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!


The Phones Show 125 & Phone Show Chat 63


Two new popular podcasts are now out:
The Phones Show Chat, No.125 – with a hands-on review of the HTC HD7, a new Windows Phone 7. With it’s good and bad features, oh dear, Steve Litchfield had quite a few negatives points to raise about this new OS device.
Also, the Phone Show Chat, No.63 – Nokia N900, Orange San Francisco, HTC HD7, Dell Streak, HTC Desire Z & lots of other news, reviews and more 🙂

The Phones Show – No.124


The latest ‘Phones Show’ No.124 from Steve Litchfield is out now and in this episode, features two Android Smartphones, the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro and the Orange San Francisco.
Published from my iPhone 4.

Another successful data conversion…!


Over the last 17 years, I’ve converted data many times from older Palmtop Computers (Psion 3, 3a, 3c, 3mx, Revo, Series 5/5mx/7) on to new PDAs (Pocket PC, Palm) and now mobile Smartphones (iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android).
Tonight I did another successful conversion of data, in this case 748 data address contacts from an old Psion Series 3mx into Microsoft Outlook Contacts for sync’ing on to a Blackberry. To say, the user was happy to have moved that mass of valuable contact information from a prehistoric (yet dearly loved old) Psion on to a modern Blackberry smartphone, is an understatement! 🙂
If Palmtopman (c/o Ozzie Hall-Osman) can ever help you with a similar conversion? Call me sometime 07889 374086 🙂

TESTIMONIAL RECEIVED: “Palmtopman keeps users mobile”
Our grateful thanks to Ozzie Hall-Osman for his help and assistance in transferring of contacts data from an ageing Psion to a Blackberry Curve via Microsoft Outlook. The original data was speedily transferred to a pst file which was e-mailed back to us for transfer to Outlook and onward to the Blackberry. Thanks to Ozzie for his helpful talk through of this process which has saved re-entering 759 contact details.
Much appreciated,
Deryck Barker & Lady Caroline Ley

TV Catch Up for iPhone


Or any other capable smartphone come to that………
Now it really amazes me how easy it is to watch TV these days over a good 3G or Wi-Fi connection on a mobile smartphone; however, watching streaming TV over a 3G connection will eat into your data allowance so you’ve been warned. It also amazes me, how do they get around TV licenses….! Once you’ve created a free account with ‘TV Catch Up’ and logged in, you’ll be prompted with a nice looking screen showing a choice of the available channels: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC 3, ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Ch.4, Five, Five USA, E4 and the list goes on; similar to what you’ve got on Freeview. Simply, select the channel of your choice, press ‘play’ and watch TV in landscape mode; a nice experience 🙂 🙂 🙂
TV Catch Up isn’t an app as such, rather an internet site, the URL is http://www.tvcatchup.com. As it’s a website rather than an app as such, just create a shortcut to ‘TV Catch Up’ on to your home screen; so it does look like an app 🙂

Orange ‘San Francisco’ Android


Probably one of the best value Android smartphones available, as this blog is written is the ‘San Francisco’ from the Orange cellular network at £99! 🙂 I can’t confirm it, but there are already many options (from a Google search) for a few £ to unlock this smartphone for use on other cellular networks; dare I suggest that.
The basic specification is as follows: 3.5” (480 x 800 pixel) touch screen, 3 mega-pixel camera, Android ‘Éclair’ 2.1 OS, 130g, 116 x 56 x 11mm, 600 MHz processor, Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / GPS, Tri-Band, 150MB Internal Memory / Expandable via >32GB MicroSD, 4hrs Talk time and 9 day standby.
Checking out a dummy ‘San Francisco’ in an Orange store today, it’s a nice sized smartphone and I’m sure it’ll sell really well. The last offer in a similar league was T-Mobile’s ‘Pulse’ Android smartphone, which was also around for just under £100, albeit with the earlier OS1.6.

The Phones Show Audio Chat 60


The latest audio podcast No.60 is now out and features: Nokia N8, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Orange San Francisco (Android), Motorola XT720, iPhone 3GS and much more. Subscribe to this and other great audio podcasts from http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/sshow/chat.html.