We’re rolling out the new theme, there’s still some ironing out needed but for the most part its in working order. One item on our list is going back through all of our posts over the past two years and recategorizing them according to the new hierarchy. Once this is done they should all show up in the main navigation.
On the To Do List:
-better icons for the forum and wiki links
-integrate new logo from Mark Delorey
-integrate Mark D’s new Fat Buttons (you will like!)
-other misc. items
Let us know in the comments what you think!
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.
The Holidays are over, the New Year is here and everyone is going back to work and school. We want to know what made your T-Mobile Smartphone valuable to you over the weekend. Did you use Google Navigation on Android to get to Gramma’s? Did you use Core Media Player on Windows Mobile to watch movies during a road trip (that you converted using DVD Catalyst?)? Did you stream music with Pandora? Check work email using Exchange sync? Let us know in the comments what you did or wished you could do with your T-Mobile Smartphone and let others in the AllShadow Community know what they might be missing out on. Write your comment now!
According to the recently discovered Terms of Sale pdf for the Google Phone it will sell unlocked for $429. It will be available through a carrier as a subsidized phone as well. So far T-Mobile is the only one mentioned. Of course if you sign up through TMo with the subsidized phone (2 year plan) and then cancel your contract you will be liable to Google for the subsidized amount, otherwise known as a product recovery fee.
Our take on the Nexus One/Google Phone: The sleek design will be a selling point for many. Many like their phone to look nice. Later on they will discover the power it has. On the subject of power, a 1GHZ Snapdragon processor may have been extreme 10 years ago when Google was first getting started but in our eyes that’s an expected development.
However, with more power, brighter screens and higher data speeds comes shorter battery life. Batteries haven’t seen significant advancements being brought to the general public in a long time. My expectation is that it’s going to be 2010, I should have a device that will last me through a long day of much use by now.
One thing that would be great is a solar panel screen, or back plate, so we have some method of charging it should we fall into a time portal.
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.
Thanks to NeoBatman for sending this one in. AndroidSpin reports via an anonymous source that Android 2.0 is ready for an Over The Air release to US T-Mobile Customers. Great news indeed! Whether all the Android phones will be able to take advantage of the full update remains to be seen. So what do we have to look forward to in Android 2.0?
- Multiple accounts, including Exchange accounts.
- Quick Contact provides faster access to communication options
- Exchange Support
- Combined Inbox
- Search for SMS/MMS
- Definable Auto Delete for oldest message in a conversation
- Built in flash support (for phones with a flash)
- Digital Zoom
- Scene Mode (panoramic?)
- White Balance
- Color Effect
- Macro Focus
- Improved, easier to use, Virtual Keyboard that auto learns and includes Contact names in typing suggestions
- New Browser interface with actionable browser URL bar
- Bookmarks with Webpage thumbnails
- Double tap zoom
- Agenda view in Calendar provides infinite scrolling
- Calendar events show attendee status and can invite new guests
- BLUETOOTH 2.1! (Object Push and Phone Book Access Profile
- And more!
So get excited and if you get an OTA let us know by hitting the Submit News button at the top!
Recently released, Evernote’s Android client is exactly what Evernote fans have been waiting for. With many of the same features that are available for other platforms (Windows Mobile Touch and Non Touch), Evernote delivers on what it does best, ubiquitous capture. If you don’t have an Evernote account you can create one for free. What’s it good for? If you find that you are having trouble keeping track of your life and need one place to consolidate all the information you gather then Evernote is for you. There is even a secret personal email address created for your account so you can email yourself notes or BC yourself important emails for future reference.
- Create text notes, snapshots, voice memos, and even attach files
- Search and find notes created on your Android phone or desktop computer
- Easily tag and organize your notes however you like
- Find additional functions by tapping the Menu button