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Essential Tools

Posted by onlydarksets on September 21, 2006

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Increase web browsing speed on Q

Posted by onlydarksets on September 12, 2006

This hack changes the DNS servers (which the web browser contacts before each web request to figure out the IP address of the web server) from Verizon’s slooooowww DNS servers to OpenDNS.com’s FAST servers.

  1. Download and install PHM Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to registry key:
    HKEY\Comm\Cellular Line\Parms\TcpIp\DNS
  3. Change default values to:
    1. 208.67.222.222
    2. 208.67.220.220

Note: Should you need them again, the default values are 66.174.95.44 and 69.78.96.14.

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Application unlock the Q

Posted by onlydarksets on September 11, 2006

http://www.sems.org/entry.asp?ENTRY_ID=157

Special thanks goes to
spddemn at qusers.com.
Here is the easy steps:

  1. Download and install Device Security Manager Powertoy for Windows Mobile 5.0 from Microsoft. This is a nifty utility to show what security policy is in effect. If you connect your Q to your PC, you’ll see two tier security policy is in effect. (Edit by ODS: You need .NET 2.0 on your PC for this app to work).
  2. Download and copy secpolicies.cab to your Q (using ActiveSync, Total Commander, or just browse this site via Pocket Internet Explorer). I got this from Telus support, after following a post on qusers.com.
  3. Run and install it. This allows you to install third party SSL Root Certs.
  4. If you run Device Security Manager Powertoy for Windows Mobile 5.0 now (it is listed in Start – Programs as “Security Configuration Manager”, you’ll see now you are using One Tier Prompt. Select Security Off and click Provision. It will install tool.cab to your device and then provision the settings.

If you want to do it the hard way, you can also change registry keys:

[hkey_local_machine\security\policies\policies]

“0000101b”=dword:00000001
“00001017”=dword:00000090
“00001007”=dword:00000040
“00001005”=dword:00000028
“00001001”=dword:00000001

to the same effect. Interestingly, on many forums, value for 1017 is set as 090 (hex, originally 080), where as the above tool sets it to 10. Also 1005 is set to DE, where many articles I read sets it to 28. The rest is the same. But right after step 3, I was able to manually edit these keys via Resco Regedit or PHM Regedit (HTC Signed copy)

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Q Registry Hacks

Posted by onlydarksets on September 11, 2006

Change Start Menu into List Instead of Grid

  1. \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shell\StartMenu
  2. Change the GridView value to 0 if you want list view.
  3. Change it to 1 if you want grid view.


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Websites for Smartphone

Posted by onlydarksets on September 10, 2006

Comprehensive List

Games

Sports Scores

Discussion Forums

Package Tracking

Gmail http://m.gmail.com

Accuweather http://accuweather.com/pda/pda_5dy.asp

Cnet http://m.news.com/2162-12_3-0.html

eBay http://wap.ebay.com

Espn http://wirelessproxy.espn.go.com/wireless/espn/html/pocketpc

MLB http://wap.mlb.com

PdaMobileWeb http://pdamobileweb.com

Skweezer http://skweezer.net

USA Todayhttp://wap.usatoday.com

Google http://google.com/pda

Yahoo http://wap.oa.yahoo.com

CNN http://206.130.125.133/mobile.php?UMPG=index

dslreports http://text.delreports.com/mspeed

moviefone http://verizon.moviefone.com

PocketPCMag Siteshttp://www.pocketpcmag.com/mobile/mobile.asp

Google News – http://mobile.google.com/news?output=xhtml
USA Today – http://wap.usatoday.com
BizJournal – http://mobile.bizjournals.com/mobile.php?UMPG=marketNews&UM_SCTN=Select+a+Market&MKT=bizjournals

Weather
Accuweather – http://www.accuweather.com/pda/pda_5dy.asp?act=L
National Weather Service – http://mobile.srh.noaa.gov
PDA Animated Weather – http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/paw/
Nation Doppler Radar Sites – http://bevhoward.com/storm/ppcrad.htm
Weather Underground – http://mobile.wunderground.com

Travel
Delta – http://mobile.delta.com/
American – http://aa.flightlookup.com/omnisky/
MapQuest – http://www.mapquest.com/pda/
Google Directions – http://www.google.com/xhtml?site=local&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&near=&rl=1&sc=1&daddr=%20&near=%20&q=

Directories
Evmo – http://www.evmo.com/Kevmo.aspx
Pda hot spots – http://www.wacklepedia.com/pdahotspots/pda_hotspots.htm
Pda mobile web – http://www.pdamobileweb.com/
Small sites – http://209.221.153.18/smallsites/

Tech
Speed test – http://www.info-techs.com/speedtest50.html
Cnet – http://news.com.com/2162-12_3-0.html
Engadget – http://www.engadgetmobile.com/
Msmobiles – http://msmobiles.com/mobile/
Pdaphonehome – http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/index.php?styleid=10
PocketPCMag – http://www.pocketpcmag.com/mobile/
Smartphone Thoughts – http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/mobile/
Wired – http://www.wired.com/news_drop/palmpilot/

Proxy service
Google – http://www.google.com/gwt/n
Webxcope – http://www.webxcope.com/
Skweezer – http://www.skweezer.net/

Research & Info
M&W Dictionary – http://www.m-w.com/palm.htm

Washington Posthttp://twp.com/

Cool Weatherhttp://www.hiddentreasurehosting.com/weather/

YES http://mobile.yes.com

TV Guidehttp://wireless.tvguide.com

FedEx Tracking http://mobile.fedex.com

UPS Tracking http://mobile.ups.com

Yellow Pageshttp://m.yp.com

Answers http://mobile.answers.com

MiniXMhttp://mobile.minixm.com/DS/MOBILE/

BBChttp://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/web/index.shtml

ESPN Radiohttp://abc2.andomedia.com/wepn/launch.asp

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