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Geotag your photos

Monday, September 29th, 2008


If you have a Digital SLR and wish to have GPS coordinates associated with the images that you take, the JOBO AG photoGPS may be what you are looking for.

Digital Media Thoughts has information on the photoGPS which attaches to the hot shoe of your digital SLR and captures GPS information as you take pictures.   The JOBO software then matches the GPS information stored in the photoGPS to the pictures after you upload them to your computer. 

More information can be found HERE.

Handy List of WM6.1 Upgrades for Devices

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Mobility Site has a article that compiles a list of Devices that have available upgrades to Windows Mobile 6.1.   That article can be found HERE.

And speaking of Windows Mobile 6.1, more information about what’s new and a short video can be found HERE.

Windows Mobile Quick Reference

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Smartphone Thoughts has put together a Quick Reference in PDF format which describes all the icons and items that can appear on your today screen, a handy reference for knowing what all those “pesky things” mean.

The article and a link to the PDF file can be found HERE.

Redfly anyone?

Friday, September 26th, 2008


What is a Redfly you ask? Well, up until today, it was $399 and in my opinion not worth mentioning because of the price. But for a limited time in conjunction with WMExperts, you can get one for $199.

The Redfly is a mobile device companion produced by Celio, basically a “dumb” mini-laptop that connects to your mobile phone via USB cable or Bluetooth. In other words it’s a larger keyboard and screen for your mobile device.   It’s not a standalone device as it requires a connection to a smartphone… it merely takes what you see on your smartphone and displays it on a larger screen.   It also has a VGA connector so it would be useful for connecting to a projector (or external monitor) for presentation purposes.

Information on the Celio website indicate that Windows Mobile 5 and 6 are supported.   Although they only reference “Smartphones”, it may also work with non-smartphone PDA’s as well.  (You will need bluetooth or a device that can connect via a USB cable available from Celio)   If you are interested you should verify wth Celio that your device is supported before purchasing.

The WMExperts announcement of the limited time $199 offer can be found HERE.

The Celio Redfly website can be found HERE.

And a list of tested devices can be found HERE.

Genealogy Software Review Website

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Dick Eastman from Eastmans Online Genealogy Newsletter makes reference to a new Genealogy Software Review Website that you may find interesting.

The new website is called Genealogy Software Reviews by Louis Kessler and currently contains 355 different genealogy related software programs.   Since it’s a new site there aren’t many reviews yet, but here’s your chance to provide feedback on your favorite or not so favorite genealogy program and to read opinions about the software from other users.   It also makes for a very handy reference on what other software is available.   (I found two different genealogy programs for the Psion handheld that I wasn’t aware existed for example)

Dick Eastman’s blog entry can be found HERE.

And Genealogy Software Reviews can be found HERE.

And don’t forget to provide a review for your favorite handheld genealogy program!

GPS on the Today Screen

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Brighthand has an article about a GPS application called “GPS Today” that display GPS information on your devices “Today Screen”.  (Assuming of course you have a GPS!)   Without getting into too much detail, the other interesting thing is that the price is right… Free.

GeoTerrestrial GPSToday

Click HERE for the article.

An Interesting Device

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

The other day I got an email, I’m sure some would call it Spam, from “Earth Products & Accessories”.    It may have been outright “Spam” or a marketing email which came about because of my installation of Google Earth, but in this case the device advertised did peak my interest.

The email read…

Trackstick II Personal Tracker Tracksticks are tiny GPS location recorders capable of continuously logging their own location histories for extended periods of time. The Trackstick records its own location, time, date, speed, heading and altitude at preset intervals. Traveled routes can be viewed directly in Google Earth. Includes GPX photo stamping feature for adding your favorite photos to you own maps.

The first thing that came to mind was it would be handy to track my location when traipsing about the country taking digital photographs of the old family farms, one room school houses, cemeteries or whatever.    (Comparing the timestamp of the image with the timestamps of the GPS location)    And since it will allow you to attach photos to Google Earth, you could then create a virtual tour of your trip.

If that sounds interesting, more information can be found HERE.

Make your device work for YOU! (In 8 Parts)

Friday, August 15th, 2008

My Today Screen has a series of 8 articles about things you can do to your device to improve performance or increase productivity.   Click on any of the titles below to go to that article.

Another List of Free Software

Monday, August 11th, 2008

My Today Screen has put together a list of 111 free applications to “improve” your Windows Mobile device.

And since everyone likes free, the list can be found HERE.

A Smarter Smartphone?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

College has come up with a list of 101 ways to make your Smartphone Smarter.   Since the list covers smartphones that use all types of operating systems, Mobility Site has summarized the items in the list that are specific to Windows Mobile.

The Mobile Site list can be found HERE.

The original College list can be found HERE.