Many Blogs Are Now on Death Row


Magazines? What are those? We are living in a time when digital media reigns supreme. If you’re like me, you likely subscribe or follow several blogs to get your daily fill of news and information. If you want to know the news before it is on television, you no doubt follow blogs. The way we […]

GBM Shortcut: Note Taker HD Brings Ink to iPad


After posting a GBM Shortcut demonstrating FastFinga’s features, I was prompted by Dan Bricklin via Twitter to check out his Note Taker HD app for the iPad. I’ve been using Note Taker HD for about a week, and I can honestly say that it is the best note taking experience I have found thus far on […]

GBM Shortcut: FastFinga Inking on the iPad


I’m always on the hunt for iPad apps that turn the media consumption device into a useful productivity tool. Unlike Steve Jobs, I still believe that the pen has a place in digital note taking and computing. Many iPad apps have promised inking capabilities, and many most have failed horribly. Penultimate is a good example of one […]

What Happens When Motorola Droid and RunKeeper Play Hockey


You’ve likely seen numerous posts on Twitter and Facebook of runners proudly sharing the detailed statistics of their distance workouts. Seeing this information shared over and over prompted me to perform an experiment. What happens when you use RunKeeper while playing ice hockey? I decided to put my Motorola Droid smartphone to the test by […]

The iPhone’s Role in Limited Data Plans


As a Verizon Wireless subscriber for over five years, I’ve had essentially no problems with their wireless service. My experience with customer service, on the other hand, has had its share of bad moments, but I’m happy overall. I would consider myself a satisfied customer except for one thing. I wanted the iPhone. Like many […]

What the Ever Expanding Android Market Needs


The Android Market, Android’s apps store, is finally featuring applications that are able to compete with and rival those of Apple’s. Like most newborn app stores, the Android Market was weak and tiny during its infancy, but has blossomed into a a full-fledged adolescent with many helpful, entertaining, and polished applications. Although the Android Market […]

Palm App Catalog Bites the Dust


Got a Palm Pixi or Pre through Verizon Wireless? You might want to hold off downloading any new apps for a while as it appears a bug has caused many Pixi and Pre users to lose access to their applications. I noticed the problem this morning as I was trying to install Evernote on my […]

A Tour Through Silicon Valley


My wife and I have been fortunate to visit my brother-in-law in Mountain View, California, this week. Part of the agreement my wife and I made while out this way was that we each had one full day to plan whatever events we wanted. I was not surprised when my wife decided that that we […]

Notion Ink Adam vs. iPad Comparison, Video


Thinking the iPad looks pretty sweet? The folks at Technoholik have given us another reason to think twice.  An interesting side-by-side comparison of the two devices highlights a few major differences such as the camera, battery life, and video-out options. Still no word on an official price, but expect this puppy to sell like hotcakes […]

Tablet PC 2.0: How Important is the Pen?


The heart and soul of GottaBeMobile has been Tablet PCs; we’ve documented and provided news about the latest and greatest tablets to hit the market for several years. Our readers are perhaps the most savvy tablet experts around. That being said, what are your thoughts about purchasing any of the upcoming Tablet 2.0 devices that […]

TrendyDigital Keeps iPad, Kindle Waterproof and Trendy


Thinking about using that new iPad at the beach this summer? The folks at TrendyDigital have a few iPad and eBook accessories they’re hoping you’ll find useful. Among them is their new waterproof case that has been specifically designed for the iPad, Kindle, or Nook. A reasonable $19.99 can get your very own water-resistant pouch […]

Bulletproof BlackBerry Saves Life


You’ve heard the legend of Lt. Dixon’s bulletproof gold coin, but what about the lady who lived to see another day thanks to her bulletproof BlackBerry?  A Dayton, Ohio, woman is lucky to be alive thanks to her lifesaving smartphone.  According to police, the BlackBerry was in the right place at the right time when […]

Motorola Retracts Android 2.1 Update Details for Droid


Now you see it, now you don’t!  Motorola has pulled the information they posted regarding their upcoming OTA Android 2.1 update for the Droid.  According to their official forums, the press release with full details was premature. The original details page simply says, “There is a release coming, check back soon.”  Maybe Motorola actually read […]

Netbook or iPad? The Pros and Cons


I was a big fan of netbooks when they first came out.  They’re cheap, provide plenty of functionality, and make great traveling companions.  Despite the booming popularity of netbooks, I believe that the iPad will create a new market for tablet-styled devices.  Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, the iPad’s perceived ease of use, […]

Skooba Debuts iPad Bags, R.A.P.S!


Skooba has taken the dive into all things iPad with their new line of custom messenger bags, sleeves, and R.A.P.S!  The three specialized pouches feature a $14.95 R.A.P.S! (pictured right), the $19.95 Neo Sleeve, and a $49.95 Netbook/iPad Messenger.  The three Skooba offerings look like familiar netbook satchels, but do seem to be designed with […]

Take the enTourage eDGe for a Spin

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You’ve seen our coverage of the forthcoming enTourage eDGe which includes Sumocat’s impressions, but you want to know a little bit more.  It’s called gadget obsession, and you’ve likely got it if you frequent GottaBeMobile.  Good thing the folks at enTourage have come to our rescue and provided a neat little demo of what the […]

The iPad: An Opportunity to Change Education


Around 1450, a man named Johannes Gutenberg created a device that has had an immeasurable impact upon all people.  His machine, the printing press, made it possible for text to be distributed much faster than the scribing process.  Fast forward to 2010, the year that Steve Jobs and Apple Computer introduce the iPad.  The iPad, […]

Beat the System with Google Voice


Am I the only person in America who thinks wireless carrier’s plans are purposely difficult to understand and too costly?  Data plan caps, tethering, ETFs and a lot of other lingo often prevent folks from considering phones with data plans.  I wasn’t surprised during a recent visit to Best Buy when I examined wireless carrier’s […]

OLPC Gets Tossed in Demonstration

Not sure what it is, but seeing electronics smashed, dropped, and blown up is just plain cool.  Case in point is the OLPC XO laptop featured in this video from  The OLPC buzz has been slow lately and the organization appears to be weakening from within, but the little laptop shows that it can […]

10 Free Apps Make Sure Droid Still Does


I’ve been rocking my Motorola Droid since the first day it was available to the public.  Although it is still a little rough around the edges, the Droid is a different animal from the iPhone and offers an equal amount of impressive and useful features.  This list of ten free apps includes a variety of […]