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Week of February 4, 2007

Windows Mobile Security and Patch Management

 If you work in Information Technology or have been using Windows on your desktop you are aware that security and patch management are critical tasks that must be addressed especially on any device where you store information.  With Windows Mobile you cannot afford to ignore security and patch management either.   This article provides an overview of the latest in Windows Mobile 5.0 security and patch management.  Also, where appropriate I have included my recommendations to improve security.   As with any recommendation, you must consider what is best for your environment and security requirements. (Source: Chris De Herrera, Pocket PC FAQ)
Posted Friday, February 9 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 2.76 Comments ()


Boxwave Announces New Cases

BoxWave is pleased to announce Armor Case for Asus MyPal A639

BoxWave’s Armor Case is a form-fitting, trendy aluminum case that is designed to fit your Asus MyPal A639 perfectly! Its exterior is made of anodized aluminum that is strong yet lightweight while the interior is padded with a layer of foam for optimal security.

While Armor Case works to protect your Asus MyPal A639 from everyday wear and tear, its accessible openings give quick access to display, headphone jack, and center button functions.

Better yet, Armor Case for the Asus MyPal A639 includes a high quality, simple-to-use, detachable belt clip!


BoxWave releases the FlexiSkin skin case for the Asus P535!

BoxWave's FlexiSkin cases are a new type of skin case that gives you complete usability of your device while it's protected!  This skin case is custom contoured to your handheld, durable, soft to the touch, and can stretch and flex to help cushion your device from falls and hard knocks!  And with the new SmoothTexture enhancement, it makes the FlexiSkin feel softer to the touch and reduces surface dust.  Its contoured, form-fitting style maintains a low-profile to preserve the look and size of your Asus P535 without adding bulk or weight. BoxWave’s FlexiSkin is the new protective case for your device!


BoxWave releases the FlexiSkin skin case for the E-TEN Goldfiish X500!

BoxWave's FlexiSkin cases are a new type of skin case that gives you complete usability of your device while it's protected!  This skin case is custom contoured to your handheld, durable, soft to the touch, and can stretch and flex to help cushion your device from falls and hard knocks!  And with the new SmoothTexture enhancement, it makes the FlexiSkin feel softer to the touch and reduces surface dust.  Its contoured, form-fitting style maintains a low-profile to preserve the look and size of your E-TEN Goldfiish X500 without adding bulk or weight. BoxWave’s FlexiSkin is the new protective case for your device!


BoxWave is pleased to announce Armor Case for HTC Trinity!

BoxWave’s Armor Case is a form-fitting, trendy aluminum case that is designed to fit your HTC Trinity perfectly! Its exterior is made of anodized aluminum that is strong yet lightweight while the interior is padded with a layer of foam for optimal security.  

While Armor Case works to protect your HTC Trinity from everyday wear and tear, its accessible openings give quick access to display, headphone jack, and center button functions.

Better yet, Armor Case for the HTC Trinity includes a high quality, simple-to-use, detachable belt clip! 

Compatible with:

Dopod D810
HTC P3600
HTC Trinity
Orange SPV M700  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, February 8 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3.2 Comments ()

Nokia to offer free mapping software

Nokia plans to start offering the application for free, on Saturday February 10th, for selected Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile 5.0 devices initially and has plans to roll out support for most of the major mobile OS platforms including the full Nokia S60 series, Series 40, PocketPC, Linux and other Windows Mobile devices.  (Source: Dean Pullen, The Inquirer)
Posted Thursday, February 8 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3 Comments ()


SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows CE: Beta updated

We have released a new beta version of SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows CE.

If you own a Handheld PC or another Windows CE device, you owe it to yourself to try out SoftMaker Office 2006 and see what a competent Office companion your mobile computer can be.

The beta runs until March 31, 2007 but the final version of SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows CE will be released well before that.

Read more  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, February 5 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3.16 Comments ()

Boxwave Announces New Products

BoxWave's Standard Capacity Battery released for the Dopod P800w!

BoxWave's Standard Capacity Battery is designed specifically for your Dopod P800w! The Standard Capacity Battery serves an excellent primary replacement battery. When you're on the go and don't have time to charge your Dopod P800w, bring along BoxWave's new Standard Capacity Battery as a spare battery! It is a rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery that is specifically designed for your device.

Compatible Devices:

Dopod P800W
HTC Artemis
HTC P3300
T-Mobile MDA Compact III

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/stdcapacitybattery/standard-capacity-battery-dopod-p800w_2422.htm


BoxWave is pleased to announce Desktop Cradle for HP iPAQ hw6500!

BoxWave's Desktop Cradle is a USB cradle that is specifically designed for your HP iPAQ hw6500. It comes with everything you need to synchronize and charge your HP iPAQ hw6500 to your computer. BoxWave's Desktop Cradle also supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0 data transfers which provides optimal performance. Also included is an A/C adapter cable for quicker charging time! BoxWave’s Desktop Cradle is perfect for home, office, or frequent secondary locations.

Compatible Devices:

HP iPAQ hw6500
HP iPAQ hw6510
HP iPAQ hw6515
HP iPAQ hw6515a
HP iPAQ hw6515c

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/desktopcradle/hp-ipaq-hw6500-series-desktop-cradle_608.htm


BoxWave is pleased to announce Armor Case for HP iPAQ rx5000 Series!

BoxWave’s Armor Case is a form-fitting, trendy aluminum case that is designed to fit your HP iPAQ rx5000 Series perfectly! Its exterior is made of anodized aluminum that is strong yet lightweight while the interior is padded with a layer of foam for optimal security.

While Armor Case works to protect your HP iPAQ rx5000 Series from everyday wear and tear, its accessible openings give quick access to display, headphone jack, and center button functions.

Better yet, Armor Case for the HP iPAQ rx5000 Series includes a high quality, simple-to-use, detachable belt clip!

Compatible with:

HP iPAQ rx5000 Series
HP iPAQ rx5915

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/armorcase/armor-case-hp-ipaq-rx5000-series_2501.htm


BoxWave is pleased to announce Armor Case for HTC P3300!

BoxWave’s Armor Case is a form-fitting, trendy aluminum case that is designed to fit your HTC P3300 perfectly! Its exterior is made of anodized aluminum that is strong yet lightweight while the interior is padded with a layer of foam for optimal security.

While Armor Case works to protect your HTC P3300 from everyday wear and tear, its accessible openings give quick access to display, headphone jack, and center button functions.

Better yet, Armor Case for the HTC P3300 includes a high quality, simple-to-use, detachable belt clip!

Compatible with:

Dopod P800W
HTC Artemis
T-Mobile MDA Compact III

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/armorcase/armor-case-htc-p3300_2421.htm


O2 XDA Stealth ElectraSpan High Capacity Extended Battery released!

Extend your O2 XDA Stealth's use time with BoxWave's new ElectraSpan Extended Battery! It is a high capacity rechargeable lithium polymer (Li-Poly) battery that is specifically designed for your O2 XDA Stealth. The ElectraSpan extended battery is the essential accessory for O2 XDA Stealth users who can’t, or don’t, want to worry about missing a charge.

Stay active. Worry less. The ElectraSpan extended battery by BoxWave.

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/highcapacitybattery/electraspan-high-capacity-extended-battery-o2-xda-stealth_2458.htm


BoxWave's Standard Capacity Battery released for the O2 XDA Stealth!

When you're on the go and don't have time to charge your O2 XDA Stealth, bring along BoxWave's new Standard Capacity Battery as a spare battery! It is a rechargeable lithium polymer (Li-Poly) battery that is specifically designed for your O2 XDA Stealth. Now you don't have to worry about running out of power again.

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/stdcapacitybattery/standard-capacity-battery-o2-xda-stealth_2458.htm  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, February 5 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3 Comments ()

Andrew Opala has released AO Blackjack (for Pocket PC Windows Mobile 5), a basic single player casino blackjack game with splitting and doubling.

Dealer draws to 16 and holds on 17 or more. Standoffs are paid back to the player. The house pays 3 to 2 odds on all won bets. Strategies for when to stand, draw, double or split are also include in the help system. Set your startup bet amnounts and wallet size anytime bewteen hands. The game engine as closely mimics the odds and rules of the real game as possible (except you can't be thrown out for counting cards).

AO Blackjack can be found at Handango, Pocketgear and Clickgamer.com (320x240, 240x240, 240x320 screen sizes are handled). It's currently available for free until the end of February from Handango with this coupon: 79ED923F (http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?productId=202401).   (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, February 5 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 2.57 Comments ()

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