New Features – Drag and Drop in Week View – just drag an appointment or task to a new day and change its date and time – Birthday and Anniversary Dates gathered from the Contacts database – ABC Tab in the Contacts view for quick access to contacts. Unique user interface improves the use of this tab – Summary Dialogs are available for appointments, tasks, and contacts and are on by default – Double tap on the Calendar View (CAV) tab and the view will maximize to use up all horizontal space. – Use the Calendar button to cycle through [...]
First there were PDAs that recognized written words on menus, street signs or business cards. Now there are PDAs being developed that can recognize verbal commands, translate them into another language, and then announce the translation in anything from a shout to a murmur.
Handhelds from Hewlett-Packard and IBM with built-in talking capabilities are still in development. But one talking PDA, known as the Phraselator, is due to be shipped in the next few days to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
The device, built by Marine Acoustics and sold by VoxTec, [...]
Unlike standard imaging products that measure only light, Canesta’s system takes both light and distance readings of the objects in front of its lens. Light is bounced off the objects and Canesta’s chips measure how far away the objects are, creating a 3-D image of the surroundings. The distance information is gathered and processed in real time and can create a detailed view of the outside world that computers can understand and ultimately interact with.
For example, current facial-recognition systems typically measure the distances between a [...]
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If you don’t have one you’re going to get one; if you have one you know that you rely on it for business and pleasure; yes of course, I am talking about cell phones.
It appears as if just about everyone has a cell phone these days. Whenever you hear a ring while you are in a restaurant or other public place, you see everyone checking his or her phone, to “see if it’s me.” The convenience that cell phones have brought to us is an invaluable tool linking together everyone, and with the recent deployment of Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition, there is now [...]
Source: PocketMatrix Forum thread
According to a PocketMatrix Forum thread, Rob Proie’s attempt to port Doom Legacy to Windows CE machines has died as grisly a death as the simulated ones in the games. Rob was forced to discontinue his efforts on the project due to threats of a lawsuit by an interested party. During the hiatus, while upgrading his system to Windows XP, he inadvertantly over-wrote the source-code, thus ending the possibility of a port in the near future.Warning: The discussion thread contains some incindiary and otherwise very harsh comments, none of [...]
Russ Smith, Senior News EditorINTRODUCTION
Brainstorm advertises as a "completely insane
action-puzzle game will change your mind [...]
Source: Compaq Software Updates
SP20740-iPAQ H3800 Series Driver Updates – Fixes SD format message when new SD card is inserted. – Fixes LED reminder to flash LED for more than 5 minutes. – Fixes battery guage to show proper reading after removing from AC power.
SP19527-iPAQ H3600 Series Fix for Unrecognized Network Cards -Fixes “Unrecognized Card” error message.
Source: Voicestream web site
The T-Mobile Pocket PC, Phone Edition hand-held has appeared on VoiceStream’s website. The T-Mobile isn’t yet available so VoiceStream offers to take contact information and notify interested people when they are.
The T-Mobile has the following specifications: * 32 MB RAM * 206 MHz Strong Arm Processor * Microsoft Pocket PC 2002, Phone Edition OS * 240×320 Color Display * Li-ion Polymer rechargeable battery * SD/MMC Expansion Slot * Synching cradle with battery charger and USB Port * Size: 5″ x [...]
Aside from its friendly interface, having the ability to play online and even have real-time chats, MobileChess could be one of the best PPC chess games around.
Other features include:
Online multi user one-on-one play mode Real-time chat Offline computer playing mode with different playing levels Searchable and updateable databases with games played by yourself and pro games Observe mode USCF (US Chess Federation) rating system Fischer and normal clock settings Live coverage of grandmaster tournaments
Mobile chess is $25, but is [...]
source: Pocket PC Newswire U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who recently expressed reservations about broadening the case, said she needs to learn more about the devices “to determine whether it falls beyond the outer reaches of a remedy.”
An attorney representing nine states seeking stronger sanctions against Microsoft said outside court that the comments were good news, because they signal the judge may be willing to impose broader sanctions.
Microsoft has argued the sanctions cannot go beyond addressing specific acts of wrongdoing cited by a [...]
Source: NavStation web site
NavStation is in the process of creating a GPS-empowered application for recreational sailors. The application has the following features:
* Full GPS repeater. * View raw NMEA sentences and save to text file. * Automatically logs time, position, CMG and SOG at predefined intervals or automatically when you change course and/or speed. * Waypoint exchange facility for easy maintenance of your waypoints on your Pocket PC or desktop PC (Garmin only).
NavStation GPS is compatible with Microsoft Pocket PC (Windows CE 3.0 or later)and [...]
Source: GiveMePower press release
GiveMePower Corporation recently announced their new VoiceNOTE audio note keeping collaboration technology. A free service pack update for the company’s PowerCAD® desktop and Windows CE® 3.0 based mobile CAD solutions, VoiceNOTE allows instant recording and playback of highly compressed audio comments directly inside industry standard CAD drawing files.
VoiceNOTE uses a simple recording and playback system to save highly compressed audio comments directly in a design or drawing, along with a reference icon and optional text [...]
Source: Phatware press release
HPC Notes allows users to create notes and organize them by type, subject, creation and modification date. HPC Notes provides powerful text search, document security, and email capabilities. Interface to the Contacts Database enables quick access to email addresses and contact information. HPC Notes Standard Edition allows synchronization with multiple Microsoft Outlook notes folders.
HPC Notes includes many new exciting features. Here are some of them:
1. File Attachments 2. Hyperlinks between notes 3. Text formatting on Pocket [...]
Source: Colorgraphic press release
Colorgraphic Communications, a specialist in the development of unique display technologies, has partnered with yet another application developer to expand the utility of its popular Voyager VGA video adapter. Through a joint development program launched with MpegTV, users can now direct MPEG Video playback to a secondary screen by selecting the Voyager VGA option from within PocketTV. Users can then connect their Voyager-enabled Pocket PC or Win CE device to a standard monitor or television. For more information about Pocket TV or to [...]
Source: the Eastside Journal, Technology
Last week at the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association conference in Orlando, Fla., VoiceStream Wireless Corp. and its parent, T-Mobile International, the mobile phone unit of Deutsche Telekom AG, announced they would combine their GPRS and 802.11 networks as early as next year.
In January, VoiceStream acquired the assets of MobileStar Network Corp. and now provides 802.11b wireless broadband service in public locations throughout the U.S. under the name T-Wireless Broadband.
GPRS is a faster-speed data [...]
Source: Compaq press release
The iPAQ Wireless Pack for GSM/GPRS Networks allows customers to use the iPAQ Pocket PC, together with the Wireless Pack for GSM/GPRS Networks, for always-on Internet access, WAP browsing, e-mail, SMS, and phone calls, and can expand its use as an international GSM phone (tri-band: 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) for the fastest access to wireless data on GPRS networks (multi-slot class 10 GPRS device).
The iPAQ Wireless Pack for GSM/GPRS Networks is easy to use and offers: – one-touch dialling from a contact list – the ability to talk and [...]
Looking at the screen shots, I am impressed with the graphic quality. Need for Speed has gone through several versions, the latest being “High Stakes”.
Key Features – Be victorious in 60 different racing events to become the “Champion Road Racer” – Real world reflections bring the cars and tracks to life – 12 Maneuvering exotic super cars : Ferrari F50, Ferrari 550 Maranello, Jaguar XKR, Chevrolet Corvette, Pontiac Firebird , Lamborghini Diablo SV, McLaren F1 GTR, BMW Z3 and M5, Porsche 911, Mercedes SLK 230 and CLK-GTR – Full [...]
source: Pocket PC Newswire The BSmart Communicator, which is part of the firm’s BSmart Location-based Services (LBS) Solutions Suite, incorporates GSM/GPRS and GPS technologies. It also integrates wireless emergency services (WES) support, which can pinpoint a mobile user’s location to relay to emergency dispatch services like fire, ambulance and police units.
Measuring 129 by 73 by 19mm and weighing 200g, this silver-gray device runs on an Intel StrongARM RISC processor. It has 32M mass storage memory and 64M SDRAM working storage memory. The 3/5-inch TFT [...]
This decision wizard turns your PDA into an artificial intelligence thinking machine using boolean and fuzzy logic. Now you have a decision helper useful in a variety of decision making situations such as personal decisions, buying decisions, etc.
Problems that traditionally require a pen, paper, and concentration become easier to solve with PocketAI. It surprisingly simplifies and accelerates decision making.
PocketAI is free, click here to download
Just as you thought pocketnow
had covered all of the available Pocket PC GPs systems
out there, Pharos comes along with their Portable
Navigator package, and of course we had to take a
closer look at it! As an aside, last year it seemed
like most GPs systems out there were targeting the
iPAQ, and they forced you to connect a cable to the
ActiveSync port at the bottom of the iPAQ. My hunch
is that GPs makers saw the iPAQ as the only viable
target device, since it was much more powerful [...]
Source: Pocketop web site
The Pocketop Portable Keyboard is the first wireless keyboard for the PDA market.
With a size smaller than most Pocket PCs, the Pocketop Keyboard is the smallest keyboard that offers the user the traditional touch, feel and functionality of a laptop keyboard. The wireless feature gives the Pocketop Keyboard the added advantage of universal compatibility with most PocketPC and Palm OS PDAs.
The wireless technology is infrared. The product will be available for purchase at selected CompUSA, Staples and Circuit City stores in the US in [...]
According to AIM Productions, this game is “highly addictive” and can “cause a serious headache for people who can’t handle their own brain.”
Well, in summary, Brainstorm is game that consists of 100 levels with varying difficulty. Although I couldn’t really figure out the point of the game, it sure does look fun!
Does this game truly live up to its claim? Expect a review of Brainstorm by Senior News Editor Russ Smith by the midweek.