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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Hands-on with the 4th generation Apple iPod touch

Hands-on with the 4th generation Apple iPod touch

There are many of us who want to stick with our wireless carrier, yet still would like to experience the latest Apple touchscreen device. Thankfully, Apple launched the iPod touch in three different capacities and it provides consumers with the high resolution retina display, A4 processor, iOS 4.1, and HD video camera.

September 8, 2010 by in Apple

Image Gallery: The Love Dare and Olive Tree BibleReader for Apple iPhone

Image Gallery: The Love Dare and Olive Tree BibleReader for Apple iPhone

Last year a movie, Fireproof, was released that focused on strengthening marriages and the technique used came to be known as Love Dares. Olive Tree worked with the authors to bring this technique to the iPhone. Olive Tree also has developed a powerful Bible reading and study application that includes support for taking notes on your iPhone.

September 25, 2009 by in Apple

Image Gallery: Five Astraware games for the Apple iPhone

Image Gallery: Five Astraware games for the Apple iPhone

Astraware is a well-known mobile game development company that has had Palm and Windows Mobile games for years. They decided to also expand to the iPhone/iPod touch and are launching games like crazy. I had the chance to play with five of their new games and posted a video and my thoughts on them to go along with this screenshot image gallery. As you can see they have excellent graphics in their games.

February 14, 2009 by in Apple

Image Gallery: Matthew Miller's mobile device history, 1997-2008

Image Gallery: Matthew Miller's mobile device history, 1997-2008

I was recently asked how many PDAs and mobile phones I have owned since I started using them in 1997 and discovered there were 90 that I could remember. This doesn't even count all the review units I used for 2 weeks to 30 days throughout the years too. Take a walk down memory lane and see how many of these devices you remember using too.

October 3, 2008 by in Apple

Image Gallery: Pinger Phone for the Apple iPhone

Image Gallery: Pinger Phone for the Apple iPhone

Pinger Phone is a new application for the Apple iPhone that lets you view status updates and interact with your friends on popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace). You can use it to replace your Phone utility because you can also quickly access your Contacts and now have one touch buttons to interacting with them. The IM client supports Yahoo!, AIM, Windows Live, and Google Talk with a landscape keyboard for optimized text entry. A dialer is present too in case you want to call a different person.

December 21, 2008 by in Apple

Image Gallery: GTS World Racing on the Apple iPhone

Image Gallery: GTS World Racing on the Apple iPhone

Astraware has been developing games for the Palm and Windows Mobile operating systems for several years and they are famous for their high quality and enjoyable games. I was pleased to see them launch an iPhone application that takes advantage of the accelerometers in the device and think you may enjoy this car racing game as well.

August 11, 2008 by in Apple