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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Palringo IM client now available for BlackBerry devices

Palringo IM client now available for BlackBerry devices

One thing that keeps bringing me back to S60 is the number and quality of 3rd party applications available for the platform, ranging from VoIP clients to games and multimedia apps. One of the best instant messaging clients I have tried is Palringo because it allows me to connect with Windows Live Messenger, Gtalk, AIM, Yahoo IM, and more all from a single application. In addition to traditional text IM, you can also quickly send photos and voice messages with Palringo. It is currently available for S60, Windows Mobile, and Java-supported devices and they just announced the availability for BlackBerry devices.

June 18, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

Dashwire Mobile 2.0 client launches with GUI changes, Facebook/Twitter status, and more

Dashwire Mobile 2.0 client launches with GUI changes, Facebook/Twitter status, and more

It has been a few months since I last wrote about the Dashwire mobile client and I was very pleased to receive a note from Ford that the Dashwire Mobile 2.0 client for Windows Mobile is now available. This latest version offers a significant update to the GUI on your Windows Mobile device and lots more cool features to integrate your social networks and multimedia.

June 24, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

Review: Proporta BeachBuoy waterproof case on site in St. Thomas

Review: Proporta BeachBuoy waterproof case on site in St. Thomas

A few months ago Proporta sent me the BeachBuoy waterproof case to check out, but it wasn't until we took a family cruise vacation in February that I had a chance to put it through a real life test. You can check out some photos of the BeachBuoy in my image gallery and also see lots of underwater video shot with my Flip MinoHD placed inside the BeachBuoy as I snorkeled in St. Thomas.

April 13, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Facebook photo uploads come to the Nintendo DSi

Facebook photo uploads come to the Nintendo DSi

Are you ready to soon see a bunch of crazy photos appearing on your friends and family's Facebook pages? I read over on Gear Diary that Facebook photo upload support was added to the Nintendo DSi (see my review) on the evening of 3 August. I grabbed my DSi and discovered that a system update was available. After the system update, I found that the Facebook integration was available in the camera/photo gallery module.

August 4, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Should Villanueva have posted to Twitter during NBA halftime?

Should Villanueva have posted to Twitter during NBA halftime?

Twitter popularity is growing and you can now find several celebrities and sports stars using this social networking service. It seems that Charlie Villanueva took it a bit far last week as he posted a Tweet at halftime of a NBA game. Villanueva is a player for the Milwaukee Bucks and the coach wasn't too happy with the Tweet being made during the game as he wants players to stay focused on the game and not be distracted. Twitter definitely can be a distraction and I have to make sure to turn off the stream when I need to crack down and get work done.

March 19, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Zune HD to get Smart DJ, new video codec support, Facebook in early 2010

Zune HD to get Smart DJ, new video codec support, Facebook in early 2010

My inbox was crazy last week during CES and as I was cleaning it out early this morning I saw an email from the Zune PR team talking about some updates coming soon. Microsoft was actually showing off demos of this at CES, but my schedule was already packed so I didn't get a chance to see these new features. Sometime this spring we will see Smart DJ and additional video content support with Facebook coming during the early part of this year.

January 12, 2010 by in Social Enterprise

Google drops Jaiku, can Nokia please pick it up and run with it?

Google drops Jaiku, can Nokia please pick it up and run with it?

Larry mentioned a list of Google services that are shutting down, but one he did not mention that is also being let go by Google is Jaiku. From what I understand Google will release the Jaiku code under the open source Apache license, so that somebody else can take it where they want to. I think Nokia should pick it up and carry it since it is highly focused on S60 users and would fit perfectly into their focus on providing services.

January 15, 2009 by in Social Enterprise