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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Get Earthcomber and Sling Player Mobile for free on your Nokia N95

Get Earthcomber and Sling Player Mobile for free on your Nokia N95

I just read on Darla Mack's blog that Nokia updated the Download! content for US Nokia devices. A couple of the new applications you can download and install are Earthcomber and Sling Player Mobile for S60. I went into depth and showed a video of Sling Player Mobile on S60 devices and if you purchased a Nokia N95 in the U.S. you get this software application for free (US$29.99 value). It isn't clear if this has to be the new N95-3 or if purchasing the N95 from Nokia USA or other online vendors counts, but after my Sling Player Mobile trial ends I'll try it on the standard N95.

October 2, 2007 by in Developer

Forum Nokia developers actively support S60 devices

Forum Nokia developers actively support S60 devices

I am a big fan of the S60 platform and in particular the Nokia N95, Nokia N73 and N93 and one major differences between these devices and the iPhone is the huge 3rd party development community. Michael Tangeman, from The Pen Group sent along a loaner Nokia N80ie loaded with applications from Forum Nokia developers. The applications include fring, FlashWeather, PocketCaster, Project Gotham Racing Mobile, SCANBUY Shopper, and SCANBUY Media. Michael also included QuickOffice and I plan to post a thorough review of the latest version in the next couple of weeks. So take a look at my image gallery for application screenshots and read below for a bit more about each application.

July 1, 2007 by in Developer

XOFTspy Portable lets you clean from a U3 flash drive

XOFTspy Portable lets you clean from a U3 flash drive

How many of us tech fans have been asked by family and friends to troubleshoot, install, repair, or assist with computers, mobile devices, digital cameras, and more? It is a regular occurrence for me and a new product was just launched that makes my job a bit easier when it comes to cleaning off "dirty" computers that people do not fully protect.

August 8, 2006 by in Developer

Integrated PIM suites help improve efficiency

Integrated PIM suites help improve efficiency

Applications that integrate your calendar, contacts, and tasks into a single user interface give you the power to optimize management of your personal data. Competing software exists for all the major mobile platforms and this results in constant improvements and increases in functionality for the end user. Give one of these integrated PIM suites a try and see how much more productive you can be every day.

July 24, 2006 by in Developer

SanDisk announces new secure digital format

SanDisk announces new secure digital format

Expansion card technology has been evolving the last few years, but it looks like the Secure Digital format is becoming fairly standard. SanDisk announced a new SDHC card that actually now requires new devices and readers to use the cards. Can we get a standard memory expansion technology that manufacturer's will stick to for a couple years so we can stop buying lots of memory cards?

July 17, 2006 by in Developer