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  • Sync Your Gmail Contacts, Calendar With iPhone & Windows Mobile

    Sync Your Gmail Contacts, Calendar With iPhone & Windows Mobile

    Last August, I upgraded from a simple flip phone to a HTC Touch. Immediately I began looking for a way to avoid manually entering my Gmail contacts into the phone. After several hours of fruitless searching, I stumbled on NuevaSync–a free service that sync’d both my Gmail contacts and my Google Calendar.  Thankfully, they also support Google Apps accounts. When I got an iPod Touch, I… Read More

  • What would life after Microsoft look like? Think LEGO.

    What would life after Microsoft look like? Think LEGO.

    It's not like Microsoft is going to be disappearing any time soon, especially with the success of the Windows 7 beta, but its death grip on the PC industry is being eroded on multiple fronts and it's a good exercise to imagine what it might be like if MS were to take the French leave. It's important to note that the question of what happens after Microsoft doesn't need to mean "what would happen… Read More

  • Test Drive: 2009 Lincoln MKS AWD

    Test Drive: 2009 Lincoln MKS AWD

    This ain’t your daddy’s Lincoln Town Car. In fact, it’s completely different than anything you’ve ever seen before. With balls to the wall power and a teeth shattering sound system, the MKS from Lincoln is a whole other beast. And I like it. Like our other Test Drive features, I won’t get into the gearheadesque details of reviewing a car, but, rather, focus on the technological side of… Read More

  • Exactly what would a Presidential mobile look like?

    Exactly what would a Presidential mobile look like?

    Apropos of the ongoing ruckus about President-elect Obama's BlackBerry — the so-called "BarackBerry" — an interesting question is coming to the fore: why is the President, or even a prominent Senator for that matter, using a civilian mobile phone? With matters of national security, policy, and locations of our most powerful citizens being beamed through the air, it behooves us as a… Read More

  • Live from the Monster Cable CES Press Event

    Live from the Monster Cable CES Press Event

    Monster Cable: hate 'em or love 'em, they are a driving force in the CE world. Their 2009 lineup, at least according to its wares spread out in front, doesn't look to innovate. A few headphones we've already seen and reviewed, a couple of new power centers, and HP branded HDMI cables that are sure to carry a high MSRP. Hopefully the head monster, Noel Lee, will have something special for us. And… Read More

  • CES 2009 Prep: The Things We'll Carry

    CES 2009 Prep: The Things We'll Carry

    CES can be a lot of fun, but it's a whole friggin' lot of work, too. Meetings, press announcements, booth tours, darting back and forth from hall to hall, show floor to hotel, and a whole lot of trekking around the show floor in search of diamonds in the rough. Media attendees probably walk more in the four days of CES than most people walk in a month - all while wearing a backpack stuffed to the… Read More

  • Mobile PC User Study Targets Suggestions at Manufacturers, Relevant for IT Buyers

    Mobile PC User Study Targets Suggestions at Manufacturers, Relevant for IT Buyers

    ReinventMobile recently released a study of user preferences regarding their mobile PC. The study analyzed close to 4,000 conversations about mobile PC’s across the web to extract user likes and dislikes about current mobile PC’s. Most of the findings (below) are mere statistical validation for common sense. Things like wishing they could revert from Vista to XP, faster end-solution… Read More

  • Live: Phil Schiller's MacWorld 2009 keynote

    Live: Phil Schiller's MacWorld 2009 keynote

    Welcome to our live coverage of Phil Schiller's MacWorld 2009 keynote. We are hoping and praying that the server holds out so we're no trying any special tricks this time - just good old fashioned blog posting. To see updates, please hit F5 to refresh. Read More

  • The Realtime Ping Server

    The Realtime Ping Server

    There’s going to be a moment in the near future where FriendFeed needs to deliver realtime search over IM. In a response to Robert Scoble yesterday, Paul Buchheit indicated track or something like it would be high on the list of things to commit to in the next round of improvements to the system. After a series of realtime services and API extensions late last year, FriendFeed has slowed its… Read More

  • iPhone 3G unlocking software updated; should work now (hopefully)

    iPhone 3G unlocking software updated; should work now (hopefully)

    Yellowsn0w, the illustrious iPhone 3G unlocking software, dropped with the Time Square Ball yesterday, but the first beta edition didn't work for many. Hopefully the updated 0.9.4 beta from the iPhone Dev Team should resolve those issues and allow all those Jesusphone 3Gs to be released from their AT&T shackles. So if our step-by-step guide left you frustrated and furious, give it another go… Read More