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The great French website Akihabara News is one of the best sources of news of new gadgets coming out of Japan.  They always seem to get wind of the latest Japanese gizmo long before anyone else and I have longed for an English version of the […] Read more »

Microsoft has recently released version 3.8 of ActiveSync for Pocket PC owners.  As usual Microsoft gives no indication what is new in this latest release so if you are not having problems with AS then you probably don’t need to update. Read more »

The excellent web site for Pocket PC information, CEWindows.NET, has been renamed to Pocket PC FAQ.  The site is run by Windows CE expert Chris de Herrera and is the best site for information about the Pocket PC. (via Pocket PC Addict) Read more »

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Written from the ground up for the Tablet PC. An addictive game based on the classic falling-brick game. Designed for Tablet PC, this innovative game can be controlled entirely with a stylus. But the innovation doesn’t stop there… The game features multiple bricks falling at the […] Read more »

Gary Krakow of MSNBC loves his OQO, that much is apparent from his glowing review of the ultra-portable computer.  He has very little negative to say about his OQO and finds it meets his needs very well.  If you are curious about this tiny computer then […] Read more »

Fictionwise is a good source of ebooks that are available in several different device formats and they have just informed me of a surprising offering they are making to customers.  They have released a dedicated electronic ebook reader that is available for purchase on the Fictionwise […] Read more »

I have often wished the Tablet PC text input panel (TIP) could be made semi-transparent so I could still see what’s in the windows underneath.  While this is simply for convenience sake it is a very handy thing if you ink a lot.  I did a […] Read more »

PhatWare has announced a utility to make it easier to control your Tablet PC using just the pen and ink.  Pen Commander lets you assign scripts and macros that are called up simply by inking the command name in the ink pad.  PhatWare has even included […] Read more »

Notebook computers generate a lot of heat and if you’ve ever worked with one on your lap for any length of time at all you know how hot they can get.  Most people work with them on a desk or flat surface because of that and […] Read more »

Paul Thurrott of the SuperSite for Windows has published an article that discusses the next version of Microsoft Office and what it might bring to end-users.  There’s not a lot of detail in there but he does a good job of laying out the areas in […] Read more »

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Chris Pratley is Mr. OneNote at Microsoft and every article he writes about it is a must read for all those interested in OneNote as a productivity tool.  His latest article is an impressive discourse with examples and tips for showing the benefits of OneNote to […] Read more »

Bibhu Choudhary and Suvarna Singh have written an article in Pocket PC Magazine that gives a good look at the future of mobile computing.  The article concentrates on new technology that is either just appearing presently or on the horizon and they provide a thorough overview […] Read more »

From MVP Rob Bushway: I just launched a new website dedicated to hosting plugins for the yet released GoBinder 2006: GoBinderPlugins.com . Think of it as a download.com for GoBinder plugins. This site will be a one-stop shop for plugins that developers have written to extend […] Read more »

GMail has quietly released a "plain HTML" version of the web interface for working with GMail accounts from PDAs that cannot handle the full HTML version of the GMail site.  The GMail Help Center has the following to say about using the plain version of the […] Read more »

Windows CE programmers are currently working on getting the Minimo browser running on CE devices and Asa Dotzler of adot’s notblog has posted a picture of a cell phone running Minimo.  The people working on the port are calling for Windows CE programmers to help with […] Read more »

Rumors are starting to float all over the web of a secret Apple product in development that runs a bare version of OSX and comes with Apple’s as yet unused Inkwell technology.  The mini laptop is reported to be a clamshell device that will fit in […] Read more »

Googgy Software is a relative newcomer to the world of Tablet PC software development but they have wasted no time in producing some wonderful programs for the Tablet PC.  Googgy is comprised of the following team members: Renee Ballmer, Liam King, Sarah Bergren and Iggy Kin.  […] Read more »

The EverNote folks have informed me they have released another beta update to the EverNote program.  EverNote is a complete note taking/ organizing application and the developers just keep making it better and better.  Key improvements in this release: Back & Forward Buttons: Fully implemented the […] Read more »

Good friend Marc Orchant has just announced he will be editing the upcoming book from Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.  The book project has generated a lot of interest since the authors have been blogging the entire book project on The Red Couch blog.  Marc will […] Read more »

Bluetooth is one of those technologies that promised the moon and then took a long time to get its act together.  It took several versions and iterations before it began to seriously provide the benefits that supporters promised but it finally has reached the point where […] Read more »

David Rothman at TeleRead has an article asking why Microsoft won’t port the ebook Reader application to the Smartphone.  I am not a fan of the DRM that Microsoft employs with protected ebooks but as David points out the Reader application itself is pretty nice.  It […] Read more »

Life on the Wicked Stage points us to a program launcher for Tablet PCs that offers full task and program controls using just the pen.  Tablet PC Launcher runs on the desktop and lets you start programs, search the web and open documents all using just […] Read more »

Chinese OEM Book Digital Company has produced a unique Windows CE handheld, the SmartBook G168A.  The SmartBook has a 7 inch touchscreen running at 800×480 and has integrated WiFi.  This PDA is a full Windows CE tablet and I would love to see this beauty in […] Read more »

Paul Thurrott has a complete set of instructions on his SuperSite for Windows for creating a set of Windows XP installation CDs that includes Service Pack 2.  Creating a set of slipstreamed CDs allows you to reinstall Windows XP that includes all the updates with SP2 […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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