Monthly Archive for August, 2005Page 4 of 19

Wisespent 3.0 Sneak Peek

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Wisespent 3
Blackberry Cool had the opportunity to be the first to check out the new version of WiseSpent. These are exclusive first pictures of the new and much improved WiseSpent, which is a personal finance program for your Blackberry. It lets you keep track of expenses and revenues right on your device.

We can’t reveal too much, but the new Wisespent has over 80 changes from the past version. Some of them are,

* New Design and improved flow
* Pre defined categories
* Balance per Category
* Balance on the home screen
* Duplicate item
* Bi-weekly schedules

Wisespent is slated to be release early next month and we will have a review shortly afterwards.

To learn more about Wisespent visit: http://www.wisespent.com

Click ‘more’ to see more screenshots …

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Change The Types of Event Recording In Event Log

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The Windows Event Log records events from the system, security, and application logs. In the Windows Registry, the EventLogLevel DWORD Value determines which types of events are recorded in the Event Log, according to the table below:

1 – Errors
2 - Warnings
3 - Information
4 - Debug
5 – Others

Note: Each value includes the Event Types from the previous value. For example, if the EventLogLevel value is 3, then Information, Warnings, and Errors will be recorded.

Events classed as Others (value 5) are always logged, regardless of which value is entered.
Procedure

To change the types of events that are recorded in the Event Log for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

1. Go to Start > Run and type regedit to open the Registry Editor.
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logging Info.
3. Choose the key you want to change and double-click the EventLogLevel DWORD Value in that key.
4. Enter a value from the table above in the Value data field and click OK.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each key you want to change.
6. Close the Registry Editor.

Being Always Plugged In Changes The Way We Work

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Some recent “BlackBerry experiences” remind me of the impact that continuous connection to work is having on our work styles. One executive lamented that he would have to carry his BlackBerry on a short holiday because he was expecting a key communication from his boss. Otherwise, he would leave it at the office and be blissfully unreachable for a three-day weekend.

A friend discovered at the end of a lunch that he had turned off the notification features on his belt-clipped e-mail device, and immediately began to scroll through his messages to see what he had missed. A client returned from holiday and reported he had called the office from his multi-function device just to see if it worked from a fishing boat off the coast of Mexico.

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VoIP A Threat To Mobile

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The communications industry has returned to profitability but developments in Internet technology are challenging the role and business model of traditional telecoms companies, creating pressures for a new approach to industry regulation, according to the OECD’s Communications Outlook 2005.

The growing popularity of Internet telephony, or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), threatens the fixed-line revenues of traditional carriers, especially for international calls, the OECD report concludes. In addition, however, VoIP presents a challenge to mobile telephones, which in many countries are now more numerous than fixed connections.

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Nextel Partners Holders To Vote On Exercise Of ‘Put Right’

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Nextel Partners Inc. disclosed Thursday that holders of more than 20% of its Class A common stock have requested that the company call a special meeting of shareholders to vote on whether to exercise their “put right.” The ability to exercise this put right was triggered by the recently completed merger of Nextel Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp.

According to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the exercise of the put right permits holders to vote to require Nextel WIP Corp., a unit of Sprint-Nextel, to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Nextel Partners Class A common stock at a price to be determined through an appraisal process.

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MazeMania Review

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MazeMania
For the most of us, we stopped trying to solve mazes when we stopped ordering the kids meal. However there’s no denial about the entertainment value that is provided when trying to solve a difficult maze puzzle. So ExCellApps Inc. has come out with a maze program for the Blackberry called MazeMania. Read our mini review below …

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