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.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution? If you’re like so many others, it’s to better manage your weight this year. For many, that means to lose weight, for some it is to gain, and for many it is to simply keep it under control. Unfortunately, by Springtime few people remain committed to that resolution. Why is that? Easy, diets are extremely difficult to maintain! A few weeks ago, I joined the ranks of the [...]
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Like the spritely codger in Monty Python’s Search for the Holy Grail and Tom and Huck in Tom Sawyer, the PDA has been prematurely declared dead… again. This time the obituatuary is issued by Molly Wood of cNet. This is, in fact, not just an announcement of the demise, but an actual death wish.
To be fair, Ms Wood makes the same error in definition that has marred virtually every announcement of this type: She defines “Smartphone” as anything with cellular capabilities, leaving “PDA” to mean “wireless-unconnectable.” Of course, [...]
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.
Better safety: Maybe you’re like Daniel Boone, who once claimed, “I was never lost, but I was [...]
Are your stock ear-bud earphones lacking the punch that you’d like from your audio source? Support groups across the country are being flooded with such individuals who suffer from ear-bud-itis, or "my music sounds like garbage from my $5.00 special ear buds" in layman’s terms. For those who seek a better ear-bud, there are many options. Shure, known for their large array of quality audio products, brings us the E2c [...]
ScaryBear SuperCalendar adds user-defined, custom icons and colors, filters for displaying specific appointments, a full 12-month year display, and a host of other features while remaining easy to use. It also supports the new VGA-resolution screens of Windows Mobile 2003, Second Edition.PROGRAM FEATURES
ScaryBear SuperCalendar starts up in the day, month, or yearly view, depending on user settings:
Daily view [...]
Expansys is now selling the imate SuperJAM for $854.95USD.
This version features a PPC Techs upgrade, increasing the standard 64MB RAM to 128MB, as well as including a high-quality PPC Techs WriteSHIELD pre-applied!
So instead of buying a regular imate JAM, getting it shipped to you, then sending it out to PPC Techs for a 128Mb RAM upgrade (additional $200), you can just buy a pre-upgraded JAM. Not bad!
According to an article at Reuters (don’t ask how I got there today, I’m not entirely certain…), Motorola is going to release an ultra thin (read Moto Razr) version of the MPx in late 2005.
Perhaps this is why we haven’t seen the MPx here in the States. Perhaps this is why the original version was released in Asia only. Perhaps… Perhaps.
Perhaps Moto has been listening to most of the industry chatter about how its current MPx offering is a waste of silicone. Perhaps they’ve heard the cry of the Uber Techies of the Community who are [...]
“Sony Corp. (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday it would halt production of personal digital assistants (PDAs) for Japan in July, completing its withdrawal from a market hit by multi-functional mobile phones.
The move was widely expected after the electronics and entertainment conglomerate said last year it would stop selling new handheld digital assistants outside Japan, striking a blow to PalmSource Inc., whose software powers the devices.”
While this won’t effect most of our readers, this is an interesting industry development. The [...]
The boxes that house both cases are attractive. I’ll keep these around for receipts (not really, but they are nice).
The regular and flip style case (with ULTRA clip) in dark and light blue respectively. The interesting light blue is clearly a feminine color. Sena offers eight color choices to suit anyone’s fancy.
The bottom of the [...]
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 [...]
Do YOU have an i-mate Pocket PC Phone Edition or SmartPhone Device? If you do, then you need to check out the Operator Settings page for your device at Club i-mate.
After working with Carrier Devices over the past few months, I can say without a doubt that the Cingular USA settings work like a charm. Everything works like its supposed to. However, a word to the wise: If you want to use the CSD data connections, you’re going to need to have a CSD line on your account. Without a CSD line, you won’t be able to use KSE TrueFAX, the fax software that comes with your [...]
A VGA screen (640×480), 3.7" display, Bluetooth, 520 MHz processor, Windows Mobile 2003 SE, built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, Compact Flash & SD slots, 64 mb of RAM (45 mb user accessible) + 64 mb ROM, 19 mb non-volatile flash-memory and USB host options.
Size and weight of a device is a very important aspect of any [...]
INTRODUCTION The Navman iCN 510 is available for purchase on Amazon.com for about $450.
For those wanting to add GPS navigation capabilities to their vehicle without paying for the expensive factory system or deal with the cables and cradles associated with using a Pocket PC, what [...]
Congratulations to the winners of the ActivePrint contest:
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And the Enterprise Edition goes to:
Winners will be emailed their winnings shortly. Thanks to all who participated!
ActivePrint allows a user to queue up print jobs on Pocket PC, then have everything print on a local printer once back on a wireless or wired network.
We’ve got 6 copies of ActivePrint to give away: 5 Individual editions which allows for one device per desktop (a $29.99 value), and 1 Enterprise edition which allows for 10 devices per desktop (a $49.99value).
To enter, simply check out our review of ActivePrint, and tell us a feature that would make you more productive.
You must be registered to enter. Last Chance! Winners will be randomly selected tonight at [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
My favorite new features in Microsoft Voice Command 1.5 are the added options for announcing incoming callers, and the "Phone Status" commands support. With the Caller ID announcement, you no longer have to look at the screen in order to tell who’s calling. Granted, IA Caller ID which comes pre-installed allows me to set custom ring tones to each caller, but that means I’d have to set it up and I’d have to remember what ring tone goes with [...]
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 [...]
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?