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orb3000 · Oct 7, 2010

Manila Slider 3D for WM

What about having some sliders in 3D for your Windows Mobile device? XDA member tantin75 has made it possible. The original Manila icons have been re worked to give the simulation of a multidimensional look, working on patched Manila 2.5 and should also work on 2.1. When you select the tab you want to use, the rest of the icons will remain lay down like giving the selected tab a nice effect. Working on WM6.5 and up. Originally posted by...

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orb3000 · Oct 6, 2010

Opera Mini 5.1 Native WM Plus Extra Options

XDA member imbunned presents this powered version of Opera mini 5.1 for Windows Mobile devices. Opera Mini's interface does a decent job of balancing simplicity and functionality. When not in full-screen mode, the basic interface includes a title bar at the top, an address bar and multi-search field below, and a toolbar at the bottom. The enhanced version presented by the developer includes: Gsensor disabled-enabled option, on-line MP4 playback, large files download, latest address open automatically, youtube mp4 download &...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 5, 2010

Do You Want to Make Your Own CHT Addons (Widgets)? Here is How…

Aside from making quite a few announcements and updates regarding the upcoming final version of CHT 2.0.0, XDA member Co0kieMonster just provided the community with everything that is needed to have more development for CHT. The dev provided a widget kitchen and a very detailed manual for experienced devs. This will allow people to develop new things for Sense (CHT) and maybe even improve on already existing ones. Keep in mind that some previous knowledge on Manila and lua are...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 4, 2010

KD-Font for Windows Mobile Updated

By changing your device's font, you can quickly give it a fresh look without trawling through menus or un- and re-installing themes. XDA member kliptik's popular KD-Font application allows you to modify the system fonts on any Windows Mobile phone and also provides a finger-friendly and appealing interface with which to do so. KD-Font is a lightweight app, which only downloads the font files when you select one to apply. Once a font style is chosen, you are given the decision...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 4, 2010

REG/RGU Cleaner for Windows Mobile

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...

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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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Ben Elliott · Oct 3, 2010

New Features Added to Touch Tools

XDA member lyriquidperfection's Touch Tools 2.0 Suite is a staple piece of software for HD2 owners as it contains almost everything you need to make your device as user-friendly as can be. Included in the package are: Boot Manager - a small application which provides options for switching off, resetting and powering on your HD2 Snatch Screen - a screen-capture app with an array of different settings Rotation Manager - a tool which helps you to customise when your screen should...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 3, 2010

‘The Host’ Windows Phone 7 UI Released

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...

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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 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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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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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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