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Most users are like me when it comes to always being on the lookout for good free programs for their Pocket PC or Palm OS PDA.  Two of the best web sites for keeping an eye out for these types of programs are FreewarePPC and FreewarePalm.  […] Read more »

Transform your PC monitor into a HDTV with the Sigma Bluebox HD II receiver.  FeaturesLow cost HDTV converterPlug & play (No software required)Portable size (easy to carry)Compatible with display devicesATSC support (1080p/i/720p/480p)NTSC support (analog TV)Digital audio support (SPDIF)Multi aspect ratio(16:9/4:3/letterbox)RGB or DVI-out port High color on […] Read more »

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year from me to you.  As you take the time to reflect back on the past year and look forward to the new, may you remember fondly those who have shown acts of kindness toward you, have […] Read more »

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Laptop computers have been available with specs that can enable them to be desktop replacements for a couple of years now. Even casual gamers can pick up a notebook with components that will handle most video intensive games on the market today without having to resort […] Read more »

I would like to thank ABC News for naming me a Person of the Year.  That’s right, ABC News ran a segment a few minutes ago on the nightly news naming me, along with all the other bloggers in the world, as Person of the Year.  […] Read more »

The article I posted a few days ago about the Acecad DigiMemo digital writing tablet has sparked a lot of interest from people who cannot afford a Tablet PC.  Tony of EverNote, the company behind the riteMail program, says that later versions of riteMail (version 2.5.59 […] Read more »

Most web sites track a variety of statistics about the visitors that access the site and one of the most discussed statistics is browser share.  Firefox has taken the world by storm with like a bazillion downloads since version 1.0 was released.  A lot of discussion […] Read more »

I am going to start a new feature for jkOnTheRun called Freeware of the Moment (OK, I am fickle) and from time to time I will post a short item on a free utility or program that I feel is worth far more than the price.  […] Read more »

New Zealand is a cool place, nice scenery, great people, and a very tech-enabled society.  And now it’s even better as they have a fruit ripeness sensor that tells shoppers how ripe the fruit is before they buy it.  The ripeSense is a sticker on the […] Read more »

Imagine pulling out your cellphone and projecting photos onto the nearest wall.  Or projecting the screen of your PDA as a hologram in the thin air.  Scientists are now telling us this scenario is not only possible but likely in the near future.  Cambridge University scientists […] Read more »

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I haven’t mentioned the terrible disaster in Southeast Asia but it has been on my mind as it has so many others.  There is a site that has collected links from many of the relief organizations that are collecting donations to help the poor folks in […] Read more »

Every time I have been waiting for a shipment from UPS I have wondered why you cannot track through a RSS feed.  This would make it simple to add to the feed reader and provide a status update upon demand.  An enterprising .NET developer named Jason […] Read more »

Marc Orchant of The Tablet PC Weblog has a great article explaining why Microsoft OneNote is the note-taking program he keeps coming back to for daily use with his Tablet PC.  Many Tablet owners are trying to decide if other note-taking programs would better serve their […] Read more »

Trevor of The Student Tablet PC has written an interesting article that discusses using Infopath with the Tablet PC in a real world application.  Infopath is a Microsoft tool for deploying enterprise-wide forms for collecting standardized data.  In his example Trevor shows how Infopath coupled with […] Read more »

SBSH, the producers of the great Pocket PC program Pocket Breeze, have just released an enhanced calendar program for Windows Mobile based Smartphones.   Papyrus looks really nice and the screenshots show it to be a useful calendar replacement. The release is a public beta so Papyrus […] Read more »

Anyone who has read my published stuff for any length of time at all knows I am extremely passionate about mobile technology.  I have been trying, using and lugging mobile devices around for more time than I care to admit.  It is this obsession with mobile […] Read more »

Audible announced today they are now supporting the Creative MuVo TX, MuVo TX FM, MuVo Micro, and MuVo Slim portable digital audio players.  Owners of the Creative audio players can go to the Audible web site and download a firmware upgrade for the MuVo that enables […] Read more »

Tablet PCs are perfect for viewing electronic magazines and I am always on the lookout for good alternatives for reading material.  I stumbled upon Home Computer Magazine completely by accident and I have to recommend it as a good read.  The magazine is already on its […] Read more »

Kaplan has long been known as the authority when it comes to preparing college-bound kids for the dreaded SAT/ACT tests.  Recently they announced with Handmark the availability of Kaplan Mobile SAT/PSAT-ACT 2005.  The program contains over 1200 questions and tips to help prepare for these all […] Read more »

I get a lot of email from people wanting the ability to take notes that can be captured digitally into a computer.  These requests are mostly from students who can see the benefits of a Tablet PC but don’t have the financial means to get one.  […] Read more »

Seagate has always been associated with hard drives as one of the longest running manufacturers in the business.  They have a 5 GB portable drive called the Pocket Drive that is perfect for portable use.  The drive even has a 4 inch USB cable that retracts […] Read more »

Better jump fast as today’s Woot! is the HP iPod with 40 GB drive for just $319.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Read more »

I am a firm believer in using any tool that helps accomplish a certain goal or that helps me be more productive and efficient in my work routine.  I use a LOT of different utilities to accomplish this, some that serve a stand-alone function and others […] Read more »

Walter Hutchens has uncovered a couple of cheap innovative cases for the Sony U computer.  Lots of photos of both cases and links to purchase on his blog.  My favorite is this one: Read more »

The good folks at Engadget are now running their 2004 Engadget Awards where you can vote for your favorite gadgets.  The competition is divided into 17 different categories such as Gadget of the Year, Worst Gadget of the Year, etc.  Head on over and enter your […] Read more »

Marc Orchant has done it again with a nice review of Josh Einstein’s wonderful Tablet Enhancement for Outlook (TEO).  TEO adds native inking to Outlook for tasks like creating appointments and tasks.  The unique approach that Josh has taken with the current version of TEO is […] Read more »

Alpha-Data’s USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure is nothing special unless battery operation is important to you for mobile use.  You supply your own hard drive (up to 80 GB) and the Alpha-Data will power it with four AA batteries.  A copy function is also supported that […] Read more »

One of the most useful websites you will find is the Tech Support Alert site, a good source of information for getting the most out of using and maintaining your Windows PC.  They have just listed their picks for the 46 best ever free utilities and […] Read more »

I have not seen much mentioned about BlogMatrix Sparks but this free program couples Podcast handling with audio stream recording which makes perfect sense. The utility will put the Podcasts and recordings into both iTunes and Windows Media Player for listening or for downloading to your […] Read more »

Happy Holidays to everyone and may this holiday season find you and your family safe and happy.  To those of you who are traveling have a safe trip and to everyone enjoy the company of friends and family.  I thank everyone for the continued support and […] Read more »

Just saw a deal that is so good I have to share it.  Altec Lansing inMotion Speakers for just $39.  This is the version of the inMotion that is not iPod specific and works with any audio device with a standard headphone jack.  Very good price.  […] Read more »

I have seen this news in a number of places but I am giving credit to Loren Heiny since I saw it first on his Incremental Blogger site (but mainly because I like the work he does).  Google has published their list of most popular search […] Read more »

Firefox has garnered accolades and huge download numbers as the number of people adopting the capable browser is growing every day.  It has been amazing to watch the growth of Firefox and according to my browser stats for this site up to 35% of all site […] Read more »

Ragtime is a full featured desktop publishing program that is totally free for personal use.  It will only run on one computer at a time on any given local network but that is a small price to pay for this excellent free program.  There is a […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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