Toebee has a concise post in the forums on how to get TellMe (from Sprint Windows Phones) onto your TP2 or other Windows Mobile 6.1 or higher (6.5) touchscreen phone.
With TellMe you can:
- Voice to Text Messaging.
- Voice Activated Dialing.
- Web Search.
- Sports Scores.
- GPS enabled.
The Requirements are:
- Pocket PC (Windows Mobile) 6.1, 6.5 (may work on non touchscreens)
- .NET Compact Framework
- Internet Connection
Toebee says: This is meant for Sprint’s Samsung Intrepid, but I have it working on my Wing, and there are reports of it working on other Windows phones including the TP2. I will not provide support for this, as I did not make it. I’m just posting it so everyone can try it out. Either it will work for you or it won’t.
The MyFaves application is great, from one location you can communicate effortlessly with your favorite five people without having to navigate through endless menus. In less than a minute you can send a picture to one person, a voice message to another and a video to the next. In honor of efficiency, we present an overview of MyFaves on the Shadow along with some tips and tricks to make life even easier.
If you have MyFaves, you should see the familiar five circles on your home screen. Selecting any of these will bring up an additional menu.
If you’re like me and read a lot of internet news everyday, it can get cumbersome to keep up with it all. Thanks to RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, it’s easy to check multiple news sources quickly to find the stories that I care about. Have you subscribed to our RSS feed yet? I know many of you have.
You can also get RSS right on your phone. My favorite news reader for the Shadow is NewsBreak by Ilium Software. Not only can you read any RSS feed, but you can also listen to and download podcasts. Another cool feature is that it will alert you when a certain word is found (such as “Shadow” or “Windows Mobile”). The program will work over your EDGE or WiFi connection.
A trial is available for download, and the program costs as reasonable $19.95 should you decide you like it enough to buy.
If you find yourself traveling a lot or needing to know the status of flights while on the go, then I have a site for you to add to your favorites.
It is optimized for the mobile screen, has great load times and easy to use navigation.
Do you have a favorite mobile site, besides AllShadow.com, that you find useful? Let us know!
Awhile back Danny asked about Opera Mini 4. In this video we go over a quick install of the alternative browser Opera Mini 4 and a few features. If you just want to jump right into it, you can get Opera Mini 4 here, download the High Memory Version.
Note: Opera Mini 4 should work right out of the box with default T-Mobile settings. If it doesn’t you might want to review them with customer service.
If you go to Start > Accessories you will see an application called Internet Sharing. Up until today I hadn’t paid much attention to it as it seems that everywhere I go today there is an internet connection in one form or another. Well Murphy’s Law went into effect today. I am actually away from the office today at a location where there isn’t a shred of an internet connection when I get a text from Brandon saying the site is down.
“Oh No!” I said, “How will the Shadow fans unite? I must do something!”
I fired up my laptop only to discover no wifi anywhere. What was I to do? A Shadowy image floated in my mind, it said “…internet sharing…oooooo…”
Of course! I hadn’t used Internet Sharing yet and I hoped for a simple setup. I pulled out my USB cable and connected the Shadow to the laptop. Activesync connected, and I activated Internet Sharing. After a minute Windows XP fully recognized everything. I opened Internet Explorer and voila! The connection worked!
It was 100% plug and play. The only thing I had to do was enable it from the Shadow. I was able to download some files and compare changes to troubleshoot the problem. 5 minutes after I knew the site was down, it was back up. The mobile internet isn’t the fastest available but it’s enough to get the task done. Thank you Shadow!
We’d love to know if anyone else has attempted to use the Internet Sharing, and if so what is your experience?
Over at our sister site, pocketnow.com, Adam Z Lein has put together his take on the T-Mobile Shadow. He didn’t seem as impressed by the Neo Home screen as we are:
Most people are saying that the new “Neo” home screen interface makes the Windows Mobile operating system easier to use. I’m not sure I buy it. The Neo interface requires a lot of scrolling and spinning to access the things that are much easier to access on a traditional home screen. I will say however, that the “Neo” interface certainly is fun, good looking, and an impressive design.
But he really liked the keyboard:
…the keyboard is awesome for one handed usage. Seriously, there’s a much shorter learning curve for using this keyboard compared to the T9 Numeric keypads, Qwerty-bar type phones, and even full qwerty slider phones. Not only that, but this is the best one-thumb no-looking keyboard I’ve ever used.
If you’ve used other Smartphone devices, do you like the Shadow’s Home screen, or are you taken back by the required scrolling to access the various functions?