Mobile Tech Manor #104: Wireless Rules

Mobile Tech Manor is my home office where all sorts of gadgetry is always arriving. In this column, I look back at the week in the Manor and recount the happenings and lessons learned. I love sharing my weeks with you, so welcome to the Manor.

Freedom Pro Portable Keyboard: Works With Anything

Portable keyboards are nothing new, I’ve used them for years. Many mobile gadgets rely on onscreen keyboards for text entry, but for writers that is often not good enough. I needed a keyboard and investigated the options, and chose the Freedom Pro Keyboard.

Taking the EVO 4G to the Powermat on Video

Charging gadgets without wires has been a dream for a long time, and it is finally becoming reality with the Powermat Wireless Charging System. The small charging mat couples with a special charging back on the EVO 4G in the video to charge the battery wirelessly.

Mobile Tech Manor #102: It’s Back!

Mobile Tech Manor is my home office where all sorts of gadgetry is always arriving. In this column, I look back at the week in the Manor and recount the happenings and lessons learned. I love sharing my weeks with you, so welcome to the Manor.

My Top 5 Android Widgets for the EVO

I have been investigating Android widgets for quite some time, with the goal to make my HTC EVO more personal and to better fit my needs. I have settled on five widgets that turn my EVO into a smartphone that better reflects the way I work.

Dolphin Browser HD on Video – Best Mobile Web?

The number of quality apps on the Android platform has grown tremendously, and one of the best apps is the Dolphin Browser HD. This free browser builds on the strengths of the stock Android browser by adding key interface methods that are shown in this video.

Froyo Update Hits the EVO 4G

Sprint has begun rolling out the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update as promised to owners of the EVO 4G. To maintain good update server speeds, the update will be released in phases, and will appear when available. Manual updating can be done in the phone’s settings.

Sprint to Roll Out Froyo for EVO 4G

Sprint will roll out the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update in waves beginning Aug. 3, and it should be available to all EVO owners by the middle of August. Froyo brings faster performance, the ability to install apps on external memory, and voice dialing over Bluetooth.

Mobile Tech Manor #99: Button Fixation Explained

For the 99th time I get to share my week with you. I’ve seen gadgets going out the door of Mobile Tech Manor, other gadgets taking on bigger roles in my work and cool software running on them all. Plus there’s that button obsession thing…

Mobile Tech Manor #98: Apps, Not Programs

Another week is in the bag and time to look back and see what I learned from the happenings in Mobile Tech Manor. It was a week largely focused on apps, and I gave a lot of thought to my shift from “programs” to “apps”.

Mobile Tech Manor #96: EVO 4G One Month In

Mobile Tech Manor is my home office, but since I often work mobile it can easily be anywhere I set up shop. This week I paid attention to how I used the EVO 4G to give my thoughts on how it’s been so far.

Thoughts From the Road: Office in a Bag

I am working in the press room — sorry, the media room — at the Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando. The trip has been a good one so far, and that is due to the small but effective tool kit I brought along which is important.

Mobile Tech Manor #93: An App a Day

The end of another week is nigh which brings me to my favorite task — sharing the events at Mobile Tech Manor. This week was a big week for apps for the iPad and Android. A lost dog dominated Twitter, and a good book was read.

Why Sprint Needn't Worry About Revised EVO Sales Numbers

Sprint’s sales of the HTC EVO 4 smartphone are good, but the carrier mis-spoke when touting how good the sales numbers really are. But Sprint shouldn’t be concerned — the EVO offers stellar hardware specs, 4G connectivity, access to the growing Android Market ecosystem.

jkOnTheRun Review: HTC EVO 4G Superphone

Sprint is no doubt ecstatic over setting sales records with the Sprint EVO 4G late last week. The latest Android phone to hit the market, the EVO 4G is chock-full of features to appeal to any power user. Here’s my complete review.

Sprint EVO 4G Update: Syncing and Battery Drain

It was a fun weekend playing with the new Sprint EVO 4G I bought on Friday. Some users have reported excessive battery usage, and I ran into that at one point. Here’s what I though caused it and how I fixed it rather simply.

Mobile Tech Manor #91: I Want My EVO

The week flew by in a blur with all the activity at Mobile Tech Manor, and that means time to share the week with you. Mobile Tech Manor was a busy place, and I spent far too much time feeding my app addiction.

Typical Day With the Sprint EVO 4G

I haven’t done a “typical day” post in a while and as I’ve been running all over the place today it seemed like a good idea. I’ve had the EVO for a day, and it’s become second nature to reach for it go get something done.

Photo Tour: Sprint EVO 4G

The good folks at Sprint dropped off the EVO 4G for me to share with you. The EVO has the 4.3-inch display that is simply beautiful. It’s also packing 4G that can be shared with up to 8 devices at once over the Mobile Hotspot.

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s Speedy Superphone

HTC just raised the superphone bar with Sprint’s introduction of the HTC EVO 4G — the first phone ready to jump on Sprint’s fast 4G network. This Android 2.1 device seems to have it all — from high end hardware to a custom interface.