Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The Boy Genius has posted screen shots of the new version on his website.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Google had previously released plug-ins for Symbian and BlackBerry.
Disclosure: In the interest of integrity and transparency, I will be making a concerted effort moving forward to disclose when I write about a company that I own stock in. Google is one of those companies.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The site is simple and easy to use. It allows you to look up movies times either by theater or by movie title, and it provides the movie title, rating, run length and showtimes. And if you are looking up movie times for some future date, you can do that too. It looks like it has info for dates up to a week in advance.
I like Google, but Marcus Theaters' mobile website cuts to the chase. I have bookmarked it, and I will probably go there first next time I need to look up movie times.
The features of MySI Mobile, as touted by Action Engine Corporation, are:
- Personalized Home Page – Personalize the application home screen by selecting your four favorite teams to track. Then access scores, schedules and standings for each team with just one click. Teams can be selected from: Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), College Basketball (NCAA) and College Football (NCAA)
- News – Receive timely news feeds about anything and everyone in the world of sports.
- Calendar Alerts – Never forget game time again. MySI Mobile integrates with the calendar on your phone to make it easy to add game and sporting event reminders to your personal calendar.
- Photo Gallery – View the best photos of the week, from cheerleader photos to action shots from March Madness games, all chosen by the editors of SI.
The MySI Mobile application is available as a free download here. If you are an i wireless customer, you will want to scroll down to the bottom of the page and use the appropriate generic CAB file for the version of Windows Mobile that you are running.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
URBANDALE, IA — i wireless continues its regional network expansion program, adding 110 sites in 2007 and plans to add 100 plus sites by year end. i wireless has invested over $90 million to expand coverage and have upgraded the network to EDGE data technology improving data speeds up to 3x faster.
New sites have been added in 52 counties in Iowa and Illinois, including infill sites to enhance coverage in Burlington, Cedar Falls/Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Iowa City and the Quad Cities area. i wireless has expanded in the following Iowa counties: Adair, Appanoose, Benton, Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Dubuque, Franklin, Greene, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Marion, O’Brien, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Scott, Sioux, Story, Tama, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, Winnebago, Worth and Wright. Illinois expansion includes Henderson, Jo Daviess and Rock Island counties.
"Our recent investments in EDGE data technology deployment as well has adding 307 cell sites across Iowa and Illinois since 2005 and plans to add another 100 plus in 2008, demonstrate our commitment to a great customer experience,” said Michael Haskins, i wireless CEO/COO. “Plus, our partnerships with T-Mobile and AT&T provide the best nationwide coverage on the most advanced network.”
URBANDALE, IA — i wireless announces two new retail locations in Sioux City, making shopping for wireless services more convenient. The new i wireless store locations are: 3143 Singing Hills Blvd (next to Monterrey Mexican Restaurant) and is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. The second location is inside Hy-Vee at 2827 Hamilton Blvd with store hours Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 a.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Grand Opening celebrations will continue throughout the month of April.
Both store locations will offer a complete range of i wireless products and services including the latest camera, MP3, and smartphones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericcson, and HTC. Plus, their exclusive MEGAtalk unlimited 24/7 talktime and mobile web options requiring no contract, credit check or deposit; MY5 unlimited free any-number, any-network, any-where calling; Low-cost nationwide individual & family calling plans; and Unlimited Nights & Weekends Calling starting at 5 PM.
"i wireless is pleased to open two new company retail locations in Sioux City, providing customers new convenient access to all of our services,” said Scott Ohlweiler, Director of Sales, i wireless. “i wireless has a strong commitment to providing the best customer care with 20 company retail stores – and over 250 convenient locations.”
In addition to two new company stores, i wireless has seven Authorized Dealer locations in Sioux City.
URBANDALE, IA — i wireless announces a new retail location in Iowa City, making shopping for wireless services more convenient. The new i wireless store located inside Sycamore Mall, at 1660 Sycamore Street, will be open Monday through Thursday, Noon – 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Grand Opening celebrations will continue throughout the month of April.
The Sycamore Mall retail location will offer a complete range of i wireless products and services including the latest camera, MP3, and smartphones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericcson, and HTC. Plus, their exclusive MEGAtalk unlimited 24/7 talktime and mobile web options requiring no contract, credit check or deposit; MY5 unlimited free any-number, any-network, any-where calling; Low-cost nationwide individual & family calling plans; and Unlimited Nights & Weekends Calling starting at 5 PM.
"i wireless is pleased to open our new company retail location in Sycamore Mall, providing customers convenient access to all of our services,” said Scott Ohlweiler, Director of Sales, i wireless. “i wireless has a strong commitment to providing the best customer care with 20 company retail stores – and over 250 convenient locations.”
In addition to the Sycamore Mall Iowa City location, i wireless has a retail store in Coralville at 2439 Second Street, Ste. 6.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
For you kids out there that can't get enough of Facebook and MySpace in the many hours you spend in front of your computer, you can now get your fix on your mobile phone. MySpace can be accessed at http://m.myspace.com and Facebook at http://m.facebook.com. As I don't reside in the demographic sweet spot for these social networking sites, I can't really tell you much about what you can or can't do on the mobile sites that you can do on the regular websites (Sorry!). I can tell you that Facebook prompts you to update your status as soon as you log in, so all of your friends -- real and imagined (like my readers) -- can know what you are doing when you are mobile. This makes a lot of sense. I imagine the stereotypical user makes plans with his/her friends on these websites before they head out to the bars and night clubs, but what happens if plans change once everyone is out and about? That friend with the night class that was going to meet up later gets left behind unless you have access to a computer, which is not likely in a bar.
I'll stop pretending that I know how today's teens and twentysomethings use Facebook and MySpace. It's just making me sound old. I would like to make the observation that the "m.domain-name.com" format appears to be winning out as the standard address format for mobile websites. I'm glad. It really makes the most sense to me. Most companies already have a ".com" domain. They shouldn't have to buy a ".mobi" domain as well. It also makes it easier for consumers to check if a company has a mobile website. All you have to do is replace the "www" in the company's web address with an "m" to get your answer. The "m" is also short, which is great when you are on a mobile device. Who wants to type the longer ".mobi" suffix -- or worse -- an address with a slash and even more letters and numbers beyond that?
Okay, I am way off on a tangent now. I need to go to sleep.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Anyone else have this problem? I have the Daylight Savings Time patch, so I'm guessing that the network time may be off, as I have the automatic time update enabled.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
- Classic (self-explanatory)
- Wacky Blocks ("non-traditional" Tetris shapes)
- Slider (when an arrow falls instead of a shape, it lets you "slide" blocks around)
- Wacky Slider (mix of Wacky Blocks and Slider)
- Custom Game (mix and match the other available options)
You can download Kevtris 2.0 to your computer at download.com or download the CAB file direct to your device here.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
- HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger
- HTC S621
- HTC Touch
- Motorola RAZR V3-06*
- Motorola W510
- Samsung SGH-a226
- Sony Ericsson Z310a
- Sony Ericsson W300i
- Sony Ericsson W580i
- Motorola RAZR V3*
- Motorola RAZR V3i
- Nokia 2610
- Sony Ericsson W200a
- Sony Ericsson Z550a
If you want to receive emails on your phone, but you do not have a phone with an email client or you do not subscribe to the necessary data services, you can still do it...and i wireless customers have been able to do it for years. You just need to give the person or people who want to email you your address. Emails will arrive on your phone as text messages. "So how do I know the email address for my phone?" you may be wondering. Just add a "1" to the front of your phone number and ".firstname.lastname@example.org" to the end of it and you have your mobile email address. For example, if your phone number is (123) 456-7890, your email address would be email@example.com.
Please note that depending on your phone model, these emails may be broken up into multiple text messages 160 characters in length. Also - It works best if the person sending you the emails sends them to you in plain text format. HTML and Rich Text emails may not go through, and if they do, they are usually pretty hard to read with all of the extra formatting instructions that are sent as part of the message.
For those of you that have the advanced data services and other email solutions, this information may still come in useful if you ever want to sign up for text message alerts (for bill payment reminders, weather alerts, etc.) and i wireless is not listed as one of the supported carriers. Typically there will be an option for "Other carriers" or to sign up for traditional email alerts. Both should work as long as you know your email address.