gear Diary at the CES in Vegas, albeit briefly, and since returning from Vegas she has blogged an unboxing of the Fujitsu T4215 Tablet PC that showed up while she was at the CES.  Judie’s posted a lot of […] Read more »

What can I say, I’m on a battery kick today. Right after posting the Q1B battery results, I read this article over at Technology Review. Most of the focus on power for hybrid or electric vehicles, but these quotes left me wanting more in terms of […] Read more »

Yesterday, I got a request from Jose over at palmInsider; Jose asked if I could run a battery test on Samantha so he could compare the results on his Celeron-based Samsung Q1. I did one better because I ran BatteryEater on Sammy way back in August […] Read more »

If you were wondering if the Linksys iPhone is real or just smoke and mirrors to prevent Apple from using the iPhone name something I saw right here on jkOnTheRun this morning proves that Cisco’s claims are for real: See, if Google Adsense says it’s true […] Read more »

Nothing beats the smell of fresh Vaja case leather, the more leather the better.  You MacBook owners (Matt) should note that Vaja ha released their Classic Jacket for MacBooks and MacBook Pros.  Take a look at this: Is that nice or what?  The Vaja Classic Jacket […] Read more »

I’m pretty hooked on that Google TXT search for finding business addresses and phone numbers; in fact, I just demonstrated it at a family birthday over the weekend. Who knew we’d get together to celebrate a birthday and need to find the nearest fish market? TechCrunch […] Read more »

jkOnTheRun reader Dave Jansen just sent me a great offer he received from OQO. Owners of the original OQO (Models 01/ 01+) who preorder the cool new Model 02 before March 31st will get the awesome docking station with a dual layer DVD burner ($399 value) […] Read more »

This continues the chronicle of my mobile Monday.  As we left our hero he had just hit the 6:30 am mark which found him in his office in the Big Oil Co.  I have set up for the morning at my desk where the Fujitsu P1610 […] Read more »

Every opportunity there is to squeeze some power savings out of components is one that should be taken. Over the past two years or so, the focus was on processors that use less juice; that’s sure to continue with the upcoming chipsets, but another area is […] Read more »

I’ve used QtParted and other freebie partition tools in the past, especially in my Linux adventures, but GParted is also worth a timely mention. It found its way onto Lifehacker just today and given the fact that some folks may be slowly meandering over to Vista […] Read more »

From an engineering standpoint, the Samsung Ultra Edition 5.9 phone is no doubt a marvel. The Unwired View points out that this successor to the X820 loses 15% of its "bulk" by slimming down to just 5.9mm thin thick. There’s no compromise on features in this […] Read more »

One week left before the Vista launch and Download Squad provides a Vista tip worth sharing: Outlook Sidebar Gadgets. If you hit the Windows Live Gallery and search for Outlook Gadgets, you’ll see three: Outlook Info, Outlook Upcoming Appointments and Outlook Tasks. There’s some overlap here, […] Read more »

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