�101 Fabulous Freebies List� .
Task Manager, HandySwitcher, Updated
DinarSoft , the maker of very popular PocketPC titles like MemMaid and HandyMenu just announced the latest update to its popular task manager HandySwitcher.
HandySwitcher 2.7 provides users with a very easy way to manage running applications. This version has been optimized so that you can now use the navigation pad to fully control running applications.
By the way,pdaBlast! recently posted a review of HandySwitcher.
Bluefire Security Technologies Fully Supports the Treo 700w
As smartphones start to be used more and more as PC and laptop replacements, security requirements, especially when accessing corporate servers, need to be ratcheted up. Bluefire just announced a solution that has been optimized for the Treo 700w.
"The Treo smartphone is transforming what users think of as the office, leading to substantially more business being conducted by individuals on the go," says Steve Butsch, director of systems engineering, Palm, Inc. "With the increased rate of adoption of mobile devices, large enterprises and small businesses alike need to make sure their corporate assets remain secure."Bluefire's VPN software is available for free trial download and purchase at http://www.bluefiresecurity.com .
Recent TreoCentral Guides & Reviews
Curious About Your Treo�s Built-in Camera?
This guide by Jay Gross is an awesome introduction.
�A picture can be worth a thousand words, even Treo images. A bad picture rates some words, too, mostly of the four-letter variety. These tricks should give you a much better chance. With skill and care, plus a handy image processing program, you're more likely to get useful images out of the cameras while you wait for beefier, better models to come.�
GlobalSat BT-338 Bluetooth GPS Receiver - By Xious Sonenberg
�The BT-338 is a well engineered, striking, cutting-edge GPS receiver that is not only exceptionally useful, but also a fantastic value compared to a lot of competing GPS equipment. The only other items you�ll need to buy are mapping software and some kind of car mount to hold your Treo within view while you navigate.�
Reviews from Elsewhere in the Treo Community
MobileTechReview.com Takes a Look at the Motorola H700 - Tong Zhang, Senior Editor writes:
�The Motorola H700 has excellent outgoing voice quality in quiet to mid-noisy level environments. The voice clarity is very good and the volume is very loud which in some cases you might need to turn down the volume on your phone. That�s certainly a good problem to have given the fact that some of the headsets just don�t have enough volume output and aren�t very useful in noisy environment for receiving calls.�
Jabra JX10 Reviewed by Everything Treo - Christopher Meinck writes:
�The Jabra JX10 is an attractive, light-weight Bluetooth headset that provides very good call quality in a small package. The addition of a dock is convenient for charging and keeping track of the headset. If you're the type that carries your headset in your pocket, then you might find yourself frustrated with the ear clip. In terms of voice quality, it's hard to fault the JX10. Although priced higher than most headsets, it does come with an attractive package of accessories. I would have liked to see a car charger, as that might offer more utility than the dock.�
TreoCentral had previously reviewed the Jabra JX10 as well.
Mobile DVD on your Treo
Andrew at Treonauts has written an interesting review on ways to get DVD content into your Treo:
�Overall, CloneDVD Mobile may not be free as others but I am personally willing to pay for a hassle-free and simple solution which doesn�t require a steep learning curve or an engineer�s degree to figure out and use. For me at least it delivers on all counts.
With the free TCPMP installed on your Treo, CloneDVD Mobile and AnyDVD (free 21 day trial then bundle price of $59.00) on your PC as well as a good set of headphones you�ll be all set to convert and enjoy watching all your DVD�s while on the go.�
TreoAlarm with Weather Forecast
Mike Slocombe at Digital Lifestyles has written an interesting piece about a program called TreoAlarm .
�With full support for the 5-way directional control on the Treo, the program makes a practical and easy-to-use travel/home alarm clock and weather forecaster and represents excellent value (for under $20).�
>>Something to Ponder
Will this Form of Tag be Webcasted?
The phrase, �phone tag� will take on an entirely new meaning this summer, thanks to Matt Damon and his best friend/business partner Ben Affleck. Their entertainment company, Live Planet, will be �tag-teaming� with Amp�d Mobile Inc., a youth-oriented wireless phone company to create an urban version of capture the flag.
Amp�d Mobile users will be able to invite a circle of friends to join in a game of Phone Tag by sending text invitations to their cellphones, or to participate in a game with strangers. When a game starts, players will be given a target � another player � that appears on their cellphone screens as a dot on a virtual map. The game can be played on almost any territory, whether a college campus or a city.
At the same time hunters are pursuing their quarry, they themselves are being hunted by other players. When players get close to their prey, typically within a few yards, they virtually �tag� them hitting a button labeled �capture� on their cellphones. LivePlanet also plans to sell sponsorships that allow, say, Starbucks to turn its cafes into �safe havens� that let players temporarily cloak themselves on their opponents� maps while they�re enjoying a latte. Read more here .
If this catches on, my feeling is that it won�t be long before it spawns a reality series (online or on TV) like the Gold Rush treasure chase show that AOL and Mark Burnett were working on last year. Live Planet had a similar show in development.
That�s a wrap!
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