Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Winterface updated to version 1.3

VITO Technology Releases New Version 1.3 of the Windows Mobile Bestseller - Winterface. This is a Mobile Shell comprising the options of a launcher, a task manager, and multitude of Today plug-ins. Winterface virtually replaces default interface of touch screen Windows Mobile devices and gives the user unprecedented freedom to easily lay out interface exactly the way they like it.

Winterface can now be different. You may choose either the black skin with white stylish icons or the bright one with colorful icons and 3d images.

The option that makes Winterface even more attractive is the ability to switch on or off Full screen mode. This mode allows you either to show or hide the standard top WM bar that shows the essential info like start button, time, profile, mobile operator, etc.

Another great change in Winterface is that URL favorites can now be added to the main screen not only from IE browser but also from Opera Mobile.

We have also fixed all bugs connected with SMS notifications and Weather icon.

Winterface is available for $19.95 at 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New ROM update for HTC Touch Diamond.

Don't get excited. This is not Windows Mobile 6.5 coming to the Touch Diamond. Instead it's just some improvements and fixes.
1. When you launch the Camera while the system is working on other programs, the preview screen may become black.
2. When playing a video, sometimes a portion of the video will be cut off a little bit.
3. Fixes Audio playback problem with the speaker. Specific issues: sometimes the music will turn off and on after 10 minutes, or there is a buzzing sound or no sound at all.
4. Fixes the problem of not being able to receive MMS when in standby mode.
5. When launching music via the Music tab on TouchFLO 3D, the sound may intermittently turn off for a second and come back on.
Before applying the ROM, make sure you backup your data and read carefully the installation instructions.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Google Mobile app for Windows Mobile released.

Google Mobile app is comprised of the Search engine(of course) and access to all of Google's apps like Gmail, Maps, Calendar, News etc. The application can be downloaded free of charge from Since this link points to a cab file, I suggest you download it directly to your device.

After installation, Google Mobile app adds itself to the Today screen for easy access. Start typing in the Search text box and the bar begins floating to the top of the screen.

If you are using a WM6.1 Standard device, you will need to switch from Sliding panel to a regular home screen to see Google Mobile app.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Phone - a short review

As soon as Steve Ballmer ended his speech at the Mobile World Congress, the My Phone service went live and was available as first-come-first-serve. I was lucky to get a participation code yesterday.
I wasted no time to download and install the file that lets you connect to the service and sync/backup your contacts, calendar events, music, pictures, tasks and videos to a 200mb online storage area. The allocated storage is small; I won't load my videos to My Phone.
There were no issues during the installation, except that I got an error saying "unable to connect to sync server" after I clicked sign in. I clicked again and it worked. Once logged in, you select the sync method you prefer; manual and automatic. I chose manual.  Click Next and you get the screen where you select which items to sync.
Calendar and Contacts were grayed out for me. My device was connected to an Exchange server for email sync only. But still, My Phone did not offer the option to sync Calendar and Contacts.   I deleted the Exchange account and both the Calendar and Contacts were available as items to sync. The first sync was successful and all my items were there on the site.
After the first sync, I made a couple of changes to some contacts on my device. I wanted to see My Phone's behavior when the same contact has been modified on both ends.  It appears that changes made on the device takes precedence, which makes sense. Now time to get rid of all my contacts and calendar events on the phone and see how the restore works.
On my device, I renamed PIM and rebooted my device. Sure enough, the Contacts application was empty. I opened My Phone of my device, click Sync and my data was back - So simple.
1.  Simple to use
1.  200MB????
2.  Cannot customize columns on the site
3.  Does not sync pics, videos from storage card

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6.5 at Mobile World Congress.

Microsoft unveiled Windows Mobile 6.5 today at the Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona. The new OS features a new user interface and the much awaited Internet Explorer Mobile 6. The browser is set to compete with Opera Mobile and Apple’s Safari. Microsoft posted a couple of videos of the announcement by Steve Ballmer and one about the new features of Windows Mobile 6.5 on their website.

Click on the link below to watch the videos and enjoy:

First Official webOS Programming Resource Released

Palm and O'Reilly Media have the first official programming resource for Palm's new webOS: "Palm® webOS™: Developing Applications in JavaScript Using the Palm Mojo™ Framework". You can read the first chapter for free right now at From the press release:

"The first chapter of the Rough Cuts Version of the book is currently available online for free from the Palm Developer Network at, and is scheduled to be available on the O'Reilly website Monday by 7 p.m. CET (10 a.m. Eastern). Rough Cuts is a service from Safari Books Online that provides early access to books on cutting-edge technologies prior to publication. Programmers eager to learn how to develop applications on webOS can literally read the book online as it is being written or download it as a PDF. And with Rough Cuts, readers can participate in an ongoing discussion about the book and technology. The complete book will be published upon release of Mojo, Palm's webOS software development kit (SDK)."

More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bio, and samples:
More information about the developer webcast on Feb. 25:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Opera to unveil Turbo-charged browsing at Mobile World Congress.

The Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona on February 16 to 19. On that occasion, like many other mobile players, Opera will show their latest technological innovation. So what does Opera has in store for us? The answer: faster browsing.

Opera turbo does all the processing on Opera's server before sending the data to a PC, PDA. Therefore, the display is faster and network traffic is, considerably reduced and, better yet, you save money. No matter what type of phone, old or new, or network protocol you use, you should experience a noticeable increase in speed.

For more details about Opera turbo, read the press release in the link:

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Pocket Tunes 5.0 released

If you are looking for a software that provides the best internet radio listening experience, then you must try and eventually purchase Pocket Tunes version 5.0.

This new version lets you automatically download your favorite podcast, sync iTunes with your Windows Mobile device, listen to online radio and more.

Browse to Pocket Tunes website to learn more and download a trial.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Pointui Home 2 available

Pointui released a colorful version of their user interface for Windows Mobile. The Home version is free and still in beta version. I haven't tried it yet, so I cannot tell how well it integrates with Windows Mobile. If you feel like trying it, go to To download your free copy.

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The Palm Pre has a cool inductive charging dock

The Pre is not out yet and it already has a couple of cool accessories being presented by Palm. The Touchstone inductive charging dock is one among them and probably the coolest way to recharge a device. Just drop it on the charger and a magnet positions it properly. Touchstone utilises the same technic of an electric toothbrush.

As Palm puts it on their blog, Touchstone is "Wireless. Elegant. Easy" (Wee)

Read more:

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Google Sync for Windows Mobile released

As with most Google's product, Google Sync is free and still marked as beta. The new application is intended for Windows Mobile phones only.

Google Sync lets you sync your device's Calendar and Contacts with Google's. Obviously, a Google account is needed to start using it. Besides the sync functionality, updates are pushed directly to your device.

This is possible because Google Sync uses Exchange Activesync protocol. Google warns that "when setting up a new Exchange Activesync account on your phone, all existing Contacts and Calendar events may be removed". It is crucial that a backup be made before using Google's Sync.

Google's Sync is a nice offering for those who do not have an Exchange Server account. Adding email to Google Sync would have made it irresistible though. I wonder what it takes to include Gmail in the package?

To download a free copy, point your browser to

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

50% off star gazing software

Valentine's day is coming up fast and you do not already have a gift for your lover, then you're in deep trouble. Well, don't panic - at least not yet. I have a solution for you. In short, get a good bottle of wine, a nice open space and do not forget to bring the "universe in your pocket".

Vito Technology is offering 50% off AstroNavigator which is a nice application for Windows Mobile to guide you among the stars. A great way to celebrate Valentine's day.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Follow Windows Mobile Developers group team on Twitter

Follow Microsoft's Windows Mobile Developers group team on Twitter and you could get some free software. Right now they are frequently posting one time use registration codes for various software and the first person to register the code online gets a free copy of that application.
Follow them at

Saturday, February 07, 2009

New HTC Advantage

Hello readers,

This post is just to inform you all that I received a HTC Advantage in the mail today. Feel free to ask any question about the device. I'll more than happy to respond.


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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Press-Release. New Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 Brought to Light at Mobile World Congress 2009

Here's a press release from Spb software announcing the preview of their award winning software, Spb Mobile Shell.
St. Petersburg, February 04th, 2009 - Spb Software, world's top Windows Mobile applications developer will offer a sneak preview of the new Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 at Mobile World Congress 2009. Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 sets a new standard in handset user interfaces and goes far beyond what is available on any phone today. The new software is fitted with a flexible engine for 3D animation, clever Facebook integration, kinetic scrolling, widgets, and multiple usability innovations. Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 has gained a thrilling 'wow' factor and preserved the speed and clarity of device navigation.

First presented to Beta users back in 2006, then to the open market in February of next year, Spb Mobile Shell became the world's #1 bestselling software for Windows Mobile touch-screen phones in 2007 and 2008. While the software quickly gained recognition among end-users and media, the shipment of customized versions of Spb Mobile Shell by many OEMs and carriers further inspired the mobile community. Designed to be highly flexible, with not just the end-users, but also the device manufacturers in mind, Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 offers many different levels of customization, and is a viable basis for a new generation of world-class smartphones on Windows Mobile platform.

Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 is scheduled to release to manufacturers in late February of 2009, with release to the consumer market expected to follow in late March. According to Spb Software upgrades policy all end-users, who purchase software within 90 days of a new version's release, are eligible for free upgrades.

The GSMA MWC 2009 will take place February 16 - 19, in Barcelona, Spain. Spb will also showcase the new multiplatform approach to product development, more software upgrades and releases. To arrange a meeting with Spb at booth 2B38 in Hall 2, please contact us at

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

How to easily change the font on your device

I came across this nice utility on Xda forums which was developed by Basically, it lets you easily change and import new fonts to your device. Better yet, it is possible to also change the system font and modify the size as well. i have not tested it, but I assume this utility will prove handy to those who are visually impaired. Again this is just an assumption as I have not tried the application yet.

ING Change Font can be downloaded free from

Monday, February 02, 2009

Watch a video of the Mozilla Fennec Alpha

Pocketnow managed to get their hands on the Alpha version of Mozilla's upcoming browser for Windows Mobile devices. According to Brandon Miniman, the author, it is very unstable and difficult to use. But the alpha version offers some nice glimpse of features that should be implemented in the final version.
Check out the video here.

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