May 2008


Ilium Software Turning 11 Years Old (free stuff and sales to follow :-)

I can probably count the number of commercial apps I have kept up to date from 1997 on one hand. Let’s see: Microsoft Office (ok, that is cheating a little since that is one hand by itself), JASC (now Corel) PaintShop Pro, and, hmm, that might actually be it. If you know me or have read this blog in the past, you know there is one other app I have used for a long time: Ilium Software’s eWallet for Windows Mobile. In fact, Handheld PC Magazine (now Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine) published my Top 10 Products list back in their July 1998 issue. And eWallet was my favorite app then (followed by Ilium’s ListPro) too.

Ilium turns 11 years old next week (Happy Anniversary!) and is celebrating by giving stuff to you! Head over to the Ilium Software Blog between June 2 and June 6 to learn how you might get one of their great anniversary freebies.

Here’s hoping Ilium hangs around for a long time because I’ve been using eWallet since version 1 and want to keep using it for many more years to come.

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Tech Twitter-ing/Tweeting at toddogasawara


As a boutique blogger (i.e., low traffic site :-), my blogs tend to be more like a personal note taking service. Basically, I write about stuff that interests me or annoys me (tech related stuff, of course). If other people find it interesting too, great. Otherwise, blogging is way to quickly note things down that interest me. I’ve been twitter-ing with friends for over a year now. But, I figure most people have no interest in what I ate for lunch (even friends 🙂 or what book I read or movie I watched. So, I created a new Twitter account purely for personal quick tech related note taking (140 characters or less per tweet). You can find it at…

http://twitter.com/toddogasawara

I promise not to be a Twitter fire hose that clutters up your Twitter stream 🙂 You can see what I’ve posted in the past day since creating this new public Twitter account. See you on Twitter!

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Frank Updated His TyTn II to Windows Mobile 6.1

My old friend Frank McPherson appears to have had a bit of problem with his TyTn II (I’ve been having my own issues with my Dash). In his case, part of the solution was to upgrade to the just released Windows Mobile 6.1 for the TyTn II. You can check out his May 25, 2008 entries to get a bit more info about the TyTn II with WiMo 6.1 at…

Pocket PC Hints and Tips

FYI: WiMo 6.1 does not give Professional Edition (touch screen) devices a spiffy new look like it does with the non-touch screen Standard Edition. And, it doesn’t include the new improved Internet Explorer browser that was talked up a month or two ago.

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Is Solar Power Practical for Apple Mobile Devices

MacRumors has an interesting report about an Apple patent filing for solar power technology…

Solar LCD Powered iPods, iPhones, and Laptops

I wonder how practical this is given that most iPods and iPhones seem to be in light blocking cases of some kind and Macbooks are generally used indoors? Any solar energy experts out there have any opinions?

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Alton Towers Theme Park: PDA’s Banished To Oblivion This Half Term


Just read about this on Slashdot and went to see the site myself…

PDA’s Banished To Oblivion This Half Term

While I can appreciate the reason for the apparently opt-in ban, it doesn’t make sense to me. I think it is a good idea for kids and parents to all carry phones to keep in contact when separated (either by design or accident). I also use my phone’s camera a lot. We’ve always had fun at theme parks with phone, digital camera, GPS, and all kinds of other e-gear that have actually enhanced the experience IMHO.

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So, How is Craigslist Mobile Mobile-Friendly?


I just read somewhere (sorry, I can’t recall the reference) that Craigslist is the most viewed site on mobile devices. From what I can figure, this is the address for their mobile site…

mobile.craigslist.org

The image at the top of this blog is pretty much what this site looked like on my iPod touch. Clicking on any link results in a reasonably mobile friendly page. But, I had a hard time reading the main cluttered page on my mobile device. Is there some other mobile friendly page on Craigslist that I missed?

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