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5 years ago

Flexilis: Security for your WM Device

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Flexilis: Security for your WM Device

Flexilis is offering what they're pitching as a comprehensive security solution for our Windows Mobile devices. According to John Hering, Flexilis CEO, the application is "the easy way to keep your phone safe." The application includes various modules such as anti-virus, hacker protection, data backup, lost/stolen protection, and SMS anti-spam. The loss/stolen protection sounds interesting where you are capable of remotely accessing your WM Device and locate your device or wipe it clean.

What you'll find on your average Windows Mobile device can range from Aunt Helen's family recipes to bank account information. While I don't think fighting SMS Spam ranks real high, protecting that data if the device is lost does. We're still more than a little dubious about the necessity of anti-virus on Windows Mobile, but if you feel like you need it, the additional features being tossed here do make for a nice package.

The application is still in the BETA stages and if you're interested in being a test subject, Flexilis is looking for 100 Windows Mobile users to test the application out. If you're feeling adventurous, you can sign up here.

[via Pocketnow]

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5 years ago

Top 5 Reasons Twitter Beats SMS (and Vice Versa)

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A few Twitter-related things have cropped up recently that have swirled up into a perfect-micro-blogging storm for yours truly. The first is that Mike Temporale at Mobile Jaw recommended pocketwit, an excellent Twitter client for Windows Mobile. By the end of this article, I hope you've downloaded the software and installed it, because it's my go-to Twitter client and rivaled only by desktop clients in speed, UI, and convenience. Sincerely, pocketwit is great. (Minor Update: I tend to prefer ceTwit on Windows Mobile Standard devices)

The second is that Engadget Mobile pointed us to this NYTimes article that confirms what I've often ranted about on the Podcast: there's no good reason for text message rates to keep going up as they are, because the more text messages that get sent (and they're getting sent in record numbers), the less each particular text message costs the carriers. In fact, it's even more egregious than your typical economy of scale, because the technology behind SMS is so wildly scalable that they basically cost next to nothing for carriers to transmit -- it uses a “control channel” that has to be open anyway. So basically the only cost to carriers is making sure the buggers get sent correctly and while I don't want to say that's nothing, it's definitely not something that needs to increase in cost as the number of text messages rise.

The third, well, was that I was back home for the holidays and found Twitter to be an excellent replacement for SMS amongst the people that use Twitter.

So read on to see why I think Twitter is better than SMS and what you can do to start using it.

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5 years ago

FuzeBerry Theme for TouchFlo 3D

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FuzeBerry Theme for TouchFlo 3D


One thing I like about Windows Mobile devices is the ability to customize the appearance to match your personality and tastes through themes. The one thing that I can live without is the gray color scheme of the AT&T Fuze. To call it drab is an understatement. Fortunately, with the introduction of the Touchflo 3D interface it was only a matter of time before someone figured out a way to easily customize Touchflo’s appearance and add a little spice to the Fuze’s appearance.

Enter MobileMatt.net where you can find Touchflo 2D, 3D, Touch Command and Windows Mobile themes. Touchflo 3D users take particular note of the Touchflo 3D skin. MobileMatt just posted the 3D Skin (Fuzeberry) v3.0.2 in our forums and adds a few extras to Touchflo including a Calendar, Call History, and Comm Manager Tab. The Skin will accept any wallpaper for the background to add more customization. The Skin does require .NET CF which is downloadable from the website. It's a theme that's similar to the BlackBerry wireframe themes, which we point out here in the spirit of the Smartphone Round Robin -- maybe it will make Kevin like TouchFlo a bit more.

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast, Episode 2

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WMExperts Podcast, Episode 2

We're back a little later than we'd like, but we'll nail this puppy down eventually. This week I'm talking a bit about the Sprint Touch - specifically how Sprint managed to ruin TouchFLO by adding their own applications that feel like they're little more than attempts to pull more money out of you. Fortunately, there are ways to customize the TouchFLO cube on the Sprint Touch. They come to us courtesy of PPCGeeks. Links after the break!

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast, Episode 4

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WMExperts Podcast, Episode 4

In this week's podcast, Dieter takes another look a the BlackJack II - part of his ongoing love it / hate it / love it saga with the device -- this time with with the added bonus of a bum unit that needs replacing.

Read on for some brief show notes and links about the BlackJack II!

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast, Episode 6

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WMExperts Podcast, Episode 7

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WMExperts Podcast 8 - Windows Mobile 6.1 and CTIA

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WMExperts Podcast 8 - Windows Mobile 6.1 and CTIA

This week we discuss what's new in Windows Mobile 6.1 and what was great at the CTIA conference (Namely the Xperia X1). Special guest this week too! Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry.com joins us to talk about his impressions of Windows Mobile from the BlackBerry perspective. You want to listen to this, you know you do.

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast 11 - HTC Rumors Galore

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WMExperts Podcast 11 - HTC Rumors Galore

This week we review a bunch of rumored upcoming devices from HTC and others, talk about taking better camera phone shots, and read your emails. Listen in!

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast 12 - Battery Life on your WM Device

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This week, another podcast with a theme recommended by a listener. rdecker responded to our Twitter question and suggested we chat a bit about battery life -- so that's exactly what we did. Listen in for tips and tricks for extending the battery life of your Windows Mobile device.

Of course, the best source for this is HobbesIsReal's excellent How To: Extend Battery Life on your Windows Mobile device.

Shoot us an email at podcast@wmexperts.com with a question for next week's full podcast. Better yet, leave us a voicemail: 866-904-5882 x222.

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast 13 - HTC Diamond, Treo 800w, and Your Emails

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Rumors and new devices this week: the HTC Touch Diamond, the Treo 800w, and more. Plus: a whole heapin' helpin' of listener emails. Plus - there's an “announcement” at the very end that you'll want to hear. Listen in!

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast 15 - Treos and Emails

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WMExperts Podcast 17 - Verizon Alltel, Rumored Devices, Emails

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WMExperts Podcast 18 - Q9e, iPaq, and that "other Smartphone"

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WMExperts Podcast 19 - Strange Rumors, Surprising Devices, Push Email

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This week Mal and Dieter look over some of the strange rumors that have popped up in the past days, preview some unexpected Windows Mobile smartphones that are coming out, and overview the different options for getting push email. Listen in!

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