Mobile Tech News — Palm Music Creation App, eXtreme Agenda, TeleNav Enhanced, and More

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miniMusic Introduces New Palm OS Music Creation Application

miniMusic has released AxisPad, a new music creation application for the Palm Platform.

It uses the full touch-sensitive screen to control sounds, changing their pitch, volume or other characteristics. A built-in software synthesizer creates a wide range of instrument sounds, or some handheld computers can also be connected to MIDI hardware (like keyboards, samplers, or tone modules) which AxisPad can also control, altering the sound of that instrument.

AxisPad is available now for $19.95 from the miniMusic web site.


eXtreme Agenda for WM Smartphone Updated

eXtreme AgendaBirdsoft has released eXtreme Agenda, a Personal Information Manager for Windows Mobile Smartphone.

The most significant new feature is the addition of a Secure Wallet. This uses 256-bit Blowfish Encryption to securely store the users’ personal information.

In addition, eXtreme Agenda features enhanced Schedule, Task, Notes, Search, and Contact views. It is designed to be a replacement for the standard WM Smartphone built-in PIM applications.

More information on this software, which is available for a short time for $19.95, can be found on Birdsoft’s web site.


Cingular Wireless Now Offering Enhanced Version of TeleNav GPS Navigator

Cingular Wireless is now offering an enhanced version of TeleNav GPS Navigator on the Nokia E62. This service now offers 3D maps and "fuzzy search," which automatically fills in addresses based on current or commonly-used locations. It also has corrective entry, which automatically revises information the user may have misspelled.

Other features of TeleNav include:

  • Voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions
  • Business Finder – Allows users to find Wi-Fi hotspots, ATMs, restaurants, hotels, gas stations
  • Fuel Finder – Allows users to find the lowest gas prices
  • Spot Marker – Helps users easily find their car wherever it is parked it
  • Pedestrian Mode – Allows users to use this service while they are walking t

Cingular is currently offering a free month trial of TeleNav GPS Navigator. Ongoing subscription to the service ranges from $5.99 per month for up to 10 trips or $9.99 a month for unlimited trips

More information is available on the Cingular web site.


Astraware Holding Thanksgiving Sale

Even though it is based in England, Astraware is celebrating Thanksgiving by offering three simple games for under $10 each. This sale is on now and will last until Monday Nov. 27.

To take advantage of these special prices, customers must be a member of Club Astraware. It’s free to join, and comes with 2500 points, worth $2.50.

More information is available on the Astraware web site.




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