WMExperts Podcast Episode 39
This week: a bit of Mobius, a lot of services, and a bit of software. Plus, your emails! Listen in.
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- HTC profits up
- Live Mesh slots open, closed, Skydrive
- Live for Mobile updated. Arg. But maybe this overlap is a good thing? (opens in new tab)
- Software updates, Google Maps too, Pandora
How To and Software
- OTA Sync with Google
Thanks to Marc, Erik, Tak, and Joesph!
Quick tip on possibly making ActiveSync more battery-friendly
Thanks to the WMExperts Store for sponsoring the podcast. Thanks also to these great artists for the music and to CCMixter.org for offering a great database of Creative Commons music!
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You run the client, sign in, pick the folder you want to sync from the list of folders on your mesh and then Menu > Sync folder with mobile. You pick your storage (device or card) and that's it. Any changes you make to anything in that folder will reflect back to your mesh just like it works on the desktop. If you open that folder now from the Live Mesh client, it opens in File Explorer and you can just pick the file you want to edit. You can also add folders from your device (like /storage card/dcim/) to your mesh.
The client is designed to be simple and "fire and forget." Once you have it set up, you don't have to think about it, you just trust that your files are synced just as reliably as your Exchange data. One tip, though. Add a shortcut to the Live Mesh client to \windows\startup because it otherwise won't initiate sync until you launch the client manually.
So what's the super secret WinMo 7 juice?! Is it... wait, I know!
Clippy Office Assistant Mobile!!!
I'll default my opinion to yours since you've seen to have grasped it better than I, lol. I'll play around again today and give it another shot.
Yes, there are power issues and cost problems, but MS has a little cash, so why not put all efforts into being first. Even if they have to take a loss by subsidizing HTC it would be worth it. I have spent many nights thinking up ways optical touch on a mobile phone blows away resistive and capacitive touch screens. Here are a few ideas...
1. As sensitive as capacitive but also stylus friendly. Infinite touch!
2. Conference calling without extra camera. The screen goes from show image to take image multiple times a second.
3. can determine what type of input is being used and adjust accordingly. Got a big fat glove on? It knows with your first touch and blows up the icons and scroll bar for you.
4. Finger print scan anyone? no more password for your wallet app or to unlock your phone
5. Scanner. swipe over documents and get a copy.
6. You see a poster for a concert. It has a "tag". you scan it. It takes you to a site to get tickets.
Some of these ideas can be done with a camera I guess, but there are some smart people out there who could take this technology and run with it, and run far. I am not talking about an iPhone killer, this is an industry changer.