December 31, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 18

Category: Podcast — admin @ 5:20 pm

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MoTR 18 is 35:32 minutes long and is a 24.4 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Hello! Hello! Hello!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
James shares a super mobile utility called QuickLook; it let’s you see your Outlook contacts on a PC without booting up.
Kevin wants to know what’s up with Verizon Wireless? There are at least three good Windows Mobile or SmartPhones coming out soon! We wonder if people will switch carriers.
Need to convert DVDs to your iPod video? Dave helps you out with PQ-DVD to iPod Converter. There are versions for PSP and PocketPC too.
Trade in your CD’s for a free iPod! Kevin tells you how.
A SmartPhone from Lenovo? James wants to know what they’re going to call it: a ThinkPad SmartPhone?
Kevin’s Freeware of the Day: SuDoku by Chris Baker for your Pocket PC.
Dave barely beat Kevin in Project Gotham Racing 3 earlier in the day on Xbox Live; barely or not, he did win and gives Kevin the deserved ribbing on the show.
MoTR Gamertags: Dave is Mob2Day and Kevin is podcatcher.
Next week, we’re all at the CES show so MoTR could be every day or not at all due to scheduling, but we’ll do our best to get shows done and meet with anyone while we’re there.
We wish you peace, happiness and many mobile devices in 2006!

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December 27, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 17

Category: Podcast — admin @ 4:15 pm

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MoTR 17 is 36:33 minutes long and is a 25.1 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Hello! Hello! Yo!?!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
The OQO Model 01+ is in the house! Well, in James’s and Dave’s house anyway! ;) Hear all about it the pros and cons of this ultra-portable PC.
Viv did send us pics of the Channel 9 guys with the kangaroos. We’ll get ‘em posted once the kangaroos sign the appropriate disclosure forms.

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December 23, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 16

Category: Podcast — admin @ 11:00 am

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MoTR 16 is 34:48 minutes long and is a 23.9 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Hello! Hello! HELLO!
MoTR Jeopardy: What was Dave eating and what is the name of James’s dog?
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Check out Battery Geek batteries for all of your mobile power needs.
Dave tells us how to stream live audio and video on a Windows Mobile device with ComVu.
Kevin wonders if the fax and photocopy business is afraid of ScanR. Snap a pic of any text, e-mail it to ScanR and get a clean copy of the text in a PDF file.
James finally broke down and grabbed a Sony Play Station Portable. Wing from Hauppauge and Mobile Media Maker from Makayama help get your videos on the PSP.
Dave recommends the Vaja case and Cellboost disposable power supply for a PSP, but James already grabbed the Face Armor.
Kevin’s Freeware of the Week: pRSSReader, which is a light RSS reader for your Windows Mobile. James wants to know how light it is.
We want to understand why it’s taking so long for developers to migrate software to Windows Mobile 5.0.
Episode 17 teaser: we’ve got two OQOs under review and we’ll give you our full thoughts next time around.
It takes us a while to go to it in the show, but: the big winner of the “Win anything that BatteryGeek sells” contest is: motosync with this trackbacked post! Congrats!
We’ll be back after our Christmas holiday. Enjoy your holidays too!

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December 20, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 15

Category: Podcast — admin @ 11:30 am

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MoTR 15 is 32:47 minutes long and is a 22.5 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Hello! Hello! HELLO!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Check out Battery Geek batteries for all of your mobile power needs.
Bring it on baby! Bring it ON! :)
Dave laments the Xbox 360 availability and a bait-and-switch situation at Best Buy.
James has the exclusive on the DualCor cPC. Is it a Tablet? A SmartPhone? A PDA? All three??? Listent to the functions, specs, and potential uses. Is it the “Holy Grail of Enterprise Mobility”?
Freeware of the day: DopplerMobile for your Windows Mobile 5.0 SmartPhone. Get your podcasts whenever you’re connected.

LAST CALL for our current contest: BatteryGeek is letting us give away anything they sell on their site!
How to enter: if you have a blog, help us spread the word about our podcast. Write a blog post and link back to our home page. If you don’t have a blog, convince someone who does to post with a MoTR link on your behalf! Entries are due in by December 20, 2005. We will randomly pick a winner based on trackbacks to our site.
Dave’s got giveaways too: he’s giving away a Palm Treo 650 and a Palm Treo TripKit on Mobility Today!
As if that’s not enough: tune in to the “OnTheRun with Tablet PCs” podcast. James and Marc have Buzz Bruggeman on the most recent show and Buzz is giving all listeners a free copy of ActiveWords software!
Does it get any better than this if you’re a listener?

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December 16, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 14

Category: Podcast — admin @ 12:00 pm

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MoTR 14 is 31:30 minutes long and is a 21.6 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Hello! Hello! HELLO!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Check out Battery Geek batteries for all of your mobile power needs.
In a historical podcast “first”, Dave kicks himself on the air.
James finds the PlayAway portable audio-book reader. Is it disposable? Is it worth the cost? We’ll try to get one and tell you more.
Dave discusses some customer service issues and we chat about extended warranties and related issues.
James tells you the secret to avoiding the extended warranty that retailers push. ;)
Can you return a computer purchase after six-months? Dave says “Yes” and tells you where.
Kevin assesses bad design, good design, and bad instructions regarding his Toshiba Tablet PC pen.
Wireless USB is USB without wires. Really! James shares more details.
Freeware update: PocketBlogger now supports MSN Spaces as well as Blogger.
Freeware of the show: RadiusFuel for folks like Kevin who need to know everything about their vehicle’s fuel consumption.
Great $99 deal on the Think Outside BlueTooth Keyboard and Mouse. Here’s are great reviews on the keyboard and mouse.

Don’t forget our current contest: BatteryGeek is letting us give away anything they sell on their site!
How to enter: if you have a blog, help us spread the word about our podcast. Write a blog post and link back to our home page. If you don’t have a blog, convince someone who does to post with a MoTR link on your behalf! Entries are due in by December 20, 2005. We will randomly pick a winner based on trackbacks to our site.
Dave’s got giveaways too: he’s giving away a Palm Treo 650 and a Palm Treo TripKit on Mobility Today!

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December 13, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 13

Category: Podcast — admin @ 9:00 am

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MoTR 13 is 35:25 minutes long and is a 22.3 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Dave’s back! :)
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Check out Battery Geek batteries for all of your mobile power needs.
Dave has big news: HP has a SmartPhone on the way, but what do WE think of it?
Say it with us: “Sexy cell-phones sell.” Now try it three-times, but faster. ;)
Motorola Q coming out with EVDO, so will Verizon carry it first? How about the Treo 700w?
Kevin just received his iPod nano Leather Skin case from Sena Cases. Love it! :) Great design features reviewed.
Did you know the iPod scroll wheels are heat activated? If it’s cold outside, maybe you need the 4sight iPod gloves.
James finds the first dual-core notebook from WidowPC.
Dave’s in very generous mood: he’s giving away a Palm Treo 650 on Mobility Today!
Hey, we’re all in a generous mood: BatteryGeek is letting us give away anything they sell on their site!
How to enter: if you have a blog, help us spread the word about our podcast. Write a blog post and link back to our home page. If you don’t have a blog, convince someone who does to post with a MoTR link on your behalf! Entries are due in by December 20, 2005. We will randomly pick a winner based on trackbacks to our site.

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December 10, 2005

You can write a MoTR review on iTunes!

Category: MoTR News — admin @ 4:22 pm

I just noticed that iTunes now supports user written reviews. You can rate a podcast from 1 to 5 stars and leave up to 6,000 characters of a text review. If you like the MobileTechRoundup show, why not tell everyone on iTunes what you think? Being the nice mobile guys that we are, we’ll even make it easy for you.

Just click this link and you’ll be directed to the iTunes review form for MobileTechRoundup! Aren’t we just swell? ;)

December 9, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 12

Category: Podcast — admin @ 8:00 pm

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MoTR 12 is 30:26 minutes long and is a 20.9 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Two out of three stooges are here.
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
We’re taking our Battery Geek batteries with us to CES!
Why is this show late? We had to do a second take due to some issues with Skype 2.0 (beta) video and its impact on the CPU.
James is using an M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 to record his audio for this take of the show.
We have new webcams for Skype 2.0!
James has the Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro, while Kevin has the Logitech QuickCam Fusion; we give you a brief overview and review of both.
Want the Palm Treo 700w? Sign up to be notified by Verizon Wireless. We expect to see it in January; not sure on the price, but we’re expecting at least $500.
Want Outlook reminders sent to your phone? Check out Outlook Envoy for $20 a year.
You can get TV Guide listings on your Pocket PC for $30 a year OR….
Freeware of the Week: PocketTV Listings!
Verizon Wireless launched GPS navigation services on the Motorola V325.
Listener e-mail from Mike who won a Channel 9 guy!
Don’t worry Viv from Australia: we didn’t send your Channel 9 guy via ground shipping….
Check out Kevin’s video of how to stream HDTV content from a Windows Media Center PC via WiFi to an Xbox 360.

Stay tuned for our next BIG giveaway contest very soon.

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December 6, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 11

Category: Podcast — admin @ 8:00 am

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MoTR 11 is 33:06 minutes long and is a 22.8 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
Two out of three stooges are here.
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek will have a new flat battery with USB soon!
Thoughts on the Fujitsu P1500 series notebook with the Tablet OS. Is the Tablet OS worth the extra $50?
Listener e-mail from Robert in Vancouver, BC: what features would we want in the perfect mobile deviece? Here’s Robert’s list.
LG now offers integrated EVDO in a notebook computer. What do you think? Should 3G data service be integrated?
Freeware of the week: gtConverter for WM2003 Second Edition.
Google has virus protection for Gmail. Kevin has concerns.

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December 2, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 10

Category: Podcast — admin @ 1:00 pm

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MoTR 10 is 33:24 minutes long and is a 23 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

TOPICS:
MobileTechRoundup served up over 26,000 downloads in the first month. Thank you for listening!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
Battery Geek helps you stay mobile.
James picks on Kevin but has a free eBook from Scott Adams to share: get a .pdf of “God’s Debris”.
Dave finds that Kevin is watching TV on the Xbox 360 while doing the podcast??? Kevin explains how Dave found that out. [Hint: on-line gamertags tell the scoop.]
Xbox 360 likes and dislikes from Dave and Kevin.
Kevin streams HDTV programming from Windows Media Center to the 360, while Dave has his Mac Mini linked to the console.
NEC debuts the first notebook with flash memory only; no hard drive! Dave is happy due to the instant-on availability.
News bit: a universal wide-angle lens for digital cameras!
Are we giving away an Xbox, James’s tablet, or Kevin’s Hybrid car? None of the above: it’s time to give away the Channel 9 guy!
Mike from Rochester (and now Phoenix!) gets one!
Viv from Australia gets one for him and one for the kangaroo! We want a pic! Will this VM get Robert Scoble to listen to MoTR?
Stay tuned for our next BIG giveaway contest very soon.

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