Archive for February, 2008
Bluetrek is setting to release a very handy Bluetooth Headset + USB Memory Key + Direct USB Charging Device soon. It’s called the Bizz and takes two things most of us have and combines them in a wonderful package.
7 hours talk time
10 days standby
Interchangeable color plates
USB Flash memory device and microSD card reader (memory from microSD card up to 8GB)
High Speed USB 2.0
Charges headset via USB
Optional Car Charger
Supports SDHC microSD
You can watch an informative video about the Bizz here.
To pay or not to pay. That seems to be the question when it comes to phone insurance. There are many considerations to take into account when it comes to deciding whether or not to get insurance on your phone. Lately, I’ve received a lot of emails from people who broke their Shadows in one way or another. Be it falls, drops, water or stolen it does cost money to replace or restore your Shadow.
The solution is insurance (T-Mobile does provide it). I have used it before, many years ago for a broken screen. The Shadow does demand some dollars so unless you have cash coming out of your ears you might want to consider the replacement costs. My suggestion is this, if you are young or accident prone, get insurance. You will be happy you did. At the most you will wait a few days for your new Shadow to arrive in the mail.
Tim writes in about CNET’s informative video on using your Slingbox on your cellphone. If you own a Slingbox then this is a must see. If you don’t own one then watching the video will only increase your awareness
If you are familiar with search functions that search as you type then you might be interested in trying out Boopsie. Using ’smart prefix searches’ and ‘unique category search’ you can save lot of time finding what you are looking for. As you type the first few letters of each word Boopsie begins finding results based on your Channel selection. Channels range from Amazon and Encyclopedia Britannica to Facebook and Wapipedia.
If you want to give it a try before downloading it, there is a simulator here. I found it interesting and useful to use. The results are displayed in Boopsie and when you select a result it opens in Pocket Internet Explorer. If you want to get on with the downloading simply point your mobile browser to www.boopsie.com
Without a doubt, Skyfire is in demand. Over a week ago I downloaded my beta copy and have enjoyed it ever since. It does break my heart a little that not everyone can enjoy it yet. However my hopes were lifted with this recent email concerning Skyfire and the beta program. Hopefully this will left your hearts as well.
Straight from the Skyfire Office:
“Here’s the status of our private beta program. As you know, we have quite a demand for the beta and sign ups beyond what we can support today. On February 8th, we invited a batch of the sign ups to download Skyfire beta 0.5 based on the chronological order in which they signed up. We purposefully kept the number of those first downloads to a manageable number so we could finesse our systems before we increased the pool. We’ve taken the time since February 8th to work out any kinks in our system — nothing of significance, but the normal stuff that comes up when you go live the first time. We needed this time to fine tune the download process, support, etc. and assess our infrastructure relative to real users.
After this period of tweaking and assessing, we are in a position to invite more people to download Skyfire. Very soon, we will invite another batch of people to download in a first signed up, first invited basis. That’s not to say, we can invite every beta sign up to download immediately – the invitations will continue in a measured pace to meet the significant demand for Skyfire. Next week, you will see our external messaging to beta signs up in this regard – blog updates, email blasts and website messaging. We appreciate that you point your readers to our sign up page as that’s the best course of action to get into our private beta program. However, it’s safe to say that there is a wait as we continue in a measured pace.”
So you heard it here. Up until this point every reader of AllShadow.com should already be signed up on the beta program’s sign up page. If you aren’t then you need to get over there and get your beta on. As you can see they are proceeding in chronological order of when people signed up. Do you want to be the last?
Ok guys – it’s time for you to sound off on what you would like to see at AllShadow.com. Mike and I have some interesting things in the works for down the line, but until then, how can we make AllShadow.com a better resource for you? Live chats? More software suggestions? Tshirts? Contests? Additional forums? More walk-throughs? Tell us in the comments, and be creative!