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    Let’s Talk About Touch (Part2)

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    In part 1 I introduced several of the key pieces in Windows Mobile 6.5 gesture story, including the basics of what a touch gesture is and how the system identifies and delivers gesture messages to your app. I finished up by introducing you to the Physics...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 Touch Gesture docs go live

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    The doc team has just published our touch gesture docs for Windows Mobile 6.5 Check them out here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee220920.aspx I'm still working on part 2 of my touch blog post; hopefully I'll get it done next week. ...
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    Let’s Talk About Touch (Part1)

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    Windows Mobile (and CE) has supported touch screen interfaces since the beginning but the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 brings something new to the platform: gesture support. Gestures are intended to be a more natural way of interacting with the device...
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    Samsung i640v

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    Information about the new Samsung i640v device have started to appear on various blogs and news pages: Engadget , Unwired , MSMobileNews and even a short video on YouTube . It is a compact, elegant device with a slide out qwerty keypad and a thumb wheel...
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    Default GPRS setting

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    Way back in the misty past - October 03, 2005 to be precise - I posted about configuring networks and GPRS entries on Windows Mobile. I left an open question about how to configure the default GPRS entry the device should use for a specific network destination...
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    Palm Treo 500v Announced

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    Following the launch party last night (no, I didn't get an invite :( ), Palm now have online details of their new 500v device, available through Vodafone. The device will be available to buy from 1st October - price details not available yet - and will...
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    Connection Manager

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    Connection Manager We’ve been working on a bunch of very tricky connection issues recently that came to light when creating a network configuration setup for a Mobile Operator (MO). The trickiness comes as a result of the complex network topology and...
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    MEDC 2007 slides

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    Well, its all over for another year. So much prep and rushing about, then 2 days later its all done - today seems such an anticlimax. I want to say thanks to David Goon, John Wyre and the rest of the UK team that so competently put MEDC together year...
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    MEDC 2007 Europe - Bluetooth session APP304

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    June 26th and 27th will be MEDC Europe in Berlin, and one of the sessions I will be doing is all about programming bluetooth. For those of you registered to attend the event, one of the demo's I will be using in this session is simple bluetooth client...
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    Vodafone and Microsoft

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    Check this out: Vodafone signs new terminal platform agreement with Microsoft: http://www.vodafone.com/article_with_thumbnail/0,3038,OPCO%253D40000%2526CATEGORY_ID%253D210%2526MT_ID%253Dpr%2526LANGUAGE_ID%253D0%2526CONTENT_ID%253D291534,00.html...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 Role security

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    I've just submitted a new post to my security column ( http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/security/default.mspx ) , but it takes a couple of weeks to hit the web through that route. So I might as well post it here too. Here is the unedited version...
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    MSDN Nuggets site updated

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    I noticed this morning that the UK developer group has finished their long anticipated overhaul of the MSDN Nuggets page: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/events/nuggets.aspx Nuggets are short (e.g. 10 to 15 mins) videos focusing on a specific feature...
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    Secure Clock

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    I've recently been working on an interesting problem for detecting clock changes in Windows Mobile 5.0. The problem I’ve been trying to solve is this: lets say you have a business operation that takes place at date/time x and the data is only valid...
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    MEDC Session demos

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    The European MEDC is over! All the build-up, all the prep and its all over so fast (uh oh, starting to show my age :) ). It was great to meet up with so many people from the industry as well as old friends and to feel a real buzz about mobile devices...
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    Timed Camera Capture - Update

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    Regards the Timed Camera Capture sample I posted last month, lots of you came across a bug in my code that slipped through my rigorous testing. I did a little code tidy up before I posted the ZIP and inadvertently removed an important line from the graph...
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    MEDC Europe: T - 2 weeks

    If you are not registered for MEDC Europe yet, there is still time: Good reasons to register and attend: Chance to WIN an i-mate K-JAM: From 1 May 2006 - 2 June 2006 all registered delegates will be entered into our DAILY prize draw to WIN an i...
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    Voda ships AKU2 update

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    Voda has released its AKU2 rom updates for the Universal, wizard and typhoon devices. This release includes MSFP (Messaging and Security Feature Pack) which makes your device ready for Exchange Push email. Get the updates here: http://s131209249.online...
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    New team

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    It’s been a while since I last blogged and I can now let on as to what’s going on in my life. Besides the normal hustle and bustle of working at Microsoft that always seems to get in the way of blogging, I've been in the process of changing job. I've...
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    GPS Intermediate Driver

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    Keni Barwick of Conchango fame has been playing with the GPS Intermediate driver on Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC. As well as finding a solution to the HTC 'issue' he has posted a step by step guide for setting up GPS signal sharing. Here is a link to...
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    Timed Camera Capture

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    Jason Langrage asked if it’s possible to automatically capture an image from the camera of a WM 5.0 Smartphone every 30 mins, and then to upload to a web service. WM5.0 has three new ways of working with the camera, but unfortunately the two mechanisms...
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    MSFP hits the streets

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    i-Mate have started shipping an OS update to their K-JAM device that includes the extra bits needed to support push e-mail. Push email is just one of the improvements in the MSFP (Messaging and Security Feature Pack) that works hand in hand with Exchange...
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    Using EVC 4.0 to build code for WM 5.0

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    Picking up on a comment that Frankie Chow made on my LASS part 3 post : "... how can we develop [for Windows Mobile 5.0] using VC++4?" First of all I need to make this clear: It’s not possible to use EVC 4.0 to build applications that specifically...
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    VBUG Swindon presentation - "Essentials of Hack resistant apps"

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    As requested, here are the slides from last nights VBUG talk in Swindon. Marcus
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    Global Flyer

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    Round the world non stop in a hot air balloon certainly isn’t my idea of fun. However a smartphone app written in Compact Framework 2.0 that tracks the balloons progress in real-time is a bit more like it! Conchango are sponsoring the Virgin Atlantic...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrades available from HP

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    HP have just (finally!?) made WM 5.0 upgrades available for the 2100, 2400 and 2700. Each upgrade is £26 + VAT & shipping, http://www.ipaqchoice.com/Generic3.aspx?page=wm2005 The 4700 upgrade is expected 1st of March this year. (Thanks to...
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