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-PiLoT- · Sep 19, 2011

Game Changers – HTC Home

The recent XDA TV article by Azrienoch & cajunflavouredbob reminded me of the old days, when the HTC logo looked like this. Because of this, I was reminded of some of the old things released that really changed how we use and view our devices and also changed what we came to expect from the device manufacturers. The first game changer I want to look at is HTC Home. This was the first incarnation of what would eventually come to...

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mic_888 · Sep 5, 2011

MoonGBA – The Fastest GBA Emulator For Windows Mobile

If you haven't checked out Xianpeng's Game Boy Advance emulator for Windows Mobile, XDA forum member #LG# has brought our attention to this great freeware. The XDA member states that the without sound enabled, it works almost perfectly on his BENQ E72 with 230 MHz OMAP processor and approx 20MB of RAM. On how Blue Angel, his exact words were 'amazing'! Advantages of the emulator include: Fast ROM emulation Runs slower on PDAs/ smartphones Portrait, landscape left/right + fullscreen, fit to...

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mic_888 · Aug 23, 2011

Smooth YouTube Downloader For Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile owners might be interested to learn about XDA forum member zorc's YouTube downloader application for Windows Mobile devices. The application allows users to search and download videos from YouTube in different formats and qualities, including mp3. The app has been tested on the Topaz WVGA running Windows Mobile 6.5, but the dev says it should work fine on other devices. Features include: Shows thumbnails in the search results. Ability to download multiple videos at the same time. Ability to...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 20, 2010

Keep Tabs on Your Weight With MyWeight for WM

This just goes to prove that development of apps for Windows Mobile is not dead just yet. XDA member genec just released a weight and body mass tracker for Windows Mobile devices running 5 and up. This app will allow you to keep daily tabs on your growth (height, weight, or both) and can compare to the BMI (body mass index) if you are into health and body management. The BMI is a rather useful to keep you in check...

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orb3000 · Nov 8, 2010

NotepadWS for WM updated

XDA member xdaid presents an update to NotepadWS for Windows Mobile devices. The application is a great note pad option with tabs, web search, and not memory hungry. Features like edit up to four different text files in the same session, switch from one tab to another with just one click, external clipboard functions added and the ability to add or remove tool bars at any time are some of the changes found on version 2.7. Each tab has its...

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Captainkrtek · Nov 7, 2010

iManager – 3D Task Manager for WM

XDA member antru has developed a very cool app for Windows Mobile. The app is a 3D task manager that is comparable to switching between active windows on Windows 7 or Vista. The app allows you to flick through running windows and open them with a single tap. It runs very fast as shown in the video and is still experimental. You must have WM >= 5.0 to run it and hardware accelerated 3D Graphics. It uses 1 MB per...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 28, 2010

Know Your Way Around with LiteTrack for WM

You may remember a few months ago, we released an article about a tracking software for Windows Mobile called LiteTrack, developed by XDA member xdaid. In case you are not sure what this those, basically the app runs in the background while using the GPS in your device (assuming it has one) and tracks all your trips. Basically, it maps whatever routes you take to wherever you go. This is particularly useful for people who tend to look for shortcuts...

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orb3000 · Sep 9, 2010

Easy Mortscript Writer for WM

Are you creating your own scripts? MortScript interprets a (quite) simple batch language. XDA member imbunned presents this super easy Mort Script writer for Windows Mobile devices. It will open a note pad where you can create your script on a very simple way. If you are a beginner, then this application is perfect for you. Originally posted by imbunned Easily Mortscript Writer(cab) 1- click start-programs-write (notepad will open automaticly) 2-write your script 3-close notepad 4-go to \My Documents (your...

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orb3000 · Sep 3, 2010

Marathon – GPS Measure / Tracking for WM

This application, created by XDA member Ooije, keeps track of your movement with the help of a GPS receiver. If you practice sports, this app can be your perfect companion to keep track of your movements. Audible alarms with previous selected information can "speak" to you during your exercise. You can record information such as time, distance, speed, and your altitude change. If you have more friends using the application, you can share information with them on a map and...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 24, 2010

Mersad Persian2World Project Releases First Applications

Mersad 7, creator of  the Mersad Persian & Arabic Pack, began the Persian2World project last week in an attempt to provide Windows Mobile users who speak Persian as their first language with applications in their own native language. With the help of other members of the site, the first applications in this project has now been released. At the time of writing, the applications available in Persian through Persian2World are Talkonaut (a VoIP application), Resco Contact Manager (an easy-to-use SMS,...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 22, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Style Boot Animation

The excitement (amid other emotions) about the imminent release of Windows Phone 7 has inspired a vast range of themes and skins, which give your device the look and feel of the new operating system. As the developer's first contribution to the site, XDA member Nevralgeek has created both a static splash screen and boot animation in the style of Windows Phone 7, which will either help you to theme more of your phone's software in this style or to complete...

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nqnguyen2 · Aug 21, 2010

AmazonIt! Barcode Application Update v1.1

These days everyone could use a little help to shop smart. Last month, XDA member zaijian released AmazonIt!, a useful barcode application that shows Amazon.com prices and ratings. This application makes it easier to compare prices and enables researching while away from a computer. Since then, zaijian has been working hard to develop AmazonIt! into a better application. This latest version features more user-friendliness, touch-scrolling, manual barcode input, and a slew of bug fixes. Originally posted by zaijian Requirements Windows...

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nqnguyen2 · Aug 19, 2010

Tetra Master Game Update

XDA member zyphuris55 released an update for this nostalgic mini-game found in the popular role-playing game Final Fantasy IX. This card game consists of cards that depict various characters with values on them, whereby the values on the card determine the winner. Originally written by zyphuris55 Updates: v0.79.7 Added Wager window (cards only) Added ability to queue duels Added the feature for "Skilled" and "Random" wager skill levels fixed re-duel option removed the "free money" glitch Currently working on: menu for...

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orb3000 · Aug 4, 2010

Hit the Kitty for WM

Another funny game for those of you who let your kids play with your expensive toys, or if you simply are an 80´s child - is presented by XDA member savrix85. The game features two modes (Arcade and Time Attack), where you have to hit down the kitties when showing on the window to advance to the next levels of the game. You can set on easy, medium, or hard as well as adjusting the duration in seconds. The game...

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orb3000 · Jul 16, 2010

Alarms and Ringtones of WP7

Every day we find more interesting stuff coming from WP7. This time, XDA member bugsykoosh extracted the sounds for alarms and ring-tones of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 from the latest emulator. The sounds were extracted from a video, and on the compressed zip file you can find more than 20 new sound files for your Windows Mobile device. Originally posted by bugsykoosh The Alarms and Ringtones of Windows Phone 7 Here are the alarms and ringtones from Windows Phone...

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Ben Elliott · Jul 8, 2010

Tetra Master for Windows Mobile

Role-playing game fans among you may remember Tetra Master, one of the highlights of the small set of mini-games included within the legendary Final Fantasy 9 game for the PlayStation console. If this game means anything to you, then you may be pleased to learn that XDA member zyphuris55 has just ported Tetra Master to the Windows Mobile platform. The card-based game is one of the most popular from the Final Fantasy franchise despite its baffling instructions manual. zyphuris55 has...

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orb3000 · Jul 1, 2010

Touch Weather for Windows Mobile

If you are a fan of weather applications, this one will be of your liking. XDA member PMoto points us to this animated weather forecast application for your Windows Mobile device, which features amazing video effects and the chance to get updates from different servers such as AccuWeather, GisMeteo, Intellicast, and more. This application requires WM 5, 6.x and Net Compact Framework 2 or above in order to work properly. Touch Weather Pro is not free, but you can have...

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orb3000 · Jun 29, 2010

iperov’s Pocket Guitar

Some time ago, XDA member iperov presented this application to play a guitar on your Windows Mobile device. It is a very fun application and it comes with 2 good skins, which make it very easy to use. The app works on WM5 and up and it has been tested on QVGA resolutions, but it should work with others as well. The developer shows this fun music application following the successful work of Omniano. Originally posted by iperov iperov's Pocket...

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orb3000 · Jun 11, 2010

RadarFree for Pocket PC

RadarFree, by XDA member najhouse, will be your perfect companion when traveling around Europe, it will alert you as you approach traffic cameras or warn you in case of an accident. This app, initially developed for the apple phone, is now available for free for Windows Mobile devices. Some of the features include distance between vehicle and camera, speed limit, real-time mobile cameras in Europe, and a database with more than 18000 fixed speed cameras. Working on Windows Mobile 5...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 9, 2010

Chart Personal Journeys with LiteTrack

As his first contribution to the XDA community, member xdaid has created a very useful application which makes the most of your Windows Phone's GPS capabilities. LiteTrack allows you to record and store paths and journeys as you take them; ready for playing back when you want to take the same route again. Such a function is ideal for someone who frequently travels 'off the map' with regard to traditional GPS mapping applications. For example, a much-enjoyed walking route is...

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