PocketInformant | an App I thought I would never use again

PocketInformant use to be just a PocketPC app.  Back in “the day” I bought my share of Pocket PC apps.  Hearing about PocketInformant getting released for the iPhone takes me back to the days when we talked sleds/sleeves, iPaqs, Compact Flash, the Jornada, or even when Casio played the PDA game.

Not sure I need PocketInformant, but here some video coverage at MacWorld.

[via TUAW]

July/Aug/Sept 2008 iPhone Upgraders: 32gb now $200 cheaper

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A few weeks ago I pre-ordered my new iPhone 3GS for delivery this Friday.  I was under the impression that I was going to pay $499.  I was an early adopter of the 3G version(launch day) and was only being offered a $200 cut form the $699 retail, no contract price.

Today I log in to AT&T and run through the upgrade process and it’s offering me the 3GS for $299 with 2 year contact.  A story broke yesterday on Gizmodo that AT&T was July/Sept/Aug 2008 upgraders a better deal, but the prices won;’t show up till today.

Bottom line is that AT&T just saved me $200 tomorrow.  My $349 sale of my 3G on Craiglists on Monday just got a little sweeter!

How is Google doing?

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I sure hope it’s not a faux pas to ask this question?  After all I rely on Google to rake up my tags and keywords.

How is Google doing.  I know everything on the surface looks fine.  Stock is down, but everyone’s is.  In this time of perception is huge is Google pulling in the reins?

Check out this story from CNET: Google’s free SMS gravy train dries up. Don’t get me wrong here.  One story does not a rumor make, but I also received the email below from Google.

We’re writing to let you know that on May 5, 2009, Google
Checkout’s transaction processing fees will be changing. We’ll be
transitioning from our 2.0% + $0.20 per transaction rate to a new
tiered fee structure, where the rates will vary depending on the
dollar amount of your monthly sales processed through Checkout.
The rate you’ll be charged beginning on May 5, 2009 will be based
on your sales processed through Checkout during the month of April
2009. Each month thereafter, we’ll continue to use the prior
month’s sales volume to determine your transaction processing
rate. For more details about the new rates, please visit
http://checkout.google.com/seller/fees.html

This announcement raises rates as much as 0.9% and +.10cts per transaction.  I understand these rate are still low when comparing them to other credit card processors.  To see such and increase from Google surprised me a bit.  The email also advised that Adwords transaction fees are no longer free.

We’ll also be discontinuing the AdWords free transaction
processing promotion on May 5, 2009. Any AdWords transaction
processing credits accrued during April 2009 will be applied
towards transactions that occur on May 1-4, 2009.

Why is Google making chnages like a normal business.  This is very unlike them.

[via CNET]

7/19 | Denver Handheld User Group Meeting

Our next meeting is tomorrow, Saturday July 19th.  We are meeting at the normal South location

Evonne Ryan’s Office
5944 S. Kipling Suite 350
Littleton, CO 80127

Here is a rough agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Handheld News
  3. Favorite Mobile Appication (WM, Blackberry, iPhone)

Handheld News Topics to Cover:

  • iPhone 3G (release, apps store, GPS, 3G)
  • Sprint Touch finally gets WM6.1
  • Blackberry releasing 2 new devices before fall. The Thunder (no keyboard), The Bold (keyboard)
  • new Jawbone released
  • MobileMe and other Exchange Services