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04 October 2015

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HPC:Factor is an online community of users who share a common interest in the legendary, yet legacy Microsoft Handheld PC platform and in its underlying operating system Microsoft Windows CE.


Handheld PC News

Softmaker Office 2016
From Textmaker 2002 to Softmaker Office 2016 by Rich Hawley

It has been a long voyage from Textmaker 2002 to now...Windows CE has become just a past memory for Softmaker...yet still they make great products, even if not for Windows CE.

I just received... Continue Reading »
Published 3 weeks ago | Post Type: Announcement item | 0 comments | Author: Rich Hawley
10 Years of Banter
On this day in history... 10 years ago to the day in fact, we went live with the Handheld PC Community forums here on HPC:Factor.

10 years later, they are still here and, while perhaps not as busy as they once were, they are still being used - and... Continue Reading »
Published 1 year ago | Post Type: Community item | 8 comments | Author: C:Amie
nPOPuk 3.03 released
If you are user of the nPOPuk e-mail client then a new update is ready and waiting for you over at the nPOPuk website.

The new release, version 3.03 continues to expand the feature set of the program with the highlight of the release being a new message filter... Continue Reading »
Published 1 year ago | Post Type: News item | 0 comments | Author: C:Amie
The Register asks 'Where's my 21st-century Psion?'
The Register's Liam Proven has posted a new article on one of the so called forgotten form factors of technology.

Titled, "Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-centry Psion? Forgotten form factors #2: The Handheld PC", the article takes a road trip through the history of keyboard equipped devices -... Continue Reading »
Published 1 year ago | Post Type: News item | 2 comments | Author: C:Amie
Automatic Windows 8.1 Live Tile now available
If you are a Windows 8.0 or 8.1 user and need an excuse to get your HPC:Factor fix that little bit quicker in the morning, we have some good news.

In addition to the existing Windows 7 (and 8.0/8.1) taskbar pinning support for the site, you can now add... Continue Reading »
Published 1 year ago | Post Type: Announcement item | 1 comment | Author: C:Amie
Innobec Technologies releases SideWindow 1.02 as Exemptionware
Just like the best of London busses, you wait a fortnight and suddenly two come along at once.

In the second of todays exciting Exemptionware announcements, the team at Innobec Technologies ( have very kindly agreed to release their SideWindow product to the community under the Exemptionware license.Continue Reading »
Published 1 year ago | Post Type: Community item | 1 comment | Author: C:Amie