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5 years ago

Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 5

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 5

It's High Noon at the Software Corral, which means it's time once again to Wrangle this week's new, updated and free software for WM Professional and WM Standard.

This week we are featuring new software for WM Standard,Spb Backup Smartphone and Bubble Babble. Updated software includes FlexMail 4 and Resco Brain Games. Freeware this week is Mobile Web Server Smartphone Edition.

WM Professional new software includes Vito SMS-Chat 1.1 and Credit Cards Spending Report. Updated software includes HiConcept and Spb Backup 2.0. Freeware offers up ezyUnZIP.

Without further delay, let's get started with the Weekly Software Wrangle Week 5 now!

WM Standard: New

First up is Spb Backup Smartphone 2.0 by Spb Software House. I always recommend a backup program for your device, especially if you value your data!

Spb Backup is the ultimate backup solution for creating reserve copies of data on your Smartphone device. It creates self-extracting compressed executables, thus making backup and restore processes very simple and intuitive. You can make full, custom and scheduled backups. With Spb Backup, you'll get encryption, compression, scheduled backups and desktop PC synchronization and extracting tool.

Features: - Desktop synchronization tool - ROM upgrade mode - Device upgrade mode - Storage card backup - Customizable file restoration - Scheduled backups - Self-extracting executable backup files - Full and custom backups - Backup file compression - Backup file encryption - Desktop PC unpack tool

Get Spb Backup Smartphone 2.0 for $24.95 here.


Next up is Bubble Babble for Windows Mobile Smartphone v1.00 by Astraware. Sharpen your vocabulary skills and have some fun at the same time!

Challenge your word power with this undersea bubble-bursting brain teaser! Link together letter bubbles to form words and impress Wordsworth Smartygills - your friendly fishy host! Bubble Babble includes a fun interactive tutorial to teach you how to play with the bubbles and make words from them. Score points for each word you make. Impress Wordsworth with more complex or unusual words and he'll reward you with shiny shells for your collection!

Bubble Babble has 4 entertaining play modes which are perfect for both adults and children, for all levels of skill or vocabulary:

  • Challenge - create a set number of words against the clock,
  • Target - reconstruct the separated word from the letter bubbles,
  • Mystery - try different permutations of letters to find the hidden word,
  • Freeplay - just enjoy making words to boost your points score.

Each day Wordsworth Smartygills will tell you the Word of the Day. Make this word during play to earn a special award!

Use multiplier bubbles to enhance your points score, and get help from Stella Starfish, in her wildcard bubble! Unlock higher difficulty levels as you play - it can help you keep your brain sharp and maybe learn some interesting new words!

Features: - Link letter bubbles together to make words and score points - Full interactive tutorial to teach you how to play with the bubbles - 4 entertaining play modes: Challenge, Target, Mystery, and Freeplay - Earn shiny shell rewards for complex or unusual words to complete your collection - Helpful bonuses including Stella Starfish and multiplier bubbles

Get Bubble Babble for Windows Mobile Smartphone v1.00 for $19.95 here.

WM Standard: Updated


FlexMail v4 by Web Information Solutions, Inc. is our first updated software for WM Standard this week.

FlexMail 4 is a full-featured award-winning (2004/2005/2006/2007) Email application that works with your device's built-in Messaging client to provide the best Exchange and IMAP connectivity available on Windows Mobile! Use FlexMail to improve your ActiveSync or SMS messaging with our multiple signature support, multiple folder searches, and cross-account email copies and moves. Use FlexMail to connect with the best IMAP feature-set on Windows Mobile with easy to configure yet powerful folder settings. Set each folder to download differently, notify of new messages, and get email using PUSH use IMAP IDLE.

FlexMail 4 is a major upgrade from FlexMail 2007 and offers many huge changes. FlexMail supports reading and replying to ActiveSync/SMS/Hotmail email for basic operations or through its more powerful POP3/IMAP4 services to your email server. With support for industry standard SSL and SOCKS proxies, you can connect to almost any email provider including GMail! Use FlexMail as an adjunct to Windows Mobile Messaging or as a near complete replacement.

With FlexMail's many options you can customize your email usage much more than the Windows Mobile device Messaging allows. Receive your email via ActiveSync and respond via your POP3/IMAP4 SMTP account. Get immediate per email or per folder notifications via IMAP IDLE! Have FlexMail only hold the last 5 days of your IMAP folders. Create local folders and server folders. Synchronize by age, size, and synchronizations status on a per folder basis allowing you to get only the last 5 day's worth of email in your Inbox but the last months in your Personal folder, for example.

Get FlexMail v4 for $29.95 here.

Resco Brain Games by Resco is the next updated application this week.

If you have pain in the membrane and need to train your brain (say THAT 10 times fast!), this may be the app you want to use a few minutes each day.

In just 5 minutes a day, you can have the brain you always dreamed of. Improve your mental capabilities by testing your memory, analytical skills and calculation skills.

Concentrate more and increase your brain reflection speed with 36 brain training games. And don't forget, it will also be fun so you can exercise and enjoy it every single day!

Get Resco Brain Games for $19.95 here.







WM Standard: Freeware


Mobile Web Server Smartphone Edition v2.6 by LBETECH.LIMITED is the freeware app featured today in our Wrangle.

Worldwide Web access to photos and other files located directly on your Mobile Device. Automatically on-the-fly creates web sites from separate files with auto-generated site navigation menus, supports web templates.

Features:

  • Single file copy operations required for sharing files via Web only;
  • Automatic worldwide access from anywhere;
  • Permanent symbolic publicly available name for the Server access;
  • Automatic site-from-files(folders) generation;
  • Automatic site-navigation menu generation;
  • Customizable site generation templates;
  • Web pages from plain text files generation;
  • Sharing files from any directory;
  • File shortcut support;
  • No special configuration required;
  • No special programs required for the access;
  • Compatibility with any type of Web Browser;
  • Any types of files acceptable (from plain text to multimedia and presentation);
  • Any data structures compatible (from a single file to complex web site).

Get Mobile Web Server Smartphone Edition v2.6 for FREE right here.




WM Professional: New

Now it's time for the new WM Professional applications. First we'll take a look at ViTO SMS-Chat from ViTO Technologies.

Get threaded SMS messaging on your Windows Mobile device, even without the WM6.1 upgrade!

Features include:

THREADED SMS MESSAGING SMS-Chat organizes SMS correspondence into separate chats. It means you will have a separate chat for every contact with whom you exchange text messages. Isn't it cool? Install fully functional 2 weeks trial and learn how easy it has become to manage your SMS messaging. SMS-Chat provides familiar and conveniet look&feel of IMs.

Try SMS-Chat and find out that keeping in touch with your friends via text messages can be very easy and also a lot of fun!

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5 years ago

Verizon Treo 700wx to get Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade “This Spring or Summer”

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Sister-site TreoCentral uncovered some training slides for Palm CS reps that reveals an unexpected boon: the Treo 700wx on Verizon will be getting a free update to Windows Mobile 6 in the coming months. Nice.

Now for the “weird stuff.”

  1. There's no mention of a Sprint update (probably because they'll be wanting you to buy a Treo 800w instead, eh?)
  2. Windows Mobile 6.1 updates have started coming out and Palm is just now getting to Windows Mobile 6? What?
  3. It won't work on the Treo 700w (actually, that's not so weird, given the 700w's anemic memory problems)

Still and all, it's nice to see the old dog learn a few new tricks. We don't have any clearer release date than the one you see there in the title, but we're going to go out on a limb and say this means that Verizon lovers are going to have to wait for a period of exclusivity to end before they get their hands on the 800w. Meanwhile, you have some quality updates to the Treo to stick around for.

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Weather App Smackdown! - Week o' Weather Apps

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Weather App Smackdown! - Week o' Weather Apps

(Join us this week as George reviews 4 Weather Apps for Windows Mobile Standard and then gives them all a big smackdown on Friday. Today's entrant: The final roundup! Also, several folks have mentioned in previous articles that they like WeatherPanel, which doesn't work on Standard-Edition. We'll be bringing you a look at that app in the coming weeks)

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5 years ago

Today's forecast: Silverlighty, with a flash of the future

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Microsoft's "cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device" Flash alternative Silverlight is still pretty young in its development, but another Silverlight Mobile app demo is making the rounds, courtesy of Weatherbug, by way of Wendong.

The, well, flashy (or should we say Silverlighty?) demo, originally released in March, offers up plenty of animated, clickable goodness, with "live" conditions, local radar, an extended forecast and hour-by-hour views. And while it's a pretty big leap to go from a seamless desktop demo to actual use on mobile device, the results we've seen thus far appear promising. (And we got a kick out of the 122-degree, snowy afternoon, with the 99-mph winds.)

You can take a gander at the Weatherbug Mobile Silverlight app here on your desktop, but you'll need the plug-in to do so. (Firefox 3 betas need not apply.)

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5 years ago

Sprint: Unlimited Options For Shared Plans!

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I don't know about you, but I was originally pretty excited when Sprint first announced their Simply Everything Plans.  For $99 a month I could get unlimited minutes, data, GPS, messaging, etc...  Only to call Sprint and hanging up the phone feeling like I was being left for the cold out in left field because this was only for individual plans. If you have a shared plan for a couple members of your family you would have to pay $89 for the second line, $79 for the 3rd line, etc.. My four lines would have cost a whopping $339.96 a month!

Today Sprint FINALLY announced a huge step closer to offering a Simply Everything Plan for those who have Shared Plans!  I called Sprint to confirm if this was really for real.  Yes it is for nearly everything except unlimited minutes.  Right now with my plan I have four lines, plus extra features like GPS for a couple lines, Sprint TV, etc... so I pay around $255 a month.  With the new unlimited shared data and services for Shared Plans, I will pay around $185 with taxes included. That will be saving me $840 a year!

Here is the deal.  On June 15th...this Sunday...you can get a Talk/Message/Data Share Plan with unlimited messaging, email, mobile Web, Blackberry Internet Service, GPS Navigation, Sprint TV Premier, Sprint Music Premier, NFL Mobile, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile(SM) with 2 lines included.  But unlike the individual Simply Everything Plans you have to pick how many minutes to include with the other unlimited services for your Shared Plans.  With 1500 minutes it will cost $129.99 ($99.99 if you want to share minutes and unlimited messaging only) and with 3000 minutes is will be $169.99 ($149.99 if you want to share minutes and unlimited messaging only).  

If you want to add additional lines and only want to share minutes and messaging it will be $9.99 a month per line.  If you want to share it all it will be $19.99 a month per additional line.  I did confirm with Sprint that you cannot mix and match your additional lines options, all your additional lines have to be either the $9.99 or the $19.99 option...so you cannot have one of each.

Check out their official press release from this morning to get all the juicy details.  For those with multiple lines, this is certainly something to look at.  They even give a matrix of how their plans and pricing compare to Verizon and AT&T.  If they are accurate, Sprint is giving them a run for their money!

Since you do not have to extend your contract to switch to it, I am doing it first thing Sunday morning.  If you are the wait and see how it goes type, then keep an eye out for when I follow after a bill or two to share how it really works out.

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5 years ago

JiveTalk Beta Video

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JiveTalk Beta Video

JiveTalk recently announced it would be launching a beta for Windows Mobile. After we finished jumping up and down we decided to give it ago. What separates JiveTalk from a lot of instant messengers is definitely it's slick UI. Since the release there have been a couple updates and bug fixes making the app that much better. Here we are running the latest version and must say it

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5 years ago

HTC Not Poking the Apple Bear

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HTC Not Poking the Apple Bear

After the announcement of the iPhone 3G this week, you'd think Windows Mobile heavyweight HTC would fire back with at least some sort of Touch Diamond or Touch Pro salvo.

But in talking to Digitimes on Wednesday, CEO Peter Chou lobbed what amounts to underpowered spit wads, putting the $199 HTC Touch in the ring with Steve Jobs' latest.

The bundled prices of HTC Touch handsets in most markets in Europe as well as Japan and the US are set below US$199 in part due to subsidiaries offered by telecom carriers, said Chou, noting that mobile operator Orange offers the HTC Touch free of charge on some contracts.

Hey, the Touch - or its recently released cousin Touch Dual - is no slouch, especially at that price point (at least it was until Monday). But if you're going toe to toe with Mike Tyson, you'd want your best fighter lacing up his gloves, right?

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Asus Slaps Glide on ZX1

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5 years ago

Windows Mobile 6.1 Update for Motorola Q9h on AT&T Coming Soon...

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I've been rocking the Windows Mobile 6.1 Update on my Motorola Q9h for some weeks now and I can tell you in no uncertain terms: you want it. That said, you'll have to wait a bit before it arrives. Perhaps not too long, though. Hot on the heels of the 6.1 update for the Sprint Q9c, Motorola appears to be prepping it for the Q9h. So says Mike, who did a bit of sleuthing:

Looks like Motorola is prepping for the release of the WM 6.1 upgrade for AT&T Q9h. Although you can’t find it from the drop down boxes of their website, you can find it here
Note that the file currently being linked to is a placeholder and is not the actual update as far as I can tell. I did try to install and run it, but the software said “There is no software update currently available for your mobile phone. Please check back for new releases.”

We'll let you know when it's up for really-real so you're not spamming “refresh” on the Motorola Software Update Page. But it does appear like Moto has the infrastructure in place for a release of the 6.1 update. Threaded Text, Sliding Panels, and more await those who ....wait.

[via EverythingQ forums] ...Thanks Mike!

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5 years ago

Review: SBSH Pocket Weather - Week o' Weather Apps

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