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MSN Music has put up an RSS feed that indicates the top music downloads.  Very cool idea and a good marketing ploy.  You can also sign up for three different feeds to keep informed of the top songs, artists and albums. Read more »

Netfront is the only real browser on the Pocket PC as far as I’m concerned and it was welcome news to see a press release from Access today that a new version has been released.  Netfront 3.3 has a lot of new and welcome features including […] Read more »

I remember when the Amiga was first introduced and how devoted owners evangelized the interesting new computer and its advanced operating system.  The Amiga OS was a multi-tasking workhorse with an advanced windowing system that put other operating systems at that time to shame.  It is […] Read more »

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There have been no shortage of interesting mobile devices over the years, some of them successes and some less so.  If you want to take a trip down PDA memory lane then don’t miss the article on MLAgazine that lists the "Top Ten PDA Failures".  I […] Read more »

A great image manager just got better with the release of Google’s Picasa 2.  Picasa is still free and adds some cool features like burning image CDs and better image editing.  The Picasa timeline view is still one of the coolest features in any image manager.  […] Read more »

The prevalence of good information on the internet and how accessible this wealth of knowledge is to the end user makes a good information manager a very important tool.  I have written in the past of my method for using OneNote to capture information but there […] Read more »

Handango has a free download each week for registered members and the free app today is GeniusPro.  GeniusPro is a full featured unit conversion program that handles almost any units you can imagine.  And hey, it’s free.  To download just go to this page and login.  […] Read more »

Robert Scoble of Microsoft says Microsoft is NOT working on a Tablet PC as has been reported earlier. I immediately emailed a bunch of people inside Microsoft to check on this report. It is abjectly NOT TRUE. That’s straight from Peter Loforte, general manager on the […] Read more »

According to ActiveWin, Armin Cremerius-Gunther, Windows division head for Microsoft Germany, announced Tuesday that Microsoft intends to launch its own Tablet PC.  The article also states that Microsoft’s intention is to sell the Tablet PC for less than 1200 euros.  Microsoft realizes that the high costs […] Read more »

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Toshiba has announced software that allows the user to remotely control a PC from a cell phone.  This interesting software, called the Ubiquitous Viewer, is installed on the cell phone and a PC and creates a virtual screen on the phone that shows the entire PC […] Read more »

Garmin have been producing PDAs with integrated GPS systems for a while and they have just announced the iQue 3600a.  Based on the Palm OS, the 3600a is obviously aimed at aviators who want to have a small GPS system available during flights.  In addition to […] Read more »

A few days ago I pointed you to an interesting flash animation that predicts the near future of the media, a future in which a "Google Grid" plays a major role. Just a few days later C/NET is reporting that Google is running help wanted ads […] Read more »

The DVD ripping utility DVD to PPC has always been a simple way to get those movies from DVD to the small screen of the Pocket PC and they recently released an updated version.  The PDA Guy has evaluated the new version and published a review […] Read more »

CNN has an insightful article where they have named the top 25 innovations of the last 25 years and it is a very interesting list.  It would be hard to argue with the importance of any of the items on this list and if you go […] Read more »

Rob Bushway is a Tablet PC MVP who owns Zoe Technologies and spends a lot of time on Tablet PC Buzz, one of the best websites around for Tablet PC info.  Rob also has a blog and he wrote something recently that fits in with what […] Read more »

jkOnTheRun is a TypePad blog which means it is on the network.  I don’t know how many blogs there are total on TypePad but from what I’ve seen it’s a whole lot of blogs.  I was messing around on Alexa today trying to see if […] Read more »

A Pocket PC enthusiast in Austria installed a VNC client on his PowerBook at home and his Loox 720 VGA Pocket PC and can now run his Mac OS X computer from anywhere in the world.  I don’t know how fast this is but it sure […] Read more »

It is easy to get enamored with mobile technology and cool gadgets but it doesn’t mean much unless the tech makes a positive difference in your work.  I had a good example of mobile tech as an enabler last Friday and thought I would share it […] Read more »

  Just a note for anyone interested that the Sony U has been sold and pending the transaction clearing PayPal is no longer available.  Thanks to all who responded.  Read more »

The face of the news media has changed dramatically over the last two years and is continuing to evolve through the power of blogs and news aggregators.  Pocket PC Thoughts points to an intriguing Flash presentation that predicts one possible future of the news media.  From […] Read more »

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is defending two sites ( and that Apple is trying to subpoena to reveal sources for rumor information they published, but has announced they will not defend the rumor site Think Secret.  The EFF stated they are not defending the […] Read more »

One of the most insightful people writing about the Tablet PC today is Iggy Kin.  I have referred to Iggy’s great blog Tablet PC hep! numerous times and it has been in my daily feed list for some time.  I was greatly saddened when I checked […] Read more »

Apple announced the iPod Shuffle this week and a lot of buzz was generated by the new flash memory member of the iPod family.  At $100 – $150 Apple was able to keep the size and cost down by excluding a display and instead going with […] Read more »

Road warriors will tell you that keeping all the gadgets charged is always a hassle with all the different power adapters that must be carried.  Cell phones, PDAs and laptops keep the travel kit full and heavy, and sometimes finding electrical outlets for all the chargers […] Read more »

The free utility today is one of my favorite tools and I use it all the time.  ExplorerXP is a program that does what the Windows Explorer should do and does it well in a small package.  The program lets you have multiple folders open in […] Read more »

I ran across this about a week ago and thought I had posted it here on jkOTR but apparently I forgot.  CNN has now entered the information age with a full suite of RSS feeds to get you the news you want.  The feeds are categorized […] Read more »

The Tablet PC is a wonderful platform for annotating documents in ink.  You can add your notes, draw little diagrams and work that electronic document just like it was paper.  Adobe Acrobat would be the perfect place to ink up PDF documents but the program’s support […] Read more »

Videora is a new program that puts an easy to use interface on BitTorrent downloads.  From the Videora web site: Videora 1.0 is the first version of our new personal video downloading program. Utilizing BitTorrent peer to peer technology and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, Videora […] Read more »

Mac fans have long been asking for Apple to produce a Mac Tablet to give them the same benefits and mobility that Tablet PC owners enjoy. The desire to see Apple produce a Tablet has even been evident here on jkOTR. I told you recently about […] Read more »

Gear Live has pointed out a very cool thing for iTunes users.  Apparently, when you buy a new iPod you get a download of a free album of 13 songs, "Universal Motown New Music Sampler".  What Gear Live has discovered is that if you have iTunes […] Read more »

PenOffice 2.6, handwriting recognition software for Microsoft Windows Powered Tablet and Desktop PCs, has been released and is available for immediate download and/or purchase. PenOffice is based on the award-winning CalliGrapher handwriting recognition technology and can be used as a stand-alone product as well as in […] Read more »

Sierra Wireless announced today the launch of their embedded module for the EVDO network (currently only Verizon in the US).  The EM5625 is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2005 and has already been selected by Panasonic and @Road for integration into products expected […] Read more »

I have recently discovered the phenomenon of the Moleskine journal and how people who use these notebooks not only swear by them but have whole communities that discuss them.  I thought this would be one area I was actually ahead of Marc Orchant but as usual […] Read more »

Blogs like jkOTR provide a great vehicle for people like me to talk about the things I am passionate about and get feedback from visitors.  The only thing this format is missing in my opinion is the structured forum that lets members talk about the articles […] Read more »

Paul Nixon seems to have nailed the business plan Apple’s following. He’s created a very nice infographic of the Apple products and pricing, and how they relate to Consumers. How closely do you think he nailed it? Read more »

There is no shortage of desktop search tools to choose from with Yahoo’s recent entrant into this hot but crowded field.  Yahoo Desktop Search (YDS) joins the tools from Google and MSN who also produce free programs that do basically the same thing but with slightly […] Read more »

If you want to spruce up your Windows XP Luna theme you can now download the Energy Blue theme that was originally only released for the Tablet PC.  It is now available for all WinXP owners.  Enjoy. Read more »

PC users like PCs. They enjoy using them, building them, tweaking them. Some may even develop a special liking for a certain machine. Mac users on the other hand, love Macs. We feel a connection to every peice of hardware and software. It speaks to us, […] Read more »

I have commented in the past on the rising popularity of the Firefox browser among the many visitors to jkOnTheRun and I have decided to create a historical picture by posting the browser share graph every week or so.  Here’s the graph of today’s visitors by […] Read more »

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