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  • Blog Post: Trinket Software release 'Do Not Disturb'

    These guys are churning out some great apps! The latest is Do Not Disturb that will automatically reject callers based on the profile you set on your device! You can set your phone to reject calls based on number, contact or categories! You can try the Beta HERE
  • Blog Post: Skype 2.5 Beta released for Windows Mobile

    Skype have just released a new Beta of their VOIP/IM solution for Windows Mobile.  It’s available for both Pocket PC/Professional and Smartphone/Standard devices. There aren’t too many details on what 2.5 offers apart from improved sound quality and better stability. If you are a Skype user you...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh Updates for Mobile, Mac and Desktop

    I personally think Live Mesh is one of the coolest things to come out of Microsoft recently. It allows me to keep all my Laptops, PCs and Mobile Devices in Sync. The Live Mesh team has just released a number of updates for the Mobile, Mac and Desktop clients . You will automatically be prompted to...
  • Blog Post: Communicator Mobile 2007 R2

    Not the most compelling of product names but Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 is almost due to be released to customers. The original Communicator Mobile client allowed you to interact through IM and presence with your co-workers and any organisation or public service with which you were federated.  ...
  • Blog Post: GPS.SOS - Don't Panic

    This is a neat application that will send your location via a Text Message to a pre-determined telephone number in case of a problem.   If the recipient is using a Windows Mobile device it will even allow them to open a map up directly from their device. You can download the application from...
  • Blog Post: Facebook Panels, Live (and more) for Sony Ericsson X1

    If you are a Facebook addict (like me sadly) and you have a Sony Ericsson X1 device then you can now download a new Panel for the X1 interface to allow you to stay (even more) connected to your Facebook contacts. Sony Ericsson announced details of this yesterday and with it you can: Get an entirely...
  • Blog Post: txtForward

    This is a great application that allows you to forward any incoming text messages to an email address from your Windows Mobile device. You could also use this to backup your text messages by forwarding them to your email account. You can download the application either from HERE or just got to http:...
  • Blog Post: Fake Call and Power SMS get updated

    CJ just pinged me to tell me that he’s updated two of my favourite applications Power SMS and FakeCall! PowerSMS v1.3 now has Calendar integration for Auto Reply, so it can automatically turn on and off based on your schedule. When your Calendar is Busy, it will turn ON. When it is free, tentative or...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh for Windows Mobile

    Announced this week at PDC was the Windows Mobile Live Mesh client.  If you aren’t familiar with Live Mesh then you are probably missing out on one of the coolest pieces of Microsoft technology in a long long time! Live Mesh is a software as a service platform that enables PCs and other devices...
  • Blog Post: Backup Solution Comparisons

    One of my colleagues discovered his great comparison of the 3 major backup solutions for Windows Mobile available.  The article on MyTodayScreen.com   compares Resco, SPB and Sprite Backup outlining their key features and benefits. I won’t ruin the article by sharing the result but if you are...
  • Blog Post: Bluehoo launched at PDC

    I’ve blogged about this before, hinting at this new mobile application for social networking.  Bluehoo was officially launched yesterday at PDC in LA! Bluehoo is a mobile app that helps you make new social connections with the people around you - for business or for please. Bluehoo uses Bluetooth...
  • Blog Post: Sync your WIndows Mobile device with your Mac

    If you use a Windows Mobile device and own an Apple Mac then you might want to take a look at SyncMate.  It allows you to synchronize Favorites, Contacts, Calendar, Notes in mobile device with their the Mac equivalents Bookmarks, Address Book, iCal, Stickies on Mac OS. You can share Internet, manage...
  • Blog Post: Fake Call Beta

    Come on – admit it – we’ve all been there – stuck in a dull meeting just hoping someone ‘important’ would call to help you escape the monotony….. Well the guys who wrote PowerSMS have come up with a great solution called Fake Call… it’s in Beta right now but will allow you to setup a ‘Fake Call’ from...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Geo – Sat Nav for the Visually Impaired/Blind

    One of my colleagues who is blind forwarded me this solution which provides a Satellite Navigation solution for the visually impaired/blind. With Mobile Geo, you can pinpoint your location, learn about the points of interest (POIs) in your immediate vicinity, plan a route between specified points of...
  • Blog Post: Phone Recovery

    Faber Nitor have released a solution for Windows Mobile that if you have your phone stolen it will automatically send you the thief’s mobile phone number and SIM card ID when they try and use the phone with their SIM card! It does this by automatically recognising that an authorised SIM has been placed...
  • Blog Post: Web Messenger Alerts for Windows Mobile

    This is a pretty cool utility that allows you to set a series of rules on your device for incoming SMS and Email messages. Your device will allow you to do things such as: • Inbound Email Alerts - Define custom alert rules for email based on one or more attributes (including contacts, subject...
  • Blog Post: Make your Touch Pro or Diamond into a mouse!

    This is a pretty cool application that allows you to turn your HTC Touch Pro or Diamond into a Mouse like the Logitech MX Air You can download the application from HERE
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Applications – What’s on your device?

    I haven’t posted a new version of this for a while and I just changed to a new Windows Mobile device so I thought I’d post a list of the Top 10 applications I install on my phone!  These aren’t in any particular order :) 1) Guitar Hero III - a great game to play on your device - http://www.winplay...
  • Blog Post: PowerSMS now released

    I blogged previously about PowerSMS which is now out of Beta and available to Try and Buy ! I’m loving this application with it’s cool features for SMS.  The one thing that intrigues me is the ability to check out your SMS Stats: These aren’t my SMS stats BTW as mine are scarily higher and I’m embarrassed...
  • Blog Post: Power SMS

    I love it when I find great applications and this looks like one that might make it to my Top 10 Applications list (reminder to self to post an update of that soon!) Power SMS is a cool application that's currently in beta that allows you to perform some common SMS tasks very easily. First off it...
  • Blog Post: Kinoma Play

    If you haven't had a chance to try Kinoma Play yet I'd really encourage you to do so! It's a Media player/browser that gives you access not only to all the content on your phone but also to online services such as YouTube, Live365, Flickr, Orb and many others! WMExperts have written an excellent review...
  • Blog Post: Adobe Photoshop Mobile for Windows Mobile

      Adobe have just announced they will have a beta from September for Windows Mobile.  The Photoshop Mobile beta will allow you to upload, view and share your photos online.   You can store up to 5GB for Free and up to 20GB with a fee. You can get more details HERE
  • Blog Post: Formula 1 application for Windows Mobile

      This is a cool application spotted by 4WinMobile that allows you to keep up to date with the Formula 1 results and standings! You can download it for FREE from HERE
  • Blog Post: Control Powerpoint with your Windows Mobile Device

    This is very cool – you can use your Windows Mobile device to control your Powerpoint slides via Bluetooth.  It basically combines the Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile preview with a SideShow gadget for Powerpoint. To do this you will need two components: Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer...
  • Blog Post: Snap2Face Windows Mobile Facebook client now officially released

    Magnifoca have just released their Windows Mobile Facebook client - Snap2Face!  It has been in beta for a few months now but it's great to see the official release now available! Snap2Face 1.0 is a full-featured, native Facebook client for Windows Mobile devices. Initially introduced as a photo...
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