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Ben Elliott · Oct 11, 2010

Alternative Wait Cursors for Windows Mobile

Those of you who own a non-Snapdragon powered device will be overly popular with one of Windows Mobile's most-seen animations: the wait cursor. When you're running your favourite applications or simply trying to send a text message, you know it's not good news if you see the rotating coloured orbs. Interestingly, the wait cursor seems to be one of the least-frequently customised aspects of the default Windows Mobile interface. XDA member davej is hoping to change that with the release...

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orb3000 · Oct 6, 2010

WM Black Kandi Theme for WA3

On our main page we always try to bring you the latest news on what´s happening around the big world of XDA, but from time to time we discover some stuff that perhaps is not new but is worth to mention on our portal. This time we bring back a nice theme created by XDA member earni. An actual and different look on this theme regarding the upper bar for those using previous versions of Manila, you have all the...

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orb3000 · Oct 4, 2010

System Font Changer and Other Tweaks for WM STD

We have not seen too much stuff for non touch screen devices recently. XDA member Thekn presents Thekn Apps , a series of mortscript tweaks to completely customize your Windows Mobile Standard device. With the developer's tweaks you´ll be able to modify fonts, icons, and splash screens running WM6.1 and 6.5. It was tested on Samsung GT-C6625, but I can confirm it´s working on Excalibur and Maple. Originally posted by Thekn Thekn Apps, System Font Changer v1.0 Hee guys, sorry...

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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 27, 2010

Lock Files for WM

So, you have some very private files on your Windows Mobile device and don´t want others too see them? XDA member so 77 presents this application to lock those private files. The application is very simple and won´t eat much memory. You have the chance to protect files typing a password that will lock a file or folder. The developer confirms it will work on WM 6.1 and up. To ensure better behavior install on device main memory. Originally posted...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 24, 2010

Bring Life to your Start Menu with IconHelper

Well-finished icons can bring a finishing touch to a well-themed device, but it's often hard to find a corresponding icon for a relatively unknown application. Created by XDA member poksh, IconHelper is a building tool that replaces and generates icons for your favourite shortcuts. The application, which is available both in English and Russian, allows you to apply effects such as transparency and reflection to a start-menu icon simply by holding your finger down on the icon you want to...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 23, 2010

Persian Calendar Available for WM Manila, Titanium, and More

XDA member MOHSEN-UNIQUE was in dire needs of a calendar in Persian for WM, and due to the fact that there was none available, he decided to make one himself. The app itself will work with virtually any app that displays calendar, dates, and appointments in WM. This basically means that your favorite apps (S2U2, Manila, etc) will be able to use this mod. The best part is that installation will not erase anything, so all your appointments and important...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 21, 2010

Control your PC with Remote Control App

One of the main perks of owning a Windows Mobile device is the relationship between it and your Windows-running computer. By taking advantage of the interconnectivity between the two, you can put the phone to good use even when you have something larger to work with. BigMani's Remote Control App for Windows Mobile is one of numerous good examples of this. The application, which is available in English and German, uses a WLAN or an ActiveSync connection to allow you...

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orb3000 · Sep 20, 2010

Manila Tab GPS Tracker Updated

XDA member xaoc747 presents a great work adding one more tab to Manila/Sense 2.5, a full GPS compass with many great features such as record and analysis of tracks, altimeter, G-Horizon (defines the angles, roll and differences with G-Sensor), added speed cams, and much more. This complete new tab will let you take real advantage of your G-sensor and compass on your Windows Mobile device. WM 6.1 and up compatible, but make sure that you read all instructions before proceeding....

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orb3000 · Sep 16, 2010

Wake on Wan, app for WM

Wake on Wan is a Windows Mobile application created by XDA member petititi that will let you wake up hosts in a network or Internet. Application is served for multi resolution devices using WM 6 and up. The developer placed the source files for download too in case you want to take a look "under the hood". Originally posted by petititi [APP]Wake on Wan V1.3 (01/08/10) I have created a new Windows Mobile application to wake up hosts in a...

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orb3000 · Sep 11, 2010

Slide2Play for WM Updated

Our friend and XDA member A_C updated recently his great player Slide2Play, a great alternative to play your music files with support of almost all available formats such MP3/MP4/M4A/AAC/WMA/WAV/M3U/PLS/ASX. The player also supports A2DP & AVRCP. The latest version includes some bug fixes, disabled the "Album View" and has been fine tuned in the sensitivity (scrolling) of all lists. Running on Windows Mobile devices with built-in Windows Media Player from WM6 and up. Originally posted by A_C S2P v0.83 beta...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 8, 2010

Automatic Volume Up with DringMoi for WM

A very common occurrence for anyone who has a cell phone and anything on their head is misplacing it while it is in Silent mode. Just think about all the time that you can waste looking for your phone, calling yourself, just to find it by the eggs inside of the refrigerator. Well, thanks to this new app created by XDA member Corwin9S, you no longer have to go through this. The app can be configured to react to a...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 7, 2010

Take Big Decisions off your Mind with Paul’s Pick

After being eliminated embarrassingly early on in this year's World Cup, the English were consoled by the rise of a new star in football: Paul the Octopus. Supposedly hailing from Weymouth, Paul correctly predicted the outcomes of all of Germany's matches and proceeded to foretell Spain to be the overall winners as the tournament reached its climax in July. If you would like Paul to have more of a say in your day-to-day  life, XDA member TangoChen has created your ideal...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 6, 2010

Orange Street Theme for HTC Sense Released

XDA members m0bmentality and conantroutman have been hard at work on creating the new TroutMobs Orange Street theme for HTC Sense (Manila 2.5), which is a refreshing and bright take on the sometimes-boring default look for your Windows Mobile device. The team behind the theme has successfully skinned almost all of what's visible on-screen, claiming to have edited over 1300 components. Also included, are original wallpapers (with weather-specific wallpapers promised) and an exclusive action screen, which complements the theme's feel. You...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 6, 2010

Transparent Background When Switching Tabs in Sense

Since the evolution of HTC's TouchFLO interface into 'Sense' with the introduction of the Android and Windows Mobile 6.5 platforms, this site has gained even more support for tweaks and modifications to how the home-screen replacement looks and behaves. Although posted a few months ago, XDA user antoniomistretta (with help from degake) has found a way to remove the dark background that is shown when you swipe your finger to change tabs in Sense for Windows Mobile. As many users...

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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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egzthunder1 · Aug 30, 2010

PortGo for WM Updated

XDA member MaxDan has just updated his VOIP application for WM 6 and up. The app works mostly like a regular VoIP, which is fully integrable with most VoIP carriers. You can also use the app to call other PortGo users, chat with them, share multimedia, and more. The newly updated version brings a few bug fixes and much improved calling experience. This build addresses lots of issues with sound quality, so if you were thinking about giving this app...

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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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