BrightBytes™: TextMaker, Flash, Uninvited, and More

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SoftMaker has released the second public beta of TextMaker, a word processor for the Pocket PC.

No Starch Press, a publisher of technology books, has released Flash: The Future, a guide to developing Flash applications for handheld computers, wireless devices, and other platforms. It sells for $50.

Infinite Ventures has released a Pocket PC version of the classic gothic horror adventure game Uninvited. It sells for $20. The company is in the process of developing a Palm OS version.

Business Week is running its Annual Tech Buying Guide today, including a section called Let’s Have a Big Hand for the New Handhelds.

When Sprint released the Digital Link Springboard last year, it advertised that it would be compatible with the company’s high-speed wireless networks. However, according to CNet, the product flopped, selling less than 1,000 units and now Sprint says it won’t be developing the software upgrade needed. Instead, the company is offering a $250 toward any Sprint phone or laptop card. This doesn’t apply to people who recently bought the module after Handspring began offering it for an $8.50 shipping fee.

PocketPalm is going to be a Palm OS emulator for the Pocket PC, if it is ever released. The developer, George Andre, has a notice on his site saying he has stopped working on it and passed the source code on to an undisclosed company. Thanks to Geek.com for the tip.

AirSpell, LLC has released AirClock 2.2, an alarm clock application for the Palm OS that uses the built-in infrared port to turn on at a specified time any consumer electronics appliance equipped with a remote control. It’s available for $10 until the end of this month.

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