Windows Mobile Facebook Application update

If you weren’t aware, Microsoft recently released a Facebook application for Windows Mobile. We’ve heard some users have been having problems with installation and a new copy of the app has been posted. This version should help anyone that was getting the “cannot install due to insufficient privileges” error and it should also help with…

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Microsoft Tag Update

I’d like to take a moment to direct your attention back to Microsoft Tags, which I posted about back in January. I know many of you have questioned how a Microsoft Tag differs from a QR Code and why you’d chose one over the other. I’ll happily stay out of that debate and leave you…

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Mobile Tweets: My Phone Codes

In light of the broad consumer interest for the Microsoft® My Phone service announced this week at Mobile World Congress, several promotional codes are being released to the Microsoft Twitter community.  Of course you could just jump on the waitlist, but here is a short list of Twitterers you should follow for a chance to…

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Microsoft My Phone

Today at Mobile World Congress Microsoft announced a new free service called My Phone. The service is available as part of a limited beta, meaning it’s possible you might get temporarily waitlisted, but the queue should progress quickly as things ramp up. Now, some of you might have heard rumors about it last week and…

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Microsoft Tag

At the suggestion of a coworker, I finally took the time this morning to really check out the Microsoft Tag mobile application. Prior to today, I knew it had something to do with barcodes and colored triangles, but really couldn’t have told you much else. What I can tell you now is that it’s an…

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New Version of Live Search Mobile

[Edit: I’ve corrected the name of the Live Search Mobile application; sorry for any confusion, and thanks to Jeremy Beasley of the Live Search Mobile team! — Jim]  I’m a big advocate of the Software + Services approach to accessing information; when done right, S+S uses your data connection to combine the best of local computing power with…

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Survey of Web Browsers for Windows Mobile

My name is Jim Causey, and I work on Core OS developer documentation for Windows Mobile.  I’ve been working as a Windows developer in both higher education and private industry for 15 years, and have worked as a writer and editor for SAMS, Microsoft Press, and now Microsoft for most of that time.  You can…

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Windows Mobile Application Showcase

A few weeks ago we mentioned the new developer portal at http://developer.windowsmobile.com, which is showcasing some interesting applications. If you haven’t taken a look already, I’d encourage you to go check it out. Two of the showcase apps that I’ve been trying out lately are Pointui Home and Kinoma Play. Pointui Home is an application…

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Internet Explorer Mobile 6

Today at Tech•Ed EMEA we announced the availability of emulators and documentation for Internet Explorer Mobile 6, which is the next generation browser for Windows Mobile. Available on new Windows Mobile devices soon, this browser will provide a high-quality browsing experience on your device that more closely resembles a desktop browsing experience. For all you…

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Live Mesh and Windows Mobile

As part of PDC , it was announced that Live Mesh will be going into an open Beta over the course of this week. We are pleased to announce that it is live! No pun intended 🙂 For more information about Live Mesh and the Beta, check out the Live Mesh blog and the Live…

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