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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HyperOffice announces iPhone corporate e-mail integration

HyperOffice announces iPhone corporate e-mail integration

With the recent announcement of iPhone corporate data plans more people in enterprise may be thinking about how to support the iPhone as a business tool. Steven sent me a press release announcing that HyperOffice is now iPhone ready and will allow you to connect your iPhone to corporate email, contacts, calendars, tasks, and notes.

January 30, 2008 by in iPhone

Classic Bejeweled game comes to the Apple iPhone

Classic Bejeweled game comes to the Apple iPhone

One of the all-time greatest games on mobile devices is Bejeweled from PopCap Games. I just read on Mobility Site that they are now offering this classic on the Apple iPhone through the Safari browser. All you have to do is visit www.popcap.com on your iPhone and Bejeweled will appear. You can get instructions on how to play or select to play a new game. I played a couple games and then tried jumping out to other apps and turning off the display and then coming back to the game 15 minutes later and the same game I was playing was still active.

July 30, 2007 by in iPhone

How can you read an ebook on an Apple iPhone?

How can you read an ebook on an Apple iPhone?

One reason I continue to carry a device other than my iPhone is for ebook reading while commuting and traveling. Kevin Tofel posted some thoughts on reading ebooks on the iPhone using Amazon Upgrade that then prompted me to email myself a PDF version of a book. The PDF version is viewable, but emailing PDF ebooks to yourself is not the optimal solution either. I prefer to read Mobipocket formatted books, but I couldn't find any way to print these books to PDF. Another possible way to read ebooks was brought up by Mike Cane and referenced The Open Library collection that is still in beta/demo mode.

July 20, 2007 by in iPhone

Travelocity launches iPhone-optimized travel site

Travelocity launches iPhone-optimized travel site

I recently mentioned that Pocket Express released an iPhone-optimized site for traveler information. I guess it really does pour when it rains as Travelocity also just announced the availability of their iPhone and iPod Touch optimized mobile travel site. Simply point your Safari mobile browser to iphone.travelocity.com to access this new site.

January 22, 2008 by in iPhone

JiWire providing free WiFi access for iPhone and iPod Touch owners

JiWire providing free WiFi access for iPhone and iPod Touch owners

All of us iPhone owners know that the AT&T EDGE network is a bit poky, especially for web browsing. JiWire just announced free Wi-Fi access across the United States for all iPhone and iPod Touch users. This is an ad-supported program so you will have to view JiWire-supplied ads on your device. However, this seems to be a small price to pay for free Wi-Fi access at more than 100,000 hotspots.

January 15, 2008 by in iPhone

Are 3rd party mobile applications dead? I hope not.

Are 3rd party mobile applications dead? I hope not.

Michael Mace posted an article on his Mobile Opportunity blog that put me in a bit of a sad mood to start off my Monday morning. I realize my mobile usage is out of the norm, but I personally have a ton of 3rd party applications loaded on all my devices and find them to be extremely useful, fun, and vital to my mobile computing needs. Michael talks about how on-device applications are going away and being replaced by web applications. While I think there are some very good web-based and iPhone optimized mobile applications, IMHO nothing beats a good application loaded on a device.

February 25, 2008 by in iPhone

Opera Mini 4 comes out of beta to deliver the web to your mobile phone

Opera Mini 4 comes out of beta to deliver the web to your mobile phone

One of the areas that people complain about most when it comes to mobile devices is the poor web browsing experience. The Apple iPhone provides users with a very good mobile experience, except for the EDGE wireless data connectivity. For owners of other mobile devices, Opera provides a free and very capable browser in Opera Mini. Opera Mini 4 has been in beta for a few months and has lived on my mobile devices, including Windows Mobile, S60, and BlackBerry devices. Opera just announced that Opera Mini 4 is out of beta and available now as a full release.

November 6, 2007 by in iPhone