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Download, Install, and Configure SyncML for Smartphone

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This article describes the process of downloading and installing the funambol.com SyncML plugin for the PocketPC.  This will allow the synchronization of calendars, contacts, tasks and notes between a SmarterMail user account and the PocketPC. NOTE: SmarterMail does not support Corporate Calendar because it is a special app and does not follow AS standards. This note only effects the Motorola Droid, Droid 2 and Droid X.

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\r\n\r\nNOTE: Funambol 8.5 is recommended to use due to protocol changes that were made in later version.\r\n

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    Download the SyncML plugin for the PocketPC from the funambol website.
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    Select Windows Mobile PocketPC
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    You will be prompted to fill out a registration form or you choose to select “No thanks-please take me straight to the downloads!”
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    Download the file funambol plugin for pocketpc to the desktop (or a local download folder)
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    Connect the PocketPC to the Active Sync or Sync Center (Vista)
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    Install the funambol.com plugin by double clicking on funambol plugin
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    Once the installation is finished you will see to a configuration screen on the PocketPC
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  15. The server location needs be for formatted as:\r\nhttp://domainname.com/Sync/Default.aspx\r\n
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      If you are using a port number other than 80 then, the Sever location needs to be formatted:\r\nhttp://domainname.com:9998/Sync/Default.aspx
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    3. Username need to be: username@domainname.com
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    5. Enter password
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    7. Save
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    After Saving select Sync All
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    A message will appear requesting a full Sync, click Yes to initiate
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Rhythmbox – A Tool to Sync Android Smartphones Using Linux

Interest levels in synchronize music collections have notched up a bit of late with the introduction of a plethora of new Android-based super phones. That is, unless you happen to be one of those owners with a large quantity of digital music encumbered by digital rights management (DRM) also known as copy protection. For this purpose, you might want to do some research into converting said digital files into a more portable format. Meanwhile, for the rest, with media ready to load up on a new cool phone, we’ll take a look at Linux options.\r\nThe good news is that Linux has supported the multitude of “dumb” MP3 players since they first started showing up on the market. These devices simply look like an attached USB disk when you plug them in. Android phones use this approach of making their internal storage accessible to your desktop or laptop. Option two for many owners is to remove the internal micro-SD card and sync your files directly by using a SD card reader. While this isn’t a bad option, it often involves removing batteries or at least the battery cover, which is not the simplest task in some cases.\r\n\r\nBasic Ubuntu Sync\r\nUbuntu 10.4 ships with the Rhythmbox media player and totally supports disk-based synchronization. It also includes the features like media player including CD ripping, playlists, podcast downloading and support for Internet radio. Rhythmbox will play virtually any audio format as it’s based on the popular GStreamer media framework. It will even transfer music from an iPod, MTP, and USB Mass Storage music players.\r\n\r\n

Rhythmbox Visualization Image
Rhythmbox Visualization Image
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  • Easy to use music browser
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  • Searching and sorting
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  • Comprehensive audio format support through GStreamer
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  • Internet Radio support including last.fm streams
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  • Playlists
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  • Display audio visualizations
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  • Display album art and song lyrics downloaded from the internet
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  • Automatically download audio podcasts
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  • Browse, preview, and download albums from Magnatune and Jamendo
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\r\nRhythmbox is bundled with many other distributions, If it’s not installed on your box you can download from their site.\r\n\r\nCo-Contributor: Paul

HP to Launch New WebOS Phones Soon (early Next Year)

HP will introduce smartphones in early 2011 using the WebOS software it acquired through its $1.2 billion Palm buy earlier this year.\r\n\r\n

HP-Palm-WebOS
HP-Palm-WebOS
\r\n\r\n”You will see us coming early next year with new phones,” Senior Vice President Eric Cador told an industry conference. HP bought Palm, an early pioneer in handheld devices, to tap into the fast-growing smartphone industry and get access to Palm’s acclaimed WebOS operating system.\r\n\r\n”More importantly we acquired WebOS,” Cador told the conference in Barcelona, adding Palm’s intellectual property was “extremely fundamental” in the deal.\r\n\r\nHP, the world’s largest technology company by revenue, is already a dominant force in PCs, servers, services and printers. But without a credible smartphone offering, it risked being left behind in a rising and highly profitable market, one that rivals both at home and in Asia are increasingly moving into.\r\n\r\nPC makers Dell, Lenovo and Acer are all pushing into smartphones, which offer advanced services such as streaming video, e-mail and GPS in addition to voice calls.\r\n\r\n
HP Palm Pre-Web OS Phone
HP Palm Pre-Web OS Phone