Get all your fave podcasts over the phone

Kevin mentioned Podlinez and the cool way you can listen to the latest episode of the MobileTechRoundup podcast on your cell phone and I tried it out and aside from the long distance call it’s really cool.  I visited Podlinez a few minutes ago and was amazed to see this:

Podlinez

Of course, the jkOnTheRun Audio Edition have been strictly video for months so I’m not sure what you’ll get if you dial that one but it’s pretty cool to have 3 podcasts that folks can dial up on their phone.

jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #26: Hands on with the FlyBook V33i

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Watch jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #26 here (WMV format, 640 x 480, 216 MB, 39:00 minutes)

For our QVGA little-friends, we have a 320 x 240 version coming soon.

Icon_128x128_1After spending two weeks with the Dialogue FlyBook V33i on loan from iCube, we figured it as time to share the experience with a video review. Topics we cover:

  • Complete walk around of the device
  • The excellent case
  • Using the integrated WWAN capabilities for phone calls and Internet
  • Comparing a native 1024 x 600 screen to a non-native screen, i.e.: the Q1
  • FlyBook Control Center
  • Keyboard usage and thoughts
  • Mouse / joystick controls
  • Alternatives to the Tablet PC OS and applications
  • Touchscreen vectoring demonstration; how well does the V33i deal with palm rejection?
  • Overall specs and final thoughts
  • Stay tuned after the credits for a special "short feature".

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Please note:  This video is in WMV format so it will not show up nor play in iTunes.  You will have to use another podcatcher or download the show direct to view.

Yahoo Adds Chat to Its Email

Yahoo just demoed its integration of chat and email at the Web 2.0 Summit. This follows on Gmail-GTalk integration, but it adds a few neat features. First, while Gmail lets you respond to an email via chat, Yahoo also lets you do the reverse: respond to a terminated chat by email. (Update: I just figure out how to respond to a chat via email in Gmail; sorry for implying this wasn’t possible.) Also, you don’t have to be signed onto the Yahoo Messenger client, just anything on Yahoo. And chats appear in new tabs, just like emails, rather than being separated. Yahoo Mail has more than 250 million users, but we don’t know how many of them are using the beta interface.

Microsoft, Zune & The Music Mafia

The New York Times reports that Microsoft has cut a deal with Universal Music Group which will allow the music giant to get a percentage of the sale of its upcoming digital music player, Zune. The report says that the amount being paid to UMG is going to be at least $1 per $250 device. Microsoft is going to extend the same deal to others in the music business.

UMG had been holding off on licensing music to Microsoft, which would have threatened Zune plans to take down iPod and Apple. Classic Mafia shakedown: pay us or else. The argument being made is that people are not buying enough via digital downloads, so the music industry should get a piece of the hardware action.

The New York Times brings up the tired old study that shows 20-songs per iPod to support the music industry argument. Music industry argues that people are ripping their CDs and putting music on their iPods. Or they are stealing their music from P2P networks!

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jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #25- Samsung Q1 SSD in use

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Watch jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #25 here (WMV format, 640 x 480, 275 MB, 42:43 minutes)

The Samsung Q1 SSD is the Korean model of the Q1 that has no hard drive.  It has a blazing fast 32 GB solid state disk instead and iis the device I use every day in my work.  Well, you can see for yourself in this video shot in living color.  I try to show the Q1, lovingly named Flash, going through the paces I normally use it for daily and I hope it gives a little insight into how I can use such a small device with a little screen to be really productive.  Enjoy the show and let us know what you think.

I apologize for the buzzing noise in the background.  It was not there until the WMV file was spit out and too late for me to fix it.

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$455.5 Million for Web 2.0 Deals

U.S.-based web 2.0 companies have raised $455.5 million in 79 deals so far this year, according to Dow Jones VentureOne figures posted today (can’t find the press release online yet). That’s out of $1.63 billion total invested in 198 consumer technology companies so far this year, and it’s more than twice the amount directed at web 2.0 deals at this point last year. (VentureOne defines web 2.0 companies as those that fit into a list of activities (e.g. collaboration), applications (e.g. podcasting), and technologies (e.g. AJAX).)

Adobe Donates Flash Code to Mozilla

Just today at Widgets Live, attendees were complaining about the proprietary nature of Flash. Well, Adobe is announcing it is taking some steps to rectify that, opening up source code for its ActionScript Virtual Machine and putting it in care of the Mozilla Foundation for the purposes of developing standards-based tools for creating Flash web apps.