Archive for December, 2007
I’m not talking about the Bluetooh Stereo Headphones, I’m talking a normal BT headset. acbPocketSoft has a great utility that will pipe all the system sound to your headset/earpiece. The great thing about this is you can finally listen to some music through that bug in your ear in case your forget your headphones or don’t enjoy the speaker.
The great news is that it just works. Bad news is that it will eat up your battery on both your Shadow and headset, so if you aren’t listening to music turn it off.
Install acbToggleBT and to turn it on just simply select it from Start > acbToggleBT and it will activate with no further annoyances, to turn it off simply select it again. It’s that easy. Be careful with that battery life though
What Was Wanted:
I wanted an easy to use Podcast application for the T-Mobile Shadow smartphone that was simple, worked all the time and had some great features. It had to have an auto-update feature, a way to simply add podcasts, be RSS compatible, and work over the many different connections on the Shadow. The interface had to be intuitive and easy to learn but still provide full functionality. Audio wise, it needed to work through the built in speaker, the headphones and on bluetooth headphones. I checked out AudioBay from AcroDesign Technologies, to find out if it was what I was looking for keep on reading.
Congratulations to the Shadow community! We have broken 1000 posts covering everything from minor questions to in depth tricks and hacks for the T-Mobile Shadow in the forums.
The more popular topics are about:
- New themes for the Shadow
- Battery life
- GPS Navigation Software
- SNES games for the Shadow
- Customising the NEO interface
Now, let’s see if we can reach 1000 registered users!
From time to time I find myself needing a quick copy of a file from someone and many times it is too large to email and would take to long to upload to a server. One solution is the thumb drive, memory stick, removable storage or what ever you would like to call it. Many people carry them around religiously but how great is it to not have to worry about misplacing one extra gadget?
Enter WM5torage 1.8 by Igor V Bozhko. This brilliantly simple application makes it possible for your Shadow to become removable storage without the need for Active Sync. The only thing you need is a cable like the one that came with your Shadow. Since these are standard cables, and nearly every device uses one, they should be simple to find or you can carry a short one in your bag/case for those special occasions.
It’s very simple to use. After installing, just select Activate and your memory card will become readable by any PC as removable storage. I wouldn’t suggest trying the other two choices as it will just make the Shadow hang. You can also choose to make your LED’s blink on read and write access so you can tell if data is being transferred.
Once activated you can drag and drop as you would with any other removable storage. You can also choose to set your memory card as read only if you fear the viruses. To switch back to normal operating mode just select Deactivate.
Note: If you have opted to use encryption on your memory card then your files will show up as encrypted with WM5torage. If you transfer a file when in WM5torage mode onto your phone then it will not be encrypted. However, if you only view a file on your phone after transferring it then it should stay unencrypted. Unless you make a change and save it. I tested this out with a word doc and the Shadow only encrypted it after I saved it but did not when I only viewed it. So if you just need to move some files or view them WM5torage will still work but doesn’t encrypt.
There is a rumor going around that the Shadow is on backorder until February. I just called T-Mobile to verify this and they said that it is indeed IN STOCK. I asked the nice lady to double check and she said there was no indication that it was on back order.
I am going to assume that a store that says it is on backorder is not a true T-Mobile dealer and possibly just an affiliate vendor.
So everyone that is wishing for a T-Mobile Shadow you can rest easy.