Since the news broke last night that Google has acquired Jaiku, every manner of opinion has surfaced on what it means, why they didn't buy Twitter, who will, etc. Never heard of Jaiku? It's a micro-blogging tool. Or it's a presence indicator. Or it's an instant messaging application. Here's Jaiku's own description: Jaiku is an activity stream and presence sharing service that works from the Web and mobile phones. [...] Jaiku is a way to connect with friends by sharing short messages called … [Read more...] about Jaiku: All about mobile and presence
Now this is useful - a free RSS reader for your mobile phone from NewsGator. What makes it especially interesting is that it's been released specifically for the iPhone - it's called NewsGator Mobile for iPhone - but works on any mobile device. Well, it works brilliantly on my Nokia N73 which is about as far from an iPhone as you can imagine. Try it from your mobile phone - http://m.newsgator.com/ Earlier this month, I wondered whether a paid subscription with NewsGator Online (NGO) was … [Read more...] about NewsGator RSS reader for iPhone works on other mobile phones
Browsing web pages on your mobile phone usually is a painful experience. Most web sites, including blogs, just aren't designed for displaying on the small screen of a mobile device. While there's little you can do about that, there is something you can do about the browser you use that will make your mobile browsing experience far more enjoyable. That browser is Opera Mini, specifically the new version 3 announced this week. I've installed it on my new Nokia N73 and there's no doubt at all … [Read more...] about New Opera Mini for mobile phones
I've been trying out the new Gmail Mobile email service on my mobile phone. It's great. Easy-to-navigate presentation of information. Easy to manage my emails, from reading to replying to composing a new message. Very fast site loading, although that may be a lot to do with a strong 3G network connection. The richness of how the information looks on screen is a vast improvement on what it looked like before when I last accessed Gmail on my mobile. That was sometime in September. Perhaps the … [Read more...] about Gmail Mobile rocks!
Do you visit many blogs with your mobile phone? If you do, you'll undoubtedly have noticed that most blogs are simply not intended for viewing on a phone's small screen. My blog is no different. Indeed, the design elements - banner image, sidebar, graphics and badges, overall layout, etc - make this blog a wholly impractical place to go to via just about any mobile phone. It's designed for display on a computer screen. What's needed is a version of your blog that is designed for display on … [Read more...] about How to create a mobile version of your blog