Monday, November 17, 2008

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Do you like to learn new things? Do you dream of travelling all over the world and visiting the most interesting and beautiful places on our planet? Maybe you are just interested in geography? Or you think that know everything and can’t be surprised?! Travel Genius fits the entire globe in your hand and tells you what you don’t know about the world we inhabit.

This original quiz is entirely devoted to geography and all that it involves. There are hundreds and hundreds of questions relating to continents and oceans, countries and peoples, famous personalities and the most significant inventions. They will be a hard nut to crack for even the brains of the most erudite people. Whatever question the topic is about – the answer will always be a place on the map. You can have fun and very usefully spend some time traveling together with the Travel Genius round the Earth’s continents. Perhaps this is the game that will suggest you a travel route for your next vacation! In addition, this quiz is the most exciting way to determine your geographic IQ! You will not only learn your level of knowledge, but also be able to compare results with average gamers and skillful travellers. The most important achievements can be shown in the world records table.

Game Features:

- Two difficulty levels
- Hardcore and traditional game modes
- Stylus control support
- Territorial and thematic filters of tasks
- 8 topics
- Detailed statistics and world record table
- More than seven hundred questions
- Geographical IQ determiner

The detailed information about the game, including screenshots, trailers and links for demo version are available on the HeroCraft PDA site – http://smart.herocraft.com/travel-genius.



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SyncMate : SyncMate will help you retrieve the fullest information about your mobile device.

All Mac Users who own Windows Mobile devices now can easily synchronize all information from both devices!
Bellevue, WA, USA – November 11, 2008: Eltima Software, a global software Development Company, has released SyncMate version 1.4. SyncMate is presented in two versions, Free and Expert, and provides its users even more opportunities than before.

SyncMate FREE Edition is a perfect solution for information management. It is FREE and easy-to-use synchronizer for Mac and Pocket PC/Smartphone, that will help you keep all your documents, text messages, contacts, calendar entries and events and other stuff well organized. With SyncMate Free edition you can synchronize applications like Address Book, iCal, etc. Also you can easily read SMS directly from your Mac, check detailed device information (battery state, etc) and visually analyze memory usage.
SyncMate Expert Edition (available for a small fee) grants you even more synchronization possibilities. With Expert Edition it is very handy to synchronize time and share Internet between your Mac and your mobile device, which is very important for all mobile people. Synchronize iTunes and iPhoto to keep all your favorite music and pictures within a click of a button.
Expert Edition allows you to synchronize separate folders. Notes, and To Do’s synchronization is also available with SyncMate Expert Edition! You can view all the applications installed on PDA from your Mac.
Manage all text messages not even touching your Pocket PC! Send, receive, create and delete SMS when working at your Mac – that’s what SyncMate Expert gives you. With SyncMate Expert Edition you can even sync your mail!
SyncMate installation is very easy. You do not have to unlock device in order to install SyncMate. Mac can be connected to mobile device via USB or Wi-Fi.

SyncMate 1.4 Features at a Glance:
- Bookmarks Synchronization (Entourage, Firefox supported)
- iPhoto Synchronization
- iTunes Synchronization
- Folders Synchronization
- Notes Synchronization (Entourage supported!)
- Time Synchronization
- Contacts Synchronization (Entourage and Google Calendar supported!)
- iCal Synchronization (Entourage and Google Contacts supported!)
- SMS Manager Plugin
- Applications List Plugin
- Device Info Plugin
- SMS Reader Plugin
- Actions Log Plugin
- Internet Sharing
- Mail Plugin
- To Do’s Plugin
- Calls history Plugin

SyncMate Pricing and Availability
SyncMate is compatible with Mac OS X platform (Mac OS X 10.4 and higher, Mac OS X 10.5). Device compatibility: Windows Mobile Pocket 5, Windows Mobile Smartphone 5; Windows Mobile 6 Standard, Windows Mobile 6 Classic and Windows Mobile 6 Professional; Windows Mobile 6.1. You can upgrade your free SyncMate to SyncMate Expert Edition for $39.95 only.
All program upgrades within one major version (that you purchase) are free to all our registered users. For more detailed information about our upgrade policy and volume discounts, please email to sales@eltima.com
Additional information about SyncMate, along with detailed technical documentation, online help, changelog, upgrade to PRO policy as well as free installation package can be found at: http://www.sync-mac.com/



Monday, November 10, 2008

SyncMate : SyncMate will help you retrieve the fullest information about your mobile device.

Looking for something other than MissingLink for your Windows Mobile device on the Mac? Take a look at SyncMate, then.



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Following a release for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) devices earlier this year, Astraware(R) and Idigicon are excited to announce the release of Platypus for 3 more smartphone platforms. The squishiest shoot-em-up ever is now available for S60(R), UIQ(R) and BlackBerry(R) smartphones worldwide, including the new BlackBerry Bold!

Based on the cult classic for PC and Mac, Platypus is a fast, frantic and fun side-scrolling arcade shooter with a difference – the entire game is made from clay!

The vast continent-spanning city of Collosatropolis has finally reached the limits of its expansion, and tall buildings cover every available space. The Collosotropolan leaders decide to invade the neighbouring country of Mungola. They don’t anticipate much of a struggle as Mungola’s entire defence force consists of a single squadron of fighter planes – the venerable F-27 ‘Platypus’.

Your mission is to pilot your trusty Platypus and save peaceful Mungola! Fly across the squashy fields and trees, avoid the snowy mountains and protect your planet. Shoot down the enemy ships and marvel as they disappear in a splat! Collect fruit bonuses and a range of power-ups to aid you in your quest!

Platypus is a fantastic, fun arcade game featuring 4 massive worlds each with several challenging levels. It’s the perfect casual game for arcade gamers and the perfect arcade game for casual gamers!

Platypus is optimised to use d-pad controls on S60 phones, d-pad or touchscreen on UIQ phones, and the trackball on BlackBerry smartphones. For more information, visit http://www.astraware.com/platypus. Club Astraware members can get a substantial discount off all versions of Platypus for a limited time. Simply login here: http://www.astraware.com/club to check out the special price!



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Resco Pocket Radio for Pocket PC

Resco, one of the leading companies in software development of applications for mobile devices, announced today the availability of a brand new version of its award winning Resco Pocket Radio application for the Pocket PC platform. Version 1.90 now fully supports Bluetooth stereo head-sets and thus allows users to listen and tune into thousands of internet radio stations cable free.

Moreover, with the new version it is possible to install a touch-optimized player to the Today Plugin and operate the radio directly from there. Easy radio importing, scheduled recording and a very friendly user interface are some of the many other features that made Resco Pocket Radio a sought-after application.

Features in Resco Pocket Radio v1.90

* Support of Bluetooth stereo head-sets (A2DP, AVRCP)
* Today Plugin player
* List of thousands internet radios
* Easy radio import
* Scheduled recording
* Support of MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats



Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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There’s nothing better than running Windows on a Mac. If your Windows flavored Virtual Machine (VM) gets bitten by a nasty Windows malware peace, dust it and restart with a backed up VM copy in minutes. Since many application types can be found on the Mac easily today, there is less and less reason to run Windows. However, with industry specific applications and a few better-on-Windows programs, such as QuickBooks, a VM is still needed from time to time. Many Mac users have gone with Parallels Desktop and VMWare’s Fusion. With a price tag nearing $100, only the serious user will opt to purchase either fine VM product. Watch out, though, because now the company that was a large part of creating the World Wide Web with millions of web servers running on its hardware, Sun Microsystems has unveiled VirtualBox. The open source VM project Sun hopes will drive many to use its new product could just be the next must have VM for Mac users.

VirtualBox runs many x86 operating systems (guest OS) on x86 computers (host OS). Guest operating systems VirtualBox can run include, but not limited to, Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS, Windows 3.x (on top of DOS), Linux (2.4 and 2.6), as well as OpenBSD.

Still under development, VirtualBox sits at version 1.6.2 and is actively updated. Sun has asked both developers and users to download its product and give it a try as well for developers to help out with coding. More coders means more features and hopefully more stability. More users will help in these two areas as well since feedback is always a much needed input for developers.

VirtualBox shares many of the same features as VMWare and Parallel’s offerings such as folder sharing, USB device use, and easy guest OS install from an ISO image.

Any Intel or AMD processor will run VirtualBox according to Sun. Most guest OS’s will need at least 512 MB of RAM with 30 MB of hard drive space need for VirtualBox itself. If you’re willing and daring (and just plain cheap), download VirtualBox today.



Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You know, everyone has an opinion about Microsoft and it’s operating system, Windows. Be it Experience (the official name of XP) or Vista (the unofficial name: this millenniums Millennium Edition), you’re sure to find someone that will be more than willing to pick up a gallon of gas and pour it all over their monitor and strike a match to it. But I know, at nearly $5 a gallon, what a waste. No worries, mate, you can just install NAPALM and light your desktop on fire. For free.

“FireStarter” created NAPALM in response to the Linux desktop burner, Compiz Fire (YouTube link). FireStarter states that they will continue to develop the fun desktop burner if “interest is manifested” as according to the download page. There’s a community page and all to start that manifest under.

Sorry all you DOS-based Windows users with 9′s in the name (or a proper noun), but you’re out cold as this only runs on true 32-bit OSs by Redmond. You, unfortunately, will have to waste $5.



Ringo Brings Some Free Rings To You

Author: Sven Rafferty
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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Our beloved Ringo has just added some new free ringtones for all of those using Ringo. Made exclusively for Ringo, you won’t find these ringtones anywhere but at www.ringomo.com. Ranging in a mix of Classical, Country, Rock, Salsa (mmmm, salsa and chips) and Ragtime, you’re phone will keep things interesting with every call.

If you don’t know about Ringo, then read our review and find out why we loved it. It works for BlackBerry, WIndows Mobile, and the beloved (but forgotten?) Palm OS. With its easy to user interface and ability to play MP3s for ringtones and messages tones, why wouldn’t you get Ringo now? :) Ringo is available at ringomo.com for US$19.95.



Friday, June 20, 2008
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Just the other day, I ran into a printer driver issue. The CD-ROM the HP LaserJet 4200 that came with the printer didn’t seem to want to print graphics or reports properly. HP’s web site didn’t feel like offering up the latest driver as 404s kept coming up. So in the end, I used the old retired PC, with the proper drivers on it, as a printer server. Maybe I should have gone to Xerox’s site for the driver instead. Yes, I said Xerox.

Xerox has just informed SvenOnTech of a printer driver that not only works on every Xerox printer, but nearly every printer (PostScript enabled printers). The Xerox Mobile Express Driver automatically detects your location (laptop or desktop) based on your network and updates its list of preferred printers. Every time you print, you have a list of online and available printers. You do nothing but click that Print icon! The Xerox Mobile Express Driver allows you to sort printers based on status, location, name, and so forth. You can find out in-depth detail about each printer to find the one that best meets your needs. Everything is automatic as it configures the printer for you.

The best thing about this driver is if you’re a road warrior and find yourself in many offices with various printers, you’ll now be able to print to them without having to call IT or go to a manufacturers web site that may be down for a model specific driver. The Xerox Mobile Express Driver takes care of this all for you. Nice.

This is a Windows only driver (Mac OS X has a built-in generic PostScript driver already) and can be downloaded and installed for free.



NovaMind Mind Mapping

Have you ever needed to push your brainstorm session beyond the coma paced results you have gotten in the past? Need a better way to study for your final exam? Or you’re a Microsoft engineer and you’re trying to problem solve your company’s search technology lacking after the Yahoo fall-out? Well, then you need a mind map! According to Wikipedia, a mind map is, “A… diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.” Makes sense, huh? If not, look at the picture above and see if that helps.

If this all does make sense to you, then you’ll probably be happy to know that NovaMind has updated its well known mind mapping software with some snazzy Web 2.0 features such as glass branches that you can apply rectangular, chamfered, rounded or oval, that can, “Instantly add that extra visual pizzazz.” Additionally you can pictures with sweet looking reflections being able to apply the same effects as you can to the branches.

Themes have been updated as well with new themes being added to take advantage of the new visual styling features. According to NovaMinds, “This gives you professionally designed themes for your Mind Maps to make them look great by simply applying a theme.”

Take a look and start making your brain work easier!