MobileTechRoundup 59

Welcome new listeners from PodcastAwards! Hope you like mobile tech, because we’re FULL of it…of mobile tech, that is!

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MoTR 59 is 33:14 minutes long and is a 30.4 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:
Welcome new listeners from PodcastAwards! Hope you like mobile tech, because we’re FULL of it…of mobile tech, that is!
Thanks to the listeners for nominating us at PodcastAwards for the Best Mobile Podcast! We don’t make the show…YOU DO! 🙂
You also put us in the top 1% of ALL podcasts over at PodcastAlley for the month of July. YOU ROCK!!!
Judie has one of the first DualCor cPC non-review devices; it’s actually an engineering sample that she purchase. What up with the funky stylus?!?
Congrats to Apple for inventing a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse! What will they think of next? 😉
Google Maps with traffic for your mobile phone!
Ben wants to know what options there are for Google Maps with Traffic on a Windows Mobile device? Not many due to the Java requirement. Google Local will work for basic maps but not traffic.
Skype for Nokia is coming soon…just in Spain or do we all get it and have to speak Spanish?
So is Verizon’s unlimited Broadband Access plan for EV-DO really unlimited? Nope, just ask ConsumerAffairs who got their account shut down!
Freeware of the show: TideTool for the Palm OS. Great for folks that need info on the tides like Matt!
Wanna run this Palm OS applications on a Windows Mobile device? You can do that with StyleTap which is a Palm emulator for Windows Mobile.
Kevin gets his head stuck in the MoTR Mailbox….
Listener e-mail from David: He’s got a Samsung Q1 UMPC (woo-hoo!) and wants to upgrade MSN Messenger; can he still use ink for his chats? Sure can, even with Windows Live Messenger beta. David is also scopin’ out a Nokia N93; Matt shares some differences between the N93 and the N90.
Listener e-mail from Virgil: can I get a Symbian converged device for under..say…$300? Best fit for Virgil’s requirements might be the N91 but it’s expensive. Next alternative might be the N61.
Virgil also asks about “dumb”-phones vs. smartphones and tethering with UMPCs.
Listener e-mail from Viv: what was the service or software we mentioned w-a-a-a-y back when in a previous show that tracks kids and friends via GPS? Verizon offers a monthly service and IonKids offers a one-time fee product.

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MobileTechRoundup Podcast is a finalist in the Podcast Awards!

We are thrilled to report that MobileTechRoundup (MoTR) is a finalist in the Best Mobile Podcast category of the Podcast Awards! The Podcast Awards are the biggest award competition honoring podcasts in a lot of different categories and we thank them for putting on such an awesome competition. They go out of their way to put on a top-notch competition and we are honored that our listeners nominated our show in such numbers to put us in the top 5 finalists in this category that represents hundreds (if not thousands) of podcasts. Voting begins at midnight on July 28th and runs through August 11th so get your votes in and see if we can get MoTR the top dog spot in the Best Mobile Podcast category. Kevin, Matt and I put a lot of work and love into producing the show and it is such a validation for all we do to make the finalist list.

You can see the entire list of finalists here and remember, once the voting lights up you can vote once per day (per IP address) so don’t forget!

MobileTechRoundup 58

Plenty of discussion around new flash memory announcements and some tips, tricks and best practices for CAB files on mobile devices. Don’t forget the Freeware and what Josh Bancroft’s twttr status is!

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MoTR 58 is 31:59 minutes long and is a 29.2 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: James Kendrick, Matt Miller and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Was it National Memory Card week? Several announcements on this front.
SanDisk announces their SDHC cards and their Extreme IV Compact Flash memory.
Flash memory is great for portable media; we’ve used the Neuros to copy media to flash memory.
Gizmo Project rolls out free PC to landline or mobile phones, but there are some limitations.
Does twittr provide TMI? Do we really need to show our presence on cell phones? Hey, we just caught Josh Bancroft on the twittr home page. Status: getting ready to be home and be hot. Good luck with that Josh! 😉
Freeware of the show: CABviaActiveSync for your Windows Mobile device. Plus some tips, tricks and best practices for installations and CAB files.
Microsoft breaks “pass-through Internet connectivity” for some ActiveSync 4.2 users and then they fixed it. Well, someone fixed it….
Matt uses The Missing Sync 2.5 with his Windows Mobile devices and his Apple computer.
Breaking news to our “studio” during the recording from AppleInsider: Apple patenting a hover mechanism for a touchscreen?

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MobileTechRoundup 57

Linux on a UMPC? Yes…but….you need to listen in to find out why or why not! Learn how to cope with smaller screens with our tips and tricks too!

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MoTR 57 is 34:05 minutes long and is a 31.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: James Kendrick, Matt Miller and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Can you run Linux on the Samsung Q1 (or other UMPC) via Virtual PC? James says “Yes, but you won’t like it….” 😉
Craig Pringle tells you how to get more usage from a smaller screen. It’s a must read for any mobile device owners.
Matt mentions small screen challenges that can be overcome in Office 2007, ActiveWords and we discuss the Office ribbon as well as resizing the Tablet PC TIP.
Don’t forget that you can’t “hover” on a touchscreen Tablet PC: be sure to Google “floattip.exe”
The S60 Third Edition Catalog is updated with more third-party apps, courtesy of All About Symbian.
Added: Microsoft hotfix to improve battery life by addressing USB issues.
Freeware of the show: Earthcomber which has added new services including finding local graves?

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MobileTechRoundup 56

Smartphone data consumption, a hands on review of a 3G PC card adapter good for UMPCs and the real question: is ‘tethering’ a dirty word?

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MoTR 56 is 35:33 minutes long and is a 32.6 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: James Kendrick, Matt Miller and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
What kind of data do Smartphone users consume and why does Matt consume 100 MG per month while Kevin consumes 2 GB per month?
How do you get a 3G connection on a UMPC that doesn’t have a PC card slot? Try the U132 PCMCIA to USB adapter from Elan Digital Systems, which Kevin did with a Verizon EV-DO card. Huge kudos to Allegiance Technology Partners for the review unit!
James makes “tethering” sound so dirty! 😉
Pocket Informant is now available for Smartphones.
Freeware of the show: Virtual PC 2004 from Microsoft.
Listener e-mail from David: Can the Nokia N93 take the place of my PDA and camera?
Better yet: can Nokia be the official Smartphone of the MobileTechRoundup podcast?!?

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MobileTechRoundup 55

Kevin’s cranky because he missed the World Cup final, but James and Matt cheer him up with plenty of mobile tech news!

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MoTR 55 is 31:03 minutes long and is a 28.4 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: James Kendrick, Matt Miller and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Matt decided to take the 1 GB upgrade plunge with his Samsung Q1, same as Kevin.
ActiveSync 4.2 is released: who should upgrade (and who shouldn’t)?
Samsung’s A990 with a 3.2 Megapixel camera hits the U.S. on Verizon Wireless.
ATEKsoft Cool Camera software for HTC devices can help with your pictures too.just ask CSTV
iPods on the Division 1 football sidelines for play-by-play review? Yup, it’s true…!
Nokia updates the 770 Internet Tablet. Does it contend with other handheld devices?
Matt talks about browsing on the Nokia E61: the updated browser is based on Apple Safari and includes a great feature called Visual History!
Freeware of the show: SmarterMail for hosting your own mail. Almost all of the features of Exchange but for free!
What kind of connectivity can you have on a boat? WiFi if you park the boat next to your house! 😉

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MobileTechRoundup 54

Matt Miller joins Kevin and James as a new host and BOY do we geek out about mobile devices on this show!

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MoTR 54 is 31:51 minutes long and is a 29.2 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: James Kendrick, Matt Miller and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Let’s grill welcome the uber-talented and highly qualified Matt Miller to the show!
Learn all about Matt’s illustrious mobile background and see why Kevin’s no longer qualified to do the show. 🙂
Hey, what’s an axxPac anyway?!? Matt knows…
Matt explains how he uses his Q1 during the day. He’s got a few issues with the device: is Kevin to blame? One of the issues should be solved with this Targus USB DVD optical drive.
Listener VM from Matt Smith: can the Samsung Q1 boot in any resolution other than the native 800 x 480?
Huge news: Microsoft to make a new portable media player to fight the iPod? Better yet: Microsoft is reportedly planning to scan your paid iTunes song list and GIVE you those songs for the new player.
Matt listens to podcasts on the Nokia N91, which leads us to the….
Freeware of the show: Nokia’s Podcasting application

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MobileTechRoundup welcomes Matt Miller (palmsolo) to the crew!

We’re very happy to announce that Matt Miller, aka palmsolo, is joining the MoTR team as co-host of the MobileTechRoundup podcast. Matt is a long-time contributor to geek.com and has recently been blogging on ZDNet (The Mobile Gadgeteer) and on his own blog palmsolo. Matt brings a wealth of inside knowledge and experience with the Palm platform and is an expert on Nokia phones. We believe Matt will provide a dimension to MoTR that has been missing since we’re very Windows/ Windows Mobile centric. Matt is also a great guy and we can’t wait to record our first show as a trio. Please join us in welcoming Matt to the show and while you are waiting for the next show to appear (which should be real soon now) hop over to palmsolo, geek.com and The Mobile Gadgeteer and check out Matt’s writings. You’ll see why we’re both thrilled to have him join the show. Kevin is thrilled because Matt recently got a Samsung Q1 so they can both gang up on James (of course, his Sony can beat up their Q1s). We’re thrilled because we’re pretty sure this is the first podcast to be hosted by at least two Q1 owners. 🙂 Shoot us some questions or suggestions for the show and we’ll address them, we promise (fingers crossed behind back). Welcome Matt!

MobileTechRoundup 53

Flash-based storage in notebooks and UMPCs? Join us for that discussion, listener voicemail, freeware and more mobile tech with James and Kevin!

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MoTR 53 is 31:45 minutes long and is a 29.1 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
General discussion on flash-based drives in UMPCs and notebooks. Samsung will offer one in Korea and Sony offers it in the UX90 series.
Hands on with the Vonage V-phone. Looks easy to use and sets you back $40, but what type of consumer needs this?
Listener VM from Manny: Can the SuperLink USB cable that came with the Samsung Q1 be used between any two computers? Here’s a link to a similar product.
10 things Kevin doesn’t like about the Samsung Q1. Here’s a quick rundown which leads into…
thoughts on screen resolutions and screen sizes for mobile devices.
Freeware of the show: Yahoo! Messenger for Mac OS.
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