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Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks – Graffiti for Android

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The other day I was perusing the Amazon App Store and noticed that Graffiti Pro for Android was available. I immediately downloaded (it’s free) and installed it on three Android devices. I’ve been mostly pleased with the results. To those of you that are not familiar with Graffiti, it’s a character recognition system that utilizes Read More…

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HP’s TouchPad & webOS – Losing the Fight (A Review of Sorts)

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Posted in: Reviews

As I finish this article I learned that Hewlett-Packard, Inc. has decided to discontinue operations for webOS devices specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. What this means for current owners has yet to be announced. It’s a shame that yet another nice operating system is going to end up in the tech graveyard, but while Read More…

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HP Touchpad Australian Touchdown – Bonus 3G Wifi Router

on Friday, August 12th, 2011

The HP Touchpad that’s been available in the US since July  finally has a release date of August 15th in Australia. Following it’s permanent price drop in the US, the Australian release price  will also  be $100 cheaper than first indicated.  Harvey Norman will be the initial exclusive retail partner. Will webOs have the  features Read More…

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Will HP webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2 Save Palm?

on Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Posted in: News

This is sad to say, but I had pretty much forgotten about Palm until earlier this week when they announced the new Palm Pre 2 and version 2.0 of webOS. Ok, maybe I didn’t completely forget that Palm existed, but in my mind I had put them in the same category as Nokia – off my radar. Read More…

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HP Buys Palm

on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Posted in: News

Wow, I sure didn’t see this one coming… It was announced today that HP will purchase Palm at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. HP is not a company that even sprang to my mind when we heard that Palm were Read More…

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Palm Pixi Plus for Verizon

on Monday, April 19th, 2010
Posted in: Reviews, Wireless

I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus from Verizon. The “Plus” refers to the ability of both these phones to function as 3G hotspots (like a mi-fi). You can connect up to 5 devices through Wi-Fi to access the internet through the phones. Since we Read More…

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Palm is Up For Sale

on Monday, April 12th, 2010
Posted in: News

It didn’t surprise me today when I learned that Palm has been put up for sale. I am saddened by this news though. My first real PDA was the original PalmPilot 1000 followed by model after model through the years. I’m probably not alone when I say that Palm lost its luster long ago. I Read More…

Home Page View of the Pink Pad Cycle predictor. This will alternately show how many days left in an active cycle, date of estimated next cycle and next fertile days. Screenshot courtesy of House of Palm. com

“Aunt Flo’s” Next Visit? There’s an App for That

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Monday, March 1st, 2010
Posted in: Reviews

Wouldn’t It Be Nice? To start with, I’m not a big cell phone fan.  In fact, I have a reproduction of a turn of the century candlestick phone…you  know.. the kind where you hold the earpiece to your ear but speak into a mouthpiece mounted on a slender structure? It works just fine for me.  Read More…

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Palm Pre: Six Months In

By: Craig Froehle
on Friday, December 11th, 2009
Posted in: Reviews

In mid-June of 2009, Palm sent me a Pre, its first webOS-powered smartphone, to try out as a “Real Reviewer.”  That program, I was told, was launched to get the Palm Pre into the hands of a few people Palm could count on to use it daily for an extended period (about six months, to Read More…

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Astraware Boardgames Review

By: A.J. Repp
on Monday, August 31st, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Who has a mobile device and a little time to kill throughout their day? My guess is just about all of us, especially when it comes to having a bit of fun.

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A Week With The Palm Pre Smartphone – Day 4 & 5

on Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

It’s a phone, it’s a music player, it’s a camera, it’s a Palm Pre. Is it good at any of those tasks? I have been trying these feature for the past couple of days and here are the results…

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PdaNet – Palm OS Utility

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

HP Mini 1000 Netbook, remember? Whole series of reviews by some really cool people (and me)? A major strong point was easy wireless connectivity? Remember all of that? So, what about when you are not near a Wi-Fi source and don’t wanna pop for a cell modem and the related costs? My Palm Centro is Read More…

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GooSync- Google Calender Sync Tool Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, May 18th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

As Google absorbs more and more of my cyber-life (resistance IS futile!), I am wanting to coordinate between things like their calendar and my Palm Centro more and more. (Yes, I can look things up on-line on the Centro, but it is slow and awkward to work with.) GooSync is a free on-line tool that Read More…

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Splashdata’s Snap – Palm OS Utility

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

The zen of the Palm OS is that it is easy to use, intuitive, and helpful. A key element of this is being able to quickly jot, store, and retrieve notes- but… is your note a memo? A contact? An SMS? How many times have you had to actually (**shudder**) write something down and add Read More…

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Astraware’s Insaniquarium Deluxe – Palm OS Game Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Judie Lipsett mentioned the original Insaniquarium in a 2003 article about Spring Break and what she was going to take. While brief, the comment points out how much fun the program is. Well, PopCap Game’s Insaniquairum Deluxe is better.

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Softick Blue Files and Card Export II – Palm OS Software Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, January 15th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Another in my series of pet peeves with my Palm Centro (which I swear I cherish even with all of the peeves and annoyances) is the fact that the memory card is literally trapped inside. Some reviewers said they can open the card cover without removing the battery cover, but most of us cannot. I Read More…

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Palm pre – Is this Palm’s Rocky Balboa moment?

on Thursday, January 8th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Palm’s press conference at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas just ended a few minutes ago. Since they originally announced this “New-ness” event, quite a few people have been speculating that their announcement would be underwhelming at best. We’ve been hearing that Palm has been down for the count for months now. As a Read More…

PopCap Games Pack 1 – Palm OS Game Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, December 11th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

Astraware is one of my favorite software places but I admit that I have not popped by much recently. On my last visit, I noticed they had tweaked their prices, updated their PopCap Games Pack 1 to version 2.61 back in August, and are selling it for $19.95. This collection of popular Web games was a lot of fun when I first got it, so I decided to try it again- especially since my old registration code still works for them!

BugMe! Notepad: Palm OS Utility Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

The Palm Centro. Small. Cheap. Powerful. No Notepad program.

Ah, Palm… I know things are not going that great for you right now, but come on- leaving NotePad off the Centro? Forcing thousands of your devoted fans to use (shiver) pencils and paper for quick notes? You might think that Voice Memo is good enough, but one cannot scribble the design for a working Flux Capacitor in Voice Memo now, can one?

Butler – Palm OS Utility

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, November 7th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

The Palm Centro is an amazing device for its price and size. I love mine almost unconditionally- almost. Today, I am going to rant about a couple of the things that bug me.

Albyte’s The Belt 2120 – Palm OS Game Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

New Palm games are getting less and less frequent. This really saddens me- I really love my Palm Centro and I get bored with games quickly, so constantly need fresh blood… er, I mean ‘games’- yeah, that’s what I meant.

Ashley Glenister wrote ‘The Belt: 2120′ in her spare time, and it compares nicely to games offered by many of the ‘big boys’.

Initiate Pro – Palm OS Utility Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, September 18th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

Hobbyist Software is
now on my official list of "Good places for Centro/Treo software",
and their browser/launcher Initiate Pro is
an example of why.

Trivopaedia – Palm OS Game Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

This is not the game I planned on reviewing. That was going to be Astraware’s Westward, but I was beseiged by demons while trying it out (named Small Screen, Bad-Eyes, and Lotsa Rulez) so it will have to wait.

Hobbyist Software Power Hero – Palm OS Utility Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

Hobbyist Software offers a great line of software for the Palm
Treo and
Centro user, and some of it can even be used for other Palms. When I asked for some codes so I could trial their products for a long enough time to figure them out, they were very helpful. They started me with Initiate Pro and Power Hero. I am still learning about Initiate Pro, so let’s look at Power Hero.

eSoft Interactive Spot! and Earth Day – Palm OS Game Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized

As I was a cruzin’ for new games, I found that eSoft Interactive, the home of one of my ‘All Time Favorite’ games, Traffic Jam, had several titles I had not seen before, including the previously reviewed Traffic Jam 2. I also asked for codes for a couple of other games that looked interesting- Earth Day, and Spot!, They were kind enough to provide codes for all of them.