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Week of December 9, 2007

SecuBox 1.4 Encryption Software Receives Windows Mobile 6 Certification

Aiko Solutions, a developer of PDA and smartphone encryption software, announced that its flagship product, SecuBox for Pocket PC, has achieved "Designed for Windows Mobile" certification through Microsoft's Mobile2Market program. SecuBox provides on-the-fly encryption of sensitive data stored on mobile devices and their removable cards. The software employs industry class AES 256-bit encryption to protect business-critical data, guard against data theft and help users keep secure, productive and compliant.

Recent reports of data breaches together with compliance regulations such as the HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and EU Data Protection Directives, urge mobile users to secure their confidential data. SecuBox offers a comprehensive way to protect data on theft-prone mobile devices thus preventing data leakage, securing business assets and protecting brand reputation.

SecuBox creates an encrypted volume that looks and feels like another Windows Mobile storage card. Data encryption happens automatically - files are encrypted on-the-fly when they are written to the encrypted card, and decrypted when read from the card. With its seamless integration into day-to-day routines, SecuBox becomes an optimal choice for busy professionals who need efficient solution to their mobile security needs. Encryption key backup, file wiping compliant with the U.S. DoD 5220.22-M specifications, command line support and many other features will satisfy corporate environments and more demanding users.

New 1.4 version highlights:

* “Designed for Windows Mobile 6.0”
* Auto-unmount volumes on device sleep
* Added support for SH4 processors.

SecuBox runs under Pocket PC 2000/2002/2003SE, Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Professional/Classic (6.0). The smartphone version supports all smartphones from Smartphone 2002 to Windows Mobile Standard (6.0). Windows CE 3.0/4.0/4.1/4.2/5.0/5.2 handhelds are supported as well. Versions for ARM, MIPS, SH3, SH4 processor types are available.

Pricing and Availability

SecuBox 1.4 is currently available in English and Japanese languages. Aiko Solutions offers a fully-functional 30 day trial at no cost, and it can be downloaded from www.aikosolutions.com. A single-user license can be securely purchased online at only USD 39.95. Volume discounts and academic pricing available.   (Source: Press Release)
Posted Thursday, December 13 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3.57 Comments ()


Atomic Cannon v3.0 Released

Atomic Cannon 3.0Atomic Cannon 3.0 has been released. The game is available to try or buy for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Windows and Mac desktop PCs for $19.95. This scorched earth type game is easy to learn but difficult to master. In this strategic tank artillery duel you battle against computers or friends on 25 different landscapes. Players take turns aiming and firing at each other with over 100 weapons of mass destruction including nuclear bombs.  Atomic Cannon is produced by Isotope 244 who has released another popular real time strategy game Machines at War.

Changes include:
* 18 all new weapons
* Supply drops which contain credits, health, weapons, or traps
* Online cross platform multiplayer with 16 players
* Game lobby with chat
* Walls and bunkers
* Airburst weapons
* Jetpacks
* Mines
* Sentry turrets
* Hazmat armor

Atomic Cannon has won numerous awards including:
* Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Pocket PC Classic Arcade Game 2007
* Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Smartphone Classic Arcade Game 2007
* PocketGear Editors Choice
* Handango Best Game Finalist
* PDAGround Best Game Award   (Source: Press Release)
Posted Thursday, December 13 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 1.71 Comments ()


Spb Wallet: Puts an End to Data Vulnerability

Spb Software House, a leading Windows Mobile software vendor, releases Spb Wallet 1.5, a secure and manageable storage of sensitive information. Pocket PC and Smartphone users can safely keep passport and account numbers, access and PIN codes, logins and passwords in Spb Wallet, access the data from desktop PCs, and have it synchronized among multiple mobile devices. Spb Wallet puts an end to keeping the most sensitive information exposed on SIM-cards, in address books, and in text files.

SPB Wallet*** What is New in Spb Wallet 1.5? ***

* The Smartphone version
* A spectacular Gallery of Templates (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/smartphone/wallet/templates.html) and FREE custom templates on request
* The toolbar working in both Internet Explorer and Firefox
* Auto supply of user name and password in IE and Firefox
* Improved automatic password supply algorithms, support for frames and script-generated pages
* Import from SplashID and custom CSV format, an Importing Wizard for configuring importing mappings
* Skinned customizable buttons, punctuation symbols, and backspace in Logon Panel
* Localized cards templates
* Enhanced card view and smoothed user experience

*** Why is Spb Wallet Safe? ***

Spb Wallet keeps all information encrypted using an AES 256bit algorithm, recommended by the US Government for secret and top secret information. A special Logon Panel and features like automatic clipboard cleanup and auto-lock, protect data against potential attacks.

*** Desktop PC Application (with Synchronization) ***

Spb Wallet consists of a Pocket PC or Smartphone program, a companion desktop PC program and a synchronization module. The desktop application has all the features of its Windows Mobile counterpart, and the ability to import data from other wallets, and also a special Internet browser toolbar, that saves time in surfing restricted access websites. Spb Wallet is easily kept synchronized between home and office computers and notebooks, and Windows Mobile devices.

*** Great User Experience ***

The cards in Spb Wallet look like cards in a real wallet. Smart tags add interactivity, allowing to make phone calls, send SMS/emails, open web pages, copy data to clipboard with just a couple of taps. Spb designers work hard to make Spb Wallet rich in predefined and custom card templates.

*** Pricing and Availability ***

Spb Wallet is currently available in Czech, English, German, and Russian. Spb Wallet is compatible with Windows Mobile 2003 and 5.0 for Pocket PC , Windows Mobile 6 Professional and Standard devices, Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphones, as well as Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista on desktop. A free 15-day trial can be downloaded, or Spb Wallet can be purchased for 29.95 USD, at www.spbsoftwarehouse.com. Users of other wallet-type programs are welcomed to use the Spb Wallet migration tool for importing data.  (Source: Press release)


Posted Tuesday, December 11 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3 Comments ()

What Is Wrong With Windows Mobile Converged Devices

What I don't enjoy is that all of these features don't really play that well with each other. One of my daily rituals is to wake up before everyone else, grab a cup of coffee and read my bible for a while. About three years ago, I stopped doing that with my Pocket PC. To be sure, I still use Laridian PocketBible quite a bit, mostly for research and when traveling, but in the mornings, I can't concentrate for all of the popup toast telling me I have another new message. Many of my co-workers are in time zones that make emails from 4-7am pretty common. I don't want to turn my phone off, I want those emails coming in, and I just don't want to be notified of every one of them at that time of the morning. So I actually went out and purchased a paper bible to match a translation I have been using on my Pocket Bible for several years. I got another one for Christmas this year, and right now, I have to admit that paper feel has something about it lacking in the digital version.  (Source: Ed Hansberry, Pocket PC Thoughts)
Posted Tuesday, December 11 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 2.66 Comments ()


Get Agendus for Windows Mobile FREE Today

The PalmInfocenter software store is giving away FREE copies of iambic's Agendus personal information manager for Windows Mobile today. You read that correctly -- all day (December 11th) we are giving away a full version of Agendus for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone devices at no cost. Read on for the details.   (Source: PalmInfocenter)
Posted Tuesday, December 11 2007 by ChrisD
Rating: 3 Comments ()


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