Source: Technology Review
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is hardly spoken of in friendly terms within the Pocket PC universe. That’s because, during much of the time that DRM version 5 has been the defacto standard for encoding, Microsoft Reader for Pocket PCs couldn’t handle anything above version 4. Many Pocket PC users had e-books they simply couldn’t read on their Pocket PCs.
Not necessarily coincidentally, a number of DRM firms are in dire straights and more than a few have ceased to exist. The reason for their demise may be as simple as the [...]
Source Jimmy Software
Jimmy Software, after a long hiatus from writing or upgrading utilities, has come back with a major offering:
JS Landscape X 3.0Any resolution.Any rotation.No reset required.Support all models of PocketPC 2002.(Free upgrade for JS Landscape 2.0 users)
JS IEXtension 1.0Run multiple instant Pocket Internet Explorer.View HTML source.Run Pocket IE in full screen mode.Save web page or avango page as text file.
JS KeyXtension 1.0Definable Multi-lingual keyboard for any language to be input on PocketPC [...]
Source: Pocket Presence press release
Pocket Presence today announced cooperation with Casio Computer, which means that the product Running Voice IP will be demonstrated in Casio’s booth at CeBIT. Running Voice IP is a unique application in that it provides wirelessly connected Pocket PC devices with full voice-over-IP capabilities with unparalleled sound quality.
Running Voice IP is a voice-over-IP softphone for Pocket PC devices with ireless LAN access. It offers all standard telephony features in an intuitive user interface, and it is intuitive to install and [...]
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If you’ve got a question, a helpful hint or tip, or anything else to say regarding the use of your Casio BE-300, the Casio BE-300 Forum here on Pocketnow, is the place to go. Just follow the “Location” link above.
<size=1>Source: LifeView press release
Animation Technologies announces a new Pocket PC accessory, the FlyCAM-CF. The FlyCAM-CF is the world’s first CompactFlash form factor camera that is designed to support all Pocket PC type mobile devices equipped with a CF type I slot. The FlyCam-CF can perform Full-motion video and still image capture and also has video-conferencing capabilities.
The FlyCAM-CF digital video camera cards allows any Pocket PC PDA users with a free CompactFlash slot (Type I or II) to take still or full-motion images. The swivel [...]
Our friends at Ilium Software are holding a contest where the first place prize is a Compaq iPAQ!!! Entrants just need to create a list using ListPro.
Ilium’s judges will decide who has the best list and award the following prizes:
First PrizeA Compaq iPAQ OR a Sony CLIE (winner’s choice) PLUS a prize pack of products from Ilium SoftwareSecond PrizeA Stowaway portable keyboard PLUS a prize pack of products from Ilium Software!Third PrizeA prize pack of products from Ilium Software!
You can see examples on the list exchange here.
Source: Microsoft Mobile Downloads
Microsoft has done some reorganizing of options and added ActiveSync Server configuration options into a new build of ActiveSync 3.5. As shown above, the new build is 12007.
Download the latest version by visiting the “Source” link above.
If you’re crazy about screen resolution on your Pocket PC, then you may have heard of Nyditot, a program which allows you to flip your screen horizontally, vertically, and increase screen resolution. You may have also heard of Virtual CE, which allows you to control and take snapshots of your Pocket PC. If you’re looking for a cross between the two, then you’re looking for Handheld Handler.
Handheld Handler allows you to increase your screen resolution to virtually any resolution. It also allows you to flip the screen vertically or horizontally, and it [...]
RELATE has released PhotoCalendar.
RELATE’s PhotoCalendar adds functionality to Pocket Outlook and lets you view photohraphs or pictures too.
This simple to use calendar gives you a monthly or daily view and lets you see both your Appointments and Tasks on one screen, something that Outlook doesn’t do.
Version 1.0 comes with three PhotoPaks:
Comes with a desktop utility which will allow you to scale your own photos or pictures to place in the PhotoCalendar.
Buy PhotoCalendar from Handango now [...]
The full version of Hyperspace Delivery Boy is now available from MonkeyStone.
You are Guy Carrington, fresh on the job as a courier for the Hyperspace Delivery Service. Your job: get mail and packages to those that need them, no matter where in space they are! You may face insane robots, dangerous environments, or even the dreaded Sleeping Behemoths on your quest to deliver the universe’s most important parcels!
Explore bizarre worlds and defend yourself against alien creatures as you solve the devious puzzles of Hyperspace Delivery Boy!
HDB is [...]
Pocket-G’s NeoKarateka, a karate game, now supports the SH3 processor. Those of us with Jornadas can now enjoy kicking ninjas around.
The game is $20. You can download a trial version from the Pocket-G site.
Palm is buying the intellectual property and technology assets of Be Inc., makers of the BeOS and BeIA, for $11 million in Palm stock. Palm has offered jobs to Be’s engineering team. More information is available in press releases on Palm’s web site.
Compaq has re-released the 1.77 ROM update for the iPAQ H3600 series after correcting “a communication error”. No further details on what the error was are given on the Compaq site. The upgrade, which was originally released in May, fixes various issues with iPAQs, including alarm volume, backlight brightness, and the device hanging after a reset. It also added several enhancements. The re-released update is available here.
Have you ever wished you could tickle the ivories while away from home, but don’t want the bulk of a portable keyboard? Pocket Piano from Aidem Systems may be just what you are looking for. The piano in a PocketPC supports 3 octaves and 36 keys, and comes with a listening comprehension quiz. The application costs $5. You can get it at PocketGear.com or Handango.
Microsoft has announced the second beta release of Talisker (the code name for the next version of Windows CE). The preview program will make available an emulator to allow developers to begin work on the next generation of their products using a desktop Windows 2000 or XP machine. The Talisker emulator is available here, but be prepared for a long download! The file is 400MB.
In addition, developers can order the entire Talisker Technology Preview on CD or DVD. Finally, Microsoft is also launching the Talisker Rapid Development Program for industry partners to work closely with [...]
Stardock has just updated its beta version of PocketBlinds. PocketBlinds is a system skinning application. Release Candidate 2 may be downloaded here.
AvantGo, the offline web content and mobile software and services provider, has launched a new educational site for mobile and wireless developers as part of their push into the enterprise. The site is powered by the AvantGo 4.0 M-Business Server, and allows developers to post articles, links, and reviews, and ask questions of AvantGo developers. AvantGo CEO Richard Owen said, “This innovative education solution is an ideal way for us to share our mobile and wireless development expertise with our customers, partners and employees around the world. We are the first company to [...]
According to a story on SiliconValley.com, some Palm owners are finding that the name HotSync is a little too accurate. A class-action suit was filed on Tuesday in San Francisco, claiming that Palm (and 3Com before it) knew about a defect that causes damages to the motherboards of certain PCs.
Metricom is shutting down its Ricochet wireless internet service next Wednesday, August 8. The company had filed for bankruptcy last month, and has been unable to find a buyer to infuse cash. Following the closure, the assets will be auctioned on August 16. The closure affects 51000 subscribers in 17 cities and 14 states.
Compaq has released a fix for users who have Windows NT/2000 and wish to sync with a serial connection. The download, available here, contains a fix that allows H3100 and H3600 series iPAQs to make a first time serial connection for ActiveSync. The fix forces ActiveSync to use COM1 or allows the user to choose a different COM port. The fix is only needed for Windows NT/2000, and is not needed for USB connections.
The Wireless Advertising Association has approved a set of standards for WAP, SMS, and PDA advertising. The proposal was first released last month, and underwent a 30-day review period before being approved by the WAA. The standards call for a single set of formats and sizes for wireless ads. The standards include text length guidelines for GSM and non-GSM, text, graphic and interstitials for WAP, and guidelines for PDA and advertisements. A complete list of industry standards can be found at www.waaglobal.org.
Casio is partnering with XcelleNet to bundle Afaria mobile device management software with Casio’s Cassiopeia Pocket PCs. Afaria allows enterprises to perform software deployment, hardware and software tracking, information exchange and back-ups on mobile devices, complete with security features, such as 128-bit encryption, LDAP and Windows NT/2000 directory authentication. This will allow Casio to further push PocketPC as the choice for enterprises. A complete press release is available on the Casio web site.
If you watch the Food Network, you know all about kicking it up a notch. Now, you can kick Transcriber up a notch, with Calligrapher from PhatWare. For $49.95, you can have improved handwriting recognition on your PocketPC and HPC. Calligrapher 6.0, the current release, features PenCommander, which allows you to create macros and run them by writing the macro name and drawing a circle around it. PhatWare is running a “back to school” special, reducing the price to $39.95 for a limited time. A trial version is available.
Have you ever wanted to recreate that commercial where the speaker has lost his speech and someone back at the office reads it to him on his PocketPC (even if he is holding it upside down)? You can, with the right network connections, and Microsoft Portrait, which is now being released as an alpha version. Portrait is available for both desktop Windows (from 95 through XP) and PocketPC. The video is black and white only, but this would seem to be the beginning of something nice.