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Week of January 22, 2006

Enhance Your Lifestyle with Astraware

Astraware is excited to announce a special promotion for their popular Lifestyle channel highlighting some of the best lifestyle applications available for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) handhelds.

>From Monday 30th January 2006 for just 8 days, 'Enhance Your Lifestyle' will feature a different application each day with a special exclusive 24-hour-only discount of up to $10!

With many new users looking for applications for their devices and more experienced owners looking for new titles to maximise their handheld use, the Astraware 'Enhance Your Lifestyle' promotion will offer a selection of top applications from Chapura, Deluxeware, Electric Pocket, Ilium Software, Landware, Llamagraphics, and SplashData. All of the applications on the Astraware Lifestyle channel are personally selected by the Astraware Team from customer requests.

'Enhance Your Lifestyle' will begin at 8.00am GMT on January 30th, and a new application will be available from the same time each day. Make sure you check back to the Astraware website: http://www.astraware.com, to discover that day's offer! (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, January 27 2006 by ChrisD
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HP Rom Upgrades for rx1950 Fix SD Problems

HP has fixed problems that users reported with using SD cards with their rx1950 Pocket PC.  The problems were related to leaving the SD card in the Pocket PC's slot and powering on.  A workaround is to perform a soft reset. 

If you choose to install this update, make sure you have all critical data from your Pocket PC copied to your PC such as your My Documents folder and synchronize with Outlook. (Source: Chris De Herrera, Pocket PC Talk)


Posted Friday, January 27 2006 by ChrisD
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VITO Taskswitcher for Smartphones released

VITO Technology releases TaskSwitcher for Windows Mobile Smartphones. This well-known and highly efficient utility has already become popular among PPC users and now is ready to conquer the new plaform. VITO TaskSwitcher now supports all Windows Mobile Smartphones.

VITO TaskSwitcher allows you to switch easily between your running tasks or stop them from a pop-up list. You can do it using only your joystick:

- call TaskSwitcher list using the assigned button 
- in the list navigate with joystick buttons (or stylus if you wish) 
- to switch to a highlighted item press Enter 
- Autoselect function also automatically switches to a highlighted item after 5 seconds. 
- to close the highlighted application press the right navigation button. 
- to close the active application or all running applications choose "Close active" or "Close all". 
- to close TaskSwitcher press the left navigation button (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, January 27 2006 by ChrisD
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Dr.Anne's MAGIC-HAND For Handhelds Makes Dieting A Cakewalk

Dr.Anne's MAGIC-HAND Eating Plan is the first and only diet using just the hand to gauge portions. Now it's available on handheld PDA's in a quick and easy Q&A tutortial.

Now this unique and easy approach to good health, diet, and staying slim has just been made easier. For those who love their PDA’s, pocket pc’s and Palms, learning how to eat using the MAGIC-HAND Eating Plan is downloadable as an interactive Q&A tutorial.

Just released for 2006, it is one of the newest diet programs currently selling at Handango.com , PocketGear.com and PalmGear.com For learning on the go, the course offers a series of nine 10-minute module sessions. Even without a handheld device, the MAGIC-HAND tutorial can go on a desktop computer using the Tablet PC version. Also, a free demo is available listing various foods in the different MAGIC-HAND food group categories.

As a livable program meeting the requirements of healthy well-balanced eating and portion control, the MAGIC-HAND is about the easiest and most fun diet ever created. What makes it so user-friendly is that the hand is used as a measurer to gauge portions. No counting calories, grams or exchange tables. Nine-points or modules comprise the tutorial, each relevant to weight control, including stress reduction, exercise and emotional eating. Go to http://www.dranne.org website for details.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, January 27 2006 by ChrisD
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LingvoSoft FlashCards 2006: 5 language pairs added.

Now LingvoSoft FlashCards 2006 for Pocket PC are available for English in combination with Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Armenian and Azerbaijani. With LingvoSoft FlashCards you can study foreign languages as you play! Just install the new software on your Pocket PC and memorize new foreign words on the move quickly and effortlessly!

Each FlashCards program is a seamless combination of educational exercises and entertaining games in one compact software application. Its extensive built-in vocabulary gives you access to 7,000 common words and technical terms in seven categories of complexity. You will enjoy the FlashCards' user-friendly interface, improved fonts for better readability, and trouble-free expansion capabilities.

To get more info and download trial versions click here:

LingvoSoft FlashCards 2006 English<->Thai for Pocket PC

LingvoSoft FlashCards 2006 English<->Vietnamese for Pocket PC

LingvoSoft FlashCards 2006 English<->Tagalog for Pocket PC

LingvoSoft FlashCards 2006 English<->Armenian for Pocket PC

LingvoSoft FlashCards 2006 English<->Azerbaijani for Pocket PC (Source: Press Release)


Posted Wednesday, January 25 2006 by ChrisD
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SYWARE's Report CE® 5.0, New Report Writing Software for Pocket PCs, Adds Graphing, Grouping/Sub-totals and International Number and Currency Support

Powerful, Inexpensive Report Writing and Graphing tool is used by .NET Programmers and SYWARE’s Visual CE Developers Throughout the World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive, mobile database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced Report CE® 5.0, a major release of the only report writing, printing and graphing tool for Pocket PC devices. Report CE 5.0 runs on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile devices, including those that support the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 2005 software, and works with a variety of popular database formats, including SYWARE Visual CE®, Microsoft Pocket Access, and SQL Server CE. The latest edition of Report CE provides additional power and flexibility for a wide variety of small and large enterprise applications. New features include support for graphing, including line graphs, bar graphs and pie charts; grouping/sub-totals; international number and currency support; and a runtime "wizard" for automatic creation of distribution files.

With Report CE 5.0, mobile workers can print professional reports that relate to their specific industry or task directly from a Pocket PC, without the need to go back to the office. The addition of graphing greatly enhances the presentation of data either on screen or printed. Report CE 5.0 can be used to create invoices, sales reports, customer quotes, and more. Imagine the impact a real estate agent can make by showing his clients not only the raw data on housing costs in a particular neighborhood, but also a graph showing the trends.

SYWARE, Inc. is committed to making the mobile software development and deployment process as quick and easy as possible and to supporting developers throughout the world. Report CE 5.0 furthers that commitment with the addition of a runtime wizard for automatic creation of distribution files, and with support for international numbers and currency. According to Sy Danberg, president of SYWARE, Inc., "Our experience with Visual CE developers has shown us that creating the runtime distribution version of a developed application can be a major stumbling block to deployment. The runtime wizard created for Report CE greatly reduces the time and frustration involved in this task."

Report CE operates in conjunction with Visual CE, SYWARE's award-winning database and forms builder software for Pocket PC and Windows CE devices. Data can also come from applications developed with eMbedded Visual Basic, eMbedded Visual C++, or .NET. Reports are based on Visual CE, Pocket Access, or (using SYWARE's sqlceEnable™) SQL Server CE tables. For wireless access to server based data, Report CE also works with any desktop ODBC enabled table using SYWARE's mEnable®.

Pricing & Delivery

Report CE 5.0 is available in Personal and Professional editions and can be purchased from the SYWARE online store at http://www.syware.com. Report CE Personal (US$79) is licensed for single device applications. Report CE Professional (US$399) includes a royalty-free license to distribute standardized Reports. SYWARE's related products, Visual CE, sqlceEnable, and mEnable are sold both separately and as part of the cost saving Mobile360tm bundles. (Source: Press Release)


Posted Wednesday, January 25 2006 by ChrisD
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Handmark® Announces The Catholic Study Bible For Palm® And Windows Mobile™ Devices

Complete Text of New American Bible Inspired by Vatican II Reforms; Includes 600-Page Reading Guide, Virtual Bookmarks, Powerful Search Capability

Handmark®, a global leader in mobile media, today announced the release of The Catholic Study Bible, based on the powerful work by Oxford University Press, for Palm® handhelds, mobile managers, and Treo™ smartphones and Windows Mobile™ Pocket PCs and Smartphones.  The Catholic Study Bible is supported by an array of invaluable features including a 600-page reading guide written by today’s top Catholic scholars.

Acclaimed throughout the Catholic community, The Catholic Study Bible presents the power and truth of the Bible in a format that encourages learning.  Comprehension and personal insight are enhanced through the Olive Tree Bible reader which allows the student to jump directly to specific verses, create and jump to bookmarks, and search the entire Bible according to specific word, phrase, or range of books.

"With The Catholic Study Bible, intermediate and advanced students can gain a greater understanding of the Bible in an easy-to-use and complete format," said Douglas Edwards, Handmark co-founder and executive vice president.  "Its versatility and convenience makes it possible to study Biblical teachings anywhere, anytime, on virtually all the most popular Palm and Windows Mobile handsets."

The extensive reading guides in The Catholic Study Bible reference the scripture using a unique, page number keyed cross-reference system.  Guides are provided for each book of the Old and New Testament.

Other features include:

 • Glossary of biblical terms
 • Custom bookmarks
 • Powerful search functionality (by word, phrase, range of books)
 • Fully customizable viewer preferences (fonts, colors, toolbars, scrolling)

The Catholic Study Bible requires 4MB of free RAM or expansion media memory and is priced at $29.99 USD.  The product is currently available for download. For more information or to purchase The Catholic Study Bible, visit the Handmark web site, www.handmark.com. (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, January 23 2006 by ChrisD
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PPC Tablet Remote Control Suite v3.0 is released

The major additions and enhancements in PPC Tablet v3.0 include:


Posted Sunday, January 22 2006 by ChrisD
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