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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CES 2010: Hands-on with the ELSE ACCESS Linux Platform-based smartphone

CES 2010: Hands-on with the ELSE ACCESS Linux Platform-based smartphone

It was way back in early 2006 when we read that ACCESS and PalmSource announced the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP) that was initially intended to be the next Palm operating system. While Palm no longer has any ties to ACCESS, we heard in October that Emblaze Mobile Ltd. introduced the first ELSE mobile device running the ELSE INTUITION platform based on ALP. I had the chance to talk with Amir Kupervas, CEO, and Eldad Eilam, Chief Technology Officer, from Else Mobile and captured much of our conversation in the 20+ minute video you see below.

January 10, 2010 by in Data Management

HanDBase 4.0 mobile database application released with major updates

HanDBase 4.0 mobile database application released with major updates

I occasionaly use database applications on my mobile devices, primarily for tracking my paid time off and for making gift lists. Many enterprise users need a database program that provides lots of functionality and that works with desktop solutions like Access (bi-directional conduit support in HanDBase). One of the most powerful, yet easy-to-use programs I have tried on my devices in HanDBase and it was just updated to version 4.0. There are over 2,000 databases already created by users that you can use or even download and modify for your own customization on the HanDBase site. Check out the press release for all the details.

December 18, 2007 by in Data Management

Backup your mobile data for peace of mind

Backup your mobile data for peace of mind

Going on the road with only a mobile device can be a tragic experience if your data gets corrupted or lost and you do not have a recent backup in hand. There are solutions for all mobile platforms and Sprite Software develops some of the most powerful and user friendly utilities. Get a backup solution now and backup your devices regularly.

June 25, 2006 by in Data Management