Archives For July 2008
Yesterday we, like just about everyone else, picked up on Ed Bott’s column that pointed to what looked like evidence that Microsoft was finally starting to fight back against Apple’s “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ad campaign.
I don’t think jkkmobile ever met an Asus Eee that he didn’t find a way to put a touchscreen on. And yes, he’s at it again, this time demoing the steps needed to add a touchscreen to the Asus Eee 901.
Microsoft keeps plugging away at Windows Live and now it has updated the Live Services for Windows Mobile. The new update allows you to sync Live Contacts, Email (hotmail, msn, live), view graphics in web links and contact photos, respond to your emails with voice reco...
Congratulations to two great guys, fellow Tablet PC MVPs, fellow bloggers, and good friends of GottaBeMobile and myself personally.
If you missed RitePen's 33% GBM discount, then you are in luck. They have extended the special by one month, so you can still get RitePen 3.0 for $19.95.
I've been through a few airports and seen those rapid charging stations where you pay a few bucks for several minutes of juice. The rapid charging station pictured was developed by SmartCarte and was found living inside the Las Vegas airport. It offered va...
Ok, I doubt that Steve Jobs and crew are really feeling the pressure from the TechCrunch Tablet announcement, but the timing of this latest rumor from MacDailyNews, on top of the "“mystery productÃ¢â‚¬Â talk from yesterday sure raises an eyebrow, even if we'...
There are people you come across in life that impact you for the good all the way around. Loren Heiny is one of those folks. I've known Loren since 2002 when the tablet pc was first introduced.
Yesterday was a relatively slow news day in the space we cover until TechCrunch dropped news that they were seeking advice/support/all comers to develop an open source Web Tablet with a hoped for price of $200.
The blogosphere and tabletscape is all crazy about Mike Arrington's "Web Tablet for under $200". I think it is a great idea and I hope they are serious, but I don't think that they are.
This is an interesting bit of info. SanDisk CEO Eli Harari told folks during an earnings conference call that Microsoft Windows Vista is not optimized for solid state drives (SSD).
This is an amazing video - and I would pay the money to get this done to any of my phones/computers. Imagine the feeling of not having to worry about getting water or anything else on your device. Watch the video and be amazed (at least I was...).
It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to fight back a bit about Vista and its reputation. Apparently a new ad campaign is in the works that will seek to diminish the hard knocks that Vista has taken.
Yesterday I blogged a post asking “Are MIDs still on Targer for a Fall Release?” This morning I see in my feeds that Jeff Moriarty, the Community Manager for the Atom Software Developer Community is blogging that he is going to be attending OSCON this ...
GBM Forum member Katysax just got an HP tx2500 Tablet PC and has offered up some really good opinions from an end-user point of view that prospective buyers will definitely find helpful - both the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I find this fascinating. Mike Arrington of TechCrunch fame is asking for folks to help build a “dead simple web Tablet” that will cost under $200.
TabletKiosk is breaking out the paint brushes and introducing one-of-a-kind color tablet pcs! These special color tablet pcs will be available for auction via TabletKiosk's website sporadically throughout the year.
This is good news for those of us who are platform agnostic and cut across the great Apple/Windows divide. Windows Live Mesh now has a client in pre-beta for Apple's Macs.
Matt Richtel at the New York Times has written an article discussing the impact netbooks are having in the tech industry. Here is a brief summary: Industry analysts are commenting that low-cost notebook devices could cause trouble for industry giants. T...
Flashback to January 2008. All the talk in the mobile computing space was about Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) that were coming this summer.
Today's microphone, for review, is called the Buddy Flamingo microphone. It is another model from InSync Speech Technologies. This is a very different style of microphone than the stylus microphone we have previously shown although it is from the same manufacturer.
As many of you know, for the last month or so I've been extraordinarily busy with the renovation and re-opening of the Wayside Theatre where I work.
A recent report by ABI Research says that Wi-Fi hotspots will grow by 40 percent from 2007 to the end of this year. They say that the greatest growth and largest Wi-Fi availability continues to exist in Europe. What does this say about current Wi-Fi availab...
One other great features of mobile PCs is that they are a mobile. You can take your PC pretty much anywhere you care to go, and work while you are travelling there and when you arrive.
Back in February, RMT released a resistive touch rugged tablet for the vertical market. Rugged PC Review finally got their hands on a review unit and posted an in-depth look on their site.
Well, no dice today as far as purchasing an iPhone 3G, but it sure was an interesting look into human nature and retailing. We pulled into the mall about 7:40am and entered to find a line of about 100 folks or so already.
GottaBeMobile reader, Taxman, sent a few questions about virtualization. He writes, "Can you tell me more about how virtual box compares to the commercial products (VMWare and Parallels) on a Mac? Does it work the same?" VirtualBox offers basically the sa...
The wife and I are off for an early morning drive to the Apple Store. Yep, we're 3G iPhone hunting. We're heading out planning to wait around for a bit until the closest store to us at the opens, based on info from Apple's iPhone locator.
It's on. It's off. It's on. It's off. It's leading to someone getting fired, I'm guessing. For some time now we've been hearing that AT&T was going to offer free WiFi to iPhone users at Starbucks.
If you've been having trouble deciding between Outlook with hosted Exchange and Gmail, then you need to read Lifehacker's head-to-head to comparison.
Thank goodness for backup solutions and planning ahead! I’m celebrating my birthday today by relying on backup solutions on a couple of fronts.
As MVP's we've had the opportunity to use Live Mesh for a while now - with a few invites spread around the GBM community for others to play with us. Here at GottaBeMobile.com we use Live Mesh for some of our file transfers back and forth between each other. ...
I love reading Jim Forbes' stuff. He cuts through a lot of clutter to get to the point. He's blogged two fabulous entries this week that are definitely worth a look.
Packing up all the prizes we gave away is taking a lot longer than I originally anticipated - boxes galore, labeling, packing, organizing, and still keeping on top of posting and my regular work.
Interesting piece from PC Magazine listing 21 "Great Technology Failures" - 10 from Microsoft, 11 from Apple. They classify each of the failures as great technology, but way ahead of its time.