Matthew Miller

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Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He was a co-host, with Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast for 13 years and authored 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 Google Pixel 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, LG V60 ThinQ, Google Pixelbook Go, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and many more, along with plenty of wearables, 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".

Matthew is a professional naval architect by day and a mobile gadgeteer at all other times. He purchases his own devices and then sells them on Swappa to buy more. Many other devices are sent for review on a typical 30-day or long-term loan basis and then returned to the carrier or manufacturer.

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Yahoo! oneConnect comes to iPhone first

Yahoo! oneConnect comes to iPhone first

I was quite excited about Yahoo oneConnect when I was able to play with it a bit back in February at Mobile World Congress and have been checking the Yahoo site regularly to see the launch of the S60 or Windows Mobile versions. Yahoo was showing off the S60 client at MWC so I expected to see it on the N78 or N96 first. I was just thinking about the service yesterday and then today I see that they made the iPhone version available first as a preview version. I am a bit disappointed since the iPhone is limited in the ability to run applications in the background and think a better experience would have been possible with S60, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile.

September 10, 2008 by in Collaboration

Nokia Email service drastically improves the email experience on S60 devices

Nokia Email service drastically improves the email experience on S60 devices

The Nokia S60 Nseries and Eseries devices are incredible mobile devices, but the email client is very basic and has a rather plain look and feel to it (aka BlackBerry look). The default Messaging client does a poor job with hyperlinks, doesn't display my messages forwarded from other services, and IMHO is just barely acceptable for usage. Nokia has been beta testing a new service, Nokia Email, and I have had the opportunity to check it out on the N95 and E71 for a few weeks. It was in a limited beta before, but starting tomorrow anyone who wants to try it will be able download the client from the Nokia Beta Labs site and signup for the service at the Nokia Email service site. During this beta period, the service is free so give it a try and provide feedback to make it better.

August 7, 2008 by in Collaboration

iPhone-optimized Evernote client improves an already great service

iPhone-optimized Evernote client improves an already great service

I've been having a ton more followers of my Twitter feed lately and just added the Evernote feed to my account. I then found out that Ars Technica posted a review of Evernote and also revealed the new iPhone formatted Evernote site. As readers know, I am a big fan of Evernote and as they continue to improve the product my usage continues to increase. This new optimized iPhone site allows you to access your same Evernote web account that you can access from your web-enabled phone, Mac, Linux or Windows PC.

April 29, 2008 by in Collaboration

Update: Microsoft responds to the Zune Originals issue

Update: Microsoft responds to the Zune Originals issue

Over the past week I became quite frustrated with the Zune Originals order process and after reading the same story from many folks on the Zune forums I decided to write this blog post yesterday along with a Zune Forums post and am EXTREMELY pleased to tell you that the person from Microsoft who actually oversees the program responded in the forums with a sincere post.

September 23, 2009 by in Collaboration

MWC 09: DataViz shows Documents To Go on iPhone with copy and paste

MWC 09: DataViz shows Documents To Go on iPhone with copy and paste

We knew that DataViz was going to demo their Documents To Go product at MWC for the Apple iPhone and Dieter Bohn had a chance to sit down with them and get a live demo of the product in action on an iPhone. At this time Word document editing is working with Excel editing still not quite there yet. Their product will provide Word and Excel support along with PDF viewing. They also do have cut and paste support within the application.

February 18, 2009 by in Collaboration

MWC 09: Quickoffice for Android announced, viewer only

MWC 09: Quickoffice for Android announced, viewer only

I was all excited to hear more details about the QuickOffice and Documents To Go clients for Android at Mobile World Congress, but was let down a bit when I saw the QuickOffice announcement. I was expecting that these applications would support full Office functionality, but the QuickOffice client is a viewer only for Word and Excel files. It remains to be seen what DataViz can do with Documents To Go.

February 17, 2009 by in Collaboration

Google Latitude included in OTA T-Mobile G1 maintenance release

Google Latitude included in OTA T-Mobile G1 maintenance release

As detailed by Larry Dignan Google Latitude is now available for mobile devices and gives you some social networking capabilities. I mentioned that the T-Mobile G1 maintenance release (1.1 RC33) is rolling out to Android devices at this time. T-Mobile just sent a note along that the maintenance release contains the new Google Latitude features in the Google Maps for Mobile client. Google Search by voice is also part of the maintenance release.

February 4, 2009 by in Collaboration

Quickoffice to demo Office apps for iPhone and Google Android at MWC 2009

Quickoffice to demo Office apps for iPhone and Google Android at MWC 2009

I mentioned here last week that DataViz should be showing off and/or announcing their Office suite products for the Apple iPhone and Google Android next week at Mobile World Congress. I just received word that Quickoffice will be giving demonstrations of its products on the Apple iPhone and Google Android platforms next week as well. Quickoffice is loaded on S60 devices to provide document attachment support and they have a Quickoffice Premier product for editing and creation of documents on the S60 platform.

February 11, 2009 by in Collaboration