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#152

A Helping Hand

emoticon:cards I'm not a gambler, but there are plenty of people that are. If you play online poker, especially the infamous Texas Hold-Em, then there is something you'll find useful.

Pokerbility is a real time assistant that will calculate odds for you while you play. It will suggest plays for you, depending on how tight a game you want to play.

Download A Free Trial

There is a shareware version, for free download, so give it a try. Smile

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 20:58:50 | |
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#151

Multimedia in the Palm of Your Hand

emoticon:film Modern PDAs are capable of so much more than taking notes and keeping track of your calender.

Why buy a portable mp3 player, when you may already be carrying around a much more capable machine in your pocket, and that's only the half of it. Smile

This article by Rene Tse looks at different ways of using your PDA as a portable multimedia system. It covers using your PDA for receiving streaming audio and video, receiving radio, photo blogging, podcasting and all the rest of it :

Move over iPod - Here Comes the Multimedia PDA

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 14:56:45 | |
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#150

Palm Releases a Windows Mobile Treo

emoticon:pda Great technologies come and go. Unfortunately, in the brutal survival of the fittest of the commercial world, it's not always the best that come through. My blog entry Picking the Losing Technology looks at some of the technologies I've been involved in over the years. I mourn the passing of some of these. Laughing

Sometimes though, the companies behind a seemingly defunct technology (or business model) can re-invent themselves and live to fight another day. IBM are perhaps a classic example of this.

In the battle for PDA operating systems, there used to be a behemoth called Palm. The Palm Operating System had the lions share of the market. It was easy to program for, had a thriving open source community producing programs and utilities for it, and many fans. Unfortunately the Palm operating system had certain built in limitations, and didn't scale well to the new breed of mobile computers with more memory, bigger screens and faster processors [1]. Despite improvements it has waned in popularity and seen its market share dwindle in favour of Windows Mobile devices, Symbian Smartphones and even Linux based PDAs.

After Palm acquired Handspring they became a manufacturer of smartphone devices, in the form of the Treo. The Treo has been a successful mobile phone/PDA and remains popular.

It looks like they Palm has taken a new turn in their history, the Treo 700W uses Windows Mobile 5. Smile

Note

My own personal experience of the Windows CE range of operating system has been good.

Rene Tse has posted a Review of the Palm Treo 700W to my Techie Blog. It makes for interesting reading, especially if you are considering a new PDA or mobile phone.

[1]This is the potted history of Palm according to me, and so must be taken with a pinch of salt. I think it's basically right, but it's based on my hazy understanding; so caveat emptor. Razz

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 13:26:52 | |
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#149

SlippedStream - TV on Your PC

emoticon:slippedstream SlippedStream just got better. Very Happy

SlippedStream now has even more content, new series have been added with more seasons. Existing users will find the new content already added to the player, new users can get SlippedStream from :

SlippedStream on Voidspace

What is SlippedStream ?

Turn your Windows PC into a multimedia home theater. :-

Scam free TV on your pc - 100% Free, 100% legal.

The SlippedStream desktop application gives you the best Sky, TV and Radio stations on your pc - just install SlippedStream and view at your leisure.

This unique application has a stylish design and over 100 Sky and TV Channels including countless live radio stations categorised by type and with easy installation.

TV on your PC

SlippedStream brings you the Sky and TV channels and programmes that are worth watching and listening to and compiles them to a handy desktop application.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 11:32:41 | |
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The Old Blog Archives

There was so much ancient wisdom distilled into my old blog, that I couldn't let it just creep ignominiously into the pages of cyber-history. More to the point I'm still getting some hits from google with the old entries. Here are the archives of my previous Blogger based blog.

The Old Voidspace BlogThe Old Techie Blog

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