As many of our regular users have already seen, www.ChaosHost.com has been significantly updated over the last couple of weeks. Many of these changes guide ChaosHost toward an interface similar to the local installations of our latest releases of Time & Chaos or Intellect.
One of the most requested recent changes is the ability to scroll through your longer lists of Contacts, Appointments, and other data with more than just the scroll bar. Our new look has also enabled your mouse scroll wheel to roll up and down the list. In addition, once you have clicked on a row, you can use your keyboard arrow keys to quickly move up and down these lists as well.
Here are some of the more significant updates to ChaosHost.com:
- iPad users will no longer be sent to the mobile interface automatically and will instead be greeted with the full ChaosHost.com interface which now works great through a desktop or tablet based browser.
- The Name column has been added to the Contact views. What appears in this name column (e.g. Last Name, First Name, Company) can be modified by clicking on Options and setting the Name Style preference.
- All record entry and edit screens have been revamped with tablet friendly features including a proper Group edit field, improved date pickers, and updated sliders and spinners.
- For users with a larger set of Contacts, you can now choose a default Group filter. Under Options, you can set a default Group for Contacts specifically. Once set, when you log in to www.chaoshost.com,the Contact area will be automatically filtered to only show that specific Group.
There are still more changes planned for the near future, so keep checking back here on the blog for updates!
We are celebrating our 20th year and 20th Christmas here at Chaos Software. Being in Texas, it is almost never snowy, and only sometimes icy, but always a happy time with decorations up, cookies made (and eaten), and Christmas carols on the radio.
We’ve had a great time with our new versions released this past year and we truly appreciate your support and patronage!
From Mike, Bill, David and Debbie, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
I just purchased a new Android phone, the HTC one X. No more squinting to see what is on the screen, this one is great!. Ok, now I have reset up my Chaos Host account, believe it or not it took me only 6 minutes. I know the login name and passwords (kept in Intellect) and the setup instructions were perfect, I just followed the setup instructions provided for the HTC, they described what I would see on the phone and what I should type in. Done and now syncing!
I just have to remember to keep my Contact and or Calendar database under 2000 records or I will have issues with syncing more than that amount of data over the air.
Love this syncing style as I don’t have to do anything once it is setup, I set Intellect to sync every 15 minutes and my phone syncs automatically. Now my host account, my phone, and my Intellect have the exact same data. Love it, all my information is always with me.
This is something I found fascinating and thought some of our users may find this interesting as well. Most of the clocks in my life are somehow synced with an atomic clock somewhere. Granted, this consists of my phone and computer but who needs a clock outside of these devices? This includes our own web site: www.worldtimeserver.com .
Atomic Clocks work by measuring what is essentially the vibration of excited atoms. Caesium is used in most cases but there are alternatives. Microwaves are used to excite the atoms to a specific frequency or level of vibration. The Atomic Clock checks the various caesium atoms for this vibration and when it finds them it knows things are vibrating at the right level and uses that frequency to increase time forward.
This is essentially the same thing as a pendulum clock. But microwaves are used to send the atomic pendulum moving and the pendulum is constantly checked for moving the exact right distance. Yes, the process is of course a lot more technical than this but I always find things a little easier to understand if I can picture a common equivalent.