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June, 2007

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    Windows Mobile: How the iPhone Will Benefit WM Applications

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    I for one welcome the iPhone’s Application Design Overlords. As I’ve commented on in past posts, and on these Windows Mobile Developer Wiki pages, I’m a little disheartened that Windows Mobile applications tend to look like Windows 95 applications...
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    Carrots and iPhones

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    It's Friday, so what the heck - here's a tip if you are planning in waiting in line for an iPhone: bring a sack of carrots. Apparently the Trojans who hid in that giant horse stuffed their faces with carrots to reduce the number of bathroom breaks they...
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    Windows Mobile SDK: Using AppVerifier

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    Do you know what AppVerifier is? No? You're not alone - I'm guessing that many Windows Mobile developers haven't discovered this great tool for finding issues with C++ application. If you're a member of that club, may I suggest this new screencast video...
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    Windows Mobile: Windows Mobile 6 SDK Documentation Update

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    We've just published an update to the Windows Mobile 6 SDK Documentation to MSDN. Now, don't get too excited - this update is more of a "polish" that anything else, and we've focused on fixing up a few loose ends, improving some graphics and adding more...
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    Windows Mobile: SDKs, Windows Mobile and the iPhone

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    On Monday, Apple opened their World Wide Developer Conference with a keynote from Steve Jobs, and as always it was great to watch. One of the areas I was particularly interested in were the details regarding the iPhone, and how Apple were going to let...
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    Windows Mobile: Touched by an Angel(ic device)

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    Blah blah iPhone blah blah touch interface blah blah God Machine blah blah iPhone best thing ever blah blah sell kidney to get one blah blah. Ok, ok, the iPhone looks amazing,and after watching the TV adverts you would have to be numb to everything...
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    Windows Mobile: Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 for Windows Vista

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    If you are running Vista, and use a Windows Mobile device (in fact, any device running Windows Mobile2003 and later), you should click over to the Microsoft Download Site and get the 6.1 update to the Windows Mobile Device Center. The improvements...
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    Windows Mobile: Safe to Exit

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    I clearly have had my head in the sand for a while, as only today I discovered that the "ban" on adding an Exit option to an application's list of menu optons has been lifted. In other words, until fairly recently, it was against User Interface guidelines...
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