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 [...]
One of the things that users missed when HP bought Compaq and phased out the HP Jornada series was the very well integrated keyboard for the Jornada. By comparison, the iPAQ keyboard was kludgy and cumbersome. HP’s been working on correcting that with the results you see below.
Like the “legacy” thumb-board, the new thumb-board works with or without iPAQ sleeves. The older version slid over the outside of the sleeve resulting in it’s thickness. It also interfered with the screen cover. The new thumb-board takes a new approach as you can just see from [...]
This new release combines the use of multiple digital maps (e.g. in BMP or JPG format) with GPS positioning.
In particular, it has the following features:
-Supports all common formats for raster maps such as BMP, JPG, GIF and PNG -Integrates multiple maps -Has powerful and flexible scrolling and zooming operations -Real-time positioning -Full-screen mode -Auto-follow mode -Easy on-device calibration -Supports all GPS receivers with NMEA 0183 output (whether external or integrated)
New features in version 1.1:
-avatar icon now transparent -course [...]
Trolling FCC documents has become the technique for finding pre-release details about Pocket PC devices that have any sort of wireless capability. Since some models have BlueTooth radios built in, this includes the upcoming 1900 HP iPAQ models. Here is what can be gleaned from the FCC filings:
The additions to the 1900 line include the h1930, h1935, h1937, h1940, and h1945 models. All of these models have 64MB of RAM (56K usable for programs and storage). The 194x models also have 14MB of flash ROM File Store. All models use the Samsung S3C2410 processor with the 193x models [...]
Thanks to our friends at the FCC, we are all able to see some details on HP’s best-kept secret– the iPAQ h2200.
Features: -4.5″ X 2.75″ X 0.63″ -5.49 ounces -Intel Cotulla Processor at 200-400 Mhz -64 MB SDRAM, 32 MB ROM -900mAh Lithium ion battery -3.5″ full color transflective display -Dual expansion slots (CompactFlash and Secure Digital) -SDIO support -Bluetooth on select models.
This seems like it may be the dream device for some. Is HP finally leaving behind the need for expansion sleeves?
This neat little application allows you to monitor your network connection and usage over a wireless connection on your Pocket PC.
Key features include:
-Monitor WiFi or Ethernet connection status on Today Screen -Network activity icon shows inbound and outbound traffic -View and Edit current network settings, including IP address and DHCP configuration -Configurable meter to track bandwidth usage -Graphical display of current data rate -Release/Renew IP addresses obtained through DHCP -Ping function to test connectivity to other computers -Taskbar icon lets you [...]
My recent review of CoPilot 3 is still too fresh in my mind for a complete from-scratch review of their new offering. But much is new; a short review of just the changes doesn’t do the program justice. I’ll try not to make you read the older review very thoroughly. I’m using CoPilot Live [...]
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Source: ZAGAT web site
ZAGAT To Go for the Pocket PC delivers Zagat content based on surveys of 100,000+ restaurant and nightlife go-ers to your Pocket PC. The $24.95 introductory price will get you unlimited access to 30+ locales including comprehensive coverage — more than 18,000 restaurants and 1,600 bars, clubs and lounges. The program features a search and sort option to help you quickly pinpoint options by neighborhood, cuisine, Zagat category ratings, and special features. You also get quick access to Zagat Signature Lists (categories like Most Popular, Best [...]
Source: Ken Werback writing for ZDNet
Most prognosticators use the terms “post-PC world” and “post-web world” as a way of pointing to something they think will replace these technologies. I always look at such commentary with jaundiced eyes because I doubt that these technologies are in line to be replaced. Ken Werbach of ZDNet agrees with me and he uses these terms, not to predict the ultimate demise of these technologies, but to point to how they are no longer driving growth and innovation as they once did. “Companies now worry less about how [...]
There’s a new sled which works with the Palm m500 series, Tungsten Series and the Zire 71. Most of the technology is irrelavant to Pocket PC concerns but one aspect may provide a solution for allowing Pocket PCs to experience greater abilities to support add-ons: The Guyver is a “plug-and-go” device, meaning it doesn’t require drivers to be loaded onto it’s host. Rather, the Guyver has it’s own processor and memory as well as a set of drivers built in. That means the sled provides compatibility with a wide variety of [...]
Source: rumors verified by two or more usually reliable sources
We’ll begin with the important caveat: This information is based on rumors which have been checked with some usually reliable sources. These are not specifications and they may change before Pocket PC 2003 is released. Now that you’ve been warned, here’s an extensive run-down an what we’re going to see in the Pocket PC 2003 OS which should be released this June.
-Secure WiFi (802.1x) support -Zero Configuration -New user interface -Native Bluetooth Stack -OS stack -DUN, object [...]
Source: the Register and RCR News
The Register reported the death of the Microsoft/T-Mobile alliance and predicted the death of MS SmartPhone as well earlier today. Quick judgement of Microsoft is the Register’s stock-and-trade, but a number of other outlets naively published their “take” without checking with Microsoft and T-Mobile.
However, a spokesman for Microsoft said that, while there were software issues with the phone which whould cause the new handset to be released later than originally intended, T-Mobile and HTC, which makes the Pocket PC, [...]
Source: 802.11 Planet
Microsoft was the brunt of a lot of scatalogical humor for their not-really-a-hoax WiFi connected outhouse, the iLOO, but it looks as though other companies are still investigating the idea of wireless connectivity in unlikely places. Witness the agreement between Hotspotzz, the Utah-based WiFi provider, and Kampgrounds of America to provide outdoor campers with Internet and e-mail access. Billings, MT, Albuquerque, NM, and Nashville, TN will be the first three of 100 KOA sites that will feature Hotspotzz hotspots in addition to their other venues. The [...]
Source: Yahoo Business
Colonel John Alexander has served as a technical consultant to Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton. Blue Shift is one of the leading cutting-edge game developers. Handheld Games developes games for mobile platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Pocket PC®, Palm OS®, and Nokia N-Gage®. The two gaming companies have joined forces with the expert on future war to create high-quality, realistic war game simulations based on technologies that are likely to be used in wars in the near future that can be “run” on a wide variety of platforms. There will [...]
MediaQ has made a name for itself by providing graphics accelleration hardware for HP and Toshiba hand-helds. Now the company hopes to compete in the processor market as well. MediaQ’s next offering, the Katana processor, will feature an ARM core, like those used in both the Intel XScale and TI OMAP. But the MediaQ chip builds on the companies strength by providing graphics accelleration and video processing hardware built into the processing unit itself. Because those functions are combined in one unit, the Katana will draw less power and have better [...]
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Source: pocketnow Store
AOL has released its updated full-access client for Pocket PCs. Unlike the AOL e-mail client released over a year ago, AOL 2.0 for Pocket PC allows full access to the Internet as well as sending and receiving of e-mail through AOL’s Internet Service connections.
Aside from the people who use AOL as their primary Internet Service Provider, many users of other ISPs use AOL for browsing and e-mail when they are off-location because of AOL’s widespread dial-up presence.
Source: Canoe CNews with thanks to Pocket PC Thoughts for the link
Dell faces a class action suit in Quebec to force the company to stick to very low prices for its Dell Axim Pocket PCs mistakenly posted on it’s web site in April. The Axim X5, which normally sells for $349, was listed at $89 and the Axim X7, which normally sells for $549, was listed at $119. Dell posted a correction on their web site and offer $50 off for customers that had ordered based on the incorrect information.
l’Union des consommateurs said that Dell is violating Canadian competition [...]
Source: Proporta with thanks to Pocket PC Thoughts for the link.
“So easy, even your mum could do it.” That’s the sales pitch for Proporta’s new backup card which will work with any Pocket PC which can take a Multi-Media Card. That includes any with SD slots as well.
The card combines memory to keep the backup data as well as the backup program itself. The program automatically runs when the card is inserted so the user only has to select whether he/she wants to backup or restore.
For more information, visit the [...]
In an effort to get more people to use WindowsCE.NET in embedded applications, Microsoft has reduced the cost of the license from $15 to $3. This is considerably less than it has been historically.
How this will affect Pocket PCs is not entirely clear. There will be a future version of Pocket PC based on WindowsCE.NET but the group within Microsoft that produces Pocket PC OS actually licenses WindowsCE and licenses it in turn to Pocket PC OEMs. It’s likely that the cost of producing a Pocket PC will be slightly reduced as a result but whether the [...]
Source: BitStream ThunderHawk update page
BitStream has updated it’s ThunderHawk enhanced browser for Pocket PCs. The new version offers improved, simplified installation and the ability to download any file directly to the Pocket PC. ThunderHawk uses a proxy server which compresses web information and re-sizes graphics for the Pocket PC screen. This server architechture has been enhanced to further improve the browsing experience.
Source: Good Technology News
The next generation of Dell hand-held will likely feature wireless e-mail and data access capabilities from Good Technologies. Good currently competes with Research in Motion’s Blackberry. Both devices allow users to send and receive e-mail and to use corporate “push” data services.
Pocket PC users have been interested in a something that would allow their devices to notify them when new e-mail is present like current Good hand-helds do.
Dell will also sell the current Good devices and the GoodLink Wireless Services [...]