Archive for March, 2008
If you haven’t taken advantage of the Shadow’s storage expansion capabilities, now may be a good time. Amazon.com is currently feauturing a 4GB microSDHC card for less than $18. Those 4GB will allow you to store about 1000 songs, 8000 images, or 16 movies (depending on compression of these media forms, of course).
They’ve also got a promotion running where you’ll get a free USB memory card reader. Not bad. Click on to Amazon to view the product.
There are a few mobile sites that I visit frequently. Most of these are usually functional on some level and serve the purpose of making my day smoother or help pass some time.
A few of these are:
What are your favorite mobile sites? Which ones do you frequent often enough to warrant a mention? What would you like to see in a mobile site?
These aren’t power toys, or even hard to setup. They are just freewares that I have found essential to the Shadow’s everyday use. They fill several needs nicely while at the same time enhancing the power of the Shadow. They enable me to communicate via chats, photo and voice messaging, find my way, take screenshots of the device screen, find the time easier, use the Shadow as removable storage, manipulate zip files, edit the registry and even use FTP sites. Read on for a short description of these fine applications. More >
This works over the EDGE connection or WiFi and is great for a quick check of your data speed. Simply point your mobile browser to text.dslreports.com/mspeed and discover your speeds at your favorite locations. If you want to test this over a good wifi connection use the larger file sizes. If you get an error telling you the speed is too fast simply choose the next larger file size until you get solid response. Enjoy!
If you have some free time and want to put some Java games on your Shadow then take a quick look at MobileRated.com (or point your mobile browser www.MobileRated.com/wapdir/ for a mobile version of the site). Games are Java and will run on the Shadow. There are hundreds to choose from including Sudoku, Tetris, Zelda, and Doom. So before you take another trip download some freedom and get your game on.
For those of you already gaming on your Shadow let others know what your favorites are!
Scrolls bars take up a lot screen space and really aren’t necessary if you know your device well. CyberBuddah from the forum was smart enough to come up with a way to remove the bars using a registry editor. Here’s how:
Using a registry editor:
Go to: HKLM/System/GWE:
Set the following values
And if you don’t want to totally remove the scroll bars, but thin them out a bit, you can set these values:
cxVScr=3 (original 6)
cyHScr=3 (original 6)
Some of our more active forum participants pointed out that changing the post order would not only be unconventional (and potentially annoying), but it would make referring to previous posts more difficult. For example, if a post is on page 5 and the post order is set to newest first, that post could be pushed to page 6 with every new page of posts that hits.
Nevertheless, if you still have your heart set on new posts at the top, you can change that option in your account only by going into the User Control Panel. Once inside, go to the second tab that says “Board Preferences” and then click “Edit Display Options.” Change the last option on the page, and you’ll be set. Click the above image for the screenshot. Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this matter!