Mobile Tech News — Daylight Savings Time, OtterBox, GoogHelper

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Daylight Savings Time Fix for Windows Mobile

The rules for when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends change this year, so all devices with a clock and calendar will need an update, or else their clocks will move forward or backward an hour on incorrect dates.

Microsoft has created a fix for Windows Mobile Smartphones, but is expecting individual carriers to distribute this to their devices, which for the most part hasn’t happened yet.

Those who don’t want to wait can download — for free — a small application from edgeblog.


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OtterBox Rugged Case Available for BlackBerries

Otter Products has released the OtterBox 1930 for the BlackBerry 8700 series, and will soon introduce the OtterBox 1931 for the BlackBerry 7200 series.

These cases provide water-resistant access to the devices’ keypad, scroll wheel, escape button, power button, mute button, and programmable side button. They are constructed of a polycarbonate/ABS shell for strength and durability, and also include grip and drop protection with rubber overmolding.

Molded rubber inside the cases protects the BlackBerry, and an O-ring seals it from exposure. Otter’s recently designed compound (lockable) latch provides secure closing.

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iambic GoogHelper 1.0 for Palm OS Released

iambic has launched a Palm OS version of its searching utility, GoogHelper. This application helps users quickly launch various Web searches on a mobile device, such as Google, Amazon, Wikipedia and Yahoo!.

More information on GoogHelper for Palm OS can be found on iambic’s web site. There are also versions for Pocket PC or WM Smartphone. Each of these costs $4.95.




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