MobileTechRoundup 11

Is the Tablet OS worth an extra $50 on the Fujitsu P1500? What makes the perfect mobile device? Our thoughts, some freeware, and more on MoTR!

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MoTR 11 is 33:06 minutes long and is a 22.8 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:
Two out of three stooges are here.
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek will have a new flat battery with USB soon!
Thoughts on the Fujitsu P1500 series notebook with the Tablet OS. Is the Tablet OS worth the extra $50?
Listener e-mail from Robert in Vancouver, BC: what features would we want in the perfect mobile deviece? Here’s Robert’s list.
LG now offers integrated EVDO in a notebook computer. What do you think? Should 3G data service be integrated?
Freeware of the week: gtConverter for WM2003 Second Edition.
Google has virus protection for Gmail. Kevin has concerns.

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MobileTechRoundup 10

Rants and raves on the Xbox 360, plus streaming HDTV to it! The Channel 9 guy contest winners are announced and there’s much, much more!

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MoTR 10 is 33:24 minutes long and is a 23 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:
MobileTechRoundup served up over 26,000 downloads in the first month. Thank you for listening!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek helps you stay mobile.
James picks on Kevin but has a free eBook from Scott Adams to share: get a .pdf of “God’s Debris”.
Dave finds that Kevin is watching TV on the Xbox 360 while doing the podcast??? Kevin explains how Dave found that out. [Hint: on-line gamertags tell the scoop.]
Xbox 360 likes and dislikes from Dave and Kevin.
Kevin streams HDTV programming from Windows Media Center to the 360, while Dave has his Mac Mini linked to the console.
NEC debuts the first notebook with flash memory only; no hard drive! Dave is happy due to the instant-on availability.
News bit: a universal wide-angle lens for digital cameras!
Are we giving away an Xbox, James’s tablet, or Kevin’s Hybrid car? None of the above: it’s time to give away the Channel 9 guy!
Mike from Rochester (and now Phoenix!) gets one!
Viv from Australia gets one for him and one for the kangaroo! We want a pic! Will this VM get Robert Scoble to listen to MoTR?
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MobileTechRoundups exceeds 26,000 downloads in first month!

Kevin, Dave and I just put show #10 in the can for release tomorrow and I couldn’t be happier to report that the MobileTechRoundup podcast has been downloaded over 26,000 times in the first 30 days! This is absolutely phenomenal and I want to thank all the listeners who are downloading every show. We try to talk about the mobile tech topics that we think will interest you and if the numbers are the judge then I guess we are succeeding. On the next show we announce the winners of the Channel 9 guys for the contest we just closed and we are announcing a really big contest in the next few days. Thanks for listening, everybody! CYA!!

MobileTechRoundup 9

Did you know about the restrictions on the new Sirius S50? We share them, plus our thoughts. More freeware, tips and some discussion on what makes us say “Wow” about new Windows Mobile devices!

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MoTR 9 is 32:13 minutes long and is a 22.2 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:
Only two hellos!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek helps you stay mobile.
MoTR rant on the Sirius S50. Great concept but terrible implementation with the new restrictions.
Can Nokia meet the demand for the 770 Internet Tablet? Will folks get them before the end of the year? Like the Xbox 360, there are some 770’s on eBay.
Acer has their new n300 Windows Mobile device, but what is the “Wow” factor? What WinMobile feature makes you go “Wow!”?
LG’s new Windows Mobile device has GPS and a TV tuner. You can be “Lost” and watch “Lost” at the same time!
Freeware of the Week: PocketBlogger for Windows Mobile! Use your Blogger account to blog on your Pocket PC.
Also check out Pocket SharpMT
We’re extending the last call for our MoTR contest for one of three Channel 9 guys! Leave us a voicemail on the SkypeLine and you could win one of these hard-to-come-by Channel 9 guys.
We get a SkypeLine voicemail from our last contest winner: Virgil. Great quality on the call, but Virgil, you have to call us back and tell us where you’re really from! 🙂
Quick Tip: Defrag your iPod to make all of your songs sound faster! No, not really, but defragging does increase the performance.

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MobileTechRoundup 8

Breaking news on an uber-mobile phone device, roundtable on hosted Exchange servers, a way to move your iTunes music to other machines and more! Plus learn how we cue each other in the show from thousands of miles away. Sometimes we actually do it right!

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MoTR 8 is 32:00 minutes long and is a 22 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:
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek helps you stay mobile.
Verizon Wireless announces the Blackberry 7130e with EV-DO that can be tethered to other devices.
Roundtable on benefits of a hosted Exchange server and push e-mail.
One service to check out: 4Smartphone.net.
After a brief pause, James discusses the new H-700 Motorola BlueTooth headset.
Windows Live Mobile Search is in open beta.
Dave likes the upcoming Motorola Q based on no-stylus and small OS footprint. Will it outsell the Palm Treo 700w?
iTunes mobile tip: James shares a way to move your Apple iTunes from one machine to another.
Someone laughs so hard, we have a headset pop-off during the show!
Freeware of the week: It’s actually a free webservice that puts Yahoo Maps on your iPod Photo: ipodiway.
Last call for our MoTR contest for one of three Channel 9 guys! Leave us a voicemail on the SkypeLine and you could win one of these hard-to-come-by Channel 9 guys. These are the foam guys that everybody wants!

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MobileTechRoundup 7

XBbox 360 on a podcast before it’s even available? YEAH BABY! Dave’s got it and opens it up on the show. Plus we discuss Portable Firefox 1.5 and the new “old school” CDMA RAZR.

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MoTR 7 is 31:20 minutes long and is a 22.5 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:
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek helps you stay mobile.
Is this the first Xbox 360 unveiling on a podcast? Dave’s got one a Premium Xbox 360!!!
Dave cracks open the box and the unit comes with a Media Remote.
The external hard drive has various ports: USB, Ethernet, A/V, IR.
You know what they say about the size of a man’s hard drive, right?
Dave describes the remote control buttons.
How will the Media Extender work to make your digital content more mobile?
James finds Portable Firefox 1.5 (RC3).
Kevin wants to know if you can use Portable Firefox on the Xbox 360? Hmm….is is “hacking” or “modding”? Actually, is it “surf” or “browse”???
Verizon Wireless is set to release the Motorola RAZR V3c on the CDMA network. Is it past its prime? Is it “old school”?

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MobileTechRoundup 6

Dave gets a well deserved day off while James and Kevin can’t get Mobile Technology off their minds. We discuss lapdesks, have a new Freeware of the Week and plenty more.

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MoTR 6 is 33:27 minutes long and is a 23.1 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:
Hey, someone’s missing!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek helps you stay mobile.
Mod your iPod nano to watch video.
Discussion on mobile ergonomics and lap desks.
We’re wondering if the Speakerphone for Skype really works well.
Freeware of the week #1: XM Radio on your Windows Mobile device.
Freeware of the week #2: SiriuCE for your Windows Mobile device.
(Thanks for the tips on this Steven!)
MoTR contest for one of three Channel 9 guys! Leave us a voicemail on the SkypeLine and you could win one of these hard-to-come-by Channel 9 guys. These are the foam guys that everybody wants!
Dave: come back soon so we can have a more professional show!

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MobileTechRoundup 5

Kevin is tired from the long weekend, but James and Dave show him no mercy! It’s an onslaught of great mobile technology news with new hardware, some cool software and more reader mail. Enjoy the show!

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MoTR 5 is 32:37 minutes long and is a 22.4 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:
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek saves the day in New York!
Podcasting isn’t good enough for Dave; he wants to use ComVu for mobile webcasting!
Want to watch movies where and when you want? James says to give MovieLink a try since you can rent or buy. (Clever!)
Kevin finds a hardware approach to mobile movies (and other audio & video) in the PocketDish AV700E from Echostar.
Dave is wondering if OneNote for Windows Mobile is coming?
Looking for a credit card sized hard drive? Look at the new Iomega Mini line.
Ron sends us an e-mail asking how to get started in podcasting. After we say “Why would you want to do THAT???” we share our thoughts and recommend Podcast 411.
James isn’t rotten to the core, but he does tell us about “Bad Apple” software that allows iTunes to work with other USB music players.

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MobileTechRoundup 4

Dave reports that Apple is shipping nanos with cases, James finds a dual-display device from Matrox and Kevin has a new Freeware of the Week pick. All that and plenty more mobile goodness on the MoTR podcast!

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MoTR 4 is 29:37 minutes long and is a 20.4 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:
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Kevin is taking his Battery Geek external battery to the Big Apple for the weekend.
Dave reports that new nanos are shipping with cases, while Kevin points out a 10% pre-order discount on nano cases from SenaCases.
Matrox has a new dual display device that would make James more productive.
Got Google Desktop? Dave says: try Avvenu to access it remotely.
Freeware of the Week from Kevin: MS Money for Windows Mobile.
James has a public service message: Nikon has recalled at least 200k and up to 700k camera batteries. All of the specifics of the recall are here on the Nikon site. Battery model affected: EN-EL3.
Robert sends us an e-mail wondering “wi” there’s no WiFi synching in ActiveSync 4.0? Dave has the answer.
Time for our Plantronics DSP-500 giveaway: MoTR congratulates Virgil McCarthy!
Message on the SkypeLine from a listener…or is it James?

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MobileTechRoundup: Episode 3

James still has the dog’s squeaky-toys, but we have another great mobile technology discusion in spite of that! More on the Nokia 770 along with conversation on the JasJar and upcoming Treo 700w. What about open WiFi and legislation? We’ve got it covered!

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MoTR 3 is 32:50 minutes long and is a 22.5 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:
Thank-you BatteryGeek Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
James describes the many BatteryGeek products for mobile devices.
Nokia 770 hits the United States this week and we have more thoughts on the specs.
Watch that bandwidth usage with your cellular provider!
The 770 is fun, but Dave’s i-mate JasJar is a serious device.
Do you need voice services, data services or both?
How do both of these devices compare to the upcoming Palm Treo 700?
Dave reports that Palm has patented a vCard popup function on the Windows Mobile Today screen.
Windows Mobile and square screen support; the Palm Treo 700 is likely 240 x 240.
Is unsecured WiFi going to become illegal in Westchester County, New York?
Free WiFi pros and cons “debate.”
New OneNote power-toy: Daily Journal
Don’t forget our contest giveaway! Use this link to send us a screen-shot of your MoTR subscription and you could win the DSP-500 from Plantronics.

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