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Weather 1.2 by VITO Technology Includes U.S. Cities

VITO Technology hasreleased their latest version of finger-friendly Weather 1.2. According to the developer, this update includes all U.S. cities and major cities worldwide. Weather 1.2 is FREE and integrates into VITO Technology's Winterface, a mobile shell app.

When added to Winterface, the icon will display either the current temperature or weather condition so you can know your weather conditions at a glance - that's a nice touch. Weather 1.2 can display the weather for up to 10 cities and requires simple swiping gestures on the screen to move from one city to the next. Adding a city requires only three taps for this finger-friendly app.

Weather 1.2 is a simple and clean interface that may be a welcome addition on your Windows Mobile device. Get it here for free!

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A few months ago, we reviewed GPSToday and called it one of Windows Mobile's killer apps. We also hinted back then that some more features were to come in future revisions, specifically relating to social networking and communications.

Welp, that time has come. This week, GeoTerrestrial updated their program with a bunch of lil' fixes and improvements and few big ones, including GeoMail. GeoMail is simply a method to send your current coordinates or street address via email/sms to friends and colleagues.

The other major update is a new standalone version. With the popularity of HTC's TouchFlow interface, running 3rd party Today Plugins is a bit of hassle. Now you can download a separate non-plugin version of GPSToday. Sweet.

Read on for my quick overview/review of GPSToday's GeoMail feature.

First, some other minor updates that come with 0.9.9.3:

  • Weather updating mechanism is tightened up
  • Today screen flicker is removed
  • Now you can change the temperature display color on the today screen to suit your needs

GeoMail

This is now probably one of the best features of GPSToday. Ever been meeting up with someone in the city and you want to send them your location? Not very easy if you use Google Maps or Live Search as (1) You can't send people your blue dot (2) Just because you see yourself on the map, doesn't mean you know the actual street address.

GPSToday and GeoMail solve this by simply looking up your GPS location, converting to a street address and with just a few clicks, being able to send that info via email or SMS.

But what's really cool here is how GeoMail handles this feature. When you send the info via email, the recipient gets 3 options via links

  • A link to a map for desktop users
  • A link to a map for mobile phone users
  • Option for GPSToday users to open the info in GPSToday (via menu)

In other words, the program does not need your recipients to have GPSToday installed or some special software on their end. That non-proprietary feel is very nice and GT seem to have covered all possible scenarios of real users.

If sent via SMS, the recipient will get your geolocation & street address. And the super cool part: if you have GPSToday installed and receive somebody's geolocation info via their GPSToday...it automagically opens up your GPSToday to display their location with a little message. They then show up on your map as a little pin, with their name and even their message.

Hands off, no fiddling, no copy n pasting, no looking up. It just does it for your. Plus you can respond back to the person with your location and a message. You can even send to multiple recipients.

A+ GeoTerrestrial.

Registration for GeoMail

One quibble some may have is that you need to register an account to use GeoMail. Like the program itself, it's free and there are no gimmicks here. Though you may wonder why you have to register (we did) and this is what GeoTerrerstrial had to say:

The reason is that next version onwards geomail will allow sending/receiving locations by choosing recipient usernames, via the geoterrestrial network (a third way over sms and email). That method will be a bit slower than sms (but free unlike sms), and much faster than email. Even better than that, it will also allow us to de-couple sending/receiving methods based upon user preferences. For example, a user will be able to send a message via email, but the recipient will receive it instantly via sms, and so on. We think that will be really neat.

And as a teaser, GeoTerrestrial lets us know of another new feature they are working on, cryptically called GeoGroups which will also take advantage of the "geoterrestrial network". You heard it here first :-)

Plus, as far as signing up goes, this is pretty painless as you can do it all on the device and they require no personal information (just a username and password). Still, we suppose one could argue about security risks, so if you have a fear (or a reason to fear) someone spying on you...well, you should probably not even have a phone with GPS.

Final Thoughts

What can we say? We're smitten with this program. It's free, it looks cool and it's probably one of the most useful applications to take advantage of your device's on-board GPS.

With GeoWeather (weather based on your current location), GeoTagging (automatically tag your photos with your geolocation info), GeoLogger (log your movements, hikes, etc.),the future GeoGroups (?!) and now GeoMail, GPSToday is packed full of features that are just (geek alert!)...really awesome.

If we had any gripe it would be this: somehow add a GeoMail icon to the Today Plugin, or give us an option for an expanded Today Plugin. We think it'd be really cool to just one-click (via icon) launch GeoMail without having to launch the map and go into some sub-menu. But that's a minor criticism.

Two bigger issues are still no-compatibility with non-Touch Screen devices (we feel for you Moto Q9 users) and street address lookup is still U.S. based only.

But hey, if you're in the U.S., have a touchscreen WM device and GPS...this seems like a no brainer.

Post your thoughts and comments below!

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Weekly Software Wrangle 23

It's time for Software Wrangle 23 and we will look at a bunch of new, updated and free apps one last time before riding off into the sunset. Let's saddle up one last time and go out guns blazing!

This week, WM Standard new software is TuneSync for Windows Mobile and Golf Tracks Standard. Updated software includes A3VS DVD Catalyst 3 and SBSH Facade 1.4.1. The free app this week is Skyfire.

WM Professional new software are Budget Manager Deluxe and Video Poker. Updated software includes MASPware GuardMobile and Winterface. Freeware is Digital Tool List v1.0 beta.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is TuneSync for Windows Mobile by Information Appliance Associates. How would you like to sync your iTunes music with your smartphone?

At last, Windows Mobile users can have the best of both worlds. iTunes to manage their music album and a Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone or Smartphone to carry the MP3 (non-copy-protected) music in their iTunes playlists.

If you're only using your Windows Mobile handheld to manage your contacts, calendar, or tasks, you're missing out on one of it's coolest features...taking your favorite music on the road and playing while you work. That's why we created PocketMac

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Weekly Software Wrangle 22

It's time for Software Wrangle 22 and we have a bunch of apps to rope in today. Whether you're looking for some new software, need to update some existing software, or want some free apps, take a few minutes and check them out!

This week, WM Standard new software is Spb Online Games and LoanCalc. Updated software includes Bankarama and DVD Catalyst 3. The free app this week is Vibrate On Connect.

WM Professional new software are exoVirusStop antivirus and Halma Sharp. Updated software includes VsNotepad 2 and IM+ Instant Messenger. Freeware is Remote Touch Beta.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Spb Online Games Smartphone v1.1 by Spb Software House. Want to get your game on with other real people online, all from your smartphone?

Spb Online Games is a pack of casual multiplayer online games. Play English Checkers, Russian Checkers, Hexagon and Reversi with real people in real time.

Features: - Two types of Checkers, Hexagon and Reversi - Play with real people - Easy to play casual games - No configuration

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Weekly Software Wrangle 21

Welcome to Software Wrangle 21! Although the days are getting shorter, there's still time to saddle up and wrangle some software before the sun sets! So draw your WM phones from their holsters, check out these apps, and do some downloading!

This week, WM Standard new software is Chronos Alarm Clock for SPV v3.9.6 and Spb Online Smartphone. Updated software includes 8 in 1: Arcade Park for Smartphone and PDATuner PRO LIVE Online Radio & Tv. The free app this week is CellSpin.

WM Professional new software are Oxford Beginner's Chines Dictionary and DiabeticDiary Free Beta. Updated software includes Airscanner Mobile Firewall and Diamond TV v2.0. Freeware is TodayAgenda v1.5.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Chronos Alarm Clock for SPV v3.9.6 by Activekitten Ltd. If the standard clock you have on your WM smartphone doesn't give you all the functionality you need, you can try Chronos Alarm Clock for a richness of features.

Chronos fills a gap in PocketPC operating systems by offering an unlimited number of alarms and timers with customizable sound and time settings. You can select the sound file and volume. MP3 and OGG files are supported. Two countdowns with lap times lets you track time spent on certain task. A skin-able clock with screensaver and chime sound allows you to have better control over your time.

Get Chronos Alarm Clock for $14.95 here.



The next new WM Standard app is Spb Online Smartphone v1.0 by Spb Software House. This app gives you a little bit of everything to enhance your smartphone online experience.

Mobile TV, radio, news, weather and online games combined in one application with breakthrough usability optimized for smartphones.

Features: - TV: IP-TV with usability optimized for mobile devices - Fast channel switching - Picture-in-picture - Integrated TV guide - On-screen controls - Radio: Hundreds radio stations - Finger friendly interface - Built in radio stations catalog - Real time radio streaming - Online Games: Casual multiplayer online games - Much more.

Get Spb Online Smartphone v1.0 for $29.95 here.

WM Standard: Updated


8 in 1: Arcade Park for Smartphone v1.5 by Hero Craft is our first updated software for WM Standard this week. Not a bad deal to get 8 games in one package!

The Arcade Park collection has been carefully designed to revive legendary games from the past - this pack represents great value with 8 arcade games in one! Classics such as Arcade Ball, Asteroids, Rushman, Digger, Gold Hunter and Galaxy Invaders are available alongside military games Real Tanx and Riverside Assault.

Features: - Eight different games in one collection - High-quality animation and graphics - Various game modes - Many bonuses, enemies and surprises - Customizable controls - The chance to create a record for inclusion in the hall of fame

Get 8 in 1: Arcade Park for Smartphone v1.5 for $14.41here.

PDATuner PRO LIVE Online Radio & TV v3.3 by Beta3 is the next updated app this week. How would you like to stream all kinds of media to your WM smartphone without using up a bunch of your memory?

PDAtuner - LIVE Music, Online Radio & TV. Over 2300 channels - Online - updated weekly online - no upgrade costs - NO download required - save on memory - uses your existing Windows Media Player or any of the free mp3 players! - Visit PDAtuner com on your pda/smartphone to see all channels available.

Features: - LIVE Music, Online Radio & TV from around the world on your Phone - Over 1000 US & Canadian streams - Over 1000 international (Non US) streams - Channels categorised by Country, State... - Fully searchable - Channels grouped by genres - 60s70s,.. Contemporary, CHR, Christian, Classical....News, Sport - over 30 genres - Windows Media and mp3 formats listed giving you the widest channel selection - NO download required - save on memory - and much more.

Get DATuner PRO LIVE Online Radio & TV v3.3 for $11.90 here.

WM Standard: Freeware


The free app for WM Standard this week is CellSpin at www.smartphone-freeware.com. Do you like to blog and want to get your mobile blogging groove on?

CellSpin is a FREE and easy to use mobile blogging app that lets you blog photos, audio, video, and text to Blogger, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Picasa, YouTube, Live Journal, MySpace, and more!

Things you can do with CellSpin: - Voice blogging - Photo blogging - Text blogging - Video blogging - Use CellSpin as a voice notes application - Use the Select Media button to select and post pre-existing media from your phone - Use MySpace and Facebook MoBlog applications from CellSpin. - And more!

You can get CellSpin for Free right here.

WM Professional: New

The first new WM Professional application for this week is Oxford Beginner

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Weekly Software Wrangle 20

Welcome to Software Wrangle 20! There are several new, updated and a couple free apps to feature today.

This week, WM Standard new software is ExpenseIt and Farkle. Updated software includes Extreme Agenda - Your Organizer and mDesktop. The free app this week is FetchIt!.

WM Professional new software are Vehicle Master and MASPware GuardMobile. Updated software includes BlackJack Deluxe and Pocket Mechanic Professional. Freeware is Tiny Twitter v1.8.4.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is ExpenseIt by Cohosoft. If you are a business traveler and need to keep track of your expenses for reimbursement, then this may be a must-have app for your WM Smartphone.

Information such as a description, category, amount, city, payment method, attendees, notes, etc. can be entered for each expense item. A trip summary screen will display all trips in the main database with a total balance and user-defined status.

ExpenseIt also has the ability to export selected trips in HTML report format for viewing or printing from a standard web browser. In addition, CSV files can be created for importing into an MS-Excel spreadsheet.

Get ExpenseIt for $16.95 here.

The next new WM Standard app is Farkle by Escape Gameworks. Want a fast-paced game of chance that's fun to play when you have a few extra minutes, like standing in the DMV line?

Escape Gameworks is excited to bring you our first game for the Windows Mobile platform. Based on the popular dice game of the same name, Farkle consists of six dice rolled and held in combinations of three or more to score points. Rolls with no scoring dice are "farkles" and cause you to lose your points and your turn. The first player to reach the goal score of 5000 or 10,000 points wins!

Get Farkle for $9.95 here.

WM Standard: Updated


Extreme Agenda - Your Organizer v3.41 by Birdsoft is our first updated software for WM Standard this week. How 'bout pumping up your Windows Mobile PIM on some serious steroids?

Extreme Agenda features Powerful Agenda Views, Photo Contacts, Todos, Search, and even Notes and a Secure Wallet in one easy to use package!! And with complete customization and great high-end features found only on other platforms you can't go wrong.

And now we have taken Extreme to the Extreme in new Version 3.0 with a Project view, Innovative Spinner Selection screen, timeline week view, and so much more.



Get Extreme Agenda v3.41 for $24.95here.

mDesktop v2.0.2 by MotionApps is the next updated app this week. Enjoy the convenience of having your Smartphone on your desktop and controlling it fully with your PC.

Integrate your smartphone with your PC via mDesktop and make calls, send SMS messages and use your smartphone's data and applications from your PC's big screen and keyboard in a comfortable, practical, fun and user friendly way.

If your smartphone is your favorable medium of communication, mDesktop will clear the channel and make your work easier and more comfortable.

Get mDesktop v2.0.2 for $19.99 here.

WM Standard: Freeware


The free app for WM Standard this week is FetchIt! at www.smartphone-freeware.com.

The fast and easy way to get news, sports, entertainment, blogs and podcast on your Smartphone.

Features: - Any RSS, ATOM or Podcast feed will work. - Speed Reader. - AideRSS PostRank News Filtering. - The Latest Worldwide Weather. - and much more.

You can get FetchIt! for Free right here.







WM Professional: New

The first new WM Professional application for this week is Vehicle Master from PPC Utils. With the dollar sinking and gas hovering around the ZOMG! level, it's not a bad idea to use an app like this to help you track your vehicle expenses to better help you budget and manage your money.

Vehicle Master enhances the performance of your vehicle and trips by managing Dealer, Fuel, Repairs & Services, Breakdown, Expenses, Alarm Reminder, Check List, Emergency Kit, Parking Manager, Trip, Preference and attractive icons.

Features: - Increase the performance of vehicle. - Manage 'N' number of vehicles and trips. - Vehicle Master integrated with multiple functionality. - Manage your vehicle picture. - and more.

You can get Vehicle Master for $19.99 here.


Next up is MASPware GuardMobile by MASPware. What if your precious WM device falls into the wrong hands?

MASPware GuardMobile is a security and control system for Windows Mobile devices. Its a silent, hidden program, which (e.g. after a theft) executes commands remotely initiated by the device owner.

Some examples of what you can do with this app: - Initiate an alarm and lock the device - Locate your device (GPS receiver is required) - Hard reset remotely to erase all data! (Use carfully!) - and more.

You can get MASPware GuardMobile for $14.95 here.


WM Professional: Updated

The first updated WM Professional app this week is BlackJack Deluxe v1.01 by Deluxeware. Hone your Blackjack skills on your WM device before you ever set foot inside a casino and lose your hard-earned dough!

Black Jack Deluxe is the first computer Black Jack game to accurately simulate Casino-style play while also offering features that will help you become a more skilled Black Jack player - essential for beating the house in a real-life Casino environment.

Features: - Enhanced digital music and sound effects - 2 types of play : Quick play, Career - Excellent 16 bit graphics - 3 casino for play - Statistics

Pick up BlackJack Deluxe v1.01 for $9.95 here.



Next up is Pocket Mechanic Professional v2.95 by Wizcode LLC.

Frustrated by annoying Pocket PC crashes, freezes and slowdowns? Try Pocket Mechanic Professional

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Weekly Software Wrangle 19

Fall is here, and it's time for Software Wrangle 19! Throw on your horse blanket, saddle up, and get ready to lasso and wrangle some Windows Mobile apps!

This week, WM Standard new software is Dashwire and Business Professional Ringtones. Updated software includes Elecont Weather and Tank Ace 1944. The free app this week is WeatherBug Direct.

WM Professional new software are Meon and Lyma Power Budget. Updated software includes MeTeoR Digital Multi-Track Recorder and Efficasoft Outliner. Freeware is Media Remote v1.00.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Dashwire. Dashwire makes it easy to connect your mobile device to your desktop or laptop and the web.

Dashwire

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Weekly Software Wrangle 18

It's hard to believe that September is already half over, and it's already time for another Software Wrangle. See what's new, what's been updated, and what's available for free for your Windows Mobile device. Let's get started!

This week, WM Standard new software is Sunnysoft Calling Card and StyleTap Platform for Smartphone. Updated software includes MemoryUp Professional - Mobile RAM Booster and TerraTrack Recorder. The free app this week is mDiamondz.

WM Professional new software are AudioBay Podcast Player and SMS Reports Eraser. Updated software includes phoneAlarm and VsNotepad 2. Freeware is Stopwatch v1.0.1.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Sunnysoft Calling Card - Smartphone v1.1 from Sunnysoft. Do you travel much internationally? If so, you may look into using calling cards for your cell service if you aren't doing so already.

This application handles the whole process of using prepaid calling cards to make cheaper calls for you. All that without having to type in a single number.Just choose the destination number you want to call directly from your Contacts list.

Features: - Quick management of calls with ANY type of prepaid calling card. - Create profile for your prepaid calling card (define name, PIN number, your provider etc) and define call sequence (describe step by step how the call will be made). - Enables creating as many profiles and sequences for as many calling cards as you wish. - Supports any service provider or operator. - Automatically detects your location (where you are currently) to choose type of call you need to make (International or Local etc.). - and more.

Get Sunnysoft Calling Card for $18.00 here.

The next new WM Standard app is StyleTap Platform for Windows Mobile Smartphone v1.1 by StyleTap, Inc. Did you migrate from a Palm OS device into the Windows Mobile world? Do you miss some of your favorite Palm apps?

StyleTap Platform is a Windows Mobile application that creates a virtual runtime environment that enables you to run most applications for the Palm OS

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Weekly Software Wrangle 17

It's time for the Weekly Software Wrangle 17 and there are new, updated and free apps featured for your enjoyment.

This week, WM Standard new software is Virtual Caller and Callstat. Updated software includes PocketCopy and Softick CardExport. The free app this week is mGomoku.

WM Professional new software are Pokarus and PocketExport. Updated software includes Pocket 15C SE Scientific Calculator and Mobiola Video Studio Pro. Freeware is PictoPocket.

Let's get started with this week's Wrangle!

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is VirtualCaller for smartphone v2.0 from MobiTNT. Now your smartphone can do much more than calls, messaging and email. What about giving you an excuse to leave a meeting or end a boring conversation?

VirtualCaller can be used for a fake call or fake sms, or even as an alarm clock.

Features:

  1. Support making call/sms now
  2. Support quick call/quick sms, you can specify a call/sms after 1/2/4/7/10/15/30 minutes
  3. Setup a sms, you can select sms sender's name from contact list or name it whatever you like, compose content and choose the time
  4. Setup a call and choose mp3/wav format ringtone, and choose caller name from contact list or just enter from keypad as well; play your favorite voice during the call
  5. Unlimited calls and sms
  6. Support Delete/edit the existing call/sms
  7. Once you schedule the call/sms, VirtualCaller will exit until it's time for the call/sms.

Get VirtualCaller for $12.99 here.

The next new WM Standard app is Callstat for smartphone v2.0, also by MobiTNT. Need a better way to track all your calls and text messages?

Do you think the call logging system in your wm smartphone is enough for you? For example, you want to know the total time of calls that you have made with your girlfriend, what can you do with the existing call logging system in your phone? Nothing! Right? Then, try Call Stat.

Features: Call Stat will help you fulfill the following tasks 1. Count all incoming call logs 2. Count all outgoing call logs 3. Count all missed call logs 4. Count all incoming sms 5. Count all Outgoing sms 6. Support analyse between the time you specified

Get Callstat for $12.00 here.

WM Standard: Updated


PocketCopy v2.1.2.3 by Chapura is our first updated software for WM Standard this week. If you are switching from Palm OS and Palm Desktop and need a way to transfer your data into the Windows Mobile world, this may be the app for you.

Free your vital data from the Palm Desktop Software and put it where you can use it

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 16

Welcome to the Weekly Software Wrangle #16. There's a corral chock full of new, updated and free apps to overview, so pull on your cowboy boots and let's rodeo!

This week, WM Standard new software is Golden Tee Golf and Pinball Evolution. Updated software includes SmartMileage and Uno Free Fall. The free app this week is AIM.

WM Professional new software are WordPlay and Documents to Go Premium. Updated software includes Calligrapher 8.7 and Photo Contacts Pro 5. Freeware is PocketCAS.

Get those lassos out and lets rope in some apps for this week's Wrangle!

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Golden Tee Golf (Smartphone) v1.0.8 from InFusio Inc. I spent an awful lot of quarters playing the arcade version with my co-workers years ago.

Golden Tee

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 15

The Weekly Software Wrangle #15 is here and ready to ride!

This week, WM Standard new software is Map My Tracks and Pregnancy e-Wheel for the Motorola Q. Updated software includes SplashPhoto and SmartBlock. The free app this week is ClearTemp.

WM Professional new software are eQuickRecipes Deluxe and MASPware GeoFence. Updated software includes MobiForms for PPC and All-In Hold 'Em Poker. Freeware is Throttlelock.

Saddle up and ride, cowpokes! Time for this week's Wrangle!

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Map My Tracks v1.3.1 from Tinderhouse. Have you ever wondered, "Where the heck am I?"

Map My Tracks turns your mobile phone into your personal real-time GPS tracking device. Using a mobile phone with built-in GPS or an external GPS receiver you can map and track your location in real-time. Map My Tracks let your friends, competitors or parents know where you are right now.

Minimum Requirements: - Web-enabled phone with a data plan, Bluetooth & Java - GPS-enabled phone or external GPS receiver with Bluetooth - Map My Tracks Mobile installed on phone

Get Map My Tracks for FREE here.

The next new WM Standard app is Pregnancy e-Wheel for the Motorola Q v4.2 by Nialls Software. Granted, this software is rather gender-specific and even device-specific, but very useful for the right people.

Pregnancy e-Wheel is an ideal substitute for a manual pregnancy wheel, and a preliminary estimating tool for fetal development measurements. It estimates fetal weight based on differnet parameters such as the fundal height, and provides approximate percentile values for weight and length based on the Gestational Age. It provides the means to Estimate the Gestational Age (EGA) based on three diferent parameters: The Last Menstrual Period, the Estimated Delivery Date (EDD), and a given EGA at a specified UltraSound date.

Get Pregnancy e-Wheel for the Motorola Q for $9.95 here.

WM Standard: Updated


SplashPhoto for Smartphone v5.0 by SplashData, is our first updated software for WM Standard this week.

SplashPhoto turns your MS Smartphone into a mobile digital picture frame. Simply edit and organize your favorite images with the included desktop software then sync with your handheld to view images on the go.

Features: - NEW Camera Support - NEW Tree View to see all your photos in a familiar file system format - NEW Share images with others on Picasa, Flickr and Facebook - NEW Support for JPG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP - Simple, fast, high quality image viewer - and much more!

Get SplashPhoto for Smartphone for $29.95 here.

SmartBlock for Smartphone v2.3 by Efficasoft Co., Ltd., is the next updated app this week. Is there a stalker in your life? This app may be for you.

The smart way to block unwanted calls and SMS messages! Fully supports Windows Mobile Smartphone (2003, 2003SE, WM5, WM6), QVGA (240x320) and landscape screen.

Features: - Block/allow unwanted calls and SMS messages silently. - Convenient meeting mode with auto-SMS-answer-machine. - Powerful black/white list filters, SMS content filter as well as time setting support. - Protect black/white list, history etc. by password. - Widecard number support. For example, to block all calls from London: 020* - Import contacts from phone and SIM card. - Detailed history for all blocked calls and messages.

Get SmartBlock for Smartphone for only $10.95 here.

WM Standard: Freeware



The free app for WM Standard this week is ClearTemp v0.1 at www.smartphone-freeware.com.

Tired of folders on your device that are full of unwanted junk? Fall me be fast approaching, but every time of year is good for some Spring cleaning! ClearTemp is an application for you to free up memory on your device. If you have custom folders which you wish to clear, you can also add them in.

You can get ClearTemp for Free right here.







WM Professional: New

The first new WM Professional application for this week is eQuickRecipes Deluxe v4.0 by Lakshmi Solutions, LLC. Just thinking about this app makes me hungry. If you are tired of eating out and want the convenience of having recipes only a stylus tap away, then check this out.

Use eQuickRecipes to store your favorite and most often used cooking recipes.

Features: - The application already contains an initial set of 35 very good recipes to get you started. Add and edit recipes as you wish. - The Deluxe version includes a PC companion to facilitate data entry on the PC. User can export recipes to a word file for printing or to excel as a CSV file. - The application contains Help features describing each screen.

You can get eQuickRecipes Deluxe for $9.99 here.


Next up is MASPware GeoFence v1.0, by MASPWare.

If you're like me (and hopefully you aren't), you have very little sense of direction. When out in the wild, it would be nice to have boundaries so I know that I'm staying in a general area and not wandering off into oblivion.

MASPware GeoFence is a GPS-based surveillance tool for Windows Mobile devices. This program loads a virtual fence (GPX/KML) and starts alerts, if the current position is out of bounds. This program can use any kind of GPX (GPS Exchange Format) data files and can also use Google KML files. You can easily record tracks with MASPware GPSmeter to use it as a virtual fence. Furthermore, it supports the free quoox|TRACKER tracking system, to track the position over the internet.

You can get MASPWare GeoFence for $9.95 here.


WM Professional: Updated

The first updated WM Professional app this week is MobiForms For PPC / WinMobile v4.05 by MobiForms.

MobiForms is a rapid application development (RAD) tool for creating mobile applications for just about any wireless platform including Tablet PC, Pocket PC, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Smartphone, Symbian or Palm. MobiForms offers all the tools in one "box" for the creation and deployment of any type of mobile application - from surveys to field service, from signature capture to bar coding. Inexpensive solutions can be built and deployed in minutes instead of days with the intuitive MobiForms graphical drag and drop interface. MobiForms uses Java, but the Java layer is totally hidden from the developer leaving you to concentrate on high-level business logic and the application look and feel.

This app is packed full of features and has numerous improvements, so it's best to click the link below for a full description.

Pick up MobiForms For PPC / WinMobile for $178.00 here.


Next up is All-In Hold 'Em Poker - Tournament Play v2.80 by Birdsoft.

Are you looking for a great game of Texas Hold 'Em for your Windows Mobile Pro/Pocket PC device? Well you've found the best!

All-In gives the most bang for the buck with great features including Career Mode with Multi-Table Tournaments, a great gameplay and graphics engine, and the choice of No-Limit, Pot Limit, or Limit gaming all in one program.

It also has top-notch AI opponents. Computer players play with three styles of play(Tight, Normal, or Loose) and can even show tells and will TILT.

If you're a new player this is a great place to learn, with hand hints and tips, a complete help system, and the great AI to judge your progress against.

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 14

Whew! We got past Wrangle #13 without any really bad luck, and now we're full steam ahead on Weekly Software Wrangle #14! What's new? What's updated? What freebies are out there for the taking?

This week, WM Standard new software is Nine Way Keypad and Four Corners. Updated software includes 1Touch Contacts and Spb Wallet Smartphone. The free app this week is Tiny Twitter.

WM Professional new software are two titles from Efficasoft: Backup and Outliner. Updated software includes Spb Mobile Shell and IM+ All-in-One Messenger. Freeware is GSlide.

Strap on your six-shooter, tilt your 10-gallon hat to shade your eyes, and let's get started with this week's Wrangle.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Nine Way Keypad v2.3 Cyberhorse Workshop.

Personally, I'm a full QWERTY keyboard guy, but I know there are lots of folks out there who are very proficient with a standard keypad. To gain even more control and proficiency with your keypad, this is worth a look.

It is a Smartphone common flaw that the five-way navigation keypad is too small to operate. Therefore, Nine Way Keypad software has provided one kind of solution: the user can switch the function of keyboard between characters and navigation. Moreover, under navigation function status, there are additional editing functions: Select text, Copy text, Paste text and switch between another editing keys (Page Up, Page Down, Home, End) and additional directions (Left Up, Right Up, Left Down, Right Down).

Get Nine Way Keypad v2.3 for $9.99 here.

The next new WM Standard app is Four Corners v1.0 by Shane Church.

Four Corners is the classic game of "Four Seasons," "Corner Card," or "Vanishing Cross" for WM. The foundations are the four corners of the board. The tableau is the cross formed in the center of the board. The stock is the pile on the bottom left and the wastepile is the pile to the right of the stock. The game is dealt by placing five cards into the tableau, one in each pile. A sixth card is placed in the bottom left foundation. All remaining cards are placed in the stock.

The first foundation card forms the basis of all the other foundations. That is, the rank of the first foundation card is the starting rank of the other foundations. Each foundation is built up in suit until it contains thirteen cards, wrapping around from king to ace as necessary. The tableau cards are available for play at any time, and may be moved (one card at a time) to the foundations or to another tableau pile. The tableau piles may be built down in rank, regardless of suit.

The cards in the stock are available for play to the foundations, the tableau, or to the wastepile. The wastepile is used as a sort of temporary holding area for cards that have no other home. The top card of the wastepile may be moved to either the foundations or tableau.

The object of the game is to complete the four foundations.

Get Four Corners v1.0 for $6.00 here.

WM Standard: Updated


1Touch Contacts v4.0 by 1TouchMobile, is our first updated software for WM Standard this week.

1Touch Contacts has been designed to give the user easy and efficient ways to accomplish frequently used tasks and to provide new features that will make managing contacts a more enjoyable experience. It uses the same contacts database as the built-in contacts and can be syncronized with Outlook using ActiveSync. Version 4.0 includes a full-fledged Category Manager with the ability to create, edit, remove & rename Categories as well as Send SMS and Set a Ringtone for a Category.

Users can now manage their contact groups using a Group Manager. Sending SMS to multiple users can be accomplished with 1Touch Contacts. Business cards (vCard) can be transferred using bluetooth just like the built-in contacts, the only difference being - you can transfer multiple business cards in one operation. Selecting contacts for sending SMS or business card or for deleting contacts is done using a smart selection list. 1Touch Contacts allows deleting of multiple contacts from a single selection list.

Get 1Touch Contacts v4.0 for $9.95 here.

Spb Wallet Smartphone v1.5.2 by Spb Software House is the next updated app this week. Leave your wallet and credit cards at home but still have secure access to your financial information.

Spb Wallet is a safe, secure and convenient storage for all your important and business critical information, providing you with quick access to data on both your Smartphone device and desktop.

Features: - Strong 256-bit AES encryption - Runs on Pocket PC, Smartphone and Desktop - Synchronization - Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox - Real-card view - Customizable templates and cards - Password generator - Templates Gallery and FREE Custom Template Development - Importing wizard - Smart tags to call/SMS/email/etc

Get Spb Wallet Smartphone v1.5.2 for only $29.95 here.

WM Standard: Freeware



The free app for WM Standard this week is Tiny Twitter at www.smartphone-freeware.com.

If you don't want to lug your laptop with you in order to check your Twitter for tweets, this freebie app from the folks at www.smartphone-freeware.com may be an answer to your prayers.

Love twitter and love tweeting from your mobile device? But don't want to get dinged for updates and double dinged for friend updates continually arriving via SMS? Get the brand new Tiny Twitter app.

You can get Tiny Twitter for Free right here.







WM Professional: New

The first new WM Professional application for this week is Efficasoft Backup for Pocket PC v1.0 by Efficasoft Co., Ltd.

Efficasoft Backup backups Mobile Outlook information (Text Message, Contacts, Tasks and Calendar) into self-restoring EXE archives, so you can later restore/transfer them across all your Windows Mobile Smartphone/Pocket PC - it's as easy as 1-2-3!

Fully supports Windows Mobile Pocket PC (2003, 2003SE, WM5, WM6), screen rotation and VGA (480x640) resolution.

Features: - Backup Text Message, Contacts, Tasks and Calendar information. - Self-restoring EXE backup archive. - Restore/transfer information across all Windows Mobile devices - extremely useful when you upgrade to a new phone.

You can get Efficasoft Backup for Pocket PC v1.0 for $15.95 here.


Next up is Efficasoft Outliner for Pocket PC v1.0, also from Efficasoft Co., Ltd.

Efficasoft Outliner is designed to be a classic, efficient & effective tree list/outline manager. There's no limit how you use this universal organizer, all is up to your imagination - here are just a few exmples of what Outliner can do for you: To-Do list, Project planning, Idea tracking, Shopping list, and Journal

Fully supports Windows Mobile Pocket PC (2003, 2003SE, WM5, WM6), screen rotation and VGA (480x640) resolution.

Features: - Designd outline/tree view - clean & clear information display and especially easy to use. - Online subject editing & color highlight. - Date & time reminder alarm. - Task properties such as start/due date, priority, status, progress... - Customizable item information & memo view. - Export to tab-indented text file.

You can get Efficasoft Outliner for Pocket PC v1.0 for $10.95 here.


WM Professional: Updated

The first updated WM Professional app this week is Spb Mobile Shell v2.1.2 by Spb Software Warehouse.

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 13

Howdy, partners. Welcome back for the Weekly Software Wrangle, lucky #13! This week the featured new software for WM Standard is Mobiola Remote Phone Control and Insaniquarium Deluxe for Smartphone. Updated software includes Pocket Tunes Deluxe for Windows Mobile and Mobiola Screen Capture. Free software is EdgeWay SmartPhone Utils.

WM Professional new software is Hinavigator - Touch To Go and VirtuaMouse One-Hand. Updated software includes EasyHelper SMS Security and Sniffi. Freeware is Phonetracker4Free v2.0.33.

It's time to dig in your spurs for Weekly Software Wrangle 13!

WM Standard: New

The first new WM Standard app is Mobiola Remote Phone Control v1.0.8 by SHAPE Services.

Get control of your smartphone from your PC. This app shows your phone screen on your PC so you can zoom in/out, take a snapshot, video recording, works via WiFi (NEW!), Bluetooth or USB, and demo your phone through Skype Video and record YouTube video presentations directly to YouTube using webcam driver functionality.

Note: Trial version limits single connections to 5 minutes and has 7 days evaluation period.

Features: * Shows your phone screen on your PC * zoom in/out * full screen regime * snapshot * video recording * Works via WiFi(NEW!), Bluetooth or USB * Demo your phone through Skype Video and record YouTube video presentations directly to YouTube using webcam driver functionality

Get Mobiola Remote Phone Control v1.0.8 for $34.95 here.

The next new WM Standard app is Insaniquarium Deluxe for Smartphone v1.00 by Astraware.

Insaniquarium Deluxe

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 12

Better late than never (hopefully), it's time once again to rustle up some apps for this week's Software Wrangle. This week the featured new software for WM Standard is Mobiola Screen Capture and Diccionario Ingles - Spanish to English Dictionary and Phrasebook. Updated software includes Softick Card Export and Bejeweled. Free software is DashWire.

WM Professional new software is Cliquick and ppcStopwatch. Updated software includes SpoonAlarm and Spb Mobile Shell. Freeware is Pocket Lemmings.

Let's jump in to this week's Wrangle!

WM Standard: New

The first new WM Standard app is Mobiola Screen Capture v1.0.7 by SHAPE Services.

Mobiola Screen Capture allows you to show your device screen on your PC real-time; do snapshots, record videos, share it on Skype. Connects via WiFi, Bluetooth or USB.

Try it now!

Note: Trial version limits single connections to 5 minutes and has 7 days evaluation period.

Compatible with Windows Vista.

Features: - Shows SCREEN CAPTURE from your phone on PC screen real-time - Connects via WiFi(NEW!), Bluetooth or USB - Snapshot functionality - Record video with MS MovieMaker or other video recording apps using webcam driver component of the application - SHARE your SCREEN on SKYPE, IM and other video conference applications. Just select "Mobiola Video Source" as web camera in this applications

Get Mobiola Screen Capture v1.0.7 for $19.95 here.

The next new WM Standard app is Diccionario Ingles - Spanish to English Dictionary & Phrasebook v1.0 by Mobifusion Inc.

Diccionario Ingles is a very helpful reference guide for Spanish speakers who are learning English. The English word is described completely in English as well as in Spanish. For each word, find the English definition followed by the Spanish. It is perfect for those who want to learn both these global languages. English and Spanish definitions are presented in a very simple format. The definitions are given together so that a user need not look for the Spanish translation in another section. It includes hundreds of sample sentences and number of commonly used idioms and phrases. It can be particularly helpful for translations. The content of the dictionary includes:

Features: - Staff - Preface - How to Use this Dictionary - Pronunciation Guide - Spelling Table - A

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Skype for Windows Mobile Now Compatible with 6.1

Skype's mobile client for Windows Mobile has been updated to 2.2, it now is compatible with Windows Mobile 6.1. GSM Arena put it through its paces and found it to work well over WiFi, over 3G not so much. Otherwise you're looking at a pretty full-featured client, with support for calls, Skype-out for calling regular numbers, Skype's text-chat, etc.

One downside that GSM Arena notes is that, unlike when making normal calls, the screen stays on during a call and is therefore likely to get “cheek taps” that might accidentally end your call. 'Course, that's not a problem for WMExperts' readers, because y'all know about the clever software that just turns your screen off with the push of an assigned button.

Download Skype 2.2 for Windows Mobile [via Gear Diary]

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 11

This week's Software Wrangle is one short on new apps, but to make it up to you, I've included some extra FREE apps. Make sure you take some time this week to saddle up and rope in these apps for a closer look! This week we are featuring new software for WM Standard, Mileage Manager. Updated software includes Elecont Launcher and SmartReg for Windows Smartphone. Free software is TempoPerfect and Note2Day.

WM Professional new software is iContact and eDrinksMixn Deluxe. Updated software includes IRCy and FairwayWatch. Freeware is Pocket Uno and PockeTwit.

Read on for this week's Wrangle!

WM Standard: New

Starting off this week is a new WM Standard app, MileageManager v1.0 by Total Wireless Solutions.

MileageManager keeps record of your Business and Personal trips and tracks your reimbursement amount calculated automatically based on the reimbursement rate.

Following data can be stored in MileageManager - Date - Trip Purpose - Odometer Start - Odometer Finish - Distance - Reimbursement Rate - Amount - Type -> Business -> Personal

Features: - Keep record of your Trips on your smartphone easily & efficiently. - Automatic calculation of 'Distance' and 'Amount Owed' based on Odometer readings and reimbursement rate. - Remembers last 'Odometer Finish' reading as your default 'Odometer Start' reading for your next trip. - Generate custom reports in HTML format for printing OR as a CSV file for easy integration with Microsoft® Excel. - Export Records in Excel or CSV file formats. - Record & Manage both your Business and Personal trips. - Advanced Sorting and Filtering options to help You track and manage Your mileage records efficiently. - Supports multiple currencies.

Get MileageManager v1.0 for $9.50 here.




WM Standard: Updated


Elecont Launcher for Smartphone v1.0.74 by Elecont, was just featured last week as a new app and already has an update, so it's our first updated software for WM Standard this week.

Allows you to start programs, documents and sites directly from Home screen. You can start your favourite shortcuts with one click. Optimized for finger usage. Double click prevents erroneous launch programs.

Features: - Windows-like quick launch on Home and Today screen. - Starts for any applications, URLs, documents and control panel in one click. - Double click prevents erroneous launch programs. - Animated icons on Home and Today screen. - Compatible with Windows Mobile themes. - Free full-functional 3-day trial version. - Free updates.

Get Elecont Launcher for Smartphone v1.0.74 for $9.95 here.

SmartReg for Windows Smartphone v3.5 by Speed Software is next up.

Just a word of caution -- making changes in the registry of your device is NOT for the faint of heart, so it's a good idea to know what you're doing before you lift the hood and start tinkering with the engine. However, if you want an app that will help you track the changes you make, this is one to consider.

Forgotten that registry change you made last week that you really wish you'd never made? Not a problem if you made the change with SmartReg. Simply look in the change history list, view the change and then undo it!

SmartReg is the professional Windows Mobile registry editor. It contains all the features you would expect of a standard registry editor PLUS complete historical change log, comprehensive undo/redo and regular expression searching.

Get SmartReg for Windows Smartphone v3.5 for only $15.95 here.

WM Standard: Freeware



The first free app for WM Standard this week is TempoPerfect at www.smartphone-freeware.com.

TempoPerfect is a Metronome that runs on your PC, Pocket PC or Smartphone and can be controlled on a PC using your mouse or hotkeys. Unlike mechanical metronomes that wind down, TempoPerfect provides a clear and precise beat that can be acurately adjusted for the correct bpm. TempoPerfect is an essential tool for any musician.

TempoPerfect features a visual beat indicator bar that bounces from left to right in time with the beat. This provides musicians with a very helpful visual cue. For those of us who cannot remember the correct bpm for a particular speed (eg. Allegro), TempoPerfect also includes a tempo guide in the main window.

You can get TempoPerfect for Free right here.






The next free app for WM Standard is Note2Day v1.0.1 at www.smartphone-freeware.com.

Did something special happen in your life today? A memorable family event? A vacation that you wish to remember? There are many reasons to keep a diary and Note2Day makes it easy to carry a diary in your pocket.

Note2Day turns your smartphone into your personal diary (journal). Add notes with timestamp. Browse and select notes. All notes are stored in single text file so it's easy to import/export and edit your diary.

You can get Note2Day for Free right here.










WM Professional: New

The first new WM Professional application for this week is iContact v0.76 from Doug Melton.

Doug developed this open-source app on his own time for the WM community. If you download and use his app, it's FREE, but donations are welcome and you can download iContact and donate here. Thanks, Doug!

iContact is designed to be an all-inclusive finger-friendly contact manager for Windows Mobile PocketPC phones. It's no secret that it's taken design cues from "other devices". I started out with larna's open-source iContact v0.6, and ran with it!

Please note: iContact 0.76 will not work with WM2003 or non-phone devices. Don't try to install it. For those, iContact 0.6 should work.

Check out the xda-developers thread!

You can get iContact v0.76 for Free (donations are welcomed) here.









Next up is eDrinksMixn Deluxe v4.0 by Lakshmi Solutions LLC. Just remember -- Don't Drink and Drive!

Use eDrinksMix

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CommMgrPro - the Ultimate Profiles App

CommMgrPro, developed Daniel Herrero Rey with all sorts of input from the good folks at XDA is seeing an official version 2.1 release today. We've had some questions about profiles management in our Podcast before and this here software just might be the the bazooka to kill your profiles bug. It does it all -- managing ringers, radios, data connections, auto-sending of SMS, screen light levels, and more. All of which can be based on a ridiculously powerful set of customizable criteria.

Want silence when you walk into a certain (GSM) cell tower's range? Done. Want super-loud-ringer + dim screen when your calendar appointment has the word “discotheque” in it? Done (and we won't judge you for the fact that a. you use the word “discotheque” regularly and b. find it necessary to schedule it on your smartphone).

The software's 15 Euro and available for Windows Mobile Pro devices.

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Pocket Informant updated to 8.1

If you were wooed by our five-star review and snagged a copy of Pocket Informant 8, be aware that the popular Personal Information Manager has been upgraded to 8.1.

Highlights of the upgrade include (get the full list here):

  • 2 Key Search for Pocket PC - this is like T9 for search
  • Contacts rewritten so that it now is very fast
  • Improved Events view with groupings and more options
  • Improved Journal view with groupings and better view
  • Improved Touch mode
  • Major improvements to Smartphone all over the place
  • SmartPhone now supports Linking
  • Better one-handed usage
  • Default Number (SmartNum) now editable in the editor
  • A number of Template improvements

The upgrade is free if you already have Pocket Informant 8, or if you purchased Pocket Informant 2007 after Sept. 1, 2007. If you bought it before that date or got a copy as part of a promotion, the upgrade will cost $16.95. Full retail of Pocket Informant 8 is $29.95.

Pocket Informant is available on Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreen) and Standard (no touchscreen) devices. Find it directly at www.pocketinformant.com, and we've got it in the WM Experts Store.

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Windows Live Updated For All: Push Email, More!

The Windows Live for Windows Mobile team blog drops the news, the Windows Live client (not to be confused with Live Search) has been updated and is available for everybody to download at http://wl.windowsmobile.com/. The client already provided push sync for email and contacts; the new version adds:

  • View graphics, web links and contact photos in emails
  • Respond to emails with voice recordings
  • Upload photos to your Windows Live Spaces

It does appear that this is still the 'lite' version we mentioned back in April, which doesn't provide for MSN Messenger unless your carrier allows for it. According to MSDN, you'll want to uninstall the previous version from settings before installing the new version, FYI.

Apple's Mobile Me service has been having all sorts of issues, so go ahead and give this app an install and show those iPhone folks how push email (just Hotmail and Live mail) is supposed to work. :p

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