Archive for April, 2008
If you don’t like wasting time scrolling through hundreds of messages to find just one, or want to remember what someone said earlier than you are in luck. In case you haven’t noticed, the Inbox has a Smart Filter. When viewing any inbox screen on the Shadow just start typing a word and it will immediately begin searching through Recipients, Subjects and Text Bodies for your result. It’s quick and easy and will make your day easier.
There is no software to download, this is a tip about a feature that already exists in Windows Mobile
If you sit at a desk with a computer for a good portion of your day then you might like to know about Dashwire. Dashwire is a device to Web 2.0 application that enables you to manage your Windows Mobile phone from a web browser. Your photos, videos, contacts and more are uploaded to your Dashwire account where you can mess with them further. It even allows you to send SMS via your phone from the browser. Got Contacts? Got Skype? You can place Skype calls to your phone’s contacts from your PC. There are tons of options available as well as being able to create a Shared page on Dashwire where others can look at your photos or videos or both. When you first install Dashwire on your device you will want to be on a WiFi connection so when it synchronizes data it won’t take as long. Dashwire.com
Being a Web App that makes life a bit easier I give it 4.5 Shadows
Making your own Home Screens is now easier than ever thanks to HomeScreenBuilder. It’s free to use and supports nearly all of the Today screen plugins. It is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor that enables you to customize the look and feel of your layout as well as enable or disable plugins as well as place them where you want. This is for the normal Windows Mobile Smartphone homescreen and won’t do anything for the NEO homescreen. If you want to give it a try head over to Madbeetle.com and get your copy. There are some advanced plugins available for some coin.
This gets 4/5 Shadows.
Second, Mike and I are quite excited by the amount of growth we’ve seen in the forums over the last few months. We’ve decided to reward our top contributers. Each of the following will receive a gift certificate for the AllShadow store:
Bwana the Iguana, $30
And of course a big thanks to everyone else for contributing to the AllShadow community.
My Mobiler enables you to control your Shadow (or any Windows Mobile phone) from the desktop PC. You can cut/copy/paste between the desktop and phone as well as take screenshots and video. With a little advanced configuration of the Settings file you can even have it auto sort files that you drag and drop onto the phone. For example if your drag and drop a music file onto My mobile it will automatically place that file in the My Music folder on your phone. It works over USB, Bluetooth and Wifi blending the line of convergence. It is compatible with XP’s Activesync and Vista’s WMDC. The best part about My Mobiler is the price, Free. To get your mitts on My Mobiler simply go to Mtux.com.
This is a fun little hack, but here is a caution: if you don’t consider yourself an intermediate or advanced user, don’t attempt this. It’s not the easiest.
Thanks to a post in the forum started by theDante, we now have a way to change the “waiting” cursor to any animation of our choice. Right now I have the Windows Vista blue spinner in the place of the boring circular thing, and it’s added a bit of charm to my phone.
Sometimes we are in too much of a hurry (or on calls constantly) to plug our Shadows with a USB cable. This is where Bluetooth sync comes in handy. This How-To is for Windows computers. You will need a Windows Vista or XP computer with Bluetooth. If yours doesn’t have Bluetooth you can always buy a Bluetooth USB dongle on the cheap and install the software yourself (I suggest IOGear as they are a well known company). If you want to learn more about setting this up read more. More >