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The SyncMasterMagic CX719TD is a 17 inch flat screen with an electromagnetic digitizer that can be manipulated with a pen. It looks like Samsung is creating the innovative monitor strictly to provide an enhanced interface not requiring a mouse. I can’t think of a use for […] Read more »

Author Scott Sigler first made news when he decided to release his book EarthCore as a weekly podcast last year. Sigler produced the audio book himself and released it a few chapters at a time via podcast and garnered 10,000 subscribers. The innovative author has now […] Read more »

People who currently read ebooks will tell you that they don’t want to go back to paper books. There are many small mobile gadgets like smartphones and PDAs that make excellent ebook readers and users can take them virtually anywhere so the current ebook being read […] Read more »

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Call me warped but I find it extremely amusing that Microsoft is giving MacBook Pros and iPods away in a contest to promote Office 2004 for the Mac. OK, maybe it’s not that funny but it sure tickles me. There are actually a lot of cool […] Read more »

A company is hand building Mac Tablets from new iBooks (thus the iTab moniker) and selling 100 of them on eBay. The iTab is built one at a time from modified Apple iBooks. It has the same specs and hardware as the originating iBook (except for […] Read more »

The Mozilla group has just released a new version of their open source web browser Minimo. The new version supports Windows Mobile 5.0 and is optimized to provide a small footprint and a good web browsing experience on small screens. The Minimo website has a picture […] Read more »

I don’t know how useful this might be but Yappernut has introduced the YapperMouse which is a fully functional optical mouse that doubles as a Skype handset. In Skype mode the YapperMouse can either be used as a handset or as a speakerphone and even has […] Read more »

Mobile devices that are centered around cell phones are gaining in popularity in the corporate world as the capabilities of these gadgets has advanced. Many business users now leave the corporate laptop at home and take the smartphone with them on short trips. The ability to […] Read more »

Mark Payton of The Vermont Slate has published the first part of a series, A Thousand Subtle Things, that looks at all the little things that makes working with a Tablet PC so special. His contention is that a lot of little things make the big […] Read more »

When Microsoft released the current version of the Windows Mobile operating system they included a feature that customers had been wanting for a long time, push email. Push email can be described simply as the ability to receive email as soon as the sender shoots it […] Read more »

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Inventor David Bubar has received US Patent No. 6,875,913 for his collapsible musical keyboard. The Foldup Keyboard™ is intended to make work a lot easier for musicians who carry a keyboard around on gigs. It seems to me to be particularly useful for musicians who also […] Read more »

I just found this new Yahoo Widget, ShootIt, in the Widget Gallery. ShootIt is a total time waster and all it does is let you shoot your desktop with a mouse or pen. It puts nice bullet holes through your desktop with some nice loud shooting […] Read more »

Kevin Tofel has tagged me in the Four Things meme so here’s my entry: Four jobs I’ve had: Roofer (summer job as a teenager in Houston- permanently fried my brain) Ladies shoe salesman (best job I ever had as a teenager) Seismic Imaging consultant Writer Four […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to head over to the MoTR site and listen directly.MoTR 27 is 34:32 minutes long and is a 23.8 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick. HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin […] Read more »

Steve Richards has posted an awesome book review of Daniel H. Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind”. Steve’s review is unique because he did the whole thing in MindManager, something very appropriate for a review of Pink’s book which discusses the skills that will be needed […] Read more »

Top Stories: Join the Mobile PC Advisory Council Putting a Tablet PC system together for musicians Two new Tablet PC demo videos USA Today says demand for digital textbooks surprisingly low Bridging the gap between techie and mainstream consumers Good overview of Web 2.0 apps Paperless […] Read more »

I am one of those shoppers who likes to do online research about a book or product before I make a purchase. I find blogger reviews especially useful to help make a decision if a particular item is worth buying or not. Toshiba in Japan has […] Read more »

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Palm Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) are showcasing the new Palm(R) Treo(TM) 700w smartphone, the first Treo smartphone to run the Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 operating system, this week at the HIMSS 2006 Annual Conference & Exhibition, […] Read more »

Frank Gocinski posted of his difficulties getting connected in an airport to reply to some important email. 55 minutes to detect the wireless provider in the airport, connect, authenticate, wait for my antivirus software to update (it hogs the pipe when it’s downloading), open up Outlook, […] Read more »

A message from Microsoft: Your knowledge and feedback are vital to our success! Microsoft’s Mobile PC User Research team is building a panel of customers who use mobile computers such as Tablet PCs in order to better understand what is important to you. This is a […] Read more »

Hugh Sung is a professional musician on the faculty of a small music conservatory who uses the Tablet PC extensively in his work and play. He has written a series of articles on his blog (Category- Getting Started) that describe how any musician desiring to incorporate […] Read more »

Darren of Tablet Minds is determined to spend this weekend learning the ins and outs of using MindManager on his Tablet. Drop by and give him some encouragement to help him achieve his goal. You can do it, Darren! Read more »

The Tablet PC videos just keep on coming as Tablet MVPs Tracy Hooten and Craig Pringle have each released a new one. Tracy’s video accompanies her version 2.0 of her OneNote Planner template system and in the video she shows the templates and how to use […] Read more »

An article that appeared in USA Today this week about the disappointing sales of university textbooks in digital form shows how uphill the battle can be for supporters of e-textbooks like Tracy Hooten and Eric Mack (among others). The article recounts how a Brown University student […] Read more »

Ken Morse, VP of Scientific Atlantic recently mentioned that adding voice recognition capability to home video systems may happen soon. Home entertainment systems are becoming ever more difficult to operate with the growing numbers of cable boxes, DVRs and video on demand in the home. Imagine […] Read more »

How many of your friends regularly use mobile gadgets at home? I am referring to PDAs, smartphones, notebook computers, and Tablet PCs. One of the things I notice is once you leave the insular world of IT and mobile technology you rarely see “regular” people using […] Read more »

Fellow Houstonian Kent Newsome has been looking at various Web 2.0 apps and has written six posts (so far) detailing what he likes and dislikes about each one. There are some good programs in Kent’s list I was not familiar with so if you, like me, […] Read more »

Eric Mack and Tracy Hooten have released the fourth and final part of the Paperless Challenge Podcast. In this series of podcasts the duo have recounted their experiences and lessons learned from going paperless with their Tablet PCs. This is a great series for those who […] Read more »

The guys from Skylook ( gave me this coupon to pass on to my readers: FROMJAMES It will get you 20% off any Skylook license if used within 14 days.  If you haven’t heard of Skylook before, here are some of the things it can do […] Read more »

I have written about the utility of hosted Exchange Server accounts for years because such service is extremely useful for mobile device users. Most companies charge varying amounts for these accounts but a new company is offering free Exchange Server accounts. Mail2web provides a free email […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to head over to the MoTR site to listen directly.MoTR 26 is 32:11 minutes long and is a 22MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick. HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. […] Read more »

The Palm OS has not been updated in several years, something that is usually a death knell for mobile devices as users are always clamoring for new features. The infamous Palm OS 6 (Cobalt) has never seen the light of a PDA screen, a fact that […] Read more »

Spb Softwarehouse has released a new backup solution for Windows Mobile devices. Spb Backup has an intuitive user interface and offers full, partial, and scheduled backups for any Windows Mobile device running Windows Mobile 2002 and later (including Windows Mobile 5). I am using it to […] Read more »

Hold on. Before you go off looking for the rumored Office Live versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint there is something you should know. Office Live has nothing to do with the Microsoft Office productivity suite, even though it’s been rumored to consist of online versions […] Read more »

BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 14, 2006 — Today, during a keynote address at 3GSM World Congress 2006, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp., announced the upcoming availability of Microsoft® Office Communicator Mobile for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005. Based on the user interface of the […] Read more »

UTStarcom announced their MobileCard technology at 3GSM that aims to bring very cheap mobile phone handsets to the consumer. The MobileCard is a smal and light module that plugs into a phone shell, thus letting consumers take everything with them when they switch phone shells. I […] Read more »

Skype has released version 2.0 for Windows Mobile devices in two flavors, one for processors 312 MHz and slower and another for faster CPUs. The change log doesn’t show what might have changed in this official release from the beta release I have been using for […] Read more »

Microsoft MVP Tracy Hooten has produced a video demo of a group of programs that she uses at school. She shows how she works with GoBinder, Acrobat, MindManager, VirtualTI, My Font Tool, and Equation Writer. It’s a great demo so if you are wondering how the […] Read more »

Microsoft joined forces with Cingular, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone to announce the availability of the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) for all their Windows Mobile 5.0 customers. The MSFP is the upgrade that enables true push email when coupled with a Microsoft Exchange Server running […] Read more »

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