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Can the Chinese x86 sub-netbook really be a Handheld PC killer?
30 March 2020

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Exploiting H/PC Pro 3.0 - Windows CE's unseen legacy
Most users of computing devices seldom giving the very real need to understand application security much credence. The same is true for most Windows CE users, who, since 1996 have without much more than a second glance consumed tools, apps and utilities from the Internet without much thought to the... Continue Reading »
Published 1 month ago in News
C:Amie · 2 comments
Mirror mirror on the wall...
It's a new year in the Handheld PC community, so what better way to kick of the new decade than with a new home page poll here on HPC:Factor!

In the new poll, we are asking you which version of Windows CE you think was the best? This can of course... Continue Reading »
Published 2 months ago in Community
C:Amie · 1 comment
GPD MicroPC Handheld Computer Review
The reign of Windows CE may be long-since over, but that doesn't mean that there aren't pretenders lurking in the shadows waiting to steal the Handheld PC's crown. The GPD MicroPC is a curiously designed, if not down right quirky full Intel x64 contender for a 2019 sub-netbook device. Boasting... Continue Reading »
Published 8 months ago in Reviews
C:Amie · 3 comments
UsedHandhelds.com Handheld PC Software & Resource CD - it's still great!
Some of our older readers might remember my 2007 review of the UsedHandhelds.com “The Great Handheld PC Software & Resource CD 2007”.

At the time of the review, the resource CD cost $99.90 USD (£77.50 GBP), which represented good value for the software that was included. Back in 2007, this was... Continue Reading »
Published 9 months ago in News
C:Amie · 8 comments
Microsoft gets in on running Windows CE apps on Windows 10
We reported yesterday on news that independent developer Yaroslav Kibysh's had created a Windows CE Compatibility Layer which allows Windows CE applications to be executed natively on Windows 10.

Thanks to a tip in a post on BetaArchive from forum member AlphaBeta, it seems that Microsoft themselves are getting... Continue Reading »
Published 10 months ago in News
C:Amie · 2 comments
Run Windows CE Applications... on Windows!
Have you ever woken up in the morning and thought "you know what, I'd like to run Windows CE apps on my PC"?

Yaroslav Kibysh (aka feel-the-dz3n) has!

Yaroslav has created a modification process which creates an interpreter stub file that will sit between your Windows CE executable and the Windows NT... Continue Reading »
Published 10 months ago in News
C:Amie · 4 comments