POSTS TAGGED: Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Posted October 4, 2010 at 09:13 am by Ben Elliott
XDA member OndraSter, creator of the Pinch to Zoom package for resistive screens, has recently updated REG/RGU cleaner: a small yet highly useful tool, which trims the excess off any .reg or .rgu file you might have dumped from your Windows Mobile phone’s registry.
The utility goes through the selected files, collecting registry nodes and overwriting duplicate keys to make the whole file smaller. The file is then saved separately for later use. In addition, REG/RGU cleaner will remove the unnecessary zeros from the start of dword values in the registry to make the key more readable.
As an example, OndraSter says that the tool cut the size of a recent registry dump by 14%. Numerous updated to the applic. . . READ ON »
Posted October 3, 2010 at 06:00 am by Ben Elliott
The release of much press-coverage of the imminent Windows Phone 7 operating system has spawned many look-a-like themes and applications, which allow older devices to imitate the look and feel of the new software to please their tech-hungry owners.
One of the more popular of these modifications was WP7UI by XDA member ashiqiqbal. Recently, the project has been terminated and reborn as ‘the Host’ – ashiqiqbal’s new WP7-like home screen replacement.
‘The Host goes one step further than WP7UI ever did, by offering additional customisation tools to its users. For instance, animated tiles are now available as well as finger-swipe navigation and support for landscape mode.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 2, 2010 at 06:00 pm by Ben Elliott
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 develop a rivalling Facebook client. Since building up support for the project, the trio have worked hard at providing another option for those who would like to keep up with thei. . . READ ON »
Posted October 2, 2010 at 06:00 am by Ben Elliott
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 popularity and was seen as a phone for the business environment.
As a result of this rift between the two lines of products, their operating systems are quite contrasting. Whil. . . READ ON »
Posted September 24, 2010 at 06:00 am by orb3000
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 developer’s app only takes 11.5 kb and must be installed on main memory.
. . . READ ON »
Originally posted by dubidu
[APP] Control Panel Settings to Links (.lnk)
I know it’s a 10 seconds job to create a link for items inside the control panel (settings
Posted September 24, 2010 at 03:00 am by Ben Elliott
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 change.
IconHelper is currently only at version 0.14 as its initial release was only a few days ago, but the developer has some interesting features planned for the application’s future. If you would like to try . . . READ ON »
Posted September 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm by Ben Elliott
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 are also search and zoom features, along with night mode when you don’t want to disturb others. Quran for WM will even read out verses for you to listen to.
The final addition to the application is a special mode intended to help y. . . READ ON »
Posted September 21, 2010 at 06:00 pm by Ben Elliott
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 to the start menu for each profile and to select the roaming status of the phone while changing a profile introduced along with fixes for numerous bugs and errors.
Try Profile Switch out for yourself by downloadi. . . READ ON »
Posted September 20, 2010 at 06:00 am by Ben Elliott
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 many billboards that advertise HTC phones within the last few months. The HTC Touch . . . READ ON »