Earlier I said that I would start blogging about problems (and solutions) I found with the iPhone, or really cool things I found. My first blog is about a problem and a solution. One of the absolute coolest things about the iPhone that it has "the best iPod ever" integrated right into it. Man, Jobs wasn't kidding! It's incredible. The cover flow feature is amazing. Here's the problem, though. I synced 18 albums on my iPhone, and about ...

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Well how about this... Verizon announced today that it has doubled the speed of their EVDO network. Prior to this announcement speeds ranged from 400 kbps to 700 kbps. Effective June 29, 2007 speeds are to increase from 600 kbps to 1.4 megabits per second with faster uploads speeds ranging 500-800 kbps. I put it to test on my Motorola Q today, July 1st, 2007 -- one day after the announcement. Using DSL Report's mobile speed test, I ...

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Friday, June 29th, I happened to find myself in Beverly Hills to meet some friends for dinner. We arrived early, so we decided to go to a nearby mall to kill some time. We got on the elevator and as the doors opened, proof of the iPhone hype was immediately confirmed. A swarm of people had been waiting in line since 6:30am for the new Apple iPhone, and the actual launch was minutes away. I snapped this picture to capture the moment. ...

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Ordered a $150 Mailbox…

Posted on June 26, 2007

I know, you are probably thinking, what is he up to now... of course you would get a mailbox online! And why would he want to spend $150 to get yet another email account! Well, I definitely don't need another online mailbox, but I did order a new postal mail box! Sunday afternoon as we were heading out to run our family errands, we noticed one of our neighbors installing a new mailbox by his house. We stopped, briefly, to ask what he was ...

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This is so cool... YouTube has found itself released from its Verizon contract and can now open up YouTube videos to the rest of the mobile world. Here's what their new site at m.youtube.com looks like on my Motorola Q: Here's the problem: the videos are streamed using a rather archaic (these days) video format called 3GP. The 3GP format is still used for a lot of mobile phones due to its low file size and thus low bandwidth requirem...

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Live Search for Windows Mobile Announced

Posted on February 12, 2007

Microsoft announced Live Search for Windows Mobile today in Spain at a 3GSM conference. It's like the recently discussed Google Maps for Windows Mobile, but way better. Expect a full review soon, including Bluetooth wireless GPS tests (turn by turn navigation). Install it from your phone for Free at http://wls.live.com/

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Moto Q GSM and Q q9 Announced

Posted on February 12, 2007

Last week Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6 details and this week Motorola announced details of two new devices. The Moto Q GSM is due out later this year and is simply a quad-band GSM and EDGE version of the current Q phone, and for some odd reason (timing?) they are keeping the current Windows Mobile 5 OS on the phone, instead of the latest WM6. The biggest news is the newly announced Moto Q q9 phone. The Q9 features the Opera browser, ...

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Windows Mobile 6 Announced

Posted on February 9, 2007

Windows Mobile 6 has been announced by Microsoft, however it is unclear as to whether or not the Q will be able to upgrade to it (and if so, when). Geek.com has a first impressions article so go check it out! Highlights: HTML-formatted e-mails from POP, IMAP, and Exchange Server 2007 Full integration with Windows Live (Search, Mail, Space, Messenger), including a Windows Mobile-based client Automatic synchronization of Outlook ...

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How To Disable The Motorola Q Camera Sound

Posted on February 5, 2007

The camera shutter sound effect that is played every time you take a photo with your Q phone is obnoxiously loud. In my search to disable this sound effect, I found two methods. The first involved changing the sound file itself, but there is an easier way. You have to edit the registry to change this value, so if you do not yet have software installed on your Q to do this, go get the PHM Registry Editor (it's free). Just go to HKEY_LOCAL_MA...

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Review of Skype Mobile on the Motorola Q

Posted on February 2, 2007

I decided to blog about Skype Mobile on the Motorola Q after reading a few topics online from people wondering how to get the Skype Mobile application on their Q and wondering how well it really works. The first problem you will most likely encounter is that the Skype website does not list Motorola as an option on its brands list of mobile devices. In fact, it's almost impossible to find the .cab file to download so here are two ways to do ...

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Google Maps is now available for the Windows Mobile platform. I just installed it on my Motorola Q and it is incredible! Just point your mobile browser to http://www.google.com/gmm/winm and it will download a .cab file. Install it and go! It's awesome... and includes satellite imagery, street maps, zoom in/out features (hit I to zoom In, O to zoom Out), search and direction features. It's super fast too! This is a must-have app, and it's ...

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1 Unread.. Always?

Posted on October 11, 2006

I have been suffering with my home screen telling me that I've had unread messages in two pop accounts as well as Outlook. I tried everything to resolve it, short of microwaving my phone. 1 message was invisible in one of my POP accounts, and in another it was visible (spam) but I couldn't delete it, move it, forward it, or even open it. I was able to solve the message count sync issues with my two POP accounts by removing the accounts, then ...

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invisibleSHIELD for Treo 700w Reviewed

Posted on March 1, 2006

There has been much talk about the invisibleSHIELD by ShieldZone Corporation lately, and for good reason. There aren't any other skin-tight cases for the Treo 700w that look good! This $24.95 is "military strong", is a clear application (kind of like a screen protector, but for the entire Treo), has a lifetime warranty, and covers about 75% of the Treo (with the remaining 25% being the keyboard, the bottom, and the sides). ShieldZone also makes ...

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Horizontal case for Treo Reviewed

Posted on January 30, 2006

Alright, the case I got from Verizon for $20 is going back. The huge plastic clip on the back keeps getting in the way and jabbing into my side when clipped onto my belt. Since I got my Treo a few weeks ago I've been researching cases to see what else was out there. Thankfully, since the 700w has the same form factor as the 600 & 650, there are plenty of options. One I found is another belt-clip option, but the plastic clip is replaced by a ...

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My two week review of the Palm Treo 700w

Posted on January 30, 2006

I have had the Palm Treo 700w phone for two weeks now, and I'm severely blown away. I'm finally converged, and I love it. I knew this phone could do a lot, but I was surprised at how much it really can do. (more…)

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