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3 Mobile Web Apps that keep old Pocket PCs relevant

My iPaq might be two and a half years old, but it's got a thumboard and WiFi. While that might not count for much, it's enough to let me rock on with three mobile web apps that have allowed me to stick with Old Faithful instead of springing for a new device. What are they? Gmail, Google Reader, and Ping.Fm Mobile. The three things I really want to be able to do with my handheld are check and send...

Put Wikipedia In Your Pocket

Sure, Wikipedia may be one of the best places on the internet to find information on just about anything in a hurry, but what about when you're stuck in an elevator during a blackout and you can't remember who wrote The Republic? Relax! Pocket Wikipedia provides quick access to important articles offline - and on just about any kind of device. The download includes about 24,000 images and over 14...

Opera 8.65 for Windows Mobile coming soon

One of the best web browsers for Windows Mobile is getting an update. While it's not Opera 9 just yet, version 8.65 adds a number of new drool-worthy features for any mobile browser: Grab and scroll through screens on Pocket PC edition devices only Web search in the address bar Save images Copy text Send a link as an e-mail, SMS, or MMS Import IE bookmarks Multi-language support ...

5 free Windows Mobile file explorers - Mobile Minute

One of the first things programs I install on any new Windows Mobile device is a replacement for the built-in file explorer utility. The default utility is difficult to navigate, can't browse ZIP files, and doesn't have split screen support. There are some great commercial replacements out there like Resco File Explorer and Anton Tomov's Virtual Explorer, but there are also several great free...

Spb Mobile DVD

So, you've got a problem. You've got a handy little Pocket PC with a beautiful screen and stereo sound, but no way of getting your DVDs compressed and converted to a compatible file format so that you can put them onto it. Right? Enter Spb Mobile DVD. This little application packs a lot of punch, but is as easy to use as you could imagine. Simply drop in your DVD, launch the application, then...

Task Manager for Windows Mobile

One of the most annoying things about Windows Mobile devices is that by default you can only close an application by clicking on the start menu, settings, system, memory, and then running programs tabs. Then you highlight an item and click stop. Whew. That's a 7 click solution. While there are a number of programs out there that let you convert the X button in the upper right corner from...

Pocket SharpMT: Blog on the go

Pocket SharpMT is a handy blogging application for PocketPC devices which supports posting to MovableType blogs, including TypePad. It's the smaller cousin of SharpMT, a desktop blogging client for Windows. With full support of all posting options, as well as the ability to upload images, it's great for blogging if you are away from your computer and want to quickly convey your love of milkshakes...

Agendus coming to Windows Mobile

Iambic has launched a beta for a Pocket PC version of its popular organization program Agendus. Agendus is a personal information management (PIM) suite for PalmOS that offers a complete replacement for the default calendar, contact, and notes programs. Like most PIM programs, Agendus offers a choice of multiple views, color schemes, and icons for sorting through their data. Along with Datebk,...

Why you can't sync your Pocket PC over WiFi with ActiveSync 4.x

Don't you hate it when a company goes and updates its software only to leave you with fewer features? One of the main complaints people have had about ActiveSync 4.x is that Microsoft took away the ability to synchronize your Windows Mobile device with your computer over WiFi. If you want WiFi syncing, you have to go back to ActiveSync 3.8 or ealier. Microsoft has long maintained that they removed...

Syncing podcasts with a Pocket PC

Today Microsoft officially launches its Zune media player. But I've had an iPod competitor in my pocket for the last few years: My PDA. And it's got something that the Zune doesn't -- podcast support. Well, kind of. Just like the Zune, Pocket PCs don't come with software allowing you to automatically download podcasts, or to easily organize them. But with a little tweaking, and a couple of free...

WinMobile Torrent 2.1 for Pocket PCs released

Yes, you read that headline right--WinMobile Torrent is a BitTorrent client for Pocket PCs. I've been an avid Pocket PC user for literally years, and I can honestly say I've never considered using one for downloading torrent files. To be fair, though, these days with the huge memory cards we can add to our Pocket PCs and modern battery life, it's really not that strange of an idea. Since Barb...

How to run Gmail locally on a Pocket PC

Pocket PC users are kind of screwed when it comes to mobility software. Although our devices are far more capable than modern phones, almost all online mobility software caters to the phone using contingent. Consider Gmail Mobile - although it's a nice pared-down interface for mobile phone users, on a Pocket PC it's horrendous to use, particularly if you don't happen to have a Windows Mobile...

S-TRIS 2 Tetris clone - Today's Time Waster

Tetris clones are a dime a dozen, but S-TRIS 2 is unique in two ways. One, it's free, and two, it's damn good. I found and tested it on my Pocket PC, but it turns out that S-TRIS 2 is available for a number of platforms, including Win32 (Windows), GP2X, Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Symbian. How cool is that? In terms of game play value, S-TRIS 2 is right up there. The visuals are clean, quick and...

YoMoBlog - blogging from mobile devices

Say what you will about Dave Winer, he's hard to ignore in the blogosphere. Recently Dave released YoMoBlog, a web-based blogging client for mobile devices like Blackberries, Treos and Pocket PCs. All you do is fill out a few fields on the start page (which we've linked to above), which include blog url, email address, username , and password, and if all goes well you should be able to post...

Syncing MS Outlook with Google Calendar and Gmail

Engtech has developed a solution that many of us have been waiting for. Although I am pretty much an online software user now, I still utilize Microsoft Outlook for email and some scheduling. Which really created problems when on the road, and away from my sole machine. Engtech is using some software called ScheduleWorld. ScheduleWorld is working with Google Calendar, Gmail, and Outlook in a...