SPB TV

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SPB is now turning to on-line services. The latest one is called SPB TV, and just has the name suggest it allows users to playback TV channels content on your device. With more than 70 subscription free international TV channels and a TV guide, this IP-TV solution seems quite interesting.


More info on SPB’s website and you can also check out the review of SPB TV at WMExperts.

FingerSuite – WM 6.5 menus style!

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I must say that typical Windows Mobile menus are not very finger friendly. I guess this though is shared by many since it seems to have reached Microsoft, and the next version of Windows Mobile will see this improved.

While we are waiting for Windows Mobile 6.5, we can already have much more user friendly menus and message boxes, being the cherry on top of the cake the possibility to create your own skins!

Download Fingersuite here.

More over Xda-Developers, via WMPoweruser.com

File Explorer extension – a must have!

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This is surely a must have software, and I advise everyone installing this add-on that provides some very nice enhancements to the default Windows Mobile File Explorer:


  • Resizable header for easy sorting by file name, date of last modification or size
  • Tree view of folders; you can now jump easily from a location to any other on your device in one step
  • Show extension option for those who ask themselves the same question I do: “What type of file is this?
  • Icon view that enables the display of files as icons similar to your desktop computer
  • Real time image preview; now you don’t have to open several files in order to send the one you desire
  • Open with Program allows you easily select an application to open the specific file you select (useful in case you don’t have the correct file associations or when you want Album app to open your images instead of Windows default picture viewer.
  • File property context menu for easy renaming and attribute changing
  • Open all executables with Parameters in case you need a special parameter when launching an application
  • Sending shortcut to Programs for instant shortcut creation of executables placed directly in Programs folder in Start Menu.

Download it for free here.

Handwriting recognition software roundup

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I have been asked by several people which is the best free and commercial Handwriting Recognition Software or HRS for short.

So I just made a list of some of the solutions I know:

Title Link Remarks License

MobileWrite

http://www.inkmarksoftware.com/page5.html free if you evaluate the new Pocket PC product and provide feedback commercial
Microsoft Transcriber

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8b343c3-2eee-41e3-9339-f7b303f4b386&displaylang=en

QVGA only free
Phatware Caligrapher

http://www.phatware.com/index.php?q=product/details/calligrapher

  commercial
Penreader

http://www.penreader.com/pocket-pc-software/PenReader.html

  commercial
  

If you know any other solution please let me know so I can update this information.

Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer

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This is a great tool to test your server and services like Exchange Activesync and also Autodiscover to check out what could be wrong on your server settings and is making your devices connection to the server fail:

“The Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer is a web site for IT Administrators to validate and diagnose end-to-end Exchange scenarios.  The site simulates multiple Exchange client access and inbound service related scenarios from outside the customer’s infrastructure and reports whether the test was successful.  If the test fails, we tell the IT Admin exactly where in the process it failed as well as provide troubleshooting tips on resolving the issue.”~

To test your server just visit https://testexchangeconnectivity.com/ and select the service you wish to diagnose.

Slideshare goes mobile

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The famous on-line presentation sharing tool now supports mobile devices, including off course Windows Phones.

To access Slideshare from your Windows Phone just enter this url on your favorite browser:

 

http://m.slideshare.com

 

Another new feature of this fantastic free service is the possibility to upload presentations using the Office 2007 formats: pptx and docx.

So start sharing your presentations now at Slideshare.com