Month: April 2005

Today, 07:06 AM   #1

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Bluetooth dongle & IPaq 6365 hi all,

I hear a lot of talk about bluetooth dongles that are class 1 and class 2. Im about to buy a dongle for Active Syncing my Ipaq 6365 which has recently had a ROM upgrade. Could anyone suggest any good brand and which class should I go for? What do these classes stand for?

thanks

 
Today, 07:14 AM   #2

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Class 1 usually has a 100 meter range and Class2 about 25 meters *Bluetooth V1.2 compliant has better audio qualities than V1.1 *USB /1.1 compliant is faster than 1.0 Thats about all I Can figure out at this stage

 
Today, 03:48 AM   #1

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Another Dead H5550 OK – I know several of you guys and gals have been through this … The old story – Left my 5550 on the table for a couple of weeks whilst on hols.

Today it is dead . Pluged in – Jacket battery charged up so charger/cable thingy both fine – no charging on main unit. Left it plugged in all night.

Nada.

Found this forum. Have removed battery (and stuck in the freezer for good measure – although I am sceptical about that part).

Any real ideas about how long the backup battery will take to die compleatly and it should be safe to reattach main batery and attempt resussitation ????

John

 
Today, 08:36 AM   #2

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Welcome to Dave’s IPAQ. I think it takes at least 2 hours for the backup battery to drain. When you reinstall battery connect to AC power press reset button on bottom with stylus Let us know if it comes back to you.

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Have you tried the NEW MSN Toolbar Suite?

I really think that this is worth the look and the install. From my initial use, it is more powerful, intuitive, and easier than anything that is out there.

The MSN Toolbar Suite features three different toolbars to help you search the Web and your computer from Microsoft Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer, the Windows taskbar, and Microsoft Outlook.

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Yesterday, 08:49 PM   #1

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iPAQ Screen shots?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows of any good software for screen shots on the iPAQ (hopefully free?)

Thanks!

 
Yesterday, 08:55 PM   #2

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Well sooner or later you will buy RESCO file explorer. It is the first program I load on my iPAQ. One of the features is a screen capture utility. It is definitely worth looking into.

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In iTask settings you can change one of your iTask icons to perform a “capture”. Go to itask settings>click replace with>internal>capture or do as Jack suggested and my preferred method – Resco Explorer. But the above tip does not require a DL, if you really want free.

 
Yesterday, 11:11 PM   #6

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Thank you all! You all have gave me good information to help me. I appreciate it. Thanks Laura, I will be using that for now. To rest I will work on gettung that RESCO software later on. THANKS!

 
05-23-2004, 06:22 PM   #1

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View screen

I saw an ad for the new Dell pda, shows that the unit can be turned and image can be view in either horizontal or vertical…is this something I can do with the new 4155 I just purchased? Any advice would be apppreciated.

Thanks

 
05-23-2004, 08:18 PM   #2

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No but the new WindowsMobile SE will have that functionality. So hopefully HP will have an upgrade for you in the near future.

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05-23-2004, 09:56 PM   #3

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You might take a look at Nyditot. A lot of folks like it (but some don’t) I have never tried it so I can’t tell you too much about but you can rotate the screen any way you want.

You can get nyditot here

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Today, 03:10 PM   #1

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ActiveSync Email Question. OKay, I have tried searching the forums (and google), and i cant find an answer to this one. Hopefully someone can help. On my Desktop PC, i have my default inbox. From there in my personal folders, i have other folders (for my other email addresses) So, when i get new mail, and it Syncs with my PPC, i get all my emails in the separate folders on my PPC. BUT…. on the Today screen, it will ONLY alert me that i have “Unread messages” in the Default inbox, and not the other folders. If i have unread SMS, or MMS, it will tell me on the today screen. And again, as mentioned above it will tell me on the Today Screen that i have unread messages in the default ActiveSync Inbox, but not the other folders. Is there a fix for this? Thanks

Andrew

 
Today, 04:37 PM   #2

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Sorry I don’t know of any seeing that I don’t use AS for the Inbox. Heck I even went into the registry and deleted the key that makes it appear in the poutlook. I would look on google to help you out, but honestly I don’t know the search words that I would use! lol =(

Sorry mate

 

Powerpoint presentation says HP going with Cingular

A Microsoft MVP has posted a powerpoint presentation going over the new Windows Mobile phones to hit the market. In particular the 6500 Mobile Messenger is mentioned and also speaks about HP partnering with Cingular and T-Mobile for the Mobile Messenger. If you would like to read more.

Powerpoint Presentation

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Do I really need a ruggedized Pocket PC?

I have been doing a series of reviews on cases for my iPAQ over the last several months with my focus on cases that are professional looking as well as being practical, protective and durable. I think I’ve been fortunate to find a few cases out there that meet all of my requirements for that regular everyday usage that I give my iPAQ.

If you recall, I had an accident several weeks back as I was climbing on some rocks on the Maine coast. I did get a tear in my coat along with a few bumps and scrapes but more importantly, I didn’t destroy my iPAQ although I did do some damage to my case.

That incident prompted me to look at other styles of cases, particularly those that offer a little more protection than the leather cases that I so dearly like to carry. I did find a great aluminum case and it does the job extremely well but I have continued to look for the case that would provide the ultimate in shock-proof protection as well protection from the elements that certainly appear with out too much warning on the East Coast.

With a little luck, I did just that! I have found the ultimate case for protection from drops as well as protection from severe weather and more — The OtterBox! There is ABSOLUTELY no question that the OtterBox is the Toughest PDA Case in the World!

Made from a nearly indestructible material, it has been designed to house your iPAQ (or other PDA) in a dustproof, air proof, and watertight case while still providing you with access your iPAQ for the programs or data you need to use.

Over the last several weeks, I have been using the OtterBox Armor 1900 as well as the OtterBox Armor 3600. Both have been excellent, they each serve a different purpose and both have been absolutely outstanding in the performance in protecting my iPAQs.

Do I really need a ruggedized Pocket PC?

The clear top is easily removed for access to SD or CF cards. It should be noted that the clear top is scratch resistant and because it is clear, allows for scanning or the use of IR. I have sent several files to my different iPAQs via IR and have found the transfer to be flawless. There are accessories available to replace the clear top with larger PODS allowing for the use of expansion devices like a GPS or scanner.

The top is attached with two latches (located on the left and right sides) that are very easy to open. The latches are compound locking latches that allow for easy opening and very secure closing of the case. The lever action of the latch is smooth and definitely gives you a feeling of security.

Removing the top, you see a rubber gasket set in a groove that when attached to the case, provides a tight waterproof and dust proof seal. The rubber plug for the speaker wire has a tail on the inside of the case that is attached to the side. This guarantees that you won’t accidentally misplace or lose the plug when it is detached. In addition, with the top removed, there is easy and adequate access to SD and CF cards for removal and quick access for plugging in a headphone jack.

At the bottom of the case, there is a large rubber plug firmly attached. A small tab attached to the plug allows for easy removal for access to the connection for charging or syncing through the bottom of the case. Similar to the earphone wire plug, there is a tail attached for security. As you look at this plug when it is removed, its design and function clearly reinforces the durability of this product. It is apparent that they took each part of this case and made it the best quality possible—very impressive!

Looking at the back of the case, you see two more locking latches and an adjustable neoprene hand strap. The hand strap has Velcro fasteners for adjustment. Located behind the strap, is a circular set of tiny holes that have a Gore(tm) membrane vent for heat and pressure dissipation. Just another example of a well thought out product.

Unlocking the two latches in the rear allows you to slide open the back of the case. It is a rather unique design because the case opens in such a way to make insertion of your iPAQ very easy. Too me, little things make a difference. As I looked at the inside of the back cover, I found that the strap handles and the locking latches were attached to the case with brass fittings that are significantly more durable. It could have been plastic and no one would have noticed but OtterBox would have. In keeping with their strategy of providing the best quality, they continued to do it right!

Do I really need a ruggedized Pocket PC?

The Armor 1900 is the smallest ruggedized case that you can obtain for your iPAQ. The external dimensions are L 6.5 – W 4.5 – D 2.2 inches and the internal dimensions are L 5.56 – W 3.43 – D 0.93 inches. This case is available in an all black model or one that is fluorescent yellow. The case is enveloped in a dark thermoplastic rubber over-molding that provides extraordinary protection for the external shell of the case as well as the ability to have a solid grip while holding your iPAQ. As for the fluorescent yellow case, its yellow color almost looks more like an accent because of this dark rubberized material.

Holding the case in your hand for the first time you immediately recognize a quality product designed to offer you the utmost in protection for your iPAQ. The case, designed for a universal fit to adapt to smaller form factor PDAs, holds each of my iPAQs. My 4700 and 2715 fit like a glove and my 5555, because of its curved design at the top where the speaker is, needs just a bit of adjustment as I fit it into the case. Of course, my 1940 (because of its size) must feel a little lost in the case but it fits perfectly and is well protected.

The case is designed to be waterproof, crushproof, and drop-proof and as you rotate the case investigating its design, you can clearly see the protection for your device. I was hesitant to say the case is waterproof because of the plastic flip cover giving you access to the screen but there is a flexible, fully sealed interactive screen membrane between your device and the exterior. Besides serving as a waterproof covering, it also functions as a screen protector. I was able to access and use all of my programs with the screen membrane.

Looking at the front of the case you find next to the flip cover, a stylus holder integrated into the dark rubberized material. A good feature so you don’t have to worry about access to your stylus in your iPAQ. The holder grips the round type stylus perfectly. Of course, if you have the older style iPAQ stylus, you have to rotate it to fit…but it fits.

As you look at the case, you see at the top, a clear plastic top that extends slightly more than .5 inches above the case. It has clear reinforced vertical bars that blend into the top giving it extra strength. As you view the top, there is a rubber plug providing access for a headphone wire. You are provided with an additional removable plug for headphone access. This plug has a split on the side allowing you to have a wire protruding and yet still keep the waterproof seal. A nice idea!