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Week of February 25, 2007

Encrypt your PDA or Windows Smartphone with SecuBox for Pocket PC press release

Aiko Solutions announces the release of SecuBox for Pocket PC - the software for protecting confidential data carried on Windows driven PDAs and smartphones. SecuBox for Pocket PC offers an entirely new approach to PDA and smartphone data security, letting users protect their data with no special knowledge or additional learning. It provides user-friendly real-time smartphone or PDA data protection that is completely transparent to the user.

SecuBox is designed for security conscious users who need to protect their contacts, company assets, customer data as well as other strictly confidential information they carry with them on PDAs or smartphones. With SecuBox users can start protecting their data immediately – without changing their working habits or business routines. SecuBox protects information with strongest and most efficient encryption algorithm available today - NIST-approved AES 256-bit.

SecuBox creates a virtual encrypted storage on Pocket PC or smartphone, which looks like a usual storage to the user. All information written to this encrypted storage is automatically encrypted on the fly. Decryption and encryption is totally transparent and requires no additional action from the user. It encrypts all sensitive information keeping it secure and protected, even in such catastrophic cases when the PDA or smartphone is lost or stolen.

Features:

* 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.

* 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 or smartphone. 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 a strong, 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 – encypted storages can be assigned read only and hidden properties.

* Multiple encrypted storages - up to 10 encrypted storages may be mounted at the same time.

* No backdoors - SecuBox for Pocket PC does not include backdoors or escrow keys. Neigther we nor any other entities will be able to get access to the encrypted data - regardless of circumstances.

Free download: Download the free trial – a full featured version during the 30-day trial period from www.aikosolutions.com/download/

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

Platforms: SecuBox supports Windows Mobile 6 Standard, Windows Mobile 6 Professional, Windows Mobile 6 Classic, Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone, 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, Handheld PC 2000 (Windows CE 3.0), Pocket PC /2002/2003/Phone Edition, Smartphone 2002/2003.

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


Posted Friday, March 2 2007 by ChrisD
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Announcements from WebIS

Journal Sync 2.0

This week we released Journal Sync 2.0 which syncs Pocket Informant's Journal to Desktop Outlook for Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.

Pocket Informant includes a Journal feature that allows you to create un-linked journal items as well as items linked to a specific contact, task, or appointment. But Pocket Informant alone will not sync the Journal to Outlook. Journal Sync takes that one step further and syncs up your data to Outlook through the ActiveSync connection on the desktop.

If you're using the Journal in Pocket Informant 2007 you really need to take a look! http://webis.net/journal

VoiceMinder 1.6

I am proud to announce that VoiceMinder 1.6 has been released! VoiceMinder is the incredibly simple application for those of us who keep track of task items via our email inbox. VoiceMinder sends voice notes to email addresses with just two taps of the user-defined hotkey.

1.6 brings about some bug fixes, an improved interface for Pocket PC users and full Windows Mobile 6 support!

Grab a copy at http://webis.net/voiceminder   (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, March 2 2007 by ChrisD
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NEC to Offer Global-Reach Mobile Extensions With Enterprise Functionality

FirstHand Technologies, an innovator in transforming smart phones and dual-mode devices into full-featured business telephones, and NEC Unified Solutions (NEC) today announced an agreement to deliver Mobile Unified Communications.

Under this partnership, the FirstHand Enterprise Mobility Solution will be fully integrated with the NEC UNIVERGE® portfolio. This solution will extend UNIVERGE enterprise functionality to smart phones and dual-mode devices, including BlackBerry RIMs, Nokia E-series devices and Windows Mobile devices, over both the cellular and WiFi networks, creating global-reach mobile extensions. NEC customers will now be able to perform Corporate Directory Lookup, Enterprise Extension Dialing, Presence, Instant Messaging, Outlook Contact Integration, Ad-hoc Mobile Conferencing, Visual Voicemail, and more from their mobile devices.

"We're very impressed with FirstHand Technologies' expertise in mobilizing the enterprise workforce," said Jay Krauser, GM Product Management, NEC Unified Solutions. "By partnering with FirstHand Technologies, our enterprise customers will benefit from seamless mobility, unified messaging, single number reach and increased productivity."

"I am very excited to announce this agreement with NEC," said David Hattey, president and CEO of FirstHand Technologies. "NEC is extremely forward-looking in its approach to Mobile Unified Communications and we're proud to be a part of its upcoming offerings."

NEC will be demonstrating the solution at VoiceCon Spring 2007 from March 5 through 8, 2007 at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando, FL, in booth # 801.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Tuesday, February 27 2007 by ChrisD
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Article: Windows Mobile 6 for Enterprise Users

With Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft has added many new features for Enterprise users. This article discusses the new features and how they relate to using Windows Mobile 6 (WM6) in the enterprise. However if you are a regular user you will hear about features you can take advantage of as well.
Posted Tuesday, February 27 2007 by ChrisD
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AirWizard - create over the air installers quick and easy

Hard Reseting a device is not a pleasent step for anyone. Teksoft has thought of a solution to make this step easier and created a fully featured product for you.
AirWizard is a unique Desktop PC tool that comes in handy for Over the Air solutions. With AirWizard, you can take several CAB files, a splash image, a readme text file with instructions and create a compressed, self extracting installer to be runned directly on your Pocket PC or Smartphone. With AirWizard you can create one single installer for all your favorite programs. Think of the time you could save with this tool!
The product also adresses corporate users for software packages over the air deployment.



Features:

Unlimited trial: we have provided an unlimited trial version so you can see how useful AirWizard is.
Built-In Wizard that will help the user create the installers
Use Airwizard to install any software directly on your mobile device, without the need of having a Desktop PC.
Use splash images to customize your installer's look and feel
Support for Eula and Readme file in the installer in TEXT and HTML Format
Support for splash screen in *.JPG, *.BMP or *.PNG format
Powerful filters to target the device by Platform, Operating System version and Processor manufacturer(Unique)
Support for PocketPC and Smartphone



High compression algorithms: with AirWizard your installers can be smaller in size, with up to 50%. Installer size is important for people using GPRS, and pay for traffic ammount. AirWizard helps to reduce your GPRS traffic! It saves money, but also time (shorter downloads)
Add unlimited CAB files to your installer. The cabs will be installed in the order you choose.
Automatic cabinet file parsing for Title Vendor and supported devices all make installer configuration much easier for the user
Easy drag and drop support from outher sources (other windows) to the cabinet files list
Build a desktop installer and a ready to run installer for your device from one interface
Support for advanced settings on the device like silent install and install path override
Support for deployment imediately after installer has been built
Command Line build support
Easy to use interface, comprehensive help files




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Posted Sunday, February 25 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3.75 Comments ()

NS Basic/CE 7.0.3 released!

We are happy to announce that NS Basic/CE 7.0.3 is ready. Major new features include:
- Support for Vista
- Support for Windows Mobile 6.0
- German language Handbook and Help files
- New controls
- New statements and functions
- SQLite 3 support

The complete list of changes is here:
<http://www.nsbasic.com/ce/info/enhancements.htm>

There are also documentation updates, new samples and bug fixes. Be sure to read the ReadMe for complete information. There are backwards compatibility restrictions, so keep a backup of your current projects. Did we mention you should look at the ReadMe?
<http://www.nsbasic.com/ce/info/Readme.htm>

Complete details on the upgrade are here: <http://www.nsbasic.com/ce/PR/pr.061214.html>

The upgrade is free to all registered users who bought NS Basic/CE after November 1, 2006. If you bought before that date, we once again have special upgrade pricing for you. Order your upgrade here:
<http://www.nsbasic.com/orderupgradece.shtml>

We'd like to thank the beta testers, who were once again a great help in completing this update.

The NS Basic Development Team.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Sunday, February 25 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3 Comments ()

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