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Converting SageTV recordings to Zune/iPod/iPhone, version 2.0

Posted by onlydarksets on January 2, 2009

I posted a method for converting SageTV files to iPod/iPhone compliant files a while back, but a number of the files weren’t converting properly.  I also had problems with mencoder cutting commercials out of the files.  So, I retooled the approach, and I am now getting 100% success, using the approach outlined below.

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Posted in DVRMSToolbox, HowTo, iPhone, SageTV, Windows Mobile, Zune 2 | 6 Comments »

More task syncing with the iPhone (or WM)

Posted by onlydarksets on December 29, 2008

In addition to the many other options out there, I have been playing with a relatively new entry – Task2Gather.  This, like Zenbe Lists, is a Web 2.0/iPhone tandem where both components were developed by the same outfit.  For T2G, it’s Vito Technology, which is probably best known for developing several apps that make a Windows Mobile device behave more like the iPhone.  Recently, though, they’ve gotten into the iPhone app development game.

Task2Gather   Task2Gather_WM

Task2Gather (which also has a WM client) is different than almost every other task app out there, because it allows infinite nesting.  I have been playing with this for a while, and it’s really helpful for the way I work.  However, it also means that Outlook task synchronization is rather unlikely.  As a workaround, though, you can publish your task list as an iCalendar, and subscribe to it in Outlook.  It also supports multiple users, but that’s not something I have tested.

The app is very polished, and takes full advantage of the iPhone interface.  The screen is well laid out, the icons are informative, and the navigation is intuitive.  The “Logout” button is incoveniently placed, but it’s a minor inconvenience.

The only two “knocks” I have at this point are the lack of Outlook sync and the lack of off-line mode.  However, lacking Outlook task sync is becoming a fact of life with the iPhone, not a shortcoming of any particular app, and the developers are working on an offline mode, so I’m pretty excited about the potential here.  To further sweeten the pot, the iPhone client is only $0.99 until Vito completes and releases the off-line mode.

Download from the App Store (iTunes link).

Posted in iPhone, PPCs | 1 Comment »

The i760 is no more…

Posted by onlydarksets on July 22, 2008

I just got back from selling my i760. I have officially left the realm of Windows Mobile (ok, not really – I still have my old Moto Q, but I no longer have a Verizon account). The 6.1 upgrade seemed nice, too, although I did not really play with out much.

Onwards and upwards!

(btw, this was posted from the new WordPress app for theiPhone)

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Finding the MAC on the i760 (redux)

Posted by onlydarksets on July 22, 2008

I had previously posted how to find the MAC address on the i760 running WM6.  With the official release of WM 6.1, the code has changed.  You now need to enter #43574357*.

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iPhone activation relies on Windows Mobile

Posted by onlydarksets on July 20, 2008

Imagine my surprise yesterday, when the Apple employee who was hooking up my iPhone pulled out a handheld device running Windows Mobile!  There was a full-screen application (looked like something in Java), but I saw the distinctive WM keyboard select icon (in the system tray area) and the craptacular WM QWERTY keyboard (funny nonsequitor – I actually had to think for a second how to spell QWERTY):

I am pretty sure the device was the Symbol MC70 (or a predecessor to it):

I’m surprised I couldn’t find anything on this on the interwebs.  I’d have guessed this would be a hot-topic.
Still not “hot”, but it’s out there. Thanks, Pony99CA.

Posted in iPhone, PPCs, Windows Mobile | 4 Comments »

Windows Mobile 6.1 for Samsung i760

Posted by onlydarksets on July 14, 2008

Update: It’s now officially official.

It’s now (semi?) official – you can upgrade your i760 to WM 6.1.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll give it a go tomorrow.  You can find the directions on Samsung’s website.  Here are direct links to the updater.

It sounds like you need to use the original cable (i.e., don’t use a sync/charge cable) and plug it DIRECTLY into the PC (i.e., not into a hub).

Also, there might be an issue with setting up Gmail, although there is a workaround:

Some of the benefits:

  • No SDHC hack necessary for >2GB microSD cards (apparently supports up to 8GB)
  • WM6.1 apps (e.g., threaded SMS, zooming PIE, Youtube support)
  • Battery life and speed optimizations

Source: PDA Phone Home i760 forum

Posted in PPCs, Samsung i760, Windows Mobile | Leave a Comment »

Moto Q hacks

Posted by onlydarksets on May 30, 2008

http://www.everythingq.com/forum/moto-q-hacks/motorola-q-hacks-1037.html

Good listing of the available hacks

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Dialpad graphics for Moto Q

Posted by onlydarksets on May 30, 2008

I had to revert to the Q when my i760 crashed.  Finally tracked these down again:

http://benhirashima.com/software/

Posted in MotoQ | 1 Comment »

Default Windows Mobile Media Player to “Storage Card”

Posted by onlydarksets on May 15, 2008

I use WMMP every day on the drive to work, and one of my pet peeves is that every morning I have to manually select “Storage Card’ to point it to my music.  This trick (which simply removes the Device library), solves that problem!

Mobile Windows Media Player, when launched, defaults to showing the “My Device” library. You probably want it to open the “Storage Card” library by default. You can remove the “My Device” library listing option completely by deleting the following file: “Mobile Device\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\XMEMediaLibrary.mlb.”  This way, only the files in your Storage Card library will show up in Windows Media Player Mobile.

Source: pocketnow

Posted in Windows Mobile | 1 Comment »

Free TV shows from Unbox

Posted by onlydarksets on March 12, 2008

You can get 15 episodes of Season 1 of In Treatment for free.  Not too shabby!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0015GF4FO/

Unbox videos playback in Vista Media Center and extenders, as well as on PFS devices (like Windows Mobile).

Posted in Windows Media Center, Windows Mobile | 1 Comment »