There’s an old saying that goes: “Books are the windows to the world.“ Even though that in this digital age the leading role is taken by the internet, books still play their part as openings to the vast knowledge out there. But modern technology also brings changes to the book world. Aside from the words […]
We talk a lot about backing up on Make Tech Easier, but generally this is with respect to computers. Backing up mobile phones is still in its infancy as mobile internet has just recently started to become more ubiquitous. The two leading smartphone operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, both have some backup functions […]
Tilt-shift photography is a technique whereby figures or objects are made to appear miniature through the manipulation of the lens. If done very well, the life-size objects or subjects will appear like miniature scale models. Although it is a technique that skilled photographers accomplish using their cameras, you can also mimic it with photo editing […]
In the past, if you want to access StumbleUpon on your iPhone/iPod Touch, you will know that it is not an easy task. Back then, SU only exists as a Firefox extension and does not plays well with any of the mobile devices. However, with the launch of the SU web toolbar, anyone can now […]
The default Windows Mobile user interface isn’t ideal for the majority of daily mobile working tasks – it depends heavily on the stylus (or is you’re using a Smartphone, the D-pad), a hardware keyboard and in some cases very good eyesight. As such, several developers have taken advantage of this to introduce alternative user interfaces […]
Using Microsoft Exchange is the nearest thing to true push email on Windows Mobile devices, and thanks to a new free open source service, you are no longer restricted to paying an for an unreliable service or depending on your corporate email. Funambol is a free service that uses the open source model. It replicates […]
With calendars, contacts and task data becoming more and more mobile, pocket PCs are a key home for the storage of mobile organizer information. Windows Mobile can be synchronised via ActiveSync with your PC or Exchange server to keep synchonrised your contacts list, calendars and flagged emails and tasks – but tourble can arise in […]
Good games on the Windows Mobile platform are largely limited to a few recent titles – but there is a wealth of games available for the platform thanks to the library of titles written in MS-DOS, and a suitable emulator. If you want to install some old games or apps or simply want to push […]
There are considerable benefits in using a software keyboard on your Windows Mobile phone – but it can be troublesome to find the right keyboard and difficult to set it up without the right tools. Windows Mobile comes with a number of onscreen input options. Various stylus methods are provided such as Block Recogniser and […]
When resorting to a factory reset to reinvigorate your Windows Mobile phone – for instance to get rid of a severe bug or remove some badly made software you’ve downloaded – it can be a galling procedure to pour over your handset re-entering your email settings if you’re using POP or IMAP. Happily there is […]
If you’re on the move with your laptop and Windows Mobile device in tow, as long as you have a data connection with your mobile contract you should be able to use your handset as a modem.
This process is commonly called tethering – Windows Mobile users are able to take advantage of the platform’s version of Internet Connection Sharing in order to get online.
For users of Windows Mobile 6.0 and later, this is a relatively simple task – if you’re on Windows Mobile 5.0 however it’s a bit trickier.
Constant day to day use of a Windows Mobile device can lead to a slowdown in performance even on the highest spec devices with memory and by extension processor time continually allocated to applications that are to all intents and purposes closed. Poor application programming is usually the cause of these apps retaining system resources […]
There are plenty of sites and programs out there that will let you upload your pictures or videos to one or two of your social media sites, but people like choice. Would 50 supported sites plus email and FTP uploading be enough? That should let you share enough stuff to make even your Kindergarten teacher […]
Successful blogging from the Windows Mobile platform can be difficult. There are several applications that can be installed and utilised but most of these alternatives are limited in some way. However if you’re blogging to a Movable Type or WordPress platform blog, the best solution is Pocket Sharp MT for touchscreen “Professional” Windows Mobile devices […]
When Nokia first released the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, many Linux geeks could not resist a hackable handheld computer, even if they had no use for it. With the subsequent releases of the N800 and N810 versions, the devices gained even wider appeal. One of the problems I have always had with it, however, is […]
Maintaining a remote backup of your Windows Mobile contacts, calendar, schedule, tasks and other documents, pictures and MP3s has traditionally been a problematic situation for Windows Mobile users.
Thankfully as part of an overdue concerted move to develop the Windows Mobile and Hotmail/Live platforms, Microsoft have developed the My Phone, a secure online repository for vital information stored on your Windows Mobile device that can be added to or cut down as the user sees fit.
Ever seen those black and white checkered boxes on Android web sites? They’re QR or “Quick Response” codes, and they can be read from your phone using the Barcode Scanner application from the Android Market. You can scan the codes that are published on web sites and use the results for all kinds of things. […]
Installing applications and tools on to a Windows Mobile device can be a little bit daunting at first, particularly for newcomers to the platform.
Prior to the actual act of installing the application, there are several things you need to check.