Monthly archives: February, 2009

26 minute Palm Pre demo…I’m sold

I’ve been searching for the phone to replace my aging N95 and after watching this demo of the Palm Pre, I’m sold. I was a long-time Palm fan from the Palm Pilot days which my last Palm device being a T|X. I’m so happy they are back with something cool and quite frankly the Pre …

Scosche adapter fixes iPod dock charging problem

In my “Demystifying the charging problems with the new Apple iPods and iPhone 3G” blog entry I explained the reason and origins of the charging problem seen with new iPods (iPhone 3G, 2nd gen Touch, and 4th gen Nano)  and speaker docks. I even mentioned the Scosche PassPORT as a possible solution, though that product …

Mousing Lefty Style: Week 2

Not a whole lot of progress. It is becoming more comfortable and natural. However, it is still a little frustrating at times if I have to do a lot of mousing, like with graphics or web development. An unforeseen issue is now having to learn to drink coffee using my right hand…yes I drink liquids …

Tunecore music royalties. I’m rich!

I posted some songs from my old band, Mind Games, to iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and eMusic using the Tunecore service and just got an email with the subject line “You Have Royalties From iTunes”. WOW! So I log in and low and behold, there’s a whopping $1.06 in my account! 40 cents is actually from …

PC Mag vs MaximumPC digital subscription clients

MaximumPC uses Coverleaf and PC Magazine uses Zinio. Zinio appears to have the larger library, but Coverleaf does have recognizable magazine names. One big difference is that Zinio allows you to use an optional desktop client whose use is obviously directed at offline reading. That’s a nice feature. The desktop client also has annotation features …

Slate tabletPC kicks Kindle’s rear

I’ve been seriously trying to decide between the Kindle and the Sony Reader, but I’ve just discovered that you can’t beat a slate-style tabletPC-I’ve got the Motion Computing LE1700.  Digital media consumers, like me, have long moved way beyond the one-dimensional black and white mediums and onto color-intensive things like magazines,  websites, etc. Even newspapers …

T9 Nav is an awesome S60 shortcut/app launcher for N95

I absolutely love little utilities that make life a little easier and Nuance’s T9 Nav is exactly that. It basically puts nearly everything on your N95 just a few keypresses away. No more hunting through menus to find the application, contact, appointment, etc. you are looking for. When you first start T9 Nav up, it …