Quickies: Layoffs, Software, Office & More
PalmSource Layoffs: PalmSource said on Friday that it laid off roughly 18% of its workforce. The OS division made the cuts in response to weak economic conditions. "We're subject to the same market conditions that other companies are experiencing...We had to bring our costs in line with revenue," said PalmSource's senior VP of marketing, Gabi Schindler.
Palm SG Layoff Rumors
The popular dot com rumor site, F---edCompany.com is reporting that Palm SG may layoff 30% of it's workforce over the next three weeks.
Dataviz Password Plus
DataViz has released Passwords Plus, new software that stores personal information such as account numbers and logins on both a PC and a Palm OS handheld or smartphone. In addition to protecting data with a password, Passwords Plus features 128-bit Blowfish encryption on both the PC and the handheld. The software is available immediately for $29.95.
STNE is now PDA Specialists
STNE Corporation has changed its name to PDA Specialists. The company offers internal memory upgrades for the Palm V, VII, III, Zire, m105, m125, m130, m500, m505, i705, Handspring Visor, Visor Prism, Visor Edge, Visor Platinum, Visor Neo, Sony T415, N610C, N710C, and N760C. It also offers repairs on almost every model.
Handera has refurbished 330's available for purchase from their website for $149.99 and is also offering refurb TRGPro's fro $99.
Transparent encryption for the Palm OS
Toysoft, Inc. has announced the release of Xforcer, a transparent encryption application for the PalmOS 4.0 and higher. Xforcer? implements the industry standard AES 256 bits encryption algorithm and SHA1 hashing technologies. Application databases are encrypted and decrypted transparently without any user intervention. It is 19.95..
Toy Races Game
UPL Software has released a beta of Toy Races a miniature racing game with realistic physics, 20 tracks and 18 cars. It requires a color palm os handheld.
Office Docs: Palm vs PPC
Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal has reviewed Documents To Go in comparison to PocketWord and PocketExcel in his Personal Technology column. He tested Docs To Go on a Tungsten T and a Treo versus PocektWord/Excel on a PocketPC. He concludes, "Anyone seeking to view or edit Office documents on a PDA would do fine with a Palm-based model and Documents To Go -- better, in many respects, than somebody using a Pocket PC."
Astraware to Publish Whitehorse Games
Astraware Ltd has become the exclusive publisher of Whitehorse Games Chess, Checkers and Backgammon games for Palm OS handhelds. Astraware has long been recognized as one of the top producers of PDA games. The agreement with Astraware marks the company?s move toward becoming a publisher of games from other developers as well as its own.
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