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Week of November 27, 2005

NS Basic Half Price Specials!

Get another NS Basic product at half price!

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NS Basic/CE 6.0
Create applications for Windows CE and Pocket PC devices, including the latest Windows Mobile 5. Develop on the desktop or the device.

NS Basic/Desktop 1.2
Create apps for Window 2000 and XP. Share data with NS Basic/CE or Palm. The easiest way to develop desktop applications!

NS Basic/Palm 5.0
The most popular development tool for Palm OS devices, including the Treo, Tungsten and Zire.

Order here: http://www.nsbasic.com/order.shtml

Each of these products are normally priced at $149.905. Your special price is just $74.94. To qualify, you must enter the serial number of your current NS Basic product. Special prices only available on our webstore. Offer expires Dec 31, 2005.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Map yourself in the world of NS BASIC users!  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Saturday, December 3 2005 by ChrisD
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Develop Windows Mobile Applications For Windows Mobile 5.0

mForms –is the developers application of choice for windows mobile 5.0 !

Accelerating ROI by leveraging existing Notes Domino developer skills, mForms reduces the timescale and complexity of mobilizing business processes.

"CommonTime is a highly professional firm to do business with. They have a high class range of mobilization products for the Lotus Domino market place and their support service is second to none" Says Bob Flynn , of Solution provider BlueTrail Ltd .

BlueTrail designed and implemented a Microsoft® Windows® Powered mobile solution using iPAQ Pocket PC’s and CommonTime's mForms software to mobilize leading energy drink manufacture Red Bull’s field-based marketing and sampling Teams. The mobile solution has dramatically improved the quality and turnaround time of sales data coming in from the field, and has enabled Red Bull to respond to new retail opportunities in a much shorter timeframe.

"We have been using CommonTime’s mForms product for delivering powerful mobile applications to our clients for three years. It is an excellent product, especially for Lotus Domino users, and allows the extension of corporate systems into the hands of users, quickly and easily." Says Bob. "We have demanding customers who require high performance, reliable mobile applications. Using CommonTime’s mForms product enables us to deliver state-of-the-art mobile applications to our clients in a fraction of the time required by competitor’s products.

"Nikki Johnson, Sampling Manager, Red Bull Company, United Kingdom said, "Not only is the system an amazingly efficient process for collecting sampling data and self generating reports/data, but we also use it to pay the samplers. The system provides a feed to our Finance System to pay samplers wages/expenses each month. No more wage duties for me - more sampling visits!"

Bob Flynn concludes "Whilst CommonTime’s mForms continues to outperform similar products in the market place we will continue to sing their praises from the rooftops. We have recommended mForms to other Business Partners and expect to do so in the future."

Another Solution Provider SilverBlaze delivered a Lotus Domino-based CRM solution for Ontrac Equipment Services in Canada (a Division of John Deere), using mNotes and mForms, two software packages from CommonTime.

"mNotes and mForms allows Ontrac sales personnel remote and wireless access (through pocket PC’s) to all corporate sales information, activities and processes, as well as email and calendaring functionality." Said Dwight Corcoran, Controller Ontrac "mForms is unsurpassed by any other similar enterprise or personal sync applications. CommonTime’s consistency in the delivery of quality products, the quality of its technical support and development team, its ongoing research and development efforts that continue to add value to Lotus Notes based solutions… - all these things attest to CommonTime being able to stand out from the crowd in terms of the value that it brings to IBM products Says Henry Douek, Software Development Consultant Australia

"CommonTime have demonstrated excellent support facilities for technical resource whilst Polymorph were developing their first two technical projects, for B Braun Medical and Manchester Airport." "CommonTime’s technology offers a very credible (+50% of Fortune 500 companies) route to market to attack new clients with our proven IBM Premier Business partner skills. Karl Hargrave, Sales Director Polymorph Ltd

To find about more about these applications visit: http://www.commontime.com/CaseStudies.aspx

To download a free trial copy of m forms visit: http://www.commontime.com/downloadmeantime.aspx  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Saturday, December 3 2005 by ChrisD
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Street Duel: Underground Racing HALF PRICE Xmas Promotion

Street Duel: Underground RacingWinner of PocketPC Magazine Best Software Awards 2005, Street Duel:Underground Racing is a spectacular 3D driving game based on the dark street racing subculture. The game involves racing over rooftops, performing spectacular jumps, and smashing through traffic in the pursuit of winning the ultimate performance supercar.

Features include:

- Full 3D graphics.
- Real physics engine with rigid body dynamics and accurate collision detection.
- Drive 9 different vehicles each with their own unique handling characteristics.
- Perform handbrake turns and lurid powerslides, complete with skidmarks, suspension, tyresmoke, brakelights, etc.
- Over 32 races and challenges.

Pixelogic (www.pixelogic.co.uk) are running a special Christmas promotion on this amazing Pocket PC game. They are offering an full 50% discount for purchases made through their online store - that's $10 off the normal price. At the checkout just enter the promotion coupon code HAPPYXMAS and get your copy for just $9.99.

Full details of the game are available at www.pixelogic.co.uk/pages/street_duel.html (Source: Press Release)

Posted Saturday, December 3 2005 by ChrisD
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Astraware releases update to its award-winning Astraware Sudoku game.

Astraware is excited to announce a major update to Astraware Sudoku for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) for Pocket PC and Smartphone. The new Puzzle of the Day option offers a brand new Sudoku puzzle at each difficulty level downloadable 'over the air' each day. This unique feature also lets users submit their times directly from their device and see how they rank against other players worldwide for the same puzzle.

"We're all Sudoku addicts here at Astraware, and adding this new feature has us competing to get better and better at solving the puzzles," said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. "We're looking forward to all of our registered customers joining in with the Astraware team and Beta testers in the daily high score lists!"

Astraware Sudoku featuring Puzzle of the Day is a free update to all registered owners of the game. The Puzzle of the Day feature can be accessed either over the air from a connected device, from standalone handhelds using a cellphone as a modem, or via ActiveSync's pass-through connection, while users without a connected device can still take advantage of Astraware Sudoku's ability to generate billions of Sudoku puzzles on their device.

Astraware recently attended Orange(TM) Code Camp in Opio, France where the Puzzle of the Day feature was developed. Astraware Sudoku's over-the-air puzzle delivery was awarded Best Overall Product at the event and received the grand prize of a Segway Human Transporter. The Astraware Team has since taken delivery of the Segway!

To mark the release of this update, Astraware Sudoku will be discounted to $9.95 at the Astraware site until 31st December 2005. The regular price is $19.95. Astraware Sudoku is available here: http://www.astraware.com/all/default/sudoku/

A Sudoku of the Day puzzle is also accessible for non-PDA owners via the Sudoku of the Day website at http://www.sudokuoftheday.com. It's available for people to add to their blogs and websites or direct to their email inbox each day. The Sudoku of the Day site also includes Sudoku Gear - a quirky range of merchandise featuring genuine Sudoku puzzles - ideal for a Sudoku addicts everywhere.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, December 1 2005 by ChrisD
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Develop Multi-Platform Games for Smartphone, Windows, Linux

Makslane Rodrigues has released Game Editor v. 1.3.3, a powerful Windows game creation application that lets you design and create exciting, interactive games for the Windows, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, Smartphone, and Linux markets. You can share your games with family and friends, or sell them commercially, without paying royalty fees to the Game Editor author.

Game Editor gives you the power to create the games of your dreams. With very little programming or technical knowledge, you can design and develop 2D games that will entertain your family, or provide a new source of income as you sell your games across the Internet. Game Editor makes it easy to create arcade, puzzle, board, role-playing, shoot-em-up, jump and run, and side-scroller games. The simple and intuitive interface, plus the rich set of features, let both beginners and experienced game developers design and create games that are fun and exciting.

Creating your new game is a very intuitive process. Dream up a game theme, and place your game actors on the Game Editor screen. Your game is event-driven. You determine what happens whenever a player moves the mouse, clicks an object, or presses a key. You set the rules for collisions. By defining simple or complex paths, you determine the movement of all of the actors on the game screen. You can clone actors, remove them, or render them invisible. In addition to moving objects, you can play sounds and run animations. You're in total control of the look and feel of your game.

You don't have to spend days working on a game that may or may not be fun to play. Game Editor lets you quickly prototype your new game. In very little time, you can develop a basic game, and test its design and playability. By interacting with your prototype game from the outset, you can minimize wasted time and eliminate false starts.

Power users can use the program's Global Code Editor to program advanced actions. The powerful scripting language lets you extend Game Editor's functionality to support unusual and custom game rules.

Once you have fine-tuned and perfected your game, a few mouse clicks let you create versions for Windows, Linux, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, and Smartphones. Unlike companies that collect royalties for each copy of the games that you sell or give away, Game Editor's author lets you create and distribute your games royalty-free.

Whether you're a computer novice who wants to create and distribute a personalized game for family and friends, a serious game player who wants to try creating your own commercial-level game, or an entrepreneur who is considering launching a career in game development and marketing, Game Editor has the tools that you need.

Game Editor v. 1.3.3 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/2000/2003/XP. The program, plus a premium one-year support package, costs $94.95(US). The program without the annual updates is available for $14.95(US). You can purchase Game Editor securely online at http://game-editor.com/. You can download a free 30-day trial version of Game Editor from the company's web site.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, December 1 2005 by ChrisD
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Microth's InPad 2.0 is released

InPad 2.0 Microth, Inc. (www.microth.com) has just released a version 2.0 of their InPad application. InPad is language-independent, fully customizable, fast and accurate handwriting input method for mobile devices supporting Spanish language. Version 2.0 adds a number of new features and improvements: simpler user interface, transparent mode, rectangular cells, build-in layout editor, enchanced symbol customization and demo. Celebrating this event all customers of version 1.0 can upgrade to version 2.0 in December for free.

InPad is a combination of handwriting and keyboard input derived strong sides of both these techniques: a simple, familiar handwriting interface and an instant, accurate keyboard processing. InPad doesn’t "recognize" handwritings - it just "inputs" handwritten symbols into a device like a regular keyboard.

Imagine a soft keypad having a few keys. Write a symbol over this keypad. Inpad will highlight and track a sequence of keys actuated during drawing this symbol. Each stroke of an entered symbol will be represented by a sequence of keys crossed by that stroke. Now we can assign symbols to some key sequences based on symbols' handwriting.

InPad 2.0
For example, symbol 'a' can be assigned to the key sequence {4,3,5,6,4,6}. All assigned key sequences and correspondent symbols are stored in a special dictionary - a layout of InPad. Now we just need find what symbol is assigned to traced sequences in a current layout. That's it. This is a very simple, accurate and fast handwriting input algorithm of InPad.

InPad can be easily adjusted to your own writing style and needs. InPad has different keypad configurations 2*2, 2*3, 3*3 depending on alphabet complexity. InPad's panel can be resized and dragged over the screen. It may be transparent. You can use you finger for input. Download and modify language layouts from www.inpad.net or create your own ones using InPad. InPad supports handwriting input in more then 100 world languages based on Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Kana scripts.

You can easily add new symbols to layouts, assign as many as needed different handwritings to a symbol, use multistroke symbols, accents and symbol modifications. Strokes can also be assigned to control symbols, commands and text strings. For example, it can be Windows’ 'Copy' and 'Paste' commands, frequent text strings like 'Best regards' or 'the' or even your favorite applications. InPad has imbedded demo functionality and at any moment you can check what handwriting is assigned to a symbol.

InPad takes less then 300K of memory. Average size of a layout is about 12K. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, November 30 2005 by ChrisD
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Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Is Not Just About Exchange

29  November  2005,  UK.  Windows Mobile 5 devices are proliferating within enterprises  globally.  They  are  becoming  known  increasingly  for their ability  to  deliver push email for Exchange 2003. However, where do you go if  you’re running Lotus Notes/Domino®.  Mobile workers that take ownership of  Microsoft’s latest mobile business PDAs and Smartphones now need not be cut  off  from  their enterprise Notes/Domino information and applications. CommonTime, the leading Lotus Notes-focused wireless email and applications development  company,  has  delivered  a  solution that proves that Windows Mobile 5 is not just about Exchange email push. Today, CommonTime announces a  software  release,  mSuite 4.1, which delivers wireless push Lotus Notes email/PIM and Lotus Notes Instant Messaging for Windows Mobile 5 devices.

Several  Windows Mobile 5 devices have hit the market including the i-mate™ Jas  Jar,  the  first 3G-enabled GSM/GPRS mini-laptop phone with WiFi.  The Jas  Jar  includes  full  VGA  screen,  520MHz Intel processor and 128MB of Permanent  Memory. The CommonTime development means that enterprise workers using  Lotus  Notes  can  send and receive secure instant messages over the corporate  server using the i-mate™ JasJar or other Windows Mobile 5 device if  they  have  mSuite installed. Wireless push email can also be used with rich  Lotus  Notes  functionality such as follow up flags and room/resource booking using mSuite calendaring functions on the device

“i-mate™  make  great devices and will add substantial value to the growing market  for  Windows  Mobile  Powered Pocket PC Devices for enterprise use” says  Nigel  Mackrill,  CEO CommonTime, “Our award-winning mNotes™ solution has  long  been known in Notes/Domino® circles as the only game in town for introducing  a  desktop-like  Lotus  Notes messaging experience to PDAs and Smartphones…… just ask our customers.” says Nigel

For  further  information  regarding CommonTime, its products and services, please  visit  http://www.commontime.com , call 0845 009 0028 (UK), 866 706 0609  (North  America)  +44  1332  368500  (Europe/ Rest of World) or email [email protected]  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, November 29 2005 by ChrisD
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Handmark® Offers The Jewish Study Bible For Palm® and Windows Mobile™ Devices

Esteemed Product Uses TANAKH Translation from The Jewish Publication Society,

Supplemented with Commentary, Essays, and More

KANSAS CITY, MO — (29 November 2005) — Handmark®, a global leader in mobile media, announced today it has released The Jewish Study Bible, a unique presentation of the Bible consistent with the Jewish tradition, for Palm® handhelds, mobile managers, and Treo™ smartphones and Windows Mobile™ Pocket PCs and Smartphones. The Jewish Study Bible incorporates the highest Jewish scholarship along with helpful study aids that make understanding ancient Jewish scripture easier than ever.

Benefiting from the work of nearly forty world-renowned Jewish biblical scholars, The Jewish Study Bible places emphasis on the Torah, key to understanding Jewish experience. The work uses the TANAKH Translation from The Jewish Publication Society (TANAKH is an acronym formed from the Hebrew initials of the three sections into which the Hebrew Bible is traditionally divided: Torah, Instruction; Nevi’im, Prophets; and Kethubim, Writings). Unlike other English translations, the TANAKH translation does not emend the original Hebrew text.

Useful study features of The Jewish Study Bible include bookmark and search features, the ability to jump to specific verses, section and book introductions, and informative essays that address a wide array of topics relative to the Bible’s place in Jewish history and tradition.

"The Jewish Study Bible, published by Oxford University Press, presents the Jewish Bible in a fashion that maximizes personal understanding while meeting the reader’s specific academic needs," said Douglas Edwards, Handmark co-founder and executive vice president. "Oxford University Press has taken great pains to make this important work functional, illuminating, and convenient for use anywhere and in any study situation."

Reflecting the scholarship of a committee of revered Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jewish scholars, The Jewish Study Bible offers readers the fruits of various schools of analysis within the Jewish tradition (rabbinic, medieval, mystical, etc.) Despite its intellectual rigor, The Jewish Study Bible requires no knowledge of Hebrew; its presentation and integrated study tools are easily understood by scholar and student alike.

The Oxford Jewish Study Bible requires 4MB of free RAM or expansion media memory and is priced at $39.99 USD. The product is currently available for download; for more information or to purchase The Oxford Jewish Study Bible, visit the Handmark web site, www.handmark.com.

Oxford Jewish Study Bible for Pocket PC: http://www.handmark.com/products/detail.php?id=482

Oxford Jewish Study Bible for Windows Mobile Smartphone: http://www.handmark.com/products/detail.php?id=483  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, November 29 2005 by ChrisD
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Organize your Business with a Mobile Database

Mention the word database to most people and they cringe. They have visions of massive computers filled with some incomprehensible number of records.

A database does not have to be that complicated. It can be a great help, especially if you can carry it around with you.

In its simplest form, a database is simply a structured way to organize information. This might be a list of customers, sales figures or even how far you drove to meet with a client. Software for your Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC or Smartphone allows you to access and update that information from anywhere and sync it with the data stored on your office computer. (Source: Kevin Ebi, Microsoft Website)

Posted Monday, November 28 2005 by ChrisD
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Hey Chatter Chatter Chatter!

Just about every morning, my neighbor and I analyze the latest headlines via instant messaging. There's always something one of us is in a tizzy over, be it current politics or celebrity gossip or, well, it could be anything. Every morning, we're the instant message talk show hosts. I sit at my computer, she sits at hers, and we crack each other up as we start our respective days.

The problem is, I can't always be there. I have to jump in the Gizmomobile and run across town for an appointment or head to some office downtown where I'll sit in a waiting room waiting for those magic words, "Mrs. Gizmo, you can come in now." Imagine my excitement when I discovered that my morning chatter could happen anywhere by using my Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphone. I don't need to be at the desktop to chat; I don't even need the laptop. That's because MSN Messenger runs on my Smartphone.

And hey, don't underestimate the usefulness of mobile chat! Just because we use it to make fun of the foibles of celebrities or to analyze the latest news from the White House doesn't mean you can't put instant messaging to better uses.  (Source: 'Mrs. Gizmo', Microsoft Website)

Posted Monday, November 28 2005 by ChrisD
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PhatWare Releases PhatNotes 4.6

Upgraded software compatible with newest mobile devices

Mountain View, Calif. – November 28, 2005 – PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces the release of PhatNotes 4.6. PhatNotes is a five-time award-winning notes organizer for Microsoft Windows-based Pocket and Desktop PCs that allows users to create notes and organize them by type, subject, creation and modification date.

PhatNotes comes in different editions based on its intended use. Version 4.6 upgrades the Professional, Standard and Lite editions to support Windows Mobile 5.0 and square screen devices. The new version has a Today Screen add-in that allows users to quickly access the most recently created or modified notes directly from the Pocket PC Today Screen.

Beginning with version 4.6, PhatNotes will include the latest version of PhatWare’s PhatSpell spell checker with English dictionary. PhatSpell is a multilingual spell checker for Microsoft Windows powered Pocket PCs that allows users to check spelling in practically any Pocket PC application that allows text editing. PhatNotes 4.6 will include PhatSpell’s English dictionary, and 12 additional language dictionaries can be downloaded free of charge from the PhatWare Web site to be used with PhatNotes.

"The most recent version of PhatNotes provides mobile professionals and consumers with the best note-taking software for the latest Pocket PC devices on the market," said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare.

PhatNotes 4.6 also includes an improved synchronization module compatible with the latest version of ActiveSync. The application works on Pocket PC 2003 or later devices based on Windows Mobile 4.0 or later. PhatNotes 4.6 is available at www.phatware.com and pricing varies per edition. The new version is a free upgrade for all registered users of the corresponding edition of PhatNotes 4.x. For more information about PhatNotes or PhatWare’s additional award-winning products, visit www.phatware.com.   (Source: Press Release)

Posted Monday, November 28 2005 by ChrisD
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VITO Voice2Go updated for Windows Mobile 5.0

November 28, VITO Technology announces a major update of its favorite voice controlling application VITO Voice2Go. The recently released program has already become very popular on the market and now is concentrated on making its customers’ wishes come true.

VITO Voice2Go is basically purposed at allowing its users to manage their Pocket PCs stylusfree just by talking to their devices. With VITO Voice2Go Pocket PC users can forget about a stylus and start giving their PDAs oral commands in their own languages to:

* start and quit applications
* call their contacts or hang up the phone
* find out who’s calling by listening to a voice tag attributed to this person
* modify system settings
* press any onscreen buttons with voice and record macros.

VITO Voice2Go v1.2 not only has become fully compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0, it still performs on Pocket PCs with WM 2003 and WM 2003 SE flawlessly.

With the updated VITO Voice2Go v1.2 you can:

* minimize the time spent on commands recognition down to 2 seconds

The improved speech recognition engine allows for quicker commands recognition. This long waited for feature was inspired by users’ wishes to shorten the time of commands recognition. To do it you can go to General menu and activate or deactivate the following options: “Play sounds” (responsible for the startup sound when a command is being recognized), “Wait for confirmation”, “Play detected sound command”. Turning off these features speeds up the performance of your commands greatly.

* create a voice command for calling a contact directly from your list of contacts

Now if you tap and hold on a contact in your contacts list in the appearing drop down you can see “assign voice command” line, which immediately brings the selected contact to Voice2Go contacts menu where you can record a voice tag for it.

* German and Japanese languages support;

This is a natural development of VITO Voice2Go on its way to worldwide success since its users can create voice commands in their own languages just the way they like.

* set new funny skins.

All these features will greatly simplify managing your Pocket PC and will bring the interaction with it on a higher quality level..

Since 1999, when it entered the Windows Mobile and Symbian software market, VITO Technology has developed a wide range of software solutions for mobile multimedia, communication, GPS navigation including various utilities.

Having set its goal as achieving the excellence of performance VITO Technology has been making every effort to empower mobile devices by its software to increase their functionality. The case with VITO Voice2Go is one of the best examples of sincere efforts that came true and realized into a must have product. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Monday, November 28 2005 by ChrisD
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Whitepaper Mobile Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows Mobile 5.0 Messaging and Security Feature Pack

This white paper examines how Microsoft responds to the evolving mobility needs of your business. Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 communication and collaboration server with Service Pack 2 (SP2), and Windows Mobile 5.0 with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) deliver an integrated, scalable, security-enhanced and cost-effective enterprise mobile messaging solution.

Included in this document:


The Microsoft® Mobile Messaging Solution

Mobile Devices Overview

Exchange Server SP2 and Windows Mobile 5.0 MSFP Advances

Meeting Enterprise Needs

Customer Experiences


Related Links

(Source: Microsoft Website)

Posted Sunday, November 27 2005 by ChrisD
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