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Week of March 9, 2008

SecuBox PDA encryption software received Dr. File Finder Favorite

SecuBox for Pocket PC, on-the-fly encryption software for Windows Mobile PDAs, was recently awarded a Dr. File Finder Favorite designation at TUCOWS. Mr. Michael E. Callahan, the Manager of Editorial Content on Tucows, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware.

SecuBox provides transparent encryption of sensitive data stored on mobile devices and their removable media 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. "I like SecuBox so well that it's not only a Pick, but I'm also making it a Dr. File Finder Favorite and there aren't very many of those. Give it a try for yourself. I recommend it." - commented Michael E. Callahan in the review.

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 secure card, and decrypted when read from the card. With its ease of use and convenience, 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. SecuBox for Pocket PC is Windows Mobile 6 certified.

SecuBox runs under Pocket PC 2000/2002/2003SE, Windows Mobile 5.0, 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.

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.

The entire Dr. File Finder review of SecuBox is available at  http://www.tucows.com/article/2060  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, March 14 2008 by ChrisD
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PocketPRP - One Hand ! One Device ! One Application !

SoftOnHand.com a new marketplace for Mobile software has released PocketPRP - A Personal Resource Planning(PRP) software for Windows Mobile platform. PocketPRP is simply the largest single application for WM PocketPC (coming soon for WM smartphones) which manages Travel, Weather, Wallet, Lists, stocks & more .. FREE for lifetime.

PocketPRP combines the power of upto 9 distributed applications & all major features, into one. Why buy individual applications when you get a all-in-one package & that too FREE ?

Professionals can subscribe to PocketPRP Gold which includes Flight status & Alerts for just $3/month. With PocketPRP you not only save money, time but also avoid the effort to locate, try, purchase, install & update various distributed applications.

PocketPRP is Personalized, Resourceful & Planned ! 

Pricing & Availability :-

Currently available in English with support for European date & time settings. Compatible with Windows Mobile PocketPC (Professional/Classic with touch screen) 2000, 2002, 2003, 5.x & 6.x. Coming soon in March 2008 for Windows Mobile Standard (No touch screen). 30 Day Trial without registration & Free forever after registration. Gold Subscription which includes flight status & flight alerts is available for 12 & 24 months subscription priced at $48 & $72 ($3/month) respectively.

For Free Download or to Subscribe for PocketPRP Gold visit :-
http://www.softonhand.com

Mobile Website :-
http://www.softonhand.com/mobile

*Available with PocketPRP Gold & 5 alerts/month. (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, March 14 2008 by ChrisD
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Update to Astraware Casino adds Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker

Astraware(R) is excited to announce a new update to Astraware Casino.

In response to customer requests, Astraware Casino version 1.20, now includes Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker, which allows players to bet the pot or even go all-in when they have that winning hand! Unlike a real casino, if you do bet the lot and lose, Astraware Casino will allow you to visit the Bank and carry on playing. There's even a fun 'Souvenir' trophy for a big loss!

Alongside Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker, Astraware Casino also includes Slots, Blackjack, Video Derby, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold 'Em Limit Poker, Baccarat, Video Poker, Video Keno, and Three Card Poker. The game gives players $1000 in their virtual wallet to begin playing with, and includes a fun trophy system with the 'Souvenir Suitcase', which marks achievements in each of the games.

Astraware Casino 1.20 is a completely FREE upgrade to registered users. The game is available for Palm OS(R) smartphones and PDAs running OS5 and above, and for Windows Mobile(R) Classic, Professional and Standard devices running Windows Mobile(R) 2003 and later.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, March 13 2008 by ChrisD
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AstroNavigator for Star Gazing

All-stars-in-hand application updated!

12th March, 2008 – VITO Technology releases a new version of AstroNavigator. It has become faster and more user-friendly. Updated AstroNavigator provides a wealth of new features. While setting up time you can immediately observe the star sky changing in accordance with your location and the time you set up. Pointing your location on the Earth is much easier on the scalable map and can be also done by selecting a town.

The users will be pleasantly surprised at how fast new AstroNavigator works. The loading time has been sped up significantly, the search of stars, constellations, towns is realised much quicker. The information about a star, constellation or planet can be seen in a separate window, where the animated image of the chosen object is provided together with the astronomical data. This prevents the main window from cluttering with info.

The possibility to watch stars not only above you but from any place on the Earth has been realized differently than in previous version. Now besides a more thorough scalable map of the Earth where you can choose any place there is an opportunity to choose a town from where you want to gaze at stars. The list of town names is pretty huge, so there is T9 search available. In a matter of seconds you find yourself in any place on the Earth and watch the stars that are seen from this place.

What is more, you can choose the moment for star gazing. The special setting for changing time allows you to put the year, month, date, hours and minutes. Isn't it cool to travel in time and space seeing the changes around you? Watch the stars at any time from any place on the Earth!

AstroNavigator is available for $19.95 at http://iwindowsmobile.com.   (Source: Press Release)


Posted Wednesday, March 12 2008 by ChrisD
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Samsung Ace SPH-i325 Review

If you think the Samsung Ace looks familiar to you, well, it is. We’ve seen its close cousins, the Samsung BlackJack late last year and the Samsung BlackJack II early this year, both on AT&T. While AT&T customers might think the Ace is old news, Sprint made a safe choice for its own customers by providing a proven and popular device that’s also a world phone. The Samsung Ace sits in between the BlackJack and the BlackJack II feature-wise with Windows Mobile 6, full QWERTY keyboard, EVDO and 1.3 megapixel camera. There is no GPS or Wi-Fi onboard. One thing that Ace is superior to both BlackJacks is the processor: the Ace has the Marvell PXA270 running at 312MHz. This world phone runs on Sprint’s CDMA network in the US with support for Sprint’s EV-DO for fast data; and it also comes with a SIM slot and the technology that allow users to use GSM/GPRS overseas. Please note that the GSM bands that work with the Ace are not available in the US. The Samsung Ace joins the BlackBerry 8830 in Sprint’s world phone line-up for those who want Sprint service at home, but wish to use the phone abroad with a GSM SIM card. The GSM portion is unlocked for use with any GSM carrier, and you must supply that SIM. (Source: Tong Zhang, Mobile Tech Review)
Posted Tuesday, March 11 2008 by ChrisD
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Office Mobile 6.1 Upgrade Available for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 - FREE!

Office Mobile 6.1 is an upgrade to Office Mobile applications on Windows Mobile. The new upgrade supports the new Office 2007 file formats.

Microsoft Office 2007 introduced new Open XML-based file formats for Office applications. These new file formats reduce file size, improve security and reliability, and enhance integration with external sources.

To allow Windows Mobile users to work with Office documents created in the Open XML formats, Microsoft has developed an upgrade for Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile applications. This upgrade to the Office Mobile applications allows viewing and editing of Word documents and Excel workbooks and viewing of PowerPoint slideshows created by using Microsoft Office 2007.

Other improvements include:

• Enhanced viewing experience for charts in Excel Mobile.
• Ability to view SmartArt in PowerPoint Mobile.
• Ability to view and extract files from compressed (.zip) folders.

Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1 Full Version to support Microsoft 2007 file formats

If your Windows Mobile device does not have a version of Microsoft Office Mobile prior to 6.1, you can purchase the full version of Microsoft Office Mobile  (Source: Microsoft Website)


Posted Monday, March 10 2008 by ChrisD
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Google Gears Debuts for Windows Mobile

What Is Google Gears?

Google Gears is a browser extension that allows some web-based services and applications to be used offline, as well as online. Web site developers are able to use AJAX and the Google API to create web applications that work as normal web pages when online, but download usable aspects of the web page in the background so that the web service is usable while offline.

An example of Google Gears in action is  the Google Reader RSS reader. When a browser has the Google Gears extension, an icon will appear in the top of the screen indicating that the web site and the browser are synchronized. If the person were to lose the web connection, this icon would turn grey, but the RSS content would still be available. All of this happens automatically, without user intervention.

Availability

Google Gears is available for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices. To download, visit the Google Gears web site.  (Source: AWright, Brighthand)


Posted Monday, March 10 2008 by ChrisD
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SpaceTime Mathematics, the makers of SpaceTime 3.0, are proud to announce the release of Pocket Fractals as a free download!

Explore Mandelbrot fractals in real-time on your Pocket PC at never before seen graphing speeds! 

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What are fractals?
Fractals are a geometric patterns that repeat themselves at smaller scales to produce self-similar irregular shapes and that cannot be represented by classical Euclidian geometry.  (Source: Press Release)
Posted Monday, March 10 2008 by ChrisD
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The Security Threat in Your Pocket

 Researchers are clamoring that this is the year you must deal with mobile security or get hit by phishing and malware attacks on the devices in your employee's pocket.

One by one, Adam Schafer, a system engineer at Bluefire, demonstrated the attacks, rendering the smartphone in front of him defenseless.

In the first, he modified the home page of the device and added a favorite to Pocket Internet Explorer; in the second malware copied and forwarded SMS messages received on the device to a Web server he controlled transparently to the smartphone users. The third attack launched a Web browser and sent it to a specific Web page with a remote control command sent via SMS. The final attack accessed the device remotely and copied and deleted word documents.

There are numerous ways to install code onto the device, from e-mail attachments, malware attached to another application or executable such as ring tones and phishing attacks, said Mark Komisky, CEO of Bluefire.  (Source: Brian Prince, eWeek)


Posted Monday, March 10 2008 by ChrisD
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