This page is still static; I keep adding my latest posts/articles to the end. Therefore, you may want to scroll right to the bottom to see my latest stuff. I will install a decent content management engine ASAP, though - tired of the static HTML...

Please note that I'm very busy (now that I've finished my PPC browser article, I've started, because of the popular demand, at once to write another big article on everything related to managing memory, DLL's, the Registry, Windows CE processes, installing, uninstalling and relocating applications) and, currently, this site is a one-man site; this is why I just don't have time for putting up a new site manager engine. Please be patient. If you, however, would like to help me in managing the site (installing a PHP engine, configuring RSS feeds etc), let me know. I just don't have time for such stuff when I, sometimes, spend 10-12 hours a day writing new articles and contributing to PPC forums (and working IRL).

Please also note that some local articles (stored on this Web server) may be rendered wrong. If you encounter squares instead of -, ' and " marks, just set the page encoding to 8859-1 (the server returns the pages using the encoding 8859-2).

I've been elected a member of the Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts 2005. See http://www.pocketpcmag.com/awards/board_of_experts_2005.asp on this, and look for my nickname ;).

Some of my articles:

An exhaustive article on generic PDA connectivity issues. Non-English.

An exhaustive article on everything related to accessing GSM phones from under WinCE. Non-English.

An exhaustive article on image viewers / editors on the PPC platform.

A comparative review of the FUjitsu-Siemens Pocket Loox 720 and some other PDA's

FUjitsu-Siemens Pocket Loox 720 vs. the iPAQ hx4700

Microsoft Portrait - an intro and some hacks

Storage card speed and power consumption measurements(pretty old article; dates back to Aug. 2003!)

Generic introduction to PDA's (pretty old article; dates back to Aug. 2003!) Non-English.

Video/audio streaming etc. on Windows CE (pretty old article; dates back to Jan. 2003!) Non-English.

Some of my PDA's (pretty old article; dates back to Oct. 2003!)

Roundup of all the available PPC-based CHM reader solutions. Also linked from here.

How much CPU time do Today plug-ins/synchronized emails/Wi-Fi/BT keyboard drivers "eat"?

my Mobipocket Reader- Web Companion support pack & HTTP proxy (pretty old article/program; dates back to Spring, 2003!)

Some notable articles/ posts I've posted to international Pocket PC boards. Most of these threads have either been started by me or it was me who contributed some relevant info there that may be of interest to a lot of other people too.

A complete list of current image editors'/viewers' VGA compliance

The secrets of Pocket Internet Explorer/VGA rendering explored with some practical/useful advice I also recommend this thread (it also made to a recommended, front-page article!) on the same subject.

A review of Mad Programmer's Force Hi-resolution tool V1.50 - much better alternative than the traditional way of the forced VGA hack! It also contains a lot of information on [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\init], the alternative to \Windows\Startup.

some advice on making photos of TV sets with a lot of examples

RAM, ROM, flash ROM and everything that's related to them. An alternative (much more terse) thread on the same subject is here, here and here.

a lot of benchmarks (especially those of some Today plug-ins and browsers) - a MUST read!

my first impressions with NetFront 3.2. Over time, this thread has become the focal point of NF 3.1 bug collection. Also made to the Pocket PC Thoughts main page. I also recommend on this subject, espcially the references to my previous, NetFront-related posts.

advanced tips and hacks for installing programs on the Pocket PC - how to extract CAB files from desktop install EXE files, where CAB files are stored in the desktop file system if not in \Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync etc.

program relocation - a tutorial

relocate Spb Pocket Plus, one of the best Today plug-ins, into the file store

Advanced relocation hacking

For people interested in my posts on Wi-Fi related stuff (WiFiFofum, Odyssey, WZC), I recommend the following threads:
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For people interested in my posts on USB hosting-related stuff (alternative technologies, CF USB host cards, alternative USB host drivers - Deje, Ratoc etc), I recommend the following threads:
- prolly the best
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Changing the List view colors (theme generators/today wallpaper setters written for PPC2k2 mess up ) in WM2003+

My link collection of most threads discussing the differences between current (WM2003SE) VGA devices, their most important problems etc:
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Comparative (screen) tests of VGA PDA's - a very informative thread

What some "must have" programs for a PDA Newbie?

My list on available remote controller apps / hardware

Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket Loox 720 ROM upgrade-related hacks and tips from me:
- the most important one
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How to store Messaging/Inbox mail attachments on a storage card?

USB host file copying speed

My list of previous cases of PDA manufacturers refusing to release major operating system upgrades

My article on advanced sound recorders for the Pocket PC:
- it's linked from here
Also see
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Also check out my quick test of Vianix Pocket Talk Enterprise Pro. Alternative for example here. In addition, here's a quick test of Yoho Voice Recorder Version 2.03. A summarization and a comparison to the GSM codec here.

Another reason to get a VGA device - running Legend Entertainment's old adventures reviewed. Was also published on the 22nd page of the July 2005 Pocket PC Magazine (see paper/PDF edition).


Wi-Fi benchmarks; FTP and other TCP/IP benchmarks
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List and quick intro of mobile phone handler apps for the Pocket PC. Some alternatives here.

An explanation of why current Pocket PC's can't act as handsfree BT devices

EXPLODE ARENA: a new BT multiplayer game from InfiniteDreams - a review

PIEPlus V1.3 Beta2 - a quick review (it has a lot of links to my existing MultiIE/PIEplus/etc. posts!)

My lists and, with, Valentin Iliescu's multiplayer chess, a review & tips of BT-capable, other games

My experiences with StyleTap, a great Palm OS emulator for the Pocket PC New info/discussion on, for example, MathLib-compliance, here.

VGA CF cards and remote controller apps to display the PPC screen on the PC and control the Pocket PC from the desktop. Make sure you also follow my links for additional hacks (for example, the VGA hack for ActiveSync Remote Display).

Fix the GIF saving (compressing) bug in SOTI Pocket Controller

Relocate MS Reader to a storage card

Cleaning up DB_notify_events to get rid of "Notification Error - Cannot execute XXX.exe" messages at switching on the device

Alternative Messenger apps for the PPC

Unbound Med's Taber's install problems

Using Pocket PC's as security camera clients; using Windows Media Encoder. Also see this thread on a similar subject (broadcasting/streaming video to PPC's). An alternative thread, discussing the D-Link 2100+ camera, is located here.

How the Registry stores Uninstall information and what can you do with this?

My review of the current PPC Web browsers and all PIE plug-ins - a real must if you have WM2003SE! Alternative here.


Setting up GPRS connections on a PDA. Alternative here. I really recommend the linked threads from it. Here, I also scrutinize and correct Vodafone USA's tutorial for setting up connections and also discuss using the GPRS-related commands like +CGQREQ and ^sgauth=.

How to set Today wallpapers/create TSK task files. I also discuss where .TSK files can be placed on a storage card.

A lot of misc subjects, mainly revolving around VGA and the iPAQ hx4700

Installing and using Total Commander with the WinCE FS plug-in to access the file system of Pocket PC's

Getting rid of the default PIE favorites (they also show up in!)

Sinus generators, frequency analyzers etc. for the PPC platform

iPAQ 38xx - is it worth it now, April/May 2005?. Alternative thread:

Getting a wall (aka factory) charger for your iPAQ - what should you pay attention to?

Which VGA device for me? Link collection. An alternative thread here

My opinions on myproductadvisor.com and why I don't recommend it at all for PDA newbies

How do I encrypt my files?

E-readers: Palm or Pocket PC? Also, here are some of my remarks on the different e-book reading capabilities of some (mainly the PL720 and the iPAQ hx4700) PPC's.

Why do I only have 977 Mbytes free on an 1 Gbyte memory card?

What video player/encoder program should I use on the Pocket PC?

Why can't sometimes USB chargers 'kick in' the charging of your battery? Everything you wanted to know about USB charging. (Check out the links I've provided there!)

My review of MHT Viewer 1.0 from Qusnetsoft

CF GSM/GPRS cards - are they any good? The short answer: nope.

Help! I've deleted a link/some ROM link is missing from my Start menu/Programs! What should I do?

Help! I've smashed my touchscreen! Can I use my PDA with an external keyboard/mouse combo?

A very easy way of switching proxy/VPN settings before connecting to any kind of network. It also contains a lot of insider info on how the Connectivity-related part of Registry is built up. Alternative thread here. This hack is a MUST if you want to easily (with just one tap on Today) change your proxy configuration and has never ever been published before.

Help me to decide for a VGA device!

Another help me to decide-thread. Remote controllers (both infrared and media), CIR (discussing hardware infrared boosters) etc.

My quick review of hitchhiker (a Wi-Fi wardriving/public hotspot connection tool) from Kasuei

How should I play G.711 uLaw sound files? Also: the advantages of the free BetaPlayer over other, even commercial players.

Can I listen to 911 SCANNER?

How do I disable WZC (Wireless Zero Configuration)?

How should I correct errors on my storage cards?

Alternative here.

What (perferably batch-enabled) command shells are available for the Pocket PC?. A comparison of PPC Command Shell, PocketCMD and PocketDOS. Alternative here.

How do I read Chinese/Japanese stuff on my PDA?

How do I search in Web pages?

Initial battery charging

How should I set a Today wallpaper? What desktop tools are there for resizing/downsampling images?

After resetting my PDA, I have some error dialogs complaining about missing files. What should I do?

Is there any point in using more-than-16 bit screens with today's PDA's? Genuine screen shots from me.

What's the best SNES emulator for the PPC, and where can I download SNES (and other old) console ROMs from? Also, which is the best link collection of Pocket PC emulators?

The main memory of my hx4700 is full. What should I do?

Recommend a good game controller to me!

How WM2003 and WM2003SE store and use font size information? How fonts in ozVGA work? Alternatives here, here, here. Also, here is another OzVGA-related thread with related, font size-specific discussion.

Should I prefer SD or CF?

Where does the PPC Registry store button mapping info and why should I pay attention to it?

Gphone - the only real BT/Wi-Fi ad-hoc/P2P, free chatter/VoIP/file transfer app! It's a must! I also link information on installing the Bluesoleil BT stack on the I-Mate JAM (HTC Magician).

I need to know the pinouts of my PDA! Help!

Help! An app keeps creating LOG files in my \My Documents! What should I do? I also elaborate on the File Changer Dialog from Mad Programmer and what apps are creating install-time files in there.

Making PocketGoo work under WM2003SE

A review of Adventurer - The Island Chronicles from Pocket Adventures

Help! A standard Settings icon (in the thread: Buttons) has disappeared! What should I do?

How do I change the icons of files/folders?

Help! How do I change the battery in my Asus A620(BT)?

How do I extract files from ActiveSync .stg backup files?

Help! Much as I have internet connection and Pocket Inbox/Messenger works, Pocket Internet Explorer won't load Web pages! What should I do?

Tell me some games utilizing the VGA screen!

How do I remove the recently used program icons/names from the Start menu?

Help! How do I run Midlets on my Pocket PC?

How do I enable using IrDA communication with pre-3.0 Windows CE devices? (Even with WinCE 1.0 ones?)

iPAQ hx4700 1.10 ROM upgrade made much easier - a must for everyone that wants to upgrade his/her hx4700 to ROM version 1.10 and doesn't want to reinstall his/her stuff after the upgrade. Alternative here.

Are VGA devices indeed slower than QVGA devices?

clickfisch.net vs. sKWEEZER - a lot of new info on Skweezer!

My remarks on communication compression techniques (http://www.toonel.net/ etc)

Combatting the battery problem of the HP BT keyboard

FAT12 vs 16 vs 32, various flash card formatting options and apps

What is the 'file overwrite' dialog box I am shown upon installing some Pocket PC programs? What should I answer to the question - Yes, No or Cancel?

Running Java programs under JEODE

Using terminal connection windows, the Extra dial-string modem commands and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers\Unimodem\Init\2 for supplying modem initialization scripts on the Pocket PC - everything you wanted to know about the terminal windows and additional registry hacks

Play .3gp videos on Pocket PC's

Which is a better gaming platform, the Palm or the PPC?

Image viewers and hardware buttons

Is 128M RAM important? Alternative here

What's the difference between ROM- and RAM-based upgrades? Do they get deleted after a hard reset?

How do I emulate the PPC under Windows? Are there any PPC emulators that make it possible to run Pocket PC programs under Windows?

What desktop-based controller applications are available for the Pocket PC?

How does the built-in Pocket Inbox/Messaging client store mail headers and bodies?

On-line bandwidth saver services for web browser users. Also linked from this PPCMag article.


Relocating Jeode (1.7.3) to a storage card - a must for Jeode users!

Where's my memory gone ? - with a lot of advice on relocating apps, SE_VGA, the ThinkOutside StowAway drivers, MS Reader etc.

How do I play MSDN WebCasts on my Pocket PC? - a complete description of the file structure

Help! My touch screen has effectively died after I've put on a screen protector!

And additional review of MicroOLAP Technologies CHM eBook Reader v2.4

Help! I can no longer set any password on my PDA! - also, a generic overview on how Control applets are disabled/enabled in the Registry.

What BT Hi-Fi headphones are available?

How do I set up and use Bluetooth to stream media files to my PDA from my dekstop computer? - a very nice tutorial for pre-SP2 devices. Also explains configuring NetUse and the Pocket File Explorer \NETWORK display hack.

How do I open big CHM files? CHM eBook Reader 2.4 doesn't want to open it.

Help! How do I get rid of the "Press OK to continue loading the content of this page" message in WM2003SE PIE?

Can I share my Internet connection on my Pocket PC?

Help! I've installed the transcriber_WWE_15.exe file available at the Microsoft site! How should I get rid of it without a hard reset? - a complete tutorial.

How can I listen to/watch streamed multimedia on my Pocket PC?

A review of the PPC version of Card Export

How do I use my I-Mate (HTC Magician, Jam, Mini etc) as a dial-up modem with my desktop/notebook computer?

Compiling/editing Java on the PPC - genuine hacks from me! It even made to the PPCT main page as a piece of developer news :)
Extensive info on CrEme, Jeode, IBM J9 PJ and NetFront PJ hackability.

How do I make PIE pretend to be the desktop version of IE 5.5?

I've compared the Palm OS-based funnBOOK and funnSMS to PPC-based mobile phone handler apps.

How do I delete locked EXE files from \Windows\Startup?

How about gamepads? Are there BT gamepads? - links to Chainpus BGP100 Bluetooth Gamepad reviews etc.

My quick comparison of the available, PPC-based registry editors

A Quick Review of XnView Pocket 1.31 - it has also made to the PPCT main page ;)

How do I make self-standing registry import files, which don't require any kind of external registry editors for import?

Which mobile platform should I choose for serious Java development?

How do I get extensive system information (including the ID of the CPU) on a Pocket PC?

Move "My Documents">How can I move the directory "\My Documents" to a storage card?

How do I create/add Today themes/set the Today background?

The built-in phone handler app in my device (for example, a hx4700) only seem to know few mobile phones. Does this mean I will be unable to use other mobile phones with my PDA?

How do I recompress/resize my images on the Pocket PC?

How can I play .mov (QuickTime) videos on my PPC?

How do I use iPAQ Backup?

How do I change file associations?

Extracting embedded sound (WAV) files from Pocket Notes (PWI) files Please note that this thread also contains the native PC/Pocket PC version!

Create your own custom word dictionary - a working, free solution It also has a tutorial on downloading, installing and using desktop Java Runtime Environments (JRE's).

A new bug I've just discovered affecting all NetFront versions. It also has a test HTTP server simulator written in Java and compatible with PPC JVM's to test cookie expiring dates, along with PPC-based Java JVM compatibility info.


Using Java on the Pocket PC - the complete tutorial; alternatives: FirstLoox, PPCMag, BrightHand
An alternative mostly on applets.

How do I hide the on-screen keyboard? an introduction to the PHM External Keyboard PowerToy. Essential for external keyboard users!

What Diff utils are available on the PC? How do I track registry changes?


My custom dictionaries, not only for English speakers


Thunderhawk 2.1 has better JavaScript support than even NetFront 3.2 - I've tested the JavaScript capabilities of the three major PPC internet browsers (PIE/WM2003SE, NetFront 3.2 and Thunderhawk 2.1) with the online plain HTML + JS-based chess game at http://www.redhotpawn.com/

Java support in Thunderhawk 2.1 scrutinized

Can I just insert a memory card full of previously installed PPC applications into my brand new PDA - will these games/apps work?

A quick review & FTP benchmarks of Total Commander 2.0

Netfront 3.2 - is it worth buying it? (My post with the links is on the fourth page) Alternative here.

Dweller 0.1 - a new way of downloading and installing programs - a quick review
- it also made to the PPCT frontpage :)

Some info on Jacek Rutkowski, the guy behind MsMobiles.com

Help! I'm unable to access network shares via my ActiveSync connection! What have I done wrong?

How can I play multimedia files on my local network shares without transferring them to my PDA first?

Help! I can't delete a given file! Whay should I do? Alternative here.

Help! I can't delete my additional font files from \Windows[\Fonts]! What should I do? Also with some practical info on Fonts on Storage.

VGA & Pocket Internet Explorer Pixel Doubling Explained - another PPCT front page article :)


How should I browse the web with PIE over Work connections? How can I switch between "The Internet" and "Work" with Wi-Fi connections?

Help! How do I configure dial-up connections over Bluetooth with my Verizon-Motorola V710?

What should I choose - Microdrives or flash ROM?

Another thread on dyncompdict.dat and related questions.

Help! Micromedex a medical software program insists on putting the 10MB of databases in the main memory. How do I relocate this database to a storage card to free up memory?

Does the reduced number of available writing cycles mean my flash memory cards will become useless after a year or two? Also, some info on the iPAQ rx3715 File Store problems.

Another thread on program relocation to alternative storage media


Everytime I turn my PDA it tries to connect to the internet. What should I do? - a generic overview of exporting the DB_notify_events system database.


At last - the native PC / Pocket PC version of my PWI embedded sound extractor with public sources!
Alternatives here and here

Some new shoot'm'ups - a quick comparison and review

Relocating CalliGrapher from the main memory - free up 1.2Mbytes!. It also has a lot of information on modifying the System Path. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, PocketMatrix.


How do I display the weekday on the Today screen?

Is it possible to change the font used in WM2003/WM2003SE Pocket Internet Explorer?

How many bits are SD cards using to communicate? 1? 4? 8? 16?

Some new information on the Java compliance of PPC Web browsers (5/07/2005). Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, PPCT

Hacking the three remote ActiveSync applications out of main memory


07/16/2005:

How can I get rid of the annoying Wi-Fi connection messages?

Saving images/resources/complete pages in PPC-based browsers.

Why do I need to charge the spare battery I've just purchased before I use it? It contains additional information on why spare batteries are sold "only" at 40-50% charging level.

Are current Windows Mobile op. systems as prone to crashing as Windows 3.x? I've also discussed a lot of computing buzzwords like pre-emptive multitasking here.

The worst/best handhelds. What Palm/Pocket PC handhelds are duds? Also, Palm vs PC.

Good screen locker/off and hardware button extender applications

PPC for audio recording

Reducing the main memory footprint of the Stowaway keyboard driver. Alternatives: PPCT, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


07/17/2005:

Accessing the Pocket PC on a PC - comparing Pocket Controller, dotPocket and ActiveSync Remote Display. Another Pocket PC Thoughts frontpage ;). Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


07/18/2005:

Can I use video conference apps on my PDA?

Help! How should I start programming the Pocket PC?

07/19/2005:

Help! When I've reinserted my memory card into my PDA, the programs can't be found on it any more! What sould I do? (answer posted at Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:33 am)

The S-E k7x0i has always caused a lot of problems, Dial-Up Networking-wise. Here's the solution.

07/20/2005:

What converters do I need to use external microphones with my PDA's that have a mic-in in the headphones jacket?

Does my iPAQ hx470x have 55, 64 or 135 MByte RAM? Also, I'm having memory shortage problems. What should I do?

How do I edit multiline (REG_MULTI_SZ) values? Which Regisry Editor should I use for this purpose?

Relocating (part of) Spb Pocket Plus 3.0 to the File Store. Alternatives: PPCT, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\init isn't cleaned up by mCube's SafeMode and the Safe Mode of Spb Pocket Plus 3.0 - my article on the problem I've discovered. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


Why are the icons of the ActiveSync mailbox greyed out, while those of the other mailboxes are enabled?

07/21/2005:

After uninstalling Platform4Player from the device, I was unable to open any mp3 files directly in File Explorer anymore. What should I do? - this concerns all the mp3 file association problems!

Help! How do I access my Hotmail account in my Pocket Inbox/Messaging client?

Help! Yahoo Mail seem to require IE6! How do I use it on my PDA?

I've copied my task (tsk) files from \Windows to \My Documents on my storage card. The Today applet can't seen them, contrary to what I've been told. What is the problem? - a lot of useful info on ignore_my_docs.

07/23/2005:

Help! I have lots of Palm files with the extension PDB! What should I use to access them?

Converting & Watching movies

Mad Programmer's File Dialog Changer, killer of CabInstl - a real must! Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand, PocketMatrix

Making screenshots of the Pocket PC. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ (made to Sticky in the Applications forum!), AximSite, PPCT, FirstLoox, BrightHand, PocketMatrix


Help me with cleaning up my Pocket PC! I have literally tons of 3rd party files in \Windows! First, how do I create a directory list of them? - a discussion of using dir /s >somefilename with "PPC Command Shell" and some examples of programs that create tens of useless files in \Windows.

07/24/2005:

How do I increase the text body font size of Pocket Inbox under WM2003? Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPCT, BrightHand

Help! I keep getting the Cannot find 'ShowBmp' (or one of its components)....... messages - what should I do?

07/24/2005:

Thanks goes to Menneisyys - do I need to comment this thread? ;)

How can I selectively backup/restore databases on my iPAQ?

Scripting on the Pocket PC - nscripts vs MortRunner vs PPC consoles, with a registry read/conditional write example. Please scroll down for the second part of my article posted at around 18PM CET! Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand, PocketMatrix



07/25/2005:

Programming the Pocket PC - entirely PPC (not desktop)-based solutions. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand.


Where should I put my themes on my storage card?

Help me with restoring stuff on my Casio Cassiopeia E-125!

07/27/2005:

Can you activate/deactivate Today plug-ins from nscript? - some system-level explanations and other examples of using nScriptm. See my third big post.

Do leftover registry entries/DLL's have any effect on performance/stability? - here, in addition to some technical, low-level explanation, I also promise compiling a list of DLL's and other stuff copied to \Windows. Stay tuned :)

Easy switching between the desktop and PDA identification of PIE; a bug found in MultiIE - How do I hide my identity (my IP or the fact that I'm using a PDA) while browsing the web? How do I make PIE pretend to be a desktop browser, and, how can I easily switch back to be identified as a PDA-based web browser? Also, do I really need to reset my device while doing switching the way MultiIE does? Alternatives: PPCT, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


07/28/2005:
Downloading binary files off the Web on the Pocket PC - tips and tricks (and saving HTML pages that would otherwise not be savable). Alternatives: PPCT, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


How can I programmatically change the current date on the PDA?

Minimo 007 - first thoughts Alternatives: PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand

Some relocation-related questions again

The Menneisyys Files - another 'no comment' thread ;)

07/29/2005:
Fine-tune your memory consumption - relocating uninstall/update-time stuff. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, PPCT


Help! I can access the Net from Pocket Internet Explorer, but not from Messaging, the e-mail client!

Managed to relocate the SPP Today Plug-in DLL to the File Store too! :) - a must if you have Spb Pocket Plus 3.0 and want to free up RAM! Alternatives: PPCT, AximSite, PPC Magazine, iPAQ HQ, BrightHand


07/30/2005:

How do I delete my appointments/tasks/contacts as easily as possible?

08/01/2005:

Ever wondered why some of the Web pages saved with MultiIE or Spb Pocket Plus are completely unreadable? Alternatives: PPCT, AximSite, PPC Magazine, iPAQ HQ, FirstLoox


08/02/2005:
Pocket PC Web browsers - the complete roundup. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ (sticky!), AximSite, PPC Magazine, PPCT (frontpage!), BrightHand, PocketMatrix


08/04/2005:
Help! I'm having problems installing Microsoft Cubicle Chaos on my PPC! What should I do?

And yes, another memory-related thread.

Can I run desktop Windows versions on my Pocket PC?

Relocating Pocket Informant entirely (!) from the main memory. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


How do I import my Yahoo contacts into my desktop Ooutlook Express and/or Outlook? A full tutorial. I also scrutinize the local desktop client that synchronizes the Yahoo address book with either the desktop or even PDA address books.

08/05/2005:

Saving precious communication bandwidth using compression - it's already linked from my "On-line bandwidth saver services for web browser users" article. Still, I link it because I've just added a new section on the latest Toonel client and its JVM benchmarks.

08/07/2005:

Some remarks on the main memory usage of AirScanner

Problems with Qbrowser v0.62, a very simple, but tabbed Web browser

May I kill the process named 'Desktop'?

How do I access the applet at the Internet bank https://internet-banking.dbs.com.sg/ ? Some new stuff on the Java capabilities of PPC browsers and prolly a new NF 3.2 bug just discovered.

Why do all links to apps installed on my storage card(s) become invalid all of a sudden?? My card is working perfectly OK and all my programs are visible in a card reader! - a common error on PPC's.

08/08/2005:

Do PPC Web browsers interfere in my previously-defined connections? Will I have problems with my working Wi-Fi connection if I install a new browser (plug-in)?

Does the Fujitsu-Siemens PL720 have a more fragile screen than other PDA's? Definitely NOT!

08/09/2005:

Warning to all WM2003+ Pocket Word users Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand

A roundup of some adventure games Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand, PocketMatrix


08/12/2005:
Is there any point in defragmenting my memory cards/RAM?

08/13/2005:

Reducing Internet bandwidth usage on the Pocket PC - A complete roundup & comparison of Toonel, OnSpeed, Skweezer, WebWarper and the like - another BIG hit! A REAL MUST! Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


08/15/2005:

I've spotted another (minor) bug in the CrEme JVM's. Read the above-linked "Some new information on the Java compliance of PPC Web browsers (5/07/2005)." and "Using Java on the Pocket PC - the complete tutorial" threads.

You may want to re-read the 'Accessing the Pocket PC on a PC - comparing Pocket Controller, dotPocket and ActiveSync Remote Display. Another Pocket PC Thoughts frontpage ;).' thread(s) above for new information on the video acceleration of the SOTI Pocket Controller. I've even written an app to measure this objectively - you may find my app (sources included!) also very useful!

A roundup of generic cleaning utilities - SKTools, MemMaid, Space Reclaimer, Pocket Mechanic, Power Clean (in Battery Pack Pro) and FastCleanup Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


08/19/2005:
Everything you wanted to know about Today backgrounds / themes Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


08/23/2005: (sorry, much as I have posted several posts of interest (particularly into the PPCMag forum), I haven't linked them.

Give Caesar What Belongs to Caesar - I like this, especially when guys like ctitanic, author of tweaks2k2 use it when referring to my work ;)

Mobile phone handler apps - the definitive roundup Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPCT, FirstLoox, BrightHand


08/24/2005:

Can I play Handango/Handmark Monopoly over BT?

Are there any hacking tools for the Pocket PC?

Added a review of WebToGo 2.2 and made some other changes to the mobile phone handler app roundup posted yesterday.

Which is faster: USB 1.0-based ActiveSync or Bluetooth?

08/25/2005:

How can I remove locked DLL's?

Relocating connect2internet Pro 3.x from the main memory - free up over 2 Mbytes! Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox


Help! I can't synchornize! Still, how could I import my contacts into my PDA? - an extensive coverage/example of the SKTools system DB XML file format; I also list the Contacts Database ID's.

08/26/2005:

Everything you wanted to know about GPRS connection setup utilities for PPC's and mobile phones. Yes, another big write-up! Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPCT, FirstLoox, BrightHand


08/27/2005:

I'm working hard on my next roundup, this time on infrared remote controller apps. Man, CCF (Pronto) support is so great! Will publish the article hopefully tomorrow, after finishing my tests and writing the article. In th meantime, two of the several compliments I've received today in public: (Of course, if I were managing a site, I'd want to line you up for exclusive distribution rights.) and They [my roundups] are probably THE definitive guides at the moment.... So, stay tuned, the remote controller review will come soon :)

08/28/2005:

The definitive roundup of all infrared remote controller apps Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPCT, FirstLoox, BrightHand


08/29/2005:

Should I delete all files in \Windows\Help, not just the *.htm(l) files from \Windows?

Animated Today themes - where from?

You won't guess - yes, another 'my RAM is full, what should I do' thread.

Where should I post my Nokia/Symbian (S60)-related questions?

What is the easiest/quickest way of determining if an app is installed in the main RAM?

Opera on the Pocket PC - a setup tutorial & quick review Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, BrightHand


What services can be deleted from \Windows\Startup?

08/30/2005:

What do you need to know about optimizing storage card speed? Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPCT, FirstLoox ('This guy [Menneisyys] is like living Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy! ' :) ), BrightHand,


08/31/2005:

What HP Pocket PC should I buy for around $200?

How do I undelete files from a storage card? A tutorial & small roundup.

AvantGo is always causing trouble! What should I do?

Your opinions of 'Battery Pack Pro'?

09/01/2005:

New bugs found in PIE Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


09/02/2005:

Why is ActiveSync or Settings/System/Remove Programs-based program removal isn't sufficient with many applications?
Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, PPCT, AximSite, FirstLoox, BrightHand

09/03/2005:

Free up your memory and optimize your Internet access speed - relocate the PIE/NF cache Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPCT (frontpage!), FirstLoox, BrightHand


09/04/2005:

Yet another relocation-related thread.

Generic remarks on the iPAQ rx3715 and Links Golf's VGA compliance - you will need updated GAPI drivers to run it!

Golf games/simulators on the Pocket PC Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, FirstLoox, BrightHand

09/05/2005:

NetFront 3.3 review and help (frontpage! Yes, two PPCT frontpages in two days :) ) Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


Some help in NetFront-related problems (for example, "why does NetFront seemingly freeze a lot when I install it to the File Store?")

Is it possible to relocate Conduits Peacemaker from the main memory? Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


A (possible?), annoying bug found in Messaging Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand

09/07/2005:

How do I archive Messaging/WebIS Mail mail? Also, how do I access Yahoo via POP3?

09/09/2005:

How do I redefine system fonts?

Why can't I install the IBM J9 MIDP VM on my PPC PE device? Why can't the NetFront JVM run midlets like Mobile GMaps?

Can I play aacPlus streams on my PDA?

09/10/2005:

Spb Pocket Plus 3.0 vs the Resco Explorer 2005 Today plug-in. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


09/11/2005:

How should I access Yahoo Mail on my PDA? Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


Do CF/SD cards consume a lot of power?

I keep hearing about the ATI video chips' having problems displaying videos. Can you explain?

I elaborate on how you can quickly switch between Bluetooth modems with Dial-Up Networking. Alternatives: BH, PPCT


Help! My PDA doesn't see my Hitachi MicroDrive! What should I do?

09/12/2005:

Help! I started copying mp3's/other files directly on my 1GByte card; and, after a while, the system reports it's full and nothing can be copied to it! What should I do?

What cables/wall chargers are compatible with my iPAQ?

The Pocket PC compliance of JavaFIBS ( http://www.fibs.com/~cthulhu/ ) - tons of new info on Pocket PC JVM's

Native VGA-users attn: a tutorial on relocating 2 Mbyte SE/ozVGA DLL's from RAM Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand


09/15/2005:

Two new tricks for NetFront - to get rid of the default non-proportional front and use any User-Agent HTTP header even with the version 3.3 demo.

A major writeup on msim.dll, DLL resource editing etc


What PPC VoIP solutions are available?

What about VGA out SD cards?

VGA demystified - the definitive guide to OzVGA, SE_VGA and everything VGA-related (PPCT frtontpage!) Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite (sticky in both the x50/x51 forum and in the Tips and Tricks forum), PPC Magazine, FirstLoox (the comments are worth reading ;), BrightHand


09/16/2005:

Help! Whenever I try to connect to GPRS, a country/area code is inserted in front of the number! What should I do?

Everything you wanted to know about the built-in Pocket PC spellchecker/word completion dictionaries. Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand
(A spiced-up version of Install a Word spellcheck dictionary of any language on your PPC; Alternatives: iPAQ HQ, AximSite, PPC Magazine, FirstLoox, BrightHand.)

"Menneisyys apreciation thread" - no comment :)

09/16/2005:

How can I use a PDA with a broken screen?