Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

ClearType Color Artifacts
Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:20:02

The other day I wondered about whether turning on ClearType on Pocket PCs (Professional and Classic Editions) helped or hindered those of us with aging eyes. Here’s another ClearType issue that I noticed a couple of years. Under certain circumstances color artifacts show up. In the case illustrated above, I was reading an MSNBC news [...]
Back to Basics: Touch Screen Alignment
Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:20:13

I had two recent touch screen issues that prompted me to write a bit about screen alignment. The first has to do with the iPod touch. My daughter brought her touch to me and said touching the left side of the screen did not work. After fussing with it for a bit, I peeled off the [...]
Sony Playstation Portable 3.73 Firmware Update vs. WiFi Settings
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 22:26:29
I read somewhere that the Sony PSP 3.80 upgrade might be out soon. So, I fired up my PSP for the first time in a long time and checked for system upgrades. 3.80 is not out but 3.73 was available. So, downloaded it over a WiFi connection and upgraded the PSP’s firmware. After rebooting, I [...]
Back to Basics: Is Turning ClearType On Actually Useful?
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 22:17:18

It was, I believe, at the 1997 Fall Comdex that I first saw Bill Gates announce ClearType technology for notebook LCD displays. The ClearType anti-aliasing technique’s purpose was to render easier to read text on LCD displays. I looked down at my HP 320LX and wondered if we would ever see this technology trickle down [...]
Morning Sky Capture by an HTC Advantage
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 22:17:08

I recall reading somewhere that many (most?) people consider photos taken with cameraphones to be throw away items. I don’t happen to one of those people. I stepped out to head to work this morning and wanted to take a photo of the sky. I didn’t have a real camera. But, I did have an [...]
Weather.gov Mobile Friendly Sites (U.S.)
Sun, 09 Dec 2007 21:58:00

To say the weather has been whacky recently is, at best, an understatement. If you are in the U.S. and want to get a better handle on the weather situation, the U.S. National Weather Service has two mobile friendly sites: mobile.weather.gov is for devices with mobile web browsers cell.weather.gov is for devices with WAP browsers