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27 November 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

Windows CE's 19th Birthday
Yesterday, Windows CE celebrated its 19th birthday. From its 1996 origins to its more recent demise. The operating system can if nothing else be credited for the creation of this community and the bringing together of its many thousands of users over the last 15 years.

Many have come... Continue Reading »
Published 1 week ago | Post Type: News item | 0 comments | Author: C:Amie
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 2 months 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