Microsoft is making major changes to the company and Nokia strategy, while also actively updating the Surface Pro 3. Swappa is feeding my smartphone addiction.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as tablets, cutting edge smartphones, and portable gaming.
Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".
Samsung makes security cameras, home appliances, televisions, refrigerators, and more and is reportedly looking to purchase SmartThings as they expand into home monitoring and control.
With all mobile devices having sealed batteries, portable battery packs are a great solution for keeping you charged up and ready to go.
It's a breath of fresh air to use the Surface Pro 3 and new Type Cover after trying many iPad keyboards over the years. Apple doesn't provide adequate support in iOS while the Surface is optimized for keyboard use.
Samsung makes the best Android tablets and there is nothing better than these new Tab S devices.
Garmin recently rolled out updates to its low and mid-range line of fitness watches. One integrates life tracking while the other adds smartphone connectivity.
Activity trackers are useful when they provide date tracking with little to no effort on your part. Garmin succeeded in bringing a tracker with all the basics in a device that doesn't ever need to be charged up.
There was an overwhelming amount of information presented at Google I/O last week and in this week's podcast we discussed the highlights.
I carried my iPad mini in the Case Logic QuickFlip case while commuting with the Griffith Park. Both are high quality products with cool design features.
Chest strap heart rate monitors are uncomfortable and tend to move around. The Mio Link is comfortable and effective.
Microsoft's new Surface Pen on the Surface Pro 3 offers enhanced OneNote functionality that is showing me how much better OneNote is for my note-taking needs.
Pebble and Jawbone have open platforms for development and today's announcements show they are both making efforts to compete in the wearable market.
Samsung's two newest Android tablets will be available this Friday with their largest highest resolution Super AMOLED displays in a slim form factor even thinner than their phones.
The Surface Pro 3 is now shipping and I recorded this show on my new home computer. A couple of mobile announcements took place last week in Seattle.
With the just announced Galaxy Tab S, Samsung now offers at least ten Android tablets. Which is right for you? Our buyer's guide can help.
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