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Handtops reports that the OQO has been chosen by TComm UK Ltd for their Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) solution to target the police and emergency services markets.  The system will send real time video signals to a central server for access by others on the emergency […] Read more »

Geekzone reports that Ericcson Enterpise has released a true push email software solution for the Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. EMO 5.0 provides push e-mail and calendar data to users of most Symbian smartphones and Microsoft Windows Mobile Smartphones or Pocket PC. E-mails, calendar updates and […] Read more »

Mobile professionals need to stay connected no matter where their travels may take them.  Road warriors usually have a modem, phone cable, ethernet cable and WiFi to choose from in the typical notebook computer and for good reason.  Depending on where you travel either in the […] Read more »

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A cool little web site, TopFiveSites lists their picks for the top five web sites in twenty different categories.  The categories are diverse and very useful and this site is a first stop when you are looking for a number of concise links to a particular […] Read more »

The New York Times has an article that states people close to the negotiations claim IBM is selling its personal computer business, likely to Chinese firm Lenovo.  IBM basically built the original PC and if this pans out it is very sad to see. Read more »

A lot of excitement this week as MSN debuted the new blogging service MSN Spaces.  Blogger asciident has pointed out something in the Terms of Use agreement that bloggers agree to when they create a blog on MSN Spaces: 6. MATERIALS YOU POST OR PROVIDE; COMMUNICATIONS […] Read more »

Pocket-lint (great name) has a review of the Logitech Media Play Cordless Mouse which is a neat mouse that adds controls for Windows Media Player.  This makes so much sense I am surprised I haven’t seen this before.  Buttons conveniently placed on the mouse’s body let […] Read more »

Frequent TabletPC Buzz visitor Tracy Hooten just started a blog aimed at students using the Tablet PC.  The Student Tablet PC is a nice site and you will already find lots of good stuff there.  Worth a visit. Read more »

We are getting a lot of visitors from the 2004 Weblog Awards where jkOnTheRun is in the Best Tech Blog category so I thought it would be helpful to those who have never come to the site before to give you a little linked overview to […] Read more »

Woot! always finds great deals to offer for their one day sales and there is no better place to get good current technology for rock bottom prices.  Their special today is such a good deal I want to make sure readers see it.  If you’re looking […] Read more »

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Newspapers large and small must no doubt have seen their circulation numbers dwindle with so many people getting a lot of their daily news fix on the Internet.  I cannot remember the last time I even looked at a newspaper much less bought one.  You have […] Read more »

ESPN will launch ESPN Mobile next year and will sell ESPN-branded handsets, accessories and applications, including access to sports headlines, photos, ring tones and streaming audio and video over Sprint’s high-speed data network.  Customers will receive their bills directly from ESPN. (via Wired News) Read more »

Thanks to my buddy Marc I downloaded and installed version 1.8.1 of Konfabulator which addresses all of these issues: Reduced our memory footprint in Task Manager. Upgraded the URL object to support POSTing, outputting to a file and returning the HTTP response code. Made the Below […] Read more »

At the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), car-audio manufacturer, Clarion will be debuting their initial offering of iPod integration with your car. While it sounds like you’ll need their in-dash DVD player/monitor for full integration, there’s also mention of a CD receiver model to be released […] Read more »

Mine is already on the way so you will have to get your own.  Comes with its own handheld on the belt, glasses, coffee mug, laptop, wrist watch and pocket protector.   Nuff said. Read more »

Why is it that the accessories that do the best job have to look so ugly?  That is my take on the Aliph Jawbone cell phone headset, anyway.  The Jawbone is the pricey ($150) headset that conducts sound through the jawbone of the person wearing it […] Read more »

From Robert Williams of Microsoft: Today Microsoft announced that New Zealand-based Ambient Design Ltd, creator of ArtRage, is the $100,000 grand prize winner of the Microsoft® Tablet PC "Does Your Application Think in Ink?" contest, which attracted 260 submissions from around the world. The intent of […] Read more »

Well folks, you did so well last time that I am asking you to give it another try.  The 2004 Weblog Awards are now voting so if you like jkOnTheRun give it a vote for Best Tech Blog.  Let’s see how far we can go with […] Read more »

We have confirmed reports that the Canadian localization of the popular iTunes music store is now open. Read more »

Microsoft’s blogging service, MSN Spaces, is going live as we speak.  Jeremy Wright has a nice article about it including some links to MS participants who have set up really cool blogs on the service.  I think Jeremy is right- this is going to be very […] Read more »

SPOTdev is reporting that a SPOT SDK is coming for developers interested in developing apps for the SPOT watch.  Owners of SPOT watches have to depend on MSN content so this could finally open the smart watches up to third party feeds and apps.  Good news. Read more »

Apple today announced that the iTunes Music Store service in Canada was going to miss its November mark. “We said that we would launch the iTunes Music Store in Canada by the end of November, but we’re going to miss this deadline by a bit,” the […] Read more »

The Sony Style web site now has the Sony Vaio U750P available for purchase.  The U750P is an upgraded U70 that has the following specs: Intel® Pentium® M Processor Ultra Low Voltage 733 (1.10 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache) Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN […] Read more »

CompUSA will be holding a make-shift Macintosh User Group meeting at all of its stores tommorow morning. “Get into the holiday spirit and join the festivities at CompUSA nationwide for an Apple users exclusive holiday celebration. The event will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 […] Read more »

A source inside iTunes Canada has leaked that the Canadian localization of the popular online music store will be released today. This comes after dissapointment over its faliure to launch by the end of November, as it had been rumored. Read more »

Okay…well maybe not you…but if you like to write about Apple…then YES! YOU! If you are even remotely interested in helping out then skip on over to the contact page and shoot us a line. Rock. Read more »

“iZoom is a free, simple application designed to allow you to easily resize and crop your photos for optimized display on your iPod photo, on the web, or in email messages to friends. iZoom is very useful for creating web photo galleries, forum-user avatars, and image […] Read more »

A poster to a discussion forum on Palm InfoCenter has received a pre-release version of a device that is supposed to appear or be announced early next year.  The device is based on the Palm OS and is not a smartphone nor a true PDA, but […] Read more » has just released a couple of fun new toys for all you GarageBand users! The first is Bandmates Synth Player – Padtastik. Over 45 new synth loops for “the ultimate in sonic warmth.” The next is Bandmates Guitar Player – Acoustic Guitar. This one containing […] Read more »

If you have a notebook computer and want to get the benefits of a port replicator and complete 5.1 audio in one unit then you might be interested in Toshiba’s new Multimedia Center.  The replicator provides a 4-port USB 2.0 hub, Ethernet connection, and a SPDIF […] Read more »

IBM, Toshiba and Sony announced in 2001 a joint effort to develop a computing core that would allow for mass simultaneous task execution.  The three companies are spending billions to make this new computing platform a reality and today jointly announced their plans to bring this […] Read more »

I4U has published an overview of Sharp’s latest Linux PDA with a convertible form and based on their impressions I want one!  The Zaurus SL-C3000 is the first PDA with an integrated 4 GB hard drive, a clamshell design that converts to a slate, full Linux […] Read more »

“IMac’s G5 top choice of year” from The Washington Times – “…It will cost close to $2,100 to get the supersized 20-inch model with extra RAM and a wireless keyboard and mouse. That’s a relatively high price in this age of far-less-expensive Windows-based machines. But Apple […] Read more »

Something about R/C aircraft just gets people going. Man can’t fly so we transpose that long standing desire onto little aircraft that we can control as they soar through the sky.  A company called TrendTimes has something even better just in time for the holidays that […] Read more »

Merrill Lynch speculates at Apple introducing an entertainment server to the market, to possibly compete with current DVR’s and Media Center PC’s. “A 200GB Apple server at a reasonable price and possibly with PVR technology could be Apple’s next category killer,” the firm was reported saying. […] Read more »

Virgin is set to have the new Boomtube EX portable speakers for shipping which coaxes a whopping 40 watts of sound from your MP3 player, portable computer or other device.  Connection is with a simple 3.5mm jack so it is universally useful and the unique tube […] Read more »

AppleInsider is reporting that the public is warming up to the iPod faster than it did to the Sony Walkman during the ’80s and ’90s. iPod sales are approx. 1 million units ahead of the Walkman after Walkmans equivilant 2.5 years. Read more »

Canadian television has started showing ads for the much anticipated iTunes Canada music store. The commercials appear to be exactly the same as the iTunes ads shown in the United States, but instead of ending with, they end in This follows Apples statment earlier […] Read more »

Two financial institutions have raised their target prices for Apple stock. Merrill Lynch, stating that they are expecting an increase in iPod sales in the December quarter, 4 million up from 3.5 million, and 12.9 million for fiscal 2005 up from 10.7 million, raised target share […] Read more »

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