BrightBytes™: CoolClock, PalmSource, In-Vehicle Printing, and More

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CoolClock Multimedia Alarm Clock for Pocket PCs Released

CoolClock is a new multimedia clock application for Pocket PC devices. It features eight animated clocks designed in Macromedia Flash, and allows users to set alarms that play MP3 and WMA music files or recorded WAVs. It is possible to set multiple alarms, and an open API allows for the creation of new animated clocks for added variety.

A free seven-day trial is available at Applian, or a full license can be purchased for $19.95. CoolClock requires a Pocket PC 2002 or 2003 device.

PalmSource Looking for Palm Powered Software Champions

PalmSource is working increase the visibility of Palm OS software, and is looking for people to help. It is creating a series of web pages on interests like aviation or games, professions like medicine or real estate, and tools like spreadsheets or databases. These pages will document the resources available for using Palm OS in that area — links to software, e-books, great web pages, online discussion forums, testimonials, and whatever else is relevant.

The pages are being assembled by volunteer experts, called Palm Powered Software Champions. Each Champion collects info on the topic that they’re expert on, and PalmSource takes care of formatting and posting the pages. In return, the Champions get $200 in gift certificates to Mobile Planet. An application form is available online.

“In-Vehicle” Handheld Printing Solution Now Available

Digsee POSPack A new “in-vehicle” handheld printing solution has been announced by Digsee Ltd. The POSPack is designed to allow users to print full-size (A4) documents from a handheld device. The integrated solution contains a 12V or 24V cigarette lighter adapter, a device-specific cradle (for charging and printer communication) and an Epson LX300+dot matrix printer all in one self-contained unit. Several different handheld devices, including iPAQ Pocket PCs, are supported.

For those users needing connectivity to their central office, the POSPack also has a GSM/GPRS modem option. The handheld connects to the modem by serial cable through a serial port switch.

More information about the POSPack, including supported devices, can be found at the product’s web site..

Conduits Technologies, Inc. Announces Pocket Player 2.0

Conduits Technologies has released Pocket Player 2.0, an alternative music player for Pocket PC, supporting the latest media player standards and formats. Playback of common audio formats such as MP3 and WMA are supported, as are WAV files that the user has recorded with the built-in Pocket PC Voice Recorder. Playback of Ogg Vorbis files is also supported. Its interface has been designed to allow this app to be used one-handed, with a stylus, or thumb and finger.

Pocket Player runs on all ARM-based Pocket PC devices, such as the Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002, and Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PC. It costs $14.95 through July 31, 25% off the list price of $19.95.

Celebrate July 4th with Patriotic Palm OS Application

Those planning to celebrate Independence Day might consider downloading Solidarity, a patriotically-themed application for Palm OS handhelds. This application, first created in 2001, contains a color United States flag and can also play “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America,” or “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

While the application is in color, it will also work on greyscale Palm OS devices, and can be beamed to other Palm OS device users. It has been downloaded over 14,000 times since it was first posted two years ago. Solidarity can also be found at PalmGear and Handango.

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