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 hundreds of devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Galaxy Z Fold 3, COROS Vertix 2, Garmin Fenix 945 LTE, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and many more, along with classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various social networks 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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Zune HD to get Smart DJ, new video codec support, Facebook in early 2010

Zune HD to get Smart DJ, new video codec support, Facebook in early 2010

My inbox was crazy last week during CES and as I was cleaning it out early this morning I saw an email from the Zune PR team talking about some updates coming soon. Microsoft was actually showing off demos of this at CES, but my schedule was already packed so I didn't get a chance to see these new features. Sometime this spring we will see Smart DJ and additional video content support with Facebook coming during the early part of this year.

January 12, 2010 by in Social Enterprise

Nokia World 09: pricey netbook, downgraded N97, & confusing beta services

Nokia World 09: pricey netbook, downgraded N97, & confusing beta services

The Nokia World 2009 keynote took place today (middle of the night for me in the US) and a couple recently announced devices were shown, three new ones were announced, and several services were showcased. Keep in mind my take on the event is from a US perspective where we are unlikely to see subsidies like they will in other countries. You can check out images for these products and services in our Nokia World 2009 image gallery. We found out more details about the Booklet 3G and saw the N97 mini, X6, and X3 announced, and heard about some new services for the N97 available now in beta.

September 1, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Facebook photo uploads come to the Nintendo DSi

Facebook photo uploads come to the Nintendo DSi

Are you ready to soon see a bunch of crazy photos appearing on your friends and family's Facebook pages? I read over on Gear Diary that Facebook photo upload support was added to the Nintendo DSi (see my review) on the evening of 3 August. I grabbed my DSi and discovered that a system update was available. After the system update, I found that the Facebook integration was available in the camera/photo gallery module.

August 4, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Need a Facebook client for your Android device? Check out Babbler and Bloo

Need a Facebook client for your Android device? Check out Babbler and Bloo

I tried using the fBook client that was available early on the T-Mobile G1 Google Android device and all that application did was provide a way to access the Facebook mobile website. I then purchased very lame FriendMobilizer client hoping it would give me a better Facebook experience and it is actually more limited and less useful than the mobile website. Last night I read about Babbler on the jkOnTheRun site and after checking out their website I immediately paid the $1.49 to get the application onto my T-Mobile G1. I also ran across the new Bloo Facebook application for Android devices that also looks quite promising.

July 7, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Nokia reveals the slim, sleek, and powerful E72 messaging device

Nokia reveals the slim, sleek, and powerful E72 messaging device

The Nokia E71 (see my review) is one of my all time favorite Nokia devices and is a work powerhouse. There are a few issues that I compromise on and with the announcement of the Nokia E72 it looks like Nokia has fixed each of these issues. The major improvements in the E72 over the E71 are a 5 megapixel camera, use of a standard 3.5mm headset jack vs. a 2.5mm headset jack, excellent Nokia Messaging application (like the one found on the E75), digital compass, and other improvements. It should be available in the 3rd quarter of 2009 for an estimated retail price of $488.

June 14, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Review: Proporta BeachBuoy waterproof case on site in St. Thomas

Review: Proporta BeachBuoy waterproof case on site in St. Thomas

A few months ago Proporta sent me the BeachBuoy waterproof case to check out, but it wasn't until we took a family cruise vacation in February that I had a chance to put it through a real life test. You can check out some photos of the BeachBuoy in my image gallery and also see lots of underwater video shot with my Flip MinoHD placed inside the BeachBuoy as I snorkeled in St. Thomas.

April 13, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Should Villanueva have posted to Twitter during NBA halftime?

Should Villanueva have posted to Twitter during NBA halftime?

Twitter popularity is growing and you can now find several celebrities and sports stars using this social networking service. It seems that Charlie Villanueva took it a bit far last week as he posted a Tweet at halftime of a NBA game. Villanueva is a player for the Milwaukee Bucks and the coach wasn't too happy with the Tweet being made during the game as he wants players to stay focused on the game and not be distracted. Twitter definitely can be a distraction and I have to make sure to turn off the stream when I need to crack down and get work done.

March 19, 2009 by in Social Enterprise