Friday, March 21, 2003

Jeff Knee posted a nice idea to NTLK today. Is it possible to use a Newton as a caller ID box? Looks like it is, the only problem can be if your PCCard modem supports this function. None of my three modem allows it, but I took the idea and made Ringer, a customizable telephone ringer for the newton:
It's very easy to use:
Insert a PCMCIA modem into your newton, connect it to the telephone line and launch the program:
Ringer screeshot 1
Choose the slot where the modem is inserted, choose a ring sound, and tap connect. From this moment, if you receive a call, the newton will do some funny things. :-)
Ringer screeshot 2
You can also tap the star icon to minimize the window.
You can leave the newton connected for a lot of time, the modem will not drain the batteries too much in this state.
Its available for download from my programs page.

Thursday, March 20, 2003

The New York Times has a story about the newton today, some questions answered by Victor Rehorst, the King of NewtonTalk (who doesn't need to be worshipped), and Albert Muniz, the academic researcher who conducted a Newton community study some months ago.

Monday, March 17, 2003

A new version of NPDS is out, and the reorganization of the web site goes on.