Jott could be the leap forward in voicemail that I’m looking for

Michael Arrington just posted about Jott, a company that is emerging from the shadows to offer voice to text delivery of voice messages: Jott to Convert Cell Phone Calls to Text It’s very simple – a user calls a specific phone number and leaves a voice message along with a recipient or recipients (an obvious […]

Google buys JotSpot, makes it free to the world

Google announced this morning that it had purchased JotSpot, one of the more creative wiki application companies out there.  One of the huge benefits of this is that Jot’s capabilities will now have a large infrastructure and essentially be free to use.  Hopefully Google won’t wait too long to integrate JotSpot into its other offerings, […]

Gartenberg believes that Microsoft’s Zune is nothing to laugh at

 After the lackluster launch of the UMPC (Origami), a failure that had as much to do with the bulky form-factor as price, Microsoft is keying up another personal device for consumers.  Dubbed the Zune, most people have written it off already as an ‘also ran’ against Apple’s iPod.  Michael Gartenberg of Jupiter Research, however, seems […]

PearBudget: An elegant alternative to managing personal budgets

It seems like every new edition of Quicken (or Microsoft Money) adds another needless layer of complexity to the personal expense management process. While it is nice to be able import your bank transactions into those applications, most of the time a quick entry into a spreadsheet is faster, more elegant, and more likely to […]

One of the reasons why Microsoft OneNote 2007 is a mission critical application

Chris Pratley, now the Group Manager for Office Authoring Services (which includes OneNote, Word, and Publisher) has posted an excellent entry on his blog on how OneNote notebooks can be synchronized across multiple computers. OneNote, for those of you who haven’t seen it before, is Microsoft’s omnipresent data capture tool. Simply put, OneNote is a […]

Engadget gets hands-on with the Samsung Origami

Leave it to the guys at Engadget to snag the internet’s first quickie review of a real Origami machine.  Their first thoughts – um, nothing special.  The Samsung model they played around with was a pre-production unit, so there still may be some changes in store, but overall it didn’t come across as being revolutionary.  […]