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Using Yahoo Messenger. Anyone who has ever used a messenger service before will know how usefull they are. I have used both MSN and Yahoo messenger services. Yahoo has a fully 720 and HPC complient messenger which can be downloaded from here. I use Yahoo messenger to stay in contact with many worldwide friends. It was also useful when trying to get in contact with friends in New York throughout the recent terriosm attacks. I often use my 720 to communicate with people using Yahoo messenger. The keyboard enables quick inputting and various sounds provide indication of an incoming message.
You can keep track of online contacts and obviously add them when you require. Yahoo messenger also lets you know when you receive new emails and asks whether you want to view them. In conclusion in todays internet world a messenger on your handheld allows you to you to stay in contact with friends and family from wherever you are, providing you have an internet connection.
Say hi or send me a message if you use Yahoo messenger my Yahoo ID is: sammualjames_mcloughlin
Customer Manager, allows you to keep a full record of customer information, everything from address details through to transaction details etc.Now I can see this piece of software being a hit and it looks good. The detail and subject fields are both detailed and useful. Not only that but there is software to keep track of those daily pesty bills. Now I must admit I tend to leave my bills for a few days, claiming that I'll get around to paying them.....I think that this is called laziness. However the ideal reminder is Bills and Reminders
This easy to use PIM ensures that there is no excuse to forget to pay those bills.It will remind you on the day if needed. Boma Software has other software that can be used on HPC Pro machines. Click here to download evaluations for these products. Whilst there check out even more HPC Pro software.
Tired of taking meeting minutes? Is it taking too long? Here is a great minute manager, which is mean't to speed the whole process of organising and taking meeting minutes.
"Spend your time capturing the important details, not trying to locate your position in a word-processor document! Distribute the agenda to all Attendees with a single button press! No need to spend an hour or more typing up paper notes, they are ready immediately on meeting completion. At a glance see what is outstanding; Automatically roll over unfinished actions from previous meetings to ensure they can't be forgotten."
Check out the Speak and byte website, to get the full rundown and download.
WEB NEWS: Send me a Message- posted by Sammual (webmaster) I was not a happy Irish chappy this morning. I switched on my 720, connected it to my mobile to chech my Hotmail email, went into the shower while it tried to synch, I came out, got an orange juice, opened my Hotmail account and was greeted with the message, "your inbox is empty", I thought to myself (and I am not showing off here) that simply cannot be right as you can expect through this site and my job I a lot of emails per day that I resond to. The reason was that my email load had increased it's 2mb capacity, and yes I hold my hand up it's all my fault. I didn't read the email they sent me warning that my emails would be deleated if I did not reduce the content of my inbox....but still what a bummer!!!!! Anyway todays lesson read the emails that Hotmail send you, in fact you probably do, it's just me. So with that in mind I've changed back to my Yahoo email address, dont worry I've changed all the relevant links back (for the million time), so remember my email address is: email@example.com. So send all your correspondence there. You can also message me because that enables my Yahoo messenger to work. A number of people have sent me a message and it is working fine on both my PC and my 720, my messenger name is: sammualjames_mcloughlin. As ever if I am not onlibne still send a message and when I log on and receive it I will send you a return reply :-)
NEWS: Pocket PC Awards - posted by Sammual (webmaster) OK we are going off the beaten track here, the Pocket PC Awards are upon us, and I admit we are not directly involved with the Pocket PC, but a lot of you use them with your 720. This is a reminder to let you know that if you are a Pocket PC user, your vote is needed RIGHT NOW!!! The awards are set up in conjunction with Pocket PC Magazine and Pocket PC Summit being held in October. By clicking here you will get the full details and be able to vote online. One of the nominations for best Pocket PC News/Reviews site is Jason Dunn's excellent Pocket PC Thoughts and that is where my vote has gone too, its an excellent site and although covers 90% Pocket PC, he has been known to cover the important and relevant Handheld computer news that we guys love. If you use a Pocket PC and a handheld PC, go check him out and give him your support!!!!!!
EDITORIAL: Remember September 11th - posted by Sammual (webmaster) I thought that I would take down the half cast flag which was displayed at the top left hand corner above the "email prompt" of the screen. Two weeks on I have posted in rememberence the American flag ribbon, which my site is proud to display. You can obtain the ribbon yourself from here. As many of you will know I am Irish, but as I have said previously the United Kingdom has seen it's fair share of terrorism, and I know that our country stands behind the US.
NEWS: for those who use a Pocket PC and a Handheld in conjuction- posted by Sammual (webmaster) I know that many of you own and use a Pocket PC, in conjunction with your handheld, so if you are one of them this information may be of use. The Compaq Ipaq Pocket PC machines can now be upgraded to Pocket PC 2002. All you need to do is fill in the relevant form and fax it to Compaq. There is a small price for the upgrade or free if you purchased your Ipaq within a recent timespan. If your with Europe click here, and click on "terms and conditions" however if your within the US click here. When I know info for other countries I will post on the site.
NEWS: Wouldn't it be great to have SimCity on your Handheld??? - posted by Sammual (webmaster)
The Ludipocket website has some great screenshots of the forthcoming release of Simcity for the Pocket PC platform to be released in October by ZIOSoft. Would this not look good on a Handheld? I think it would be brilliant. Pocket PC users are going to be treated to such a fab treat with the game getting as real as it's PC counterpart. So in light of this I have emailed ZIOSoft to see if they could port the game over the 720 and other HPC platforms. This would be a real Christmas treat wouldn't it? If you too want to send them a email asking if it could be adopted to the HPC platform, here is their email address
the newton such an old classic
EDITORIAL: Remembering the old days of Handhelds - Sammual (webmaster) There are certain reasons why I purchaseda handheld over a Pocket PC. The keyboard, it's robust, the different advantages to using it, rather than a Pocket PC can go on. But many people believe the day of the HPC may be over. I believe that at them moment there is not that much support but I think we will get to see future handhelds and maybe possibly future updates to the operating system.....and no, before someone emails me, I know nothing that Microsoft so do not even think that this is the start of anything. I was talking to Sean from the Simply 720 website and we both agree that support has dwindled of late but we also believe that future handhelds will also appear on the shelves.Lets face it the handheld computer is a gem. I admit I also own a Pocket PC and look forward to the new release of it's operating system, but it does not deter me from using my 720 as many of you know, because the Pocket PC is my main PDA and my 720 is the powerhorse. So what excactly will happen to the current crop of handhelds that are out on the market? Well it seems likly now that because the 720 has been out in the market for some while, I am sure something will come along and replace it. Whether the proposed deal between Compaq and HP will delay this is just a guess. NEC have a fine handheld and I receive emails from various people praising it for what it is. But I am sure the handheld will not become of the Apple Newton. I too like many people own this fine machine, and for it's day was a classic. I still love the green screen but it was just sooo big and built like a brick.Remember earlier handhelds running earlier Windows CE operating systems? I loved them and although we have a more advanced operating system on our handhelds today they are true classics and I certainly will not be parting with mine. You never know I still may need it in case something happens to my 720. Anyway I just thought I'd ramble on and talk about my previous experiences with handhelds, and that leads me to a good question, what fond experiences have you had with previous handheld computers? Email me and let me know and I'll share them on the site.
NEWS:Bitbank Software Beta Release 2.0.7 If there is a piece of software that you will always hear good remarks about its this, Bitbanks excellent picture viewer for handhelds and Pocket PC's.We've mentioned this before, but here is a reminder why it's so good.
"BBView was written from the ground up for speed and ease of use. Includes the following unique features:
The fastest JPEG image viewer available - includes options to reduce memory usage and speed up display. If you compare the performance of this code to other viewers, please note that most other viewers load reduced resolution images. Go to the configuration dialog (wrench icon) and see the options on the JPEG tab.
Image Preview Window - the file selector dialog includes an image preview window that is unparalleled in performance. On StrongARM CPUs a preview image of multi-megapixel images takes a small fraction of a second.
Screen Capture Utility - using direct screen access, BBView can capture the display of ANY program including games. Supports saving screens as BMP, PCX, GIF and JPEG
Support for monochrome devices - now you can view photos well on your monochrome CE machine.
Supports all current CE platforms (Pocket PC, HPC Pro, HPC 2000) and all CPUs (ARM,MIPS,SH3)
Supports many standard file formats including JPEG, GIF, Windows BMP (RLE too), CALS, TARGA, FLI/FLC, and FAX files
Supports multipage file formats including TIFF, DCX, AWD (MS FAX), MOD:CA/IOCA, PDF and more
Incredibly fast thumbnail view for quickly browsing tons of images
Full customizable toolbars
Context-sensitive help available from every window
Includes editing functions and color conversion.
Allows viewing of ancillary text info associated with GIF, TIFF and JPEG files
Allows saving of images in a wide variety of formats.
Perfect for viewing large bilevel images - includes scale-to-gray display option and efficient use of memory; load E+ sized drawings with very little memory usage.
Ability to view certain AVI and MOV (QuickTime) video files
Includes infrared printing"
Get the full facts and download from the Bitbank website
This looks good. It allows for better synching between PC PIMS and your handheld.
"PDAsync’s menu lets you select exactly what you want to sync based on category. For example, you can sync your e-mail based on date, file size and more. Or, you can sync your calendar for a specific time period such as the next 2 weeks. Would you like to sync individual contacts, instead of your complete contact list? With PDAsync, you can selectively sync the information that is critical to you. It’s the fastest, easiest to use and most flexible product available!"
The way you can customisethis is great, allowing you to just select one or two contacts to synch between your handheld and PC. Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer, and ACT! As far as I am aware it supports all handhelds, if you find otherwise email me and let me know. There is a 30 day evaluation to try out. Go to their website to get the full rundown.
IMPORTANT: In light of the recent developments in the US, I have not posted anything on the site out of respect. We will resume posting once again this weekend. I myself have friends in New York as many of you know I visit almost monthly. All my friends are fine, thank goodness. Until we commence posting again at the weekend, our thoughts are with you all in the US.
There is a very good way to retrieve your Hotmail using a handheld computer using something called "Pop3Hot". You can now use Pop3Hot as a synchronisation agent between MSN/Hotmail and your Handheld PC. According to their website the description describes the Pop3Hot as:
"Pop3Hot is a synchronization agent software, designed for being installed on your desktop PC. Pop3Hot will help synchronizing your MSN or Hotmail with your Pocket PC, similar to what Active Sync does with your Outlook/Exchange messages. Pop3Hot acts as a mini-POP3/SMTP server which can be reached by your Pocket PC when you connect to your desktop PC via ActiveSync. Pop3Hot works with all Hotmail accounts (...@hotmail.com) and those (newer) MSN mail accounts (...@msn.com) which use the HTTP protocols. As a general rule of thumb: If you can access your eMail via the Hotmail site, Pop3Hot will work for you.
When synchronization is started, your Pocket PC will send commands to Pop3Hot, which in turn fetches the messages from MSN Hotmail, translates them and delivers them to your Pocket PC. A similar process happens when messages are sent. Your Pocket PC delivers the messages from the Outbox to Pop3Hot, which in turn will translate and forward them to MSN Hotmail for further processing and delivery. When the Inbox and Pop3Hot work together, you can achieve true synchronisation of your MSN Hotmail with your Pocket PC, i.e.
All new Hotmail messages are downloaded to your Pocket PC. What you delete on the Pocket PC will automatically be removed from Hotmail.
What you delete from Hotmail will automatically be removed from your Pocket PC. A copy of all messages sent from your Pocket PC will be kept in the Hotmail Sent Items folder."
USER ASSISTANCE: There are a number of users requiring help today, if you can assist please email them by clicking on their names :-)
"another Jornada-newbie question here : I've been trying to use the dial-up. I hear the modem call, but I keep
getting the warning:"no carrier detected, please verify phone number". The phone number itself from my ISP is correct
so I suspect I'm making a mistake in the dialing pattern.I have tried several possibilities but still nothing :( Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks, Margo Wening, Netherlands"
"G’day Sammual. I haven’t quite a 720 yet, however it’s on order and I can’t wait. I currently own, and am very happy with, a Palm Vx. Getting a 720 because from what I can see and talking to people who own one, there isn’t really anything it cannot do.Now, what should I do with my Palm? I’ve seen a number of comments on this and other 720 sites, which make it quite clear that a Palm (or similar) and the 720 are complementary, as opposed to being mutually exclusive.Yes I can see that there might be times when I don’t need or want to ‘lug around’ the 720 and the Palm will fit in my pocket, but apart from that, what might be the benefits of running both of these simultaneously? Also, are there any issues in synchronising both from the one desktop/Outlook (e.g. software conflicts or the like)? Thanks in advance
Michael Blair, Werrington Downs, Australia"
"Hi. I was wondering, you might know this from your experience – if there is a way to print in color from a J720? When using a Socket LAN card on my home network, I have printed documents to local printers several times. Each time I do this, I notice a ‘Print in Color’ checkbox in the print dialog box. It’s unchecked and ‘dimmed out’ so it cannot be checked. This is true whether I am printing to a color or a monochrome printer. HP’s US help line suggested their universal remedy - doing a hard reset. Great! I’ve NEVER seen this box un-dimmed. I suspect the color part of the driver was perhaps planned but never included. Do you know if there is a way to enable color printing? George Arthur"
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Just before I head off to London for the day, I thought I would give you the rundown on the new OPocket PC 2002 Operating platform. I try and let you know of news that I would find on intrest and even though not directly to do with the 720, its still important enough to be posted. Many of you may know that Microsoft has been updating its Pocket PC operating platform. Well now there are screenshots galore!!! There are two sites with great inside info and screenshots for you to go and take a look at they are: Pocket PC Thoughts and PDA Buzz. I know many of you use a Pocket PC with your 720 or handheld computer. We infact have discussed this over the last couple of days. Email me with your thoughts on the updated Pocket PC operating platform and I'll post them on the site. My opinion is although the new Pocket PC OS look good and yes it may draw me away from using a Palm as the PDA I use with my 720, it's not going to stop me using my 720 as it is too valuable and productive. Anyway they are just my thoughts...........all to their own!!!!!!
”Hi My name is Mitch and I am seriously thinking about purchasing a
Jornada 720. However, I would like an expert to answer a few questions for me.
1. Is it easy to access the web? Do you need a particular internet provider?
2. It says it has a PCMCIA Slot and Compact Flash slot. In laymans term what do these do. Do they add extra memory so you can hold more files or what?
3. Is it easy to print directly from the 720 and how do you do it?
If you can take the time to answer these questions I would be grateful. I hope to get a Jornada 720 and increase my computer knowledge so I won't
be so illiterate.
Thanks for any help you can be.”
“I recently bought a Jornada 720. I am not able to transfer Contacts (or anything) from my Compaq Aero 2110 [factory up-graded to Pocket PC os] via infra-red. Any suggestions?”
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