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Archive for January, 2009

Two new titles!

Posted on: January 24th, 2009 by Craig Rairdin 2 Comments

We just released two titles that will probably not be making the email schedule over the next couple of months, but I wanted to let you know about them anyway.

The NIV Study Bible Notes (2008 edition) for PocketBible for Windows

Yes, it is finally available for PocketBible for Windows thanks to our friends over at Zondervan. You can now have the NIV Study Bible Notes on your Windows Desktop as well as your Windows Mobile, Palm or iPhone.

If you have already purchased the NIV Study Bible Notes (2008 edition) for a different Laridian platform and you own PocketBible for Windows then this version will automatically be added to your download page.

If you haven’t yet purchased either the NIVSBN or PocketBible for Windows you can click the link below and get the program for $26.99 (regularly $29.99) and the notes for $11.99 (regularly $14.99).

To purchase the NIV Study Bible Notes (2008 edition) for Windows click here.

IVP New Testament Commentary: Mark

I know some of you have been waiting for this one for a while. It is available by itself or as part of the complete 20 vol collection. If you have purchased the complete collection previously you simply need to download the updated file from you download page.

We are now offering Mark (by itself) at an introductory price of $7.99. If you would like to purchase the complete set of commentaries click the platform link below to receive a 10% discount.

To purchase IVP NT Commentary: Mark by itself for $7.99 click your preferred platform: Windows | Windows Mobile | iPhone (subscription based)

To purchase the complete IVP NT Commentary set for $116.99 (regularly $129.99) click your preferred platform: Windows | Windows Mobile | iPhone (subscription based)

These discounts are available to you if you use priority code 090123BLG (already built into the links).
This priority code expires 2/23/09!

Palm Pre

Posted on: January 12th, 2009 by Craig Rairdin 16 Comments

Palm, maker of the popular Treo and Centro phones and the venerable Palm OS organizers (also known as connected organizers and the original Palm Pilot), has announced a new phone, called the Pre. You can read about it here:

If you’re into technical details, you can find some here:

While there are some nice Web pages and pre-ads (pun intended) for the Pre, there is surprisingly little information about adding programs to the Pre.

However, based on what we’ve read, this is what we “know” right now:

  1. The Pre uses a new operating system
  2. Palm will be making additional information available to developers “over the coming weeks and months”
  3. Although it’s not been expressly stated, it appears that existing Palm OS programs will not run on the Pre
  4. It will be possible to add 3rd party programs to the Pre
  5. These new Pre programs are completely new, and not based upon existing Palm OS programs
  6. These new Pre programs are more similar to Web pages than to traditional programs written in languages such as C and C++

So, if you’re a MyBible user or are hoping to be a Pre early adopter, what does this all mean? It means:

  1. You should not expect MyBible to work on a Pre
  2. You should not expect any existing Palm OS applications to work on a Pre
  3. There will be confusion about which programs work on older Palm devices and which work on the Pre
  4. No one can start working on programs designed for the Pre until Palm releases more information “over the coming weeks and months”

What do we think about the new Pre? On the one hand, it looks like another cool new phone. On the other hand, it looks like just another cool new phone. As a cool new phone, unrelated to the current Palm models except by name, it will require an investment to create a cool new program that will work on it.

As Palm releases more information about the Pre, we’ll have the information we need to evaluate if and when there might be a version of PocketBible for the Pre.

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