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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Quickoffice Premier 5.0 for S60 provides Office 2007 support

Quickoffice Premier 5.0 for S60 provides Office 2007 support

I knew it was just bound to happen again, but just a couple of weeks after I posted my full review of Quickoffice Premier 4.5 they updated the software. They are constantly improving the software and updated it a couple of times while I was working on my review. The latest and greatest version, Quickoffice Premier 5.0 brings Microsoft Office 2007 support, printer support (Eseries devices), tighter integration with Adobe Reader LE and more to this amazing application.

December 23, 2007 by in Collaboration

Is there a lower TCO for Windows Mobile at your company?

Is there a lower TCO for Windows Mobile at your company?

Windows Mobile is often compared to BlackBerry, especially now that Microsoft has integrated Direct Push technology into their servers and devices. There is a new tool that compares the Total Cost of Ownership between different server solutions (primarily RIM BlackBerry) and Windows Mobile. Do you agree with the results of the tool?

January 1, 2008 by in Collaboration

GotVoice makes voicemail fun and functional

GotVoice makes voicemail fun and functional

Most people either dread voicemail or just accept it as a necessary drudgery. GotVoice is a Voice 2.0 service that takes voicemail to the next level and gives you a ton of functionality and lots of customization options that make voicemail something fun to play with and manage. Most all of the functionality is available now for free and there is a premium option available for a bit more functionality. Check out the service screenshots and give it a try today.

March 18, 2007 by in Collaboration

iPhone update also adds IMAP email and Passcode improvements

iPhone update also adds IMAP email and Passcode improvements

As Jason blogged, Apple released an update for the Apple iPhone last night that was geared towards security updates for Safari. However, there were also a couple other minor improvements that actually may be quite important for iPhone owners. Prior to the update I only saw Inbox, Trash, Drafts (if I had any started), and Sent in my 4smartphone hosted Exchange IMAP mailbox. I now have visible access to ALL of my IMAP folders, as it should have been with true IMAP, in addition to folders called RSS Feeds (with subfolders labeled Microsoft at Home and at Work), Sync Issues (with subfolders for Conflicts, Local Failures, and Server Failures). These additional folders may be specific to my IMAP account and I'll have to check them out some more. The mail program still doesn't manage email like it should with IMAP (as seen with Yahoo! Mail), but getting access to my folders is a step closer.

August 1, 2007 by in Collaboration

GotVoice brings some iPhone functionality to your current mobile phone

GotVoice brings some iPhone functionality to your current mobile phone

Back in March GotVoice rolled out a major update to their voicemail management system (see my coverage and image gallery) and this week they announced a couple of advanced features to the system. One feature that Apple has been promoting on its iPhone is visual voicemail. GotVoice now has that available so users with any compatible phone can get GotVoice Visual Voicemail by simple logging into the GotVoice mobile site, http://m.gotvoice.com from their mobile web browser. GotVoice also announced Mobile Compose so you can send a message to your group right from your mobile phone.

June 13, 2007 by in Collaboration

Listen and respond to emails safely while driving

Listen and respond to emails safely while driving

People use their mobile devices while driving and this practice of interacting with one hand and trying to read a small display is dangerous. A new Bluetooth solution has been announced that allows you to listen to and even respond to emails without ever taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off of the road.

July 25, 2006 by in Collaboration