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Week of October 29, 2006

SYWARE, Inc. Releases Visual CE 10, New Version of the Award Winning Database and Forms Builder for Windows Mobile

Major New Release of the Powerful, Inexpensive, Award Winning Database Software for Windows Mobile, Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition devices adds Centralized Device Control, a Macro Builder, and support for the Windows Mobile 5 Universal Camera API.

SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of mobile database development tools for business and personal productivity, today announced the world wide release of Visual CE 10, a major new release of its award winning mobile database development tool. The new release significantly extends the capabilities of Visual CE and its drag-and-drop desktop development environment, which enables both business professionals and developers to easily create Windows Mobile based applications with little or no programming.

Increased Control

Released in conjunction with Visual CE 10 is Manage CE tm. Manage CE allows an administrator to configure and reconfigure remote devices from a central site. This allows new or updated applications and other files to be distributed to users without their returning to the office or having to do anything at all except perform routine synchronization. In addition, when a device is lost or stolen, an administrator can remotely purge applications and files from the device, keeping sensitive data secure.

Increased Power

Visual CE 10 includes a macro editor. The macro editor allows even non-programmers to add sophisticated logic to their applications by guiding them through the process of creating well-structured, well-documented macros. Macros can now be totally behind the scenes, kept tidy and unobtrusive, yet still easily viewed, called and edited.

Increased Capabilities

In addition, Visual CE 10 includes a wide range of new functionality, such as:

Support for the Windows CE Universal Camera API

Custom color capability

Navigational dropdown lists

Tap and hold to cut, copy, and paste

Grid control enhancements

Field and variable values allowed in messages

New events: action, left, right, up, down, or hardware buttons pressed; form start-up; grid column changed; and moving off record

New commands, timer and abort

Development environment enhancements: control position is displayed; tap and hold creates control; and marquee select enabled

Pricing & Delivery

Visual CE 10 applications can be created for any Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Pocket PC, or Pocket PC Phone Edition handheld. Visual CE Personal Edition, with full forms design, relational database, and synchronization capabilities, is priced at $129. Visual CE Professional Edition, which includes all the features of the Personal Edition as well as royalty-free distribution rights, is priced at $399. Visual CE is also sold as one component of SYWARE, Inc.'s cost saving Mobile 360 Suites, which include additional mobility tools, such as mEnable® wireless connectivity software, Report CE® reporting and printing software, sqlceEnable tm SQL Everywhere supporting software and the previously mentioned Manage CE.

For a more complete and detailed list of enhancements delivered in Visual CE 10, or to evaluate, purchase or upgrade to it, visit: http://www.syware.com/visualce.php  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, November 2 2006 by ChrisD
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SoftMaker Office 2006 for Pocket PCs: You can pre-order now

SoftMaker Office 2006 for Pocket PCs is ready for release. We are just kicking the tires a bit more to make sure everything works smoothly.

In the meantime, you can already place your orders for the Pocket PC versions of SoftMaker Office, TextMaker, and PlanMaker 2006. We are doing everything to let you easily move from the beta version to the released software.

Watch the big announcement soon, and consider placing your order quickly: Orders will be processed in the order they come in. (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, November 2 2006 by ChrisD
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Digi-Guide creates downloadable GPS-guided walking tours for less than 1 €

In May 2006, Digi-Guide was the first company to offer multimedia GPS guided walking tours of Paris (France). Starting October 2006, all the Digi-Guide's parisians tours are available for download.

It is now possible to download from the site www.digi-guide.com/uk on any PDA or Smartphone using Windows Mobile (version 2002, 2003 and Mobile 5) one or several tours at 0,99 € per tour.

The user will then be positioned and guided through Paris, getting tourist information on over 250 points of interest, and tips on the best restaurants on his way. Digi-guide is available in 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian).

For the first time, a tourist is able to follow the tour he chose (from our wide choice), independently from any schedule, any guided groups, with no risk to get lost (thanks to the GPS), through a user-friendly interface on its own PDA or Smartphone ... for less than 1€.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, October 30 2006 by ChrisD
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Teksoft Smartbar

We have spent a lot of time thinking of a solution that would fit your needs. Created both for the 2003 and the 2005 devices, the Smartbar software perfectly integrates into your Mobile Device's Today Screen for providing everything that is needed to make your device even smarter. Its high performance assures a perfect functionality that creates the impression that the Smartbar is a native part of your Today Screen. Having the Smartbar installed you'll be able to benefit of its many features:

-XP Style Taskbar, with task interaction and application true closing
-time and battery indicator
-XP Style Desktop, with configurable Background and Items
-Smartbar drag and drop to change its position to any of the four borders of your screen
-four great modules to improve your mobile experience
-UltraKeyboard with many features we'll just reming a few of them:1) By setting the proper triggers you can write long emails in seconds!2) Assign phone numbers to different key combinations and the Ultra Keyboard will make the calls for you.3) Press the trigger and enjoy hearing the nice camera shutter sound that indicates the capture was successful.
-ScreenCapture: A highly configurable software that will help you create snapshots of your Mobile Device's screen. It also supports JPG, Multishot capture and sound notifications!
-TaskManager:It provides a list with the running processes and for each process the user can see it the process has a window or not, it that window is visible,its title and class name, and the most important, the ammount of Heap memory consumed by that process. Now you know how to make your device faster by closing the biggest memory consumers!
-Network Tools: for testing and debugging your network and/or Internet connections.

The Smartbar works both with 2003 PocketPC's and 2005 PocketPC's that have the screen resolution 320x240. Smartbar doesn't work on Smartphones.

For more details please visit: http://www.teksoftco.com/products/smartbar/index.php

For feedback please visit:  http://teksoftco.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=200  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, October 30 2006 by ChrisD
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