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4 years ago

Free Olympic Tracker from Samsung

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In case you haven’t heard, there is a huge event happening this month; an event that people around the world will be watching. No, I’m not talking about Mobile World Congress; though we (Dieter and Phil) will be there. I’m referring of course to the Winter Olympics.

Several Windows Mobile heavyweights are listed as sponsors of Vancouver 2010; one of them, Samsung, has a free application available to allow you to follow the games easily from your Windows Phone. Weather Updates, Medal Tracker, Schedule, and News are just some of the features that Samsung puts at your fingertips.

Head on over to the Samsung Vancouver 2010 site for the application (you’re looking for the “Download Wow” button in the bottom right corner).

[via Tilt Mobility]

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4 years ago

Google beefs up synchronization

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Google beefs up synchronization

Google has given their mobile synchronization a little more gusto by adding the ability to remotely wipe all data from your Windows phone, lock idle devices, and password access for each phone. These improvements are only for the Google Apps Premier and Educational customers.  So those of us who use Google Sync won't be able to enjoy these features.

Google may very well be setting the stage for businesses to choose Google Apps over the more costly Microsoft Exchange. Google has even set up a costs savings calculator on the Google Apps website.  The administrative features are also available for those using iPhones and Nokia E series phones.

Read: googlmobile.blogspot.com

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4 years ago

Treo Pro (CDMA) gets official 2016-SMS time-stamp patch

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And rounding up the dreaded SMS-2016 issue, whereby SMS messages come dated from the year 2016, is Palm with a nice patch for their CDMA Treo Pros on Sprint and Alltel.

The patch is a simple .cab file.  Just download, install and soft-reset and you should be good to go.

For those who want direct links to the .cabs, here you go.  Just click and download:

Or browse to Palm's support page for Sprint or Alltel for more information.

[Thanks, lunigma, for noticing!]

 

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4 years ago

HTC Releases Stock Tilt 2 ROM

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HTC Releases Stock Tilt 2 ROM

The essence of this site is our enthusiasm for all things Windows Mobile. A common thread among WinMo enthusiasts is the unending desire to tweak and improve the devices that use. One technique that we have mentioned multiple times, and is a very popular solution for many hard core Windows Mobile junkies is the use of custom ROMs.

The hazards of flashing your device have been documented elsewhere, but HTC has assisted in alleviating one of those dangers with the official release of the stock ROM for the AT&T Tilt 2. This ROM enables you to re-flash your hardware back to using the standard (and more importantly, supported) ROM in the event of a need of hardware or software support.

Hit up HTC’s Tilt 2 download page to get your copy.

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4 years ago

Ballmer Hosting Press Conference at Mobile World Congress, Duh

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So often in the gadget business, you know something without actually “knowing.” For example, we’ve known Windows Mobile 7 was coming for quite a while, though it is only now being confirmed. Likewise, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer making some noise at Mobile World Congress in regards to Windows Phone (potentially Windows Mobile 7) was mentioned in passing at CES (and a couple other times since then); but now it’s officially official.

According to Microsoft’s News Center, Steve Ballmer will be hosting a press conference to discuss Windows Phone at MWC. Slated for Feb. 15 -- that's next Monday -- the press conference will be streaming live and viewable from Microsoft’s Windows Phone page. After the conclusion of the press conference, an on demand version will be made available.

With as rampant as the speculation has become over WM7 and what it will or will not include, we’re not going to read much into the fact that this is only a press conference instead of a full-blown keynote. We’ll be there Monday to watch it go down.

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4 years ago

Review: MobiPDFScanner by MobiToad

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Review: MobiPDFScanner by MobiToad

Ran across an interesting Windows Mobile application the other day that turns your Windows phone camera into a document scanner. MobiPDFScanner from Mobitoad gives you the ability to convert pictures of a document into .pdf format. From there you can save or email the files, giving your camera a little more versatility.

Ease on past the break to read more about MobiPDFScanner to see if it was a hit or miss.

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4 years ago

Google introduces Buzz; Google Maps goes 4.0

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Today, Google announced its new service called Google Buzz. Think of combining Twitter, Google Latitude and Gmail and you have Buzz.

Actually, if you've been using FourSquare...it's exactly like that. We're not saying it's not nice, just it's not really new. It is certainly an interesting move on Google's part though not unexpected. In fact, Larry Dignan at ZDNet thinks Google's real target here is Microsoft's Sharepoint.

What hath Microsoft to say?

“Busy people don’t want another social network, what they want is the convenience of aggregation. We’ve done that. Hotmail customers have benefitted from Microsoft working with Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and 75 other partners since 2008.”

We're not sure pushing Hotmail (isn't it Live Mail now guys?) is the way to go, but at least they're adamant about it.  We guess.

Regardless, Windows Mobile users are the first to get this with Google Maps 4.0 which was just released this afternoon. Rejoice!

As seen from the screenshots, you can add Buzz as a Layer to your maps. It ties in nicely with Latitude for your location by bringing up popular businesses and locations of interest near you.  You can then simply select the location, write a few comments and even add a picture for others to see.  Still confused? Check out Google's own video tutorial for more info.

Overall, it's quite nice, even if it apes FourSquare and since people would rather not sign up for yet-another-service, we'll place out bets with Google.

And yes, My Location/Latitude appears to be now fixed with CDMA.

Read more on Google Buzz here.  

Download the new Google Maps for Windows Mobile at m.google.com from your Mobile Internet Explorer.

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4 years ago

Contest reminders: Interpret Developer survey, Smartphone Round Robin

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A couple of contests are wrapping up this week:

  • The Interpret Developer Survey ends this weekend. They're looking for input in regards to mobile apps. In return for a few minutes of your time, you'll be entered to win an HTC Touch Pro 2.
  • And for devs and non-devs alike, the third annual Smartphone Round Robin contest ends Thursday. If you haven't, be sure to post in one of our official Round Robin threads to be entered to win a Windows phone of your choice. We'll announce the winner on Friday.
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4 years ago

Review: Motorola HX1 Endeavor Bluetooth Headset

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Review: Motorola HX1 Endeavor Bluetooth Headset

Manufacturers of Bluetooth headsets are in an arms race of sorts in an effort to design and build a headset with the most complete noise cancellation possible. Various headsets sporting an assortment of hardware and software solutions have been marketed over the years as offering high end noise reduction and cancellation, but it has never quite been perfected.

Motorola’s latest high-end headset, the HX1 Endeavor, leverages a number of technologies to provide optimal noise cancellation and voice quality in a wide array of situations. The full review follows the break. (And you can watch TiPB's video hands-on with it at CES here.)

Pros: 
Sound Quality. Stealth Mode.
Cons: 
A little uncomfortable.
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4 years ago

TouchTwit gets bumped to v1.6

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It seems as if the Twitter-client wars have simmered down a little bit (remember when we had updates like every few weeks?), but the biggies are still dropping some changes.

In this case, TouchTwit has updated to v1.6 (the author has been busy with civil service) and there are some nice new features and fixes:

  • New notification for "new followers"
  • New notification for "unfollows"
  • Some Theme-bugs fixed
  • Lesser memory ussage
  • Lesser cpu ussage
  • Scrolling bugs on 1Ghz processors fixed
  • More->Following was modified
  • And a lot of small bugs are fixed too

Overall it seems to work quite well, although we find the background vs. foreground sync option a bit confusing and limited (only 1 hour in background?).

Still, you can't beat the graphics and that scrolling all for a very fair $1.99.  Updates can be found in the Windows Marketplace.

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4 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 89

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4 years ago

Review: H1-Touch from Luxa2

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Review: H1-Touch from Luxa2

 

One benefit of the heavy competition in the Smartphone market is the number of accessories that are designed to be generic, making them work with many products even if they were designed for one specific device. With offerings from Apple, Google, Palm, Nokia, and Microsoft; it behooves accessory manufacturers to be generic in their designs.

The H1-Touch phone holder from Luxa2 (a division of Thermaltake) does more than simply fit the description of an accessory that will work with a multitude of devices, it is designed to work flawlessly with handhelds of all shapes and sizes.

For the complete review of the H1-Touch, hit the jump.

Pros: 
High quality design. Adjustable angles.
Cons: 
Pricey. Doesn't sync or charge your phone natively.
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4 years ago

Say Hello to TiPb: The iPhone, iPod, and iPad Blog!

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4 years ago

The latest Windows Mobile 7 rumors ...

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We're a little more than a week away from likely finding out what all the Windows Phone Seven (or Windows Mobile 7, or Seven, or whatever) is all about. And that means it's time for more rumors to come crawling out of the woodwork.

After the break, let's tackle the latest batch that was seeded to a couple of sites (Mobile Tech World and PPCGeeks) and what we think of them.

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4 years ago

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Recap

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Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Recap

For those using custom ROMs, the familiarity with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 should be quite high, as folks have been using builds from this branch since last summer. But for the majority of we assume what has changed in 6.5.3 won't be as clear, so we've thrown together this little overview guide to explain.

While the changes aren't as big as say 6.1 to 6.5, Windows Mobile 6.5.3 is pretty significant, especially in the case of the UI layout, which hasn't been changed in nearly 10 years (we're looking at you Start menu). Capacitive support is also important.

The bigger point is though is this: Windows Mobile 6.5.3 represents one of the fastest Windows Mobile revisions we have seen from Redmond. After just four months from WM6.5's release, an upgrade is available to OEMs which have begun to roll it out on new devices, including the just-announced Sony Aspen.  They did this while another team is hard at work on working on their next generation OS, Windows Mobile 7.  

Far from abandoning support for this soon-to-be-legacy OS, Microsoft has ramped up development, in fact we believe there will be a Winodws Mobile 6.5.5 at some point.

Sure, for some it's too little, too late.  Fair enough. But we're still glad to see Microsoft putting all of their energy into this platform for what seems like the first time.

After the jump, we'll gloss over the change-log for WM6.5.3 ...

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