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Archive for November, 2007

Delete all contacts in WM5+

Posted by onlydarksets on November 30, 2007

It appears that Microsoft has removed the ability to select multiple contacts in WM5 and beyond.  An unintended consequence of this is that there is no easy way to delete all contacts on the phone – you have to do it in Outlook on the PC.  Here is an app that lets you delete everything on the phone.

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Microsoft Office 6.1 Mobile Update (FREE) – PDAPhoneHome.com

Posted by onlydarksets on November 29, 2007

This was just released yesterday:

Microsoft Office 6.1 Mobile Update (FREE) – PDAPhoneHome.com

Microsoft Office 2007 introduced new Open XML-based file formats for Office applications. These new file formats reduce file size, improve security and reliability, and enhance integration with external sources.
To allow Windows Mobile users to work with Office documents created in the Open XML formats, Microsoft has developed an upgrade for Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile applications. This upgrade to the Office Mobile applications allows viewing and editing of Word documents and Excel workbooks and viewing of PowerPoint slideshows created by using Microsoft Office 2007.
Other improvements include:
• Enhanced viewing experience for charts in Excel Mobile.
• Ability to view SmartArt in PowerPoint Mobile.
• Ability to view and extract files from compressed (.zip) folders.
Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1 Full Version to support Microsoft 2007 file formats

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Screen protectors (personal experience)

Posted by onlydarksets on November 28, 2007

Following up on this post, I purchased the Pocket Solutions HD Screen Protectors.  They are not the crystal clear kind, but, rather the anti-glare kind.

The first set I received was not cut properly.  After my second support request (the first received no response), Pocket Solutions sent me a replacement set at no cost.  These fit better, but there is about a 1/32″ gap on one side.  I’m not sure anything can be done about that, though, since the screen on the i760 is recessed.

It has worked well so far – no smudges, fairly readable outdoors, and no scratches.

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Installing car seats – LATCH and seatbelts

Posted by onlydarksets on November 28, 2007

I’ve been trying to figure out if it’s OK to use both LATCH restraints and seat belts to secure a child’s car seat.  The short answer is no, but I can’t find a satisfying reason, other than, “Car seats aren’t tested that way”.

I posted a response in this thread, but no response yet.

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5-point Harness Car seats for over 40lbs

Posted by onlydarksets on November 28, 2007

I have to upgrade my son’s car seats because he is too tall for the Britax Roundabout he is in now.  However, finding a 5-point harness seat rated to more than 40lbs/40″ is no small feat.  I found a few though:

Beware the other seats listed in the “Combination” section of NHTSA’s website.  The forward/rear combo seats only allow the 5-point harness up to 40lbs.  Above that you just use the seat belt, which is less than a perfect solution.

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PP/iLauncher/Freeware feature comparison

Posted by onlydarksets on November 16, 2007

Spb Pocket Plus SBSH iLauncher Freeware Option
Top bar battery indicator

Y

Y

Batti
Task manager

Y

Y

i760 Task Manager
InClose
pBar
vBar
Top bar clock

Y

Y

Registry Hack
Advanced Configuration Tool (source:daverose808)
Finger scrolling

Y

N

FTouchFlo
Today plug-in

Y

Y

cLaunch
Button mapper

Y

N

AE Button Plus
ZIP handler

Y

N

pocketRAR
Total Commander
PIE tabs

Y

N

Web Viewer
Safe mode

Y

Y

????

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Windows Live Writer supports WordPress!

Posted by onlydarksets on November 14, 2007

This was hardly a secret or anything, given WordPress’s immense popularity, but I just found out that WLW supports it, as proved by this post!

Of course, a link is always helpful!

http://get.live.com/writer/overview

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Cheap CD Rom titles

Posted by onlydarksets on November 13, 2007

http://www.cdromusa.com/

Good for kids’ CD Rom games.

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Finger-scrolling contact applications

Posted by onlydarksets on November 7, 2007

There are a number of applications that allow finger-scrolling like the iPhone.

  • PocketCM – the most slick of the free options
  • FunContact – slick scrolling, but very difficult to actually select a contact

There are also a few that don’t appear to be developed any longer

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Free AVI media players

Posted by onlydarksets on November 3, 2007

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