WTAM 1100 – Blackberry Passport

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – September 30th, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioWhile the smartphone news has recently been dominated by iPhone and Android, the recently announced BlackBerry Passport may interest some with it’s promise of being an “office on the go” device.

Some of the key features of the Passport:

  • Blackberry PassportPhysical Keyboard – The Passport combines a physical keyboard and a line of changing screen-based keys above that will make heavy email and messaging users happy.
  • Battery Life – BlackBerry is claiming 30 hours during normal use with its 3460mAh battery, providing cordless productivity while away home or the office.
  • Large Screen – A unique 4.5 inch square screen provides a large viewing and touch area for emails, work documents and websites.
  • BlackBerry Hub – An app that keeps your conversations in one place, including BBM, email, phone and social media.
  • Android Apps – The phone not only runs BlackBerry World apps, but Android apps from the pre-installed Amazon Appstore.

Organizing Your Tech (and Life) in 2010

I spoke with Bill Wills and Dave Ramos of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 this morning about how to organize your technology in 2010 by making sure your important data is backed up.

We also talked about how you can use your technology to organize your life, such as syncing your calendar between Google Calendar, iCal on the Mac, and with your smartphone.

Listen here: WTAM 1100 – Organize Your Tech (and Life) in 2010

Lifehacker’s Essential Free Windows Downloads

The Internet offers plenty of free Windows applications to improve your productivity and your computer’s functionality, but finding them can be daunting. If you’re looking for a good place to start, take a look at the Lifehacker Pack 2009, courtesy of the ultra-productivity help site Lifehacker.com.

There’s plenty to choose from, including Foxit Reader for those tired of Adobe Reader’s bloat, or Postbox, a remixed Thunderbird client with a more G-mail feel.

Gmail Tasks and the iPhone

The Official Gmail Blog has an entry up talking about their new Gmail Tasks web application.

The nice part is that not only can you use this application via the web on your computer, but on mobile devices such as the iPhone via the mobile browser. Google even went as far as posting a quick how-to video on getting the app to show up on your home page:

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