Archive for April, 2006

How did I miss all of this?

April 29, 2006

Yahoo bought Meedio (the Meedio home page has the news item on it). How did I find out about it? A friend of mine, who’s building his own HTPC told me about it last night. Yeah, I know how I missed it, I’ve been preoccupied with my new phone and that whole community.
So, what does the purchase mean to Meedio owners? I’m not sure. Meedio has ceased providing any downloads, although their support forums are still online. And that (or, more precisely this forum post) is where I heard about Yahoo! Go. It looks like Go is a collection of technologies that hasn’t all been really brought together yet but it’s promising. No, I haven’t downloaded any of it yet, but their widgets look promising. I think it’s derived from (or maybe IS) Konfabulator and is all a take-off of the stuff you can do on Apple’s OS X.
With luck I’ll find the time to download and try this out. In the meantime, if any of you have a chance to try it, please let me know what you think. Comments should be open. And, of course, you can always drop me an email.

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Software from HTC

April 20, 2006

HTC America has a site with downloads for T-Mobile’s MDA, as well as the SDA, Cingular’s 2125 and 8125, and the UTStarcom 6700.

GPS units

April 16, 2006

I’m particularly interested in Bluetooth GPS units for my T-Mobile MDA Vario. I was browsing through the XDA Developers Forums today and found a reference to the Holux GPSlim 236. A little searching and I found this review at PocketPC Thoughts (which is a good site in itself). Of course, I have to do more research but this looks like a honey!

Lithium Ion batteries – charge early and charge often

April 16, 2006

Wikipedia is a constant source of amazement to me. If this article is to be believed, you’re better off to plug your laptop into a power source whenever you have the chance and, above all, do not run it through a deep discharge cycle!

New SyncToy V1.2 released

April 1, 2006

Microsoft has released a new version of SyncToy. Download from here.