Month: August 2005

Dave’s Ipaq – Greenlight Wireless Announces New Version of Skweezer @ Dave’s iPAQ

IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2005-Greenlight Wireless Corporation today announced the release of a new version of its popular SkweezerR portal, which optimizes Web pages, searches, and e-mail for use on PDA’s and cell phones.

Skweezer is both a mobile-optimized browser and a fully functional Web portal, which includes an e-mail client, contacts list, RSS reader, and other useful features. In this latest incarnation, Skweezer’s compression and optimization technology has been extensively redesigned to make Web content download faster than ever. For example, a sample page from the eBay Web site has a 238 Kb file size and in testing took an average of 192 seconds to download over a standard GPRS connection. The new version of Skweezer compresses this Web page to 16 Kb and loads it over the same wireless connection in 12 seconds, 4 seconds faster than the previous version of Skweezer. This same page from eBay loads in only 3 seconds with the images tuned off in the new Skweezer.

Skweezer’s user interface has also been redesigned to be more intuitive and faster to load. The Skweezer “View Modes” used in previous versions of the portal have been replaced with simpler controls that allow the user to show or hide images while browsing with Skweezer. Skweezer also has a new directory feature, which replaces the “Featured Links” section of the Skweezer Home Page and includes over 175 mobile-ready links in six regional settings. Other updates include changes to the reformatting technology that make “skweezed” pages easier to view and support for form posting in double-byte languages.

All Skweezer and Skweezer Pro users will automatically be upgraded to this latest version of the product. More information about using the new features can be found on the Skweezer User Guide, which is accessible from both the Greenlight Wireless Web site and the Skweezer portal.

About Skweezer:

Skweezer is a free Web browser/portal that optimizes Web pages, searches, and e-mail for use on PDA’s and cell phones. Mobile Internet users access Skweezer by visiting www.skweezer.net, then using the portal as a “wireless gateway” to browse and search the Web. Skweezer compresses and reformats content being downloaded to the user’s device, so that it loads faster, looks better, and is easier to navigate. Skweezer Mail, Greenlight Wireless’ popular mobile e-mail solution, is also included with a free personalized account.

About Greenlight Wireless: Greenlight Wireless is a leading innovator of wireless technologies, providing ASP and server-component solutions for enterprise-level businesses and wireless carriers. Greenlight Wireless’ consumer-oriented Skweezer service optimizes Web content for handheld devices, providing a richer mobile experience and adding value to wireless data offerings.

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04-03-2005, 12:21 AM   #1

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What’s a good program to use to assign ringtones to contacts?

Why this feature didn’t come built in the phone is beyond my comprehension but I was wondering are there any programs I can download that have this feature?

 
04-04-2005, 08:09 PM   #2

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I used Pic&Ring.

 
04-04-2005, 11:29 PM   #3

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Use Pic and Ring

Its cheap, easy and most of all IT works!

 
04-06-2005, 08:51 AM   #4

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Ok cool. Where would I find this Pic and Ring program?

 
04-06-2005, 09:53 AM   #5

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Google is your friend

Pic&Ring

 
04-07-2005, 06:37 AM   #6

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Try PhonExt… it uses ringtones by assigning them to categories… the best thing – it’s FREE. Thanks PhonExt!!!

 
04-07-2005, 07:20 AM   #7

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Does it work on PPC 2003 like iPAQ 6365?

 
04-07-2005, 07:32 AM   #8

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Works great on my 6365 – Great program

 
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Where can you get PhonExt

 
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04-07-2005, 03:35 PM   #11

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Does anyone know if the PhonExt will work on PPC 2003

 
04-07-2005, 07:26 PM   #12

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Can someone confirm that they have PhonExt working on their 6315?

I have never been able to get it to work on mine.

 
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I have it on mine but I do not use it for ringtones.

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04-08-2005, 12:59 AM   #14

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Quote:

Originally Posted by harleyxlc

Google is your friend

Pic&Ring

Google may be our friend, but that page isn’t. It hasn’t come up for me at all in the last three days since harleyxlc suggested Pic&Ring.

 
04-08-2005, 03:21 PM   #15

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It came up for me right away. PM your email addy and I will forward the program. it is not free, though.

 
04-11-2005, 08:55 AM   #16

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no it doesnt

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Originally Posted by obiewan

Can someone confirm that they have PhonExt working on their 6315?

I have never been able to get it to work on mine.

I tried it too on my 6315 and it doesnt work , i think it doesnt not work for 2003 windows mobile versions

any other free ones ?

 
05-02-2005, 06:00 AM   #17

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PhonExt on 6365

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Originally Posted by paulgold

Does anyone know if the PhonExt will work on PPC 2003

I am using an Ipaq 6365 with PPC 2003. PhonExt can be installed and set up on my Ipaq. However when the phone ringing, it does use only the wav file as set up, the sound level remains the same; e.g. very very soft! It seems like PhonExt does not comunicate 100% with the PPC version. Any other experience?

 
05-02-2005, 07:33 PM   #18

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Originally Posted by apnguyen88

I am using an Ipaq 6365 with PPC 2003. PhonExt can be installed and set up on my Ipaq. However when the phone ringing, it does use only the wav file as set up, the sound level remains the same; e.g. very very soft! It seems like PhonExt does not comunicate 100% with the PPC version. Any other experience?

That matches my experience with PhonExt. I’ll bet it is written to the ril and not tapi.

 
05-03-2005, 10:26 AM   #19

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I use MTUX.COM’s RintoneX app, seems to work pretty well. Only problem i ran into is using the storage card, it makes a copy of the file in the windows ring folder even tho it reads the file from the storage card.

 
05-03-2005, 03:10 PM   #20

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if you want pic n ring you can get it from my site as well as i’ve had it on there for awhile ever since people were having problems getting it from the pic n ring site.

*edit* oops..forgot to give site…http://www.lvlolvlo.net/Files.htm

 

Dave’s Ipaq – Sonic Mobility Extends NetIQ AppManager Suite @ Dave’s iPAQ

NetIQ’s User Conference, Sonic Mobility (www.sonicmobility.com) today announced the availability of new functionality in sonicadmin that gives users remote access to NetIQ(r) AppManager(r) Suite via Pocket PC or BlackBerry wireless handhelds. Sonic Mobility’s sonicadmin is a standalone software solution that enables users to securely connect to their Windows NT/2000/2003 network to diagnose and fix problems on the fly, all from a handheld wireless device. sonicadmin offers powerful remote systems management features out of the box. In the most recent version, Sonic Mobility has developed additional interfaces to several leading network administration solutions to expand users’ abilities to manage their networks with more flexibility. NetIQ AppManager Suite is the latest solution to be supported.

Dave’s Ipaq – Dave’s iPAQ community grows to 20,000 members @ Dave’s iPAQ

In October of 2000 I ran into my local electronics store and stumbled on the iPAQ 3650. This device delivered it all! I could not believe what you received in this package. The iPaq 3650 sports a 206 MHz Intel StrongARM Processor, 32 MB of RAM, 16 MB of ROM, and a 12-bit (4096 colors) Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Display. The iPAQ also had advanced multimedia capabilities in the form of MP3/WMA playback, voice recording and offline web browsing/email. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I became an iPAQ FREAK in days. Frantically I searched the internet looking for iPAQ news, information anything I get my hands on. Unfortunately I couldn’t find one web page that featured iPAQ’s. I couldn’t figure out why someone wouldn’t want to create an ALL-IN-ONE site for the iPAQ. So being the artsy person I am I started to design a layout for my newest venture a website. Weeks went by and I finished the layout and couldn’t figure out a name for the site. During dinner I was speaking with my wife and asked her, “What would you call it?” She said, “why don’t you just call it Dave’s Compaq iPAQ?” Here I was trying to find some fancy website name and my wife comes up with Daves Compaq iPAQ. It was a go! The first month live I couldn’t believe my eyes 10,000 visitors! I was amazed, 10,000 visitors without ANY advertising? I knew I was onto something since 10,000 visitors is no drop in the bucket!

Over the next year my site grew gradually and I was continually adding features. By October 2001 my site reached 1,000,000 visitors within 1 year! We were named to PocketPC’s Magazine “Best Sites” an award I was extremely proud of. PocketPC Magazine was a source in which many PocketPC readers went to and to be awarded this was the ultimate award in its time for a PocketPC Evangelist. As I was recognized by PocketPC Magazine I was also approached in the possibility of having my site converted over to the PocketPC Magazine website. Hal Goldstein if you ever meet him is probably one of the nicest people in the PocketPC world you could meet. At the time both parties weren’t just ready for that. In July 2001, I was approached to write for the publication in which I was glad to accept.

On June 2002 I announced a partnership with Handango which enabled our community the option to shop for software and support the site. At the time Laura Rippy former CEO of Handango commented “Dave’s site caters to the Pocket PC fans,” said Laura Rippy, CEO of Handango. “Customers who visit Daves site for news, accessories, chat, and hardware bargains, can now shop for the best Pocket PC applications. We’re pleased to add Dave’s iPAQ to Handango’s set of one hundred channels for handheld and wireless software”.

On November 2002, I announced a partnership with Mobile Planet which was the first Mobile Planet branded store. By this partnership I was able to offer all of you the on stop shop experience in return the community would be supporting the site without getting bombarded with tons of pop up banners

Dave’s Ipaq – Daves iPAQ Podcast #16 @ Dave’s iPAQ

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Today Jack, Steve and I talk about Tech Ed, HTC Universal and of course the iPAQ.

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Push Email a necessity or hype?

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Dave’s Ipaq – iTECH Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard — A Real Taste of Virtual Reality!! @ Dave’s iPAQ

Having several iPAQs, it is always a challenge to use whatever accessory I get on all of them. Not that I will use the accessory of each one, I just want to know that it works and that I can do it. I have 5 iPAQs and installed the BTVKB on four of them (4700, 2715, 1940, 5555). The only reason I didn’t try it on my 3970 was because my wife is in California and took it with her. I did find that switching between devices meant a little extra work. For some reason, I had to delete the pairing and then redo it. The chances of me switching between my iPAQs frequently are slim, so having to redo the pairing is not a big deal. What is a big deal is that it worked on my devices and it was superior in performance.

I did find the need for a stand while entering text. I tried leaning my iPAQ against a book but it just wasn’t the perfect situation. SO I decided to take a trip to my local Gift Store to see if they had any stands. They did, it was absolutely perfect, and it only cost $2.00 so I bought two; one for my desk and the other to keep in my SCOTTeVEST. It is adjustable and will fold flat for transportation.

I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of different devices and accessories for them. By far, this one is about the “coolest” accessory that I have ever used with my iPAQ. Besides being very small, functional and clearly complementary to my iPAQ, it is just a real neat “toy” to have. Without the slightest hesitation, I give the BTVKB my highest recommendation.

COST: $224.99

Pros:

Bluetooth Small, well designed Clear virtual display Easy connectivity

WOW factor!

Cons

Battery monitor could be better

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Specifications

Bluetooth Specification: Version 1.1 class 2

Device Compatibility for VKB usage:

O2 XDA I O2 XDA II Orange SPV E200 Palm Tungsten T3 Palm Tungsten T5 QTek 8080 Smartphone Palm m505 HP1940 HP2210 HP3417 HP rx3715 (Use HP 5550 Driver) HP 3800/3900 Series (Use HP 5455 Driver) HP3715 HP4700 HP4150 HP5455 HP5550 Palm Zire 72 Laptops / Desktops via serial connector

Operating Systems:

Pocket PC 2002 Pocket PC 2003 Smartphone 2003 Palm OS5.X Palm OS4.X Win XP, 2000, NT, 98

Battery Capacity: Approximately 2 hours of continuous typing

Dimensions: 90mm (L) x 34mm (W) x 24mm (H)

Dave’s Ipaq – Agilent Technologies Introduces Tricolor LEDs for Backlighting Feature-Rich Mobile Phones and PDAs @ Dave’s iPAQ

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced two side-firing, tricolor surface-mount LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that permit handset and PDA designers to mix separate red, green and blue light sources in any combination. The devices are intended primarily for backlighting and status indicators in handheld devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs.

In the Agilent HSMF-C113 and HSMF-C115 side-firing ChipLED devices, the package is mounted vertically, with the light emitted through a lens on the side rather than the top of the package. This simplifies the coupling of the light to a light pipe for backlighting mobile phone and PDA keypads and LCD screens.

In handsets and other handheld devices, separate colors can indicate incoming SMS (short messaging system) messages, e-mail and stock news. They can even identify different callers. The availability of an unlimited range of illumination colors provides a new degree of design flexibility in many other applications, such as backlighting and status indication in office and industrial equipment and home appliances.

“Our new side-firing, tricolor LEDs give manufacturers more backlighting color options in an ultraminiature package,” said Cheng Kai Chong, worldwide marketing manager for the Optoelectronic Products Division in Agilent’s Semiconductor Products Group. “They also enable status indicators to display any color desired for executing different tasks. These new devices add to Agilent’s extensive product portfolio, giving customers a one-stop-shop solution for their illumination requirements.”

The HSMF-C113 and HSMF-C115 side-firing tricolor chip-type LEDs feature a four-terminal common anode connection and are housed in Agilent’s miniature 2.5 mm (L) x 1.0 mm (W) x 1.0 mm (H) package — among the industry’s smallest. Precision manufacturing techniques ensure perfect pick-up by automated manufacturing equipment.

The Agilent HSMF-C113 combines InGaN blue (470 nm dominant wavelength, 60 mcd typical brightness); AlInGaP green (572 nm, 50 mcd); and AlInGaP red (626 nm, 80 mcd) die. All brightnesses measure at 20 mA operating current. The premium HSMF-C115 uses brighter InGaN green, with 525 nm dominant wavelength and 170-mcd typical brightness. Both versions have diffused optics, are compatible with IR (infrared) reflow soldering processes, and are certified lead-free. Agilent’s ChipLED package features high thermal-dissipation capability for maximum reliability.

Pricing and Availability

The Agilent HSMF-C113 is priced at $0.58 each, and the HSMF-C115 at $1.00 each, both in 1,000-piece quantities. These ChipLED devices are available now through Agilent’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners. The ChipLED devices are shipped with EIA481-compliant standard packaging: 8 mm carrier tape on 7-inch diameter reel and sealed in moisture barrier bags.

Further information on Agilent’s single, bicolor and tricolor LED products is available here at Agilent Technologies.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004.

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wifi on while off ?

I’;de like to know whem those this hapen ? some times i turn off my ppc and come back to find the wifi light still blinking. And when i turn it on my aol instanmessenger is still signed on. It would be great if i knew what caused that to hapen cau i like it and would like it to always stay on when i turn off my ppc

is it that in those cases that my screen si of but the ppc still on ?

 
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If you leave the adapter on when you press the power button (which does not really shut down the device, it just puts it in a kind of sleep mode), then the device will still be on when you press the power button again (to wake the unit up).

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Dave’s Ipaq – Cirond PocketWinC @ Dave’s iPAQ

INTRODUCTION:

After installing this program, most users will realize just how powerful their wirelessly equipped iPAQs are; well above the standard established by Microsoft’s “Zero Configuration Networking”, the iPAQ will become a portable WiFi Scanner and hotspot detector (Hotspotter). Additionally, the program makes a great troubleshooting utility for WiFi related problems. By my calculations, Microsoft’s ZC Networking only sees about 4 out of 10 WLANs (or 40% of the actual networks available) in a test area here in my hometown. After having loaded PocketWinC, I was able to see all 10 WLANs. This was confirmed by double-checking with another Laptops with scanner software loaded.

As suggested earlier, I find the program to be a great help in sectionalizing and isolating connectivity problems on WiFi networks. Accordingly, you will see me tout this product repeatedly in the “Wireless WiFi Problems” Forum here at Dave’s iPAQ.

OVERVIEW:

PocketWinc (currently on Version 2.0, build 986), like many other PocketPC software packages, is designed to be downloaded for a limited “Trial” basis. The FREE trial period is limited to 30 days. During this trial period, the program is not limited or crippled in any way. I highly recommend that everyone who is even remotely interested in spotting their local hotspots or need a utility to assist them in diagnosing WiFi problems should download PocketWinc and try it for themselves. You pretty much have to see for yourself in order to see just how incredible this program truly is. And, if you like the PocketPC version, you can rejoice that they also offer a regular PC version- great for laptop users who want to find hotspots. PocketWinc integrates with their Flagship application “AirPatrol Enterprise” for designing and managing your corporate Wireless LAN, although the AirPatrol series is meant for larger corporations and is priced accordingly.

The program’s installer package size is only 3124K and the download speed across broadband was substantially less than a minute. Once installed on the PC, the program will install on the iPAQ via the next ActiveSync session. The initial load time is about three seconds, and installs an icon (the standardized “Wireless” icon) on the top taskbar (the snapshot above shows a balloon dialog pointing to it). On all subsequent uses (between resets), the load time is instantaneous, although it is done in two-steps. As shown on the screenshot to the right, when the user clicks on the Radio icon on the top taskbar, the first step produces a small window with some basic information about the current connection, and offers two choices: proceed to the Full Screen via the PocketWinc link, or Hide this balloon dialog box.

Dave’s Ipaq – iTECH Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard — A Real Taste of Virtual Reality!! @ Dave’s iPAQ

There are six tabs in the VKB program:

VKB, Properties, Connection, AutoRepeat, Short-Cuts, About.

VKB

This tab offers you the ability to Enable the VKB Monitor the battery level Adjust the Intensity of the transmission of the template Enable Sound Affects for the Pocket PC and the VKB

PROPERTIES

A Sensitivity slider to adjust the “touch” as you type Time-Outs for the device and the projection of the template

CONNECTION

You have the ability to choose a Serial or Bluetooth connection. (Bluetooth will NOT appear if it is not turned on).

AUTOREPEAT

Enable Auto Repeat Adjust the Repeat Rate Adjust the Initial Repeat Delay

SHORT-CUTS

There are 13 different short-cuts give for you to use. I tried a few—they work!

ABOUT

Brief information about VKB Inc.

I have kept all the settings at the default level because I find that they have been perfect for me. I did test each and found that the adjustments were distinctly noticeable. User preference will determine what settings to use. The only complaint I have is the battery monitor. It is not as good as I would have liked. It does not adjust to the actual remaining power very well.

So how does this device work? The template is projected onto your desktop through a holographic optical element with a red diode laser. At the same time, there is an infrared plane of light that is transmitted across the surface of your desktop. You cannot see this light (however, I was able to capture an image of it emitting light using a night vision camera) but it lies just above your desktop by a few millimeters. When you touch a key that is part of the holographic image, the light is reflected from to the sensor module.

The reflected light passes through an infrared filter and is imaged on to a CMOS image sensor in the sensor module. The sensor chip then determines from what location the reflected light came from. The chip has the ability to track multiple keystrokes at the same time thus allowing for keystrokes like CTRL-Fn number key. It makes a lot of sense to me how it works but I can’t imagine the time it took to develop this. Frankly, the only thing I care about is that it works well!

Certainly, there are a lot of uses for a device like this. Of course, our main interest is on the iPAQ but all of us have multiple devices so it would be nice to use the BTVKB with them too — and you can! You can use the BTVKB with your iPAQ, cell phone, portable computers, Tablet PCs, and Laptops.

As for industry, I can see very clear uses in test environments, hospitals (especially in a surgical operating room), “Clean Rooms”, or any room that needed a sterile environment. Certainly, one could see this used in places where darkness would prohibit the ability to see a regular keyboard.