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Ah-HA! An excellent post from a Linux community.

My parents came back into town because of a recent death in the family and brought, of course, both laptops. For a recap of what happened before, check my past laptop experience with my parents.

The laptop my father was using was the Acer Aspire 5315. He didn't want all of the software on the computer. I found the OS disk, backed up his data, reformatted his hard drive, and voila! He had a clean machine.

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Problem Solved! Acer Aspire Shutting Down

Ah-HA! An excellent post from a Linux community.

September 18th, 2008 at 10:00am — Comments: (9) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

Acer Aspire One NetbookMy parents came back into town because of a recent death in the family and brought, of course, both laptops. For a recap of what happened before, check my past laptop experience with my parents.

The laptop my father was using was the Acer Aspire 5315. He didn't want all of the software on the computer. I found the OS disk, backed up his data, reformatted his hard drive, and voila! He had a clean machine.

The one piece of software I didn't install was the most critical piece of software he needed: The Acer ePower Management Utility.

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Acer Aspire One Purchased

The new Acer Aspire One is definitely small enough for the road, but is it good enough for my parents?

September 8th, 2008 at 6:00am — Comments: (3) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

Acer Aspire One NetbookI recently had a visit from my parents. They were having problems with their laptop because it kept shutting down right in the middle of doing something important: email.

After they were here for a couple of days, I noticed first hand when the Acer laptop would shut down. I couldn't explain why it was happening. Possibly the battery pack or the power cord.

Eventually, I couldn't take anymore and started looking for a replacement for my parents while they were here. Because they sure weren't getting mine. :-)

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FIRE! Sony VAIOs are recalled

Why does a CarFax commercial come to mind?

September 4th, 2008 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

Sony VAIO Laptop For those who own a Sony VAIO, I would definitely make a call to Sony for replacing your laptop. Sony is recalling 73,000 VAIO laptops due to burn hazard. The recall involves faulty wiring where the computer hinge is located, resulting in short-circuiting or burning the user.

The laptops involved include the VGN-TZ100, VGN-TZ200, VGN-TZ300, and VGN-TZ2000.

The interesting thing about the recall is that it only affects certain laptop models. Even if you have a model listed above, you still need to call Sony and find out if you laptop needs serviced or not.

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Nokia Tablets Users: What mobile software do you need the most?

What software do you think is absolutely essential on your Nokia N770/N800/N810?

March 5th, 2008 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

Nokia N800

After replacing my Palm T3 with a Nokia N800 and running with a virtual office mentality, I felt like I lost my best friend. Don't get me wrong...I love my Nokia N800, but I've encountered a downside.

The downside is the amount of software available for the Maemo platform. I understand there are over 500 applications in the garage, but without the ability to create an MS Word or Excel document, it kind of hinders the portability concept. I hope the OpenOffice community is prepping something soon.

Anyways, when I had my Palm T3, I had couple of applications that would keep track of my auto mileage, my passwords, my Word and Excel documents, and, of course, some games to pass the time away. Now, I feel a little deprived of software.

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Yes, Nokia is becoming a Palm!

Fantastic news about Palm veterans with Palm applications on Nokia N-Series devices.

November 13th, 2007 at 5:30am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

Nokia N800 Image

A couple weeks ago, I made a claim that Nokia is becoming a PDA and starting to invade Palm's territory.

This week has proved it.

For owners of the Nokia N-Series 770, 800, and 810, the ACCESS company has just announced the Garnet VM will run on each Nokia N-Series device.

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Is Nokia becoming the next Palm?

Nokia's N-Series is fast becoming a road warrior's companion.

October 25th, 2007 at 11:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

Nokia N800 Image

Recently, I purchased a Nokia N800 for my mobile needs and found that there is an entire family of mobile devices. But after playing around with my Nokia N800, I'm beginning to realize that even though the hardware is there, the software isn't.

What I mean by the software is that it's not the operating system. It's the third-party community. There needs to be more software developed for the Maemo operating system. Heck, I'm still waiting for an MS Office package on the N800 (isn't OpenOffice available?)

Earlier this year, I owned a Palm T3 and being a truly committed individual to Palm, I waited to see which direction Palm was taking. It seems Palm is heading towards a smartphone mentality. A smartphone just wasn't practical for my needs (I like my devices separate).

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W3C Issues Mobile Web Best Practices

Is your web site able to run on mobile devices? Make sure by viewing the W3C recommendation.

June 28th, 2006 at 5:13am — Comments: (1) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

The web content you post on your site displays beautifully when it comes to laptops and desktops, but what about the other devices?

What if someone wanted to look at your website through a phone, PDA, or other mobile devices.

The W3C issued the Mobile Web Best Practices as a Candidate Recommendation. They even created an alpha version of a guidelines checker to see if your site will work on mobile devices.

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Portable USB Software

A great list of portable USB (thumbdrive) software.

January 29th, 2006 at 6:13pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

I chose to put this post under the small business category instead of technology because of the nature of the link.

Most business people and consultants are always on the run. Instead of having a CD case with you, it may be easier to just carry around 1 or 2 1-Gigabyte thumb drives with all of the listed software on it.

I'm definitely hanging on to this link.

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Latest Add-Ons for iPods

10 Sweet iPod add-ons from the CES in Vegas.

January 11th, 2006 at 10:33pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

I don't personally have an iPod, but the CES is showing a lot of interest in iPod accessories.

I think my son will be looking for a shuffle or nano soon.

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Portable OpenOffice.org on a USB Drive

Portable OpenOffice.org can now be installed on a USB drive to take with you anywhere.

January 6th, 2006 at 7:58am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Mobile

For those of you who need to write that article or post on the run, you can now use PortableApps's Portable OpenOffice install.

One of the great things with OpenOffice (besides being portable at this point) is that you can read and write your existing Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files without all the overhead. Nice, huh?

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