Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tips: How to copy Appointments in Outlook?

There are two ways to do this. I'll start with the easiest one which is to simply right click on your Calendar and select Copy Calendar from the menu and choosing the location of your choice in the Copy Folder dialog box. This solution actually copies the folder and its content and puts it as a subfolder in the location that you chose.
The second solution lets you copy the Calendar data only. Since your appointments are scattered throughout your calendar, it's not possible to select all of them like you would do for Contacts. All you need to do is group your appointments together to be able to select them all. Just change the view to All Appointments. Open your Calendar in Outlook and click View - Current View and check All Appoinments. Then use your keyboard and press Ctrl+A to select all and click Edit - Copy. This also works with Contacts , Email,and Tasks.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

IR transfers CD in seconds

A Japanese lab is working on a new Infrared technology with transfer speed of up to 1Gbps according to Digital World. That is 250 times faster than the actual technology. "The new IR method relies on swapping the old LED for a new semiconductor laser that can 'blink' far faster than any diode." HTC has long removed IR from their devices for faster bluetooth and wifi. They will most likely reconsider their decision now with the revival of infrared. Read more at

Monday, January 28, 2008

Tips: How to show/hide SIM contacts?

I've blogged about this sometime ago and posted about modifying a registry to achieve that. There is a much easier way to do that. Especially if one is not comfortable with editing the registry. By the way this is not recommended.
To Show/hide the SIM contacts, go to Start - Settings - Phone - Call Options. Check/uncheck Show SIM contacts and click Done. Easy.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tips: Is it possible to set a default category?

No this is not possible. However, if you need to enter some appointments with a specific category already set, use the filter tool. For example, let's say you need to create 10 new appointments with Business set as the Category. Open the Calendar and click Menu - Filter - Business. The Calendar will display every appointments with Business as Category. Now, click New to create an appointment and scroll down to the Categories field and notice that Business has been selected by default based on the Filter. This is quite a nice workaround when making multiple entries in the Calendar, Tasks and Contacts on a Pocket PC.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spb Finance 2.8 released

New features:

- Synchronization with Microsoft Money on Windows Vista
- Support of Microsoft Money 2008

Spb Finance 2.8 can be downloaded here:

WM6 for U.S. Blackjack available

If you are in the U.S. And own a Samsung Blackjack, then head over to To download the ROM upgrade to Windows Mobile 6. Make sure you backup your data and follow the instructions in the link above.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Zumobi to be distributed with Windows Mobile

Zumobi announced a deal with Microsoft whereby the software will be integrated into Windows Mobile: "Under terms of the business agreement, Microsoft will distribute the award-winning zooming user interface and mobile widget platform with Windows Mobile." Read more at

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Phoneweaver version 1.2 released

This new version includes a new counter that displays the number of new emails, SMS/MMS, missed calls and Voice mails directly on the Today screen. Other features are Profile icons, New Today layout and a Advanced command line tool.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Free Slide 2 View utility

This new free utility has been posted on Xda Developers forum. Slide2View allows for viewing pictures without the stylus and is thus intended for Pocket PCs. Download at

Resco releases Keyboard Pro v5

This new version allows for fast typing with or without the stylus. Indeed, the keys are big enough to be used with the thumb. Among the features are the Preview and Correction modes so the user types what is really intended; three numeric layouts and a "Writing calculator"; 20 national keyboard layouts and skins. Keyboard Pro has a 7 day trial that can be downloaded at

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New technology to supplant Ion lithium batteries

Angstrom Power Inc. Has developed and tested a new technology to power mobile devices with twice "the run-time of batteries and with recharge times on the order of 10 minutes." Simply put, Angstrom solution uses Hydrogen. Dubbed Angsrtom EverOn, will be available commercially in 2010.
This is good news as it promises to make our beloved device work longer with a short recharge time. Read more at

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tips: Move to the next message

Yesterday, a former Blackberry user newly converted to Windows Mobiles asked if it was possible to move to the next message without having to close a message and go back and open a new one. Such a feature is available on the Blackberry, of course.
Here is how it works in Windows Mobile. Simply use the D-pad to navigate from one message to another. Pressing the right side of the D-pad opens the next message. The left side takes you back to the previous message. When you reach the end of your Inbox, it automatically takes you to the next account on your device.
Use your D-pad to move up or down; or to navigate through your messages quickly and easily.

Friday, January 11, 2008

SBSH Pocket Weather 2.0 released

Weather forecast - Enjoy complete weather forecast details for unlimited world-wide locations directly to your Windows Mobile Smartphone device! 10 day forecast, winds, sunrise/set times, humidity and much more!

Facade Integration - Special integration with the latest Facade 1.4 release! View weather forecast details embedded within Facade Schedule tab display as part of your daily agenda overview!

WeatherConsole - The most powerful weather solution for users on the move, providing access to advanced weather information such as current/detailed METAR conditions, raw METAR/TAF data, compare views and more!

Costom Layout Scripting - Choose your weather display with a set of pre-defined layouts and create new custom layouts using custom layout technolegy, allowing to create endless new weather layouts! In addition, PocketWeather is shipped with a professional set of weather icons design!
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Free: NewsGator Go!

NewsGator announced that all of its RSS readers are now available free for download on their website at Go for it and remember to add Pocket PC Mauritius to your RSS feeds.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Pocket Informant 8 released

Pocket Informant is a powerful PIM manager. Version 8 introduces features that allows moving around using the finger. Therefore, Pocket Informant has a new less cluttered interface. Of course there are loads of other features that you can find out at Http://

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Handmark to acquire Astraware

Both companies announced the deal yesterday in a press release. "The acquisition of Astraware will reinforce the position of Handmark as the leading developer and publisher of high-end smartphone titles". Paul Reddick, Handmark CEO, said: "We recognize the genius of the mobile gaming pioneers who created Astraware and welcome them to the Handmark family".

Beta: Yahoo Go! 3.0

Yahoo has made Yahoo! Go 3.0 beta available on their website at Before you go there, be aware that it does not run on Windows Mobile devices yet. Only Blackberrys and Nokias are supported.
This new version lets you add and remove widgets and will include MTV News, MySpace and eBay.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

What Windows Mobile 7 will be like?

InsideMicrosoft has a great article about the upcoming version of Windows Mobile. There are also a lot of pictures that shows that Windows Mobile is moving in the right direction. Windoww Mobile 7 will use motion gestures. Read more at

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Free: Keyswop for remapping softkeys

I come across several requests on varuois forums abou the ability to remap the softkeys on Windows Mobile devices. While this is possible through modofication of the registry, there is an easier way to do that using KeySwop. A cool and free application that can be downloaded at
This is much safer way of remapping the softkeys.

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