Sunday, June 12, 2011

Panoramic Calc Pro 3.5.1 now available for iPhone/iPod Touch

Panoramic Software Inc. has released its first update for the iPhone version of Panoramic Calc Pro.
This version corrects several bugs, drastically improves support for non-english languages and adds some additional unit conversions.

I've been personally using it on my iPhone 3Gs with the device set to French and its been working perfectly.

For more information, screen shots and video you can go here:

Or head directly to the app store:

At the time of writing its still on sale for the introductory price of 99 cents US but it will likely be going to $9.99 soon.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Panoramic Software Inc. launches Calc Pro 3.5 for iPhone / iPod Touch

Panoramic Software Inc. has just released Calc Pro for the iPhone and iPod Touch - I know a lot of people have been waiting for this.

Its very similar to the Windows Phone 7 version but contains a few improvements - most noticeably is the updated Date and Time calculator which has been redesigned and now shows the moon phase for the from and to dates.

It also of course makes use of the native Apple controls. It's normally $9.99 but its launching at 99 cents so its definitely worth grabbing now.

You can see it on the website here:

Calc Pro HD coming soon for the iPad

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Samsung Focus Unlocked

I recently unlocked my Samsung Focus from Rogers Wireless so I can use it with my pay-as-you-go T-Mobile SIM while travelling in the states.

You can find lots of information on unlocking but since I had such an easy experience I wanted to let others know that I got an unlock code in less than 8 hours from and it only cost me $8.

I haven't tried any other services but this one was cheap and simple. They also provide really straight forward instructions.

I was also able to use the t-mobile sim and access data without entering any additional settings. I also came across a forum post the stated a hard-reset was required after unlocking - that definitely wasn't the case for my phone.

Panoramic Software updates Calc Pro and Converter Pro

Panoramic Software Inc. has updated Panoramic Calc Pro to version 3.4.0 ... this is a big update from 3.3.0:

  • New Icon
  • Added Tax+/Tax- buttons to standard calculator
  • Added Flow Rate to Unit Converter
  • Added Feet of Water and Inches of Water to Pressure Conversions
  • Added Tangents to graph screen
  • Added message box response when saving constants
  • Added email menu icon to View Tape
  • Added additional flag images for new currencies
  • Improved stability
  • Improved performance
  • Improved calculator accuracy
  • Fixed %T button when using RPN
  • Updated labels in several worksheets
  • Improved constants calculator button labels
  • Mortgage worksheet properly loads in payment terms
  • Worksheet regression calculation bugs fixed
  • TVM worksheet properly loads settings
  • Conversion buffer setting is properly loaded in options
  • Flags update when switching currencies

  • You'll definitely want to update if you're still running an older version.
    Converter Pro was also updated to 3.6.0 which has equivalent updates to Calc Pro 3.4.0.
    If you're looking to purchase these applications for your Windows Phone 7 device you can find them on the marketplace, in Zune or linked directly from the Panoramic website:

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Proud owner of a Samsung Focus

    And clearly I like it as it's kept away from my blog.

    For those that are curious I bought the Samsung Focus in mid December from the Best Buy in Vancouver, Canada. I'm sure supply is no longer an issue and it should be quite easy to buy them on or off contract North of the boarder.

    It seems that its not as easy in the US; Microsoft is addressing that issue by working with to provide carrier locked but off contract Windows Phone 7 handsets. It's worth checking out if you're looking for a phone with no strings attached. Be prepared to pay between $500 and $700 depending on the model.

    Back on topic - I wanted to write a few quick notes on my impressions of the Samsung Focus after using it for 2 months.

    Its a great phone and I wouldn't trade it for anything currently available but there's still a little room for improvement.

    What I like:
  • Amazing, bright 4" OLED screen
  • VERY responsive touch
  • VERY thin
  • VERY light
  • Ability to add additional storage via micro-SD
  • It runs my Windows Phone 7 applications
  • In a sea of smart phones you can still show this one off

    What I don't like:
  • 16 bit display - meaning you will see color banding on occasion but its not a big issue
  • Plastic shell - mine has collected a few chips already. Not even close to the durability of an iPhone or even my old Palm Treo Pro
  • Physical buttons are to sensitive. You only have to swipe over them to activate but because they're close to the screen they're often accidentally hit
  • Adding a micro-SD card requires a hard reset

    Overall its a great phone and its probably the best Windows Phone 7 device currently available in North America. The Samsung Omnia 7 is nearly an identical phone but I've been told its more durable but unfortunately its only officially available in Europe.

    And if you're looking for software head over to I've fallen behind on reporting releases so here's the catch up - Calc Pro, Converter Pro, Scientific Calc, Guitar Suite, FreeCell, Blackjack and Ultimate Sudoku are all available now and moTweets should be for sale before the end of the week.