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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc. C500/C600 SmartPhone (or replacement) I currently use a C600 from Orange here in the UK - It also runs Tom Tom Mobile 5 amongst other things...
Optus confirms iPhone plans
So here in Australia we might be one of the first countries to have the iPhone unlocked and provided by two Carriers? (Optus and Vodafone) BUT - only if you are prepared to wait until the end of the year? Please..... anyone I know who is seriously interested in the phone has already arranged one from elsewhere. BTW, a colleague recently found out how delicate the glass screen is, OUCH!! So I would have provided more of a quote for this story but it appears that has come up with a ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 6:17 PM

What is Mobile 2.0? Coming now to a mobile near you!
So from a note on Jason Langridge's blog about Mobile 2.0 I started looking deeper at some of the recent developments in the mobile world. Of particular note is the presentation embedded below from Rudy De Waele of and I would encourage anyone who is remotely interested in where things are heading with regards to mobile usage, Internet and information services to review this. | View | Upload your own Rudy definitely appears to have a finger on the pulse of what's going on in the rapidly ......

Posted On Saturday, May 10, 2008 1:57 PM

Is that a Server in your pocket? - Qualcomm unveils 1 GHz mobile phone processors
Holy Smokes Batman, what wont you be able to do on the go? Considering that this quite likely eclipses the resources that you would have typically used for a Server a decade ago? What with Samsung now looking in to running a hypervisor on mobile devices and the ability to actually run a web server as well - it make me wonder what's next? The only thing that's still missing is a new and innovative way to communicate to the device, I'd love to be able to bypass the keyboard if we could just find a ......

Posted On Thursday, November 15, 2007 1:04 PM

Google's Android Developer Challenge
So it's an interesting way of Google to release their mobile offering in an Emulator/SDK download to stimulate interest before the actual hardware - and it certainly won't hurt that they've put $10m up for grabs for potential developers? Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project Getting Started Learn about Android Download the SDK Join the community. Participate in our discussion group through email or the web. The Android Developer Challenge will award $10 million to developers who build great ......

Posted On Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:13 AM

What is a Long Tail economy? and How Consultants *CAN* get their own Magic Wand
First of all, sorry for the length of this - and I'll understand if you can't be bothered? but at least go and check out the blog at Sightlines Consulting please? You know how it is with us self confessed Geeks? You start searching or researching for a particular answer or information and then the power of the HyperLink takes over and before you know it you are in another Metaverse all together, looking around for the breadcrumbs or the piece of string to guide you back to the path? So it was with ......

Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2005 9:31 PM

HTC Touch - now with GPS, that makes 3 different flavours so far...
I must confess that I noticed a colleague with a HTC Touch a few weeks back and was instantly drawn to "Touch" it, it wasn't the actual Touch interface that did it, it was the size and elegance of the design - very sweet, almost like a case of "if Apple did black mobile handsets, this is what it would/should look like" So I recently made a slight deviation on the way to a Clients just to call in a shop that has the Touch so that I could have another look and feel - and I have to say that my gadget ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9:20 PM

Change of location
Hi All, I have been posting both at this site as well as at my new blogging home of for a few weeks now, and although I still have some tweaking to do on the graphics side of things, it's time to open the doors for all. I will probably still drop the odd post this way, but essentially all is now going to the new site. So the home page is at and if you are after the feed then you can find it at See you there? ;-) ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:08 AM

Tiny Mobile Handheld Projector
So, don't fancy lugging the projector with you to that next meeting with the customer? Want to do some impromptu PowerPointing for more than one person while having an informal meeting at Starbucks? No problem, just use your mobile SmartPhone as your projector! Hands-on with Texas Instruments' cellphone projector Now that we have email, internet, TV, GPS, cameras, and satellite radio on our cellphones, our next wish is for bigger, higher resolution screens -- which seems paradoxical, because larger ......

Posted On Saturday, September 29, 2007 3:29 PM

A lengthy plea to Apple, Microsoft and Nokia on how to improve their SmartPhones and PDA's from Stephen Fry?
I have long been a fan of Stephen Fry's work even before our stint living in London and his ability to set forth on a diatribe on any number of topics is almost unsurpassed. Here in what I gather is only his second blog post he describes what he considers the faults of all manner of SmartPhones, and I do mean ALL as he is a self-confessed addict for PDA's and SmartPhones Stephen Fry Blessays, blogs and blisquisitions Let Fame ยป Device and Desires All the big guns want an iPhone killer. Even I, mad ......

Posted On Saturday, September 29, 2007 11:17 AM

Now here is a very professional looking mod for your iPhone? ;-)
continuing on the same theme from Engadget... anySIM is here: open source GUI iPhone unlock app By Ryan Block on unlock Filed under: Cellphones We've seen a couple of early versions of GUI iPhone SIM unlock apps from the open source community, but it looks like the iPhone Dev Team's got its proper release in order. Unfortunately, the app's source code won't be released for a couple days yet, so if you want to see how the Dev Team got from iUnlock (and iUnlock Reloaded) to their "final" anySIM solution, ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2007 1:36 PM

Latest release of Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 - download now
Courtesy of I've discovered that there's a new beta release of Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 Latest Changes: Changes in ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 help resolve issues related to setup, partnerships, and connectivity with the PC and Microsoft Exchange In addition, it includes a troubleshooter utility that scans your computer and device to identify problems and offers information and corrective actions to solve them ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:02 AM

Analyst's love the Touch Phone concept
Since around late 2003 I was getting fed up with Vodafone's service at the time in London and was looking to switch, I was also getting somewhat fed up with Nokia's offerings with it's monochrome screens while everyone else was offering colour screens. So I switched to Orange and the MPX 200 from Motorola, not only for it's colour screen, but also the fact that it was a Microsoft device that seamlessly (well sort of....) synched Outlook contacts etc.... Anyway, the point is that since switching to ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 26, 2007 2:44 PM

IMPORTANT : Visto sues Microsoft, rumors about reason of delay of the push e-mail confirmed !!!

So this news from MSMobiles

Seems like we might be waiting just a little bit longer than we all thought to be able to get push email going on the SmartPhone/PocketPC's........   major bummer dude, guess I'll have to concentrate some more on the Access Gateway? ;-)

Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2005 8:54 PM

Free Server 2003 TS CAL License Program for Windows XP NOW extended till June 30, 2007 (yes FREE until 2007!!)
Again Brian's got the scoop - this has now been extended until 2007http://www.brianmadden.... Microsoft Extends Windows 2003 TS CAL Transition Plan until June 2007 I had previously reported that you had until December 31, 2005 to obtain your "free" Windows 2003 TS CALs if you bought Windows XP Professional before April 24, 2003. I'm happy to announce that Microsoft has extended this transition program an additional 18 months! If you're confused, read this article Brian ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2005 12:19 PM

Globally unlocked iPhone? what next?
It just shows that you can't keep the genie in the bottle? Once the device is out there the innovators start getting inventive and can't help themselves looking deeper and trying all sorts of tricks - and the funny thing is that the more successfully you are, the more devices in the public domain, and the more chance that inventive and ingenious folks have got hold of your hardware. One could almost see this as a self fulfilling prophecy? For my 2 cents worth though I think the unlocking is only ......

Posted On Friday, September 14, 2007 10:22 PM

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