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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Image Gallery: Apple iPad Experience Series

Image Gallery: Apple iPad Experience Series

The Apple iPad is now available for purchase and through this new series I will be discussing different aspects of the device as it relates to life and daily usage. The Series will cover Bible applications, ebook readers, TV content, sports, games, and more.

April 11, 2010 by in iPhone

A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator helps you make informed medical decisions with your iPhone

A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator helps you make informed medical decisions with your iPhone

Most people associate the Apple iPhone with the consumer, but with the impending version 2.0 update that adds Exchange ActiveSync and 3rd party application support I think businesses and the enterprise are starting to think of how the iPhone will fit into their plans. Palm OS devices in the past were always well known in the medical community (and probably still are) for the applications and reference material they provided. This morning an iPhone-optimized web application was announced that aids the consumer with healthcare decisions and gives us a glimpse into what may be coming from 3rd parties later this summer.

May 28, 2008 by in iPhone

Is T-Mobile USA prepping a mobile phone application store similar to the iPhone App store?

Is T-Mobile USA prepping a mobile phone application store similar to the iPhone App store?

I have been a T-Mobile USA customer for over six years now and have four mobile phones and my T-Mobile @Home Talk Forever phone as my fifth family plan line. I read on the Washington Post that T-Mobile is apparently planning to launch a mobile phone application store similar in functionality to the Apple iPhone App store. This plan may be just what they need to actually do something ahead of other wireless carriers since they lag behind in wireless 3G data and number/variety of available high end smartphones. They do however have good coverage (I have never had a dropped call), the Sidekick, great customer service, and unique offerings with the @Home services.

August 9, 2008 by in iPhone

Mobile software Monday: Astraware's GTS Racing Challenge for the Apple iPhone

Mobile software Monday: Astraware's GTS Racing Challenge for the Apple iPhone

It is good to take a break from a heavy workday and play a game or two. I have been playing Astraware's games on my Palm and Windows Mobile devices for years and they are my favorite mobile game developer. BTW, they just released Insaniquarium Deluxe for Pocket PCs that looks absolutely fantastic on the high resolution display of the HTC Touch Diamond. Astraware recently expanded their lineup with support for S60 devices and just launched their first iPhone game with GTS World Racing.

August 11, 2008 by in iPhone

MobileMe push is limited and subscribers get a 30-day extension

MobileMe push is limited and subscribers get a 30-day extension

Apple's MobileMe service has been advertised as "Exchange for the rest of us" with support for push email and data. However, if you have MobileMe/.Mac account then you may have received an email this morning detailing a rocky transition from .Mac to MobileMe that clarifies not everything is pushed. Joel put together a post on Geek.com that has a copy of the email you may have received.

July 16, 2008 by in iPhone

Instantly upload your photos to Evernote with your Eye-Fi card

Instantly upload your photos to Evernote with your Eye-Fi card

Readers of my blog know that I am a very big fan of the Evernote application and service and am personally a professional edition subscriber. I use it on my iPhone, Windows Mobile phones, Mac, and PC to capture thoughts and notes for archiving and usage. I was pleased to get the news that they partnered with Eye-Fi so that now your photos captured on your Eye-Fi card can be instantly synced to your Evernote notebooks.

December 9, 2008 by in iPhone

ShoZu photo sharing application coming to the iPhone

ShoZu photo sharing application coming to the iPhone

I was pleased to read the my favorite photo/video upload application, ShoZu, will be coming to the iPhone Applicaton Store when it is launched and it will be FREE. I have written about ShoZu a few times and can't say enough about how incredible this application is for those of us who capture photos and videos on our mobile devices and want to share that content with others. With ShoZu coming to the iPhone/iPhone 3G, I now have even more incentive to go purchase the iPhone 3G next week.

June 30, 2008 by in iPhone

Star Wars Force Unleashed now available in the iPhone App store and for N-Gage

Star Wars Force Unleashed now available in the iPhone App store and for N-Gage

My original iPhone is living in a dock at home serving up Pandora music to my stereo receiver, but it looks like I will have to pull it down tonight and buy a new iPhone game. I am a huge Star Wars fan and just read on the iPhone Blog that Star Wars: Force Unleashed is now available in the iPhone App store. The iPhone Blog has an image gallery of the game and a couple initial thoughts on gameplay.

September 16, 2008 by in iPhone

Is copy and paste really needed on the iPhone?

Is copy and paste really needed on the iPhone?

I've been using Windows Mobile, S60, and Palm OS devices for years where most of those devices have had support for copy and paste and I admit to being one of those who have been talking up the need for copy/paste on the iPhone. However, I just picked up the iPhone 3G last Friday (about an hour process with about 40 people in line in front of me) and after using it extensively I began to seriously question the need for copy and paste on a mobile device and wonder if this is just a feature we are asking for since other mobile devices have it.

August 5, 2008 by in iPhone

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

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 21, 2008 by in iPhone