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I just ran across this cool camera hack that details how to get great color from your digital camera using coffee filters.  Here’s how to do it: Switch to manual focus Hold a small stack of three (or so) coffee filters in front of your lens; […] Read more »

CMR Fuel Cells, a Cambridge-based company, is claiming a major advance in fuel cell technology that could see laptop battery-sized fuel cells replacing current batteries soon.  The company is claiming the new fuel cell design is one-tenth the size of previous designs while lasting four times […] Read more »

Eric Mack opened his brand new Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC yesterday and shared his experience on his blog with pictures and audio recordings that chronicled his delight during the process.  One of his podcast clips even has yours truly as I Skyped him to see […] Read more »

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I have a silly grin on my face as I have been watching, reading and listening to Eric Mack open his Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC and in a fashion typical for Eric he is blogging and podcasting the event.  Marc Orchant and I will hook […] Read more »

Totally off-topic but one of my very favorite foods is the lowly hamburger.  I could live on just hamburgers if left to my own devices.  I just found a blog all about the culinary delight, A Hamburger Today, and I will be visiting often.  Lots of […] Read more »

I have written about sharing monitors among different computers so the user can take a screen that is not being used at the moment and make it available to the active computer.  But what about keyboards and mice?  Synergy is a free (GPL) program that not […] Read more »

My beautiful wife Sheri and her friend SuZan have launched a new blog for women (although they tell me they will let men visit, too) called Celebrating Women…for the Real World.  Their blog is aimed at women looking for information (or commiseration) on dealing with situations […] Read more »

I have been so busy lately that a milestone passed without my saying anything about it.  jkOnTheRun passed the one year mark on May 10 and I totally overlooked it!  I have a lot of fun maintaining this blog and sharing my experiences and POVs about […] Read more »

After ranting about my difficulties activating my copy of Intuit QuickBooks 2003 I was contacted by an Intuit customer advocate (nice title) who not only personally made sure my program was properly activated and registered but also informed me they were sending me the latest version […] Read more »

The techADDICTION Show #009- 18th May 2005 (53min 48sec)MP3 – 18.5MB It’s been too long since the last show so Kevin and I decided to make it up to our loyal listeners with a bang-up great show! Windows Mobile 5.0 extravanganza followed by a special guest, […] Read more »

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Improved recognition and advanced pen functionality attracts growing OEM customer list Sunnyvale, CA – May 18, 2005 – EverNote Corporation today announced the immediate commercial availability of ritePen 2.5 advanced handwriting recognition software that improves the core UI functionality and handwriting recognition on Windows-based pen computers. […] Read more »

Remember this rant I made when I got a new computer and couldn’t activate Microsoft Reader due to my "quota exceeded"?  Well, as you know I recently got a new Tablet PC. So what happened tonight? Here we go again (and every time I get a […] Read more »

I use Quickbooks Pro 2003 from Intuit to provide my business accounting needs and it has served me well for a few years.  There are newer versions of the software available but Quickbooks is pretty pricey and the version I have works perfectly for me so […] Read more »

Evan Koblentz has been researching PDAs for several years and has published a comprehensive and interesting look at The Evolution of the PDA.  Evan has covered it all from the very first attempts at PDAs from HP and Casio and has chronicled the history of the […] Read more »

Rumors have been swirling around the Inkernet for a few days with news about a new slate Tablet PC from Motion Computing.  I just received some accurate information direct from Motion containing the official press release and detailed specs on what looks to be a fine […] Read more »

RSS giant NewsGator has acquired FeedDemon in a move to consolidate the strengths of each company’s product into one complete package.  The news has surprised many but upon closer examination makes perfect sense from a corporate standpoint.  Chris Pirillo has a joint interview with the CEOs […] Read more »

What’s everyone using for cleaning your Tablet screen?  I am getting very smudged and constantly cleaning the screen and am wondering if someone has a great cleaning solution to recommend . Read more »

I have been a fan of MindManager and mind mapping for some time but I have to admit I am just scratching the surface finding new uses for the great tool.  MindManager is so stimulating for the creative process and is even more so when used […] Read more »

The Tablet PC Show #8 – 16 May 2005 (51 min)MP3 – 18.2MB The Tablet PC Show is back after a too long hiatus and Marc and I discuss the Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC powerhouse, the HP tc1100 workhorse and the Treo 650. OK, the […] Read more »

Michael of PigPog has owned a Toshiba M200 Tablet PC for a couple of weeks and has summarized his experience so far in an excellent article where he details all facets of his Tablet usage.  Read the entire article for a good overview of Tablet PC […] Read more »

A few days after I upgraded my Verizon data plan to EVDO Hispanic Business reports that Verizon has announced a new pricing plan for their older 1xRTT service.  The NationalAccess plan will now cost Verizon enterprise customers $59.99, a $20 rate decrease.  I am glad to […] Read more »

I told you about Tritton’s portable speakers and now it’s time to point you to the Tritton SEE2 USB 2.0 Video Adapter.  The SEE2 is an easy way to add a 2nd monitor to a PC or notebook using a USB 2.0 port. Not likely to […] Read more »

What’s better than a USB Bluetooth dongle?  The BlueWiFly, of course, which adds a WiFi receiver to the small dongle. I can see the BlueWiFly as the perfect way to add the faster 802.11g WiFi to a computer or notebook that only has the slower integrated […] Read more »

I was recording the latest Tablet PC Show with Marc Orchant this morning and he jogged my memory about a great article (often quoted) – The Tyranny of Email. The article by Ole Eichhorn addresses the pitfalls of handling email that most people fall into that […] Read more »

I have mentioned the 43 Folders wiki before and if you haven’t visited it already for great life hacks (and more) then you are missing a growing collection of tips that can make your life a little better.  Take the coffee hacks page for example.  Many […] Read more »

Brad Isaac believes in setting goals and then defining what is needed to achieve them.  He also believes in using a fun and easy tool that makes it a snap to define your objectives and the tasks you need to complete to meet your goals.  He […] Read more »

Lisa Gade of MobileTechReviews has taken a long hands-on look at the Fujitsu Lifebook T4010 Tablet PC and has published a thorough review of the convertible.  The T4010 has a fast processor, big hard drive and a 12.1" screen.  How does the Fujitsu stand up? Internal […] Read more »

Now that I have been using the HP tc1100 for a few days I thought it time to share the details about the Tablet configuration I opted for and also some key accessories that I have incorporated into my daily work routine.  The tc1100 is extremely […] Read more »

If you happen to have a PC with no hard disk activity light you often are wondering what might be happening on your system, especially if your hard drive is very quiet.  The lack of an indicator light is the only beef I have with the […] Read more »

Steve Richards was a man on a mission- his daughter has a medical condition that makes her hands cold, stiff and generally makes it hard for her to haul her books around the school.  Steve knew that a Tablet PC with scanned textbooks would make it […] Read more »

I am sitting in a Chinese restaurant near my house, having just finished a very nice rendition of General Tso’s Chicken, and rocking along with email and web work at over 500 kbps.  No, the restaurant doesn’t have WiFi, there’s not even a network showing up […] Read more »

The cool onscreen keyboard for the Sony U that I reviewed a while ago has now been released.  UBoard is a user configurable keyboard that can be operated as an onscreen thumb board  ad the author has decided to make it available as donation ware. The […] Read more »

I received the following email from Ken Hong, a jkOnTheRun reader and podcast listener who has been working in Asia for the past few years. Ken wants to know where mobile technology is heading and why he does not see any Tablet PCs nor PDAs throughout […] Read more »

If you haven’t heard about Windows Mobile 5.0 yet you must be living under a rock, or offline for the past 24 hours.  Microsoft announced the release of the next version of the Windows Mobile operating system this week as Bill Gates gave a presentation showing […] Read more »

Sony has announced the release of a new ultra-portable notebook, the T350, that adds integrated high-speed EDGE connectivity to the standard WiFi and Bluetooth.  The EDGE capability makes it possible to have a genuine always connected experience at 3G speeds.  The T350 is expected to retail […] Read more »

Many Mac enthusiast web sites are buzzing over the posting of pictures of an Apple Tablet PC lifted from a patent application.  The news of this patent application is rather old as it first surfaced in the middle of last year but the pics are the […] Read more »

My quest for a Tablet PC to replace the Sony U750 has come to a close and I thought I should share the process I went through to make the decision.  As you know I am all about mobile devices and had a couple of criteria […] Read more »

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