Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tips: How to select multiple Contacts for deletion?

This tip applies to Pocket PCs only. Multiple selection of Contacts is not built into Windows Mobile. Therefore, multiple deletion is not possible. With PPCContactsMgr v1.6, it is now possible to do that and beam several contacts or add them at once to the SIM card. This application is, you will agree, a must have. One missing feature though is the ability to send emails or SMS to multiple contacts. Download PPCContactsMgr v1.6 at http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-ppccontactsmgr-v1-6.html.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

WM6 upgrade available for Samsung i600

Known in the United States as the Blackjack, the i600 is one of the few devices to get the Windows Mobile 6 uppgrade. Samsung has chosen to release the upgrade in Russia and the Netherlands first and the others will follow soon. To learn more, go to www.samsungmobile.com/i600. Of course, still no upgrades from HTC.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Camera patch for HTC Touch released

If there is a delay before the camera, Send, Delete and View icons appear after recording a video, log in to http://member.htc.com/member/login.aspx And download the patch.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Turn your phone into a webcam

www.warelex.com, has released a new application for our devices that turns them into a portable webcam. The software consists of a clent application for the device and a PC driver that can receive video feeds from a web camera including Skype, Yahoo, AOL, etc. A trial version is available and limits connections to 5 minutes and lasts one week.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tips: How to change the font color of the Today screen?

A lot of devices uses white as the default font color on the Today screen. It's not a problem as long as the background utilizes a "heavy" color. It does become problematic when using a picture as background because Windows Mobile will reduce the color to something that looks like gray. Thus, reading the Today becomes a strain for the eye.
There is a registry key that can be modified to change the font color to something else than white. This must be done after having modified the background.
In the registry go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Color\4. Change the value to "00 00 00 00" for black or "00 00 FF 00" for blue.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Monday, July 23, 2007

PC World publishes top 10 cell phone-PDAs

PC World has published a list of their top 10 devices actually on the market. RIM Blackberry Curve tops the list followed by two Windows Mobile powered devices from T-Mobile, namely the Wing and the Dash. Note that the list contains 4 devices powered by Windows Mobile and the other two are the Blackjack (6) and the Cingular 8525 (7). The iPhone is ranked fifth. Not a single Palm's device made it to the list though. Check out PC World website to learn more about the test and while you're there, bookmark this page: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,125397-c,pdacellphonehybrids/article.html

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

MobilePlanet starts selling HTC S630

Having used the HTC S620 for sometime, I can tell it's a great device and, better yet, HTC has announced a free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6. If you're looking for a even better device, then consider the HTC S630. By the look of it, it's just an amazing device. The S630 is similar to S620 except that it is "Operated by a powerful 400 MHz processor, the Cavalier keeps you connected easily with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and 3.5G HSDPA. Measuring only 13.5 mm, this slim device has a built-in high speed 802.11 b/g WiFi connection, while supporting quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and WCDMA UMTS/HSDPA." Trust me, this is the device you want in your pocket.
Mobile Planet has it for $564.95, while Networkingrus has it for $559.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tips: Some appointments do not sync

I'm a member on some forums and very often I came across threads where users are having issues synchronizing some appointments from the device to the PC.
You will certainly agree that this is weird while the other appointments get synchronize properly.
I've figured out this is happening because those appointments that are not synchronizing are recurring events and they do not contain and end date. Set the end date and it will sync properly. This solution worked each time I answered to similar queries across the different forums I'm a member of.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Access your PC using Mobile Media Center

Mobile Media Center 2.5 Beta lets you access all the contents stored on your PC through a mobile phone. Check out the Support page on their website for info on how to install. The software is available as a free download at www.mobilemediacentre.nl/en/registration/

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone

Post to Del.icio.us plug-in for PIE

You can now post to your Del.icio.us right from Internet Explorer Mobile. A new Post to Del.icio.us option is added to PIE menu. Developed Dale Lane, the plug-in can be downloaded on his blog at Http://Dalelane.co.uk.

Via Http://Blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan/

Tips: Disable SMS Sent Notification

For some users, the notification that pops up after each SMS is sent is simply annoying. There is a way to disable that notification and a registry tweak is required. Therefore be careful.
Fire up your registry editor and go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Inbox\Settings. Create an new Dword value and name it "SMSNoSentMsg" with a value of 1. Set it to 0 if you wamt to re-enable it. If you do not see the Settings key, just create a new key and name it Settings. Test it; no more Message Sent notification.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

O2 releases WM6 upgrade for O2 Xda Trion

O2 Germany has released a Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for its Xda Trion, also known as HTC Hermes. Obviously, this rom language is in German. Still no releases from HTC yet. Only if you have the Xda Trion, visit http://member.htc.com/ruudownload/O2wm6sncheck.aspx.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Free: Contact Manager (with a nice GUI)

Contact Manager is a nice utility that will replace the default Contacts manager on your pdaphone. Besides being free, it can be used with fingers. The buttons are big enough that there's no need to pull out the stylus. Visit PocketCM to download your free copy.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mobile Search V2 released

This new version includes "improved navigation, cache, movie searching, GPS, Traffic reporting and more". A beta version for the Blackberry can be downloaded by visiting http://wls.live.com. In fact all downloadable version of the software is available at the link above. If you prefer using your builtin web browser instead of the rich client application, point your browser to http://m.live.com/.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Foxit, a new pdf reader for smartphone announced

Foxit Reader for Windows mobile, is a small program that claims to load pdf files faster than any software on the market. The download size of the file itself is "less than 1MB". A trial version is available for download at www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/mobile/winmobile.htm. Note that the smartphone version is not available yet.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Tips: Add a new currency to Windows Mobile

By default, the Currency tab in Regional Settings has only the Dollar and Euro as currency. This list can be modified to include more currencies. However, not all currencies have symbols. Take the rupee for example (the rupee is the unit of money in Mauritius), it is represented by "Rs.". Let's add Rs. to the currency list for use in Excel Mobile for example.

On your device, click Start - Settings - System - Regional Settings - Currency tab.

Tap to select the Currency Symbol dropdown list.

Using the on screen keyboard, tap Rs. or your currency and tap enter.

You have just set your unit of money as the default currency on your device.

Press the triangle in the Currency Symbol Drop down list and you will notice that two arrows have been added.

Click on them to move up and down and you will see the $ and € including the one you've added.

To verify that Rs. is indeed the default currency, open Excel Mobile and enter a number in any cell.

Tap and hold on the cell that contains the number until a menu appears and select Format Cells.

Tap the Number tab. Select Currency from the Category list and the sample displays the new default currency.

This tip applies to Windows Mobile Pocket PC edition and Smartphone Edition.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Free: iPhone like keyboard for Pocket PC

Download this free utility at Http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=296455
Make sure you follow the instructions avalable on the page.

Free podcast manager

BeyondPod is free, open source, RSS feed reader and podcast manager (podcatcher) for Microsoft Smartphone and Pocket PC. Using BeyondPod you can subscribe for RSS feeds, read the feed content, download and listen to associated podcasts (enclosures) directly on your mobile device.
BeyondPod also provides a convenient way to play downloaded podcasts using a built in media player with features like configurable "TiVo style" commercial skip, tracking of played time, easy cleanup of played
podcasts and many others.

Download here <http://www.smartphone.net/software_detail.asp?id=3506>

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

PeekPocket: Detect and easily connect to wifi networks

Here's a nice utility that, when launched, detects wifi networks and lets you easily connect to them. Go to Http://dzolee.blogspot.com/ And download your free copy. Unzip the file directly on your pda and run the e
exe file.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

New version of PocketDOS available (v1.12.1)

PocketDOS is a powerful virtual PC software environment for your pocket computer that allows you to run a DOS operating system and have instant access to many DOS applications* on your pocket computer, whilst simultaneously allowing the use of the pocket computer's native applications. PocketDOS also allows DOS applications to access serial ports, built-in modems, infrared ports, bluetooth devices, removable storage disks, touchscreens and shared network resources, and allows file sharing between the pocket computer's native applications and DOS

What is new in this version?
- Adds support for Pocket PC Phone Edition devices with square screens
- Adds support for custom, OEM or vertical market devices
- Improved support for USB keyboards
- Improved video BIOS compatibility
- Minor bug fixes and improvements

Download a demo copy at http://www.pocketdos.com

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

OctroTalk : All-in-One IM platform

Here's another IM platform that brings together the most popular Instant messaging engine like MSN, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and Google Talk. OctroTalk supports full voice integration and works well over Gprs/Edge/Cdma/wifi/bluetooth.
Go to www.octro.com/index.php For your free download.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Who Needs an iPhone dot com?

Someone who really loves the iPhone has started developing an application to port the iPhone interface to Windows Mobile. Unlike the basic copies we've seen so far, the developer is really serious about it and committed to develop "the interface piece by piece". As stated on the site "this project is not to duplicate the iPhone interface...we just want to take some of the principles of that interface and bring them to Windows Mobile users!"
If you want to beta test the interface, go to www.whoneedsaniphone.com.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Asus releases WM6 upgrades

Asus is second, Eten was first, to release free Windows Mobile 6 upgrades for the A626, A686 and A696. The upgrades are available for download at http://support.asus.com/download/Download.aspx. Still no word from HTC so far. I've been told they are still weeks away to the release. It's a shame...

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Tips: Selecting non-contiguous emails

It is possible to make multiple selection of emails in Outlook Mobile. To be able to do so really renders the cleaning up of the inbox fast and easy. For a non-contiguous selection, simply tap on the "CTL" key on the on-screen keyboard and select, with a single tap, the emails you want to delete or move. This is it.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Automatic internet setup with HTC Network Wizard

If you happen to travel often, you must certainly have experienced the situation where you had to switch sim card in order to avoid roaming fees. Where this becomes a pain, is when you have to configure your phone with new internet settings. Easily said than done, since this can
get very technical. HTC has come up with the network wizard; a tool that will automatically setup your device for internet connectivity. Network Wizard is available on HTC branded phones only. So far, it's available for the HTC S710 only. Hopefully, this nice utility will make it to other devices too. Check out
Http://msmobiles.com/news.php/6507.html for a short review. If you own a HTC S710, then head over to http://www.europe.htc.com/support/software/htcs710.htmlto download your
free copy.

Posted on the go using a Dell Axim X5 with a foldable keyboard.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tips: Switch the clock from digital to analog

Did you know that the clock at the top of your screen on your pda can be switched to analog? To do that, simply tap and hold on the clock and a menu will appear where you can choose to do the switch. The analog clock is difficult to read at a glance though.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Pocket Quicken now available for Smartphones

Looking for an effiecient way to manage transactions, track exchange rates and more, then give Pocket Quicken a try. A 30 day trial is available at https://www.landware.com/pocketquicken/wmsp/

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 Smartphone

SPB Software House releases SPB Wallet

Spb Software House, the leading Windows Mobile software developer, releases Spb Wallet, a safe, secure and convenient storage for all your important information.

Windows Mobile is designed for working with emails, PIM data and documents. But there is a need for working with the fourth type of information. Spb Wallet provides a structured secure storage for personal information like passwords, credit cards, serial numbers, and accounts. Synchronization with the desktop companion provides a seamless user experience on both a PC and a Windows Mobile device.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Orchid Shortcut - Program Launcher for Smartphone

Pocket PC users have a large pool of software launchers to pick from. Smartphone users, on the other hand, do not have the same choice and are left with a simple Most Recently Used Programs at the top of the screen. If you're looking for a launcher, then try Orchid Shortcut. With it you'll be able to access you applications right from the home screen. It also clutters your screen though. I'm better off without it.


Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Chapura releases CallstoJournal

Ever wanted to keep track of your calls, sync the logs to Outlook and link each log to the corresponding Outlook Contacts. This is now possible with Cahapura's CallToJournals, which uploads call log to Outlook Journal. CalltoJournal is compatible with Smartphone and Pocket PC Phone edition of Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Go to www.Chapura.com to learn more.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.

Monday, July 02, 2007

FlashDash: Flash enabled your Today screen

Flashdash enables you to animate your Today screen with animated themes on any screen resolution. For this to work, Macromedia Flash Player for Pocket PC is required on the device. You can download it at http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flash/pocket_pc/ppc_installers/install_fp6_ppcax_en.exe.

Flashdash is available for download at www.gigabytesol.com/flashdash.htm. This software is sold at $19.95. Try it first before buying.

Posted on the go using my superb HTC S620 smartphone.