Monthly Archives: September 2007

Tipster 2.1 is Now Available


We’re very happy to announce the release of Tipster 2.1, an update to one of our most popular free applications. Tipster is your personal restaurant assistant! Frustrated with trying to figure out how much to tip? Let Tipster work it out for you! Splitting a bill between a group of friends? Tipster to the rescue! Plus, with Tipster 2.1 you can do it all on the sly with 1-handed navigation!

Tipster 2.1 is fully optimized for Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6, and is compatible with your Pocket PC (Windows Mobile Professional) or Smartphone (Windows Mobile Standard) device. Visit our free products page to download your copy of this great free application today!

Order Like a Pirate

captainmarctassin.JPGAvast me hearties! As many of you lads and lasses know, today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! And by Blackbeard’s braids, ya can’t be a pirate without the lure of treasure!

SO, today (and today only) call your order in by phone and get a 50% discount on any of our titles IF you order like a pirate! That’s right ya bunch a scallywags. Half-off just fer talkin’ like a pirate!

And don’t dilly dally ya bunch a layabouts! We set sail at 5:00 Eastern Time (I think that’s -4 GMT countin’ daylight savings), so the discount’s only available until then. And don’t go thinkin’ a piratey note in an online order will do it. Phone orders only!

What a Mess!

You may have seen my other post with a pic of how many PDAs there are on my desk. Well, there are still a lot of PDAs on my desk, and with all the support email and testing I do, it’s just hard to keep it clean:

A Messy Desk…

I’ve been trying to solve this problem for a while, and it’s compounded by a few things.

  • I need a lot of USB ports.
  • I need a lot of electrical sockets.
  • I need to be able to have people come and take devices away and bring them back.
  • I need it to be easy to use without getting in my way.

After a lot of finagling and a trip to the office supply store, I solved my problem with a box cutter, a mailing tube, and some shipping tape. (Why does this sound like the way MacGyver foils some enemy contraption?)

A clean desk!

Now, if only someone could tell me where I could get a 10 port USB hub…

Palm – Do You Need Your Crystal Ball Back?

Our crystal ballYes, we have a crystal ball. It’s blue, about 6″ in diameter, and autographed by Jeff Hawkings. One of our staff won it at a Palm conference several years ago.

When Palm announced the Foleo a few months ago, we thought about offering it back to them – we thought they might need it more than we did – but that seemed egregiously catty. As well as somewhat premature.

But with yesterday’s annoucement that Palm is cancelling the Foleo launch, we’re thinking maybe it’s time to make the offer.

Palm – want it back? Just let us know where to send it.

It’s Time to Pick Another Winner


Yep, that’s right. September is upon us, and we had a lot of comments in the past month, so it should be especially exciting to find out who posted the lucky comment in August! I know I’m a little later than usual in getting this post out, so, without further ado…

This month the lucky blog contest winner is Mark, who commented on the post ListPro 6.0. Congratulations! I just sent you an email explaining how to get your prize. If you don’t receive it, reply to this post and let me know.

To everyone else, thanks so much for all the great comments, and be sure to keep ’em coming, because next time it could be your chance to win!