Palm OS related


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... Before I get into anything else, I did want to mention that I haven't experienced any [...]

Main Screen, and about the only screen!

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 [...]

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My Palm Pre didn't see a lot of action yesterday (Day 2). It was my last day of vacation and I spent a good portion of it outside. I did manage to become more comfortable with the user interface, check out the App Catalog and the do a little surfing with the web browser using [...]


There aren't too many mornings that I wake up excited about a particular gadget. The last time I remember such a morning was June 29th, 2007. That was the day the first iPhone went on sale. My alarm was set early this morning so that I could get to my local Sprint store by 8am [...]


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 [...]


It's hard to imagine that 10 years have passed since I reviewed the Palm V. It was the latest and greatest Palm OS device on the market and was released back in the day when Palm was the king of PDA makers. The Palm V was a real change from Palm's previous chunky plastic PDAs. [...]

Note #2: As an SMS

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 [...]

Insaniquarium Bonus Round

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. You may as well buy a wrist brace to wear on your stylus-slinging hand, because this [...]


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 [...]

SplashID Password Screen

OK, for everyone who remembers Part 1 of this review from way back last year, you should recall that SplashData's SplashWallet is a package of four great utilities for $59.95- SplashMoney and SplashShopper, reviewed last time, and SplashID and SplashPhoto, which we will look at today. These two applications really live up the idea of [...]


[Memo to self: Next year, review good software for the holidays before the holidays.] SplashData's SplashWallet makes a great gift AND a great tool for the holidays... which would have been a more useful realization if I had it about a month earlier! Check out part 1 of my 2 part review... SplashWallet is a [...]


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!


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

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.


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'.