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Week of November 22, 2009

3G wireless still holds promise

Of course, it's true that current 3G technology is considerably slower than 4G networks. Today's 3G technology, whether it is HSPA or EV-DO, offers typical download speeds of between 400 Kbps to 700Kbps. But the latest version of HSPA, called HSPA Plus, offers average download speeds between 4 Mbps and 6 Mbps. This is the same download speed range that Clearwire's WiMax service offers today.

It's difficult to compare these speeds with LTE, since there are no commercial deployments of LTE. But some experts say average speeds for LTE will initially exceed the 4Mbps range. Some people are expecting the service to offer average speeds around 15 Mbps to 20 Mbps.

Because there is little difference between WiMax and HSPA Plus in terms of speed, many operators are opting to invest in upgrading their networks to this technology while they plan for their eventual LTE migration. The GSMA says there are now 56 networks globally deploying HSPA Plus. And 28 of those networks are now live. (Source:  Marguerite Reardon, CNET, CNN)

Posted Saturday, November 28 2009 by ChrisD
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CapturePRO 2.0 Multiplatform, Beta testing!

I'm extremely happy to announce another upgrade from Teksoft. 

With CapturePro, In a few easy steps, you can create screen captures of your favorite Mobile Device. While providing powerful options for the more advanced users, CapturePro remains an easy to use tool. With the built-in Wizard you can go through the required configuration process. Just a few clicks, and you are done. 

The software is now getting a major upgrade to 2.0, and the new version supports multiple Mobile platforms including Windows Mobile, Android, Blackberry and Symbian. 

We're currently looking for beta testers. 

The requirements are: 
1) you must have a desktop running Windows XP, Vista or Win 7 
2) You must have a mobile device of the supported platforms 

Those that are interested can reply in this post. 

Here are some of the features in this new version: 
- Extremely easy to use interface 
- Support for almost every smart mobile device available on the market 
- Advanced capturing options including graphical effects 
- Convenient project based screen capture sessions organizer 
- A must have for reviewers / editors / bloggers. 

For those that create mobile screen captures frequently, this tool can save time and create quality images at the same time. Features like Text over apply watermarks automatically , minimizing any post-processing work.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, November 27 2009 by ChrisD
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SPB Time for Windows Mobile Gets Updated

SPB TimeSPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of SPB Time 3.0, a major update to the best-selling Windows Mobile time toolset. The updated version offers a completely new, reconsidered user interface and significantly impro

ved alarm features. SPB Time 3.0 provides user with three different types of alarms to fit any needs. Paranoid alarm is designed to wake up deep sleepers while Bio alarm does its job in a very gentle way. Classic alarm is a good solution for those who donít believe in biorhythms and do not want to be disturbed too much in the morning time.

A lot of features were reworked in the design aspect. For example, "World Time" feature is presented as a realistic looking 3D model of the Earth with chosen cities designated as spots on the surface. Countdown screen is supplemented with a picture of sandglass where the sand pours out as time goes. The splendour of these interface solutions are accompanied by a vast choice of skins in an online  catalog.

SPB Time 3.0 is also one of the company's Windows Mobile applications that is able to make use of SPB Mobile Shell's widget system. Four widgets are available for those who already have Time version 3 and higher: City Time, Moon Phase, Next Alarm and StopWatch.

SPB Time 3.0 New Features:

Pricing and Availability

SPB Time 3.0 is compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and higher. It may be purchased for 14.95 USD, or a 15-day free trial version may be downloaded at www.SPBSoftware.com. Users of any previuos versions of SPB Time are welcome to upgrade to SPB Time 3.0 with 50% discount. According to SPB Software's upgrades policy, all SPB Time users who have purchased the product within the last 90 days, are eligible for free upgrade. (Source Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, November 24 2009 by ChrisD
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