Apps and Software
For Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreens). This is like the Windows Marketplace or the Android Market except that everything is free. Of course you aren’t going to find paid apps on there but you will find free trials of those. There is also an option to get updates for the apps you already have installed. The best part about this app is that you can install directly to your phone!
It’s free and available from freewarepocketpc.net/opnmarket/. Enjoy!
Awhile ago we established the Ask Mike page so people could write in and ask questions. After the forums were well established we changed it to the Submit News page. It is still used for both submitting news and asking questions. There are no dumb questions but of course feel free to search the forums or our wiki and you might find the answer you seek. Remember we all started off with no information at some time. Below are some recent questions that we’ve received that might help you or a friend.
Shadow WM 6.5
Isaac wrote in awhile ago to remind us that agoetz has been working on the WM 6.5 ROM for the Shadow and if you are willing to go and try it out. If you’re tired of the old WM 6.1 then you should try out a new ROM. You will have to go to our forums to find it but it’s there! Enjoy!
SD or SDHC?
Sandisk established the SDHC format so they could cram even more GB of storage space onto the already small memory cards. Most phones today use the microSDHC card. As you might have noticed, the packaging on many phones mights say 4GB or 8GB max. Here’s the deal. Nearly ANY phone that supports the SDHC format will support a memory card up to 32GB. All the Shadow phones support SDHC, as does any T-Mobile smartphone released in the last several years. My old Wing, Dash and even Wizard support the SDHC format. So feel free to buy that 8GB, 16GB (or 32GB when it comes out) microSDHC memory cards.
MyPhone for Windows Mobile
A lot of people have written in about Microsoft’s MyPhone service (which is FREE). Among it’s many features are automatic syncing and backing up of your phone’s content (protected site of course), Social Networking integration, FIND your LOST phone, and accessing your contacts, text messages and more all online! If you don’t have installed yet you can check it out at the MyPhone website.
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::unwired tells us about a rumor that Vista users might have the ability in the future to have SideShow on their Windows Mobile device. This is very interesting as SideShow has been largely ignored for the most part.
Rumors include bluetooth control in addition to the interactive interface. For all the Shadow users, are there any features in SideShow that would make this a perfect addition to your Shadow?
The Download Squad has an article on a freeware that helps Mac users sync their Windows Mobile T-Mobile Shadow. Called SyncMate, it apparently can sync everything from your favorits and contacs to converting video for your Shadow.
Do we have any Mac users that have tried this? Does it work as advertised?
In this video we present a quick browsing tip and introduce the beta of Live Search for Windows Mobile that includes Voice recognition. Remember, if there is something you want to know about the Shadow feel free to ask!
If you would like to jump right into the newer Live Search for Windows Mobile just point your Shadow’s browser to m.live.com, select “Download interactive maps”, on the next screen select “Download” and you will be on your way to a better search experience. Don’t miss out on the video for a quick introduction to it’s features.