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Road warriors will tell you they are only as productive as their access to power allows them to be.  Dead batteries on your laptop, PDA or cell phone mean no production if you have no access to a power outlet.  Socket has recently introduced the Mobile […] Read more »

Jybe is a free (beta) add-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox that lets Jybe users jointly surf the web.  This concept is not a new one but the fact that Jybe works on either browser is really cool meaning that two co-workers can browse the same […] Read more »

Pocket Informant is a great PIM application for the Pocket PC and the developers make the program even better with every release. WebIS has been hard at work on the next version and as usual have crammed a lot of new stuff in the public beta […] Read more »

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The abletfactory has released an interesting program for the medical field that is based on the Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote: The OneNote EMR Toolkit is for physicians with a Tablet computer who are dissatisfied with current EMR solutions and want a portable and productive solution […] Read more »

Neowin maintains an extensive list of free programs and utilities that is a good place to start when looking for a free program to do a specific function. There are also a lot of programming utilities listed for you developers.  Windows OS only. Read more »

A couple of days ago doing something simple I hurt my back.  Unfortunately I have the "bad back" gene and back problems have plagued me my entire adult life.  Twice over the years I had to have back surgery to remove my lowest disc when those […] Read more »

If you are looking for a media card reader that can not only handle 21 different media card formats but also store those cards for you then Brando has a small gadget for you.  The 21 in 1 Card Reader looks a bit like a GameBoy […] Read more »

The freeware utility today is a full-featured PIM replacement for Outlook that looks good and provides a lot of the PIM functions that individual users find useful.  EssentialPIM provides easy import of existing PIM data from Outlook, Windows Address Book and any other program that can […] Read more »

MXL Electronics has a new battery operated microphone with a portable stand that is perfect for making quality audio recordings from any PC.  The Desktop Recording Kit eliminates the need for an external amplifier and comes complete with everthing needed to make quality recordings from a […] Read more »

WinZip is the de facto standard for working with zipped files and a program I have used for longer than I can even remember.  I just received a notice from the WinZip folks about the introduction of the new WinZip Companion for Outlook add-in. The Companion […] Read more »

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Skype and wireless broadband operator Broadreach announced today a free service for Skype users at over 350 hotspot locations in Britain.  Skype users will be able to place calls for free while using Skype which will now automatically log onto the hotspot when the application is […] Read more »

Fujitsu has announced the latest entry in the Stylistic line of Tablet PCs, the ST5022.  The new Tablet has a 12" screen running in XGA resolution and weighs 3.4 pounds.  The array microphones on the ST5022 cancel out background noise and the battery is rated at […] Read more »

Rob is using OrangeGuava, a great program for the Tablet PC that I mentioned on The Tablet PC Show, and he’s discussing it on his blog: OrangeGuava lets you ink all over your desktop, create new desktops, activate applications from your ink, etc. For example, I […] Read more »

Not mobile but certainly tech related- Poseidon Resorts plans to build the first ocean bottom resort in the Bahamas.  The luxury hotel will be built in Florida and transported by barge to the assembly site.  Suites are 550 m2 and will run a measly $1500 per […] Read more »

Well, the first techADDICTION Show is in the can and Kevin Tofel and I hope all you listeners find lots of useful information you can take away with you that will help you be more productive in your mobile lifestyle. Actually, we just had a lot […] Read more »

OpenOffice keeps getting better and better and is becoming a serious contender in the office suite segment. A preview version of the next major version 2.0 is available for download and has a big list of  new goodies for the serious user.   A complete list of […] Read more »

No, I’m not switching to a Mac but Michael Hyatt of Working Smart recently has and is writing about the process involved in the switch.  In this article he has some interesting observations of the differences between MS Office 2003 and Office 2004 on the Mac.  […] Read more »

USAToday reports that VoIP users who think they have the same 911 service that landline customers have should double-check their service agreements.  A Vonage customer in Houston discovered the hard way during an armed robbery in the family home that the 911 service did not work […] Read more »

MedVisor | dental is a patient education system for dentists that is based on the Motion Tablet PC.  The company sells the software and hardware to dental offices to demonstrate dental procedures and diagnoses.  They are also very instrumental for dentists to explain treatment plans in […] Read more »

A company in New Jersey, EtherTouch, has recently made technology available to OEMs to produce 3D touch screens for mobile devices.  The EtherTouch screen has all electronics embedded in the screen by design so nothing is added to the appearance of the screen, which can be […] Read more »

Mini hard drive manufacturers Seagate and Hitachi have both announced the production of one inch drives with a 6 GB capacity.  The new drives will no doubt start appearing soon in MP3 players like the iPod mini and Creative Zen Micro. Read more »

The first Tablet PC Show is out of post production and ready for download on The Podcast Network.  I’m really excited to be doing this podcast and promise you some exciting guests will be appearing on The Tablet PC Show and we’ll share a lot of […] Read more »

Steve Richards has Adult Onset Stills Disease (AOSD), a chronic and debilitating disease similar to arthritis that intrudes on every aspect of the afflicted’s life.  An IT professional, Steve is in the fortunate position that allows him to work from home and still function in a […] Read more »

Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer was interviewed recently by MacWorld and outlined his views on the personal media center market and video players in particular.   Oppenheimer admitted that while some consumers are interested in seeing Apple produce a personal video player there will be no […] Read more »

Chris de Herrera over at Tablet PC Talk has published a review of the Sahara i213 Tablet PC that covers the whole enchilada right down to the rubber bumpers.  I particularly like the simple stand for holding the Sahara (or any other Tablet PC if you […] Read more »

Chris Pirillo reports on the free satellite imaging program from NASA that has so many options built into the program that you can literally play with it for hours.  World Wind is described best on the web site: World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude […] Read more »

Agenda Fusion has long been one of the major PIM replacements for the Windows Mobile Pocket PC platform and the new version 7 cements that position.  The major new feature appearing in Agenda Fusion for the first time is the inclusion of project management tools.  The […] Read more »

Samsung Electronics introduced a "push-to-all" (PTA) mobile phone this week and says the phone is the first to allow the owner to talk with several people simultaneously, make a video call and transfer data.  The phone works on mobile Broadband networks (w-CDMA) and WiFI in addition […] Read more »

Heber Acquafreda is an enterprising software developer in Sao Paulo, Brazil who has written a sophisticated decision analysis and maker program.  Pocket Decider is a decision tool based on the Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) model that is very useful when a rational decision must be reached […] Read more »

CNET reports that Skype began testing a service yesterday that lets Skype users send SMS messages to cell phones.  Connectotel is providing Skype with the short message service. Read more »

Email Sound FX lets you assign unique sounds to any person, group or domain in your Outlook Address Book so you get a unique audible signal played when an email is received based on who sent it.  Sounds like an easy way to tell if your […] Read more »

The good people at TrueSoft have ponied up another prize to give away to one lucky reader of jkOnTheRun.  They previously gave us a personal license to True Launch Bar which we gave away a few weeks back and now they have upped the ante and […] Read more »

Skype is a great tool for mobile professionals and really anyone wanting a simple way to make free (or low cost) phone calls anywhere in the world.   A while back I mentioned an add-on utility that gives you the digital equivalent of an answering machine for […] Read more »

B2Blog has noticed something interesting on a church website they maintain: I’ve seen serious traffic on my church’s website this month from Googlebots. Last year I added a Calendar to the site using the ical standard, and now the Googlebots are pinging the heck out of […] Read more »

If you use a Motion slate Tablet PC you should check out Rob Bushway’s review of the SlateGlove.  This unique product not only makes it easier to hold the slate in one hand but also to prop it up without a stand.  Rob does a very […] Read more »

Copernic has long been my favorite desktop search and the new beta version 1.5 that has just been released further cements that position.  There are so many new features that I will list them all after the jump but of significance for Thunderbird users Copernic will […] Read more »

The South Huntington Public Library in New York has come up with a novel way to both get young adults into the library and to get them to check out audio books.  They have a number of iPod Shuffles that have been filled with books and […] Read more »

EdgeQ is a developer of several programs for mobile devices and they have recently released a beta version of ComicEdge.  ComicEdge is a program that is currently available for free (during the beta period) that downloads and manages comic strips for viewing on your Windows Mobile […] Read more »

Chris Pratley has written a great post on his blog that explains how OneNote session sharing works and gives a real world example on its uses and benefits.  Chris describes how a OneNote shared session is used by the OneNote development team to conduct their weekly […] Read more »

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