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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MyStrands social recommender service secures US$25 million in funding

MyStrands social recommender service secures US$25 million in funding

In my personal experience, the internet seems to be evolving into a tool that is actually connecting people more than isolating them. I know in the last couple of years that I have met and corresponded with more people than I would have in my limited "real-life" sphere of living. Software and services that connect people are also developing and revolutionizing the way we interact with each other. I am a user of social networking services like Jaiku and Twitter and have been keeping my eye out for others, especially those that can be used from mobile devices. Rudy sent me a press release last week regarding major funding for an interesting social recommendation service called MyStrands that was actually founded in 2003.

June 20, 2007 by in PCs

Try the REDFLY Mobile Viewer software and you may fly to Hawaii

Try the REDFLY Mobile Viewer software and you may fly to Hawaii

I mentioned the public beta availability of the REDFLY Mobile Viewer software that allows you to control and access your Windows Mobile device on your PC. If you download the REDFLY Mobile Viewer software and complete their survey you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 2 free round-trip airline tickets from anywhere in the continental US to Hawaii.

April 29, 2009 by in PCs

Evernote announces PDF search capability

Evernote announces PDF search capability

Regular readers here know that I am a big fan of the Evernote application that I use on my PC, Mac, and mobile phones. Evernote just announced an amazing new feature for premium subscribers (I have been a premium subscriber since day 1) that I am sure will be great news for many of you. Evernote now supports PDF Search capabilities so the PDF documents you upload to your account go through their search recognition technology engine servers and are fully searchable within minutes.

July 29, 2009 by in PCs

Are you sure there's not a place for a smart watch on your wrist?

Are you sure there's not a place for a smart watch on your wrist?

I used to wear a watch all the time while I was in the military and then I went through a phase where I just used my phone to for my timekeeping needs. MSN Direct with SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) was launched on watches and I had the opportunity to check out a couple of different models (check out my thoughts on Geek.com from 2004). I liked the services provided by MSN Direct and wore SPOT watches for the next couple of years. The platform slowed down a bit for a while and I was worried it was going away when ABACUS released their Smart Watch 2006 devices. I was sent the ABACUS Smart Watch 2006 with green fabric band for evaluation and am again wearing a SPOT watch.

June 4, 2007 by in PCs