MobileTechRoundup 66

Matt’s still camping but finds a WiFi signal to record. Listener e-mails, device recommendations and a double freeware!

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MoTR 66 is 33:03 minutes long and is a 30.3 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:
Bigfoot ate the router at Matt’s RV resort, so we’re winging it.
Treo 700wx is appearing soon; are current Palm Treo 700w owners ticked off because they have half the memory capacity in their device?
HTC Excalibur coming soon, but we’re not sure we like it. Looks like O2 will carry it as the Xda Cosmo.
Watch on September 12th for Palm announcements on the Palm Treo 750 that appears to have HSDPA support.
What device should Philip Windley buy? Hear our thoughts…
MobileTechRoundup goes mobile! Point your mobile browser to our site for a small-screen friendly version thanks to Alex King’s WordPress plugin.
E-mail from Jonathan: should he upgrade from a Dell Axim X30 to an Axim X51v or HTC Universal?
E-mail from Clement: question about the screen on a Fujitsu P1510D in portrait mode.
Freeware of the show: AudioID for Skype.
Freeware (service) of the show #2: YoMoBlog mobile blogging service from Dave Winer.

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MobileTechRoundup goes….mobile?!?

MoTR_mobileGuess we got so focused on recording shows that we never got around to making the MobileTechRoundup website “mobile device” friendly. Heh…that all changes today! If you direct your mobile device to the podcast homepage, it will automatically detect if you’re viewing it on a mobile browser. Instead of the all the full size glitz and glam, you’ll get a basic text view of the podcast site, along with a direct link to download the latest show.

Looking for a prior show? No problem! Just scroll down below the current post and you’ll see the last 10 posts and shows for your listening pleasure. We thought about making all of the prior shows available this way, but after some heavy duty thinking, we all agreed that nobody should have to listen to us more than 10 times in row. Actually, WE were pretty OK with it, but input from the wives and significant others indicate that we talk too much. Who knew? If you’d rather subscribe through iTunes, that’s OK too, the subscription link hasn’t changed.

A big shout out goes to Alex King for the awesome WordPress plugin that does all of the heavy lifting here. If you’ve got a WordPress blog and want to make it mobile, stop over at Alex’s site for the plugin.

MobileTechRoundup 65

Where in the world is Matt and how can he record from his mobile location? Hear his HTC TyTN review and our answers to your e-mails and voicemails!

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MoTR 65 is 38:11 minutes long and is a 35 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:
Exclusive interview with Sasquatch as Matt’s “on location”. Wait…the guest didn’t show!
Find out who caused James’ HP tc1100 to go on the fritz. We won’t mention any names…Matt. 😉
HP fixed the tc1100 VERY quickly
Matt reviews the HTC TyTN and it’s jam-packed with functionality.
James is considering the new Palm GPS solution.
E-mail from Nick: when to use a Tablet PC vs. when to use the UPMC?
Voicemail from Matt: MemMaid helps with memory management in Windows Mobile. Any car mount suggestions for an HP tc1100? James recommends a check of Arkon.
First Dell batteries and now Apple batteries get recalled.
If Apple made a Tablet, what would that do for the overall Tablet PC market?

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MobileTechRoundup 64

Matt’s away but that doesn’t stop Kevin and James from saying Ubuntu a record number of times in 30 minutes!

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MoTR 64 is 31:29 minutes long and is a 28.8 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:
Matt’s on business, flying in and flying out. Is he Superman or Yoda? 😉
Congrats to Father Roderick and the Catholic Insider podcast!
Kevin took the Ubuntu plunge (with a safety net) on the Samsung Q1.
Even scarier: how did GottaBeMobile know to write that story up at the VERY minute we were recording this segment of the show? ooohhh….scary….
Need another input method for your UMPC or Tablet PC? James tried out InScribe which is coming very soon from Ilium! If you have a touchscreen computer, you will want to check it out.
Linda Epstein provides a great analysis of why UMPCs aren’t $500…makes sense to us!
Dell recall of the Sony notebook battery. Yes, Sony makes the Dell battery…interesting….
Freeware of the show: GAIM instant messenger client for multi-IM platforms.
Linux really IS gaining smartphone market share; just ask Motorola!

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MobileTechRoundup 63

Thoughts on the Vega UMPC, a way to use OneNote Mobile at Home Depot, game controllers doubling at keyboards and mice, plus our freeware of the show!

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MoTR 63 is 35:03 minutes long and is a 32.1 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:
Vega UMPC news and thoughts.
Did you have your boss run the Nokia Convince-O-Matic program?
Three-in-one hard drive enclosure supports up to a 750 GB drive, includes a memory card reader, and doubles as a USB hub!
Freeware of the show: Notebook Hardware Control’s latest version. Great for mobile computing devices for understanding your hardware specs and power usage!
Can you improve the one-handedness of a handheld device?
Use OneNote Mobile, a Windows Mobile phone and a UMPC for your next home project!
Find out how to use a USB game controller as a mouse AND a keyboard.

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MobileTechRoundup 62

The gang is here again, ready to answer your e-mails and voicemails on mobile technology! Plenty of news on WiMAX, EV-DO, new Palm Treos and more here on MobileTechRoundup.

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MoTR 62 is 32:30 minutes long and is a 29.8 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:
The gang’s all back, even though we all have big projects going on at the same time.
Did folks overhype the Apple WWDC announcements? We don’t think so….
A quick thank-you to the sites that helped us out with support for the recent Podcast Awards nomination for Best Mobile Podcast:

Is Sony’s new mylo worth $350? What is the core competency of the device? If it’s instant messaging, why no support for AIM or MSN Messenger? Hey, where did the OGO go…go…?
Matt’s trying out a PPC-6700 on Sprint’s network; get his thoughts, likes and dislikes. Is he following the “yellow brick road” to mobile technology? 😉
Sprint goes 4G with a WiMAX announcement. What does this mean for the mobile user?
Voicemail from Steve over at Carrypad: what’s the big deal about USB EV-DO options in the U.S.; can’t you just tether your 3G phone? How about the Nokia 770: does it qualify as a “UMPC”?
Samsung updates the Q1 BIOS and several other apps, but they don’t seem to be telling anyone. 🙁
Freeware of the show: TypePad Mobile for blogging on your Palm, Symbian or Windows Mobile device. We tried it and it works well!
Pics of the Treo 750 expected for Cingular are out and about as are shots of the Palm OS Treo Nitro.
E-mail from Susy with a potential case recommendation for the Samsung Q1 or other UMPCs: check out Waterfield Designs!

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MobileTechRoundup 61

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MoTR 60 is 37:00 minutes long and is a 12.7 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:
Kevin’s not here and we’re lost without him! Blame me for the inferior audio quality but I can’t duplicate the awesome quality that Kevin produces.
Vote for us for Best Mobile Podcast every day for the Podcast Awards.
Mobile Tech Manor is moving and it’s a lot easier with mobile tech.
TabletKiosk announces two new UMPCs!
Matt likes his BatteryGeek PortablePowerStation.
Get a copy of either Evernote Plus or ritePen for free!
Treos, Treos everywhere. Matt misses his Treo.
Sprint joins Verizon in announcing EV-DO Rev. A this year. Super high speed wirelessly!
Motorola Q comes to Sprint in Q4.
Listener emails pose some interesting questions: Cody Blotske is getting a new UMPC and wants to know if the pen can be used in a remote desktop session. Kevin Hanney has 3 questions and we do our best to answer them and just make up the answers we don’t have. 🙂
Freeware of the show- WamPad, mobile portal extrordaniere.

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MobileTechRoundup 60

More mobile technology, some listener voicemails, freeware of the show and what Microsoft needs to know for Zune to be successful!

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MoTR 60 is 35:16 minutes long and is a 32.4 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:
Here comes the judge! It’s time for the annual Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards.
Zune, Zune, Zune: what does Microsoft have to do to make this successful and what is it all about?
James recommends the KISS approach to Zune: Keep It Simple Stupid! 😉
Follow along the Zune-scape with ZuneThoughts, which is coming soon!
T-Mobile updates the MDA ROM with some radio issue fixes and the all-important A2DP Bluetooth stereo profile.
James and Matt spend Kevin’s money on a Bluetooth headset to test A2DP. Could it be this one from Sony that we eye-spied on the FCC site?
What’s up with phones that can seamlessly roam between cellular and WiFi? Is the general public ready? Are the networks ready?!?
Listener VM from Matt: Any Q1 case suggestions? How about webcams?
Listener VM from Warner Crocker via OneNote Mobile 2007! Sweet!! 🙂
Freeware of the show: map4pda lets you work with Google Maps on your Windows Mobile 5.0 device. Hey, it works with Yahoo! Maps, Ask.com and Virtual Earth too!

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