Tag Archives: Palm

Review: WeekUp

I was given a review copy of WeekUp from RNS:: a simple to use weekly alarm clock for Palm OS. With my 2nd gen iPod touch’s battery starting to go down hill using it as my alarm clock was loosing effect but that is now solved.

The application is a simple easy to use weekly alarm clock for Palm OS that lets you set per day of the week wake up time in addition to overriding a days time as per needed. You can also turn off the alarm for certain week/weekend days or fully turn off if needed.

You are given many options to customize including volume, repeat time, and such. For the alarm sound you can choose from Midi Ring Tones, Sampled Ring Tones, and System Midi Sounds.

All in all this app is pretty good alarm clock and has worked when iPod Touch has failed to do so… the Treo 700p’s loud speaker helps with that too.

Grab your copy @ RNS::

Review: KB LightsOff!

One of the biggest annoyances I had on my Treo 700p was that the backlight for the keyboard was ALWAYS on…. this is A. noneffective and B. not good for battery life. In my searching for a reliable solution i found KB LightsOff! from LilApps who was willing to provide me with a review copy.

When you first launch the app you are greeted with a nice easy to use set of options. You can choose to enable/disable auto mode (turns on light when you need it then turns it off). Configure how to trigger auto mode/keyboard lights and there is a toggle right in app to turn the keyboard lights off/on.

Now back to auto mode… there is a set of preferences just for auto mode in the menu. In this screen you can choose how long of delay until the app turns the lights back off, additionally you can choose what other keys trigger the lights in auto mode (typing on keyboard auto does), and you can choose to have tone when you turn auto mode on/off.

Simply put this app is a great app for those who feel they want more battery life out of their treo or centro. The app normally costs $6.50 USD but if you buy now you can get it for $5.85 USD (10% off!) and requires a Treo 650, 680, 700p, 755p or Centro .

Screenshots

KB LightsOff! KB LightsOff!
KB LightsOff! KB LightsOff!

Grab your copy @ http://www.lilapps.com/

Apple iTunes 2.0.4 Device Support

Ever since Palm announced that the Pre would sync with iTunes people thought it was  a great idea… but didn’t think of what apple would do in return. Well in hindsight it was bad of palm to use that as a selling point since we all know that Apple is gonna fight them each time Palm fixes it. Anyway that’s not what this post is about :)

The whole Palm vs Apple sync thing reminded me of the good ol days… it seems that before the iPod even existed you could sync existing on the market players with iTunes.

The supported devices were: Nakamichi SS2, Nomad II,Nomad Jukebox,Psa[Play,Rio500,Rio600,Rio800,RioOne…. but once the iPod shipped Apple pulled that feature out of iTunes so they could sell more iPod.

Either way the iPod wasn’t first…. and if you think about it you can see why Apple only wants the iPod to sync with iTunes… protect the user experience.

Apple iTunes 2.0.4 Device Support

Cost Cutting: Palm

All through time companys cut costs to make bigger profits… but cost cutting can hurt the consumer as well.

For the fun of it I decided to convert canyon.mid (old Windows 3.1 file) into a palm alarm sound and I discovered that the Palm Z22 had a piezo buzzer. 

I took it farther and tried the same sound on my PalmOne Zire 31 and found that it was so much better.

Anyway here is the comparison of the sound output on both devices.