This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week the Manor was invaded by the Droids.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
Google announced today the impending rollout of Google Talk for Android that supports video calls over 3G, 4G and WiFi. The feature requires Android 2.3+, meaning not many will get to use it.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and James Kendrick of ZDNet present Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. On today’s show no fewer than 4 gadgets were discussed.
The Verizon 4G LTE network had a nationwide outage that lasted over 24 hours, and is only coming back up regionally today. Being in the rare position to test 4 devices on the network, I found they all handled the outage differently.
Imagine my surprise when today Google released Google Docs in the Android Market. I grabbed it immediately and have been using it since, having installed it to my tablet and phone.
The Drioid Charge is the first phone made by Samsung for the Verizon Droid line, and has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen that may be the best I've ever seen on a phone. Take this tour around the Charge.
The ThinkPad Edge brand straddles the corporate-aimed ThinkPad and the consumer-friendly IdeaPad line from Lenovo. The E220s is the latest notebook in this line and I try it out in this review.
I believe I am not alone with my affinity for the tablet, but when it comes to hard numbers there haven't been any to indicate that there is a sizable market for any tablet outside the iPad.
Sony is looking to avoid the crowd of me-too tablets with the newly announced S1 and S2 tablets. The company is using innovative hardware design to stand out from the crowd of Android tablets coming to market.
Verizon has used the Droid line of Android phones to grow its network, and is continuing the trend with the launch of the Droid Charge.
Customer security is important, but my recent experience with Verizon Wireless shows that when the effort interferes with the ability to use the service properly, it has been taken too far.
Mobile enthusiasts may argue about what is the best in class device, but when it comes to battery technology all agree that it isn't progressing fast enough. A couple of new products are touting faster charging to push it to the next level.
The entire time I have been using the BlackBerry PlayBook I have come to realize how much of the webOS interface that RIM has borrowed. Seeing the PlayBook in action has me excited about the upcoming HP TouchPad.
Owners of the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device for the Verizon network have an update available today that according to the carrier enables usage of the network while roaming in Canada, if you can afford it.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week was PlayBook time.