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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Access Google Calendar from your mobile device

Access Google Calendar from your mobile device

I use Gmail as my primary email service and also like the other personalized Google services (Reader, Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.), but never really used Google Calendar much because I haven't found a simple solution to access it with my mobile devices. I just read on the jkOnTheRun blog that Google Calendar for Mobile has arrived. If you visit the Official Google Blog you will see that all you need to do is go to calendar.google.com from your mobile phone to see your agenda of upcoming events with details like date, time, location, description, and guest list. There is also the ability to add events to your calendar. Now I just need to get my hosted Exchange calendar in sync with my Google calendar and I'll be all set on my mobile devices.

May 28, 2007 by in Google

Google Mobile App with voice search now available for BlackBerry

Google Mobile App with voice search now available for BlackBerry

The Google Mobile App with Voice Search was launched previously on devices running the Android OS, Windows Mobile, and iPhone OS and it is now available for RIM BlackBerry devices. I use the Google Mobile App daily on my new Curve 8900 to get to Reader quickly and conduct fast searches. This updated version also supports My Location so you won't even need to speak a location when you conduct a voice search.

March 25, 2009 by in Google

GrandCentral may be acquired by Google

GrandCentral may be acquired by Google

According to an unconfirmed report on TechCrunch the excellent Voice 2.0 company that I have talked about a few times, GrandCentral, may have been acquired by Google. This is one way to arrange major funding for your company and I just hope we don't lose the functionality and features that make GrandCentral such an excellent service. It is good news that a company like Google sees the usefulness in a service like GrandCentral and I look forward to hearing more news soon.

June 24, 2007 by in Google

Google providing free airport WiFi this holiday season

Google providing free airport WiFi this holiday season

To help people enjoy this holiday season Google, Boingo Wireless, Advanced Wireless Group, Airport Marketing Income and others are providing free WiFi across airports in the United States. 47 airports are currently included in the program, including Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis and Charlotte. The program is active now and runs through 15 January 2010.

November 9, 2009 by in Google