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January 11, 2011 by

Apple, Verizon host Q&A on iPhone 4

At a press conference in New York City, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead and Apple COO Tim Cook take questions about Apple's iPhone 4 coming to the Verizon network in early February.

April 29, 2010 by

ABC on iView, iiNet and the iPad

Giving users a consistent online TV experience is a difficult proposition, according to Craig Preston, head of technology for ABC innovation, especially when new trends and devices to access content are constantly appearing to complicate matters.

June 22, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup #175; iPhone 3GS picked up by two hosts

James, Kevin, and I all bought the Palm Pre and we started off MobileTechRoundup show #175 going around the horn to see how many of us ended up picking up the new iPhone 3GS. It turns out that Kevin and I did get one, even though only Kevin had planned to get one initially. We talked quite a bit about the new iPhone, then went on to chat about the Palm Pre and Nokia N97. Kevin mentioned that he is particularly enjoying the Nike+ feature integrated into the iPhone 3GS.

December 10, 2008 by

Conversation with Juergen Geck of Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange has made a great deal of progress since my time with them. They've developed a hosted version of their collaborative application software (available as an offering through several hosting companies), updated their packaged server solution, added a new "appliance" edition and have announced the support of iPhone and Mac OS X-based systems to the long list of supported clients.

July 21, 2008 by

RichardSolo Smart Backup Battery charges your iPhone on the go with standard mini USB

Now that I upgraded my original iPhone to the 2.0 software, I am using it more and more with my hosted Exchange account keeping me in sync. Just like folks who are using the iPhone 3G more since it is faster and there are lots of third party applications available, I am using my iPhone more with the syncing and application testing. Thus, I am not able to get through a full day of using my device without somehow charging up the iPhone. I may be able to connect to a PC or Mac from time-to-time, but I am often out and about so I needed a mobile solution. I received a Richard Solo Smart Backup Battery a few months ago and used it once or twice. Now with my new battery challenges, this external battery solution has proved vital to my iPhone usage.

July 10, 2008 by

Updated my iPhone to firmware 2.0 and setup hosted Exchange account

Thanks to Adrian's post I was able to download the iPhone 2.0 firmware update and immediately updated my iPhone. As Adrian said there is a risk since the official update is not yet available, but I already had my iPhone unlocked and jailbroken so I am willing to take risks with it. My iPhone has seen little use since I haven't been able to use my hosted Exchange service so I couldn't wait for the iPhone 2.0 update and was more than happy to wipe it clean and then start trying the applications available at the Apple Application store.

May 25, 2008 by

Mobile software Monday: 4Smartphone hosted Exchange with mobile device clients

While my focus in the Mobile software Monday articles is on software for your mobile phones I wanted to branch out just a bit to include a service that I use in conjuction with software on my devices that I find absolutely essential to my usage of mobile devices. Jason Dunn runs the Thoughts Media sites and preached to me for a couple of years about the benefits of a hosted Exchange solution. I finally decided to give it a try just over a year ago and now I can never go back to syncing my PIM data via cables again. I subscribe to 4Smartphone (part of Jason's recommendation) with their Mobile level plan subscription (US$12.95/month) and sync my Windows Mobile, S60, Windows, and Mac devices to the service, with hopes to soon sync my iPhone when the 2.0 update is released.

March 25, 2008 by

Is Microsoft looking to bring Office to the iPhone?

I am pretty excited about the iPhone 2.0 upgrade for a couple of reasons. I use a hosted Exchange service to keep all of my devices and other computers (UMPC and MacBook Pro) updated with my latest contact, calendar, and task data so finally having this on my iPhone will let me stop performing the Entourage, iCal, iTunes shuffle. I am also a 3rd party application fan on my mobile devices and look forward to seeing what software becomes available in June. I read today on the Cnet Beyond Binary blog that Microsoft has been playing with the iPhone SDK and is considering a version of Office for the iPhone.

March 9, 2008 by

Apple restricts 3rd party developers with lack of multi-tasking on the iPhone

I was on a research vessel working offline last week when the iPhone SDK details were revealed by Steve Jobs and others at Apple, but that evening when I read all the news I was extremely happy to see Exchange ActiveSync support because my hosted Exchange service with 4Smartphone is what allows me to bounce between about 6 mobile phones and 2 or 3 notebooks in a given week without worrying about what PIM data is created and used on any of them. However, after reading more about the iPhone SDK and calming down a bit after seeing the amazing game possibilities and other 3rd party applications the news of lack of multi-tasking took me back to 1999 and thoughts of the Palm OS.

February 3, 2008 by

MobileTechRoundup #122, thoughts about happenings in the mobile space

We had a few technical difficulties getting this latest show up for our listeners, but MobileTechRoundup show #122 is now available for your listening pleasure. We voiced our opinions on the MacBook Air, talked about the iPhone update 1.1.3 and why I finally stopped jailbreaking my device. James loves his HP 2710 and let us know there is a 64GB SSD option now available too. Kevin is moving away from his hosted Exchange service thanks to Gmail's IMAP feature and other solutions. The gang chimes in about the Skyfire Windows Mobile browser and how it could really make the HTC Advantage an even better UMPC alternative. There were a few other mobile topics discussed so head on over and listen to the show.

October 23, 2007 by

IMAP coming to Gmail, mobile enthusiasts cheer in anticipation

I just read an article over on Download Squad, thanks Kevin, that has me quite excited as a mobile device user who relies on Gmail. It seems that Gmail is FINALLY rolling out IMAP support. I started using Gmail 3 years ago and initially bounced back to Yahoo! because I needed an IMAP account to effectively manage my email from multiple mobile devices and PCs. I then went back to Gmail due to the compelling web interface and subscribed to a hosted Exchange account for my email. Still, even to this day, I have to forward my Gmail to my hosted Exchange and must managed Gmail email multiple times on the iPhone, BlackBerry, etc. With IMAP support my email will now be synced across all platforms and I will increase my productivity.

September 4, 2007 by

Carnival of the Mobilists #89, what is this N-Gage platform?

A good way to start off your week is by checking out the links to mobile articles in the Carnival of the Mobilists. Carnival #89 is hosted this week by WAP Review and includes articles related to new products and technologies, the Apple iPhone, business topics, and how mobilility is being used in society. I particularly enjoyed the selected Post of the Week detailing the new N-Gage platform since I was still looking for some new N-Gage hardware until I finally took the time to understand that N-Gage is no longer a device, but a platform that runs on new Nokia devices that serve many other purposes. Next week, I'll be hosting the Carnival right here on the Mobile Gadgeteer so stay tuned for that as well.

August 27, 2007 by

MobileTechRoundup show #109, Palm, unlocked devices and T-Mobile 3G

James starts off MobileTechRoundup show #109 by highlighting why a hosted Exchange service can be valuable to mobile enthusiasts and those with multiple devices. Kevin, James, and I then talk a bit about Palm, both the Foleo and the Engadget open letter. The new Nokia N95s revealed by the FCC have us excited and we chat a bit about buying unlocked devices versus carrier subsidized ones. T-Mobile may finally be rolling out 3G soon and Verizon is going to enable GPS in their device before the end of the year. We couldn't go a whole show without mentioning the iPhone and our freeware of the show is a way to do some basic hacking that is user friendly.

August 1, 2007 by

iPhone update also adds IMAP email and Passcode improvements

As Jason blogged, Apple released an update for the Apple iPhone last night that was geared towards security updates for Safari. However, there were also a couple other minor improvements that actually may be quite important for iPhone owners. Prior to the update I only saw Inbox, Trash, Drafts (if I had any started), and Sent in my 4smartphone hosted Exchange IMAP mailbox. I now have visible access to ALL of my IMAP folders, as it should have been with true IMAP, in addition to folders called RSS Feeds (with subfolders labeled Microsoft at Home and at Work), Sync Issues (with subfolders for Conflicts, Local Failures, and Server Failures). These additional folders may be specific to my IMAP account and I'll have to check them out some more. The mail program still doesn't manage email like it should with IMAP (as seen with Yahoo! Mail), but getting access to my folders is a step closer.

July 23, 2007 by

MobileTechRoundup show #105: What hosts now have iPhones?

Readers here know that I went back to an Apple iPhone and if you listen to MobileTechRoundup show #105 then you will hear if any other hosts on the show were swayed by the beautiful device. There were a couple of birthday notes on the show, including the ThinkPad computers. A new browser was released for the Nokia N800 and with the recent Skype update this Internet Tablet is getting more and more capable. A couple new devices are coming soon, including the HTC Kaiser and BlackBerry 8820 that includes WiFi and UMA support. A listener submitted a great email and if you are looking for a great deal on a wireless data plan I highly encourage you to listen to what Jeff had to write in to us.

June 25, 2007 by

MobileTechRoundup show #103: Are any of the hosts planning to pick up an iPhone?

This week is iPhone week and James, Kevin, and I just couldn't avoid talking a bit about the upcoming release in MobileTechRoundup show #103. Kevin asked each of us if we planned on getting an iPhone so listen to the show and find out our responses. James talked about some of the usability features on the Lenovo X61 Tablet PC that make the device just that much better. Opera Mini 4 was covered as well as Kevin's first thoughts on the Nokia N80ie device. The HTC Advantage is available on Amazon for US$850 and HTC may have some other cool devices up their sleeves.


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