Now here’s a smart way of sharing files between your mobile device and a PC/Mac! DropBox (www.dropbox.com) works with smartphones running iPhone, iPad, Blackberry & Android OSs. The screenshot here is DropBox running on my iPhone 4, but the following features are generic across all OS platforms.
Synchronise Files automatically between your mobile smartphone and your PC/Mac 🙂
Storage free of 2GB and up to 100GB for a small price. DropBox servers are secure 🙂
File Management couldn’t be easier, create folders to organise files, work collaboratively.
For a more detailed description of what DropBox can be used for, visit https://www.dropbox.com/features.
Photo & Video Management is great, enabling you to take a photograph or video on your smartphone and access it within seconds on a PC/Mac. This has some very exciting possibilities what a mobile worker can deliver photographs/videos etc back to their office very quickly, effectively anywhere in the world!


Multiple iPhone connections via iTunes & PC


A hard lesson learnt! 🙂 Beware, if you install iTunes on another PC, to connect with iTunes; make sure you sign into iTunes and AUTHORISE the new PC! Recently, I didn’t and when my iPhone connected to iTunes, all my additional apps were uninstalled/deleted!!! 😦 Ok, I’ve more or less re-installed them all, at no cost for those previously paid for; but it’s been a real pain!
So, apparently, you can authorise up to 5 PCs to connect to your iPhone, but just make sure, you sign-in and authorise the PC before connecting your iPhone to it for the first time.

Need some help with a Palmtop or Smartphone device?


I’ve been using Palmtop Computers and more recently Mobile Smartphones for 21 years now! Supporting users of: Symbian Smartphones, Psion Palmtops, Palm, Blackberry, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, iPhone & iPod Touch and Android devices, otherwise known as PDAs, oh AND the great new PsiXpda UMPC with:

  • Transfer of data from old PDAs (E.g. Psion, Palm, Pocket PC etc) to new PDAs (E.g. iPhone, Blackberry etc);
  • Synchronisation of PDA data (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks & Notes) with PC software (E.g. Microsoft Outlook);
  • Back Up of data on to PC/Mac or memory card;
  • Configuration of email;
  • Advice on upgrade options and
  • MORE! (BUT, PLEASE NOTE – I don’t sell PDAs/Smartphones OR repair them)

Look no further, you won’t be dissapointed! get in touch with Ozzie on +44 (0)7889 374086 or via an email to ozziehallosman [at] btinternet [dot] com, also see http://www.palmtopman.com. I trust you can understand my email address (to avoid spamming software!!!).

Nimbuzz – VoIP and Messaging on the move


NimBuzz is a great FREE 🙂 application to manage multiple communication services in just a single app! Nimbuzz is available on: Symbian, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android and even Windows/Mac laptops/Desktops.
With NimBuzz on my Nokia N97-Mini in one great little app, I have Skype, MSN Messenger and Twitter connected at the same time! 🙂 and better still, it’s FREE! 🙂 Nimbuzz also works with Facebook, GoogleTalk, MySpace and others. On my Nokia, I use 3G communications for Nimbuzz when I’m on the move and generally use my home WLAN Broadband connection for Nimbuzz, when I’m home. You can get NimBuzz from the ‘Ovi Store’, other OS app stores or from www.nimbuzz.com.
Look at the infamous Steve Litchfield online with Skype, listed in Nimbuzz on my N97-Mini; he’s using Nimbuzz too!!

RIM releases official BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac


blackberryIt’s been a long time coming, but after promises, previews, and unexpected leaks, BlackBerry officially released the desktop Mac client for its popular smartphone platform on Friday.
Prior to this application, Mac BlackBerry owners had to rely on third-party software such as Mark/Space’s The Missing Sync for BlackBerry, or PocketMac for BlackBerry, which RIM had included along with its handsets.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac allows users to sync their contacts, calendar, notes, and to-do data between their Macs and BlackBerrys as well as installing and managing applications for the phone. On the Mac side, data can sync with iCal, Address Book, Mail, or any other applications that use Mac OS X’s SyncServices, such as Microsoft Entourage.
In addition, BlackBerry owners can also make encrypted backups of their devices and update the BlackBerry system software when new versions are available. And if you live in a household that has as many BlackBerrys as I have iPods, then no worries: BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac allows you to sync multiple devices with the same Mac.
Among the most interesting features of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac is that it lets you sync your music and playlists from iTunes. Your mind might immediately conjure images of Palm and its cat-and-mouse games with Apple. How did RIM succeed where Palm failed?
The key here seems to be that RIM doesn’t try to inject support for the BlackBerry into iTunes or have its devices pretend to be something they’re not.
Rather, BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac just references the iTunes library stored on your hard disk and shows you your list of playlists in its own application–something Palm could no doubt have done as well, had it been willing to spend the time.
In fact, RIM released BlackBerry Media Sync, allowing Mac and PC users to sync with iTunes and other media software, in December of last year.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac is a free download and requires Mac OS X 10.5.5 or later, a BlackBerry running version 4.2 software or higher, and at least iTunes 7.2.

See: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/desktop/desktop_mac.jsp

Apple unloads 47 fixes for iPhones, Macs and QuickTime


appleThe Register (www.theregister.co.uk) keeps us informed of news that at times is very interesting, well I filter it regularly picking bits to Blog about that my gadget followers should be interested in, I hope.
So, they today report on a Monster security patch batch from Apple which unloads 47 fixes for iPhones (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3860), Macs and QuickTime, see
Best advice as usual, ALWAYS back up, before you update, to stay safe; to roll back, if things do not go to plan. But then of course you’re backing your PDA, Smartphone, PC & Mac daily/weekly to keep your data safe, aren’t you? 🙂

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac


appleBlackberryBlast Mac and BlackBerry users have been waiting for a Desktop Manager and it’s finally here. BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac is available, see
http://blackberry.pdablast.com/articles/2009/9/200996-BlackBerry-Desktop-Manager-for.html or straight to the download page http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CGR9QN2S.