Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Another List of Free Software

Monday, August 11th, 2008

My Today Screen has put together a list of 111 free applications to “improve” your Windows Mobile device.

And since everyone likes free, the list can be found HERE.

A Smarter Smartphone?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

College has come up with a list of 101 ways to make your Smartphone Smarter.   Since the list covers smartphones that use all types of operating systems, Mobility Site has summarized the items in the list that are specific to Windows Mobile.

The Mobile Site list can be found HERE.

The original College list can be found HERE.


Monday, August 4th, 2008

Do you have a Windows Mobile Device with a GPS and want a really interesting application to use with it?  (GPS isn’t actually required for this application, but it can take advantage of one)   Do you like to stargaze but don’t have a handy way to identify what you are looking at?

My Today Screen has a review of iWindows Mobile AstroAnavigator II which looks to be a very nice application and also wins my award for longest application name!

Click HERE to learn more.

Want a Free Lunch? (or how to get your GPS on)

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch to paraphrase a popular saying, but you can get a free GPS application for your mobile device from Wayfinder.

image“Wayfinder, supplier of innovative location and navigation services for mobile phones, today announced that it is introducing its Wayfinder Active application in the U.S. and Canada. Wayfinder Active is a free GPS application for mobile phones with a unique combination of maps, GPS recording and statistics that is designed for people who enjoy running, hiking, skiing, biking or other outdoor activities.”

Mobility Site has more details HERE.

A future mobile projector?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

File this under “Would be a cool feature to have on my Windows Mobile Device”.  No devices yet have the “Pico Projector”, but imagine the ability to project device information onto any surface…

Mobility Site has the details HERE.

Unique new SIP

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

On October 8th we had the article “Need a SIP?” about an alternative SIP (Soft Input Panel) that you could get for your device.  (The SIP is the pop-up keyboard/keypad that is found on Pocket PC’s)

Now Mobility Site has an article about a interesting new SIP called Slideit that might be worth checking out.   The article, including a video demonstration, can be found HERE.

Google Gears

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

What is Google Gears?  In a nutshell, an application installed on a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 device that allows “offsite” access to web based applications.   However, there are currently few “Google Gear” enabled websites, but if the concept takes off that will change.

The Brighthand article “Google Gears Debuts for Windows Mobile” has the details HERE.

A Better Web Browser?

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

The Web Browser that comes with the Apple iPhone has gotten a lot of good press for it’s usability, something that can’t really be said for the version of Internet Explorer that comes with Windows Mobile.    However, there is a new free downloadable (beta) for a browser that sounds like a huge improvement for the Windows Mobile platform.

Information about the Skyfire web browser can be found at the following sites:

Brighthand calls it “far and away the best browser for Windows Mobile I’ve ever seen”… article can be found HERE.

Engadget calls it “game changing”, article can be found HERE.

Mobility Site calls it “promising” and has a video demo HERE.

Pocket PC Thoughts give their thoughts on the Skyfire HERE.

the::unwired says Skyfire “Delivers the PC Web experience on phones” and their article can be found HERE.

WMExperts says it “Beats the Pants Off the iPhone — No Foolin” and their article can be found HERE.

In order to sign up for the beta, you need a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 phone and have a U.S. phone number although if you are outside the U.S., you can still sign up and they will notify you when it’s available for your country.

Sign up HERE.

Office 2007 support for Windows Mobile

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Mobility Site has information about the (free) Microsoft Office 6.1 upgrade which adds support for Office 2007 file formats to your mobile device.

The original article can be found HERE.

An update to the article indicating where it can be purchased if Office Mobile did not come on your device can be found HERE.

Google Maps 2.0 for Smartphones

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Brighthand has an article about the 2.0 (beta) version of Google Maps which will be useful for those Smartphone users who don’t have a GPS with their phone.   It uses cellular towers to determine the phones location accurate to about 1000 meters.

The Brighthand article can be found HERE.