Hello everyone and welcome to the Nokia Experts site. My name is Matthew Miller and I am also known online as palmsolo, which is an online name I created many, many years ago due to my usage of Palm Pilots and my love of Star Wars and Han Solo. I am a father of three wonderful daughters and a husbandRead more
Wow! If you’re using Google for your email and calendar as well as trying to sync to a Windows Mobile or iPhone device – run right now and setup a free beta account at NuevaSync. Using only some behind the scenes server tweaks you’ll soon be wirelessly synchronizing your Google data to your phone (Update: Apparently though tasks and emailRead more
This seems like an unbelievable jump in storage capacity – though something tells me it’s probably only the beginning. Western Digital has just begun offering a 2 Terabyte 7200 RPM SATA hard disk via Australian online retailers. Billed as eco-friendly the drive reduces power consumption up to 38 percent and saves on average 4 to 5 watts as compared toRead more
This has got to be one of the most agonizing weeks I have ever spent with any two devices. Why? Because I have had to struggle over which PDA phone I would carry each day – and which would get left behind. Such has been the daily dilemma while acquainting myself with both the HTC Touch HD and the NokiaRead more
In a continuing effort to save us from ourselves, the good folks at Google have rolled out a new product aimed at offering late-night drunken emailers the restraint they may be unable to muster for themselves. Behold: Mail Goggles.
The basic idea is that after the user sets up a set of parameters for when the application is enabled,
Sprint’s just announced that they’ll be saying goodbye to 8,000 of their workers during the first quarter of 2009. This workforce reduction is partly because “Sprint has seen a notable reduction in calls per subscriber to customer care and increased customer satisfaction resulting from customer service improvements.” Of course I guess this reduction in customer service could also be relatedRead more
Does your significant other plead with your for “practical gifts”? It won’t get much more practical than this for Valentines Day. Is there a more intimate gift than a roll of toilet paper printed with “I Love You From Top To Bottom?”. Gosh, I’m tearing up just typing that. If you prefer, the site also sells “His and Hers” toiletRead more
I’m a HUGE fan of Windows Live Writer. I use it to write the majority of the posts I make on Gear Diary, as well as my own blog Pocket PC Guru, including this one. It really just makes things so much easier to do and manage; though unfortunately, only on the Windows platform. There doesn’t seem toRead more
I recently had the opportunity to review the iVoice’s Baby-ai bluetooth headset. I had not heard of the company previously but was certainly glad to have had the opportunity to see their products in action! I was quite impressed with the diminutive headset. I was taken by its small size and high quality audio. Incorporating the latest technology, it wasRead more
Here’s a little diversion: Mom just sent an email with a link to one of the funniest best man speeches I think that I have ever seen. Many times these speeches are sentimental, and they’ll end with a teary toast…but not this one. Oh no…
I was in a good friend’s wedding last year, and if the best man had
If you’re not into the whole Twitter scene – stop reading now. If you’ve tried Twitter and just didn’t get it (which some days I don’t either) – an update to a popular software program called Twhirl was just released that may win you back.
This incredible upgrade (beta) to the Adobe Air based Twhirl application now uses Ping.fm (built
So far I’ve only found one report of this but I can’t imagine why someone would lie about a service few people use. This person say’s they received a letter from Sprint regretting to inform them of the death of Readylink.
You may remember that ReadyLink is was the walkie-talkie service Sprint developed back when it seemed walkie-talkie services might
One of my pet peeves is online sites that require payment with a credit card along with a “good until canceled” order to keep charging my card until I notify them to stop. As anyone who has ever dealt with some online sites can attest, the ordeal to STOP a recurring charge can be 100 times more difficult than theRead more
One of the first things that anyone visiting my house notices is that I have a police scanner on the kitchen counter. I like the ability to listen to the news before it is reported as well as to find out “why are the police parked in the neighborhood”. I just stumbled across two services that enable you to listenRead more
Hawking has a range of antennas that give your WiFi signal a bigger boost than usual, and these antennas all plug in to the new HWUN3 Hi-Gain Wireless-N USB Adapter. This adapter has a small form factor, and it supports 802.11 B/G/Draft N. If your WiFi signal is a bit weak in some areas of the house, try this adapterRead more
Nan Palmero over at BlackBerryCool has a most excellent review of the new Slacker for BlackBerry. He gives kudos to this free software download and based on my use I think he’s right on the money. Slacker is very similar to Pandora except you have the ability to edit the music played (beyond just liking or disliking songs) and createRead more
Earlier this month SplashData released File Magic for iPhone and iPod Touch. This software makes copying your data between desktop and iPhone or iPod Touch a snap. Using your wireless network files can be dragged from either MAC or PC to the free desktop client where they are then sync’d to File Magic. Once on your device the various fileRead more
If reports on the Wikipedia site are correct, the long running Microsoft Flight Simulator series may have been heavily impacted by the recent round of announced Microsoft layoffs. According to Wikipedia:
On 22 January 2009, it was reported that development team behind the franchise was being heavily affected by Microsoft’s ongoing job cuts, with indications that the entire Microsoft Flight
Here’s a short and sweet unboxing video of the new T-Mobile BlackBerry 8900 (due out February 11 but available now to business customers and the very persistent). Thankfully this guy didn’t slice his thumb off with the knife. Watch and see if you don’t wince in the opening seconds as he’s opening up the box. It’s also nice (for aRead more
OtterBox just released their BlackBerry Curve Push to Talk Defender series case. Aimed squarely at the hardcore (ab)user of push to talk BlackBerry devices this case covers all surfaces of the device and contains covers that can be removed for access to the phone’s ports. Three layers of protection are wrapped around Sprint’s newest BlackBerry: First is a clear membraneRead more
Here’s a fun “do it yourself” project that protects your lunch from the invisible thieves that troll corporate refrigerators worldwide. A touch of green paint and a box of lunch bags is all you need to protect your lunch. Simply dab some green on the lunch bags. Insert sandwich. You’ve got something that might look like the sandwich that’s alreadyRead more
Editors Note: This review appears both here on Gear Diary and on Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!
As I have stated many times throughout my reviews here and at Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!, I travel quite a bit for my “day job”. Just so everyone is clear: American Airlines Executive Platinum isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It means that