Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

2008 Daylight Savings Time Fixes for Windows Mobile 5 & 6
Sat, 01 Mar 2008 11:30:15
I thought this Daylight Savings issue was fixed in last year's patch. Guess not. Here are the links for the CAB file download as well as the desktop (setup.msi) installer version. Update for Windows Mobile for PC (KB949168) (SETUP.MSI) Update for Windows Mobile for PC (KB949168) (WMDST2008-1.CAB) FYI: I just installed the CAB file installer version on my [...]
MSNBC Reports AT&T Wireless & Sprint As 2 & 3 in U.S. ID Theft Victims Numbers
Sat, 01 Mar 2008 11:09:30
MSNBC: Which firms have the most ID theft victims? MSNBC reports that Bank of America is #1 in U.S. ID Theft victims. But, what interested me was that A&T Wireless was #2 and Sprint PCS was #3. Verizon Wireless checks in at #7 while T-Mobile USA is at #11.
WiFi Shirt
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:12:09

Someone I know won one of those WiFi detecctor t-shirts as a door prize the other day. The plate on the front of the shirt (the detector itself is a little box connected via cables to the front plate) actually works. It went all blue (no WiFi) in a known dead-spot and lit up (four [...]
US-CERT: WinCE/InfoJack Trojan
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 08:58:02
Hmm… US-CERT has an advisory about a Windows CE Trojan. Here’s the list of things it is said to do on a Windows CE device: spreads via seemingly legitimate application installation files installs as an autorun program on the memory card installs itself to the device when an infected memory card is inserted protects itself from deletion by copying [...]
Ubuntu Mobile
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:45:36
Ubuntu announced their mobile version of Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Mobile …targetted at the UMPC sized devices with flash storage (instead of spinning hard drives) that started to gain popularity with the release of Asus Eee PC and OLPC XO last year. Microsoft needs much lighter weight version of Windows Vista if they intend to stay in the [...]
If Microsoft Buys Yahoo!, Yahoo! Go Must Go Away
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:45:17

Yahoo!’s mobile sites are great. But, for some odd reason, its Yahoo! Go Mobile client for Windows Mobile is just awful. Its navigation is non-intuitive and it is unbelievably slow when it actually works. If Microsoft acquires Yahoo!, I sure hope they keep its mobile-friendly websites which are more content rich than Microsoft’s sites. But, [...]
Linkedin Mobile Looks So Much Better on an iPhone/iPod touch
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:24:21

Linkedin is the latest big social network site to mobile enable itself. You can find the mobile friendly site at… mobile.linkedin.com It would have been nice if they adopted the “m.” prefix to reduce the amount of tapping on a small keyboard or screen. But, oh well… The real story here though is that once again the barebones [...]
Motorola T305 Bluetooth Hands Free Speaker
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 17:36:54

I really don’t like using phone headsets. I’ve bought a couple of and have used them sparingly. But, they are just plain uncomfortable in warm weather environments. And, I can’t hear my podcasts clearly when listening to them in the car with one ear blocked. So, I finally got around to buying the Motorola T305 [...]