Two Must-Have Treo Applications: Ringo and Palmary Clock

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Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2005, 09:15
Category: Software

treo650-palmary.jpgAs I’ve reported here before, I’m a Treo 650 convert. The simple fact is that the Treo 650 is the best smartphone for the Macintosh platform. Period. One of the best things about Treo 650 is the amount of cool software that’s available for it. Two of my favorite Treo applications right now are:
Electric Pocket’s Ringo (US$29.95) – allows you to use MP3 ringtones with the Treo and set personal ringtones and pictures for your friends and for address book groups. You can also compose new ringtones with a ringtone mixer. If you don’t want to upload your own MP3 ringtones to your SD card you can download free MP3 ringtones directly to your Treo or purchase polyphonic ringtones over the air (OTA). In addition to ringtones you can set personal SMS alert tones too.
PalmaryClock Wireless (US$19.95) – Fills one of the major gaps in the Palm software included with the Treo 650, a repeating alarm clock. My Blackberry 7100t included a smart alarm clock which I could set to go off at 6:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. Sounds simple enough right? PalmaryClock adds a repeating alarm clock that does much more. Their “Wireless Edition” displays the current weather forecast, offers currency conversion and is completely skinnable.
What are your favorite Treo apps?


The Apple Core: FireWire not dead, but it's on life support

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Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2005, 08:11
Category: The Apple Core

I was genuinely surprised when Apple dropped FireWire sync from the iPod nano. So much so that I almost returned mine when I first made the gruesome discovery. I thought for sure that FireWire would live forever in the bigger iPods and that it was just a casualty of the nano’s small size. Unfortunately, FireWire’s almost dead completely.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.