BrightBytes™: Silver Slider, WL110, ThemeMaker, and More

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There is a new version of the Silver Slider for the iPAQ that offers a built-in battery. The Silver Slider 5B sells for $185. Read more about it in Brighthand’s PPC Forum.

Several online retailers are offering the PEGA-WL110, a wireless LAN card from Sony. However, Sony has not announced this yet. Based on information coming from Japan, it appears that this might be Sony’s WL100 card with Pocket PC drivers.

Pocket McDeb has announced the availability of ThemeMaker McDeb by KAMware. This version of ThemeMaker was customized with special features in effort to create the highest quality original image retention available in a Pocket PC theme development application. It is $12 shareware.

Mark/Space has released a public beta of The Missing Sync for Palm OS which brings many of the features of the company’s Mac OS X product for the Sony Clie to Palm’s Tungsten T. This includes the ability to mount VFS cards on the OS X desktop, using the Tungsten T as an iTunes Source, and more.

Cellosoft has released a public beta of PocketDict, an English dictionary program based on the Webster’s 1913 Unabridged English Dictionary. The current version has 182,697 entries (many words have more than one entry). Features include root-based and multi-thread searching, plus support for ClearType and large fonts. It is freeware.

PalmSource is asking “How Has Palm OS Improved Your Life?” The person with the most compelling, original and clear description of how Palm OS has improved their life will win the Palm Powered handheld or smartphone of their choice.

Pocket WaterWorks v1.1 is a freeware app that allows users to create waterfalls.

Jeff Hawkins, often called the father of the Palm handheld, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Academy membership honors those who have made “important contributions to engineering theory and practice” and those who have demonstrated accomplishment in “the pioneering of new fields of engineering, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

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