Ken Kaplan, Intel iQ Managing Editor

How to Optimize and Personalize a Mobile Internet Device

As the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off 2010, I have my eyes on shiny new gadgets that will be hitting the market, especially new Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).
In 2009, we saw many new devices from Viliv, UMID and others. Often when I shared these devices with friends or family, some would say the devices were too small. Others said they weren’t sure how useful these small devices would be since they already had a laptop…or two.
Later in the year, I started seeing how much more fun MIDs are when I optimized and personalized them with my favorite applications. There are tweaks that helped me use my applications more easily on the smaller devices.


I think MIDs are great for managing my social media and networking accounts, and for [Internet snacking](http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2009/11/internet-snacking.html).
Intel’s Ultra Mobility Group, the team behind helping get Intel Atom processor technology into new, small Internet devices, teamed up with AllMyApps to create a site where you can click on each application you like, and have all the applications download at the same time onto your device. Check it out [here](http://mid.allmyapps.com).
Here are a few my pals on the Ultra Mobility Group, who shared some of their tips and tricks for optimizing and personalizing MIDs.

Please share your tips and tricks for optimizing or personalizing your mobile Internet Device. And watch for new devices to hit the scene at the Consumer Electonics Show.

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