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Lost or Stolen Phone… Phone home!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

If you’re concerned about how you might attempt recovery of a lost or stolen Windows Mobile Phone, PocketNow has an article about the “Smartprotect” software which attempts to solve that problem.

Click HERE for more details.

Airport Friendly Computer Bags

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

If you flown with a laptop before you know how much of a hassle check-in can be.   The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has recently changed some of their regulations to make it easier and quicker to process laptops during check-in, and MobileTechReview has an article about a couple of computer bags that take advantage of these changes.

Click HERE for the review.

5 Mobile Productivity Tips

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Although this article has a slant towards business users, most of the information is still applicable for mobile use of your Windows Mobile device when you are out and about doing your Genealogy work.

PocketNow has an article entitled “Get Things Going While You’re Going” discussing 5 things that can make you more productive when you are mobile.   Click HERE for the article.

Security Features of Windows Mobile

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Since yesterday’s topic dealt with security (or lack of) with Presidential use of mobile devices, it seemed like a fitting follow up would be information regarding security features of Windows Mobile (6.1).

PocketNow has a short article and a presentation discussing these features which can be found HERE.

Disclaimer: The presentation is almost exclusively geared towards topics applicable to a corporate environment.


Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Barrack Obama is reported to be a big Blackberry user (Email) who may be subjected to withdrawal if the secret service take it away because of security concerns.   There are  also laws about retention of Presidential documents and emails would fall into that category.

If you are interested in reading more about this and possible Windows Mobile phones that could be a solution to his e-mailing habit, click HERE to read an article from C/Net.

Pocket Genealogist 3.31

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Pocket Genealogist 3.31 is now available on the Northern Hills Software website.   As will all 3.x updates, this is a free update for current Version 3 users.


  • Device/Desktop:  Support for Legacy Version  You must re-import/sync your Legacy databases.

  • Desktop:  Support for Family Tree Maker 2009.

  • Desktop:  Better support for image imports with GEDCOM’s created with DISGEN 8.

  • Device/Desktop:  Update to Norwegian and Swedish language translations.

Click HERE to do to the download are at the NHS website.