BrightBytes™: StreamLync, h5450, FlyZip, and More

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PalmGear has released StreamLync, an auto-install utility that has been designed to simplify the software download and install process for users of handhelds and smart phones running on the Palm OS platform. Once installed on the user’s Windows PC, the utility is automatically invoked whenever a user downloads an app from PalmGear.com. StreamLync downloads, unpacks, and moves the application to the Palm Desktop app. It is then installed during the next HotSync.

Hewlett Packard has posted a consumer advisory pointing out that the 802.11 wireless networking on the iPAQ Pocket PC h5450 will not work if there is insufficient virtual memory available. HP says manually shutting down unnecessary programs should allow the Wi-Fi service to run.

FlyZip ZR 2.1 from Elegant Algorithms, a new version of this compression utility for Palm OS devices, offers increased compression/decompression speed. It allows handhelds with small amounts of RAM to compress large apps and save space. FlyZip ZR costs $10.

A pair of new Palm OS games have been released:

  • Crimson Fire has released Buyo Burst, an action puzzle game for $12.
  • Mike McCollister has released McEcho, a sequence repetition game. It costs $10.

Cutting Edge Software has released a version of Quickpoint for Nokia Series 60 Platform smartphones, which run the Symbian OS. Quickpoint allows users to review and deliver PowerPoint presentations using their smartphones. The initial release offers presentation viewing capabilities that include slide views at up to three zoom levels, speaking notes, slide thumbnails, and outline mode. The next version will allow the smartphone to remotely control a Bluetooth-enabled computer displaying the presentation. It costs $20.

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