Friday, July 25, 2008

New product in the "syncworks" at Notify Technology Corp.

Our spies inside the company research department, which is buried deep in a hidden mountain bunker, deep under the earth, tell us to "hold on to our hats" when they announce an upcoming product. We can't say much but something makes us thync we know what they're up to! This could be big! Something even better than activesync and super inexpensive!!

You heard it here first. Just THYNC about it...

NotifyLink for iPhone for GroupWise

NotifyLink for iPhone for GroupWise will be available August 11th. This is direct from the source!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Notify Technology Joins Google Enterprise Professional Program

San Jose, CA, July 16, 2008 -- Notify Technology Corporation (OTC BB: NTFY) today announced it has joined the Google Enterprise Professional program, which extends the power of Google across the enterprise and helps customers get more value out of their Google Premier Apps deployment. Notify will provide Enterprises using Google’s email, calendar, and address book applications with secure over-the-air synchronization to their wireless device using its NotifyLink Enterprise Edition for Google. NotifyLink users are free to use any BlackBerry™, Palm™, Windows Mobile™, or Symbian™ wireless device to access and manage their Google email, calendar, and contacts. The NotifyLink solution is available in two versions; one being an On-Premise software solution and the other as an On-Demand service solution. Over the past four years, Notify has been recognized by Gartner Group in their annual Wireless Email Magic Quadrant as a proven provider of wireless email and PIM synchronization products and services to enterprises.
“The Google Enterprise Professional program will help expose Notify to the thousands of enterprises, businesses, and organizations using Gmail™ and Google Calendar™ who are looking for a robust wireless synchronization solution. Our NotifyLink solution will give users support for the most popular wireless devices independent of wireless carrier or network”, said Paul DePond, President of Notify Technology. “We offer our NotifyLink Enterprise for Google in either an On-Premise or hosted On-Demand version depending on the customer’s needs.”
"Google is excited to have Notify Technology as a partner in the Google Enterprise Partner program. We're looking forward to Notify's new mobile access options for Google Apps users with BlackBerry™ and other mobile devices," said Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead, Google Enterprise.

The Google Enterprise Professional program includes developers, consultants and independent software vendors that provide value-added services for Google enterprise products. For more information on the Google Enterprise Professional program, please visit

NotifyLink Enterprise Edition Versions
The NotifyLink Enterprise Edition On-Premise version is ideal for organizations or enterprises who want to maintain and support their wireless email and PIM synchronization on site whereas the NotifyLink Enterprise Edition On-Demand version is hosted by Notify and designed for organizations or enterprises of all sizes wanting to avoid the maintenance and support of an On-Premise solution and still deploy any number of wireless devices.

Availability and More Information
The NotifyLink Enterprise Edition supporting Gmail™ and Google Calendar™ is currently available for purchase. For more

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Apple sells a million iPhones in a week

Wow...isn't that something? NO...not really. Nokia sells 120 million phones a year and Samsung sells over a million units a week.

HO Hum....nothing like a bunch of over-rated hype to get consumers to pay too much for an under performing device with a weak GPS signal and poor battery life.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Palm TREO 800w

Sprint plans to launch the latest Treo smartphone, the 800w, on Sunday. The device will feature EV-DO Rev. A data speeds,Wi-Fi with a 1-touch dedicated key, GPS navigation, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Windows Mobile 6.1 and Live Search for Windows Mobile.

Notify Technology makes important press release on iPhone 3G support

Notify Technology’s Wireless Enterprise Solution To Support the Apple iPhone

NotifyLink solution will extend enterprise wireless synchronization to 12 additional email suites using Apple’s new iPhone 3G and any iPhone or iPod touch upgraded with the new iPhone 2.0 software

SAN JOSE, CA – July 11, 2008 – Notify Technology Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: NTFY), today announced that its NotifyLink Enterprise Edition will now support the Apple iPhone 3G and all iPhones and iPod touch devices once upgraded with the new iPhone 2.0 software. With the iPhone 2.0 upgrade for the iPhone and iPod touch, Apple is only providing enterprise wireless email and PIM synchronization support for Microsoft Exchange users. The NotifyLink Enterprise Edition will extend the enterprise functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch to include support for the wireless synchronization of email and PIM (calendar, personal address book, and global address book) to an additional 12 email suites. The NotifyLink support for the iPhone and iPod touch will include all supported email suites listed on Notify’s website at In the coming weeks, Notify will make separate joint announcements with many of its email suite partners regarding support for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch...

You can find all the details in the press release on the NotifyLink website.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

NotifyLink for Google Apps Premier Edition

Yes, it's true! Insiders at Notify Technology advise us that Notify Technology (NTFY) is releasing their client for Google Apps!

You can now enjoy full bi-directional synchronisation on your device of choice while enjoying the benefits of Google Apps.

There is an official press release being prepared this week for release on July 16!

Prices are rumored to be in the $120 per user per year range.

Newer, Faster, Cheaper iPhone 3G

Software and Online Store Will Widen Its Versatility, But There Are Hidden Costs

July 8, 2008
by Walter S. Mossberg
Apple Inc.’s iPhone has been the world’s most influential smart phone since its debut a year ago, widely hailed for its beauty and functionality. It was a true hand-held computer that raised the bar for all its competitors. But that first iPhone had two big drawbacks: It was expensive, and it couldn’t access the fastest cellular-phone networks.

On Friday, Apple (AAPL) is launching a second-generation iPhone, called the iPhone 3G, which addresses both of those problems, while retaining the look and feel of the first model’s hardware and software.

The base version of the new iPhone costs $199 — half the $399 price of its predecessor; the higher-capacity version is now $299, down from $499. Yet, this new iPhone is much, much faster at fetching data over cellphone networks because it uses a speedy cellular technology called 3G. And it now sports a GPS chip for better location sensing.

The company also is rolling out the second generation of its iPhone operating system, with some nice new features, including wireless synchronization with corporate email, calendars and address books. And there’s a new online store for third-party iPhone programs that Apple hopes will make the device usable for a wider variety of tasks, including gaming and productivity applications. This new software and store will also be available on older iPhones, through a free upgrade.

I’ve been testing the iPhone 3G for a couple of weeks, and have found that it mostly keeps its promises. In particular, I found that doing email and surfing the Internet typically was between three and five times as fast using AT&T’s 3G network as it was with the older AT&T network to which the first iPhone was limited.

Apple’s new iPhone operating system includes an ‘App store,’ where you can browse for, and download, third-party software.The iPhone 3G is hardly the first phone to run on 3G networks, and it still costs more than some of its competitors. But overall, I found it to be a more capable version of an already excellent device. And now that it’s open to third-party programs, the iPhone has a chance to become a true computing platform with wide versatility.

There are two big hidden costs to the new iPhone’s faster speed and lower price tag. First, in my tests, the iPhone 3G’s battery was drained much more quickly in a typical day of use than the battery on the original iPhone, due to the higher power demands of 3G networks. This is an especially significant problem because, unlike most other smart phones, the iPhone has a sealed battery that can’t be replaced with a spare.

Second, Apple’s exclusive carrier in the U.S., AT&T Inc. (AT&T), has effectively negated the iPhone’s up-front price cut by jacking up its monthly fee for unlimited data use by $10. Over the course of the two-year contract you must sign to get the lower hardware prices, that adds $240, overwhelming the $200 savings on the phone itself. If you want text messaging, the cost rises further. With the first iPhone, 200 text messages a month came free. Now, 200 messages will cost $5 a month, or another $120 over the two-year contract.

The iPhone 3G still has a couple of features that made the first version unpalatable to some potential buyers. It uses a virtual on-screen keyboard instead of a physical one. While I find the virtual keyboard easy and accurate, not everyone does. Also, in the U.S. and in many other countries, the iPhone is still tied to a single exclusive carrier, whose coverage or rate plans may be unacceptable to some.

Here is a rundown of the changes in the new model.

Design: The new iPhone looks almost exactly like the old one. It is the same length and width, has the same big, vivid screen, and has the same number and layout of buttons. The main difference is the back, which is now plastic instead of mostly metal and curved instead of flat. It’s very slightly thicker in the middle, with tapered edges, and weighs a tiny bit less.

The new iPhone 3G (left) delivers much higher Internet download speeds over cellular networks than the original iPhone (right).
Like its predecessor, the iPhone 3G comes in two models distinguished only by storage capacity: 8 gigabytes and 16 gigabytes. The top model is available in black or white.

Apple has greatly improved the audio on the new iPhone. I found the speaker was much louder, for music and for the speakerphone. But the new phone produced an echo when used with the built-in Bluetooth system in my car. Also, the headphone jack is now flush with the case instead of recessed as on the first model, so it can accept any standard stereo earphones.

The camera, however, is still bare-bones. It can’t record video and has a resolution of just two megapixels. The power adapter is now tiny, at least in the U.S., but Apple no longer includes a dock for charging, just a cable.

Software: The basic software is similar. The biggest addition for some users will be full compatibility with Microsoft’s (MSFT) widely used Exchange ActiveSync service, which many corporations use. In my tests, I was able to connect the iPhone 3G to my company’s Exchange servers in a few minutes, and my corporate email, calendar and contacts were replicated on the phone. Any changes I made on the iPhone were reflected almost instantly in Microsoft Outlook on my company PC, and vice versa. Email was pushed to the phone as soon as it was received on the company’s servers.

One drawback: While you can have both personal and Exchange email accounts on the new iPhone, if you synchronize with Exchange calendars and contacts, your personal calendar and contacts are erased.

The new iPhone and upgraded older iPhones also will be able to use a new Apple consumer service, MobileMe, which offers synchronized push email, calendars, photos and contacts.

There are other improvements. You can now delete multiple emails at once, set parental controls and search your contacts. You can also save photos in emails or from Web sites. You can also now open Microsoft PowerPoint files sent as attachments, though I found in my tests that opening larger PowerPoint files crashed the phone.

Some software features missing from the first iPhone are still AWOL on the new one. There’s no copy and paste function, no universal search, no instant messaging and no MMS for sending photos quickly between phones.

Network: Like the old iPhone, the new one can perform Internet tasks using either Wi-Fi wireless networking or the cellphone networks. But the addition of 3G cellular capability makes the new model more useful for Web surfing, email and other data tasks when you’re not in Wi-Fi range. In my tests, in Washington and New York, I got data speeds mostly ranging between 200 and 500 kilobits per second. By comparison, the original iPhone, tested in the same spots at the same time, mostly got cellular data speeds between 70 and 150 kbps on AT&T’s old EDGE network. The new iPhone typically was between three and five times as fast as the old one.

While AT&T now has 3G networks in 280 U.S. cities, and aims to be in 350 by year end, it is converting its cellphone towers gradually, so not all areas of included cities have 3G coverage. The new iPhone falls back to EDGE speeds when 3G isn’t present.

One side benefit to 3G is that in some areas, voice coverage improves. At my neighborhood shopping center, where the first iPhone got little or no AT&T service, the iPhone 3G registered strong coverage. But I still found that calls regularly broke up on some major streets. In New York City, riding in a taxi along the Hudson, one important call was dropped three times on the new iPhone. Finally, I borrowed a cheap Verizon (VZ) phone and got perfect reception.

Battery life: Apple claims that over 3G, the new iPhone can get five hours of talk time, or five hours of Internet use. Talk time is twice as long on the older EDGE network, and Internet time is an hour better with Wi-Fi.

I ran my own battery tests using the phone’s 3G capability. Although I left the Wi-Fi function on, I didn’t connect it to a network, so the phone had to rely on 3G. In my test of voice calling, I got 4 hours and 27 minutes, short of Apple’s maximum claim and nearly three hours less than what I recorded in the same test last year on the original iPhone. In my test of Internet use over 3G, I got 5 hours and 49 minutes, better than Apple’s claim, but far short of the nine hours I got using Wi-Fi in last year’s tests.

More important, in daily use, I found the battery indicator on the new 3G model slipping below 20% by early afternoon or midafternoon on some days, and it entirely ran out of juice on one day. I overcame this problem by learning to use Wi-Fi instead of 3G whenever possible, turning down the screen brightness and even turning off 3G altogether, which the phone permits.

The iPhone 3G’s battery life is comparable to, or better than, that of some other 3G competitors. But they have replaceable batteries. The iPhone doesn’t.

Third-party software: If things go as Apple hopes, third-party software could be the biggest attraction to the new iPhone 3G, and to upgraded older iPhones. By some estimates, there will be hundreds of these programs, some free and some paid, almost immediately.

Apple didn’t supply me with programs for testing, but I managed to try several on older devices upgraded to the new operating system. I tested a game that used the phone’s motion sensors to control the action, and I tested several programs from America Online (TWX), including AOL Instant Messenger; AOL Radio, which streams music from the Internet; and AOL’s Truveo video search engine. All worked very well.

Among the programs Apple has publicly previewed were a sales automation program from, a game called Super Monkey Ball from Sega and a program for bidding on eBay (EBAY). Also made public were a news reader from the Associated Press, a program for following live games from Major League Baseball and several programs for doctors, including the Epocrates drug reference.

Bottom line: If you’ve been waiting to buy an iPhone until it dropped in price, or ran on faster cell networks, you might want to take the plunge, if you can live with the higher service costs and the weaker battery life. The same goes for those with existing iPhones who love the device but crave faster cellular data speeds. But if you already own an iPhone, and can usually use Wi-Fi for data, you probably should hold off and get the free software upgrade before deciding whether it’s worth getting the new hardware.

iPhone 3G — Twice as Fast. Half The Battery Life.

Just as Jun. 26, 2007 was likely your last chance to buy shares of Apple for less than $120, July 8, 2008 may well have been your last chance to buy them for under $170. A trio of iPhone 3G reviews went to press yesterday evening, and all are largely positive. There are some caveats though: battery life is disappointing (4 hours and 27 minutes of talk time? The first iteration of the device provided up to eight hours), as is lack of video and voice capture. And the device’s GPS receiver is apparently too weak to support turn-by-turn navigation. Oh, and you’ll likely need an adapter to use first gen iPhone accessories.

If you’ve been waiting to buy an iPhone until it dropped in price, or ran on faster cell networks, you might want to take the plunge, if you can live with the higher service costs and the weaker battery life. The same goes for those with existing iPhones who love the device but crave faster cellular data speeds. But if you already own an iPhone, and can usually use Wi-Fi for data, you probably should hold off and get the free software upgrade before deciding whether it’s worth getting the new hardware.”

– Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal

So the iPhone 3G is a nice upgrade. It more than keeps pace with advancing technology, and new buyers will generally be delighted….But it’s not so much better that it turns all those original iPhones into has-beens. Indeed, the really big deal is the iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store, neither of which requires buying a new iPhone. That twist may come as a refreshing surprise to planned-obsolescence conspiracy theorists — and everyone who stood in line last year.

– David Pogue, The New York Times

The iPhone 3G … is worth the wait….It’s cheaper, faster and a lot friendlier for business. Apple’s blockbuster smartphone already had nifty features such as visual voicemail, a splendid built-in video iPod and the best mobile Web browser I’ve ever used. With GPS newly added to the mix, this handheld marvel has no equal among consumer-oriented smartphones.”

– Edward C. Baig, USA Today

Monday, July 7, 2008

Get ready for a wave of interest in iPhone 3G

Headlines like these are becoming more common as the iPhone 3G is introduced around the world. UK customers can hardly wait to get their hands on the new phone through O2.

Full story here:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Significant Improvements in iPhone 3G

The new iPhone 3G is a significant improvement in both hardware and software. Physically, it's thinner and rounder at the edges, While the durable glass front remains, the brushed aluminum back has been replaced with a plastic housing much more comfortable to grip. And the headphone jack is actually now flush so you can use any headset. Inside, Apple has added GPS in addition to its location based capabilities as well as 3G allowing for significantly faster access than the current EDGE technology with speeds approaching that of Wi-Fi or as Jobs calls it, amazingly zippy. Battery life has also been enhanced.

The software, dubbed iPhone 2.0 Software, provides new features and addresses many of the naysayers concerns. To appease the Enterprise users, it will offer, wirelessly, out of the box, full Microsoft Exchange support using ActiveSync allowing for Push e-mail, Push Contacts, Calendar, auto discovery of the Exchange servers and global address lookup. It will also offer Cisco secure VPN (Virtual Private Networks) as well as many other security support features. And if you lose your iPhone, it can be remotely wiped.

iPhone can do almost anything!

There are reports that the iPhone has built-in functionality that is not being exposed to "non-developers". Witness the evolution of the cell-phone in these images:

Rogers unannounced iPhone rates causing uproar in Canada

iPhone love it or hate causing a ruckus in Canada. There is even a petition being circulated, demanding that Rogers offer an unlimited data plan "like AT and T in the US".

No one knows for sure what Rogers will charge for data plans for the sleek new device. A company spokesperson quoted in the Edmonton Sun, stated that Rogers has not yet released any pricing and any speculation is premature. She went on to indicate that Rogers customer's will have complete freedom to adjust their plans to meet their needs... OK...I need a free unlimited data plan! Accomodate that!