BrightBytes™: Pocket Plus, XScale, CodeWarrior, and More

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Spb Software House has released an updated version of Pocket Plus, its app that adds several much-requested features to the Pocket PC operating system. Version 1.2 not only fixes some bugs but also adds new features. Repeating Alarm functionality has been enhanced to include support for both tasks and clock alarms, the Today screen plug-in now allows users to create custom shortcuts, and more. The app sells for $10 and 1.2 is a free upgrade to current users.

XCPUScalar 400 1.5 lets users set the speed of any 400 MHz XScale processor from 100 MHz to 500 MHz. It also includes features like Hardware KeyLock, which keeps the buttons from being accidentally pushed, and Display Toggle, which turns off the screen but leaves the handheld on for playing audio files, and more. It’s $6.50 shareware. There is also a version for the HP iPAQ 1910.

Revolutionary Software Front has released Clear Speed 2.0. The new version adds significant new features to this app for changing the processor speed on the iPAQ h1910, like program-specific CPU speeds. The app costs $10, or its a free upgrade. Currently Clear Speed only works on the iPAQ 1910 but support for the Dell Axim series and the Toshiba e740 is coming soon.

Metrowerks has decided to not release a Macintosh version of CodeWarrior Development Studio for Palm OS Platform 9.0. A Windows version was released in December. The company will continue to support version 8 users.

riteMail 2.0 from Pen&Internet now includes support for devices running Palm OS 5. riteMail lets users create handwritten notes and drawings to store on the handheld or to email and be viewed in any of the major email systems. The new version also allows drawings to be saved to removable memory cards.

Vintage Slots of Colorado is looking for beta testers for Stocks And Weather Today, Themes Edition. This application lets users track weather and stocks on a Pocket PC’s Today screen.

Twilight Edge Software has released a public beta of Backdrop EZ 2.1, its background wallpaper application for grayscale Palm OS devices. Features of the upcoming release include animated backgrounds, improved screen clarity, and limited support for hi-res Sony Clie devices.

Cutting Edge Software’s Quickoffice for Palm OS handhelds has been selected by Kyocera Wireless Corp. for inclusion with 7135 smartphone.

Benjamin Curtis, better known as the Dell Dude from the computer giant’s TV commercials, was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge earlier this week.

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