MobileTechRoundup 141

New phone in the da house plus EPUB and Adobe support for the Sony Reader and thoughts on mobile device battery life.

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MoTR 141 is 34:20 minutes long and is a 31.6 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:
So jkOnTheRun is part of the GigaOM network: what’s changing for the podcast?
Matt’s Sony Reader gets a firmware upgrade with EPUB and Adobe DE support.
James has the mwg Zinc II in da house!
Thoughts on battery life: we need better battery technology to supplement the lower-powered CPUs.
Live Mesh for Mac looks pretty good.
MobileMe might not be for you… or me. 😉
Could a $200 web-tablet be in the cards?

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MobileTechRoundup 140

The iPhone hangover: battery life, apps and more. Plus some netbook talk too!

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MoTR 140 is 34:05 minutes long and is a 31.4 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:
We’ve got an iPhone hangover… take two Windows Mobile apps and call us in the morning.
10 million apps downloaded, but why are there 10 tip calculators? 😉
Thoughts on iPhone 3G battery life and why it’s draining faster. Hint: it’s not JUST because of the 3G, it’s what the 3G brings…
Kevin wants to see the iPhone turn radios on or off based on your location. Mo’ battery savings!
Are apps negatively impacting the performance of the iPhone?
Opera Mobile 9.5 beta is out and looking good.
Acer’s Aspire One officially shows it’s face. One of the lowest priced netbooks so far.
Hey, the MSI Wind can run OS X, just like Kevin’s UMPC! 😉

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MobileTechRoundup 139

iPhone 3G, App Store and Exchange. Plus a new device too!

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MoTR 139 is 36:10 minutes long and is a 33.2 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:
iPhone 3G is out, so here we go!
Which is the bigger story: hardware or software?
What are the hardware differences between the two phones?
Kevin thinks the LBS prompt is almost is annoying as Vista’s UAC.
Discussion on the App Store. We don’t like it because it’s costing us too much money! 😉
Synchronizing apps and e-mail.
Exchange vs. MobileMe and some thoughts on how Apple implemented ActiveSync, which they licensed from Microsoft.
Where are the free trials in the App Store?
Gratuitous, non-iPhone news: Matt’s got the Palm Treo 800w in da house and under review!

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