Archive for the 'mobile' Category

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Anyone wanna help me move?

Show up at my place Friday evening for the light stuff, Saturday morning for the heavy stuff. -m

Monday, June 19th, 2006

iPod Shuffle: $39

I don’t know if I hit a glitch in the system or what, but while I was making my periodic browser through the online Apple Store, I noticed a refurb iPod Shuffle for under fourty bucks. I was trying to wait for the next rev, but hey, I have more travel coming up.

I tend to lose (or have stolen, etc.) my portable devices. But if I lose this one, I’ll feel a whole lot less bad than if I lost a $400 one. :) -m

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Ten things that would shake up the mobile industry overnight

For better or worse. In no particular order.

  1. Affordable unlimited data plans
  2. Google getting into the operator business
  3. Yahoo! getting into the operator business
  4. Affordable phones not tied to carriers
  5. The iPod phone
  6. Development of strong AI (yes I say this about everything)
  7. Development of decent agent software
  8. Affordable unlimited voice plans
  9. Collapse of network neutrality
  10. An active mobile WebStandards task force (ok, not overnight, but still important)


Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Would you run a web server on your phone?

Nokia has announced a port of Apache to Symbian, allowing a full web server to run on a phone, with the quote “there really is no reason anymore why webservers could not reside on mobile phones”. Well, there’s battery life…

Anyway, would you want to run a server on your phone? What would you use it for? Peer-to-peering ringtones? A true “local” area network? Let me know what you think about this prospect. Would you run a web server from your phone? -m

Friday, May 26th, 2006

iPods in Scotland

Limited and insecure network connections have kept me from writing more, but man are there a lot of iPods in Scotland. They’re everywhere. Finding a power adapter for a PowerBook, on the other hand, is nearly impossible. -m

Update: See the comments here to view (or add) your travel tips.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

InfoPath going mobile?

Seen on Bill Trippe’s blog.

Gray Knowlton, who indentified himself as a Senior Product Manager for InfoPath 2007 said the next version of SharePoint will “include InfoPath Forms Services, which will render InfoPath forms to browsers and html-enabled mobile devices, and this will not require InfoPath on the form fillers’ desktop, nor will it require any advance download on the part of the person completing the form.”

This is, as far as I know, breaking news. Nice work, Bill!

Now, the big question is, how well will it work outside of IE? -m

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Rumor: Softbank iTunes phone?

According to

Apple and Japanese telecom giant Softbank may be developing a new mobile phone that can download songs from iTunes

Wait a minute, is that the same Softbank that owns the biggest chunk of Yahoo! Japan? Yep. This is utter speculation, but I’d watch the Apple+Yahoo! space, particularly for mobile… -m

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

VOIP over cell

PC World. T-Mobile prohibits VOIP over their network. Anyone care to report on their experience running VOIP over any cellular network? -m

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Going Mobile

I’m going to start covering mobile developments more here. If you have any scoops, let me know. -m

P.S. Comment moderation has already paid for itself here. Sorry, spammers. (No, not really)

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Motorola’s software developer networks join forces

According to CNet, Moto is gathering their development programs under one roof. Does this give any hope for a decent mobile browser from these guys? If so, I’m all for it. -m