Matthew Miller


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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Microsoft My Phone service helps you find your missing phone and much more

Microsoft My Phone service helps you find your missing phone and much more

I sync my PIM data (Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Email) with my work Exchange account, but have to manually manage my other data. Microsoft launched a new service with the Windows Mobile 6.5 update that is available for an Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, or 6.5 device. My Phone lets you synchronize your contacts, appointments, text messages, photos, videos, songs, favorites, and documents between your phone and their servers. If you use Exchange, then that specific data will not be backed up with this service. Most of the services are free, but there are some premium features available as well.

October 6, 2009 by in Microsoft

MobileTechRoundup show #207, HP-Palm, webOS update, Nokia N8

MobileTechRoundup show #207, HP-Palm, webOS update, Nokia N8

The big news of the week that we started with on MobileTechRoundup show #207 was HP's purchase of Palm. James, Kevin, and me each gave our thoughts on this purchase and I know I personally am very happy to see webOS continue. The Nokia N8 was also big news in the smartphone world this week and it looks like Nokia has not been resting on their worldwide smartphone lead either with a compelling device that I am sure to buy. T-Mobile lifts data caps with some acceptable speed throttling instead and Skyfire for Android 2 launches and becomes my default web browser.

May 1, 2010 by in Microsoft