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orb3000 · Jun 21, 2010

New Skin for Dialer and Lockscreen

For those who want to have a different dialer and lock screen, XDA member akira99 presents these skins for Leo, Topaz, and Rhodium, based on the ones for the EVO. In fact, dialers are one of the part of the UI that have remained unchanged for quite some time. This here is the chance to get something fresh on your device. Working only in WVGA running Windows Mobile 6.5 and up, this skin fits on both Portrait or Landscape orientations. Originally...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 19, 2010

Get Co0kie’s Home Tab v1.8.5 Now!

The immensely popular HTC Sense modification tool by Co0kieMonster has received another update and is now at version 1.8.5, with many fixes for bugs incurred from the previous update and a lot of new features added. For those who don't know about it, Co0kie's Home Tab (CHT) gives you much more freedom when altering the layout of your Manila home tab. For example, you can add and move analogue clocks, quick notification bars and communications switches, while the mod also...

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mic_888 · Jun 19, 2010

Neko for Windows Mobile 6.5

Some of you may remember Neko back in the '80s as an open-source animated cursor-chasing cat which ran across the desktop of your Apple Macintosh. Well, when XDA forum member Nullstring was reminded of Neko, when reminiscing whilst playing some old dos games (remember those?), he thought he might have a go at bringing Neko to life on your Windows Mobile device. Nullstring's version of Neko has the following features: Neko can chase your finger Neko can run in different...

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orb3000 · Jun 18, 2010

TLCARS for Throttle Launcher

XDA member alecoddlyiv has spent some time working to develop themes for throttle launcher. This first release presented by the developer evokes Star Trek Universe in a very modern theme. Theme is applied to several tabs over Manila. Working for Windows Mobile devices with QVGA and WQVGA resolutions, on devices loaded with WM6.5 and up. Originally posted by alecoddlyiv I have spent a long time over on the throttle launcher forums learning how to code themes and am now ready to...

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ElCondor · Jun 16, 2010

Good News for Dutch Members: Hyves Application Released for WM

When you are Dutch (like me), it's highly possible that you're familiar with Hyves. For other members that are curious to know what it is, here's Wikipedia's explanation: Originally written by Wikipedia Hyves is a free Dutch social networking site online since October 2004. (...) The focus of the website is on keeping in touch with existing friends and making new friends. There is no need to know HTML for creating a Hyve. It is comparable with other social networking sites. Users can...

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orb3000 · Jun 16, 2010

Surreal Aluminium Theme

Art on Windows Mobile devices: if you enjoyed previous themes of Dali´s famous paintings, you will find this one a must have. XDA member tin2404 just updated this surrealistic theme into aluminum. It reminds me a bit to GTX's color combination of whites. Interesting new icons are present on this theme as well as new slider and program icons. An absolute must have for all art and theme lovers out there. Originally posted by tin2404 SURREALISTIC SAGA CONTINUES !! After...

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orb3000 · Jun 15, 2010

BBC iPlayer Updated

If you´ve been following development of BBC iPlayer, this major update will be of your liking. XDA member FryWalker incorporated the option to watch all the latest Soccer highlights from World Cup. The dev also added an option to keep the device awake while downloading. CorePlayer v1.3.6 is recommended as default player. As in previous versions, QVGA, VGA or WVGA are supported on devices running WM6 and up. An Android version is available too. Originally posted by FryWalker A light-weight application...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 15, 2010

SMS Cloud Backup Keeps your Messages Safe

Based on the popular and aesthetically pleasing Sense SDK, XDA member computerjunkie's SMS Cloud Backup is a very useful application to have if you often flash new ROMs to your Windows Mobile device. Rather than creating a backup file on your phone's fragile and easily lost microSD card, SMS Cloud Backup does exactly what it says on the tin; it creates a copy of your messages and sends the file to an email address of your choice, so that they can...

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orb3000 · Jun 15, 2010

VGA-WVGA Beta Added GTX for SPB MS 3.5.3

GTX based ROMs have gained a lot of popularity amongst Windows Mobile XDA users. For those fans of white GTX based ROMs, XDA member doc3000 just added support for VGA and WVGA resolutions on SPB MS 3.5.3. The update fixes some bugs reported by users in weather tab. This theme is working only in WWE ROMs and should be installed on device´s memory. Originally posted by doc3000 Special thanks: Thanks to Kamil, [ElCondor] and all GTX Team for idea and...

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orb3000 · Jun 13, 2010

Kratos Jump for WM

Doodle Jump is an action game developed and published for iPhone OS and Android. The game has been relatively well-received. Gameplay consists of guiding a four-legged creature known as the "Doodler" up an unending series of platforms without falling in an attempt to attain a high score. The character is controlled by tilting the device in the desired direction. XDA member zarpy made a version for Windows Mobile called Kratos Jump and it´s based on the same principle of the...

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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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egzthunder1 · Jun 11, 2010

Pinch to Zoom for Any Device Available Soon

Are you jealous that the only WM device that can replicate the multi-touch ability of the iPhone is the HD2? Do you have issues while trying to zoom in on your favorite pictures while using HTC Album? XDA member OndraSter brings us the answer to your prayers. Although it isn't yet released (but will be soon), this app/driver will enable multi-touch capability on pretty much any WM device with a touchscreen. The dev is currently ironing out a few kinks left and even...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 11, 2010

FootballMonitor Updated to Version 0.33

I'm sure a lot of you will be eager to keep up with the World Cup news in the coming weeks. However, it's not always easy when you're out and about. XDA member esudl has come up with a solution in the form of an auto-updating soccer news application called FootballMonitor. The application is simple yet reliable, allowing you to choose which teams you want to receive news about. FootballMonitor will then inform you of game times and scores with...

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orb3000 · Jun 10, 2010

WM6.5 Themes KenChan M8

Following XDA member kenchan2009 great work on Windows Mobile Titanium themes, we put the eye on this nice looking one called M8, based on blue colors and smooth transparencies. Work on resolutions WVGA, VGA, WQVGA, and QVGA for WM6.5, just install the cab and enjoy. Originally posted by kenchan2009 【ThemeName】 WM6.5 themes "KenChan Gray Green" 【Themeformat】 CAB & OEM 【Date】 produced May 11, 2010 】 【Theme of KenChan (Nocturne I solo) Contact】 【Onhttp://hi.baidu.com/kenchan 【】 WM6.5 simulator test platform tested 【Model】...

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orb3000 · Jun 10, 2010

Black Bauhaus version negative theme for GTX

A lot of new themes for Windows Mobile are being launched these days, and it´s a pleasure to present them here. Developers, members of XDA deserve recognition for the hard work they put on making our WM devices better and nicer every day. XDA Member tin2404 shows us this theme in negative black color, which means that all images have been photoshoped to its negative. Working on GTX ROMs, this theme will work for devices with WVGA resolutions running Windows Mobile...

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orb3000 · Jun 10, 2010

QVGA Landscape for WMStd 6.1|6.5

What happened to old devices running Windows Mobile Standard edition? In fact, there are a lot of people running devices like Excalibur or Vox, just to mention a few. Well, this theme will raise your hopes and inject new life into your devices. XDA member gtg465x just released a great looking theme for QVGA resolutions with a Sense like style. Now you can have weather on your home screen very similar to Sense. This theme comes with its own package...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 9, 2010

Scare your Friends with iBrokeWM

There are already similar apps for the iPhone and for Android, but this is the first of its kind I've seen for Windows Mobile. iBrokeWM, created by XDA member Corwin9S, is a small and fun application that gives a Windows Phone the appearance of being heart-breakingly wrecked. The app simply places an overlay on the display and makes it look like smashed glass. Using the app you can have hours of fun watching your HD2-owning friends squirm as they return to the...

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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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egzthunder1 · Jun 8, 2010

Wake Up Your PC with WoL Everywhere

Have you ever gone through the BIOS on your computer only to see an option called "wake up over network"? If you have, then you may be wondering how to make it work. With this in mind, XDA member LichtiMC has released an app called WoL Everywhere. The purpose of this app is to allow a user to remotely turn on his/her computer. The beauty of this is that it can literally be done from anywhere in the world, as...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 7, 2010

Have Your Own Secretary with Mobile Receptionist

If you work for someone, your boss probably has someone hired to do their chores. You know, all those tedious tasks like taking down memos, sending out e-mails, and of course, taking the calls of whoever is trying to get in touch with you. Thanks to XDA member zaijian, anyone with a WM phone can have one. Mobile Receptionist, as its name implies, is a program that handles tasks that are assigned to it. It can do anything from sending...

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