The competition to the iWork suite of software is coming out hard and fast and it looks like Quickoffice was able to add the functionality of Documents To Go with the eye candy and user interface elements of iWork. IMHO, it is a steal at the $10 introductory price and highly recommended.
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Last week TeleNav announced their new Shotgun personal navigation device (PND). The Shotgun takes the tried and true TeleNav navigation software (found on many carrier phones as AT&T Navigator, Sprint Navigation, etc.) and places it on a very nice piece of hardware. I was sent an evaluation unit to check out and wanted to offer a few first impressions, along with plenty of device pics and screenshots in my image gallery and the video below. The TeleNav Shotgun is available now for US$299.
The TeleNav Shotgun internet-connected personal navigation device was released back in November (see my review and one of the connected features was the ability to be updated over the air. TeleNav just posted a press release concerning the first update that will be appearing on your Shotgun soon. This update adds the ability to simply track miles driven and have it recorded for expense reports and ratings and review for various points of interest.
Fellow MoTR podcast host James Kendrick has been playing with the new Viliv X70EX ultra portable computer that looks quite attractive and portable. I just read on jkOnTheRun that the ViliV X70EX will be available for $599 over at Dynamism.
Some of the most popular Christmas gifts the last couple of years were personal navigation devices providing GPS data to consumers. Just about every smartphone today comes with a GPS receiver and different applications that support mapping and navigation. Location-based applications are also becoming more and more popular as GPS becomes an integral part of people's everyday lives. However, the convenience and utility of GPS may be impacted over the next year or two as the satellites circling our planet begin to expire while funding and management issues keep replacement satellites grounded.
Back in December we saw Gartner's 3rd quarter 2008 report on the world smartphone market with Nokia showing its first decline in sales. Today, Gartner released the 4th quarter 2008 data and Nokia continues to show a decline in market share. Compared to the same quarter in 2007 Nokia is down from 50.9% to 40.8%. Apple went from 5.2% in 2007 to 10.7% in 2008 while RIM also saw an increase from 10.9% to 19.5%. HTC also saw a minor increase from 3.7% to 4.3%.
T-Mobile gained $3 billion as a part of the AT&T deal fallout, along with more AWS spectrum and a long term UMTS roaming agreement.
The Apple Smart Cover is a nice solution for the front of your iPad, but what about protecting the back? The Griffin IntelliCase solves that with a full protective back cover and front flip cover with magnets.
The Apple iPad is an extremely powerful device and there are now some excellent Office-compatible applications available. In this showdown we take a look at the four top apps for working on the road and ask you which is your favorite.
The Jawbone UP band launched in November as a device to help you improve your health and for many of us it has worked well. However, there were also a large number of people with issues and Jawbone is taking bold steps to correct the problem.