SmartWatch connects to an Android phone via Bluetooth so that you can receive email and SMS notifications, answer calls and keep tabs on Facebook and Twitter.
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Cameraphones are now the main way that consumers share photos, rather than by email, according to a survey of 2,000 British and American consumers by Futuresource Consulting. The results are frequently viewed on a laptop or netbook PC by UK consumers, though "consumers in the USA tend to use the desktop PC," the company says.
NYU prof Clay Shirky said that it will fall to the IT department to make social networking strategic---just like the PC, laptop and email.
Market for short-range wireless ICs is forecast to expand this year by 20 percent, says ABI research, with Bluetooth and FM radio integration heading the pack in "combo" chip solutions.
One aspect of the HTC Droid Incredible that people seem to be quite interested in is the official Mobile Broadband Connect utility found on the device. You will need a cable to connect your HTC Incredible to your PC and now we see the available pricing options for this new Android device. The two options are $10 or $25 per month for 5GB of data and depend on the voice and email plan you have setup with your device.
I have been using the Nexus One for work e-mail and mobile surfing for the past two months, and I'm very pleased with the experience. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Nexus One:If you need to connect to your corporate Exchange e-mail system, use Touchdown.
An Enisa study has found that ISPs are successfully managing junk email, partly through dedicating significant amounts of money to the problem
Digital Signing of email doesn't need to be a major chore using PC operating systems and webmail sites, but it is.
Samsung apparently has created the "world's thinnest" watchphone, the S9110, which sports a 1.76-in.
My very first Bluetooth GPS receiver came from Pharos and that baby performed like no other I have seen since then. I could throw the little "hockey puck" GPS receiver in the back seat and it would still get a solid strong signal served up to my laptops and PDAs. Pharos has been making a line of Pocket PC and now Windows Mobile devices with a GPS focus for a few years and I have tried a couple of them without being that impressed. I was just sent their latest device, the Pharos Traveler 137, to check out for a bit and was very interested in it because it is the first Windows Mobile-based device that supports T-Mobile's unique 1700 MHz 3.5G data network. After spending a few days with the device, I think it is one of the best Pharos models made and may be compelling for T-Mobile customers looking for a WM device.
One of my favorite mobile apps/services is Evernote because it works across multiple mobile devices with native clients (iPhone and Windows Mobile) and via email while also working on PC and Mac computers. The folks at Evernote have stated they are working on clients for more mobile platforms and the next version is now ready for RIM BlackBerry owners. I've spent a few days using the latest BlackBerry client and you can check out some screenshots of it in action in my image gallery.
I followed the live coverage of the iPhone 3.0 event over at GDGT Live and am leaning more and more towards picking up an iPhone 3G for myself soon. The key improvements include cut/copy/paste, notifications via a push server, Bluetooth improvements, landscape orientation and keyboard support in all key apps (including email), and more involved developer API support.
Nothing will tap an iPhone battery faster than a day at Macworld Expo. The constant barrage of data traffic in the form of texts, email, Web, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi will drain the battery before you make it to Dim Sum for lunch.
Asus has confirmed and apologized to customers (press release in Japanese; translated version) for shipping malware on the recently introduced Eee Box desktop computer :"According to an email sent out by Asus, PC Advisor reports, the Eee Box's 80GB hard drive has the recycled.exe virus files hidden in the drive's D: partition.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Mary Jo Foley: Windows Live team confirms Win7 to replace subsystems with servicesEd Bott: How to set up a new PC in one easy sessionLarry Dignan: Amazon adds Oracle support to EC2 Video: Oracle unveils BeehiveOliver Marks: Oracle's Beehive: integrated large scale, secure collaborationMichael Krigsman: Oracle collaborates with BeehiveSam Diaz: Oracle OpenWorld: Looking for some excitement.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Ed Bott: Should Microsoft get into the PC hardware business?
Email Prioritizer is a PC-only, Office 2007-only experiment that allows the user to put a 'do not disturb' button in Outlook, and prioritise emails by importance
I am working on a full review of the excellent SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PC and just received a note from the company that has an effect on pricing for U.S. buyers. Due to the fact that SoftMaker is a German company dealing in Euros, the significant loss in value of the U.S. dollar has driven them to make changes in their software pricing. SoftMaker reported in the email that when the Euro was introduced in 2002 it was about equal to the U.S. dollar, but the dollar has now fallen to be worth 60 percent less.
The retailer claims to be the first in the country to offer a netbook using the Atom chip — the Advent 4211, a rebadged version of the MSI Wind
Given the steady trickle of BIOS-related questions that I get via email, I think that it's time for a post to demystify BIOS updates and the role they have in keeping your PC in tip-top condition.