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    NPD Group's newly released "Tablet Adoption and Insights Report" highlights some interesting data regarding tablet user demographics and behavior. According to the report, "more than 40 percent of iPad owners have a household income of $100 thousand or more compared to 26 percent of non-iPad owners." However, as tablets become more and more widely-available and affordable, these demographics are likely to change. "At the end of 2011, tablet buyers were 50 percent more likely to have an income under $45 thousand and 33 percent more likely to be under 34 years of age", according to the ...

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    According to a leaked document cited by The Verge, Barnes & Noble are preparing a re-launch of their Nook Tablet on February 22. This time, the Nook comes with 8GB of storage capacity that aims to compete directly with Amazon's Kindle Fire. Currently, the 16GB Nook Tablet is sold for $249, which is $50 more than the 8GB Kindle Fire. Things (and price) should change in just two days. Walmart will start selling the Nook 8GB Tablet on Wednesday at 12.01 AM and no details are available regarding any other changes that might come with it. The current 16GB Nook Tablet runs on Android 2.3 ...

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    While not many people tend to be familiar with Archos' products, the new tablet coming from France – the Arnova 8b G2 – seems to be a decent product that might deserve your attention (if you're into Gingerbread on tablets). Powered by a 1GHz processor, the Arnova 8b G2 comes with an 800×600 LCD screen, 512MB of RAM, front-facing camera (of unspecified sensor size), as well as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It has either 4GB or 8GB storage space and also supports a microSD card for expanding the internal storage. The tablet runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and no 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ...

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    An international version of the unlocked bootloader for Motorola Atrix 4G is now available through an Orange UK update released recently with support for the service. This release builds upon the existing leaked Gingerbread 2.3 ROM which includes a fastboot-unlockable bootloader, however that leak is only compatible with the USA based AT&T Atrix 4G and not international versions, while this new one comes from an official update, and is compatible with international devices. An official update is expected from Motorola enabling the unlocked bootloader soon, per Motorola's earlier promise. ...

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    The ever popular custom recovery software "ClockworkMod" is now available for Motorola's Droid X2, thanks to some creative engineering by Chinese developers uncovered by c21johnson at XDA. The image has gone through several steps in development, with device-agnostic code being written by "Koush", the Atrix 4G specific parts being developed by "tenfar" and finally Chinese developers porting this work to the Droid X2. The custom recovery enables nandroid backup and restoration, along with the possibility of flashing custom ROMs. Prior to flashing the recovery image the device must be rooted, ...

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    One of the features present in most devices that run the Android operating system is the ability to place and receive voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls through a built-in UI compatible with many VoIP providers. While third party VoIP solutions have been available on Android for some time, Google recently introduced this feature in their 2.3.3 release. Cellular carriers are not so keen to allow VoIP on their systems however, as they see it pulling customers away from their higher-tier packages that include more minutes, or long-distance packages. Samsung decided to pull VoIP support from the ...

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    HTC's Droid Incredible 2 joins the ranks of fully modifiable Android devices today, receiving the trifecta of unlocks for HTC devices with S-OFF (security off), permanent root access, and CWM (ClockWorkMod) recovery. The hack is brought to us by the Netherlands-based team "AlphaRev" who have released similar hacks for other HTC devices in the past. These modifications enable the development of custom ROMs such as the popular CyanogenMod 7. S-ON (also known as @secuflag) is a security measure implemented by HTC that blocks the ability to write to the smartphone's flash memory, preventing ...

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    Samsung saw some leaks of Gingerbread for several of it's Galaxy S series phones several months ago, with no official word at the time of a pending official release. More recently, it was officially announced that Samsung's Galaxy branded smartphones would be receiving an official update to Gingerbread. Several overseas models have already received updates while the USA models have yet to see a leak or official release until today with the first leak of a Gingerbread ROM for the Captivate. SamFirmware, a site well known for posting leaked firmware and other info about Samsung devices ...

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    INTRODUCTION     The following review was originally posted at Pocket.co.il, Israel's premiere Pocket PC website, and has been translated by Eli Haboosh for pocketnow.com readers.     When the hw6515 was brought to the market, at first look it seemed as if HP wanted to redeem themselves from the error they have done with the h63xx. What did HP intend when making this device? Is it aimed at the Blackberry? A lot of information is ahead! WHAT'S HOT     The hw6515 is a device with integrated GPS, easy to use thumb keyboard and phone ...

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    Pocketnow Exclusive: Come one, come all! Experience the future of gadget reviews, price comparison, and in-depth product information! Yes, we agree the temporary name--MetaView--really stinks. But we think you'll enjoy this first look at our newest potential service. For now we've taken a MetaView of two top pocket PCs. This is also your last chance to give feedback about the service and win $50. Just fill out the survey inside. Come on in and check it out.

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    We're testing out MetaView--a new feature that we hope will become your first stop for product reviews, support, peripherals, and more. For now we take a head to head look at two of the top Pocket PCs, the Dell Axim X50 and the HP iPaq hx4700. Click here to check out MetaView and fill out our survey for a chance to win $50.

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    INTRODUCTION     There are a number of excellent desktop computer genealogical database programs - but genealogists spend a lot of time away from their desktops, in archives and libraries, at meetings where rare printed resources are available, visiting relatives to collect oral history and even overseas visiting the Salt Lake City LDS genealogical facilities or the ancestral streets and farms. Until recently family historians had to carry heavy bags bulging with notebooks (the paper kind) and printouts "in the field" and then had to spend many hours transcribing their ...

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    WHAT'S HOT     The new version of FlashCards 1.2.9 adds Landscape mode compatibility for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, and the interface has been improved making it much more handy for users. SETUP     Installation was a breeze. No special configurations were necessary after installation. The setup program installed three software components on my Pocket PC: The FlashCards program, a Language database (that can be customized with your very own word combinations); and an on-screen French keyboard that works just like the regular Pocket PC on-screen ...

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    Those of you who are older will remember the catch phrase from MTV during the late 1980's and early 1990's. "I want my MTV" referred to people wanting their music, their way, when they wanted it. MTV's hay-day may largely be over, but what follows isn't about MTV, music, or even a desire to return to the days of parachute pants and The Plasmatics. Its about ROM upgrades, support files and fixes; and what device owners can expect and are entitled to from the OEM's they've purchase PDA's from. Read on in the latest installment of Christopher Spera's Apples and Oranges: "I Want My MTV..."

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    Here is a piece of software that looks like a wonderful tool if you would like a great way to manage your store or business or do your very first startup. Track startup/management expenses, ideas, and more. Comprehensive Treatment of Key Factors: Startup Costs Fixed Costs Variable Revenue and Expense Multiple Products / Services Sales Forecasts Supplier Credit Terms (payments) Customer Credit terms (receipts) Time Value of Money (Interest/Inflation) Tax Effects Effective Business Value Indicators: Total Startup Investment Monthly Fixed Costs Additional (Contingency) Cash Requirement End of ...

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    Source: Just PPC, Pocket PC page Pocket PC TV is a Windows Media Video "TV Show." It has a segment of current news from the Pocket PC world, software reviews, how-tos, and other special features. It is, of course, playable on either your desktop or Pocket PC media player. Visit the "Source" link above to download the episode. Episode 1 is also on that page if you've missed it. You can even "audition" for a future PPCTV segment. Links are on the same page.

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    Source: AudioVox PPC Upgrade announcement Audiovox has released the Pocket PC 2002 Update for the Maestro Pocket PC. This is the same update released earlier by Casio, Hewlett Packard, and Compaq. The update includes * Improved support for Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connections to correct problems experienced when connecting to read e-mail or browse the Web while away from the office. * Improved connection support in instances where a specific Internet Protocol (IP) address must always be used. * A correction to Connection Manager so it no longer reverses static IP addresses and Domain ...

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    Source: InfoSync Last year, some of the most interesting hardware shown at Comdex Chicago was in the Korean pavilion. No less than four companies were showing off PDA prototypes running either Windows CE or Linux. The best of show was Milletech, who were showing off a 480x640 true-VGA screen in a PDA-sized device that would run Windows CE or Linux. That made it to my Christmas 2001 list very quickly. Read the rest of Larry's article by following the "Source" link above.

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    Source: DEXplor web site DEXplor, the Dexterous Explorer Framework, is a powerful new File Explorer for the Pocket PC which introduces several innovations to file management. Enhancements in version 1.20 include: • New Task Manager Plugin - Provides the ability to view running Processes and kill them off. Includes CPU usage percent for each Process with integrated bar-graph (this and some other fields are only available for StrongARM devices). • Registry Searching - The Registry Editor plugin now supports this much-requested feature. • ClearType - The DEXplor TreeList is even easier on ...

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    Source: ModeZero PocketASP web site ModeZero today announced the general availability of PocketASP 2, the versatile development platform for devices running Microsoft® Pocket PC® operating systems. PocketASP extends Pocket IE, enabling HTML and ASP web sites to be executed and viewed locally. No web server, special configuration or plug-ins are required. Version 2 builds on the success of the existing platform by extending the support for the built in objects in ASP, including both JScript and VBScript development languages and providing a source code encyption scheme to protect ...

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    Source: iSBiSTER web site Time&Chaso is iSBiSTER's contact and time management software for Windows users. It includes a telephone book, appointment book calendar and to do list. Time & Chaos can also share address books and calendars simultaneously over a network. ChaosSync for PocketPC will allow you to synchronize the Telephone Book, Appointments and To Do items in Time & Chaos with the Contacts, Calendars and Tasks on the PocketPC. Time & Chaos is not installed on your device. Instead, it simply synchronizes with the databases already provided. Your PocketPC will continue to function ...

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    AIDEM File Explorer significantly enhances the file management functions of your Pocket PC. The familiar user interface makes it easy to start to use AIDEM File Explorer. Most of the functions are also similar to Windows File Explorer. New features of AIDEM File Explorer 2.00: * Enhanced speed in switching folders. * Data compression technology for recycle bin, it will reduce the file size to 30% - 70%. You can also set the lifetime of files in recycle bin and adjust the maximum capacity of recycle bin. * 40-bit & 128-bit file encryption. * File dumping function: You can view the raw data ...

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    Source: Skybow press release Swiss software developer Skybow has introduced iKnow, an exciting new product for the Pocket PC. The iKnow Personal Edition, now available worldwide, is designed to empower all Pocket PC users to create their own custom applications. No programming ability is required to get the full power of iKnow. Easy to install, quick to learn and fun to use, iKnow is sure to become the application of choice for Pocket PC users who want to get the full potential from their Pocket PCs. Operating on a Windows CE platform, iKnow is a lean, dynamic program that boosts the ...

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