In Singapore, you can now book a cab by simply sending an SMS message. I have used the ComfortDelGro SMS Taxi Booking Service for over a month and it has become my favorite mobile service.
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Lee Lup Yuen
Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. <br>He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.
During my recent trip to Sydney, Australia, I racked up a monthly mobile phone bill of US$5,300 (S$7,300), my highest phone bill so far. I checked the detailed bill from my mobile operator and I saw several roaming data charges like this:47200 Kbytes - GPRS/3G Data - US$758.
Notebooks are designed for portability and are not meant to be used as powerful workstations. Notebooks tend to have slower CPUs to conserve power, with limited RAM, storage and expansion options to keep them light and portable.
If you're developing a Windows Mobile application for business, you need to consider the following:-- Can your mobile application work offline, while disconnected from the network? Your application should be able to access a local database for storing data while working offline.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a great games handheld (I play mostly LocoRoco and Patapon), and I discovered recently that it's great for work too.The PSP has a built-in Web browser and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Newer Nokia phones like Nokia N82 and N95, have a built-in accelerometer and are capable of tracking your physical movements.If you have one of these phones, you can download and install the Nokia Activity Monitor to measure your energy expenditure while you're walking or jogging/running.
I'm happy to report that 3.5G (HSDPA) roaming worked flawlessly on my laptop when I traveled from Singapore to Sydney.
I have just experienced the future of Business Class on board the newest, largest passenger jet: Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. I bought the ticket and paid standard Business Class fare myself; here's how I really feel about the new Business Class:Plenty of space: The seat was incredibly spacious, wide enough to fit two people.
The Apple MacBook Air is extremely portable--it's so slim it fits inside a manila envelope. But the portability requires you to sacrifice some expansion and connectivity options:No PC card slot: You won't be able to slot in a 3.
Here's what we can expect in the coming 12 months to help us work faster and easier while on the move:Large and cheap Solid-State Drives (SSD): Because they have no mechanical moving parts, SSDs will let our notebooks run longer before draining the battery, compared to ordinary hard disks. They are also less prone to failure if you drop them.
I have been using the Sony Ericsson PC300 HSDPA (3.5G) Data Card for over a month now, and I'm absolutely delighted with the mobile broadband experience that HSDPA offers.
%IMAGE=N82Front.jpg% I have been using the newly-released Nokia N82 for two weeks now.
This week's tip is not about mobile technology, but nonetheless it affects many mobile warriors. Here's my tip:If you're traveling to the United States, always lock your check-in luggage with a TSA-compliant lock!
We mobile warriors subject our laptops to constant use and abuse (food stains anyone?).
The iPod touch is a fantastic device for browsing the Internet via Wi-Fi. It's slimmer, lighter and has a wider screen (3.