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Paying it forward           by  James Kendrick "Bernie, you wanta get a beer?"  "Fred, I think I’m just gonna head home.  I’m beat. See you tomorrow." He wasn’t exaggerating, he was beat.  Working construction in the bitter cold could really take it out of […] Read more »

Today’s Woot! will go really fast so you better jump on it.  Dell 5650 6 Piece 5.1 100 watt Speaker set for $29.99 Features: Clear surround sound, multi-channel listening 100 Watts of Total Continuous Power (RMS) – Designed to thrust you into the Gaming and Movie […] Read more »

On December 1st T-Mobile changed their network access to close a hole that allowed customers to get unlimited internet access for only $4.99 per month.  Savvy T-Mobile customers were expecting the carrier to catch onto this scheme at some point and close the hole so they […] Read more »

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Opera Software has released a technical preview of their mobile web browser for Windows Mobile smartphones.  Opera for smartphones can be downloaded from the Opera website and is unsupported.  Unfortunately it will NOT work on standard Pocket PCs.  Come on, Opera.  Give us a real browser […] Read more »

Going along with the current theme of MindManager topics I was searching around and went over to Marc Orchants’ Outlook on Productivity and found he had reviewed ResultsManager for MindManager.  ResultsManager is a Getting Things Done add-on allowing you to implement the GTD methodology within MindManager.  […] Read more »

Robin Capper is a CAD guy in New Zealand who has a nice blog, RobiNZ blog, and he is also a MindManager devotee.  I have been thinking about MindManager a lot lately and Robin has a couple of articles detailing how he uses MM to not […] Read more »

iPods are all over college dorms and an interesting phenomenon has cropped up among this set.  With the prevalence of iPods and the player’s ability to publish a personal playlist over a local network (like a college network) students are browsing other people’s playlists to find […] Read more »

I first wrote about the Creative Audigy 2 ZS Notebook card a few months ago when it was first announced and The Register has just published a review of this super audio solution.  I use the external USB version of the Audigy 2 and I really […] Read more »

GoBinder is like a note organizer, calendar tracker, project manager all rolled into one.  The producer of GoBinder pitches it towards students but many non-student users will tell you it works great for them, too.  The Student Tablet PC has published a review of GoBinder from […] Read more »

I have always wanted to easily add ink annotations to photos and images for sending to someone else.  A new program promises to make this an easy task and even produces slide shows of your annotated pics.  p’Ink is a program for the Tablet PC that […] Read more »

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Boeing is planning to offer in-flight live TV over their Connexion WiFi service now being offered on certain flights.  A company spokesman says that Boeing will offer four channels that passengers can access wirelessly via their laptops.  Initially they plan to offer international news and financial […] Read more »

I have been excited the last couple of days as the great folks at MindJet have been cooperating with me on a review of their great program MindManager X5.  MindManager is a fantastic mind mapping program with a really nice implementation of inking for the Tablet […] Read more »

It is the holiday season and everyone is looking for gift ideas so here’s another idea for that geek of yours.  Everyone who uses Windows has seen the "blue screen of death" (BSOD) and ErrorWear has a line of shirts that show it off nicely.  Mac […] Read more »

PocketMind has released a new program called appropriately enough, CD to Mobile.  CD2Mobile rips music CDs directly to your Pocket PC and lets you play around with the folders on the Pocket PC, too.  If I am not mistaken I thought you could do this with […] Read more »

PocketMind just let me know that their great music player, PocketMusic, has just been updated.  Version 3.2 is free to registered users and adds the following features: Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition support (Hi-Res devices and different screen orientation support). Option to fast forward/rewind track by […] Read more »

Dana Edwards of Pocket PC Tools has written a very thorough review of the OnCourse Navigator 4 GPS package.  OnCourse Navigator is one of the first (if not the first) navigation programs to fully support VGA in both portrait and landscape on those devices running Windows […] Read more »

Just saw this in a Tablet PC Buzz forum: "NotateIt software creates a multi-page ‘magnetic’ whiteboard on your computer helping you to brainstorm, mind map, collect, organise and store your thoughts and ideas For complete flexibility, you can change the background of your ‘whiteboard’ to graph […] Read more »

Walmart and Linspire have teamed up to offer a $498 laptop computer running the Linspire operating system.  Dubbed the Balance, the laptop runs on the VIA C3 1-GHz processor, has 128MB RAM, a 30GB hard drive, a CD-ROM drive and a 14.1-inch liquid crystal display.   It […] Read more »

Alek’s Christmas Lights Webcam Use the christmas webcam to view live images of a buncha christmas lights and also CONTROL them – i.e. YOU can turn them ON and OFF via your web browser! The christmas webcam has PAN and ZOOM capability that you can also […] Read more »

Steve Makofsky (Furrygoat Experience, among others) has developed a way to put an entire Windows CE environment onto a USB keychain drive. While it definitely falls into the "because I can" category this could provide a secure way to use other people’s computers.  It might also […] Read more »

People who have purchased a Sony Vaio U750P should be aware that Sony now has a Recovery DVD set available for purchase. The Recovery DVD is $17.95 and can be purchased at the Sony web site.  Note that it is showing as not currently in stock […] Read more »

Sometimes when you hear someone say they need a "desktop replacement" they really mean it.  Those are the people that grab an Alienware.  It may weigh 12 pounds but hey, it has an entire desktop computer in there.  The Alienware Area-51m 7700 sports a whopping four […] Read more »

I love my Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard and only two things stopped me from also getting their new Bluetooth mouse:  I wasn’t sure it worked well with Windows XP and it wasn’t available back when I got the keyboard.  Geekzone has written a review of the portable […] Read more »

Hot on the heels of the Tablet PC Buzz review, TabletPC2 has published a thorough review of the Electrovaya Scribbler SC2100 Tablet PC.  The impressive thing about all Electrovaya products is the long battery life and the reviewer got an amazing 5 hours 8 minutes with […] Read more »

If you are into car modding or home automation you might be interested in the Sumicom S625.  Sumicom makes full computers that are roughly the size of a CD drive provide the benefits of a full computer.  The S625 can handle either a Pentium M or […] Read more »

I recently mentioned the Audiovox XV6600 because it is the first Pocket PC Phone Edition device that Verizon is releasing for its high speed EV-DO network.  Dave’s iPAQ has gotten their hands on the sweet device and have already published a thorough review.  Of particular note […] Read more »

Just saw this on KCTs Digital World- Outlook Skype is a utility that adds Skype functionality to Outlook so you can make Skype and SkypeOut calls directly from your contacts in Outlook.  Outlook Skype can also be set to automatically log your Skype calls to the […] Read more »

I am trying a task management system, The MasterList, that is project-centric.  My work revolves around specific projects more so than just isolated tasks and after reading about The MasterList on Tablet PC Buzz I decided to try it out.  It is a very interesting program, […] Read more »

I was checking out the SonyStyle site to see if they are listing any cool new accessories for the Sony U series and found a couple that look really nice. The first accessory is a carrying case that looks to be the perfect size to carry […] Read more »

SSEYO miniMIXA is a full-featured sound mixer for Windows Mobile smartphones and Pocket PCs.  The program has DJ mixing, sequencing, synthesis, visualisation and recording studio capability all rolled into one.  The neat thing you can do with miniMIXA is whip up your own ringtones and then […] Read more »

Pocket PC owners who have a WiFi-enabled device can easily check the availability of WiFi hotspots in the vicinity but for the Pocket PC challenged you can use a dedicated WiFi detector.  The Canary HS10 WiFi detector is the only detector that shows the Network ID, […] Read more »

A judge in Iowa awarded an ISP $1 billion in a lawsuit against several companies that used the ISP to send millions of spam emails.  Believed to be the biggest award ever in an anti-spam lawsuit, it is unlikely the award will ever be collected.  Iowa […] Read more »

There are no shortage of options when it comes to portable speakers for your iPod.  PodWave is a small speaker set that runs off a single AA battery for 8 hours.  It doesn’t look like the output would blow you away but for a small portable […] Read more »

Hard drives can make all the difference in the world when it comes to providing snappy performance from your notebook computer.  Drive speed and capacity can not only affect the overall experience you get from your notebook but also play a big role in battery life.  […] Read more »

I have a Compaq laptop with a 15.4" widescreen.  This laptop is great for gaming and since getting the Sony U-70 it is all I use the laptop for.  I have encountered a weird problem that I think is related to Half Life 2 and I […] Read more »

WindowsITPro has published an article on Exchange Activesync that Pocket PC users should check out.  I have been using a hosted Exchange Server setup for a long time now and one of the great benefits this brings me is the ability to sync with my Exchange […] Read more »

All is well with the world as I am listening to the best guitar ever played in any song.  Lou Reed’s Rock n Roll Animal is a fantastic album that has stood the test of time very well and the cut Intro/ Sweet Jane is undoubtedly […] Read more »

You hear the phrase "gets it" a lot when people talk about Tablet PCs.  As in, so and so "gets it" when they say something profound about how inking and the Tablet make life easier.  I had this turned around on me today by my 82 […] Read more »

I knew it would not be long before someone set up a "Wiki" of a Podcast so anyone can contribute their own recordings to an open Podcast.  The folks at have now done it and anyone can contribute short segments (under 5 minutes is suggested) […] Read more »

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