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orb3000 · Feb 7, 2011

Gmail Contact Formatter Updated – Windows Mobile

XDA member mmoorman12 presents this useful application for your Windows Mobile device that will help to solve problems when sending MMS´s that include different characters on dialing numbers. Over five different formats can be selected so you can decide what suits better for personal use. The latest version includes added birth date formatter and improved speed of the app. The developer is open to hear proposals of what can be included on the future to help keeping your contacts organized....

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orb3000 · Feb 4, 2011

HTC Peep Vulnerability Update

XDA Moderator Noonski let us know about an interesting article published today regarding HTC Peep vulnerability. Despite we have known about this since August 2010, there was no published fix for this problem. According to the original article, the default Twitter client in HTC devices, HTC Peep, is vulnerable to two different credentials disclosure vulnerabilities during the authentication process against the Twitter service (twitter.com). The first vulnerability resides in the third HTTP request, a POST request towards the "/oauth/authorize" resource,...

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Ben Elliott · Feb 1, 2011

WMCellInfo Lets You Triangulate Your Location Using Cell Towers

The universally popular Google Maps application gathers approximate location data using the proximity of cell towers relative to your phone. Once a GPS lock is completed, this location can be more accurately represented on the map. However, using GPS can be (especially with older devices) a much slower process, and it obviously requires an internal or external GPS chip to be connected to your phone in order for it to operate. This is one of the reasons why Google Maps...

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orb3000 · Jan 27, 2011

Else Phone Theme for Windows Mobile

I don´t know why but this theme reminds me of Tron, probably one of the most original graphic works around lately. XDA member Trekfan422991 presents Else Phone theme for Windows Mobile devices with WVGA and WQVGA screen resolutions using Throttle Launcher. Despite is still on beta stage, this theme is fully functional and the developer mentions that future versions will have VGA and QVGA support. A left handed version is in process too! You can configure which applications you want...

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orb3000 · Jan 25, 2011

HTC Kitchen OS Builder for Windows Mobile

Here we have this great visual kitchen, presented by XDA member HD2Owner. This is a new kitchen is not based on the old platform re builder and was tested working for the following devices: HTC blueAngel, Touch 2 (Mega), Touch of 3450 & 3452 (Elf of & Elfin), Diamond, HD, Diamond 2, Max 4G, Iolite, HD2, Mini, Kovsky and Whitestone W The basic purposes of this OS builder are: -Assembling flat dump from the packets -Assembling IMGFS -Assembling ROM-File (for...

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ElCondor · Jan 24, 2011

XDA Phone Review: HTC HD2 (Windows Mobile – Android – Windows Phone 7)

After the introduction of the XDA Phone Review, we asked you which phone we should review first. Not really surprisingly, the amount requests for an HTC HD2 review were huge. So, the choice was made to review the HD2, covering all three major OS's that are available for this phone. We'll compare the HD2 to other phones running the same OS, talk a bit more about the future of this huge development, and if it's worth buying the phone now. Five...

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orb3000 · Jan 24, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Swype Skins for Windows Mobile

XDA member lnando84 presents these new skins for your device based on Windows Phone 7 style using Swipe. Skins come in two color backgrounds: Black and White, and both are nicely designed to perfectly fit your Windows Mobile device in portrait and landscape. To make them work, you need to have Swipe installed (of course) and after installation, perform a soft reset for changes to apply. The developer has tested them on an HTC Rhodium but should work on other...

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mic_888 · Jan 23, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 23

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read. Q'Does anyone know of a way to delete just a single text on the Samsung Galaxy Spica instead of the whole thread?' A Open the messaging thread and long click on the text which you'd like to delete. Q&A originally posted in the Samsung Galaxy Spica...

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TheRomMistress · Jan 23, 2011

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE: HD2 Boot Screen

If you own an HD2, you probably already know just how versatile a device it is. What you might not know is that XDA member gus_chi has given us the perfect thing to showcase this devices unique capabilities. He has created 14 different boot screens, five of which feature logos of all five bootable operating systems: Windows Mobile 6.5, Android, MeeGo, Ubuntu, Windows Phone 7 Series. Originally posted by gus_chi Greetings HD2 Brethren! I recently created these boot screens in Photoshop to showcase our amazing phone's...

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ElCondor · Jan 21, 2011

Introducing XDA’s Phone Review: Reviews from the Poweruser’s Point of View

Choosing your next phone isn't always very easy. To help you out, we have started this series of articles, in which we review phones supported by XDA. Now you might think: aren't there enough phone reviews and comparisons out there? Well, although these reviews might be good enough for most novice users, there are also users that want that extra bit of information about development, customization, performance and XDA support. Perhaps you are one of those. Then you're a poweruser....

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orb3000 · Jan 21, 2011

Icons Set Simplified Black – With Template for Windows Mobile

Some of you may know the previous work from XDA member biernes_atrece. This time, he is presenting his graphic work in two collections of Simplified: Black and Glass. By now, the work still on development and it´s unfinished but you can find one hundred icons to play with. The developer also placed the template, so you can create your own icons and expand it to your desire. If you like this work, please leave a comment. Originally posted by biernes_atrece The...

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orb3000 · Jan 21, 2011

Windows Mobile Last Stand

How many of you think Windows Mobile will die? Before that happens (if happens) XDA member coolsac32 decided to create a thread containing some of the most wanted projects/applications that are still under development or that have stopped. The original poster considers himself a die hard WM fan and like him, we think more members will be on the same feeling about the operating system that revolutionized the mobile industry. You can find topics like Google Maps/TOMTOM/iGO TAB, Tasks/List Tab,...

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orb3000 · Jan 21, 2011

PocketShopping for Windows Mobile Updated

Do you still on Windows Mobile OS? Well, you are not the only one since app development is still active and proof of that is the latest update of PocketShopping, developed by XDA member rublopez. Changes and fixes included on version 2.0.1 includes the option to save or load the shopping list if the files are in SD card, and the categories now can be deleted, amongst others. The application can be found for free in Spanish and English. Please...

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ElCondor · Jan 16, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 22

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help for you, they might still be interesting to read. Q 'How can I get access to LIVE services and marketplace on my Windows Phone 7 HD2? ' A There is a detailed guide about unlocking Windows Phone 7 on your HD2. However, we do not recommend this method as it requires you to call Microsoft for an activation code...

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orb3000 · Jan 16, 2011

Windows Phone 7 skin for Spb Windows Mobile

If you still use Windows Mobile on your device and have it toghether with Spb Mobile Shell v3.5.x and up, this Windows Phone 7 theme may be of your liking. XDA member iseewon presents this complete full theme that supports some widgets as well. Currently working on WVGA and VGA resolution devices, but the developer is working to include QVGA and WQVGA support in future versions. You can find a WP7 Keyboard skin and some new Opera welcome screens as...

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mic_888 · Jan 14, 2011

Custom DIY Dock For Phones With Cases Or Extended Batteries

If you're one of the many device owners that have provided protection in the form of a case or perhaps added an aftermarket extended battery, you'll know how hard it is to find a dock that fits. XDA forum member jonagpa has the solution to this in the form of a custom DIY dock, which ultimately will fit your phone perfectly. You'll need some AMACO Friendly Plastic Pellets, plastic wrap, a pot, stove and water, chopping board, cooking thermometer, micro...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 13, 2011

Official Stance from Swype Inc. Regarding Swype Distribution

A while back, we published our (XDA administration) stance on what constitutes legal distribution of Swype and what didn't. Well, we finally got an official statement from the developers at Swype Inc. as we have seen many people who still argue that it is ok to share Swype in certain ways (via apk, etc). It turns out that we were right regarding our approach and we would like to share the letter that Swype Inc. has sent to us. While...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 12, 2011

Update from T-Mobile UK on the Capped Data

Earlier this week, we published a breaking article regarding a change in policy by T-Mobile UK.  XDA moderator pulser_g2 just told us that some action was being taken by the carrier. It looks like after some (well, rather a lot) of complaining by everyone, the carrier has issued a statement saying that the changes will become effective as per the original schedule, but that it would only affect new customers. People that are already on 3 GB data plans before this...

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orb3000 · Jan 12, 2011

Windows Phone7 style Idialer for Windows Mobile QVGA

Do you think Windows Mobile development has stopped? Well, perhaps it has slowed down but it is still active. Proof of that is the Windows Phone 7 style Idialer presented by XDA member 72ls1. This one is specially for the good old QVGA Windows Mobile devices. It includes speed dial, portrait and landscape dialers, and call progress screens. Now you can have the look and feel of the newer operating system on your device on this nicely designed application. Originally posted...

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orb3000 · Jan 11, 2011

VGA Pocket Player skin for WindowsMobile

XDA member dgaud007 presents this VGA Pocket Player skin for your Windows Mobile device. It was specially made to maximize the use of the screen and hardware buttons so it´s easier to use it even when you are in your car. The latest version includes some performance tweaks, the menu bar at the bottom, and added Mortscript that enables selecting between separate PocketPlayer libraries. If you use this player as your favorite and have a VGA device, this is a...

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