Sunday, July 5, 2009

PUGcast the Blog Updates Their News Feed

Clemens Schuchert, the host of "PUGcast Sync Your Ears" and editor of the blog by the same name, has written me to let the Smartphone Fanatics out there that he has upgraded the PUGcast news feed service. The new feed, called News Roll, aggregates news for our favorite smartphones, including the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and Symbian.

You can check out the News Roll over at the PUGcast website.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

What Mobile OS Will Lead the Market

PUGcast the Blog editor Clemens Schuchert has published a poll recently asking his readers what mobile OS they believe will dominate the smartphone market space for the next few years. The results are interesting and highlight the differences between Europe's and North America's smartphone users. Now Mr. Schuchert has put out the call for smartphone junkies across the pond to jump in and have their voices heard.

"Thus, until now, two third of you believe iPhoneOS to be the most future safe mobile operating system. This underlines Apple success of the iPhone introduction about 2 years ago.

Followed by Windows Mobile, which even more than the half of PUGcast readers believe to be the one to run future devices with.

Sybian and Android is equal about 40 % and it's hard to argue which one will succeed: Both are open source and address a huge developer community.

Surprisingly, Palm's new webOS (the successor of 15 years old Palm OS), is only of interest for about one fourth of the readers, which leaves room for interpretation. Do people not believe in the new mobile operating system or do they simply do not know enough about it at this stage to argue about it's future?

Let your readers tell us what they believe."
You can cast your vote here.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Palm webOS Video Gallery

Clemens Schuchert, the editor of PUGcast the Blog, has assembled a large collection of YouTube videos of the many various Palm Pre and webOS videos that have been posted to the service.

The videos, which cover the Pre, webOS, and MotionApps Classic, have been assembled from a variety of sources including Palm's 2009 CES unveiling of the Pre and webOS, media interviews with Palm and Elevation Partners, and MotionApps.

Can't get enough of the Pre and webOS? Make sure you checkout PUGcast the Blog.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Cisco: Global Growth for Mobile Data Consumption













Clemens Schuchert has an interesting article on this blog, PUGcast The Blog, about Cisco's forecast for global growth in mobile broadband usage. Some of the predictions are very interesting, including the one that suggest that Europe will overtake the United States in data usage by 2013. Mr. Schuchert writes:

"The engineers from Cisco are doing a brilliant job in provision the infrastructure to today's data consumption. Now, Cisco's researcher come into play and predict a strong groth of mobile data usage, as we can see today with iPhones (iPhoneOS), gPhones (Android) and soon pPhones (webOS).

The iPhone is said to produce an equivalent data conspumption of 30 2G/3G handsets alltogether. A notebook produces even 15 times more than the iPhone.

They not only present nice graphics to illustrate their arguments, this also indicates pretty much what carriers should be aware of in the near future - until 2013.
According to Cisco, mobile data usage is roughly by 125 TB (TeraBytes) per month, said to be strongly increasing to 2000 TB (2 ExaBytes ) until 2013.

There are also demographoc factors, which have impact on data usage. Europe is identified as offering afforable data plans to sbscribers and this data usage is predicted to grow rapidly and stronger than Northern Amercian data consumption. The Asia Pacific region covering Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Honk Kong, Malaysia, etc. has the biggest consumption and in details it surely is Taiwan and Korea which are the key driver."

Not surprising, some of the statistics that are cited in the report from Cisco include the continued growth of on demand mobile video driven by advances in wireless technologies. The report also sites that as much as 60% of global mobile data traffic will come from Western Europe and the APAC region. The sad truth is that many American's don't know how to use their smartphones and reading a book on how to use a phone is considered a waste of time.

You can read Mr. Schuchert's full article, which includes a download link to Cisco's whitepaper, on the PUGcast blog website.

[Via PUGcast The Blog...]

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Tweaking TealOS for More Productivity

Fellow Palm community blogger Clemens Schuchert, over at PUGcast The Blog, has written another good article about tweaking TealPoint's TealOS application launcher for Palm OS devices like the Treo 755p, Centro, and the recently retired Palm TX handheld.

Mr. Schuchert writes:
"Tealpoint's Palm Pre immitation of webOS for the PalmOS platform, called "TealOS", is a nice peace of software and once more a comittment of an long lasting software company to the Palm community. I am overwhelmed by Tealpoint's update activity, releasing two to three updates per day.

As I have indicated last time, TealOS could be a security issue for those working with password databases and sensitive data in general. Coming back to their update policy, I found a nice workaround and new implementation within the latest updates on how to handle sensitive data.

Last week, I proposed to exclude security applications such as Secret, Splash ID, etc. from being displayed as cards in order to prevent misuse of sensitive data. But there is more you want to prevent from being captured as card and put on the desktop. Applications, such as Card Reader, Hotsync, file explorers, weather applications, settings, JVM, Kamera, SMS, Backup applications, tools and utilities are run once for a particular purpose and are not intended to be displayed as card on the desktop. Firstly, every card (screenshot) will take precious RAM and secondly the more cards one have the more it slows down the system.

Why not thinking the other way round?! Instead of excluding 30 applications, why not explicitly alowing just the few of applications to be placed as cards, which you really want to have on the desktop for fast access?"
Keep reading Tweak TealOS for More Productivity by Inverted Thinking...

If you haven't already done so, you should also read Mr. Schuchert's article about TealOS security tweaks.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

English Language Articles on PUGcast The Blog

I received a note today from Clemen Schuchert to let me know that PUGcast The Blog has added a feature for selecting English language articles for their readers.
Mr. Schuchert writes, "[f]or the last months we are facing many international readers and have a language mixture of English and German contributions due to international guest writers and our team of authors. Thus, we provide to filter all entries by language, so the reader can decide on his own whether he wants to read the full scope of articles or only those in English or German (or both)."
Check out the English language articles over at PUGcast The Blog...

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