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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Image Gallery: Cronk for the Apple iPhone

Image Gallery: Cronk for the Apple iPhone

There are lots of games available for the Apple iPhone and the prices are more competitive than what you will find for the DS and PSP mobile gaming devices. One of the recent games launched and then updated for the iPhone is Cronk. Cronk is a caveman trying to save his village by throwing and matching up three boulders in a row. I have played a comparable game on my T-Mobile G1 (Bonsai Blast) and Windows Mobile devices (Astraware Zuma) and think Cronk is an enjoyable game.

November 17, 2008 by in iPhone

Image Gallery: Documents To Go for Apple iPhone & iPod Touch

Image Gallery: Documents To Go for Apple iPhone & iPod Touch

DataViz has developed their Documents To Go products for the BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm, and Google Android products and just took the lead in Office document support for the iPhone. Documents To Go with Exchange Attachments not only gives you support for Word documents, but lets you receive and send attachments through your Exchange server. A free update with Excel support is also coming soon. DataViz has optimized the controls and functions for the iPhone and delivers a fantastic product that is well worth the small price.

May 21, 2009 by in iPhone

Image Gallery: Apple iPad Experience Series

Image Gallery: Apple iPad Experience Series

The Apple iPad is now available for purchase and through this new series I will be discussing different aspects of the device as it relates to life and daily usage. The Series will cover Bible applications, ebook readers, TV content, sports, games, and more.

April 11, 2010 by in iPhone

Image Gallery: JayBird Tiger Eyes and Endorphin in-ear headphones

Image Gallery: JayBird Tiger Eyes and Endorphin in-ear headphones

One of the most popular things to do while running or working out is listen to your music collection. With the Tiger Eyes or Endorphin earphones you can do that and sweat as much as you want since they both have lifetime warranties on sweat. The Tiger Eyes are optimized for the iPhone and let you handle calls and listen to music. The Endorphin is designed for the serious athlete who wants some rocking headphones.

August 10, 2009 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

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

Apple seems to have forgotten the phone in the iPhone

Apple seems to have forgotten the phone in the iPhone

I just passed 10 days of iPhone ownership after waiting in line for 24 hours and then posting my first and second impressions of the device. I was quite excited about the iPhone after finding out that the AT&T data plan was reasonably priced and gave it an honest evaluation. Although the iPhone is priced the same as high end smartphones, I tried to resist comparing it to the Windows Mobile and S60 operating systems since they blow the iPhone out of the water in terms of functionality and the iPhone is more of a high end feature phone with iPod functionality. So looking at it as a high end feature phone, I have to say the iPhone falls flat when it comes to mobile phone functionality and features. The free mobile phone you get when you sign up with your carrier has more functionality and performs better as a phone than the iPhone.

July 9, 2007 by in iPhone

iPhone initial impressions and SIM questions answered

iPhone initial impressions and SIM questions answered

After spending 24 hours in line, I now have my 8GB iPhone in hand and am performing extensive testing. I ran through every application and setup some aspects of the device in this first look. More extensive photos and screenshots will be coming later this weekend after I get a couple hours of sleep and dive into the device some more. Feel free to post questions of things you want me to check out and I'll try to add that as well.

June 30, 2007 by in iPhone