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Week of August 21, 2005

Price war in loom for wireless Web

Verizon Wireless is expected to cut the price of its high-speed wireless Internet service by as much as 25 percent early next week in a bid to increase its customer base for the service, one analyst said on Friday.

The No. 2 U.S mobile service and the country's first to sell wireless Web links with speeds comparable to some home broadband services, will cut its $80 a month rate plan to about $60 in a bid to stay ahead of rivals such as Sprint Nextel, said American Technology Research analyst Albert Lin. (Source: CNN.com)

Posted Saturday, August 27 2005 by ChrisD
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Windows Media Player Mobile Code Samples

The two Windows Media Player Mobile code samples included in this package demonstrate how to embed Windows Media Player 10 Mobile in an HTML page and in a C++ application. The samples are named Web App and CEWMPHostML.

The purpose of the Web App sample is to show you what events are being fired when a media item is played back by displaying WMPPlayState enumeration values in a text box. These enumeration values correspond to various states such as buffering, stopping, playing, and so on. For more information about these enumeration values, see the Windows Media Player 10 SDK. (Source: Microsoft Website)
Posted Friday, August 26 2005 by ChrisD
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Microsoft CRM Mobile 1.2 Update: 903885

When you try to connect to the Microsoft CRM server by using Microsoft CRM Mobile 1.2, you might receive one of the following error messages on devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PCs or Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Phone Editions.
On a device that already has Microsoft CRM Mobile 1.2 installed, you might receive the following error message:

A server error has occurred. Sync has been canceled.

On a device on which you try to configure a new Microsoft CRM Mobile 1.2 installation, you might receive the following error message:

Device registration failed. For more information contact your system administrator.

For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 903885:
You receive an "A server error has occurred Sync has been canceled" error message or a "Device registration failed" error message when you try to connect by using Microsoft CRM Mobile 1.2  (Source: Microsoft Website)
Posted Friday, August 26 2005 by ChrisD
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VITO SmartMap 1.3 by VITO Technology

VITO SmartMap 1.3: Discount 30% off! Only 21$!

SmartMapSmartMap is a Pocket PC application which uses vector and raster maps. It is compatible with any NMEA protocol GPS receiver (Compact Flash socket, serial port, BlueTooth or sleeve).

The program enables you to view maps, determine your position on the map, view the current track (trail of moves), save the current track, and export tracks as ESRI Shape files.

quickly displays and zooms vector and raster maps prepared by a PC utility
VITO MapManager
shows your location on the map displays and records a track of movements
shows heading, speed, scale, and compass
supports pushpins with notes, icons, and coordinates
exports tracks in a popular GIS format
reads vector maps made from a GIS source files
reads raster maps made from several JPEG images
has the largest map collection of different countries

Pdatopsoft.com - Palm, Pocket PC, Windows CE, EPOC(Symbian), Smartphones, RIM and Windows Mobile software at www.pdatopsoft.com. New submissions daily!  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, August 23 2005 by ChrisD
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Smartphone And PDA’s Now Ready For IBM Lotus Notes 7

CommonTime has announced that its mNotes™ version 4 software is ready to mobilize IBM’s Lotus Notes and Domino 7.

In July IBM announced the final beta release for Lotus and Domino 7, Beta 4.   CommonTime™ has demonstrated leadership in the field of mobile and wireless Lotus Notes messaging by announcing compatibility with IBM’s latest offering before full commercial release.  The mNotes™ application ports Lotus Notes functionality to Windows Mobile (e.g. iPAQ, XDA, SPV), Palm OS (e.g. Treo 650) and Symbian OS (e.g. SonyEricsson P910)

Lotus Notes/Domino 7 will offer users long-awaited features and improved productivity, scalability, usability, and better integration with customer environments for desktop or server IT infrastructure.

“The combination of Palm devices and CommonTime provides the perfect mobility solution, and is critical to ensuring wireless project success now, and in the future” Martin Day, Head of Alliances EMEA, Palm

"mNotes™ v4 provides Lotus Notes users with the customary reliability and quality now synonymous with CommonTime and this, together with the improved email push technology, allows us to provide a first class product to our customers”, added Nigel.

You can evaluate mNotes™ version 4, free of charge, for 30 days at: http://www.commontime.com/downloadmeantime.aspx

For further information regarding CommonTime, it’s products and services, please visit www.commontime.com or call +44 1332 368500 or +1 866 706 0609 (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, August 23 2005 by ChrisD
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PDA attacks: palm size devices - PC size threats

Since most companies barely recognize the PDA in their policies or control systems, they often have no idea how they are used on the network or at remote sites.  This is bad.  Not only can the PDA itself be compromised to the point of where an attacker can access everthing held in its memory, but in many cases, the PDA itself can be made into a trojan that can turn a network inside out.  This article will examine just some of the ways that a PDA can be owned by an attacker and what can happen as a result. (Source: Seth Fogie, Insecure Magazine)
Posted Tuesday, August 23 2005 by ChrisD
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>PPCLINK Mobile Software has just released Mobitools - Essential tools for Pocket PC version 3.0

Mobitools] is a small application but includes rich features as: Power Off, Screen Off, Soft reset, Task manager, Battery & Memory status, smart launcher , quick cleaner, access control panel components, CPU Controlling and quick access to best English dictionary.

New features in Mobitools 3.0:

Please find more info about the program and upgrade offer at:Mobitools's homepage

You can download 14-day full function trial version at the download page:download page (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, August 23 2005 by ChrisD
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Word processor TextMaker 2005 in public beta

SoftMaker, the German maker of multi-platform office software, announced today the public beta release of its flagship word processor TextMaker 2005 for Windows.

TextMaker 2005 offers a feature set comparable to Microsoft Word 2003 -- even including advanced features like AutoShapes, WordArt, and Track Changes -- but is more reliable with long documents, significantly less expensive, and works on multiple platforms: Windows, Linux, Pocket PCs (Windows Mobile), Handheld PCs, Windows CE.NET, Qtopia, and FreeBSD.

The beta for Windows is available immediately from the company's web site at www.softmaker.com/english/tmw05_en.htm

Beta versions for the other supported operating systems will be released in the coming weeks.

One of TextMaker's main attractions is its superior compatibility with the Microsoft Word ".doc" file format. Users won't find another word processor that is as capable of handling complex Microsoft Word files as TextMaker 2005. In fact, many of the new features in TextMaker 2005 have been designed with the goal of allowing TextMaker users to work seamlessly in Microsoft Word-dominated environments.

TextMaker 2005 also offers compatibility with the open source office suite OpenOffice.org and the industry standard OpenDocument (née OASIS) file format.

Improvements in TextMaker 2005 include full Unicode support with special handling for Asian scripts, an AutoShape-compatible drawing layer, WordArt, tracked changes, objects anchored to paragraphs, better table handling, and a bibliography function.

TextMaker 2005 comes with user interfaces in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

When released, TextMaker 2005 will carry a suggested retail price of US$ 49.95 (49.95 Euro) -- significantly below Microsoft Word's list price.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Monday, August 22 2005 by ChrisD
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EverNote helps messy workers clean up their computers

There are also big plans for EverNote going forward, plans the company hopes will eventually encourage many users to upgrade to an expanded Plus. Later this year, EverNote Plus will add support for synchronization with Palm and PocketPC personal digital assistants, as well as some smart-phones. More smart-phones will be included next year. (Source: MIKE LANGBERG , Knight Ridder News Service, St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Posted Monday, August 22 2005 by ChrisD
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