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egzthunder1 · Mar 18, 2011

Battle Of The OS’ – Why Did You Switch?

Just the other day, I was doing a bit of spring cleaning around my house and I came across my "museum" of devices. I may not have an extensive collection like many others do around this site, but I can safely say that I have "enough" devices. Aside from sending me on a one way trip down memory lane, finding and turning on my old Wallaby, my Blue Angel, and my Vogue (all of them fully functional) got me to...

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orb3000 · Mar 14, 2011

JWMD Icon Changer for Windows Mobile Updated

After a short break, we continue to bring you some interesting articles from the work of developers around the big world of XDA. This time we will write about the JWMD icon changer application, which is a start menu customization tool made by XDA member Nullstring. If you are still loyal to Windows Mobile and love to change/modify icons, this latest update may be of your liking. This update features changing/removing icons, create New Folder, saving/loading themes, sorting start menu...

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mic_888 · Mar 13, 2011

S2U2 Android Clocks For Windows Mobile

For those of you on Windows Mobile devices and using the classic S2U2 app by XDA member A_C, there are many themes available. More recently, since the introduction of Android, we have seen more themes based on the popular OS and here are some funky Android clocks by XDA member ayy3um. The clocks are in 24 hour format, although the XDA member has also provided the A/P/M png files for the clocks in a separate attachment. The clocks come in...

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orb3000 · Mar 9, 2011

Looking For Developers, NW´s, Chefs, and More: Interviews on XDA TV

Ok we are back with a good one! XDA member GrilledCheze is taking care of the interviews section for XDA TV and the show's first episode will  start this week. Guess who will be the first one to be interviewed? Maybe you know him, a News Writer called orb3000 :D This project will be about talking with the most interesting personalities around XDA -not including me of course.- So, if you are a Developer, Chef, Admin, etc. or you know...

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orb3000 · Mar 6, 2011

VoIP Application for Windows Mobile

XDA member ardec1 told us about a free application for your Windows Mobile device. Pocket Talk is a VoIP app that allows you to make calls over the Internet to other phones for free, you can sign up with the SIP Gateway Service and you can also make calls to any normal telephone. The OP has tried this on a HTC Sprint Touch Pro 2, a T-Mobile HD2, a HTC Diamond, and an HTC Fuze and reported working well on...

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orb3000 · Mar 5, 2011

Opera Mobile 10.3 Flash Finally Working – Windows Mobile

If you have a Windows Mobile device and use the Opera Mobile browser sure you are aware of one of the key missing features: Flash; now XDA members justas696661 posted a tutorial on how to make it work including a video for easy understanding. First remove actual Opera Mobile and Flash lite (if installed) and restart phone. After that, install Opera 10 beta 3 and Flash lite 3.1 provided in here, then restart again. The OP also provides a fix for...

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orb3000 · Mar 4, 2011

Wallpapers Amazing Space Set

Are you into changing wall papers very often? Now, we have a new set of images for those space lovers within our community. XDA new member justas696661 presents this set with over 250 themed wallpapers to place on your home screen. Images are set to 480 x 800 and can be used in Windows Mobile, Android, or Windows Phone 7. Planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more outer space graphics can be found on the 12Mb file placed by the original poster....

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orb3000 · Feb 25, 2011

Medical Manager for Windows Mobile

Are you in some kind of treatment that requires you to take several medicines during the day? Then this application by XDA member deedee may be of your interest. Medical Manager will help you keep in order the bunch of pills you are taking to get better. It can log doctor's appointments, option for multiple patients, surgeries, pharmacies and doctors. Once you place all the info on the app, it will be very easy to follow a long treatment or...

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Ben Elliott · Feb 21, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 26

In this regular XDA feature, the news writer team scours the forums to find five questions and answers which may be of use to you, or may simply provide an interesting read. Q'I experience very slow transfer speeds when copying files to the class 6 microSD card in my Nexus One. Is there any reason for this?' AThis is most likely a problem with the kernel you are using. Try flashing a different kernel and you should no longer have...

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orb3000 · Feb 19, 2011

East Asian Fonts Support for Windows Mobile

From time to time we go back in time on the XDA world to get you an article that probably have not seen but may be of interest for some members. This time, we write about the work of XDA member Xyam, who made possible to have support for East Asian fonts on Windows Mobile devices. Now you can view Chinese, Japanese and Korean display well on your screen, just install the cab provided on the original thread and re...

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orb3000 · Feb 18, 2011

OpenMobileMaps for Windows Mobile – Major Update

XDA member Cipher presents a major update of OpenMobileMaps for your Windows Mobile device. This application is similar to GoogleMaps but it's relying on OpenStreetMap.org and it has GPS support as well as GSM triangulation (if no GPS device is present). The latest version features a new button to force re-download of already viewed tiles, word wrapping for GraphicText, show arrow with direction when moving instead of pin, added HD2 multitouch feature (pinch-to-zoom), bookmark functionality, a re-designed the context menu,...

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orb3000 · Feb 16, 2011

Game – Kirby’s Run for Windows Mobile

XDA member zarpy presents another simple game for your WVGA resolution Windows Mobile device. In Kirby's Run, you need to collect the coins to make your weapon fire, you have two choices: Gray Kirby who will gets fireball power and pink Kirby who will get sword power when he collects the coins. The developer gives some tips for the game: 1) For beginners the pink kirby might be better because the sword weapon stays with you until it collides with...

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orb3000 · Feb 15, 2011

InternetTuner for Windows Mobile

XDA member Marcel L presents an option to the existent Radio players for Windows Mobile devices. InternetTuner is a web service allocating over 1000 Internet radio stations from around the globe. Despite the application still being on beta stage, we can see features present such as a search engine, favorites and podcasts, and more. InternetTuner is only available in German for now and the developer is asking for your feedback to make a better future version. You can find the...

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mic_888 · Feb 14, 2011

Advanced ROM Update Utility For Touch HD

For HTC Touch HD users, there are still tools being updated and developed for you - this time in the form of the Advanced ROM Update Utility posted in the XDA forum s by member HD2Owner. Written by Barin of asusmobile.ru and tested by AndrewSh, BlackstoneAdvancedRUU 1.0.5 provides the following features: Possibility to choose one from several NBH files. Possibility to choose the way of flashing. Possibility to get NBH file info (modification date, model ID, CID, Version, Lang, chunk...

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orb3000 · Feb 9, 2011

Mobile Currency Converter for Windows Mobile Updated

If you are still using Windows Mobile as your preferred operating system, you may remember this application presented by XDA member joeylicc. It´s been a while since it was launched and now we have an update that includes a fix for exception w/ message PlatformNotSupportedException and also added a member's request for Localization for Indonesian. This app will let you use more than 153 currencies supported by Yahoo, but of course you can always edit the file to your personal...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 9, 2011

Has HTC Taken a Back Seat on the Innovation Car?

If you take a look at the thumbnail pic that I posted in this article, it reads "HTC - quietly brilliant". This company that we (xda-developers) have followed from many years was always the pinnacle of advancement in the world of pda-phone devices. Revolutionary concepts always graced HTC's line up of devices with things that most other companies would simply just stare at in an attempt to try and realize where they get their ideas from. The concepts such as...

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orb3000 · Feb 9, 2011

Mwunderground – Weather Underground App for Windows Mobile

XDA member i_konst presents his first application for Windows Mobile. Mwunderground will retrieve detailed weather information from a weather underground site to your home screen. On the original thread, you will also find some nice customizations, hints, and reg tweaks to make it work exactly as you want. The latest update features Weather Underground data for current conditions, forecast and alerts, the option to use personal weather station (PWS) as well as airport station data, tower and GPS location, amongst...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 9, 2011

Need a HTC Device Repaired? Here is a Handy List….

If you are on XDA, it is likely that you have an HTC device. Have you ever wondered what to do with your device if it breaks down? Sure, you can call HTC and see if they could help you through it, or you can take it to someone who knows how to fix it. However, none of these options will give you the confidence of a certified hand in your investment. This is why XDA moderators madnish30 and orb3000 have...

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orb3000 · Feb 8, 2011

Windows Mobile Animated Boot Screens: ILoveWindowsPhone

Are you using a Windows Mobile device but wanna have a bit of Windows Phone 7 on your splash screen? XDA member GLa'DOS presents this animated designs emulating the new operating system, Dark, Light and Metal are the three options available on the original thread. All graphics are multi-resolution and performance of animations will depend on the power of your device. If you like it, please leave some comments. Originally posted by GLa'DOS [Bootanimation] ILoveWindowsPhone [All Res] Here is my...

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orb3000 · Feb 7, 2011

Tweaks/Mods for Windows Mobile Using ThrottleLauncher WP7 Theme

Heres another nice compilation of tweaks and mods for your Windows Mobile device presented by XDA member codeconqueror. This one is especially for the Windows Phone 7 theme with ThrottleLauncher by XDA member fireslave. The original thread indexes topics such as Basic project information, Mods / Tweaks, new / customized widgets, FAQ, and to do list. The developer may include more more widgets, tweaks, and other modifications for next update, so please refer to the To Do List to know...

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