Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Scott Jordan Signature System - A First Look

There is something about a SCOTTEVEST that just exudes a special character along with an amazingly comfortable feeling as you wear it.


I have been a SCOTTEVEST person ever since I got my first vest years ago and over the years I have had the opportunity to review a myriad of products that have followed in the SCOTTEVEST tradition of high quality, comfort and versatility. After opening and seeing the  NEW Scott Jordan Signature System, it is possibly the best jacket that SCOTTEVEST has produced. 

In this first of two "first look" videos, I share with you my experience as I open the NEW Scott Jordan Signature System. Quite simply, it is absolutely amazing! In the second of this two part series,  I share my experience with the NEW Fleece 5.0 which serves as the “undergarment” when worn with the NEW Quantum jacket.  My first impression as I looked at, felt and tried on the Fleece was “WOW"!  It had an extraordinary feel, incredible comfort and typical of all SeV products, quality throughout. 

You can watch my first look videos here

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

How to use the Snipping Tool in Vista

Here is a tool that is part of Vista that is one of those cool utilities that make your work just a little easier.  Today I saw that Ctitanic from Mobility Site referenced a video that Esther Choi from Microsoft did showing you how to use this useful tool.  Like Ctitanic, I am really pleased to see that Microsoft is producing and posting these types of videos for users.

So if you liked that video here are some more that Esther did showing some of the great features of Vista.  You can watch them here:

Friday, August 08, 2008

Windows Mobile Quick Reference Guide

Designed for the beginner, this is a great resource to start being able to Experience Mobility.


Learn about the Windows Mobile Standard and Professional:
1. User Interface
2. Navigation
3. Customizing

Free for individuals!

Download the Windows Mobile Quick Reference Guide PDF

License required for corporate use - contact webmaster at for details and customization options.

Windows Mobile Quick Reference Guide

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Free Vista SP1 Support (until March 18, 2009)

Did you know that you can get free technical support on Windows Vista SP1 until 18 March 2009?  Free, unlimited installation and compatibility support is now available for all worldwide customers using Windows Vista SP1, until March 18, 2009. Telephone support is available worldwide.


Find out more and access the service here. 


This support for SP1 is valid until March 18, 2009. Availability of chat or e-mail support differs depending on your geographic location. For customers residing in North America or Canada, chat and e-mail support is available.

Some issues may require more advanced support for which there is a charge.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Need a spare part for your device?


Sometimes you run into the best tips by perusing the net.  Take today for example, I jumped over to Mobile Jaw and saw a post on Mike's site about looking for spare parts for your device.  It just so happens that I snapped the little plastic clip that holds the cover on the back of my 8525 and needed a replacement cover.  Mike recommends going over to Cellular Nationwide Network - CNN for short.

These guys have parts for a huge number of devices including Windows Mobile devices, Blackberry’s, iPhones, and even those basic cell phones that the carrier gives away for free. hey, you can even get parts for your Zune, iPod, xbox 360, Playstation, and Wii ... pretty cool!

So this might well be a site you should bookmark just in case you need that hard to get part and if you don't want to pay those high prices you would have by sending your unit back to the manufacturer for repair.

Thanks Mike for the tip!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Fireworks - a FREE game from Astraware

Astraware Fireworks is a simple FREE application, showing sequences of fireworks flying and exploding into the air. As 4th July is traditionally a time for fireworks and celebrations in the USA, the features have been created to help our American friends highlight one of their major holidays - Independence Day!


Astraware Fireworks is available for devices running Palm OS® 5 and later and Windows Mobile® 2003 and later, and this year a new BlackBerry® version is available which includes the backgrounds and firework effects but doesn't include music, so sorry BlackBerry-owners - this time round you'll have to hum your own marches! What better way to celebrate 4th July than with some Fireworks? Download your copy today - it's available for a limited time only! Oh, and did we mention, it's FREE?!

You can get Astraware Fireworks here

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Scott Jordan, CEO of SCOTTEVEST Previews the Fleece 5.0

Check out the NEW Fleece 5.0 coming soon to SCOTTEVEST

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Scott recorded this from his new video studio and would love to have your input on the studio to make it better for you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Astraware Solitaire now available for S60 and UIQ phones!

Editors Note:  I've been playing Astraware Solitaire for the past week on the Motorola Z10 and I have been very impressed with the interface and smooth game play .  Astraware has again created an outstanding adaptation of their Windows Mobile version for you to enjoy this favorite past time on your S60 or UIQ device.

asol Astraware is excited to announce their version of the classic card games pack - Astraware Solitaire - is now available for smartphones running Symbian S60 3rd Edition and UIQ 3. The game was released for Palm OS and Windows Mobile devices in June 2007 and has been highly acclaimed by both public and media since then.

Astraware Solitaire features 12 of the most well-known and best-loved single player card games, chosen based on direct feedback and suggestions from Astraware customers. The games include Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, and Freecell, and to make the playing experience both familiar and fun, each game has custom gameplay options so everyone can enjoy the games using their favorite variation on the standard rules.

The game's controls have been specially designed to be simple and comfortable to play with, and along with just the right balance of effects really make it easy to play and feel like you would when playing with a real pack of cards.

"We always aim to give our customers the best possible experience, with games that are not only fun, but include a user-friendly interface, and lots of customization options, so they can really feel like they're playing the game their way. Astraware Solitaire is a premier example of this with a selection of 12 great card games chosen from customer feedback," said Cassidy Lackey, VP, Handmark Studios. "The game has been incredibly popular for Palm OS and Windows Mobile smartphones, and so we're very pleased to extend Astraware's support to the many millions of S60(R) and UIQ(R) devces worldwide."

Smartphones are very personal and everyone loves to customise the look of their handheld. Astraware Solitaire also offers lots of choices including decorative backgrounds, changeable color themes, and a beautiful selection of cardbacks to enhance the look of your game.

Most important of all, there is a choice of card front including a familiar traditional set with beautiful face cards, and a clear card face option which is better for those with visual impairments, or for playing in bright daylight.

If you like to track your progress, the game statistics will tell you how long you've played and how often you win, and Astraware Solitaire also includes a fun trophy system which unlocks extra card graphics and the highly sought-after Golden Trophy Deck of cards. Once you've collected them all, you can even be use them to play with!

With 12 highly-absorbing, traditional card games, Astraware Solitaire is the perfect pastime for everyone's smartphone.

Astraware Solitaire is available for smartphones running S60(R) 3rd Edition and UIQ(R) 3, priced $19.95. To save $10 off the regular price, get Astraware Solitaire before 23rd June 2008!

The complete list of games included is: Calculation, Canfield, Clock, Four Seasons, Freecell, Golf, Idiot's Delight, Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, Sultan's Harem, and Yukon. To try Astraware Solitaire for yourself, visit the Astraware website:, or

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Update to Astraware Casino adds Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker

You Asked For It ... You Got It!

Astraware is excited to announce a new update to Astraware Casino.

acas In response to customer requests, Astraware Casino version 1.20, now includes Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker, which allows players to bet the pot or even go all-in when they have that winning hand! Unlike a real casino, if you do bet the lot and lose, Astraware Casino will allow you to visit the Bank and carry on playing. There's even a fun 'Souvenir' trophy for a big loss!

Alongside Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker, Astraware Casino also includes Slots, Blackjack, Video Derby, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold 'Em Limit Poker, Baccarat, Video Poker, Video Keno, and Three Card Poker. The game gives players $1000 in their virtual wallet to begin playing with, and includes a fun trophy system with the 'Souvenir Suitcase', which marks achievements in each of the games.

Astraware Casino 1.20 is a completely FREE upgrade to registered users. The game is available for Palm OS(R) smartphones and PDAs running OS5 and above, and for Windows Mobile(R) Classic, Professional and Standard devices running Windows Mobile(R) 2003 and later.

Visit Astraware here: