Martin at Pocketeer has sent us some great news:
“25% OFF BEST PUZZLEGAME 2004 NOMINEE
Here’s some great news for all pocket pc gamers out there: for the next two months, Pocketeer’s Complex will be available with a 25% discount!
Complex was perhaps the surprise of 2004. Not only do we receive lots of mails from very happy users, it has overachieved even the highest expectations:
– Nominated for best puzzle game of 2004 by Pocket PC Magazine! – Runner up for the People’s Choice Award at Handango! – Reviewed 9 [...]
Earthmate.com has always been known for
their great GPS/Map-related products. Beginning with paper maps at their
inception (1976), and now providing even electronic solutions for the
future. As their website says, "Now it’s time to put Earthmate.com to work for you".
But does all this experience make for a quality product? This review
covers their Blue Logger GPS Receiver in depth, and briefly [...]
Ericsson will no longer be chapioning Bluetooth. In a recent move the mobile phone manufacturer closed down its Technology Licensing group which had previously fostered and developed the Bluetooth standard.
Ericsson will include Bluetooth connectivity in its products, but it will no longer design and develop around Bluetooth. Ericsson will also continue to be a member in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group which will make any further advancements in Bluetooth protocols, profiles, and connectivity.
Intel recently succeeded in shrinking the size of transistors on a memory chip by 30%. This enables more memory to fit on the same sized chip and less power to drive the chip (as the circuits don’t run as great a distance).
Intel’s founder Gordon Moore is know for the incorrectly named “Moore’s Law” which observed that the number of transistors on a chip would double every two years and predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. So far, Moore’s prediction has held true. More importantly, this advance helps Intel [...]
“We’ll go on to cover all of Amsterdam with 125 base stations. The idea is to prove to the big boys that it can be done, and that consumers can live with a mobile phone and mobile Internet. The landline is dead,”
According to Reuters, a company called HotSpot Amsterdam will enable WiFi access accross the entire city of Amsterdam within three months. Historic areas are already covered with the first seven access points.
The most obvious benefit to the DocuPen scanner is its tiny form factor. Being about a half inch thick and eight inches long, it’s currently the smallest page scanner on the market. The unit contains a built-in battery and memory, making it totally portable. It’s simple one button use makes it simple to use, and its 100 page capacity makes it extremely handy.SETUP
SnoopSoft has taken the modules that make up the famous Dashboard program and broken them out into Today Screen modules. That means you can use the whichever combination of Dashboard components most suits your working style with any other Today Screen modules you’re already using with your current Today Screen.
SnoopSoft’s DashToday works with Windows Mobile 2003, 2003 SE or Pocket PC 2002 Pocket PCs. DashToday provides the basic functionality. DashToday Advanced also includes modules for enhanced e-mail, Launcher, Tasks, Agenda, and Contacts.
AirScanner Mobile Firewall is a full-functioned firewall for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. It features * bi-directional, low-level packet filtering * access control lists * predefined and user-defined filters * detailed alerting and logging functions * user-adjustable DoS detection and protection (SYN scan detection)
A firewall is really useful for an allways-on connection so it’s debatable how necessary a program of this sort is for a Pocket PC. If you’re connecting to the Internet through ActiveSync and you have a firewall on your desktop, a PPC firewall is [...]
It’s becoming more and more common for company policies to disallow cameras, especially in areas where trade secrets may be easily revealed in pictures. Unfortunately, many cellular phones and an increasing number of handhelds are coming with built-in cameras. Companies are expanding their policies to include embedded cameras as well as stand-alone cameras. Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get the handheld or phone with features you want without the built-in camera.
So what’s a PPC user to do. Fortunately some OEMs are already aware of [...]
With original estimates fading away from 2006, then 2007, and as late as 2010, Microsoft told press on Friday that it will be releasing the new version of Windows, codename Longhorn, at some point in 2006. The compromise, however, is that the new OS will be stripped from features that would have otherwise been implemented in a fully-developed version of Longhorn. The most notable void will be the new WinFS feature, which will allow for quick and advanced searching of ones computer, similar to within the latest rendition of OS X. WinFS will be most likely used as a future service [...]
“Although revenues remain tiny, industry surveys show encouraging signs of growth in e-book sales over the past year. Publishing executives and analysts say the industry is finally coming to grips with the most significant issues that have stalled e-book adoption to date.”
Hardware issues are disappearing as more e-book readers are being cross-compiled for multiple platforms. The chief issue now is digital rights management (DRM). Users find DRM cumbersome and some authors are uncertain whether they can trust it to protect their work. While some authors like [...]
Pocket Informant is one of the two premiere Personal Information Managers for Pocket PCs. The only thing missing from Pocket Informant is a way to make at least some of that power show up on your Today Screen. The Today Screen has changed little from the original Pocket PC 2000 version, displaying your user information, the next appointment, the next task, and a summary of e-mail information. Deje’s PIToday fixes that by bringing mulitple days of appointments and tasks onto your Today Screen.
Version 1.0 of the program was useful enough to be a must-have for many [...]
GapiDraw is an Application Program Interface (API) which allows platform-independant coding for displaying all kinds of graphics. GapiDraw is modeled after Microsofts Game API (GAPI) but optimized for handhelds and handheld processors.
Develant recently announced “a significant update to their mobile graphics platform GapiDraw, adding native support for the Tapwave Zodiac handheld device and introducing full support for the PocketHAL graphics interface on Windows Mobile devices. GapiDraw is the leading graphics platform for Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices and is [...]
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that Dale Coffing’s site, Pocket PC Passion and newly made Mobile Devices MVP Diva Extrordinaire Jenneth have gone MIA?
I’ve noticed that Dale’s site has been “down for maintainance” for “the day” for at least a month or two, and Jenneth’s site has had a similar message pop-up for at least a week or so.
If you can get a message to either of these two important MVP’s, then you need to let them know that their servers have gone belly-up, Nemo!
Where have you gone, Joe [...]
pocketpctechs has just announced that they are shipping a WriteSHIELD AG & C2 Screen Protector for the HP iPAQ 6300 Series. They also have confirmed that the new Lil’ Sync Pro for the 41XX/43XX is compatible with both the iPAQ 6300 and rz1715 Series. (It should be compatible with all of the upcoming iPAQs as they all use the same connector.)
For an overview of the [url=http://www.pocketpctechs.com/lilsync.asp ]Lil’ Sync Pro, click here.
For an overview of the WriteSHIELD Premium Screen Protector, click here.
“Turbo Invaders” is a free Space Invaders clone available now for the Pocket PC.
From the author’s website: “In this similar creation of an old classic you are in charge of Earths last line of defence, this is pure game play at its best!
Features: * High score * Near Faithful representation of the original invader graphics * “Out of this world” SFX * Keyboard or Stylus control
System Requirements: StrongARM/XScale Processor, PocketPC 2000, 2002, Windows Mobile (PPC2003), not tested on Windows Mobile 2003SE, and Approx 1Mb [...]
Getting from one place to another requires three things: You have to know where you are, which way you’re facing, and how to get from where you are to where you want to be. Having been blessed with a nearly inerrant sense of direction, I’ve never had a problem with the second one and [...]
Rumors have been flying at various Pocket PC sites about an upcoming iPAQ, model rw6100. The Windows Mobile Phone Edition 2003, Second Edition device comes with 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM, integrated cellular (CDMA2000, 1xEV-DO) and WiFi (802.11b), but no Bluetooth. It also features an Intel PXA270 Bulverde 520 MHz CPU.
It appears as though this device will be sold only in the Korean area market; almost certainly not in the U.S.
Thanks to iPAQabilities.com for the link.
Finally. A handheld that can keep up with you. Get yours now, exclusively from T-Mobile, and start bossing this thing around. The new iPAQ has it allphone, e-mail, Bluetooth®, and Wi-Fi, for just $499.99. T-Mobile bundled rate plans include everything you need to get the most out of your new handheld, starting at $79.99 per month. Order your iPAQ now, before it arrives in stores. Products ordered through this pre-sale Web site are expected to ship on 8/26/2004.
There are two ways to get yours: * To replace your current T-Mobile phone or handheld with the iPAQ, call [...]
Boxster S pointed out an even better deal on a 1Gb SD card than we previously posted on. Newegg.com is selling Kingmax 1GB Platinum 60X Secure Digital Cards for only $126. Sold!
Microsoft continues to update it’s desktop and handheld mapping software. The major enhancement in Streets & Trips 2005 is the ability to buy the program with a GPS locator included in the box. Microsoft added GPS location to the software a few years back but this is the first time they’ve bundled the software with a GPS unit.
The GPS device is actually OEMed by Pharos and is the same unit that Pharos includes with their mapping software. In addition to bundling the GPS locator, Streets & Trips 2005 includes the following software enhancements: – [...]
I think the phrase "It’s like TiVo for internet radio" sums it up pretty well. With Replay Radio you can schedule any internet audio stream to be recorded on a regular or one-time-only basis, and converted into the highly portable, and Pocket PC-friendly, mp3 format. It is a great way to listen to internet radio shows and stations "on-the-go" while having the power to ZAP the commercials via your favorite Pocket PC media [...]
Kingston Technology recently instituted a lifetime warranty policy on most of its digital media products. According to the new lifetime warranty, if any of Kingston’s Compact Flash, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital or Smart Media products fails at any time, and the failure is caused by a defect in material or workmanship, Kingston will either repair or replace the product. Until now, the standard warranty on such products was five years.
While it’s very good to see a technology firm stand behind their hardware like that, there are some “weasel words” in [...]