You can now easily read and post messages to Microsoft’s Pocket PC and Handheld PC newsgroups via CEWindows.NET. Visit http://www.cewindows.net/newsportal/ to access the following newsgroups
microosft.public.pocketpc microosft.public.ebooks microsoft.public.pocketpc.multimedia microsoft.public.pocketpc.marketplace microsoft.public.es.pocketpc microsoft.public.fr.pocketpc microsoft.public.pocketpc.developer microsoft.public.pocketpc.developer.networking microsoft.public.handheldpc
Source: Mazingo e-mail release
Mazingo 3.30 is a performance enhancement over the previous versions. We strongly recommend you upgrade to this version as soon as you can. You’ll like it!
Some of the highlights: * Pesky “Unable to resolve link” errors no longer occur. * The popping up on the Pocket PC (with the wait cursor) after syncing no longer happens. * Improved Storage Card support. * New channels list is now a part of the My Mazingo channel. * Support for non-Pocket PC devices (experimental) * and more…
You can upgrade and [...]
Source: Pocket PC Writer
VoiceStream Wireless yesterday was chosen by Starbucks Coffee Co. to supply 802.11b wireless LAN networks for the coffee giant’s retail locations. No financial details of the deal were disclosed. VoiceStream acquired most of MobileStar’s assets last year in a post-bankruptcy deal. The coffee giant said it plans to install wireless Internet connections in more than 500 of its company-owned stores (including the 174 stores in the Seattle area) and that will continue to expand the wireless service to additional locations over the next 12 months.
Source: Pocket PC Thoughts
Web masters that are looking for ways to transform web pages based on what browser requests the pages will find these little strings useful:
Pocket PC 2002 Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240×320)
Smartphone 2002 Mozilla/2.0 (compatible;MSIE 3.02;Windows CE; Smartphone; 176×220)
These are the User Agent strings that the Pocket PC 2002 and Smartphone 2002 sends to the web server when requesting a page. By intercepting the User Agent string, content can be programmatically transformed or the [...]
Source: Microsoft Mobile Partners pages
Now developers can begin crafting applications for Microsoft’s newest SmartPhone OS using Microsoft’s eMbedded Visual Tools (eVC++) and the SmartPhone 2002 SDK.
You will have to join up as a developer. (This is at no charge.) Once you’re signed up, you not only can dowload the SDK, but you also can get e-mail notifications of updates and access to other information as well.
Source: Wireless Week
Corporate teams have been sent of team-building outings to do rock-climbing, boot camp, white-water rafting, obstical course navigating, go-carting, and even fishing. “Fishing?” you might ask. In fact the most successful corporate outing in Pocket PC history, the one that sparked the original Compaq iPAQ was a fishing trip.
Credit for the iPAQ goes to a group of industrial designers led by Randall Martin, Compaq’s director of design. Martin had been told by then-CEO Ben Rosen to break out of the mold and take some [...]
HTC, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of PDA’s, is increasing production in response to a larger demand for PDA’s.
“HTC will launch a wireless Pocket PC in April, and its smart phones will hit the market in the second half of the year, Cho said. Pocket PCs and wireless Pocket PCs will be the company’s main product lines this year, he pointed out, with a significant contribution from smart phones not expected until 2003.”
The shortage of motherglass, a material used to make LCD displays, (click here for article regarding [...]
Proclaimed the “ultimate” ZIP compression/decompression utility by IA Style, IA Zip Utility features a simplistic interface, while offering a wide range of features to the user.
“IA Zip features a simple, Pocket PC compliant user interface and an extensive array of compressing, decompressing, viewing, extracting, and file management features. The significant storage space saving allows for additional applications and data to be more effectively utilized in your mobile devices.”
IA Zip Utility costs $19.95, but a free trial is [...]
Source: CNetX press release
Flash Format 2.30 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Flash Format is a full-featured memory card management utility for Pocket PC and Handheld PC devices, which allows you to: * get detailed information and statistics about your memory cards * perform integrity checks; * fix allocation errors; * set AutoRun to execute your favorite games or playlists upon card insertion; * re-format memory cards to original conditions, with full choice of file system and cluster size.
Version 2.30 now supports all ATA and SD compliant storage cards, including Compact [...]
Source: AIM Porductions press release
Two hydrogen atoms were falling down a chute. I says to the other, “Hang on, I think I lost an electron!” The other says “Are you sure?” The first says “Sure! I’m positive.” The second one replies “No problem, just stick with me.”
AIM Productions has taken molecular bonding and turned it into a fast paced game (without the bad jokes). Individual atoms fall down a chute, and you have to rearrange them into molecules with no free electrons.
To find out more about the [...]
In this survey review, we take a look at the three
most viable iPAQ keyboard options: Think
Outside’s Stowaway, TT
Tech’s SnapNType, and Compaq‘s
Micro Keyboard. We’ll take a look at the provided
software, but really focus on the physical aspects
of the products, which is what really matters.
Heck, what’s hot is that my
screen can take a vacation from being attacked by
my stylus! And, those in online conversations with
me will eat my (typing) [...]
Source: Mazingo Updates
Version 3.30 BETA
* Added quiet decompression on the Pocket PC. After syncing from the PC, decompressing files now happens in the background, with no more pop-ups. * Fixed slow loading of Word and Excel when channels are saved to the Storage Card. * Alleviated “unable to resolve link” errors with new pre-resolving technology. * “New” status works better. * Supports background images in Web pages. * Reduced time to expand Mazingo files on Pocket PC. * Supports 256Mb internal iPAQ upgrade as a storage card. * Fixed bug [...]
As the mobile phone and handheld computer markets converge … Microsoft is looking to make them look as much like the desktop business as possible. That means lots of manufacturers selling product on low margin and one company calling the shots – a company that happens to be headed by a Mr William Gates.
Increasingly, the phones won’t be sold by hardware companies like Compaq and HP but by other companies such as mobile operators and perhaps even consumer brands.
The cheaper it is to enter the market, the cheaper it is to take [...]
Source: Syware Press Release
Syware today announced PocketExtra Synchronizer, a low cost, easy-to-use software utility that expands the capabilities of the built-in applications on Pocket PC handhelds. Part of SYWARE¹s PocketExtra Series, PocketExtra Synchronizer allows users to automatically synchronize information created using PocketExtra Contacts with Microsoft Outlook on the desktop.
PocketExtra Synchronizer works in conjunction with PocketExtra Contacts, the software utility that allows users to enhance the capabilities of the Pocket PC¹s built-in Contacts [...]
Source: Microsoft Mobile, Pocket PC — Phone Edition
Microsoft’s new Pocket PC — Phone Edition pages have a Guided Tour and screen shots from throughout the User Interface. Here are just a few examples. For the whole thing, follow the “Souce” link above”
Fully integrated SMS
In another display of excellent graphics Fade Team had released more teaser screenshots of their upcoming game Exit Nights.
“Game Details :
Exit night is a Board card collecting game , Featuring 400 differents cards to play with
Players can Train, Play a quick game, Participate to 3 differents tournament against more that 40 differents others CPU players and even play a Multiplayer mode using IR PocketPC capacities…
Visit the Club with a 360° panoramic view
Earn your cards by defeating an opponent or Buy them at the shop
Collect the [...]
PocketSTM is a new kid on the block and it is looking to take away some of WISBar’s thunder!
“PocketSTM is an application for Microsoft PocketPC Mobile Devices. It performs a host of convenient functions sorely missed before its release. All features are available at any time because the control panel resides on the PocketPC’s Navigation bar. There’s no need to switch to the Today screen or start another application.” Task Mangement You can view, switch to and/or close any application running on your PocketPC with just two simple clicks and from [...]
Ian Hanschen, of Stardock Software has announced that PocketBlinds version 1.0 will be released sometime this week.
Version 1.o will include the following features: Task Manager Toolbar skinning Button skinning Menu bar skinning Top-Bar freeform skinning Plug-in support Easy access volume control, even on Pocket PC Easy to make skins for with Skin Studio. Incredibly fast performance
Check out the PocketBlinds website here: PocketBlinds
Nostalgia is a funny emotion.
We, as humans, love to “wax nostalgic” about the memories
of our younger days. It seems like nothing ever was
wrong, either – everything was simpler, easier and
more enjoyable. I often get nostalgic over my video
arcade days as a younger boy. Ahh, the fun of spending
an afternoon [...]
Source: Developer1 Fusion Updates
Agenda Fusion 4.07.828 has the following enhancements: Virtually eliminated power-on delay when Agenda Fusion was already running.
Proper sorting of Contacts now supported for all languages/character sets.
Agenda Fusion can now calculate the event year for your yearly/recurring appointments. Simply enter the beginning year into the ‘location’ line. (Ideal for those that have contact birthday entries that were generated from Outlook on the desktop)
You wanted it… 6-point font selection was added [...]
Pharos Science and Applications Inc. today announced the addition of Canadian maps for its award winning Ostia navigation and routing software at Internet World Wireless 2002/Pocket PC New York. This allows Canadian users to experience the most popular and complete GPS navigation and routing solution for Pocket PC-based PDAs and current United States users to receive full driving directions and navigation while visiting Canada.
“We’ve been extremely pleased with the success of our Pocket GPS Navigator in the United States, and [...]
Stellent(TM), Inc. announced today at Internet World Wireless the availability of Quick View Plus(R) 7.5 for Microsoft Windows CE, an enhanced version of the company’s document and attachment viewing technology that delivers high-fidelity views of more than 70 file formats on Microsoft Windows CE and devices that support Pocket PC platforms. Quick View Plus Version 7.5 supports Microsoft Windows CE, .Net and Pocket PC platforms and provides enhanced viewing support for Microsoft Office XP formats, Adobe PDF files (including graphics) and archive [...]
There is an inadequate supply of motherglass – the panel that is needed to create LCD monitors, Televisions, and PDA’s – says ZDNet news. This shortage is the result of an overwhelming demand for motherglass, due to it’s usage in items that are selling rapidly.
“The shortage is the result of the popularity for products with LCD displays, including notebooks, televisions and handhelds. In January of 2000, global demand was for 600,000 square meters of motherglass; it increased to 810,000 square meters by the end of that year, Rhodes said. Demand for [...]