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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Review: In depth look at AT&T Navigator voice navigation system on the iPhone 3GS

Review: In depth look at AT&T Navigator voice navigation system on the iPhone 3GS

Back when I saw the TeleNav client come to the T-Mobile G1 I knew it was just a matter of time before we would see this application come to the Apple iPhone. It has taken Apple a lot longer than I thought it would for them to open up true voice navigation, but the 3.0 OS now allows for this functionality and TeleNav wasted no time at all in rolling out AT&T Navigator for the Apple iPhone. Check out my image gallery containing screenshots of the application and service in action, as well as my video below. The application is quite fast and responsive on the iPhone 3GS and is pretty full featured. There are some areas for improvements, but it is a great first start and I am excited to see it on the iPhone.

June 23, 2009 by in Tech & Work

Jobs reportedly acknowledges 3rd party app failure to launch issue

Jobs reportedly acknowledges 3rd party app failure to launch issue

I posted on my experiences with the iPhone 3G and upgraded original iPhone last week and there were quite a few comments posted by readers, with many stating they were seeing the same behavior. Apple fans (I enjoy many Apple products myself) said we must be doing something wrong and the application launch failures were not present. According to AppleInsider Steve Jobs has acknowledged the problem and said the bug would be fixed in the next software update in September. So it seems I wasn't crazy after all, right?

August 19, 2008 by in Tech & Work

Microsoft sends out Zune Marketplace update email, server down the 14th

Microsoft sends out Zune Marketplace update email, server down the 14th

After speaking with some people who have seen the new Zune HD and thinking about their subscription service that I am a big fan of I decided to pre-order my Zune HD yesterday. I just received an email from the Microsoft Zune service that gives me a heads-up on the planned service update for next week (text of email is below). I understand the Zune Marketplace software will be updated and am very curious to see what that will include.

September 11, 2009 by in Tech & Work