Wireless

Items about using the below wireless services.

HTC rolls out more amazing phones at CTIA Wireless 2011!!

HTC keeps pouring on the innovation with new Android and Windows WP7 phones at CTIA this year. First up is the HD7S... a powerhouse of features packed into a 4.3" screen should satisfy any mobile power user. The new devices include a tablet and the pumped-up EVO 3D. Read on for full press info or go here...


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SPB Wireless Monitor - Monitor hoggish data apps!

Many a cell phone user does not understand the myriad ways a provider can charge them for data usage, and at the heart of this problem are apps (push services for example) that are surreptitiously running up your data connections in the background. This is where an app like Spb Monitor (now available for Android), can greatly help… Read on for full press release info…


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Turn off the screen during calls

A tip from WMExperts.com describes how to use a freeware program to turn off the LCD screen on your smartphone during calls to save battery power. Click here for the article.

Sending an MMS video message

Amy Mayer from pdastreet.com describes how to send a video you record using your smartphone's camera as an MMS message. Click here for the article.

Avoid skyrocketing cell phone bills

John Frederick Moore at CNET.com gives advice on how to keep cell phone bills at a manageable level. Click here for the article.

Bluetooth A2DP support via freeware

Some Windows Mobile devices do not support Bluetooth's Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), which decodes incoming Bluetooth audio and sends it wirelessly to a Bluetooth headset, allowing a user to enjoy music wirelessly through headphones on the device.

Mixing wireless types on a network can cause slow downs

When devices that run different wireless types are running on the same network, slow downs can occur due to the network's attempt to maintain a consitant speed.
For example, a network running on 802.11g (54 Mbps) is designed so that it can be used in a mixed mode environment and is therefore backward compatible with 802.11b (11 Mbps) wireless products. However, this comes at the cost of wireless speed optimization.

Wi-Fi synching in ActiveSync

Werner Ruotsalainen discusses the inability of using Wi-Fi to sync using ActiveSync and other options that are available, including Bluetooth. Click here for the article.

MAC address of your Wi-Fi unit/card

Werner Ruotsalainen explains how to obtain the MAC address of your Wi-Fi unit/card using both built-in and third-party applications. Click here for the article.

Hide those annoying Wi-Fi/modem connection “bubbles”

Werner Ruotsalainen explains how to turn these off in the Settings >Sounds & Notifications menu. Click here for the article.

Voice-operated IR applications

Werner Ruotsalainen discusses different voice-operated infrared remote controller applications, including VITO Remote and PDAWin TV remote controller 5.5. Click here for the article.

Types of infrared

Werner Ruotsalainen discusses the different types of infrared and what devices have the different types. Click here for the article.

“Toggling” in infrared explained

Werner Ruotsalainen explains the “toggling” functionality in infrared controllers, or emitting two different commands. Click here for the explanation.

Sharing an Internet connection through Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Werner Ruotsalainen discusses how to use your device as an Internet access point through Bluetooth/Wi-Fi. Click here for the article.

Protect yourself from text spammers

To avoid receiving text message spam, call 888-382-1222 to register with the National Do Not Call List, which will block your number for five years. You must call from the number you wish to block. Or, you can register at donotcall.gov.

Voice-operated infrared remote controller applications

Werner Ruotsalainen discusses the different options in remote controller applications. Click here for the article.

RealOne streamed content on Pocket PCs

Werner Ruotsalainen explains how to watch and listen to RealOne streamed content on Pocket PCs, including using a Wi-Fi access point. Click here for the article.

Different factors may affect mobile phone call quality

Here is a list of different factors that can affect calls on your mobile phone:
  • Built-in components: The receptivity of the phone’s antenna as well as the quality of the built-in microphone and speaker can affect call quality. Different phones are built with different components, and bad performance may not always be the carrier’s fault. That said, most phone-enabled Windows Mobile devices in the U.S. are sold by carriers, and they test them extensively before offering them.

How to encrypt your Wi-Fi connection

Brad Isaac at PocketPCAddict.com explains a quick procedure to lock down your Wi-Fi router.

Click here for the article.

How to set up a Bluetooth Personal Area Network (PAN)

Werner Ruotsalainen provides a full tutorial on how to create a Bluetooth PAN, which allows you to text or voice chat, share an Internet connection, or play multiplayer video games between two devices.

Click here for the article.

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