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Microsoft has released the final version 7.0 of the MSN Messenger chat program and are taking Skype on with some of the new features in Messenger.  The ability to make video calls to other Messenger users is now as simple as hooking up a webcam and […] Read more »

Ars Technica has looked at all the major desktop search tools available and written a very thorough review and comparison of the programs.  They review the following search tools:  Google Desktop, Copernic Desktop, MSN Desktop Suite, Yahoo Desktop and Ask Jeeves Dekstop Search.  This a thorough […] Read more »

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Looking for portable speakers with a subwoofer?  This review of the Tritton Sound Bite Portable Speaker System seems to like the small, light one piece design of the speakers.  Designed to be used with notebook or Tablet PC computers, the Tritton connects via USB and delivers […] Read more »

I have been following Eric Mack’s process for purchasing a Tablet PC and I am looking forward to seeing what he writes on his blog about the Tablet after he gets it.  In true Eric fashion even though he hasn’t received his Tablet PC he is […] Read more »

In what can only be described as a most timely move, UAddict today reports that the Sony Support Site has posted the drivers for the US U750P.  The new site also has a lot of support information for Sony U owners and is a must stop […] Read more »

My Sony U750P is a brick right now. Yesterday I was doing some partition merging with Partition Magic and it choked in the middle.  I have used Partition Magic for years and never had a problem but my number finally came up.  The process aborted with […] Read more »

MSNBC reports that IBM has released the next generation notebook computer to replace the X40.  The X41 features an updated processor (1.5 GHz Dothan), biometric fingerprint security, 512 MB RAM and a 40 GB hard drive.  The whole package weighs just 2.7 pounds making it great […] Read more »

Mobile technology makes it possible to work productively no matter where the individual might be and more companies than ever before are outfitting their professional workers with the mobile tech gear to make that easier.  The proliferation of BlackBerrys, Smartphones, Tablet PCs, pagers and laptops makes […] Read more »

HDTV is one of those technologies that spoils you once you try it and it is no surprise that companies are racing to the market with products to capitalize on the growth of HDTV.  NEC has developed a small transceiver to go with their new transmission […] Read more »

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A new preview version of OrangeGuava is now available for those users who can’t wait to try the new features.  To participate in the beta email the developer at  beta at orangeguava dot com.  Here’s a list of the new features as found on the developer’s […] Read more »

Marc Orchant is back as co-host and Tablet mayhem ensues. MindManager is one of the main topics of the day as we discuss unusual ways mind maps can be useful. OneNote tips and tricks that can be used on any computer are covered including a screen […] Read more »

Skype has released a new version of the VoIP program for the Pocket PC.  New features are going to be well received by Pocket PC users, especially those with VGA screens.  Here’s the feature list from Skype: feature: ability to leave Skype Voicemail feature: SkypeIn support […] Read more »

Microsoft has released the Experience Pack for the Tablet PC (English language only) and all Tablet owners should grab this now.  The Pack brings six programs and every one is a winner.  The new Snipping Tool has been anxiously awaited for a while and it is […] Read more »

April Fools articles ran rampant on April 1 as they usually do, in fact I ran one here on jkOnTheRun.  My intent with a spoof article like the one I wrote is to entertain and not to fool readers into thinking it’s a real story.  I […] Read more »

BeOS was an alternative operating system that was designed from the ground up to be a good multimedia platform.  The OS would boot in 15 seconds on any hardware and was rock solid in performance.  It was a real shame when Be Inc. went out of […] Read more »

When pictures and information about the next version of Windows Mobile, code named Magneto, leaked onto the web many people (myself included) were less than impressed.  A lot of people have been somewhat disappointed with the lack of whiz bang new features that you might expect […] Read more »

Copernic has moved quickly to fix the problem with the Desktop Search application that was having problems on Tablet PCs.  They have given me permission to post the download link to a new program build which fixes the problem with the flickering desktop bar.  It is […] Read more »

I am thrilled to inform you readers that I have received a Microsoft MVP award.  The Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) program is best summed up on the MVP website: The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Program recognizes and thanks outstanding members of technical communities for […] Read more »

Routers, Cupertino, CA.-  April 1, 2005.  In a hastily called press conference today held outside the Apple Store #1 in Cupertino Bill Gates stunned the computer industry with the announcement that Microsoft has filed an intent of a hostile takeover of Apple Computer with the SEC.  […] Read more »

Scott Sigler wrote a novel and sold it to AOL/Time Warner who published it in 2001 as an ebook that sold quite well.  So well, in fact, that they intended to release it in paperback in 2002 until in a bout of cost cutting they shut […] Read more »

Netfront has long been a good browser for the Pocket PC but has never worked in VGA under Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.  That is, until this new version 3.2 that I just happened to see on the Access web site.  It’s in Japanese but it […] Read more »

A flurry of activity the past few days shows how important the blogosphere can be when an issue affects a lot of people.  I originally posted about the Copernic Desktop Search problem working on Tablet PCs days ago and ranted about the software company’s position that […] Read more »

So you have a PSP and a Mac and you want to sync the two?  The good folks at PocketMac, long-time providers of Mac syncing software, have released PocketMac for PSP.  The new PSP version of PocketMac lets you sync either via USB or through a […] Read more »

MSN has launched the official version of the MSN Video Downloads service.  MSN Video offers video content that can be downloaded for playback on Portable Media Centers (PMCs) and Windows Mobile devices like Pocket PCs and Smartphones.  The premium service costs $20 per year and allows […] Read more »

OneNote is one of the most capable programs I use and like all such versatile applications there are a lot of features and capabilities that I am sure I am not using.  If you are a budding OneNote user or just trying to figure out what […] Read more »

I was recently interviewed about podcasting by the local (Houston) ABC news station and the article has just appeared on their web site.  The article looks at podcasting and explains how it began and even some information about how to start your own podcast.  The important […] Read more »

The Mobile Technology Weblog recently (OK, a few weeks ago but I thought I had mentioned it earlier) listed their list of the 14 Best Mobile Blogs and I am honored to be on this short list!  Thanks Russell! Read more »

The Tablet PC can fill many roles within the workplace, many of which are not always obvious.  Patrick Mayfield has written an article that details how he used his Tablet PC and MindManager to manage a large meeting.  It’s a must read for Tablet owners wanting […] Read more »

The folks at MindJet, the developers of the great mind mapping program MindManager, have a blog that is chock full of useful information about the program.  A recent blog entry detailed how to make a visual RSS reader so you can work with your RSS feeds […] Read more »

The I-VO is a VoIP phone that works with Skype and other VoIP services that is definitely the coolest looking phone I have seen.  There is nothing special about the features, it just looks stylish.  If that’s important to you then this might be your phone.  […] Read more »

It’s that time of year again so all you iPod lovers rejoice- the new ipodlounge Buyers Guide 2005 is now available for free download on their web site.  The Buyers Guide is the most comprehensive collection of iPod accessories and it comes along with tips and […] Read more »

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 29, 2005 – Orb Networks, Inc., a developer of streaming media software and services, today announced the company’s groundbreaking streaming media software, Orb Media, will now be FREE to all users. Orb’s software and service gives consumers the ability to spontaneously access their […] Read more »

There have been notebook stands around for a while that provide a docking solution while propping the notebook up so a more ergonomic placement is possible.  These stands allow you to dock the notebook so it can be used with USB peripherals such as mice and […] Read more »

The techADDICTION Show #004- 31st March 2005 (43min 19sec)MP3 – 16MB Welcome back to The techADDICTION Show! Kevin and I had a great time making this show and brought in special guest Dave Ciccone from Dave’s iPAQ, one of the longest running Pocket PC and iPAQ […] Read more »

I had a summons to jury duty yesterday and it was a day of such ranging emotions and experiences that I thought I would share the experience, even though it’s not tech related.  I live in Houston which is in Harris County and my summons was […] Read more »

Steve Richards of Adventures in Home Working has written an article detailing how he has incorporated Skype into his home office and how it as improved his productivity.  Steve discusses using SkypeIn and SkypeOut on his home network and details the hardware he as assembled to […] Read more »

CIO Insight has published a very interesting article that examines how doctors are using handhelds in the practice of medicine.  I am surprised at their findings- physicians in the US are five times as likely to use handhelds as their non-physician counterparts but they do not […] Read more »

If you are a Mac enthusiast or one of those who just got a Mac Mini you should be aware of a great collection of online resources for the Mac OS.  Things MacOS X has collected a page of links containing all sorts of resources for […] Read more »

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