Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.

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iPhone Office article now appearing in current issue of iPhone Life magazine

I subscribed to just a couple select real (not web-based) magazines and one of my favorite is iPhone Life. FYI, this used to be the Smartphone and Pocket PC magazine that has since transitioned into this iPhone version. I have contributed articles in the past and in the current issue you will find my article on the two premier Office applications, Documents To Go and QuickOffice. You can get actually get this issue now for free if you want to check it out. They are also available in bookstores and retail shopping stores around the country.

September 25, 2009 by

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iPhone app review: The Love Dare and Olive Tree BibleReader

One of the apps that appeared yesterday on the App Store's "What's Hot" list is called The Love Dare: 40 Dares. I found out that this app is a part of the Olive Tree Bible collection on the Olive Tree blog and thought readers may like to find out a bit more about the application and Olive Tree's iPhone products. I recently posted on Laridian PocketBible, but also think you should seriously consider the Olive Tree BibleReader software that is also FREE and has note taking capability.

September 25, 2009 by

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BlackBerry Desktop for Mac coming soon, walk-through posted

While Windows is still the dominant operating system for people's computers, the Mac OS X community continues to grow and can't be ignored by the mobile operating system creators. Third parties, such as PocketMac and Mark/Space, have developed solutions to sync mobile devices with Apple computers. These solutions are often even more powerful than native solutions, if there are any, but it is great to see mobile companies create and roll out these solutions. RIM has a BlackBerry Desktop for Mac that is getting closer and closer to release. You can check out lots of details and screenshots of this solution on the Inside BlackBerry blog.

September 24, 2009 by

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Sprint announces the Samsung Instinct HD

I remember last year before the Samsung Instinct was released we saw a pretty amazing marketing effort to get the word out about the device and I have seen a ton of people using the Instinct as their mobile phone. Sprint and Samsung today announced the Samsung Instinct HD that builds upon the success of the Instinct with the latest in multimedia experiences. The 5.0 megapixel camera captures video and then lets you play back the video on an external monitor/TV in HD with the TV-out HD connection.

September 24, 2009 by

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Free Gmail push comes to iPhone and Windows Mobile

Google continues to provide expanded services for mobile devices and today they announced that Gmail support is now added to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod touch, and Windows Mobile devices. While the Google Android platform offers you the best Google sync/services solution, tools like Google Sync help make other devices more compelling for using Google services.

September 22, 2009 by

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HTC Leo hands-on photos reveal 3.8 inch capacitive with 1 GHz Snapdragon processor

The HTC Touch HD was never released here in the US, but I did see the European one once and it was a slick device with lots of appeal. We have seen updates to the Touch Pro and Diamond lines and rumors of a successor to this Touch HD as well. It appears that the successor is no longer really a rumor as you can see a ton of photos of the device and screenshots over on the ai.rs blog site. This new large touchscreen device looks sweet and should appeal to those that can live without a hardware QWERTY keyboard.

September 18, 2009 by

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Review: Laridian PocketBible for the Apple iPhone

I go through quite a few mobile phones, but one of the main reasons I always have made sure I had a Windows Mobile device at hand was so that I could access and use Laridian's PocketBible application. Yes, an application has been so important to me personally that I have purchased and used devices just to be able to use that application. I have been beta testing an application that I am very excited about and am pleased to tell you all that PocketBible for the iPhone/iPod touch is now available in the App Store (iTunes link) for FREE.

September 17, 2009 by

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Palm drops Windows Mobile from future plans, WebOS only focus

I was wondering what Palm's plans were with Windows Mobile now that they have the Palm WebOS Pre out with other WebOS devices coming soon, but have to admit I was a bit caught off guard by the statement that PreCentral picked up during the Palm earnings call. As you can see in the quote below, Jon Rubinstein made it clear that there will be no more Palm Windows Mobile devices.

September 17, 2009 by

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Hands on with the T-Mobile Samsung Gravity 2

One of the QWERTY phones I included in my Back to School article was the Samsung Gravity 2 and I have had a couple of weeks to play with the Metallic Orange one. When it first launched it was priced at $29.99, but I now see on the T-Mobile site that it is up to $69.99 after instant discount and mail-in rebate. The Gravity 2 is a nice upgrade to the original Gravity with an updated camera (2 megapixel vs 1.3 megapixel), 3G wireless radio, integrated GPS receiver, and updated keyboard layout (4 row vs 3 row).

September 17, 2009 by

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Celio announces REDFLY driver for BlackBerry coming soon

I am a fan of the Celio REDFLY Mobile Companion and I do use it with my Windows Mobile devices while I wait for continued driver support for other platforms. Today, Celio Corp announced their drivers for BlackBerry devices would be coming mid-Q4 2009 so this opens up a whole new world for enterprise customers. I think Celio did the right thing in targeting the BlackBerry platform after Windows Mobile because these type of people are a perfect fit for the REDFLY due to the ease of sending a REDFLY Mobile Companion out in the field with a smartphone.

September 16, 2009 by

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