Resco Bubbles for HTC Touch Diamond/Pro released!

Bratislava, Slovakia (September 5, 2008) — Resco, a leading provider of end-user mobile applications, announced today the release of Resco Bubbles version 1.0.

Resco Bubbles is an action puzzle game where the idea is to clear the grid of bubbles in order to advance to the next level. You are given a sequence of bubbles, which should be quickly and efficiently popped. Numerous explosive, speed-up, slow-down and damage bubbles keep the game play exciting and challenging.

Features:

  • G-sensor support
  • 30 challenging levels
  • various surfaces
  • calibration
  • best score
  • realistic ball-bounce feeling
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Review: ceTwit 2.0 – free Twitter client for Windows Mobile

Two days ago, Twitter disabled outgoing SMS from the UK number. This means that if you’re not in the US, Canada or India, you won’t be able to receive your SMS updates (Direct Messages, status updates for people you follow and, if the Track feature would work, tweets about trackwords you’ve chosen) from Twitter. The Twitter team plans to have new numbers in different countries all around the world, making SMS a sustainable feature to offer. (According to the Twitter team, the weekly limit of 250 SMS messages could generate a cost of $1000 per international user, per year.) But who knows if your country will be included and how long it will take before a number is added for your country? And while http://m.twitter.com can fill your Twitter needs partly, it doesn’t give you access to your @replies and Direct Messages. (At least, not yet – @jack said that they plan to add DM’s and @replies). So you’ll need to find another way to have a complete Twitter experience on your Pocket PC or Smartphone (WM Standard, Classic and Professional). That’s where ceTwit 2.0 comes in. It has just been released so it couldn’t have come at a better time.

In this review I’ll be taking a look at ceTwit 2.0, assuming that you are familiar with Twitter. If you are not, you might want to check out the microblogging website/tool www.twitter.com or read about it here. (The only way to truly get to know it, though, is by actively getting involved). Reading a review about a Twitter client doesn’t really make sense if you’re not a Twitter user, so I’m assuming that people who read on after the break will be familiar with the terms “follow”, “@reply”, “direct message”, “favorite” and maybe even “retweet” and other services like Ping.fm and TwitPic. (The latter three will be briefly explained though).

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Vito Technology releases Winterface 1.1

Winterface

Winterface

I have to say that I’m not using any of the Touch Screen “mobile shell” applications that are currently available, but after the release of Winterface it has generated quite some excitement. So therefore I think people will be glad to know that a new version (v1.1) has been released by Vito Technology.

Winterface to win your hearts

New version with numerous improvements

            August 13th, 2008 – VITO Technology releases a new version of one of its best-sellers – Winterfcae. Winterface is a Windows Mobile shell that helps you to organize applications and settings at your PocketPC the way you like. The start gesture “rainbow” was replaced in new version by upside down tick ^. Moreover, it has become possible to add to the main screen not only applications, settings and contacts but also any files on your Pocket PC. Besides, calendar and tasks now can notify you about upcoming events, appointments and tasks. Minor bugs have been also fixed.
          The new version 1.1 of Winterface includes numerous improvements. The major one is that we’ve changed the start gesture, now the application is started with the help of the upside down tick ^. This gesture is unlikely to interfere with other applications so that Winterface couldn’t pop out each time you slide the screen. Drawing the gesture “tick” or letter “v” on your screen can close any application you are working in.
Other improvements are concerned with tasks and calendar. For most of users their Pocket PCs are organizers and reminders. Therefore Winterface now have red indicators with numbers above Calendar and Tasks icons to show active tasks and upcoming events. When tapping Calender you can see a semi-transparent window with all events. If you need to edit time or event you can go to the calendar if not you may return back to the screen. As for the tasks, pressing the icon you are put straight to the Tasks to look at them and to edit.  
At one of the sites where we had great discussion with our users we were strongly convinced by the advanced WM users that they definitely need quick access to separate files. Therefore “Files” was added to the menu of the program that affords you to add any file to the screen. Moreover, we’ve made a possibility to switch off the lock screen.
Winterface now looks whiter as most of the standard icons were replaced by super stylish winter-like icons. You will be amazed by the cool looks of your Pocket PC screen.
Some of the bugs were fixed like: it is now impossible to delete Menu and Running icons of the program, some of the icons are not doubled any more (like Phone). The bug on HTC devices with battery icon was also fixed.   

NOTE! If you need to backup your settings, you only should rename file pages.db (for example, pages_old.db) in the Winterface folder. Then you should uninstall the old version of Winterface, rename it back from pages_old.db  to pages.db after that install new version of the program. All other updates that are higher than version 1.1 won’t need this operation as the program will do it itself.

Winterface is available for $19.95 at www.iWindowsMobile.com/vito-mobile-shell.html.

VITO Technology Inc. is known for its high-tech products in the field of Windows Mobile and Symbian software, GPS navigation and custom projects. Introduced in the present article Winterface is a mobile shell for Windows Mobile.

Review: Resco Sudoku Touch

Sudoku games for the Pocket PC’s have almost been flooding the software stores and honestly, many of them are very capable. Quite a while ago I got myself copies of Astraware Sudoku and Resco Sudoku (the classic version) and I’ve used them both a lot. They both have their advantages, each of them has several characteristics that can make it the perfect choice for some, but not for others. After that I’ve let all other Sudoku games pass by since none of them seemed to really stand out and offer something unique that would justify getting a third Sudoku game. Well, none except one. Resco Sudoku Touch, which was released almost 4 months ago, is advertised to be touch-friendly, which is something I’m very interested in this summer. Going on holiday I have to spend several hours in the car on bumpy roads, or on the beach where you don’t want to use the stylus (what if you drop it and it gets covered by sand?), touch friendly interfaces are worth testing out.

So today we’ll be taking a look at Resco Sudoku Touch (which I will abbreviate with RST for the rest of the review). We will see how accurate the controls are, which Sudoku-specific features are offered, and how the looks of RST can be customized.

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Review: Mobirate Motogear

Today I want to make a game suggestion for the summer holidays. Motogear is a game created by Mobirate. Mobirate doesn’t have any news posted on their website since August 2007 and Motogear has had it’s last update in April 2006 so there’s a good chance you won’t have to expect anything new in the future, but Motogear is a game you can spend a LOT of time on anyway. This article is not intended as a review for commercial purposes but I’ve been playing this game so much lately that I want others to know about it as well.

Motogear is the mobile version of Elastomania and is a motorbike simulation game. You, as the biker, are instructed to reach the goal (the finish flag) and pick up any gear icons along the way (if there are any). You need to avoid the spikes and manouvre your way across/over/through the sometimes very challenging landscape.

Only the two wheels of the bike and the bikers head interact with their surroundings, so if you touch a spike with any of these you die, and if you touch the floor or the wall with your head you die as well. Gathering the gear icons and touching the finish must be done with the wheels or the biker’s head as well.

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Astraware Big Box of Blox for free during July 2008!

Astraware released a Symbian® S60® smartphone version of their Big Box of Blox, and they’re celebrating. They’re giving it away for free! But not just the Symbian version. No, you can also get the Windows Mobile (or Palm) version for free!

All you need to do is become a Club Astraware member, which is free. You get monthly discounts, and you get points for your purchases with which you can save for even more discounts.

I’m a happy Club Astraware member and today I’ve become an even more happier member, since I just registered and downloaded Big Box of Blox for free.

Club Astraware website is here.
Big Box of Blox website is here.

And the press release is after the break!

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GadgetMix.com relaunched

To be honest, GadgetMix.com is not a site I’ve been following in the past. There are many interesting PPC related blogs and websites out there, but everyone has his/her limit when it comes to the amount of RSS feeds you want to handle. However, I recently received a press release about a relaunch of GadgetMix.com and since a few sites have left my RSS reader in the past few weeks, I immediately added GadgetMix to the blogs I’m following. Here is the press release that I found in my inbox:

Welcome the all new GadgetMix.com, launches June 19, 2008!

On June 19, 2008, GadgetMix.com is re-launched after a whole month was spent on re-coding the whole website to bring to the users a refreshing, pleasant experience.

GadgetMix.com is all about gadgets; gadget news and expert reviews, views, rants about them. We cover topics of windows mobile, UMPCs, NetBooks, MIDs and anything related to technology.

At GadgetMix.com, we’ve a qualified team of computer engineers and other experienced bloggers, who all have the capability to explain, review and even rant about the news or any other software or hardware product in layman’s term.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the GadgetMix.com and enjoy the great array of giveaways they are giving to their visitors including free cases from PDAir.com and lot of free applications too!

So, head on over to GadgetMix.com or add the RSS feed to your RSS reader.