Archive for February, 2008
EDIT: Apparently the method described below doesn’t always work. However if you copy it into Application Data > Sounds it will work 100% of the time.
First, copy your favorite (DRM free) MP3 onto your Smartphone >My Documents > My Ringtones folder. This should also work in the My Ringtones folder on the storage card that we made in the MP3 as a Ringtone Tutorial.
Once that is accomplished go to Start > Settings > Sounds and scroll down to ‘Alarm Clock’. Select that and a list should show all the ringtones and chimes on your windows mobile phone. You should be able to see your Mp3 in there. Just highligh it and press Done, then Done again.
To test it out, make sure the phone volume is up and not on silent then go to Start > Settings > Clock & Alarm and set an alarm for a few minutes from now. Make sure you get the AM/PM and Everyday settings correct.
For awhile I have been wanting to provide a more inclusive guide to the Windows Mobile Standard Shadow than just the front page here. If you look to the right in the menu, just below ‘Ask Mike’ you can see a link that will take you to the new page ‘68 Things‘. It is meant as a primer for the new user and a Table of Contents for our How-To’s. I don’t expect it to stay 68 things forever, but instead I expect it to grow over time.
You might notice that not every item has a link. That is intentional and is a preview of some of the How-To’s to come. It is real fun being able to make these How-to’s and write informative articles as I learn along the way as well. So if you have questions about something do these steps in order to find the best results faster: use the search function up top, use the search function in the forums, if you haven’t found an answer yet the best place to ask one is in the forums as more fellow Shadow owner’s visit there on a regular basis. Remember, AllShadow.com is mobile friendly so be sure to save a bookmark on your phone as well.
Ever since the Exclusive Video on Skyfire I have received numerous emails asking how to get Skyfire. Skyfire is in private beta right now, so the options on getting it are limited. Skyfire operates both on your device and on the Skyfire servers and that is one reason why it works so well, distributed browsing.
Two ways to get Skyfire:
- Go to the Sign Up page, enter your information and wait. Hopefully the queue won’t be long and you will be added to the user list and be able to download and use Skyfire.
- Wait for the final release, because of the beta status of it there are a few options that don’t work. I’m sure you want a working copy right?
If you do happen to have a friend that emails you the .cab file. It won’t work. Skyfire requires your cell number and some other registration details so the server can appropriately handle the connection between the web and your phone.
Skyfire is a great browser and worth the wait. So be patient it is coming…
If you want more encryption in case a family member or coworker needs access to your phone on occasion then there are several programs available. I’ve listed four of the more promising ones here with some notes. More >
There are only a few hours left for the 20% discount at the AllShadow.com store. So if you have some software or gear you would like to pick up now is the time. So get on over there check out some new software.
Remember purchases go toward helping the site.
One of the great things about traveling overseas is seeing all the great sites, eating different foods and meeting new people. One of the not so great things is when you don’t speak the language. Yes, there are many phrase books out there that look really handy in the book store but once you are in country all kinds of things can go wrong like not being able to pronounce the words and so on.
What Was Wanted:
I wanted something that would make communicating in Russian easier. An Application that would help me learn, have audio examples, translation and be intuitive to use.