MobileTechRoundup 35

Faster EVDO in the future, but perhaps slower EVDO on the Treo now. More UMPC thoughts and some freeware to boot!

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MoTR 35 is 33:58 minutes long and is a 23.4 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Sounds of “smooth jazz” with an external mic at James’s house. 😉
Did Dave break his Treo or are there just issues with the EVDO and the lack of resources?
What’s faster than today’s EVDO? Tomorrow’s EVDO of course, coming soon from SierraWireless.
Windows Vista interim build 5342 is out, will the new Windows Mobile Device Center function on this build?
Will Toshiba lead the UMPC pack with an Origami device? Kevin thinks so.
Freeware of the day: OhMyGolf helps you track those many, many golf strokes.
Not so free, but still fun: SPB AirIslands (and it works on the Treo 700’s square screen)

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MobileTechRoundup 34

New eBook reader on the horizon, how to use Wikipedia while mobile, ordering LogMein Chinese food and a freeware of the day!

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MoTR 34 is 34:00 minutes long and is a 23.4 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
iRex technologies and the iLiad: a new eBook reader coming next month that uses digital ink and is only 16 millimeters thick. Want to read a review of the iLiad? Request it here.
Wikipedia on the go! We cover three options to access “the” Wiki” from mobile devices: a version formatted for mobile screens, a WAP brower version for phones, and another small screen version for PDAs. [via Geekzone]
Dave gives a roundup on LogMeIn’s free service. Access your desktop from a PDA, take control and more.
Freeware of the day: Use Synergy to seamlessly control all of your networked computers of Mac, Windows and Unix platforms with a single keyboard and mouse. You can even cut and paste across platforms!

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MobileTechRoundup 33

ActiveSync gets a facelift in Vista, we test Skype over DSL and EVDO, plus there’s a great freeware application. Don’t forget the listener voicemail! Oh, and we’re cutting way back on the acronyms this time too.

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MoTR 33 is 34:41 minutes long and is a 23.8 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Skype test over DSL and EVDO. Bandwidth makes a difference: hear it for yourself.
HP ends the rx4700 device (for good this time?)
Is VGA a “must have” feature on a Windows Mobile device or is it overkill?
Are there issues with push e-mail and Exchange SP2 on the Treo?
NewsGator mobile keeps you in sync in Windows and Windows Mobile.
Bloglines works well too and there’s even an unsupported tool to use Bloglines and Onfolio together.
Speaking of Onfolio, what Pro version functions did we lose now that Onfolio is part of Windows Live? Here’s the answer in a PDF file.
ActiveSync becoming Windows Mobile Device Center in Vista and finally a JPEG in WinMobile is JPEG in Windows!
Is ActiveSync trying to do too much for us? On the Palm side, synchronizing seems to be much more stable.
Freeware of the day: imov messenger lets you IM for free on your Windows Mobile device on AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and Google, PLUS it supports location-based services.
Listener voicemail: Phil from Corwall has some great commentary on CAB and temp files in Windows Mobile, not to mention some cellphone triangulation info.

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MobileTechRoundup 32

It’s the “umpsie” show, which is what we call the new UMPCs. Great roundtable on the new device class!

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MoTR 32 is 37:04 minutes long and is a 25.46 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Dave rushes back from D.C. just in time for the show!
Major roundtable on the “umpsie” or what everyone else calls the UMPC.
We discuss the form factor, the Touch Pack, touchscreens vs. digitizers as well as the OEMs.
Mobile computing: how enabling is it? We liken it to the Getting Things Done tenet of completing tasks while in the right context and environment, i.e.: when you have downtime and are near a phone, complete all of your phone-related tasks.
James compares his Sony U-71 with the general specs of a UMPC and tells how PDANet lets him tether his Tre0 700w as an EVDO modem.
FolderShare thoughts: a great FREE way to keep multiple devices in synch.

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MobileTechRoundup 31

Sprint vs. Verizon in an EVDO showdown, tons of freeware, listener emails from around the world and more on show #31.

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MoTR 31 is 34:05 minutes long and is a 23.41 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Dave’s back and provides advice: don’t use a mobile device in a whiteout while driving.
James finds Earthcomer which finds points of interest all around you for free.
TMobile is providing free WiFi on weekends at their hotspot locations.
Freeware of the day: eReader 2.6.3 for PocketPC and Windows Mobile 5.0 devices.
RIM settles for $612 million with NTP, and there was much rejoicing.
Listener e-mail from John in Norway! John recommends Deepnet Explorer.
Listener e-mail from Brian: what device options should he consider, a Sprint Treo that may or may not have Windows Mobile or something else?
EVDO showdown between Sprint and Verizon on the 6700. Sprint’s speed: 950 kbps. Verizon’s speed: 435 kbps.
Help us with an EVDO showdown. Run a bandwidth test on your EVDO device and share the results with us via e-mail or Skype Voicemail. Be sure to tell us what the speed was, which carrier it was and on what device.
Kevin defines his perfect TabletPC specs; is Lenovo making the X60s as a dual core Tablet?
Stop over to see Dave and the new DualCor CPC at Fose in Washington, D.C. this week!

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MobileTechRoundup 30

You voted for it and he bought it: Kevin has the XV6700! We discuss the new Windows Mobile 5.0 phone, some freeware and have a “special guest” on the show: Microsoft Voice Command!

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MoTR 30 is 34:18 minutes long and is a 23.5 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Thanks for picking the XV6700 for Kevin!
We give a rundown on the specs and first impressions.
Listener e-mail: Skype 2.0 question from Ralf. Can you do Skype with video on the Windows Mobile client?
Kevin didn’t realize that EV-DO is an optional feature, so there’s no contract or commitment to add (or remove) Broadband Access as long as you keep your voice plan.
Ever wonder what Microsoft Voice Command sounds like or does? We demo it live on the podcast! Hm, is this the first podcast “guest-starring” Voice Command?
Freeware of the Day: Opera for Windows Mobile Beta 2 (thanks to JNGold for the tip!)
Why are Kevin’s CAB files not auto-deleting upon execution on the XV6700? They aren’t read-only files, so what’s up?
Listener e-mail from Barry: listening to MobileTechRoundup saved tons of time at his company. Glad we could help!
You have to listen to Kevin’s favorite XV6700 feature. No hints in the show notes, sorry!

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