Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

Skyfire Beta: Ho-hum Browser Alternative
Sat, 03 May 2008 14:42:31

I received a text message about the Skyfire beta a few days ago. It had been so long since I applied for the beta that I couldn’t remember what Skyfire was. A visit the site reminded me. So, I clicked on the link in the text message and downloaded the CAB file for my Dash [...]
Google News for the iPhone/iPod touch with Associated YouTube Video
Fri, 02 May 2008 06:21:24
Google announced… Google News now available on your iPhone and iPod Touch The site’s URL is the usual one. It auto-detects the iPhone/iPod touch. One interesting wrinkle described in the announcement is and, where available, relevant YouTube videos embedded with news stories. Nice.
Microsoft Windows Mobile Connection Site for Mobile Industry People
Thu, 01 May 2008 22:42:42

The Microsoft Windows Mobile Connection site says it is a community site for anyone who sells mobile phones or works in the mobile industry. It looks like a social network for people in the Windows Mobile industry. It let me sign up with my Passport account even though I’m not affiliated with any mobile firm.
Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 Webcam Took Pretty Good Conference Videos
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 22:36:33

I bought a Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 notebook webcam last year (device on the right in the photo above). Its video and audio quality is good. However, the mounting clip is awful. It fits on the top of most notebook LCD lids, but is otherwise useless. So, I bought the newer Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 notebook webcam [...]
Starbucks WiFi Changes
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:58:12
This is a bit dated. But, since I tend to use WiFi at Starbucks now and then, I wanted to make a note for myself to remember where I read this Starbucks blog item about its WiFi hotspot program since they don’t seem to have permalinks for individual blog items. Check out the March 25, [...]
HYmini Handheld Wind/Solar Generator: Does it Actually Work?
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:40:07

The Hymini is a handheld wind power generator. There is also an optional solar panel that can be used with it. The company behind both products claims in recharge personal electronic products such as cell phones and MP3 players. The devices look reasonably priced. The wind generator is US$49.95 and the solar panel is $24.99. [...]