Dave’s Ipaq – Come join me Live NOW as I co-host the Computer Outlook Radio Show @ Dave’s iPAQ

I would love for all your support and for all of you to stop by in the chat room and listen to the show live now. I am excited to let all of you know I have been asked by John Iasiuolo to occasionally co-host his popular Computer Outlook Radio show. The radio station is KLAV 1230 AM. The Internet streaming broadcast is located at the Computer Outlook.com website. The live show is Internet broadcasted through Windows Media Player or Itunes.

This is a huge opportunity for the site and gives all of you opportunity to either call in live or listen to the show over the internet. I will be co-hosting tomorrow’s show where we will interview Tim Bourquin of the Portable Media Expo event in November which we are a media sponsor of the event. Please join me tonight as I co-host the show.. I would really appreciate your support during my first show.

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Dave’s Ipaq – School Bus Rider Authentication System @ Dave’s iPAQ

IBUS was developed in response to the desires of schools to help protect the youth of America before, during and after school.

By positively identifying and tracking students through intelligent identification technologies, a GPS tracking system, and an interactive web site, school administrators know where students are from the time they step onto the bus, through school, until to the time they return home.

The information, automatically generated from the location aware system, can be used for detailed fiscal reimbursement and comprehensive reporting, efficient bus routing, time and attendance, and more. Some potential additional uses for the reports generated by IBUS include Medicaid Reimbursements, Route and Student Mileage Reports, Pay-Per-Ride Invoicing, Driver Logs, and Precise Transportation Reports.

BUS was developed in response to the desires of schools to help protect the youth of America before, during and after school.

By positively identifying and tracking students through intelligent identification technologies, a GPS tracking system, and an interactive web site, school administrators know where students are from the time they step onto the bus, through school, until to the time they return home.

The information, automatically generated from the location aware system, can be used for detailed fiscal reimbursement and comprehensive reporting, efficient bus routing, time and attendance, and more. Some potential additional uses for the reports generated by IBUS include Medicaid Reimbursements, Route and Student Mileage Reports, Pay-Per-Ride Invoicing, Driver Logs, and Precise Transportation Reports.

Dave’s Ipaq – HP Bluetooth Headphones @ Dave’s iPAQ

Loading the software was easier than expected. The user guide was clear and concise in directions. I soft reset my device, establish a connection with my iPAQ to my desktop computer via ActiveSync, installed the software (it took seconds) and reset my device again.

Pairing the two devices was even easier. I turned on the Bluetooth function on my iPAQ, pressed the Multi Function button in the center of the right earpiece for about ten seconds until the light flashed red and blue. On my iPAQ, I selected New, then High Quality Audio Setup from the Bluetooth connection types. An icon of a man wearing a headset appeared as it discovered the iPAQ headphones for the first time; it then prompted me for a Passkey. Entering 0000, the shortcut was created and I was listening to my MP3s in seconds.

The entire process…maybe 4 minutes and that was because I was double checking myself so I could write the steps I took for this review. It was incredibly easy, very quick and brought me to listening to my music instantaneously. It was a very impressive setup!

From that point on, using the headphones is simple. Turn on Bluetooth on the iPAQ, turn on the headphones by pressing the multi-function button, click on the headphone icon, and voila…your ready to go!

To turn the Bluetooth Headphones on, push and hold the Multi Function button for two seconds until the blue light flashes or if you’re wearing the phones, you will hear a unique sound indicating that the phones are on. To turn the Bluetooth Headphones off, press and hold the Multi Function button for two seconds, until the light flashes red and goes off or if you are still wearing the headphones, there is a similar but different sound indicating the phones are turned off. Very cool!

As you are listening to your music, you have the ability to pause the audio by pressing the Multi Function button and then you can resume play by pressing the Multi Function button again. Of course, you can track forward by pressing the Forward button, marked > or track backward by pressing the Back button marked

Dave’s Ipaq – New Cases for New iPAQs – CASESONLINE @ Dave’s iPAQ

They have it all…………… Quality Leather – Outstanding Craftsmanship – Professional

With the introduction of the new line of iPAQs, there had to be several new lines of cases that would appear. For me, there was only one case that I would consider…CASESONLINE!

The reason is simple; the products they produce are of the highest quality leather coupled with superior craftsmanship. I have had a variety of different cases with all my iPAQs but none have had the consistency that CASESONLINE has. In addition, I like a case that has a professional appearance but one that clearly is functional. Protecting your iPAQ is clearly the number one concern but if you can protect it and add additional functionality then you have a superior case.

In this latest round up of new cases, CASESONLINE has designed a unique means of securing your iPAQ to your case. For many of these new cases, there is a new holder that they reference as the unique iPAQ Pocket PC molded box. The clip is a sturdy plastic type material that has a non-slip leather type material on the inside of the clip. The clip is adjustable and will fit ALL iPAQs.

When I first saw the clip, I was a bit skeptical but within seconds after investigating the material and its construction, I was very impressed. But seeing is believing so I tried it on ALL my iPAQs. Guess what?….it fits all of them! This is very cool…one design…all your iPAQs.

I have added a 3715 to my ever growing collection of iPAQs and deciding on the case I would choose was easy although the style I would eventually pick was a difficult choice. For the 3700 series, CASESONLINE has five styles to choose from; each suited for specific needs that a user might have. The styles that are available are the Slim, Flip, Belt, ePortable and ePersonel.

Dave’s Ipaq – Kaspersky Lab Releases Security for PDA Version 5.5 @ Dave’s iPAQ

Kaspersky Lab, home of one of the world’s foremost internet security labs, today announced general availability of Kaspersky Security for PDAs v. 5.5, the latest version of Kaspersky’s suite of protection for handheld devices and smartphones. This updated suite provides a wide range of important upgrades and improvements, including a new user interface, advanced data encryption and automatic update capability for perpetual protection.

Kaspersky Security for PDAs is designed to advance protection for one of the nascent but growing target areas for hackers and virus writers: the incredible explosion of portable electronic communication devices used in both personal and business settings. The suite offers comprehensive protection for handhelds running PocketPC and Palm OS, and smartphones running Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone, and safeguards users while still allowing them full control and access to stored data.

“The incredible usefulness of handheld devices has made them ubiquitous extensions of corporate networks that are ripe for corruption,” said Steve Orenberg, President, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. “Kaspersky Security for PDAs extends our award-winning detection and industry-leading updates to this set of devices, which will continue to be significant targets as we’ve seen with the recent Cabir and Commonwarrior attacks.”

Kaspersky Security for PDAs v. 5.5 has improved virus detection and disinfection functions, along with a new antivirus monitor that complements existing functions by tracking application activity in real time, ensuring that malicious code cannot be executed. Updates to antivirus databases can be downloaded automatically, providing perpetual protection even as new threats are attempted. Version 5.5 is also designed to protect aspects unique to smartphones. Kaspersky Security for PDAs 5.5 not only detects and removes viruses on the internal memory of smartphones, but also protects the memory card, as infected objects are quickly identified and can be immediately deleted.

A new aspect of Kaspersky Security for PDAs v. 5.5 of great interest to network administrators is the ability to encrypt data stored on handheld devices. Now unauthorized users will be blocked from accessing confidential information, and PocketPC users can create hidden folders where stored data is encrypted and folders are password protected. In the event that a Palm OS users’ password to lock their device is bypassed and a malicious user gains access to the memory card, the encryption will still protect their stored information. New cryptographic algorithms from the Intel library are also incorporated to further heighten security when the program is run under PocketPC.

About Kaspersky Lab, Inc.

Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. delivers the industry’s most immediate protection against Internet-born viruses and threats. Kaspersky is unmatched in the speed that it detects and disarms even the most sophisticated new attacks. Kaspersky offers complete security protection with advanced anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and firewall capabilities, supported by rapid response and automated hourly updates from its world renowned virus detection lab. Kaspersky is the software of choice as the anti-virus engine behind many of the industry’s leading security solutions, protecting more than 75 million users worldwide. The company provides live 24x7x365 tech support from engineers with 15+ years of leading anti-virus lab research experience. Superior round-the-clock protection, ease of use, robust functionality, and cost-effectiveness make Kaspersky ideal protection for small and medium sized businesses.

You can visit Kaspersky Lab here.

Kaspersky Lab, Inc. Randy Drawas, 781-503-1800 [email protected] or SHIFT Communications Derek Lyons, 617-681-1238

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Dave’s Ipaq – Socket Communication’s Wi-Fi Companion @ Dave’s iPAQ

INTRODUCTION:

Having worked with another WiFi Utility for a long time, I started noticing more and more that other users were complaining that it did not support WPA-PSK/TKIP Connections. Unfortunately, because I did not have a WPA compliant WiFi Router at the time, I could not test for possible issues like that. Of course, this all changed when I recently obtained a new WiFi Router that supported WPA-PSK/TKIP Connections! So I found myself unable to connect even though I had the right drivers. I went looking and found this program, and I have to say, It is a wonderfully well designed and thought-out product. It’s GUI is simple and intuitive, so the learning curve is next to non-existent; yet the program provides a wealth of information to those wishing to use it to troubleshoot their connectivity problems.

OVERVIEW:

For those who troubleshoot wireless problems on a regular basis, I highly recommend this product. It is a one-stop-shop solution that I have yet to experience a problem with. This program is, like my previously reviewed product, software that I feel that I will always keep on my iPAQ. As such, I have placed it in my permanent library of indispensable and highly useful programs.

PRODUCT CLAIMS:

Socket Wi-Fi Companion is an intuitive and graphical utility that displays your connection properties at a glance. There’s even a Power Save utility, so you can adjust the power settings when using battery power.

Basic features:
Wi-Fi Companion provides users with a friendly, easy-to-use interface to manage WLAN connectivity. The main page icons provide single tap access to browse the web or check email, find WLANs in range, install security certificates, view IP addresses or modify profiles.

Advanced features:
The Ping Utility enables users to check network connectivity to another device or host network. Trace Route enables users to identify the number of hops to connect to the Internet and possible sources of delay.

Features & Benefits

Wi-Fi Finder

Find Wi-Fi hotspots in range. Connect to wireless networks securely with a single tap. Manage power save settings to maximize battery life of Windows Mobile devices. Works well with all WLAN security protocols supported by Windows Mobile (WPA, WPA-PSK, 802.1x, 40/128-bit WEP, Open). Connect to Wi-Fi networks quickly and stay connected to the right network. Check network connectivity and survey your network range. Check each hop in your connection to the Internet to see where delays occur.

(Reviewer’s note: Socket Communication has also released a slightly different build of this product for users of their external Network Adapters, which can be found at www.socketcom.com/support/support_wlan.asp.)

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06-25-2005, 06:28 AM   #1

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antenna problems

recently the plastic piece that covers my 6315 antenna fell off and I cant find it
Does anyone know where I can find a piece to replace it

 
06-25-2005, 07:00 AM   #2

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Here you go. Foxconn has just about every part for the iPAQ

http://www.services.foxconn.com/store/Product.asp?relatenum=0&Category.Id={15E44270-1EE3-4B43-BC9F-402CA3ADCB36}&Product.Id={11D5F2A0-1E98-49FE-AC0E-DCA131649667}

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06-25-2005, 04:15 PM   #3

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Isn’t this Covered under the warranty?

 
06-25-2005, 04:43 PM   #4

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in short no. unless you can prove it was a manufacturing defect.

 
06-25-2005, 04:48 PM   #5

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I saw some other guys complaining about this cover falling of their iPAQs. Sorry I can’t refer you to this forum cause it’s in hebrew but I’ll send them here to comment.

 
06-25-2005, 07:44 PM   #6

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what forum was it?

 
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How old is your 6300?

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It should be covered under warranty for a least a year.

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childhood83
How old is your 6300?

I purchased my Ipaq in April of this year

 
06-26-2005, 07:01 AM   #11

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I would assume it’s a warranty issue. Bring it back to where you bought it and see if they can help…otherwise, call HP.

Remember, you get more with honey than vinegar so be nice with the rep that you talk to on the phone. Keep us updated!! Good luck!

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06-27-2005, 01:53 PM   #12

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This is not a warranty issue, the cover will pop off if you snag it against something. That is not a maunfacturing defect, it is considered operator error. I consider it poor design, along with the protuding phone keys. (Who the heck would design an attenna cover with a couple of clips holding it on instead of screws?) I bought my replacement at

http://www.pdasmart.com

 

Dave’s Ipaq – iPAQ hw6500 Video Presentation @ Dave’s iPAQ

Since I have never seen anywhere else I was lucky to get my hands on the link you will give you a thorough video overview of the hw6500 iPAQ Mobile Messenger. This video gives an excellent overview of the 6500 along with video and audio content! You wont want to miss this. Also Jack, Steve and I have talked about the hw6500 in last weeks podcast which you can download here.

Video Overview

Interesting I noticed that all the photo’s I have seen at MEDC only show one signal identifier not two like this video shows. If you look at the top of the device you will notice two green signal identifiers.. Hmmm what could that be?

Dave’s Ipaq – Ebay Anywhere via wireless Handheld and Phone @ Dave’s iPAQ

The new software tool Abidia Wireless enhances eBay Auctions with effortless, anytime, anywhere, access via wireless handheld and mobile phone devices; featuring customizable real-time synchronization with an eBay account, wireless searching, cached browsing, wireless bidding, and the ability to effortlessly supervise auction listings on-the-go.The next generation technology features a convenient auction experience comparable to a personal computer; users are allowed to bid, search, browse, and monitor live auction listings from the eBay site. Abidia Wireless 3.0 makes it easy to carry item listings and visual images as well as buyer and seller lists in your pocket. Easy, on-the-go supervision of real-time auction status is a simple install away.

Additionally, the wireless tool offers a streamlined interface allowing instant access to eBay auction information.Users can customize the options for their needs, from wireless searching, cached browsing, wireless bidding, and the ability to supervise auction listings while on the move.Abidia Wireless is a convenient way to monitor auction status, including the current price, the amount of bids, the high bidder, as well as the seller and start and end times. With the improved user interface, information is easy to view, and simple to access. Abidia technology provides an experience comparable with a desktop browser in speed, ease of use, and rich multimedia presentation. Abidia designed the new version to give customers a better choice for viewing eBay content.This new technology provides an experience comparable with a desktop browser in speed, ease of use, and rich multimedia presentation. The developer designed the new version to give customers a better choice for viewing eBay content. In addition to Windows Mobile 5.0, Smartphones, Palm Powered devices, BlackBerry Handhelds, Symbian Series 60 and UIQ devices are currently supported. Apparently eBay has a WAP version of their service with slightly limited features for free.

Features: Abidia Wireless incorporates top-notch features to support both buyers and sellers. Monitoring item status becomes a simple task that is always at hand and available. View real-time status of current items, and items that have been won, lost, bought, and sold. Buyers: Monitor or add items to the watch list, view any items current price, image, or compare prices. Buyers: Never miss out on an auction again by bidding upon items directly from your wireless device. Sellers: It’s easy to check the amount of bids on items for sale, and determine who the winning bidder is. Sellers: Research similar items, compare prices, and see pictures, away from a PC, anywhere! User-friendly interface designed specifically for wireless devices, small screens, and ease-of-use. Dynamic support for Hi-Resolution VGA devices including large item images and descriptions. Sync with your Overstock.com Auctions account, minimize cost by selecting what and when to sync. Effortless configuration; easy searching, browsing, watching, bidding and monitoring in real-time. Browse cached listings and images on your wireless device, choose when to sync and update. Install directly from your Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC, via SMS to phone, or via your personal computer. Support for any networking technology including ActiveSync, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, CDMA and GSM.

Availability:

Abidia Wireless 3.0 is immediately available from the APPCRAFT.org Website at http://www.appcraft.org, or the Abidia Wapsite at http://wap.abidia.com, for registered users only.

About Abidia

Abidia is a privately held company founded in February 2002. Abidia is the worldwide market leader of online auction tools and service for mobile phones and wireless handheld devices for auction sites provided by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), with software released for Windows Mobile, Palm OS, RIM Blackberry, Symbian OS, and J2ME.

You can visit Abidia here.

Dave’s Ipaq – Battery Pack Pro – New Version Released @ Dave’s iPAQ

Omega One has just released a new version of Battery Pack Pro. This software has been a top sellar for several years and now it has just got better.

Power Time

World time view. See where it’s daylight, or check when your friends / customers are awake or at work. Gets the latest exchange rates & weather conditions for each city. * Battery Bar can now show up to 6 items. * Battery Bar shows Power Time information. * New Power Application brings all Power… components together for the first time. * Fully Windows Mobile 5.0 compatible. * English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Traditional Chinese, Catalan. When you upgrade from an older version of Battery Pack / Battery Pack Pro or any other battery monitor product you purchased – get the latest version of Battery Pack Pro with Power Time for just $9.99, and get a free copy of 1-Pass (total value $49.98). Offer expires July 31st 2005.

To take advantage of this special offer, click here if you are an existing Battery Pack / Battery Pack Pro customer, or e-mail [email protected] with a e-mail receipt of your qualifying battery monitor product.

New to Battery Pack Pro? Just click here to get this top selling product for just $29.99.

Visit Omega One here.