Posts by TimAdams

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    Direct from SCOTTeVEST (if you haven't seen it already): After watching the iPod silhouette commercial, we decided to have some fun and spoof it with our own commercial. You'll notice that once the dancer puts on his SCOTTEVEST, he can enjoy his iPod without a care—the beauty of Technology Enabled Clothing®. Remember: Don't Trip…Get Wired! You can check out SeV's iPod spoof here. And while you are there, be sure to check out their Father's Day sale. Some great prices on great products.

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    I was the proud owner of an Olympus m:robe 100 for just under two weeks. And while it was fun, I've returned the unit and gone to an iPod instead. Why the change? Well, while the stylings of the m:robe 100 were fantastic, there really wasn't any support to be had - even from Olympus. I had more problems than I could count in such a short period of time (anything from their software not reporting the correct size, or the volume being extremely low, to losing all the songs (causing a unit replacement), to songs not transferring on the replacement unit that were on the first unit. Not to ...

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    From Astraware: Super Wild Wild Words is a Western-themed mix of word search and hangman, based on the popular PC and online game from GameHouse. The game has two modes of play: Normal and Bonus where players aim to earn Sheriff's badges to guess a letter from the hangman word. Additional power pieces include Free Guess Keys, Gold and First Aid blocks. Super Wild Wild Words is available for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ for Pocket PC. If you are a fan of Bookworm or Wordpop, you'll get a real kick out of this twist on hangman.

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    From the folks at iriver: MILPITAS, Calif. ­ May 10, 2005 ­ iriver, the leading innovator in digital entertainment, today announced three additions to the award-winning portable music H10 series. Whether storing an entire music collection or providing rugged durability at the gym, the iriver H10 family has a player to accommodate. Player navigation, color display, photo viewing, FM tuner, voice recording and touch strip control are consistent experiences across the family, which comes in 20GB*, 6GB, 5GB and 1GB capacities. The stylish new players come in a variety of modern colors and ...

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    For those of you that might have missed it, On the Media ran an interesting segment on the supposed broadband gap in the US. You can listen to the segment here (RealPlayer stream - transcript is supposed to be up sometime today). Is this what is causing the US to float behind in the realm of digital convergance? I have my own thoughts on why this happened (deals with two large organization ending with AA). But we would like to hear your thoughts.

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    Engadget has part 1 of their recent Bill Gates interview up here. While there aren't any major secrets revealed here, he does give some insight into the future of the XBox and Windows Mobile. My favorite bit: With phones over time you won't have to think, okay the trade-ups are just to make this a business device or just to consumer device. And some of the really interesting stuff, like where you take a photo and it recognizes that that's a sign you want translated or that's an address you want to see a map related to, or it's an expense report so you just OCR it and get it into expense ...

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    It's been a busy couple of weeks in the Pocket PC world. Here's the short list of recently updated software that I'm currently using: Dell X50v ROM A03 Update I've been using this new update for about a week with no problems at all. I took the easy route and backed up all my data first and restored after the ROM upgrade. SOTI Pocket Controller 5.1 We use this application to take the majority of our review screenshots. WisBar Advance 2.0.1.24 One of the best (if not the best) taskbar replacement/skinning applications. Our review is here. Resco Photo Viewer 5.3 A great photo viewing ...

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    Koyono has recently released their new BlackCoat TX on the world, and in honor of those early adopters out there, they've got a fantastic sale going on for this new line. At $13 for the tank top and $17 for the short sleeve, that's a savings of over 50%! From the site: The BlackCoat-Tx solves the problem of where to put your stuff while active. The Tx is more form fitting than the original BlackCoat-T for a true athletic feel. This also helps to keep those gadgets close to you when you are on the move. One of the most exciting new features of the BlackCoat-Tx is its construction. Made from ...

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    eEye Digital Security has a free WiFi Scanner for PCs and PPCs available here (registration required). It seems to work fairly on my Dell X50v, detecting the network at my house. But I don't live in a heavy WiFi area (so some driving will needed to test further). It even has a "blute" (brute?) forcing crack (which I will try a little later). If you have a chance to try it out on your WiFi-enabled device, let us know what you think!

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    Google has taken their Local Beta one step further by combining it with their new Map Beta and THEN smashing all that data down so you can have it easily on the go. Behold Mobile Local. After a couple of quick tests, I was easily able to bring up searches on my X50v and, surprisingly, my V710 cellphone with no trouble at all. And while the map isn't as interactive as the existing Map Beta, it certainly is more than useable. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!

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    Scott at SCOTTeVEST has gone live with their new March deals. One deal in particular, the Hidden Cargo Pants, has certainly caught my eye: $59.99 per pair (any color, including the new black). That's a savings of over 50%. You can find the full newsletter here, and a review of the Hidden Cargo Pants here. This is a limited time offer, so get them while you can!

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    New Orleans, CTIA Wireless Show, March 14, 2005 - gate5, Socket Communications (Nasdaq: SCKT) and Tele Atlas today announce a partnership to provide a complete mobile navigation solution to US consumers. The partnership is key to gate5's launch of smart2go Mobile Navigator, an affordable, high performance GPS-driven navigation system for smartphones and PDAs that separates itself from the competition by providing functionality inside and outside of the car. The partnership will also bring useful city content to help consumers choose where they want to go. "With Socket, gate5 is able to ...

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    From our friends at PDAmill: Get ready to ogle and be boggled! PDAmill, the leading PDA game developer in cooperation with eSoft Interactive is bringing you their latest casual gaming title: SPOT! Now you can test your eye for detail with SPOT!, a crazily fun puzzle game that can leave you wanting for more! SPOT! takes your usual "spot the difference" game to a brand new level. Features: - Play hundreds of puzzles and more available as free download - Random puzzles - you''ll never play the same game twice - Three challenging game modes - Create multiple profiles, play and compete with ...

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    The folks at rebron.org have posted a couple of tasty shots of MiniMo running on a couple of portable devices. Personally, I know of at least one major developer who is helping with this project in his spare time (Thanks Alex!) and I'm sure there are others. Would you run MiniMo if you could? Share your thoughts via the Discussion link.

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    With today's recent news on California's Secretary of State and his recent PDA loss, I thought it might be interesting to poll the masses and see what sort of data protection that you use in case of a potential total loss. Backups, of course, are a must, but do you keep your sensitive data protected? Personally, I don't store anything on my PDA that I couldn't handle losing. Share your thoughts via the Discussion link below.

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    AMESBURY, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of us plan our outdoor escapes while others like to wing it without much preparation. In both cases, having a detailed map or chart is a big advantage -- both for navigation and safety. Now, individuals can have maps on their cell phones. Maptech's Outdoor Navigator for Windows Mobile Smartphone ( http://www.outdoornavigator.com ) has more than 60,000 off-road maps and boating charts for $19.95. Benefits: Better safety: Maybe you're like Daniel Boone, who once claimed, "I was never lost, but I was bewildered once for three days." Mark ...

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    Geekzone has posted their review of the i-mate Jam here. From the review: Summary When looking at a device like the Jam you've got to ask yourself, what is it that makes this device special or unique when consumers are spoilt for choice? In the case of the Jam it's obvious - the size of this device makes it a killer phone for the average user who wants a smarter phone than normal, but does not wan the bulk of a full Pocket PC. If you are a power user of these devices, you will probably find that the memory constraints are an issue for you. You may also find that the screen is simply too ...

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    From BullGuard's press release: CANNES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2005--Responding to the growing threat presented by "proof-of-concept" viruses designed to attack mobile devices, BullGuard today, at the 3GSM conference in Cannes, announced the availability of its comprehensive security solution for Windows Mobile Pocket PC. "The growing popularity of sophisticated mobile devices has given rise to an increasingly determined effort to exploit their vulnerabilities for both challenge and profit," said Morten Lund, CEO of BullGuard. "BullGuard has specialised in protecting the PCs of ...

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    For those of you looking for affordable rugged PDA protection, Otter Box is now shipping their new Armor 1900. Features include: - Universal fit for newer smaller form-factor PDAs - Waterproof, crushproof, drop-proof ergonomic design - Flexible, fully sealed interactive screen membrane - Quick access to CF and SD slots through the top of the case - Quick access to PDA connection through the bottom of the case - Adjustable neoprene handstrap - External stylus holder - Flip-up hard screen cover - Headphone/headset access - Easy open compound latch system - Gore membrane vent - Fully ...

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    Following up my former "alternatives" news post, from Geekzone: Action Engine Corporation have announced plans to integrate live streaming television into its Brand-n-Go turnkey mobile applications pack...According to the company, the complete Action Engine solution lets subscribers use interconnected Brand-n-Go applications to watch television programs, shop on Amazon.com, bid on eBay items, read news stories, check weather, stocks, and sports scores, get driving directions, find restaurants and movie times 20x faster, while using 80% fewer keystrokes than browser-based alternatives. ...

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    According to the Minimo Project site, an ARM version of Minimo (Mini Mozilla) is due out February 26th. Windowsfordevices.com also notes: While much of the work is focused on Linux-based devices, Doug Turner, one of the Minimo project leaders, recently announced that he is working on a port to Windows CE. Turner also issued a general call to Windows CE developers to help out in this effort. So if you are a CE developer, get out there and help. Personally, I'd love to see some competition in the mobile web browser market, how about you?

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    From the folks at Geekzone: Lucent Technologies will integrate software solutions from Openera and Xten Networks with its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) convergence solution to support the delivery of voice over IP (VoIP) and new converged "lifestyle" services across a variety of wireless and wireline networks. The services will be delivered to mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and personal computers (PCs). The full article can be found here. I've used Skype on my X50v, and with pretty good results. Would you use VoIP on your PDA if you could? Share your thoughts via the ...

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    Looks like Microsoft and Flextronics are partnering up to deliver a new line of inexpensive Smartphones for the masses. From MSNBC: Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership with Singapore-based Flextronics International Ltd. on Monday to market a new range of high-specification phones, running Windows Mobile, to handset makers and network operators worldwide. The deal between the world's No.1 software company and the largest contract manufacturer of handsets comes as companies like Motorola Inc. and Samsung Electronics Ltd. are pushing to improve profits on high-tech 'smartphones' and ...

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    TechNewsWorld reports: Mark Menarik, CEO of Chicago-based TanCher, believes that a new PDA designed for students can foster a revolution in teaching with technology. His innovation could herald a breakthrough in mobile computing platforms if his plan succeeds. PDAs are setting up to be the next big thing in the education world. Small form factor, plenty of power, and the internet at your fingertips - who wouldn't want to have one in class? What do you think about the current state of education and technology? Share your thoughts!

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    Chris at Lakeridge Software has been hard at work fixing bugs and updating the wildly popular WisBar Advance 2. On that line, Beta 2.0.1.13 has just been released to the world. Changes include: Enhancements Added an option to disable the animated battery meter. Added the signal strength meter for phone devices. Reimplemented the skinned radio buttons and checkboxes. Added VGA resources for use in SEVGA mode. Modified the close routine to close WebIS Mail correctly. Modified the close routine to close Acrobat Reader correctly. Bugs Fixed Completely rewrote the Start Menu and MRU and ...

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