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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Google Maps for S60 now available

Google Maps for S60 now available

Even though I have the iPhone and other smartphones in hand, I keep going back to the Nokia N95 and usually have it in my bag if not in my hand. I like the availability of 3rd party applications and was very pleased to read on Symbian Guru that there is finally a stand-alone Google Maps application for Nokia S60 devices. You simply visit www.google.com/gmm on your S60 device. Palm and Windows Mobile users have had this for a while and S60 owners have had a very functional Java client available, that has actually provided critical directions to me a couple of times. The best benefit with this new stand-alone application is that the integrated GPS receiver on the Nokia N95 is now supported. I also found performance to be much snappier with this application than with the Java client and imagine I'll be using it more since it has traffic update support too.

October 14, 2007 by in Google

Access Google Calendar from your mobile device

Access Google Calendar from your mobile device

I use Gmail as my primary email service and also like the other personalized Google services (Reader, Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.), but never really used Google Calendar much because I haven't found a simple solution to access it with my mobile devices. I just read on the jkOnTheRun blog that Google Calendar for Mobile has arrived. If you visit the Official Google Blog you will see that all you need to do is go to calendar.google.com from your mobile phone to see your agenda of upcoming events with details like date, time, location, description, and guest list. There is also the ability to add events to your calendar. Now I just need to get my hosted Exchange calendar in sync with my Google calendar and I'll be all set on my mobile devices.

May 28, 2007 by in Google

GrandCentral may be acquired by Google

GrandCentral may be acquired by Google

According to an unconfirmed report on TechCrunch the excellent Voice 2.0 company that I have talked about a few times, GrandCentral, may have been acquired by Google. This is one way to arrange major funding for your company and I just hope we don't lose the functionality and features that make GrandCentral such an excellent service. It is good news that a company like Google sees the usefulness in a service like GrandCentral and I look forward to hearing more news soon.

June 24, 2007 by in Google