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*Moved to: Running Android 2.2 (Frodo) on your HD2While my HD2 was away getting fixed I had to slum it using an Android phone from Vodafone. It was a small cheap Vodafone 845 running Android 2.1 and you know what… I loved it. Don’t get me wrong… the phone was crap… but Android is good. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Flashing your Windows Phone 6 for Dummies The rate at which vendors release new updates for the HD2 is ridiculously slow. You have to wait for Microsoft to release the new OS, then you wait for HTC to build it into a ROM, and then you have to wait up to 6 months for your operator to badly customise it for their network. Once Windows Phone 7 is released this problem should go away as Microsoft is likely to be able to update the phone over the air, but what do we do until then? I want Windows ...
*Moved to: Twitter with styleI have been using an excellent piece of software for twittering form my Windows Mobile. Twikini has all of the features you would expect, as well as working fantastically with the IPhone like features of Windows Mobile 6.5. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Here we go, as a proper response to my own rant – Google Maps Mobile 3.0 for Windows Mobile, or what Live Search Mobile forgot to do, again. Windows Live Search Mobile client for WM6 has a feature called Collections, this feature let’s the user look up RSS content and map it. Hmmmm… Sarah Perez has found an article a while back on how to open up your collections in Live Search Mobile here: Make Your Live Maps Collections Mobile The tutorial linked is actually really nice: Live Maps Collections Mobile ...
*Moved to: Microsoft MyPhone service available to the publicMicrosoft recently opened up there beta of the MyPhone service to the general public. The service syncs your Mobile phone with the web and allows access to your Contacts Calendar tasks, pictures and more. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Photo originally from Engadget. Today I went to Best Buy to pick up a new phone. I've had the HTC Apache (aka the PPC6700 or VX6700) for nearly three years now. I have kept the Apache up to date by putting WM6 on it, otherwise I probably would have switched sooner. I was going to get the HTC Touch Diamond, then I learned of the HTC Touch Pro (HTC 6850). This isn't an iPhone, but it's close enough for me. http://www.htc.com/www/prod... ...
*Moved to: Presenting Aplication Lifecycle Management: PrecursorI am doing a presentation this afternoon on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). This is the first time that I have ever presented on this topic, and I found out that I was doing it on Friday!I have put together a bunch of slides pulling information mostly from Wikipedia. I have another presentation afterwards on Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), but it is the ALM one that scares me. I already had canned slides for Visual Studio Team ...
*Moved to: A problem with Diarist 2!{Rant} I think that it would be good to remove the drop down to select your blog from the main blog writing page. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Working from a Mobile again!As I am traveling today and I am not taking a laptop, I want to be able to do a little personal work from my mobile.. What I would realy like is to be able to monitor and edit my CodePlex (Team Foundation Server) work items from my phone! And I am not talking about some crappy web based solution, I hate not being able to work offline, but a Smart Client application like the one I am using now (Diarist 2) that can let me work away with cached work items and then ...
*Moved to: What to do when you dont have a working computer!I have a little problem...I don't have a computer at home at the moment :( So I am writing this post from my Pocket PC using Diarist 2. I will come back to that, but first... The reason for my lack of my "can't live without accesory" is that my laptop has finaly given up the ghost. It is an 8 year old Dell desktop replacemnt, and in my infinite wisdom I desided to install Vista just after it went RTM. All was well for a while, but it was ...
Everyone is streaming in trying to find the optimal seat. After four hours of waiting in line, I don’t care where I sit just as long as I am sitting. There are large plasmas all over the place which is good – from my vantage point, Jobs is going to be a dot. Huge applause – Al Gore is here in the audience. From my seat: More cheesy pre-show music … 10:01 AM PST Still waiting, people still streaming in. Whomever was in charge of the herd\logistics should be shot. Microsoft owns them in this regard ...
Pros: Dual 400MHz processor Integrated GPS Sliding Keyboard with 40 degree tilt Integrated still/video camera Accepts high capacity microSDHC cards Windows Mobile 6 Office Mobile 6.1 (so you can view Office 2007 files) Cons: Speakerphone isn’t the best No zoom on still camera at the highest resolution Picture quality could be better Lack of integrated 3.5mm audio jack Now that I’ve had my Tilt for a little bit, I figured I’d give a more in depth review for others who might be considering a new Windows ...
*Moved to: Information Sync Over the past year of using the Windows Mobile Device Center on Vista as well as ActiveSync 4.5 I have become increasingly disillusioned with them both and searching for another tool that would do the job better.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Blogging about...I have not had much time to blog over the last week so I thought I should write this to get my head round what I have been up to. I have been busy at work with documenting deployment procedures and requirements, an application deployment, Managing production applications and reading email. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Office Mobile 2007This week I installed Office Mobile 2007 on my Windows Mobile 6 (Black Shadow) SPV M3100, and I have to say, what changed? I can now see my RSS Feeds as part of Outlook Mobile 2007, but apart from that the only change was the addition of OneNote Mobile 2007.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: HTC Touch / Black Shadow WeatherIf you want to have you city displayed in the HTC Weather Home screen then you need to do some editing! My colleague Ajay just purchased a HTC Touch yesterday from Orange and he was upset that Glasgow was not listed in the cities. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
This in reply to AngryCode [himself] read his post RE: Microsoft WindowsMobile on pains of moving from SmartPhone to Touchscreen-only HTC Touch. AngryCoder: Why Can't Microsoft Get Windows Mobile Right? My response/story: I used to have the very first SmartPhone Beta hardware Kit from Microsoft. Ever since then SmartPhone was an edge above PocketPC for phone use. One good form factor to come close was HP and Treo with "half-n-half" design 2/3 screen and a QWERTY input. My first real production phone ...
Microsoft published a white paper detailing the TCO on Windows Mobile 6 devices vs. RIM's Blackberry. Surprisingly they find a 28% savings in the Wm6 devices over Blackberries. And when studying the 160 enterprise customers they found 85% of them already had the incoming ports open needed for direct push since they are the same ones used for OWA. Nice ...
*Moved to: Windows Mobile 6 Black Shadow (4.0)I know that you are not supposed to do it, but I updated my phone to Windows Mobile 6 Black, specifically Black 4 (Shadow). This is a fantastic ROM and, if you are not that technical, much better than trying to cook your own! It is described as a Hybrid OEM of HTC Hermes and Touch designed specifically for the Hermes. This is good as the current HTC Touch phone does not have 3G or a keyboard, it looks fantastic though. I knew the iPhone would be good ...
*Moved to: HTC TouchIf, like me you are a fan of Pocked PC mobile phones you will have something like the Orange SPV 3100. Like me you will probably not really rate these devices as phones, but it beats carrying multiple technobits in your pocket. You can use it for pictures, email, mp3 (until the Zune is released in the UK), reading books (using MS Reader), browsing the web (its not a bad as you would think), and many other things that you require extra software for. What many users of these devices ...
Redmond Developer News just published an article saying that Research In Motion (RIM) will be making available later this year software that provides Windows Mobile 6 devices a "virtual" BlackBerry experience. The software will feature email, browsing, instant messaging, and other capabilities and will also let WM6 devices take advantage of BlackBerry services, such as BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The application also provides support for the BlackBerry Mobile Data System, a feature that will enable ...
*Moved to: Mobile Device CenterThe one thing I do not like about the mobile device center is that it can't sync with the built in windows vista components (Contacts, Calendar and email). This is, I think, a deficiency in the product. I would have liked Outlook to also use these components (or to be able to choose to), as it would mean a single storage mechanism for all email clients on Vista.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Microsoft just announced Windows Mobile 6 (press release) at the 3GSM World Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The first WM6 powered devices will start hitting the streets by the second quarter of this year, and many companies are planning upgrade options for existing WM5 devices. There are a lot of changes in this release, but Microsoft has really focused on improving usability and adding support for more Microsoft Office features. The user interface has received a much needed face-lift, giving it ...
*Moved to: Windows Mobile Device CenterWell, its about time: The WMDC is out of beta and is available to download. WMDC is the replacement for ActiveSync on Vista and I would have expected it to be available for the business release of Vista. Up until now users have had to make do with the beta version that was originally released for Vista RC1, and I can tell you it was a little flaky in places. Not anything really problematic, just the usual beta unfinishedness, though it was usable. I was very ...
*Moved to: Vista Mobile Device CenterOne thing I loved, with the update of Media Player 11 and ActiveSync 4.2, on my phone (Windows Mobile 5.0 - Orange SPV M3100) with Windows XP was that it detected that I had a 1gb SD card and added it to the sync devices of Media Player. This allowed me to download my Channel9 and DotNetRocks podcasts and sync them with my phone on a daily basis. I just could not be bothered to sync them manually before. Then I updated to Vista! And the feature disappeared :(Read ...
*Moved to: Windows Vista: windows mobile device centerIf you are trying to get windows mobile device center running on Vista 6000 RTM then you will need to install the beta as it is not actively released. Update 2006-12-20Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...