Mobile Tech News — Pocket Player 3.0, Merck Manual for PDAs, and More

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Pocket Player 3.0 Released

Many Windows Mobile users are not pleased with the audio and video playback abilities of Windows Media player on their devices and seek other programs to fill in the gaps. Pocket Player has been a popular alternative, and has been recently updated with a new library engine, better playlist support, and support of skins designed for Windows Media Player Mobile.

Pocket Player 3.0 for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone is available as a free trial from Conduits Technologies’ web site.

The upgrade is free for those who purchased Pocket Player 2.X from September 2005 to present.. Upgrades for customers who purchased Pocket Player 1.X and 2.X before September 1, 2005 cost $9.95.


Merck Manual Released for Mobile Devices

Many people in the medical field find that the Merck Manual is an indispensable resource of drug information as well as the latest medical information. Moving into the digital age, many medical professionals are now carrying mobile devices such as PDAs and smartphones as binders for this kind of information. Unbound Medicine in partnership with Merck & Co., Inc. announced the release of The Merck Manual for Mobile Devices.

Clinicians now can refer to a continually updated Merck Manual from any location using a personal digital assistant (PDA) or a wireless device. Unbound Medicine’s new release contains the unabridged contents of the just-published 18th edition.

The Unbound platform supports Palm OS, Pocket PC, and wireless devices such as Treo Smartphone and BlackBerry . For more information visit the Merck & Co.
web site.


SplashID Enterprise & Government Edition Debuts

SplashID Enterprise and Government Edition provides a complete password security solution for enterprise-scale deployments of Windows and Mac OS desktop computers as well as smartphone and PDA devices, including Palm OS/Treo, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Symbian Series 60, Symbian UIQ, and RIM BlackBerry.

Some of the features include:

  • Allows employees to store sensitive information in a secure, encrypted database that is quickly accessible on their desktop and notebook computers as well as smartphones and PDAs
  • Organizes and protects user names, passwords, voicemail logins, software registration numbers, device ID numbers, file names, account information, and other critical business data
  • Enables IT managers to set up new employees with a list of user names and passwords and other records

SplashID Enterprise & Government Edition supports Windows and Mac OS desktop platforms as well as all major smartphone and PDA platforms Per seat licensing or one-time site license is available.

Visit the SplashData web site for more information and licensing options.


Leonard Maltin 2007 Movie Guide and the Leonard Maltin Classic Movie Guide Support the Motorola Q

LandWare has teamed with Leonard Maltin to produce the Leonard Maltin 2007 Movie Guide and the Leonard Maltin Classic Movie Guide for the Motorola Q. This offers details and capsule reviews for over 21,700 films, 9,100 DVD, 7,100 Laserdisc and 15,400 Videocassette entries.

Full details and a trial download for the combined Leonard Maltin 2007 Movie Guide and the Leonard Maltin Classic Movie Guide are available from the LandWare web site. The price is $19.95.

This product is also available for Palm OS and Pocket PC devices.




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