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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Orb MyCasting now available for the Nokia N800

Orb MyCasting now available for the Nokia N800

I have been playing with the Nokia N800 for a couple of weeks and as you will hear soon on MobileTechRoundup podcast #97 James and I are really having a blast with this fun device. Nokia just announced another application that is officially available now for free that continues to extend your media content to the N800 and make it an even more powerful mobile browsing device. The new Orb MyCasting application allows you to access all your digital media (photos, videos, music and TV) that you have stored on a PC connected to the internet with Orb running in the background. I will have to fire up Orb and my TV Tuner card again on my home PC so I can access my media content on the road with the N800. The N800 Orb MyCasting application also allows you to use Orb's Digital Video Record funtionality to remotely record TV programs to your desktop PC and then later play back the video content on the N800.

April 16, 2007 by in Tech Industry

MobileTechRoundup show #87

MobileTechRoundup show #87

Our guest host from last week at CES is not back this week, but we did wrap up our thoughts on our trips to Vegas during MobileTechRoundup show #87. There has been quite a bit of talk about the Nokia N800 and a few may be on the way to the MoTR crew shortly. James, Kevin, and I also spent a bit talking about the new Microsoft definition of a UMPC and how the OQO is one now, but then again without Vista it isn't really. We also talked about the failed Zune squirting and why I am back to using my Yahoo! Music subscription service. We even have a freeware of the show that presents Google Reader in a slimmed down way for reading on a UMPC or other mobile device.

January 25, 2007 by in Tech Industry

MobileTechRoundup show #86, Live from Vegas

MobileTechRoundup show #86, Live from Vegas

James, Kevin, and I are all in Vegas so we thought it would be good to try to get together and record a show with some of our thoughts on CES. We also had an unexpected guest host on MobileTechRoundup show #86 that required a bit of editing to make sure we didn't get kicked off iTunes. We did chat about the VERY cool Origami Experience, OQO Model 02, Toshiba's new UWB technology in use, and a bit more. We'll cover the iPhone in the next show since we were recording in a public setting at the Bloghaus, but we think you will have fun with this show.

January 10, 2007 by in Tech Industry

MobileTechRoundup show #80

MobileTechRoundup show #80

The gang starts off MobileTechRoundup show #80 on a football tangent, but then gets back on track by discussing two freeware of the show titles you may want to try. We talk a bit about Windows Mobile Crossbow and then how a Dell Axim with Crossbow is still a possibility in 2007. James received a very nice case to review and Kevin has a new slate Tablet PC from Fujitsu in his hands.

December 6, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Fujitsu to include EverNote on LifeBook and Stylistic devices

Fujitsu to include EverNote on LifeBook and Stylistic devices

Kasey sent me an exciting press release this weekend from EverNote Corporation announcing that Fujitsu will include EverNote on their LifeBook notebook and Stylistic Tablet PC device. If you buy a new LifeBook P1610 Tablet PC that also has a touchscreen display you will get EverNote Plus and EverNote ritePen. EverNote Plus is a great application that lets you capture and organize data quickly and easily. ritePen is a handwriting recognition application that lets you write anywhere on the display of a Tablet PC. This latest partnership is great for both companies and if you haven't tried EverNote for yourself I highly encourage you to download a copy today.

December 3, 2006 by in Tech Industry

MobileTechRoundup show #78

MobileTechRoundup show #78

The MobileTechRoundup gang chats about a couple new devices, the Fujitsu P1610 and the Microsoft Zune. We also congratulate Geek.com on their 10th anniversary and encourage listeners to register there for some great prizes to celebrate their birthday.

November 21, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Mobius Boston 2006 report

Mobius Boston 2006 report

Microsoft held two invite-only events for Mobile enthusiasts last week and my full report of the Boston event is now live on Geek.com. Check out all the cool topics we discussed and fun we all had getting to know other community enthusiasts a bit better over a couple days in Boston.

October 6, 2006 by in Tech Industry