Archives For August 2008
If you've been using Live Mesh here is some interesting info. In a blog post titled The potential for Live Mesh is limitless...
Somebody, somewhere in Cupertino is seriously beginning to regret calling the new iPhone the iPhone 3G. Maybe (and I stress ‘maybe’) there is the beginning of some clarity coming with the mysterious issues surrounding 3G reception and Apple’s new iP...
Call this following the wisdom of the crowd I guess. Intel is dropping Centrino from the name Centrino Atom and will just use Atom as the branding for that mobile chipset.
Check out the new version TinyTwitter - my favorite Twitter app when I was using the AT&T Tilt. Photo upload and Geolocation are two new features TinyTwitter that I am sure people will love! If you do use Twitter - make sure and give the GBM Team a follow :) F...
It seems like practically everyone I know now has an iPhone. While it's fun being able to use some of the social networking apps like Loopt and Palringo, it also means that I'm frequently sitting at a table with 4 or more iPhones all laying out there getting confused.
Don't you just love it when the free version of something gets better features than the pay version? Such is the case with Yahoo! email and the Apple iPhone.
Matt Faulkner, Warner Crocker, and Truc Bui took some time off from their Olympic viewing to get together for another GBM Podcast.
GBM reader Hector Gomez has his hands on the Aigo P8860 MID and has sent us some pictures to pass on. In his early hands on he reports that battery life is 2 hours and 50 minutes with WiFi and BlueTooth on.
Gail Levy on Mobility Matters is blogging about TabletKiosk’s recently concluded Sales Team meeting. TabletKiosk has added some new members to its growing team but it also looks like we may see some interesting developments coming in 2009.
Dell launched a wave of new laptops yesterday and they also launched a new blogging orientated and community focused website. digitalNomads is dedicated to the mobile warrior who can plop down and get some work (or play) done just about anywhere.
The news that Best Buy is going to be selling iPhones as of September 7 isn’t the point of this post. That news does raise an interesting question though.
In this GottaBeMobile Shortcut, I take a brief look at three free flashlight applications for the iPhone/iTouch. Verdict: These flashlight applications are handy to have even if they aren't as good as the real thing.
With all of the netbooks flooding the market, many users are being introduced to Linux for the first time. Although Linux has the potential to be a little more complicated, many argue that it offers greater flexibility and customization. TechThrob.com has a...
Just a public service announcements for those who do not have automatic updates enabled for Windows XP and Vista (or for those who have yet to receive the automatic updates): Windows released a slew of updates today, most of which are security enhancements.
Microsoft Surface is continuing to make headway into the commercial retail experience, this time checking in at Sheraton Hotels and Resorts in Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Last month, I told everyone Dell was working on some very cool stuff. We are finally starting to see the beginnings of that with Dell's just announced new Latitudes and accessories.
Keeping things confusing on the naming front Raon Digital’s EverRun entry into the UMPC/NetBook craze is called the EverRun Note.
Call it the Willcom D4 or call it the Sharp WSO16SH. Either way call it interesting. Jenn at Pocketables has put together a nice review of this Atom device running Windows Vista.
Lenovo calls it a beast. Others are calling it a monster. We call it big. How big is the new Lenovo Thinkpad W700 Mobile Workstation? Check out the hands on video from Xavier at Notebooks.com and you’ll get an idea.
In the ever growing netbook market, Avaratec has joined the race with a 10.2" device of its own. The new Averatec is to come with an enhanced keyboard that offers a larger Shift key, something most netbooks now miniaturize out of necessity.
No, it isn't a Tablet PC, although select models do come with a Wacom digitizer and pen for use on the handrest, and Lenovo is calling it a beast.
MobileDemand, the maker of the durable xTablet T8700, has been certified by Anheuser-Busch to be used for its sales and distribution services.
I took what for me is an early afternoon off from the office hoping to catch a bit of a breather, but still connected via phone and email.
Imation announced today the release of two new SSDs with improved data transfer rates. The PRO 7000 series works with older PATA devices and tops out at 64GB for the 2.5" standard.
The Motion F5 has been out for a while now, but Rugged PC Review recently published an in-depth look at what makes the F5 such a great tool for the mobile vertical market.
It appears that AMD is going to play wait and see when it comes to the NetBook phenomenon. Pat Morehead of AMD is quoted as saying the following to InfoWorld: "We haven't announced anything for this type of cheap mini-notebook and we're still taking this wait-and-see...
Preferring to focus on its Nano chipset line, VIA Tehcnologies is no longer going to produce chipsets for PCs that use Intel and AMD processors.
Well as I posted on Saturday I did pick up an Acer Aspire One Netbook or whatever you want to call them) at Circuit City, and I finally managed to convince my lovely wife, Thomasin, to take some time after her busy performance schedule this weekend to shoot an unboxing...
The news is full today of the apparent and unsurprising success of Apple's App Store, raking in over $30 million in a month. That news is also rounded out by some other commentary that wonders just how many of those apps people are really using once they've downloaded ...
Would you buy a gadget from a vending machine kiosk in an airport? Best Buy must think enough folks will as they are now in the process of installing the kiosk vending machines in airport terminals.
If you’re a Sprint customer and rely on Sprint’s email you should get ready to make a transition. Sprint has decided to end email as a service as of December 31, 2008.
Michael Parekh linked to an Ars Technica article that discusses the continuing trend away from desktops to laptops. Apparently in 2007 laptop shipments rose 21% (31.6 million units) and desktop shipments dropped 4% (35 million units.) So it makes me wonder two things.
If you're a person who travels a lot, SkyLounge might help you network with associates and find a great hotel or restaurant. The ability to make connections while on the go is very important to mobile users. SkyLounge.com is a service for business professi...
Not sure if this is the beginning of a trend but another program for Tablet PC and UMPC users just went freeware soon after we heard the news of Tablet Enhancement for Tablet PCs (TEO) doing so.