BrightBytes™: ActiveSync 3.7, Recharging Sled, Dell, and More

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Microsoft has released ActiveSync 3.7, the latest version of its synchronization software for Pocket PCs and Smartphones. The company didn’t give a list of changes, just saying this “contains fixes making synchronization more trouble free than ever before.”

Palm will soon begin offering the Power-to-go Recharging Sled, which clips to the back of handhelds that use the Palm Universal Connector. According to Palm, it can “double or triple effective battery life depending on model of handheld.”

Though Dell is still not offering $50 rebates on its Axim X5 Pocket PCs as it has in the past, it has taken 10% off the cost. This makes the X5 Basic $225 and the X5 Advance $315. This is not a permanent price reduction.

Town Compass has released the World Book Concise Encyclopedia 2003 Handheld Edition, which features over 17,000 records and over 1,200 images; each record uses the first paragraph from the Print Edition’s entries for a concise description. It requires the free Town Compass DataViewer, which is available for both Pocket PC and Palm OS. The concise encyclopedia sells for $20.

DataViz is now offering Passwords Plus for Macintosh, which offers Mac users a secure desktop application for storing private information such as credit card numbers. It synchronizes its data with a Palm OS application. These apps use 128-bit Blowfish encryption on both the desktop and the handheld. It costs $30.

INSIDEMind is a new Pocket PC development company that has just gone live with four new applications, including an expense tracker and a mind map.

Palm is once again offering the m505. It is available now for $250 on the Palm Store.

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