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Having access to the internet on our mobile devices is second nature for most people these days. With the current economy though, it’s not a necessity. You may say “Well it’s not that muchfor a data plan”, but that monthly payment adds up quickly.
That being the case, there are still people without data plans (including me). Even though we may not have internet on our phones, it would be nice to be able to get basic information from our favorite websites throughout the day, like RSS feeds or news headlines. So what to do?
That’s where Pingie comes in. Pingie is an online application that takes website posts and RSS feeds, and sends them via text message to just about any cell phone (Internet enabled or not). This free service is really easy to use, just enter your email address, phone number, and the website or RSS feed that you want it to pull information from. Don’t worry, all of your information will be safe, I’ve never gotten any spam or ads sent to my cell or email from Pingie.
That’s basically all you have to do. Once you set it up, Pingie will keep sending you information until you tell it to stop. Standard text rates still apply, but Pingie is free to use.
One useful thing I used Pingie for was getting updates from Craigslist. That enabled me to know as soon as something new was posted. There are many possibilities. Even If you do have a data plan, Pingie will save you the “hassle” of firing up your mobile web browser and going to the actual site.
If you think you’ll find Pingie useful, give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments. If you’ve already discovered Pingie, let us know what you use it for. And If you know of another application that does the same thing better, we would love to hear about it.
Get Pingie here.
Thanks to the AllShadow Community! If it wasn’t for the Contributors in the Forum this post wouldn’t be possible!
For new Shadow owners, or those that don’t want to mess with the registry, this file will provide some basic performance enhancements. After installation you will notice that your Shadow is running more to your liking. Be sure to check back now and then as updates will happen.
Enhancements/Changes this file makes to the Shadow are:
- Application Unlock – enables certain programs to fully operate (i.e. Google Maps ‘My Location’ feature)
- SMS Sent Notification turned off – gets rid of that annoying Message Sent notification you get when sending texts
- Disabled Neo Interface Windows Media Player (WMP) – this does not remove WMP from your phone or make it unusable, it only turns off the ‘pane’ in the Neo interface. This specific pane uses a lot of memory and slows your phone down. You can still use Windows Media Player from the Start menu
- Slimmer Scrollbars – slimmer scroll bars means more screen Real Estate
- Larger Glyph Cache – speeds up graphics
- Enable Clear type – smoother fonts
AllShadow Community Veterans: If you feel there is something I should add to this that most people will enjoy please post in the comments (a link to the forum post describing the addition would suffice as well).
Here’s the file in case you didn’t see it up above:
If you want to suggestion an addition to this read the forum thread . Please read everything and use the Search feature before requesting support.
Many times a program will need you to Application Unlock your phone (App Unlock). Most of the time the software won’t tell you this needs to happen but someone eventually figures it out. So to alleviate this problem it is best to app unlock your phone early on. Download the App Unlock cab, place it on your Shadow and run it from there. The appropriate registry entries will be made.