BrightBytes™: Spb Finance, Mobile Agenda, and More

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Spb Finance For Pocket PC Now Available

Spb Software House has released Spb Finance for Pocket PC. This is designed as a stand-alone financial management program, and features a register view with transaction splits, categories and classes, and customizable auto-complete. Reporting and budgeting features are also included, and sensitive financial data can be encrypted. A password is also required each time the application is launched. Reporting views include pie charts, bar graphs, line graphs, and tables.

Spb Finance costs $19.95 and a free 15-day trial is available. Visit the developer’s web site for more information.

Mobile Systems Launches Mobile Agenda 2003 For Palm OS

Mobile Agenda Mobile Agenda 2003 is designed to combine the functionality of the built-in Palm OS applications such as To-Do List, Datebook, and Memo Pad into a single program, allowing the user to see see their whole day at a glance. Information entered either into the built-in applications or Mobile Agenda 2003 is accessible in both, ensuring seamless synchronization with the Palm Desktop software. Features include contact filtering, advanced sorting options, alarms, Palm OS 5 compatibility, and support for Sony Clie high-resolution screens.

Mobile Agenda 2003 is available for $12.95 from the developer’s web site.

Sena Accepting Pre-orders For New HP iPAQ 2210/2215 Cases

Sena iPAQ 2210/2215 Case Sena Cases is now taking pre-orders on a new slim case for the HP iPAQ 2210/2215. Features include the ability to sync and charge the device with the cradle while it is in the case, magnetic closure, and space for business cards and two SD expansion cards. An optional ULTRA belt-clip is also available.

The case is available in four different color combinations: Black/Black, Black/Blue, Black/Red, and Red/Camel. The regular price is $39.99 for the standard version and $44.99 for the belt clip version, but Sena is currently accepting pre-orders at 30% off of the regular prices. For more information or to place an order, visit the Sena Cases web site.

Passwords Plus Update Now Available

Dataviz has recently updated Passwords Plus, an application designed to keep personal information organized and secure on Palm OS devices, as well as Windows and Macintosh computers. New features include import and export, printing, customizable templates, and the ability to backup and restore personal data. Import and export are designed to make working with other applications simpler, such as when someone has already stored all of their password in a spreadsheet program. Printing allows important personal information to be shared with family members, or for Storage in a safe location such as a safety deposit box.

Passwords Plus comes with over 25 templates designed to make organizing personal information such as credit card numbers, insurance policies, and web site logins as easy as possible. Users can also create their own templates. The update is free for registered users, and new users can purchase the program for $29.95. For more information or online purchase, visit the Dataviz web site.

EarthLink Ending Wireless Service for Older Handhelds

One of the early wireless networking options for handhelds was CDPD (cellular digital packet data), which offered a data-transfer speed of 19.2 Kbps. GoAmerica and OmniSky built businesses around offering this service to handheld users with Minstrel modems. After struggling financially for some time, last year both companies sold their subsciber bases to EarthLink, which was trying to diversify itself from being just an ISP that offered dial-up service.

However, AT&T, which formerly provided the CDPD hardware for EarthLink, is upgrading to CDMA 1x. Therefore, EarthLink had to tell its subscribers that it was ending its service for older devices that depend on Minstrel modems. The service will end September 30.

Web Pro Will Appear on Future palmOne Handhelds

Currently, palmOne includes Novarra’s Web Pro 1.0 with the Palm Tungsten T, Tungsten T2, and Tungsten W handhelds. The two companies announced today this application will continue to appear on future models, though it declined to specify which ones.

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