Entourage Sync with Treo650

So I just switched yesterday from iSync & Addressbook/iCal syncing to Entourage. I’ll miss Mail.app the most, but I’m tired of not having syncing Categories. Already I like having them back. The syncing works well, and I’m enjoying using Entourage 2004. Its project view is very helpful for the work I’m doing now. The only…

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USB Sync and the Mac

I’ve been having an issue with my Mac and the Treo650 for a while now: the USB sync stops working. I know it’s related to the Mac OSX doing something loopy with USB, because for the past two versions of OSX my USB has been flaky– devices stop working, the T650 won’t even charge (on…

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Seidio Car Mount for Treo650

I really enjoyed my T|C while I had it. The most useful application I had was certainly TomTom Navigator 2004, which I used all the time in my car. I had been debating on getting a GPS device, but the options are so limited on them, and the ram is always an issue. It made…

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My G5 is Fixed

All the trouble, toil and worry that I’ve had with this new Apple G5 was finally solved by calling Apple, putting up with the BS of the first level techs, getting to a 2nd level and calmly trying to explain the issues with this damn thing rebooting on its own. I’ve tried new harddrives, clean…

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Syncing Treo 650 Photos to the Mac

What to use to get your Treo 650 photos onto the Mac? The easiest thing I’ve found is SplashData’s SplashPhoto. I’ve been a staunch user of SplashID for a few years now, and have entrusted all my sensitive data to it, but I haven’t looked to closely at SplashPhoto until recently. I got my Treo…

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Charging the Treo 650

For Christmas I got the cool Boxwave DirectSync Bundle for the T650. You get a sync/charge cable, a car adapter, a mains adapter and a battery (4 AA) charging module. This is some cool kit as the cable provides syncing and charging off your USB port. I don’t understand why PalmOne (or Sprint) can’t include…

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Treo 650 Email – Chatter

The one thing the Treo 650 has to do is email. It’s replacing my BlackBerry 7XXX, so it got to do email– very well. The three main functions for a smartphone are: email, phone and schedule (synced with my Mac). The last thing was impossible with the BB. The BB did email very well, it…

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Good hint for iSync and Palm Syncing

If you use Apple’s apps (iCal, Addressbook, Mail.app) like I do, you really get used to the complete integration of these applications with one another. It’s getting Newtonesque. If you also use a Palm, you probably are using iSync to syncing these apps with your Palm’s PIMs. One constant irritant however, is the lack of…

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Playstation Lite

I talked about waiting to get the newer, much slimmer Playstation Lite back in September, when it was just announced. Unfortunately, Sony hasn’t made very many of them, and they are a real bugger to get. I got lucky once again and stumbled into Best Buy about a week ago to get a brush-less vacuum…

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I did it again: Hello Sprint

After leaving Sprint earlier this year for a BlackBerry Nextel, I had to give up the hate and go back. You see, I just couldn’t resist the new Treo 650. I’ve had it now for a few days and I love it. It does many things much better than the BB, but some it could…

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I’m on Plugs via Feed2JS

Ted Mann is turning into quite the closet hacker. After a Friday night dinner discussion at Marathon Grille in West Philly (which is more difficult that it sounds, try it once) where Ted and I talked about RSS feeds onto blogs, he’s gone and dug around and got a cool solution up and working. Now,…

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Apple 10.3.6 OSX and Disappearing Firewire AIT Drives

Damn Apple and their shoddy upgrades. I heard about people losing Firewire drives with the 10.3.6 update, but I was thinking disk drives… so why did it take over a week to finally put 2 and 2 together and understand why my Retrospect backups were failing… on my external AIT firewire drive? It wasn’t showing…

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Google Does Pop on Gmail.

Not that pop. Google is rolling out POP access for Gmail. For now it’s free, at some point it will cost something, which is reasonable. Right now I think its being phased in, as I can’t login in but others can. The pop server seems to be pop.gmail.com. I’m looking forward to getting my gmail…

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PDA Cases

I wanted a hard case for my T|C. The form-fitted Aluminum cases were nice I thought, but a bit pricey at 30-40 bucks. So I ordered a case from Bagasta on ebay for $15. It came quickly, it was new, and it’s great so far. It seems silly to pay those inflated prices for something…

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BlackBerry Connect & Cobalt

So there was some noise the other day about PalmSource, RIM and the new BlackBerry Connect. Numerous sites all talked about the announcement… no one had much to add to it. It looks like we are even closer to having this available. And it looks like it will be released as packages for older Palms…

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G5 UniProcessor Update

I got bit by the 5.1.5f1 Uni Processor Update on a 1.6G Mac, but not as bad as some. See the massive thread at the Apple boards. Funny, now the thread is locked. So apple released a fix today, and I’ve applied it– we’ll see what this does. Bottom line: Never install a firmware update…

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In the Hopper

I’ve got some showdowns of Palm Software brewing…. First is blogging with the Palm: mo:blog vs vagablog vs Azure. Then secure IMAP with the Palm: SnapperMail vs VersaMail vs Agendus Mail These will be here soon…

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New Playstation Lite

Sony is releasing a new 75% smaller version of the PSX in November. Price is reportedly the same, but they are sure to drop it a bit to stimulate christmas sales. It look interesting enough to purchase. The other one always seemed a big large for what it did. From the BBC News story…

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My Syncing Feelings

In my never ending quest for complete sync, I’ve gone thru many different configurations. It’s cool to think that a lot of my PIM data was created back over 10 years ago on my first newton- since then it been converted and bounced from PDA to windows to PDA to Mac many times over. Still,…

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I Did It Again

After selling my Clie UX50 and being Palm-less for about a month, I was getting frustrated. PocketPC just can’t do what I need, given my increased usage of my Macintosh (My G5 is now my primary workstation). After not having my SplashID synced properly again with my Mac (I have SID for both Mac and…

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Glutton for Punishment or A Fool and His Money

So as soon as I heard about Information Appliance Associates BlackBerry Sync I went over and purchased it. I had already been completely burned by their PocketMac PocketPC sync a few years ago– It didn’t sync right and removing it caused my Mac to not be able to login (it messed up something in the…

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X11 on the Zaurus

So Kathrin, RC2 of the 1.1 pdaXrom was released today over at pdaXrom.org of course.. That means that if you have one of those Sharp Zaurus that run Linux, you can get rid of the Qtopia stuff and go to real X11 based linux. Real as in Firefox. Which it runs pretty snappy. I picked…

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Backstory: Cell Phones

I have issues with cell phones– both the phones themselves and the carriers that pawn them on us. I’m never happy with what I have. The size, battery life, reception, syncing what have you. It all eventually becomes an issue. And my house in West Philly is in some weird signal zone, since its impossible…

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G5 ReBooting Problems Resolved

Well, it been weeks now, and I’ve had no rebooting. The trick? I re-installed a fresh os on a drive, then copied my home folder over and started installing apps. Actually, its surprising how well the Mac is congregating applications these days: i was able to just copy the apps from one drive to the…

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G5 Rebooting Saga

Unfortunately today my G5 again rebooted. It was up for over a day. So it has nothing to do with the hard-drive, or any corruption of any file. My next step is to move its mains plug around to another house circuit. There is talk that the PMU will act funny if there are line…

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