Our usual Mobile Monday blogger, Susan, is a big user of Microsoft OneNote. What she and others might not have noticed is that there is now an iPod/iPhone/iPad app for OneNote (iTunes Store link) available in the iTunes App Store. Written by Microsoft, it allows you to sync your OneNote with your Windows Live account. If you have HotMail, RocketMail, Live.com, MSN.com, or an XBox Live account, you have an account that will work with this application. In addition, all ECU student accounts can also use it immediately, because a firstname.lastname@example.org is also a Microsoft account. You can use the same SkyDrive storage for your OneNotes created on your iDevice as in the Office Web Interface or even in the OneNote application itself. So far there’s not a Word, Excel or PowerPoint equivalent, but this is certainly a promising start.
Because of the confusion about the features, capabilities, and carriers for the many Android based phones, Google has created a new tool to let you compare and contrast devices. Pictures are included, as well as the ability to filter on various criteria. Give it a try: Google Phone Gallery.
Organizing all the tasks we have to complete is often a dull but necessary chore. To help fight the boredom, a new application for iPod Touch / iPhone will make your task list into a role playing game. No longer “chores”, you now have “quests”. For those of you raised on either paper and pen RPGs or the newer electronic MMORPGs, this could be just what you’ve been looking for The As of this posting, the described application is not yet available in the App Store, but look for it to be released soon. In the mean time, check out the information at the Epicwin site (including video!):
From the helpful folks at Microsoft, some excellent tips on increasing the security of your laptop on the road. Especially timely with many people traveling for the Thanksgiving holidays: