Wireless Devices: What Works, What Doesn't & Why

by Mike Ingle

There has been a lot written about wireless data devices lately. Most of these articles are either thinly veiled ads for a particular device, or content-free promises of the wonders to come. Occasionally someone trashes the whole concept. Rarely does anyone write from the perspective of a wireless user about how to make use of wireless, and what needs to be fixed. Here are my experiences with wireless devices. I am frustrated by some easy-to-fix limitations, so I am going to write about them here.

Continue reading → Wireless Devices: What Works, What Doesn't & Why

Safe Palm Pilot Transfers to Act for Windows

Discussions of contact managers and PIMs often take on the characteristics of a religious debate… fierce positions, often adversarial, seldom resolved. This article will avoid that fevered controversy by limiting the scope of discussion to practical tips for users of Act for Windows and any version of the Palm Pilot (personal, pro or III).

Since early last year, Symantec has provided a free utility for synching Act for Windows with the Palm Pilot. You can download this patch free from the Symantec Web site (under products select ACT and select free downloads). The file is about 6 Mb, so pick a time when you can handle a file that large.

Continue reading → Safe Palm Pilot Transfers to Act for Windows