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One of the things that drives portable computing enthusiasts is the ability to “take it with you.” We like the idea that you can carry a lot of functionality in a small amout of space. That same focus is what drove Roadwired to develop the Podzilla case.
The Podzilla is Roadwired’s larger cousin of the already famous <a href=”http://www.roadwired.com/store/product.cfm?productid=57″>Pod case. Whereas the Pod is perfect for carrying a Pocket PC and all of the associated accessories, the [...]
I was the proud owner of an Olympus m:robe 100 for just under two weeks. And while it was fun, I’ve returned the unit and gone to an iPod instead.
Why the change? Well, while the stylings of the m:robe 100 were fantastic, there really wasn’t any support to be had – even from Olympus. I had more problems than I could count in such a short period of time (anything from their software not reporting the correct size, or the volume being extremely low, to losing all the songs (causing a unit replacement), to songs not transferring on the replacement unit that [...]
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Touted as a “revolution in pro audio” by the Altec Lansing website, the FX6021 enters the high-end 2.1 market to compete with offerings from Logitech and Klipsch. These premium speakers sport some premium features, and a premium price. Are they worth the extra cash? Listen up, and read on for the full scoop.
With six (yes, six!) 1″ neodymium micro drivers per satellite, these speakers feature InConcert technology which attempts to [...]
Since I’m playing around with my PDA2k…upgrading my ROM to the latest system, radio and extended ROM’s, and sorta cooking my own extended ROM (nothing that can be distributed in a single file… I don’t have the tools or the Unix box to do a full bake…), I wanted to post about a cool tool that I found.
CABInstl 1.04 by S-K-Tools is a must have for anyone who wants to customize their device, ON their device. The application will allow you to install any application to any location on your device, despite what AppManager will allow you to do via [...]
No doubt about it, these guys are on top of things and get all of the cool toys early. I think that’s awesome. There’s also no doubt that I love Pocket PC Phones. Of all the converged devices available, I think they make the most sense; and are the best choice for my needs.
Long thought to be vapor-ware, the ASUS P505 has finally been reviewed, and Pocket PC Italia has beaten everyone to the punch with an awesome review of this very interesting device. If you can read Italian, then head over to Pocket PC Italia and check it out.
If not, [...]
Verizon’s long awaited follow up to the Samsung i700 PPC Phone Edition Device, the i730 is inching closer to release. There’s a “Coming Soon” page up over at VzW’s online store.
This device, set to compete with both the HTC Magician (i-mate JAM/MDA Compact/XDA Mini) and HTC Blue Angel (i-mate PDA2k/Siemens SX66/XDAIII/MDAIII) for both size (JAM) and functionality (like the keyboard on my PDA2k), is slowly inching closer to becoming available for sale. Verizon seems to have learned something by all of the hub-bub around the i700 WM2003 Upgrade [...]
Please disregard this if you find it too off topic; but I want to remind EVERYONE, especially parents, of the danger of chat rooms. I honestly think that AOL, CompuServe, EarthLink, etc.; all the big newbie populated ISP’s, should nuke all of their chat rooms.
Last night, I found that my daughter had entered a pet chat room via AIM, and that she had picked up someone on her AIM contact list who was talking dirty to her.
bigfootbob90 said he was a middle school student. However, his AIM profile suggests that he is running an adult oriented web site.
I came [...]
An unprotected PDA is an accident just waiting to happen. Whether it be as small as a scratch in the plastic or as nasty as a cracked screen, an injured PDA is never a good thing. In this episode of our ever expanding quest to find PDA protection, we bring you Bellagio Designs’ Dell Axim X50 Series case. Does it live up to the "Elegant and functional cases" Bellagio tag line? Can it stand up to the day to day rigors of a professional [...]
If you’re a registered user of SnoopSoft Dashboard, then you need to hop on over to the Order Lookup Page.
Chris has just released version 2.7.01 of this awesome Today Page replacement. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what was in this update. When I get all of the information together, I’ll update this thread so that its all here.
Update: (that was quick…) here’s the poop from the Snoopsoft Support Forum:
* This release fixes the Contacts issue on Pocket PC 2002 devices.
* It also adds in new code to the 2003 SE version [...]
Currently, the greatest level of security that many Pocket PCs can use with a WiFi network is Wireless Equivalency Protocol (WEP). A few vendors have brought out updates to WM2003 which support WPA and Microsoft added built-in support in WM2003, Second Edition. With Windows Mobile 2005, Microsoft has improved the built-in support for WiFi Protected Access (WPA). WPA is a stronger, more secure standard. Support for WPA will allow connecting Pocket PCs to WiFi networks while maintaining the best-available security.
In addition to WPA support, Microsoft has also [...]
The new Windows Mobile 2005 operating system offers a number of new features and enhancements of existing features. One of the new features is integrated Voice Command.
Voice Command software, allowing the user to control applications with spoken words or phrases, has existed before WM2005, but, for the first time Microsoft is integrating voice command right into the operating system. Integrating voice command at that level means that any program can easily implement voice commands, through a standard interface, without significant additional programming.
Rather than [...]
Many folks probably think the PDA began with the release of the first Palm Pilot. Other folks may think it began with the Apple Newton. Evan Koblentz, editor of Computer Collector Newsletter posted a very complete history of the milestones in the development of the Personal Digital Assistant. Koblentz’ article also gives a short definition of what constitutes a PDA: It has to be digital, palm-sized, function independently, and have a non-appliance, non-mathematical application set.
The article shows a rich series of devices dating all the way back to the early 1970s. His [...]
So you have a newer Pocket PC with an SDIO slot and you want to use it. Maybe you don’t have a CF slot or any other way to use peripherals other than your SDIO slot. Until fairly recently you were just out of luck. But now we are starting to see the arrival of things like GPS receivers, ethernet cards, etc. that are appearing on the market that use the SDIO slot! The StarNet GPS from Stellus Systems is one of a new crop of SDIO-based GPS systems. [...]
Palm’s new LiveDrive sports a 4GB hard disk drive, a 320×480 screen, and 64MB RAM with all that, Mobile Pipeline says, in it’s review, that the LiveDrive “redefines the PDA.”
Well, not quite. It’s true that the LiveDrive will be the first PDA with a built-in hard drive, heavy-data Pocket PC users have been adding Compact Flash hard drives to their PPCs for a few years now. With a little extra cash, you can even add a 4GB or 6GB (or, with a lot of extra cash, a 12GB) solid state Compact Flash Memory card.
The 320×480 screen is a [...]
Super Wild Wild Words is a Western-themed mix of word search and hangman, based on the popular PC and online game from GameHouse.
The game has two modes of play: Normal and Bonus where players aim to earn Sheriff’s badges to guess a letter from the hangman word. Additional power pieces include Free Guess Keys, Gold and First Aid blocks.
Super Wild Wild Words is available for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile for Pocket PC.
If you are a fan of Bookworm or Wordpop, you’ll get a real kick out of this twist on hangman.
HP recently released an updated ROM image for hx4700 and hx4705 iPAQs. The new ROM image is version 1.10. As with all ROM updates, this update will completely clear all memory and the File Store of your iPAQ. Before doing the upgrade, you will need to synchronize your iPAQ with Outlook in order to retain Contacts, Tasks, Appointments, and synchronized e-mail. After the update, you will have to reinstall any software you’ve added to the machine. You can not restore a backup done before the update as that will also restore Registry settings and other items that will corrupt [...]
“I wrote this article three weeks ago, before the MEDC 2005 keynote where Bill Gates stated that a new feature of Windows Mobile 5 was easier updates. I don’t know if this new feature will address the problem I talk about below – let’s hope so!
I recently started using a Dell Axim X50v (for the second time) and before I started to load it up I checked for a ROM update because I was running the original ROM. Sure enough, ROM A02 was available. I installed it and began to load up my device with a whack of great apps. I also configured it with my five [...]
The biggest problem living in the Pacific Northwest and being a techno-fiend is the weather. You never know when you might encounter a sudden downpour that threatens to soak not only you but also the gear you are carrying. But you also don’t want to have to carry around a heavy jacket everywhere for "just-in-case". Koyono, understanding our plea, and in an attempt to keep us technophiles in style have released their BlackCoat AirGo jacket. How does [...]
So I’m sitting here at the office, waiting for development fixes to come, and I’m surfing. I’m actually bored, because the news has been a little slow since all of the hub-bub wrapped around WM 5.0 is quieting down.
I was very disappointed when I had heard that the hx6500 wouldn’t be released until late this Fall here in the States, when others should be getting it in July or August.
I saw an article on Brighthand today that said that Cingular should be picking up the device and releasing it in September, and not November. If you’re [...]
PhatNotes 4.5.3 Lite, Standard, Professional and Smartphone Editions – the new release of PhatWare’s award-winning notes organizer – is now available. With many powerful features, such as rich text editing and formatting, file attachments, hyperlinks between notes, multiple notes database support with tree-like views, hierarchical notes organizer among others, and many awards (including Pocket PC Magazine Best Application Awards for four consecutive years) PhatNotes is “THE program to have”* for any Pocket PC user! The newest PhatNotes version now supports [...]
UPDATE: After looking at the ROM update page and actually reading all of it, I noticed the following:
“The 1.40 ROM build provides some significant improvements in the multimedia capability of the device including Windows Media Player 10 and further media formats available as ringtones. The build also has as new Bluetooth, WiFi and GSM radio stacks. Further GSM audio enhancements are currently under development and expected to be available on this page later in May.”
Apparently, there should be yet another update coming before the end of this month. [...]