Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Firefox 2.0 has been out for a while now, but I've held off on trying it, being quite happy with version 1.5.

Then last night I setup Firefox 1.5 with all the addons I use and did an upgrade to version 2.0 on a test machine. The one addon which wasn't compatible was Tab Mix Plus - which is probably the Firefox addon I use the most. I can get some of its functionality with the Tabbrowser Preferences addon, but it messes up the automatic loading of URLs selected from the address bar's history list. I looked around and found New Tab Button, which simply "adds a new tab button to the tab bar".

I'll have to keep on looking for the other functionality I miss from Tab Mix Plus.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Too much technology

No, I'm not referring to this blog, but just how overwhelming technology can be sometimes. On the flight out during my short vacation, a fellow passenger was trying to turn off the radio of her Treo 650. I could hear it shut down and restart again. Eventually I was asked to help. It took a bit of fiddling, and eventually I got the wireless to turn off somehow. The owner of the Treo said she had the cellphone for over a year, and still did not know how to turn off the wireless. So much for ease of use.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Seeing RED

Well, for a good cause...

(RED) is not just about the new Red iPod Nano, but also several other red products, including a red RAZR. A portion of the purchase price of these red gadgets goes to "the Global Fund, to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa."

Monday, October 16, 2006

More Apple iPhone Evidence?

An Exclusive story from AppleInsider:
Apple seeks rights to iPhone trademark.

Evidence, or just another rumor?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cell Swap

That's cellphone swap.
Several months ago, when I was looking for a cellphone the final choices were the Motorola V325 and the Motorola RAZR V3c. I was seduced by the cool factor and good reviews of RAZR.

Now I've swapped the RAZR for a V325, a phone with fewer features, but with which I'm much happier.... (and now I can read the display in sunlight!)

Friday, October 06, 2006

Google to Buy YouTube?

According to MyWay News and the blog TechCrunch Google is said to be in talks to Buy YouTube.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Firstly, and apology to The General for misquoting him in yesterday's post - I guess I may have more than paraphrased what he said. Anyway, it was noted that a number of my alternative cellphone choices were with T-Mobile.

I'm quite tempted to return to the flexibility of GSM again, although Verizon's CDMA has clearer reception (imho). For definitions and explanations of CDMA and GSM see "FDMA, TDMA, CDMA & GSM - What is the future?" or (even better) "Mobile Phone Terms Explained".

The Motorola Q is one of the few Verizon phones that really interests me, especially since Verizon apparently released it without crippling the Bluetooth.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Some alternatives

The General asked me today when I was going to get over my griping about the Motorola RAZR. Anyway, my reply was that I'd stop griping about the piece of crap RAZR when I finally replaced it.

On a positive note, the cellphones I've been looking at as a replacement are:

T-Mobile SDA (aka HTC Tornado)
The built-in Wi-Fi in this phone intrigues me

T-Mobile MDA - but I'm not sure about another fully-fledged smartphone.

Samsung SGH-D807
A slider for a change...

And, a phone from Verizon Wireless - the Motorola Q - but I really need to do some more research on this one.