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 is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of 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 Nokia Lumia 830, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of 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 eBay or Swappa to buy more. Many other devices are sent for review on a 30-day loaner basis and then returned to the carrier or manufacturer. If any are provided as “long term loaner units” this will be clearly disclosed in his reviews.

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iPhone update also adds IMAP email and Passcode improvements

iPhone update also adds IMAP email and Passcode improvements

As Jason blogged, Apple released an update for the Apple iPhone last night that was geared towards security updates for Safari. However, there were also a couple other minor improvements that actually may be quite important for iPhone owners. Prior to the update I only saw Inbox, Trash, Drafts (if I had any started), and Sent in my 4smartphone hosted Exchange IMAP mailbox. I now have visible access to ALL of my IMAP folders, as it should have been with true IMAP, in addition to folders called RSS Feeds (with subfolders labeled Microsoft at Home and at Work), Sync Issues (with subfolders for Conflicts, Local Failures, and Server Failures). These additional folders may be specific to my IMAP account and I'll have to check them out some more. The mail program still doesn't manage email like it should with IMAP (as seen with Yahoo! Mail), but getting access to my folders is a step closer.

August 1, 2007 by in Collaboration

iPhone enterprise data plans are now available

iPhone enterprise data plans are now available

Today we see the launch of the Apple iPhone for the enterprise with the same hardware, but a completely new pricing scheme with incentives. One of the biggest disappointments for those with AT&T corporate plans was the lack of direct support for these plans. In the past if you wanted an iPhone to use at your company you pretty much had to sign up for a personal account with AT&T to get the device.

January 21, 2008 by in Collaboration

Gmail IMAP is here, but BlackBerry users may want to stick with POP

Gmail IMAP is here, but BlackBerry users may want to stick with POP

IMAP support continues to roll out from Gmail and I just found that my account was provisioned for it sometime last night. I also am now using a T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve as my main device so I thought I would delete my Gmail POP account and setup Gmail with IMAP in an attempt to gain access to my labels, etc. in Gmail and avoid any duplicate efforts in handling email. I also setup my iPhone with Gmail IMAP and found that it works perfectly while giving me access to all my labels as if they were IMAP folders.

October 26, 2007 by in Collaboration

T-Mobile announces new Talk Forever service for Seattle and Dallas, no home phone now needed

T-Mobile announces new Talk Forever service for Seattle and Dallas, no home phone now needed

Just one week after T-Mobile cut the price of their HotSpot @Home service, they announced a new service option for those of us in Seattle and Dallas. T-Mobile's new HotSpot @Home Talk Forever service option is an additional US$10 over the new US$10 HotSpot @Home service, but as I understand it you could also choose just one or the other if you don't want both services. The new Talk Forever service requires a new HotSpot @Home wireless router with home phone connection (US$50 with 2-year contract) because you connect your standard 5.8 GHz home phone (or you can buy a V-Tech one from them for US$59.99) and use T-Mobile as your primary home phone service provider.

February 20, 2008 by in Collaboration

Quickoffice Premier 5.0 for S60 provides Office 2007 support

Quickoffice Premier 5.0 for S60 provides Office 2007 support

I knew it was just bound to happen again, but just a couple of weeks after I posted my full review of Quickoffice Premier 4.5 they updated the software. They are constantly improving the software and updated it a couple of times while I was working on my review. The latest and greatest version, Quickoffice Premier 5.0 brings Microsoft Office 2007 support, printer support (Eseries devices), tighter integration with Adobe Reader LE and more to this amazing application.

December 23, 2007 by in Collaboration

Is there a lower TCO for Windows Mobile at your company?

Is there a lower TCO for Windows Mobile at your company?

Windows Mobile is often compared to BlackBerry, especially now that Microsoft has integrated Direct Push technology into their servers and devices. There is a new tool that compares the Total Cost of Ownership between different server solutions (primarily RIM BlackBerry) and Windows Mobile. Do you agree with the results of the tool?

January 1, 2008 by in Collaboration

GotVoice makes voicemail fun and functional

GotVoice makes voicemail fun and functional

Most people either dread voicemail or just accept it as a necessary drudgery. GotVoice is a Voice 2.0 service that takes voicemail to the next level and gives you a ton of functionality and lots of customization options that make voicemail something fun to play with and manage. Most all of the functionality is available now for free and there is a premium option available for a bit more functionality. Check out the service screenshots and give it a try today.

March 18, 2007 by in Collaboration

GotVoice brings some iPhone functionality to your current mobile phone

GotVoice brings some iPhone functionality to your current mobile phone

Back in March GotVoice rolled out a major update to their voicemail management system (see my coverage and image gallery) and this week they announced a couple of advanced features to the system. One feature that Apple has been promoting on its iPhone is visual voicemail. GotVoice now has that available so users with any compatible phone can get GotVoice Visual Voicemail by simple logging into the GotVoice mobile site, http://m.gotvoice.com from their mobile web browser. GotVoice also announced Mobile Compose so you can send a message to your group right from your mobile phone.

June 13, 2007 by in Collaboration

The Nintendo Wii is a BLAST!

The Nintendo Wii is a BLAST!

The Nintendo Wii looks like the gift to have this Christmas season and we have been playing it in our house for a couple of days now. It helped to have a mobile device with push email to purchase the system since it is very hard to find in stock anywhere. The Wii's wireless technology makes gaming different and fun for the whole family.

December 26, 2006 by in Collaboration