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    SETUP    Setup of Monopoly is extremely simple. Simply download the executable file and run it on your desktop PC. Installation is automatic. PROGRAM FEATURES     Handmark has done a good job of faithfully bringing Monopoly to the Pocket PC. All of the rules from the board game are kept intact. I was even glad to see that they offered variations to the rules.     Title Screen Game Board The interface is quite intuitive. There is a game menu at the top that is activated by tapping the menu tab. This menu includes the Game submenu, the Actions submenu, ...

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    INTRODUCTION     From the early days of coin-op gaming, machines have been dedicated to reproducing the thrill of Game Day at the local ballpark. The electronic gaming scene has always included sports games.     Of notable exception, however, is the Pocket PC, whose sports games seem to have been limited to versions of golf, for the most part (I can think of no less than six different versions of golf for the Pocket PC!). That is, of course, until Hexacto came on the scene last year with Tennis Addict. We all figured it was just a matter of time before a ...

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    Source: Writing On Your Palm Jeff Kervin writes a weekly column for his web-site "Writing on Your Palm." (Palm, in this case is a generic phrase, not to be confused with a limited OS). His columns are almost always thought-provoking and this week's is no exception. (Visit the "Source" link for the column.) Jeff postulates that Microsoft may intentionally be keeping from adding features to Pocket Office to continue to drive people to use the desktop versions to add tables, proper pagination, and even print. It's speculation, but it's definately food for thought. Not to toot our own horn ...

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    Source: Syware press release SYWARE Inc. introduced Report CE 3.0, a major new release of the only report writing tool for Windows CE and Pocket PC handhelds. Now available in Personal and Professional editions, Report CE 3.0 includes a wealth of new features that enable users to quickly design and share professional reports in the exactly the format required. With Report CE 3.0, reports can be e-mailed as text attachments, providing a quick and easy way to distribute receipts to customers or stocking reports to distributors. Reports can also be displayed and printed in color, providing a ...

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    Source: All Net Devices The total number of Internet users will double to more than 1.1 billion by the end of 2005, according to the study by Computer Industry Almanac. The number of users will reach almost 1.5 billion worldwide by 2007, with almost 59 percent of those users having wireless access. In industrialized countries, wireless access will increasingly supplement desktop Net access but in less developed countries, it will be a primary form of Internet access, the study said. This means that wireless equipped devices like Pocket PCs may play an even greater role in the developing ...

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    Source: Mazingo Updates Version 3.32 is now available now. (NOTE: If installing this over a previous version, make sure Mazingo on the Pocket PC has been closed first.) * "Cannot find MazingoDeletelist.txt" file error is corrected. * Error log display after update removes garbage characters. * Shopping cart now handles information requests better. * Entering CF Card drive is easier -- no need to delete or backspace to erase previous entries. * ABC News photos now appear when synced to storage card * Long PC Sync folder names are now saved properly * Now allows for direct folder input of ...

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    Source: Pocket Presence press release Swedish Pocket Presence today released its One-Click Mobility solution; a solution aimed for mass deployment of mobile Internet bundles combining Pocket PC 2002 PDAs and GPRS handsets. The solution is pre-installed, and completely brandable and customizable by the carrier. To link the two devices One-Click Mobility uses Bluetooth. Users of the One-Click Mobility solution will have immediate access to a range of features, including dialing, messaging, and Web browsing, as all carrier specific settings are pre-configured. Users can seamlessly jump ...

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    Source: Compaq Support Compaq has issued two customer advisories related to problems customers may be having with Pocket PC 2002 iPAQs. The first advisory explains that when running multiple applications on the iPAQ Pocket PC, the system performance may diminish. You may experience sluggish performance or delayed response time to screen taps up to and including lock-ups on the device. The advisory also says that it may be necessary to manually terminate running applications to achieve a normal operating state. The second advisory says that an iPAQ Pocket PC may report 'Unable to load ...

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    Source: Compaq Support The "Source" link takes you to the on-line location of the driver for the iPAQ Foldable Keyboard for the iPAQ iPAQ H3800 Series Pocket PC H3835, H3850, H3870, H3875. The current driver is version 1.58 which is also the initial release so it is already be the one on the CD that came with the foldable keyboard. The only reason to download this driver is if you've lost or broken that CD.

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    Gigabyte Solutions Limited teamed with Flash Enabled have released their hotly anticipated new today screen plug-in Animated Today 2002. "Animated Today 2002 (AT2002) is a revolutionary new application for the Pocket PC which transforms the Today screen into a gateway for rich, interactive applications and animations. These can take the form of standalone packages or internet enabled applications which can be fed realtime data (on Internet connected devices). AT2002 opens the door to thousands of rich media Macromedia Flash applications and allows developers unbridled creativity for Today ...

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    Source: Yahoo PR News Microsoft recently released the DirectPlay® API for Pocket PC 2002. DirectPlay allows developers of games and multiuser online applications to code games and other applications to connect and interoperate over wired and wireless networks. The DirectPlay API allows games to take advantage of new communications options as they become available -- with no change to the game code. Developers no longer need to focus on writing complex communications code so they have more time in their development schedules to focus on other vital product attributes, such as game ...

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    Source: Yahoo News The U.S. Postal Service plans next month to discontinue a service that let customers check a ZIP code or track a package on wireless devices including Pocket PCs and cell phones. Meanwhile, package-delivery rival UPS said it is expanding its wireless services to more countries. Last month the company added access in several Asian countries, bringing to 35 the number of countries in which it offers wireless information. UPS wireless services include calculating shipping rates, tracking packages and finding UPS drop-off locations. FedEx also offers services similar to the ...

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    Source: MobiGeeks A flash rom update has been released to add quite a few "fixes" to the Japanese Toshiba 550 including "8-Way slanted aggressivness" (also known as 8-way directionals or diagonals). As the Toshiba 550 was released in the States and elsewhere as the Audiovox Maestro, perhaps Audiovox will release a similar fix for the the Maestro soon. The MobiGeeks link above points to both the original Japanese release and a auto-English translation for the Hiri-impaired.

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    Source: Handango Follow the "Source" link for a freeware utility that will automatically re-start the HP clip-on keyboard driver on your Jornada 560 series Pocket PC.

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    Source: C/Net News The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, an international body that sets the standards for a range of electrical and electronic systems, officially approved the BlueTooth compatible 802.15.1 standard for Wireless Personal Area Networks. Bluetooth was conceived as short-range wireless technology designed as a replacement for cables and wires between devices. The 802.15.1 standard was developed by a subcommittee of the IEEE's broader 802 Standards Committee, which also developed the 802.11 Wireless Ethernet standards. Since some 802.11 implementations and ...

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