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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Warner Crocker has published an overview that demonstrates the use of OneNote on his Tablet PC to conduct interviews of actors for Wayside Theatre where he works. He shows how he combines notes, PDF files and video recorded in OneNote to capture the essence of an […] Read more »

Siedio has released an extended battery for the Treo 650 and 700w that provides 33% longer talk and standby time over the battery included with the Treos. What makes this really cool is the fact the extended battery is the same size as the original so […] Read more »

Chris de Herrera of Tablet PC Talk recorded two demos at the Microsoft Mobile Platforms Partner Briefing and he has posted them on his site. The first shows Loren Heiny demonstrating many of the things you can do with his Jumping Minds InkGestures program and is […] Read more »

Podcast buddy Kevin Tofel is showing us a before and after look at ink to text conversion in Windows Journal. He has posted his ink note along with the resultant text conversion unedited. He promises to do the same with Microsoft OneNote in the future. Looks […] Read more »

Head over to the podcast site to listen directly (19.3 MB, 56 minutes) or Subscribe to the show with this link  (RSS) Marc Orchant and James Kendrick are back with a look at the past week’s big news in the Tabletscape.  Marc explains about the Google […] Read more »

Top Stories: New version of TopDesk adds window flipping Building a virtual cubicle Cool screencast of ActiveWords and TEO Office Evolution now on ZDNet The UMPCs are coming Toshiba M400 Tablet PC appears on the Toshiba online store Om Malik and the ThinkPad Tablet PC CalliGrapher […] Read more »

I have received a lot of comments on the post I made yesterday that depicted what appeared to be a case of TUAW changing the source on one of their posts. The TUAW blogger who made that post has commented on this blog and in a […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to head over to the MoTR site and listen directly.MoTR 25 is 35:12 minutes long and is a 24.1 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 »

TG Daily first mentioned that several OEMs are hard at work on the Ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) that Microsoft told partners about a week or so ago. Samsung was listed as one of those OEMs working on a handheld device and this morning comes word (and a […] Read more »

St. Louis-based Vivid Sky has announced the SkyBox service to provide enhanced viewing at sporting events. The service is coupled with a 17 ounce device that connects via WiFi and gives fans at sporting events full access to player stats, instant replays, and in the case […] Read more »

I am pleased to say that I have accepted a position on the DualCor Board of Expert Technical Advisors (BETA). The DualCor BETA is a group of well-known people in the mobile technology sector that have been gathered to advise DualCor on technical matters having to […] Read more »

Eric Mack has released the third in the podcast series covering his recent paperless challenge. Tracy Hooten joins him again as they continue the discussion on the challenges of going paperless with a Tablet PC as the foundation. Interesting discourse on the Tablet PC “distraction factor” […] Read more »

Joseph DeRuvo is a professional photographer who couldn’t wait for Apple to make a Tablet so he built one himself. He’s been using it for a while and now wants to fund a new model so he’s put his “iTablet” up for sale on eBay. It’s […] Read more »

Head over to the podcast website to watch or subscribe below (WMV format, 1024×768, 17.6 MB, 14.5 minutes) In keeping with the Tablet PC demo meme I decided to show a bunch of things I do regularly on my Tablet PC in this special video edition […] Read more »

uberGizmo is reporting that Pharos Ostia GPS navigation software works fine on the Treo 700w. They have posted a full review of the Pharos software working on the Treo 700w with photos and lots of screen images. Read more »

Fujitsu’s tiny P1510D Tablet PC with the 8.9 inch touch screen is a cool device. Small and light so you can carry it anywhere but it’s a full Tablet PC that you can also use with your finger on the screen. Does it stack up to […] Read more »

Long-time (as in forever) Mac enthusiast and general tech guru Om Malik has been test driving a Lenovo X41 ThinkPad Tablet PC and to everyone’s surprise (everyone except current Tablet PC users) he really likes it. Despite the WindowsXP, I found myself liking the new Tablet […] Read more »

Head over to the MoTR site and listen directly.MoTR 24 is 30:05 minutes long and is a 20.7 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 C. Tofel TOPICS:Dell […] Read more »

Rob Bushway and Lora Heiny have both noticed the appearence of the newest Toshiba Tablet PC, the Portege M400, on the Toshiba online store. I just checked and the pre-configured model (M400-S933) is the only model available, which is a single core CPU (1.66 GHz) with […] Read more »

Bill Gates and Intel CEO Paul Otellini set the stage last year with discussion about the Haiku and Ruby ultra-mobile prototypes. These ultra-mobile handheld computers fueled a lot of anticipation and discussion over the year as it began to look like such devices might be appearing […] Read more »

Marc Orchant’s new blog on ZDNet has now gone live and you want to make sure you bookmark this one. Marc promises to discuss the mobile office/ productivity space with his usual professionalism and insight. Marc is a great friend and I am excited to see […] Read more »

Rob Bushway has posted an excellent video that demonstrates the power of using ActiveWords together with Tablet Enhancements for Outlook (TEO) together on a Tablet PC. He recorded the video with Camtasia, no doubt one of the best programs available for recording demos like this. Rob […] Read more »

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