Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of 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 more than 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 830, 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".

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Listen and respond to emails safely while driving

Listen and respond to emails safely while driving

People use their mobile devices while driving and this practice of interacting with one hand and trying to read a small display is dangerous. A new Bluetooth solution has been announced that allows you to listen to and even respond to emails without ever taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off of the road.

July 25, 2006 by in Collaboration

Integrated PIM suites help improve efficiency

Integrated PIM suites help improve efficiency

Applications that integrate your calendar, contacts, and tasks into a single user interface give you the power to optimize management of your personal data. Competing software exists for all the major mobile platforms and this results in constant improvements and increases in functionality for the end user. Give one of these integrated PIM suites a try and see how much more productive you can be every day.

July 24, 2006 by in Developer

MobileTechRoundup show #58

MobileTechRoundup show #58

Another podcast discussing the latest in mobile technology is brought to you by the three guys from MobileTechRoundup. A half hour show goes by fast when geeks are talking about mobile gadgets and thankfully we get to record two shows a week to cover all the great news and experiences we have with mobile tech.

July 23, 2006 by in Mobility

Where do you go for help with your PDA?

Where do you go for help with your PDA?

Online enthusiast communities are often much better sources of information and assistance than the device manufacturers or carriers who sell you a device. These sites support growing communities who love to chat about gadgets and most are willing and able to help you with any question related to your device.

July 20, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #57

MobileTechRoundup show #57

When three mobile enthusiasts get together to chat about mobile gadgets the time flies and everyone has a good time. Listen to the latest MoTR podcast to find out how to get the most out of using applications on a small Windows XP display. Symbian is again covered as James and Kevin keep picking my brain regarding my experiences with these powerful devices.

July 19, 2006 by in Mobility

SanDisk announces new secure digital format

SanDisk announces new secure digital format

Expansion card technology has been evolving the last few years, but it looks like the Secure Digital format is becoming fairly standard. SanDisk announced a new SDHC card that actually now requires new devices and readers to use the cards. Can we get a standard memory expansion technology that manufacturer's will stick to for a couple years so we can stop buying lots of memory cards?

July 17, 2006 by in Developer

MobileTechRoundup show #56

MobileTechRoundup show #56

The MobileTechRoundup guys continue to release podcasts discussing mobile technology, including ways to use the Samsung Q1, Windows Mobile Smartphones, Nokia devices, and more. Some of the discussions were blogged on our sites and we now provide more feedback in audio format.

July 16, 2006 by in Mobility

Perform complex calculations on your Tablet or UMPC in ink

Perform complex calculations on your Tablet or UMPC in ink

The UMPC is larger than all modern calculators, but do modern calculators allow you to handwrite your complex engineering, mathematical, and scientific calculations and have them solved in ink? xThink just announced the release of their latest update to MathJournal and students and engineers can now expand the usage of their Tablet PC or UMPC device.

July 13, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Are you making compromises to have a single converged device?

Are you making compromises to have a single converged device?

Some people like to carry the latest and great gadgetry and prefer to connect them all with wires or via wireless technology while others like to have a device that does it all in one. The decision comes down to what your needs are and what you are willing to give up to have a single device or carry multiple devices.

July 12, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #55

MobileTechRoundup show #55

Matt, Kevin, and James posted MobileTechRoundup podcast 55 with lots of discussion on mobile devices, including thoughts on the Samsung Q1, ActiveSync 4.2, browsing on the S60 3rd Edition platform, camera phones, and camera phone software. Listen to the show and have a laugh as Matt tries to figure out how to close the show with 3 hosts.

July 11, 2006 by in Microsoft

What type of data are smartphone users consuming?

What type of data are smartphone users consuming?

The United States still lags behind Europe and Asia in wireless data network speeds, but our consumption of data is increasing in the areas of mobile entertainment. A new study reveals some interesting aspects of our data consumption and what hardware is popular in the U.S. and Europe for consuming this data.

July 11, 2006 by in Smartphones

Palm LifeDrive may be retired soon

Palm LifeDrive may be retired soon

Information is appearing online that the Palm LifeDrive will no longer be produced and the existing stock of devices is all that will be sold from Palm.com. The Mobile Manager category may have been a short lived idea at Palm as they focus on the very popular Treo devices in the future.

July 10, 2006 by in Mobility

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