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Ben Elliott · Oct 2, 2010

XDA Facebook App Version 3.0 Beta Released

Many owners of Windows Mobile devices have bemoaned the official Facebook application provided by the Marketplace and hoped for an alternative other than using the basic and finger-unfriendly mobile web version. Despite being the second most-visited website in the world, Facebook applications for Windows phones have been notoriously slow and buggy, with many iterations not even allowing users to send video clips or complete messages to one another through the service. This has led XDA members Sopis, joe_coolish and Fredz to...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 2, 2010

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Ported to First Non-Touchscreen Device

Microsoft have always tried to establish a separation between non-touchscreen Smartphones and touchscreen PocketPCs. By doing so, they have allowed themselves to also segregate the two groups' software and to give that of each different features. Smartphones were branded separately to PocketPCs when they first arrived - they were more suited for communication, and were more like a cross between a PocketPC and a traditional feature phone. The PocketPC was capable of more due to its more advanced hardware and higher...

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orb3000 · Sep 24, 2010

Control Panel Settings to Links for WM

Are you into flashing ROM´s frequently? Then you will agree that creating shortcuts to your favourite programs or applications should an be easier or automated task for every time you flash a new ROM. XDA member dubidu took care of this and created CplLinks. This application goes through the registry key which holds the settings items and creates a .lnk file for each of the entries. Once installed, there are no messages, it only runs and creates the links. The...

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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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Ben Elliott · Sep 22, 2010

Read the Qu’ran While on the Move

Due to being some of the most-read books in the world, applications that allow you to read religious texts on your mobile phone are becoming increasingly popular. One of the most recent electronic conversions is Quran for WM by XDA member kopraljono, which grants the  user access to the Islamic Holy book while on the move. The developer promises the application to be finger-friendly (it is designed for use on large touch screen devices)  with support for several languages. There...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 21, 2010

Profile Switch Receives New Features

Profile Switch was recently launched by XDA member rlmouse as an application designed to change the status of multiple settings such as WiFi, Bluetooth, volume, and data at just the press of one button. In addition, it can program the phone to change profiles automatically at certain times of the day. Since its initial release, the developer has been constantly updating the application with new features. Recently, Profile Switch was updated to version 1.7, with the capability to add separate icons...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 20, 2010

EnergyROM-Themed HTC Startup Animation

Since expanding his ROM kitchen to cater for other devices, XDA moderator NRGZ28's releases have become some of the most highly anticipated in the Windows Mobile forums. His trademark blue-grey colour scheme has inspired icon sets, wallpapers, and many other modifications alike but more recently, XDA member doug3673's take on HTC's 'YOU' advertising campaign (for the purpose of creating an alternative boot animation) has incorporated screenshot's from NRGZ28's more recent ROMs. The four-second long animation uses the familiar 'YOU' graphic seen on...

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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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Ben Elliott · Sep 19, 2010

Dev-Fam Icon Set for Windows Mobile

Many icon sets can seem similar and unremarkable due to the stereotypical smooth corners and muted colours. However, XDA member minuted74's Dev-Fam icon set is designed to look a bit different. With a breaking-out look and clear, bright graphics, the Dev-Fam set can give a very different look to any start menu. Also included are switch buttons (including controls for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and vibrate mode among others) for use with the quick-links area in Co0kie's Home Tab. In addition, minuted74 has...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 19, 2010

trafficMate App for Germany Available

XDA member brandi's first application on the site, the Deutsche Bahn App, has become very popular due to its effectiveness when updating the user with the latest information on the German transport system. Being in a similar line, the latest from the developer should prove to be just as useful. The trafficMate application is a tool which downloads and displays the latest traffic data for major German roads. Although still very early in its development cycle (version 0.1 has just...

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orb3000 · Sep 17, 2010

Huashan Phone Canvas Enhancement for WM VGA

If you have an older device and want to have the latest phone dialer, this will be of your interest. XDA member cnzqy1 presents the newest Phone canvas enhancement ported to Windows Mobile devices with VGA resolutions. Only for WM6.5.3(231XX) natively. No more Caller ID issue or graphical glitches and it supports video calling as well. Be sure to read all instructions before proceeding to avoid unwanted behavior. Originally posted by cnzqy1 [VGA]New Huashan Phone Canvas Enhancement Ported Hello all,...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 16, 2010

Android Sense Theme for Windows Mobile

Many critics found HTC's Sense interface a welcome change to the default Windows Mobile homescreen when it first appeared as TouchFlo some years ago. Since then, the application has been ported to Android, with its Windows Mobile incarnations unfortunately lacking some of the style of the port to the former operating system. However, over on the HD2 forums, XDA developer MrBeOTP2 has been hard at work on transferring some of Sense for Android's trademark sheen to the Windows Mobile plaftorm....

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Ben Elliott · Sep 16, 2010

Dialer Alternative for WQVGA Devices

Due to being one of the less common screen resolutions, applications and modifications tailored specifically for WQVGA (around 400 by 240 pixels) devices are hard to find. In addition, the lowered screen real estate makes the transfer of applications designed for devices with larger screens look messy and non-functional. XDA member Rugal has recently created one of the only resolution-specific dialer alternatives for WQVGA devices such as the Samsung Omnia i900. The Mini-Lite Dialer is a 2G phone canvas designed...

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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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Ben Elliott · Sep 7, 2010

Improve your HD2’s Keyboard

Having a 4.3" touchscreen on your phone can come at a cost, and usually, that cost is the lack of a hardware keyboard. While this isn't a problem for all of us, serial texters and word-processor addicts definitely suffer from being forced to use an on-screen keyboard like that found on the HTC HD2. Although the HD2 features capacitive technology like the iPhone, many claim that the latter has a far superior typing experience. According to XDA member boogiecornejo, this...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 7, 2010

MMTaskManager v2.0 Now Available

Although there is a lot of competition in the field of task managers for Windows Mobile, XDA member Maximus.Mobile has always tried to make MMTaskManager stand out by keeping things simple. The menus are clear and the application itself is easy to navigate, with large and finger-friendly buttons making performing tasks an easy process. The developer has recently updated the application to version 2.0 and, since we last wrote about it, many things have changed. First and foremost, the overall stability...

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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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orb3000 · Sep 4, 2010

Mobile Finance v1.0 for WM

XDA member joeylicc presents this application for stocks with all the HTC Sense interface style. You can add or remove stocks, see detailed information, schedule for downloading the latest info, all in all same features as the original Sense Stocks tab, but now you can install it by separate to your Windows Mobile device. Originally posted by joeylicc [App] Mobile Finance v1.2 I have created a simple stock quote application with HTC Sense Interface Style. It's basically a port of the HTC...

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orb3000 · Aug 30, 2010

HTC Messaging Client Updated with New Features

As you may know, XDA member G-ThGraf has a thread about HTC messaging client for Windows Mobile devices since April, always with the latest versions launched. This time, we have the 0.7 version, which includes some interesting features like SMS Search, group SMS from start menu (application is currently in chinese), SMS Backup, and auto reply. This is an excellent application that can be used by Chefs to include it in their ROMs or for the final user to upgrade...

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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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