TryPhone or iPhoney = iPhone + Lost in Translation

The TryPhone site run by MobileComplete is very nice if you want to check out the menu structure and general user interface of most popular cell phones. It breaks down a bit on more complicated user interfaces with gestures, button double-clicks and shortcuts. It gives you the general idea, but the graphics are a little […]

Easily Create iPhone Bookmarklets

Not sure if I got frustrated, creative, generous, or all of the above. I made a web form called iPastelet Maker that lets you easily create custom bookmarklets that paste text into web forms on the iPhone. Use it to create bookmarklets for common recurring entries, like user ID’s, email addresses, IP addresses, host names, […]

More iPhone Tech Talks

It seems like just a month ago (ok 2 months ago) that Apple sent me an email with information on the first iPhone Tech Talks. Now more iPhone Tech Talks are scheduled during October and November for Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. As a bonus, despite the proximity to his residence, I […]

Apple opens registration for iPhone Tech Talks

Apple just sent me an email with information on iPhone Tech Talks that are scheduled for Los Angeles, CA 08/02 San Francisco, CA 08/24 Chicago, IL 08/28 New York, NY 08/30 New York, NY 08/31 It looks like an interesting day,and I will admit to a small amount of “return-ers remorse” Bring your notebook, your […]

Why I returned my iPhone after just 7 days

A short list of the reasons why my iPhone went back to AT&T on Saturday. Couldn’t accept meeting invites on it. No Cut/Copy/Paste. The keyboard. Not enough fine tuning control over email: Can’t control size of email initially downloaded Only checks at pre-defined intervals; 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour… Doesn’t put things in “Sent […]

Right Answer: Treo, Ultra Portable, or Laptop

Based on my last post, Paul C thought I was carrying a lot of junk. It’s really quite small considering the SD card goes inside the Treo and I’ve added a charge/sync cable. Click the picture to see an actual size image. For me, this is a compliment to a laptop, with the minimum capabilities […]

How I Mobilize- Treo, PC and Apps

Someone asked about what I use for mobile work since I wrote about SyncToy and I’ve written about PortableApps.com before. Here’s the details on hardware and my must have applications, that I use in conjunction with the SyncToy trick I wrote about yesterday. Hardware– I use a Palm Treo 650 GSM that I paid to […]