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12 Apps & Services for Surviving Conference Season for iPhones… and Windows Phones
Just in time for SXSW and Mix10, courtesy of Amybeth Hale at Mashable is her list of 12 iPhone Apps for Surviving Conference Season … "As conference season is upon us (including SXSW , of course), I began thinking about all the things one might need to survive and stay connected with a busy schedule...
12 Mar 2010
Surviving SXSW in Austin: A few helpful hints
Added 031210: @Microsoft : Tag #sxswHaiti on Twitter, @PayPal & @Microsoft will donate $0.25 to @SavetheChildren : http://bit.ly/918YAk Pls RT! Looking for something to do? Check out the list of nearly 700 SXSW side parties http://bit.ly/aO6zkS from 360sxswi ! SXSW food parties (scroll down...
9 Mar 2010
Thinking about joining a new club? Take a look at the Windows Clubhouse
Groucho Marx famously said… "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Well, there's an exception to every rule. I found such an exception in the Windows Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a community where you can connect with other members and help people learn how to use...
9 May 2009
Information on Daylight Saving Time, Time Zone and related DST changes for Microsoft Windows and other products in 2009
An update on some of the recent daylight saving time changes around the world coming this year to Morocco, Pakistan, Syria and Tunisia in 2009… It's been a busy time, reflected in fewer than normal postings on this blog, but happily it's due in part (when it comes to time) that there has been little...
19 Mar 2009
Solved: Word Completion on the AT&T Fuze
I recently solved the Word Completion problem I was having on my AT&T Fuze (HTC Diamond). I received a new phone from AT&T in late December and found that Word Completion was not working, even when selected in Settings>Input. I found that the phone is configured out of the box with Word...
28 Feb 2009
Windows Mobile My Phone (no, it's not "MyPhone") beta site debuts. Sign up soon available soon?
I just saw that the new Microsoft Windows Mobile "My Phone" site (or is it myPhone? ;) went live… "Coming soon... Microsoft My Phone syncs information between your mobile phone and the web, enabling you to: Back up and restore your phone's information to a password-protected web site Access...
7 Feb 2009
Announcements: Cumulative 2008 Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone Update for Windows Mobile Released
Check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958729 , "A December 2008 cumulative daylight saving time (DST) update is available for Windows Mobile-based devices", which the Mobile team just posted. You may need the update in order to see times correctly displayed on your Windows Mobile...
26 Jan 2009
Advisory: Information on daylight saving time changes for Mauritius and Egypt in 2008
Coming soon to our Hot Topics for Daylight Saving Time changes page , information on changes accommodating Mauritius and Egypt. Guidance for Mauritius on Upcoming Daylight Saving Time Implementation for 2008-2009 As noted at http://www.afrol.com/articles/29955 on July 23, 2008 and in L'Express newspaper...
3 Oct 2008
What time is it Down Under? Daylight Saving Time comes to much of Australia on October 5
A quick quick Tweet as the Register's James Sherwood reports that the Daylight savings shift to cause phone havoc Down Under (that's Australia...): "Unsuspecting Aussies could be in for a spot of time travel this weekend, because Australian network operator Telstra has warned that some Down Under phones...
2 Oct 2008
Announcement: Coming in December: Microsoft Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones
First off, I want to welcome Lourdes to the DST blog over at http://blogs.technet.com/dst2007 . She is coordinating the efforts on our daylight saving time and time zone updates and releases for current products across the various product groups at Microsoft. A tough job, to say the least...
16 Sep 2008
Success: I have Windows Mobile 6.1 update on my AT&T Tilt
Earlier this week I twittered that I was going to embark on a perilous effort to (gasp) install Windows Mobile 6.1 on to my AT&T Tilt , given that HTC finally released the update on their site( http://tinyurl.com/5uqey2 ). I was about right that it would take an evening -- about two hours in...
29 Aug 2008
AT&T HTC Tilt Windows Mobile 6.1 update now available
Getting ready to go to my 5PM mtg and I saw that the Windows Mobile 6.1 update for the HTC (AT&T) Tilt is now available on HTC's site. With that, my evening is now booked. Available via http://tinyurl.com/5uqey2
26 Aug 2008
Gizmodo: AIM for Windows Mobile now available
Gizmodo reports today that AIM for Windows Mobile is now available as an RTM... "It's been in beta for the last few months, but for Windows Mobile users who'd rather not risk their phone to be a lab rat in a suit, AIM for Windows Mobile is now in final release form. If you are on your mobile now...
22 Aug 2008
It's an illusion: I've just found more time to blog via Windows Mobile
One of my friends form Exchange (thanks, Gil) made the comment to me this evening at a post Tech Ready... "You sure are posting a lot on your blog..." Ahhh, it's only because I'm a little more 'efficient' with my time having found a new app to blog directly from my Windows Mobile phone (AT&T...
30 Jul 2008
The Times' Practical Mac guys and their cool iPhone apps
Echoing the Computerworld post of 11 cool new apps for the iPhone, and my stab at similar Windows Mobile apps , the venerable Seattle Times has an article by Jeff Carlson discussing iPhone applications in his practical Mac column . (As noted on the site, Carlson and Glenn Fleishman are responsible for...
20 Jul 2008
Computerworld's 11 cool new apps for the iPhone, and my stab at similar Windows Mobile apps
Michael DeAgonia in Computerworld writes about 11 cool new apps for the iPhone , saying that "it's the third-party software that makes it rock." Last night, I thought that there are many counterparts offered for Windows Mobile phones that are comparable to these applications, and also worth a look: some...
18 Jul 2008
Your questions: How do I install ring tones on a Windows Mobile Phone?
Today this question from Mary... "I am thinking about getting a new Windows [Mobile] phone and was wondering how to install ring tones? Can I use any files? I'm also looking at the new iPhone but I read that you have to purchase ring tones for the iPhone." Is it ringtone or ring tones? I have...
18 Jul 2008
It's Time To Spring Forward An Hour in the US and Canada: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday
Brace yourselves... it's that time again. That's right: it's the start of Daylight Saving Time in much of the US and Canada, as noted in more than 2,200 news articles today . "Huh? It's not for a couple of more weeks," one person said yesterday. "Nope, it's this weekend... we updated our...
7 Mar 2008
Microsoft's Danger-ous purchase
In the news today, one dangerous acquisition was approved: Microsoft is buying Danger . Robbie Bach announced the news in his keynote at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Spain. Full news release is included here on MSN Money Central ... Taking steps to place its technologies in the hands of an expanding...
11 Feb 2008
The Bill Gates keynote (with Robbie Bach) and other CES 2008 coverage
Bloggers and the press are out in force at CES in Las Vegas, tonite covering Bill Gates' keynote at CES 2008 . You can find several entries listed here . Check out video coverage at Microsoft's CES site and on Microsoft PressPass . [More on the keynote from MS.com: On Monday, Jan. 7, the transcript...
6 Jan 2008
Your questions: Is there an update for Windows Mobile devices for the new time zone in Venezuela?
This from Peter today... and two others this week (thanks): "Is there a patch for the new time zone in Venezuela for the windows mobile devices?" As noted previously, Venezuela's time zone shifts by 30 minutes on December 9th , and in addition to the Windows Cumulative DST & TZ Update for...
6 Dec 2007
Make sure you "Fall Back" next week: Windows Mobile and Daylight Saving Time
Yesterday, October 28 th , would have been the timeframe for the US Daylight Savings Time changeover under prior rules. The new rules call for the US and Canadian DST "Fall Back" to occur in the early morning of Sunday, November 4. A recent update was posted to our DST & TZ hot topics page which...
29 Oct 2007
New DST KBs available: Egypt and Venezuela
New info is now available on Egyptian (in case you missed it, posted last month) and the really new KB for changes in Venezuela on the DST Hot Topics and Latest News page... Egypt 2007 Daylight Saving changes: The government of Egypt has announced on August 23rd, 2007, a change in the observance of daylight...
20 Sep 2007
Your questions: how does the AT&T 8525 PPC phone compare to the Apple iPhone?
A quick post as I run off to lunch... a question I received yesterday from a friend as I was doing mail on my 8525... "What's the difference between the AT&T 8525 [aka HTC Wizard] and the new iPhone?" Let's point the wayback machine to June, 2007, and Tom Yager's Infoworld blog posting , as AT&T...
28 Aug 2007
Browser and client-based versions of Live Search for Mobile
Now available... new browser- and client-based versions of Live Search for Mobile. Visit http://mobile.search.live.com/about/ for more details on installing the application on your Windows Mobile devices (you'll also find a list of compatible devices listed for J2ME phones). You can install on...
12 Jul 2007
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