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Nutshell Smartphone Wallet Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, October 17th, 2011

New Zealand’s Nutshell Corporation makes a series of cases for handheld devices called “Tuff-as-Nuts”. Gadgeteer Mike Reigel verified that the name was appropriate back in 2003. They combine that reputation with an interesting fastener in a tough wallet case for your smartphone.


HP Touchpad Australian Touchdown – Bonus 3G Wifi Router

on Friday, August 12th, 2011

The HP Touchpad that’s been available in the US since July  finally has a release date of August 15th in Australia. Following it’s permanent price drop in the US, the Australian release price  will also  be $100 cheaper than first indicated.  Harvey Norman will be the initial exclusive retail partner. Will webOs have the  featuresRead More…


HP announces 3 new webOS devices

on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Posted in: News

Many geeks (including yours truly) was very surprised when HP bought Palm last April. Since that time, fans of Palm have been anxiously waiting for info on new devices running the webOS operating system. That wait is over…  at least for the info part. Today HP announced 3 new webOS devices: The HP Veer, HPRead More…


Will HP webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2 Save Palm?

on Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Posted in: News

This is sad to say, but I had pretty much forgotten about Palm until earlier this week when they announced the new Palm Pre 2 and version 2.0 of webOS. Ok, maybe I didn’t completely forget that Palm existed, but in my mind I had put them in the same category as Nokia – off my radar.Read More…


iLevel Device Holder Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Ever need another hand with your phone, ebook, or other device? Maybe something you can clip to a table edge, wheelchair tray, or stroller handle? The iLevel takes a well-designed device holder and combines it with a strong gooseneck and clamp to accomplish this.


Top 100 Free Apps for Your Phone 2010

on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 has compiled a great list of the top 100 free apps for your phone. They have individual lists for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, WebOS and Symbian. Each list contains a screenshot and a short blurb about the app. These lists will come in very handy for a new smartphone user or anyoneRead More…


HP Buys Palm

on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Posted in: News

Wow, I sure didn’t see this one coming… It was announced today that HP will purchase Palm at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. HP is not a company that even sprang to my mind when we heard that Palm wereRead More…


Palm Pixi Plus for Verizon

on Monday, April 19th, 2010
Posted in: Reviews, Wireless

I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus from Verizon. The “Plus” refers to the ability of both these phones to function as 3G hotspots (like a mi-fi). You can connect up to 5 devices through Wi-Fi to access the internet through the phones. Since weRead More…


Palm is Up For Sale

on Monday, April 12th, 2010
Posted in: News

It didn’t surprise me today when I learned that Palm has been put up for sale. I am saddened by this news though. My first real PDA was the original PalmPilot 1000 followed by model after model through the years. I’m probably not alone when I say that Palm lost its luster long ago. IRead More…

Home Page View of the Pink Pad Cycle predictor. This will alternately show how many days left in an active cycle, date of estimated next cycle and next fertile days. Screenshot courtesy of House of Palm. com

“Aunt Flo’s” Next Visit? There’s an App for That

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Monday, March 1st, 2010
Posted in: Reviews

Wouldn’t It Be Nice? To start with, I’m not a big cell phone fan.  In fact, I have a reproduction of a turn of the century candlestick phone…you  know.. the kind where you hold the earpiece to your ear but speak into a mouthpiece mounted on a slender structure? It works just fine for me. Read More…


Palm Pre: Six Months In

By: Craig Froehle
on Friday, December 11th, 2009
Posted in: Reviews

In mid-June of 2009, Palm sent me a Pre, its first webOS-powered smartphone, to try out as a “Real Reviewer.”  That program, I was told, was launched to get the Palm Pre into the hands of a few people Palm could count on to use it daily for an extended period (about six months, toRead More…

Book – Palm Pre Made Simple

on Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Posted in: News

Do you need a little help with your Palm Pre Smartphone? Palm Pre Made Simple by Gary Mazo might be just the thing for you. This 348 page paperback book has hidden secrets and useful tricks for Windows and Mac owning Palm Pre users. More details after the jump.


Palm Announces the Palm Pixi Phone

on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Today Palm announced the Pixi, its newest addition to the webOS line-up. Continuing with the Treo tradition, the Pixi has a full QWERTY keyboard in addition to its 2.63in touch display. It also has a GPS and a 2mp camera with LED flash. It will be available exclusively on Sprint in time for the holidays.Read More…


Astraware Boardgames Review

By: A.J. Repp
on Monday, August 31st, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Who has a mobile device and a little time to kill throughout their day? My guess is just about all of us, especially when it comes to having a bit of fun.


A Week With The Palm Pre Smartphone – Day 6 & 7

on Monday, June 15th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

My time with the Palm Pre has come to an end. As each day has passed, I’ve grown more fond of this phone, but I still do not see myself switching carriers from AT&T to Sprint for it. It’s a nice first generation webOS device from Palm, but it’s not quite what I had dreamedRead More…


A Week With The Palm Pre Smartphone – Day 4 & 5

on Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

It’s a phone, it’s a music player, it’s a camera, it’s a Palm Pre. Is it good at any of those tasks? I have been trying these feature for the past couple of days and here are the results…

Main Screen, and about the only screen!

PdaNet – Palm OS Utility

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

HP Mini 1000 Netbook, remember? Whole series of reviews by some really cool people (and me)? A major strong point was easy wireless connectivity? Remember all of that? So, what about when you are not near a Wi-Fi source and don’t wanna pop for a cell modem and the related costs? My Palm Centro isRead More…


A Week With The Palm Pre Smartphone – Day 2 & 3

on Monday, June 8th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

My Palm Pre didn’t see a lot of action yesterday (Day 2). It was my last day of vacation and I spent a good portion of it outside. I did manage to become more comfortable with the user interface, check out the App Catalog and the do a little surfing with the web browser usingRead More…


A Week With The Palm Pre Smartphone – Day 1

on Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

There aren’t too many mornings that I wake up excited about a particular gadget. The last time I remember such a morning was June 29th, 2007. That was the day the first iPhone went on sale. My alarm was set early this morning so that I could get to my local Sprint store by 8amRead More…


GooSync- Google Calender Sync Tool Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, May 18th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

As Google absorbs more and more of my cyber-life (resistance IS futile!), I am wanting to coordinate between things like their calendar and my Palm Centro more and more. (Yes, I can look things up on-line on the Centro, but it is slow and awkward to work with.) GooSync is a free on-line tool thatRead More…


10 Years Ago on The Gadgeteer

on Sunday, March 1st, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

It’s hard to imagine that 10 years have passed since I reviewed the Palm V. It was the latest and greatest Palm OS device on the market and was released back in the day when Palm was the king of PDA makers. The Palm V was a real change from Palm’s previous chunky plastic PDAs.Read More…

Note #2: As an SMS

Splashdata’s Snap – Palm OS Utility

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

The zen of the Palm OS is that it is easy to use, intuitive, and helpful. A key element of this is being able to quickly jot, store, and retrieve notes- but… is your note a memo? A contact? An SMS? How many times have you had to actually (**shudder**) write something down and addRead More…

Insaniquarium Bonus Round

Astraware’s Insaniquarium Deluxe – Palm OS Game Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Judie Lipsett mentioned the original Insaniquarium in a 2003 article about Spring Break and what she was going to take. While brief, the comment points out how much fun the program is. Well, PopCap Game’s Insaniquairum Deluxe is better.


Softick Blue Files and Card Export II – Palm OS Software Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, January 15th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Another in my series of pet peeves with my Palm Centro (which I swear I cherish even with all of the peeves and annoyances) is the fact that the memory card is literally trapped inside. Some reviewers said they can open the card cover without removing the battery cover, but most of us cannot. IRead More…

SplashID Password Screen

SplashData’s SplashWallet – Palm OS Utility Review Part 2

By: Mark Adkins
on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

OK, for everyone who remembers Part 1 of this review from way back last year, you should recall that SplashData’s SplashWallet is a package of four great utilities for $59.95- SplashMoney and SplashShopper, reviewed last time, and SplashID and SplashPhoto, which we will look at today.