Video: Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile

Video: Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile

Thankfully, recent developments in mobile search applications have given us a handful of sturdy options when it comes to launching search from a Windows Mobile phone. Last month, Microsoft released a credible update to Live Search for Windows Mobile. This month it's Google's turn with Google Mobile App for Window Mobile smartphones and Pocket PCs.

Although Google has a precedent of mobile search applications established for BlackBerry and iPhone, Google's mobile division has tailored this iteration of its Mobile... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

Tags: First Look , Windows Mobile , Gmail , Google Maps

iPhone apps of the week

iPhone apps of the week

I've now crossed into my eighth page of apps on the iPhone. Frankly, the time is quickly approaching when I'm going to have to delete good apps from my iPhone just so I can download more. To make matters worse, the apps keep on coming at the iTunes Store, as more developers figure out ways to utilize this unique platform--and they keep getting better! I haven't deleted an app that I've paid for yet, but I believe that the time... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Mobile Software , Audiomp3

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPhoneappsweek , 3G , iPhone apps , radio

First Look video: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

First Look video: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Easy on your RAM and able to complete a Quick Scan in around 8 minutes, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware wouldn't be as impressive if it didn't do its job well. Fortunately, it does.

The app has some nice features, too. It supports multiple- and networked-drive scanning, context menu options, including a scan-on-demand for individual files, and a FileAssassin for killing locked files.

... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Security And Spyware

Tags: freeware , spyware

AccuWeather floats a new weather widget for AIR

AccuWeather floats a new weather widget for AIR

Just in time for Groundhog Day, I pulled together a small collection of desktop weather applications for checking everything from current weather conditions to 15-day forecasts and detailed readings on wind and clouds. For those with modest forecast needs, Yahoo and Google both offer a small, attractive widget that shows the temperature at a glance. The only problem is, you have to have already installed a much larger desktop application in order to get the tiny widget.

On Friday, AccuWeather released... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

Wunder Radio reaches out to Windows Mobile

There's no shortage of streaming radio apps for mobile phones, but lately it seems that far more have been readied for the iPhone than for Windows Mobile. On Thursday, Wunder Radio (download), already a popular iPhone radio app, also became available for Windows Mobile phones.

It may not be the prettiest radio app out there, but Wunder Radio packs in a ton of stations provided by Radio Time, around 36,000. The stations span everything from talk radio and... Read More »

Tags: Windows Mobile , Internet Radio

LimeWire strives for relevancy by tapping Web 2.0

LimeWire strives for relevancy by tapping Web 2.0

Despite intense popularity of the BitTorrent system, Gnutella clients aren't dead yet. LimeWire 5 for Windows, Mac, and Linux keeps its hand in the file-sharing pot by borrowing your Google contacts to create a friend network and a snazzy redesign that surfaces the most important information first.

If you're not a fan of the Gnutella file-sharing protocols, I doubt this will be enough to grab your eye. Torrents run faster, depending on the number of seeders, and torrent... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , File Sharing

Tags: Gmail

WireTap Studio taps into audio

WireTap Studio taps into audio

Playing with sound files is something not all of us aspire to do in any greater detail than clicking "Buy Now" in iTunes. But this is one of those cool Mac niches that is filled with possibilities you might not have thought about before.

For instance, have you ever wished you could easily record a phone call for a job interview? How about automatically record your favorite radio program from the Internet, even if it's on in the middle of the... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Audiomp3

Tags: audio , editing

Why wait for Windows Mobile 6.5?

Why wait for Windows Mobile 6.5?

The enhanced usability features of Windows Mobile 6.5 (coverage) may not be available for a few months yet, but that doesn't mean you have to wait for Microsoft's newly announced mobile operating system to start sampling some of its new features. There are a couple of similar applications that are available now.

Instead of twiddling your thumbs over the new MyPhone service--which will back up your phone's contacts, photos, and texts--you can sign up for Dashwire (download). Dashwire's free... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

Tags: Skyfire , Opera Mobile

Google's Mobile App comes to Windows phones

Google's Mobile App comes to Windows phones

Windows Mobile owners tired of opening their browsers every time they want to start a Google search can now put that habit to rest. On Wednesday, Google released a version of Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile phones (rate it here).

On Microsoft's mobile platform, the free, native application installs a home screen plug-in from which you can launch a handful of Google's mobile services. About two thirds of Google Mobile App is dedicated to its search field.... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

Tags: Windows Mobile , search , Gmail , Google Maps

Get out of the Gmail loop

Get out of the Gmail loop

A recent update to a popular Firefox plug-in breaks Gmail, but fortunately the fix is simple.

Gmail Manager creates a toolbar icon that can notify you of unread mail in multiple Gmail accounts and show you mail snippets. Last week's update to v0.5.7 created what Firefox labeled a "redirection limit for this URL exceeded" error when trying to access Gmail. Other Google Web programs like Calendar and Docs are unaffected.

Although frustrating, to correct the bug update the plug-in to the... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software

Tags: Firefox