Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Could Palm OS still take the lead in VGA?

While at this point, Pocket PCs have the lead in VGA screen, the race is far from over. The latest version of Palm OS Cobalt has support for VGA built into it. Full support for VGA was only added a few months ago, and no handhelds have been released running Cobalt, so exactly how well VGA has been implemented isn't clear yet. Full Story

Untapped power: A physician's handheld

When handheld devices hit the market, many experts predicted that physicians, even those who weren't early adopters of computers and health technology, would quickly find use for a device that seemed to fit right into their busy lives. Those predictions were correct, although the devices have yet to come close to being used for their fullest potential in medicine. Full Story

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Cancer Trial List now Available on the PDA

The Southwest Oncology Group, one of the largest adult cancer clinical trials organization in the world, has recently created a PDA version of its studies list. The priority list of open studies can now be downloaded to your Palm Pilot, Pocket PC or other personal digital assistant. Full Story

Webinar on Mobile Computing

American Medical Informatics Association has put together a Webinar to assist those in healthcare with developing and using applications on mobile platforms. This will take place February 8th at 5:30pm EST. More Information

Friday, January 07, 2005

Microsoft Releases ActiveSync 3.8

Without much noise, Microsoft has released an updated version to their synchronization software. While the changes may not be obvious, Microsoft does say that "ActiveSync 3.8 contains fixes making synchronization more trouble free than ever before and includes all the significant improvements brought to you in ActiveSync 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7.1: it is easy to install and use while offering the best levels of reliability". Link

Access Information in a Matter of "Seconds"

PalmSource has announced the release of the Wrist PDA with Palm OS from Fossil, the next generation Palm Powered wrist watch. The Wrist PDA offers all the benefits of a PDA plus the added convenience and portability of a watch. Full Story