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Week of May 13, 2007

PhatWare Announces PhatNotes 5.0 Beta Availability

Upgrade of Award-Winning Notes Organizing Software for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones Features Support for Windows Mobile 6.0 and Windows Vista

PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces today the beta availability of PhatNotes 5.0, the next generation of the company's award-winning notes organizer software for Microsoft Windows based desktop computers, Smartphones and Pocket PCs. PhatNotes 5.0 Beta 1 is available immediately to consumers for Beta testing, and PhatWare welcomes user participation and feedback.

PhatNotes, a winner of Pocket PC and Smartphone magazine’s Best Software Awards in the notes category for six consecutive years, is one of the most popular Pocket PC and Smartphone notetaking applications on the market. PhatNotes allows users to create notes and organize them by type, subject, creation, and modification date. The software provides powerful text search with regular expression support, document security and email capabilities.

Unlike previous versions of PhatNotes, the new version will not include multiple editions of the software. Instead, there will be only one edition of PhatNotes that supports both Pocket PC and Smartphone devices and includes the desktop software and the synchronization module for ActiveSync.

New Major Features in version 5
1. Microsoft Windows Vista support
2. Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 support
3. New database manager now supports multiple groups (folders), drag and drop
4. Context analyzer allows dialing phone numbers, opening URLs, and sending emails by clicking on a word that represents a phone number, a URL, or an email address.
5. Full Unicode support
6. New 256-bit strong encryption algorithm
7. New synchronization module supports Windows Vista and ActiveSync 4.5
8. Improved user interface
9. New MSI-based installer

Desktop specific
1. Seven UI themes
2. New database engine
3. New text formatting features
4. New UI for PhatNotes Alarms desktop utility
5. Programmable "magic button"
6. New multilingual spell checker (can use share dictionaries between desktop, Smartphone, and Pocket PC).
7. New Favorites window allows quick access to favorite notes
8. New Shortcut window allows users to launch favorite application and open URLs/Files directly from PhatNotes
9. New Alarms window allows quick access to pending reminders

Smartphone specific
1. PhatSpell - Multilingual spell checker (US English dictionary is included, dictionaries for other supported languages can be downloaded at http://www.phatware.com/install/phatspell )
2. Support for rich text formatting (WM5 or later)

Pocket PC specific
1. Added new buttons and 2nd toolbar for the Note Editor dialog
2. Added new text formatting features (WM5 or later)
3. The Options dialog box is now accessible for Note Editor

"We are pleased to unveil PhatNotes 5.0 for Beta testing as user feedback is a key component to the developments we make," said PhatWare President Stan Miasnikov. "PhatNotes 5.0 with support for new Windows Mobile 6.0 and Windows Vista will keep PhatWare on the cutting edge, supporting Microsoft technology, and we look forward to the testers' response."

PhatNotes 5.0 supports devices running on Windows Mobile 2003 or later software. To participate in the PhatNotes 5.0 Beta Program, visit www.phatware.com/phatnotes/beta5 and follow the instructions on the Web site. The final release of PhatNotes 5.0 is expected in Q3 2007.  (Source: Press Release)
Posted Friday, May 18 2007 by ChrisD
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SecuBox v 1 2 Pocket PC Encryption Software to Ease Mobile Data Protection

Aiko Solutions releases SecuBox 1.2, the latest version of its data protection software for Windows PDAs. SecuBox creates a virtual encrypted storage on Pocket PC, which looks like a usual storage to the user. All information written to this encrypted storage is automatically encrypted on the fly using industry standard AES 256-bit encryption. It encrypts all sensitive information keeping it secure and protected, even in such catastrophic cases when the PDA is lost or stolen.

Aimed to improve user experience and ease day-to-day data protection routines, SecuBox 1.2 comes with command line support and close integration with Windows Mobile File Explorer. You can now use SecuBox directly from the command prompt which makes it ideal for automating repetitive tasks. An extensive set of command line options gives you pinpoint control over SecuBox's actions.

Starting with 1.2 the Japanese edition of SecuBox is available. The Japanese version will be distributed through Aiko Solutions authorized distributor nextEDGE Technology. Under terms of the agreement, nextEDGE Technology will localize and distribute Aiko Solutions` full line of encryption applications in Japan. nextEDGE Technology will also provide technical support to its customers. “SecuBox is a very unique and exciting product for Pocket PC and Windows Mobile,” said Bret Chou, CEO, nextEDGE Technology. “We are looking forward to promoting Aiko’s Secubox in Japan.”

Product highlights:

* Advanced security algorithms - AES 256-bit encryption algorithm is used for encrypting the data, SHA 512 for generating the encryption key. No knowledge of encryption and cryptography required - designed for busy professionals that value their time.
* Encryption key backup - The backup copy allows restoring the storage in the cases of password loss or if the storage file has been accidentally corrupted during the operating system failure.
* Easy installation, maintenance and usage - SecuBox for Pocket PC seamlessly integrates into daily life requiring no change in the way users work with Pocket PC. No configuration or soft reset required.
* On-the-fly transparent encryption - SecuBox creates encrypted virtual storages. When you open a file from a SecuBox secure storage the data is decrypted on-the-fly, when you save it back on the encrypted storage, the data is automatically encrypted.
* Password strength meter - a good password is one that cannot be guessed. Our advanced algorithms for judging the password's quality will help you create astrong, hard-to-guess password to ensure that no one will ever get access to your encrypted information.
* Secure storage deletion - ensures that deleted files will never be recovered by special recovery tools.
* Change storage properties - encrypted storages can be assigned read only and hidden properties.
* Multiple encrypted storages - up to 10 encrypted storages may be mounted at the same time.
* System tray icon - allows you to quickly mount/unmount the encrypted storages.
* File Explorer integration - SecuBox storage can be mounted directly from Windows File Explorer - with a single tap on the container file.
* No backdoors - SecuBox for Pocket PC does not include backdoors or escrow keys. Neither we nor any other entities will be able to get access to the encrypted data - regardless of circumstances.

Download a full featured 30-day trial from www.aikosolutions.com/download/ 

Pricing: Business or Personal license costs USD 39.95, while educational institutions are eligible to special licensing scheme.

Platforms: Windows Mobile 6 Professional, Windows Mobile 6 Classic, Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition, Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 2002/2003/2003SE/2005, Windows CE 3.0/4.0/4.1/4.2/5.0/5.2, Handheld PC 2000 (Windows CE 3.0), Pocket PC /2002/2003/Phone Edition, Palm-size PC Supported processors: ARM, SH3, MIPS

Learn more about Secubox for Pocket PC at
http://www.aikosolutions.com/products/secubox-for-pocket-pc/  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, May 17 2007 by ChrisD
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Cheetah ActiveStealth - Safety Camera Alert Software

Have you ever found yourself thinking you can’t remember driving that last stretch of road? If your answer is yes then Cheetah’s brand-new kind of driver safety software could be just the product to help your PDA or Pocket PC Phone keep you safe and ticket-free on the road.

ActiveStealth is safety camera alert software for Windows Mobile devices that is designed to protect you, your livelihood and your licence in the USA and the UK. Voice alerts, a visual display and warning tones notify you of approaching accident blackspot areas, speed cameras, red light cameras or other road hazards. Advance warning of high risk zones like these can help you stay focussed and enhance road safety and the highly accurate GPS speedo also helps you to become more aware of your speed.

Users download free camera locations from the Trinity Database which already covers the USA and the UK. Canada, Australia, Spain, France and Portugal are coming soon. The rest of Europe and Scandinavia are actively being logged and will be available later in 2007. There are no ongoing costs, subscription charges or download fees.

Later in 2007, drivers will be able to upgrade to the ActiveStealth PRO package, which allows a wide choice of the best radar detectors and laser systems to integrate with PDAs and Pocket PCs for the first time. Another world first from Cheetah!

CHEETAH ActiveStealth is available for $69.99 at www.speedcheetah.com with a trial version (time restricted use) available for free download.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, May 16 2007 by ChrisD
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Announcing BlueMouse

To use a mouse on a mobile platform is more then a technological curiosity. You save time and your work BlueMouseexperience becomes more pleasurable.

BlueMouse makes another step toward bringing the Desktop platform closer to the mobile.

With BlueMouse, you use your Pocket PC in the way you've always wanted, and in the same time your Bluetooth Mouse becomes once again your favorite toy, as BlueMouse allows it to function again, attached to your pocket pc.

 Click here for more details...

Share your configuration ( Windows Mobile 5.0 or above with Microsoft Bluetooth stack and any Bluetooth mouse) and we will contact you for a beta session if your configuration has not been tested.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, May 15 2007 by ChrisD
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