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Here’s one for the "uh-oh" department: MobileWhack has this link to a Palm 680 patch to address a battery issue. Apparently, the 680′s camera is draining that precious battery life, even while in a sleeply stand-by state. Option 1 would be just to use the heck […] Read more »

Although you could always use the Zune for basic podcasting functionality, Zune Thoughts found some recent developments that could increase podcast support for Microsoft’s digital audio/video player. Some of the evidence out there: 1. A page on showing featured partners that offer podcasts.2. A quick […] Read more »

OK, how long before Alltel gets a ‘cease & desist’ for the Apple-like widgets in their Celltop phone interface? We got a press release (PDF) yesterday on this one and clearly, they’re NOT widgets, they’re cells, ‘k? Actually, these individual cells look like a nice UI […] Read more »

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Access might sound familiar; they’re the folks that bought the Palm OS. However, they also developed a solid web browsing client for Windows Mobile devices some years back. The NetFront browser didn’t get updated often, but many folks sung its praises. Looks like the venerable app […] Read more »

First off, I have to say , I’m a huge fan of Cisco Cheng and PC Mag. I should also disclose that PC Mag ran an article I collaborated on for the 12/5/06 issue. Having said that, I’m disappointed in the article “Another Let Down: Hands […] Read more »

I caught this story and the above screencap over at Download Squad earlier today and wondered how I missed John Tokash’s efforts on Reader Mini! John took it upon himself to better the standard mobile Google Reader client using the API and the end result looks […] Read more »

I’ve been beta testing v1.5 of OneCare for several months on various Vista configurations as v1 is not supported on Vista. I also purchased a OneCare subscription last April for my XP machines. Based on the Windows Live OneCare blog, version 1.5 availability is expected in […] Read more »

The Toshiba R400 we saw at CES last week isn’t even out yet, but it got a little battered and bruised in this high-level sharing of thoughts at Core Duo News. Some of the high low-lights: "The first thought that comes to mind is “slow,slow, slow”, […] Read more »

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If you’re like me and you love the Tablet PC and UMPC genre of computers then you know that it is the Windows XP Tablet Edition that sets these devices apart from other, ho hum devices like notebooks.  It’s the Tablet bits that provide the oomph […] Read more »

I attend meetings, a lot of meetings.  Every day, usually more than one and some of them have 10 – 12 attendees which makes remembering names almost impossible.  I saw a simple tip on LifeHacker to help remember who was who at meetings, a tip so […] Read more »

One of the most popular categories of technology at the CES each year is the ultra-portable device category and this year was no exception. OQO announced it’s Model 02 at CES and they were everywhere, the SX-Gen from Seamless Internet was all over the place, Samsung […] Read more »

If you’ve traveled much you’ve no doubt seen the road warriors at the gate crowded around the one electrical outlet, trying to get as much juice into that laptop battery as possible before the flight.  That’s if they’re lucky enough to find an outlet at all, […] Read more »

A long time ago….in a galaxy far, far away…..A-Data trumped all of the Imperials in the SSD flash market and provided a new hope to mobile computing with their 128 GB, 2.5-inch flash drive. Acutally, it was only last week and took place in Vegas: the […] Read more »

While I was chatting with Dwight Silverman (Houston Chronicle) last week in Vegas he mentioned that HP promised to send him an evaluation Pavilion tx1000 Tablet PC.  The HP Pavilion tx1000 is the convertible launched at the CES last week and Dwight said he was looking […] Read more »

The OneNote Extensibility & More folks just made some Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows available; these two presentations provide a fantastic high-level overview on the functions and features included in Microsoft OneNote. I know that we’ve highlighted many use cases and OneNote tidbits before, so if we haven’t […] Read more »

Darned if this doesn’t look like a Smartphone Edition device to me, but nope, it’s a super-thin Pocket PC Phone Edition device, complete with the required touchscreen. The i-mate JAQ3 is finding its way into some enthusiast hands and Matt Miller provides a solid overview after […] Read more »

For years, adding a graphics tablet to a notebook or desktop was an option to enable some type of near-Tablet PC experience. Unfortunately, that type of hardware solution is only as good as the specific software that supports it. Craig Pringle illustrates how easy it was […] Read more »

I wish I had seen this at CES last week. Eleksen, the folks that make the fabric keyboard / case for UMPCs, have a gadget bag with Windows SideShow support according to Laptoping. Since your device is in the bag, shouldn’t that be ‘Shouldertoping’? Ah….I digress…. […] Read more »

Geez, these dongles just keep getting smaller and smaller! On one hand, we want smaller devices so they’re easier to carry, but on the other hand, the smaller they are, the easier they are to lose. The MoGo Dapter Bluetooth dongle supports Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR […] Read more »

I remember not too long ago when people realized that Apple was putting 802.11n functionality into the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro lines. Back then I thought it was a decent idea; at this point, the 802.11n draft spec should be relatively stable, so it’s a […] Read more »

That whole Sprint-Nextel merger is finally coming full circle as Sprint just announced two new handsets that use dual-mode network technology. The Sprint ic502 (aka: Motorola Buzz, shown; credit: motoRAZR) and the Sprint ic402 (known as the Motorola Blend) offer the walkie-talkie power from Nextel and […] Read more »

Jenn over at Pocketables got the news via the Micro PC Talk forums: Sony has three more UX handheld models on the way: the UX91S, UX91NS and UX71, ranging in prices from $1,557 to $2,283. Each of these handhelds will come with some flavah of Vista […] Read more »

Ross Wirth has noticed all the "day in the life" articles we post on jkOnTheRun and has written one of his own detailing how he used his Fujitsu P1610 on a recent day.  Ross’ day included a trip from Chicago to Des Moines so he detailed […] Read more »

Are you one of those people who has a thing for pens?  You know who you are, you’re the one with the Levenger catalogue on your coffee table and you choose your daily pen based on the outfit you’re wearing.  If you fit that description AND […] Read more »

Big news from Netflix today: the company that pioneered the DVD movie mail subscription service is taking it to the Net. An announcement hit this morning indicating that you’ll be able to download and view movies on your PC through your Internet connection with movies beginning […] Read more »

jkOnTheRun reader Keith Heard visited the auto show in Detroit recently and found a unique use of Tablet PCs at the show: Some Nissan reps had them and were taking mailing information for sending out brochures, but I also saw a more complex use for them. […] Read more »

Who owns the iPhone?  That’s the big question since Apple announced the iPhone and Cisco followed with the lawsuit over the trademarked name.  Cisco picked up the trademark when they acquired Infogear Technology in 2000 and have been shipping a VoIP phone under the name iPhone […] Read more »

Too bad I filled up my Highlander Hybrid before I read this article. At CES, Dresser Wayne demonstrated a gas pump dispenser that runs Windows CE and allows consumers to transfer MP3 audio files to their vehicle without wires thanks to Bluetooth technology. The Ovation2 iX […] Read more »

SpeedScript is another text input system that’s worth a look; the application was originally designed for Windows Mobile devices, but the company shot us a note to tell us about the beta version for Windows XP Tablet Edition. Since Origami devices run that OS, this beta […] Read more »

Regular readers know how much I adore my Samsung Q1, aka: Sammy. 12 hours prior to my CES trip, Sammy took a jolt from an external battery and has been in a coma ever since. I’ve done a bedside watch for some time and I’m not […] Read more »

I’m reading Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ latest series of ZDNet posts with great interest: Adrian has a high-end MacBook Pro on loan from Apple and he’s documenting his daily experiences with the notebook. I’ve basically been a Windows guy for years, although I have dabbled with Ubuntu. Now […] Read more »

This gadget would really have come in handy last week at the CES.  The ability to cover long distances with a minimal effort would have been much appreciated and saved my legs from feeling dead at the end of each day.  What I needed was the […] Read more »

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