Change Your Windows Phone Profile With Location

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For the last few days I have been having these weird ideas to change my profile according to the location. Say I started from home and reached my college, I would not want my phone to ring in front of my professors. It is not humanly possible to remember to change profile everyday. The best option? Location based profile Changer.

PhoneAlarm is a Today screen plug-in – giving you total control over your Pocket PC Phone. Never miss an important call, SMS or Email again. Automatically switch profiles and quickly access Inbox, call history and control the state of Bluetooth directly from the Today screen. Optimized for one-handed and in-car use.

The app uses GPS to get your location and changes the profile according to the settings preferred. Though GPS is not reliable since different phones take different amount of time to get adjusted to GPS settings and most of the time, at many places, GPS signal is week. But the app is worth giving a shot if you are curious. Moreover, it also offers many other features:

  • Provides repeating alarms on new SMS, Email, missed calls, voice messages & reminders
  • 10 Custom Phone profiles with manual and automatic switching.
  • Automatic profile change based on time, location, Appointment type/category, network and power/ActiveSync event.
  • Custom Email / SMS alarms based on text, sender or priority.
  • Alarm notification on weak battery and phone signal
  • Customise sound, volume and options for each alarm type in each profile
  • Automatically mute system and phone volume
  • Skinnable user interface (How to create skins)
  • Bluetooth and Flight mode control via profiles (also for Widcomm/Broadcomm stack)
  • 1-hand skin navigation and quick-dialer for last 10 numbers
  • screenLock component added to provide intelligent device locking
  • Gestures supported on skin
  • Icons provide direct access to Inbox, call history etc.
  • Task-switcher pop-up to close running applications
  • Full dual SIMsupport (needs a v2.0 skin for all features)
  • English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese user interface
  • Fully supports VGA display and square screen devices
  • Optimised for fast performance and maximum platform support
  • Simple installation

Additional features ONLY in Pro version

  • Location-based information (change profile dependent on current location!)
  • Billing calculation – keep track of your phone costs
  • Detailed GPRS/Data volume tracking
  • Weather plugin with 4 day forecast
  • Call and SMS forwarding support in each profile
  • WLAN control via profiles
  • Skin rotator element to display actual information

Download PhoneAlarm for €9.25 for 50% discount.

Resco Pocket Radio 2.0 For Windows Phone Released

Resco, a supplier of Windows phone applications, released a new version of Resco Pocket Radio 2.0, follower of a popular radio application with new graphical and handling components designed mainly to make work with the program easier and more comfortable. Resco Pocket Radio is a player and recorder providing endless streaming radio broadcasting, perfect for those who can’t live without a radio at their fingertips.

You can connect your Bluetooth headset to listen music. Since the last version, Resco have had some serious graphical re-design.

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Changes will certainly be appreciated by users who enjoy touch-friendly interfacesaid Marcel Å affa, Resco product manager. We tried to bring things that would make work with the program much easier and that would improve navigation among the radio stations. We believe users will accept all the improvements with highly positive reactions.

New Features include:

Touch-friendly Radio List
The list of radio stations has been converted into touch-optimized interface. Each musical genre includes a number in parentheses indicating how many stations belong to the category.
Letter Bar Included
As you select from a broad list of musical styles, the letter bar improves your navigation and saves time.
Streaming Quality Icons
The streaming quality is denoted by icons in three colors (weak quality=red, mid-quality=orange, good quality=green).

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Palringo Instant Messaging: 2.0 Released

Palringo, a  popular instant messaging program for Windows phones, has officially upgraded itself   to v2.0. Palringo is free IM software for Windows Phones, unlike IM+ which costs around $39.95.   Palringo offers some unique features such as “Groups” and voice-clip ability. Apart from that Palringo supports:

-AIM
-GTalk
-MSN
-Facebook
-ICQ
-Yahoo!
-Gadu-Gadu
-XMPP/Jabber
-iChat

Though the app still looks the same, nor does it offer any new unique features,   it has added useful features that we badly   needed.

Here are few new features:

-Completely new install/uninstall process
-Automatic updates now only notify users that an update is available – downloading is manually approved
-Settings->Display->Group join/leave alerts
-Settings->Display->Contact List (item size) option
-Settings->Display->Tab size option replaces “Large Buttons” option.
-Contact list can now be filtered by service type, so you can effectively have a separate list for -Facebook/MSN/Yahoo etc.
-Added private message spam filter for Palringo service
-Edit Profile link from overview screen
-Automatic detail expansion display on reduced contact list items
-Optimized list rendering code
-Optimized avatar rendering
-Default filenames for saving images
-Reformatting of photos has been made more reliable
-Miscellaneous other bug fixes and optimizations

What we like:

Features like Groups and Voice-clip Ability.

What we Don’t like:

App requires you to register on its own server like Trillian desktop app

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Acer F1 To Release On October 6 In UK

Acer’s F1 smartphone is going to release on 6 October in United Kingdom. This phone is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. The Acer F1 features a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800, Qualcomm 8250 1GHz processor and Quad-band GSM / Tri-band HSPA.

Acer F1 Smartphone

It also includes a 5 mega-pixel camera with built in auto focus and an LED flash, 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, and a microSD card slot that can support up to 32GB memory cards. It also comes with a built in WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, plus an accelerometer and a 3.5mm audio jack. The new smartphone incorporates an A-GPS. It also comprises a 1,350mAh battery that grants up to five hours of calling time and 400 hours of standby.

Features of Acer F1

  • Qualcomm 8250 1GHz processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 with Internet Explorer 6
  • 3.8WVGA Touchscreen Display
  • Quad-band GSM / Tri-band HSPA
  • 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
  • 5 MegaPixel Autofocus with LED flash
  • microSD slot (support up to 32GB)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g & Bluetooth 2.1
  • Motion  Accelerometer
  • 3.5mm audio jack

The Acer F1 Smartphone will be available from the 6th of October in the UK for around £300 (approx. 500$ / 24,000 Rupees)