Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

Emeril Lagasse’s Mobile Friendly Site
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:24:42

I had a Banana Foster Cream Pie for dessert as part of my lunch the other day and didn’t know what it was. Searching for the term on the web led to famed TV chef Emeril Lagasse’s website. And, what do you know, it has a mobile friendly version. This was important since I was [...]
Ubuntu 8.04 is Out But Waiting for 8.10 (Ibex)
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 06:22:51
I was just reading the article about the release of Ubuntu Linux 8.04 over on Arstechnica… The Heron has landed: Ubuntu 8.04 officially released …and this comment caught my eye: The next major version is Ubuntu 8.10, which is codenamed Intrepid Ibex and is scheduled for release in October. During the Intrepid Ibex development cycle, the focus [...]
So Long Spot Watches, We Hardly Knew You
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:45:12
Wow, just read this over on Engadget… SPOT watches, R.I.P.: 2004 - 2008 I still use my Suuntto n3i Spot watch everyday and subscribe to the service that lets me sync with Outlook’s calendar. According to Engadget the data service will continue on for my watch. I sure hope so since Microsoft just auto-renewed the service and [...]
Microsoft Research Shift: Finger Touch Technique for Pocket PCs
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:23:39

This video demo comes from Microsoft Research. It illustrates how a Pocket PC designed to be used with a stylus can be used with a larger finger touching the screen using a technique they call Shift(not to be confused with the HTC Shift UMPC device). Looks like a good workaround for those [...]
Tiny Twitter for Windows Mobile
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:22:10

Quick! Name a web service that is as flaky as a bowl of breakfast cereal that doesn’t seem to generate hate even though it seems to be down half the time. Did you say Twitter? I learned about Tiny Twitter from Mobility Site’s Jack Cook. There are versions for Windows Mobile (native code) and Java-enabled [...]
Windows Mobile’s Weak Week View
Sun, 20 Apr 2008 23:04:53
What happens when a bunch of Windows Mobile enthusiasts (my fellow Windows Mobile MVPs) get together? Well, there’s a lot of talk about mobile devices (no surprise). And, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Windows Mobile calendar gets a lot of discussion time since it is probably one of the most used applications on a [...]