Friday, February 25, 2011

Fast Overview At New iGO Primo 1.2

I just got my hands on the brand new iGO Primo 1.2 and done this video to show up very fast some of it's great features. For sure I'm going to make other videos reviewing each part of this new version, so stay tuned.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brief Look At Pulse RSS Reader

I was looking for a RSS reader application for my Droid and my iPod Touch. Searching through both markets I saw an application called Pulse, so I decided to test on both. It's amazing good, now this app is my default RSS reader on both devices.

The way that the feeds are organized is great, you can slide right or left to look at the older posts and all the animations are great.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Looking For Applications To Review!

If you are a developer out there and want people to review your application, just mention me or Direct Message me at Twitter or send me an email about your application and where I can download it.

But if it's a paid application, please send me a promo code or a serial to get it please.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We Now Support Readability

readability2342938472398.jpeg Yeah, now our blog support Readability, that is a great project were you can finally read the best internet articles on sites and blogs that you like most without seeing any ads or style, just like a book. So the content will remain the same, but the way you read is improved.

It's very easy to use this new feature, just click on "Now"(To start reading with the new feature) or "Later"(Obvious that this remains to read later - as Instapaper) that will appear at the top of each post and you will be redirected to the Readability page to enjoy our great content just like a newspaper or a book.

Don't forget that when you use this new feature you are supporting me, which is great and means that you like my stuff ;)

Little Tour At Windows Mobile HTC Sense 2.5

I've been playing with my HTC Touch Pro2 for about 2 days now, so this is my first video about it... I will make a little tour with you through the HTC Sense 2.5(Simplicity ROM).


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Smashwords: Why Multi-Format Ebooks Matter

Ebook formats are a double-edged sword. If you start rambling off their mysterious acronyms, the eyes of most authors and book readers glaze over.

However, different formats are required to support all the different e-reading devices and reading methods.

No wonder it's confusing. Imagine the Betamax/VHS format war in the '70s, or more recently the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD battle, but quintuple the confusion and you've got the ebook format wars of today.

Adobe would prefer you read your ebooks in PDF, which is their technology; Amazon wants you to read in their DRM-encrypted version of Mobipocket (bad bad!), which is their technology; and then other companies and organizations are fighting to establish their own standards.

We shouldn't require a computer science degree to make sense of ebook formats, and we shouldn't have to worry if the book we buy today will be readable in the future when the formatting winds inevitably shift.

Instead, we should just be able to purchase a book and know the book is readable on any device for all time, even when we switch e-reading devices in the future. This is how we publish and sell books at Smashwords. With one price, you get access to the book in up to nine different formats, seven of which are downloadable. As we add additional formats, these will also become retroactively available for previous purchases.

The other day, in response to a question posed to me in an interview by Maria Schneider over at Editor Unleashed, we crunched some numbers to determine which ebook formats are most popular with our readers. We looked at a sample of over 50,000 Smashwords downloads during the first three months of this year. The results surprised us. As you can see in the handy pie chart above, although the open industry ebook format EPUB is most popular with our customers, no single format dominates all others.

For authors and publishers of books, the message is clear. If over the last decade you were brainwashed (as many of us were) to believe that ebook = PDF file, and you only offer your book in that single format today, you're potentially excluding the 81 percent of readers who'd prefer to read in a different format.

And if you're a publisher and you only publish in Amazon's Mobipocket format, well, you get the picture. Customers want multi-format books, because no single format addresses all reading scenarios.

For those of you interested in a primer introduction to the different formats, below is a summary of the formats offered by Smashwords, borrowed from our Smashwords Style Guide:
  1. EPUB - This is is arguably the most important format today. Epub, managed by the Independent Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), is an open industry ebook format and it's gaining increased support. If your book is available in epub, it can be read on some of the most popular ebook readers and ebook reading software applications (Like Stanza on the iPhone).
  2. PDF - Stands for Portable Document Format. PDF is a file format readable by many devices, including handheld e-readers, PDAs, and computers. A good format if your book contains complex formatting, layout, charts, images or indexes with page numbers. PDF is also a good option for readers who may want to print out their book on their home computers. On the negative side, PDF is a horribly inflexible format. Readers can’t easily change the font size or style to match their preferences, the text isn’t easily reflowable, and the reader is forced to read page by page.
  3. TXT - Plain Text. Plain text is the most widely supported file format, working on nearly all readers and devices. It lacks formatting, but will work anywhere. For obvious reasons, a plain text file cannot include images.
  4. MOBI (Kindle) - Mobipocket is used by the Amazon Kindle. Mobipocket is supported on Windows PCs and on the ereading apps used by many handheld devices. The Smashwords version of MOBI is not burdened by DRM, whereas the version sold by Amazon is. Amazon has received much criticism in the the industry for insisting publishers must supply DRM-protected books for the Kindle.
  5. RTF - Rich Text Format, or RTF, is a cross-platform document format supported by many word processors and devices.
  6. LRF - This is the standard format for the Sony Reader, an ebook reading device.
  7. PDB (Palm Doc) - PalmDoc is a format primarily used on Palm Pilot devices, but software readers are available for PalmOS, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile Pocket PC/Smartphone, desktop Windows, and Macintosh.
As a final note, I should add that our data for the most popular formats does not include formats we don't publish, and we also don't examine how the formats are used on which devices, or to what extent our customers consume multiple formats simultaneously. They may, for example, start the book in one format on one device but finish the book in another format on a different device.

Smashwords: Why Multi-Format Ebooks Matter: "Ebook formats are a double-edged sword. If you start rambling off their mysterious acronyms, the eyes of most authors and book readers glaz..."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Install Android 2.2 Froyo on an Htc Touch Pro2 - wikiHow

How to Install Android 2.2 Froyo on an Htc Touch Pro2

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

If you are tired of Windows Mobile, in some very easy steps you can put Android 2.2 Froyo on your HTC Touch Pro2


  1. Get the ROM at
  2. On Windows Mobile, navigate to the andboot or the root folder on your SD card and launch haret.exe
  3. Wait for welcome screen setup
    • Do not touch
    • Wait for green light
    • Skip everything and you are at the home screen
    • Wait for green light
  4. Open Spare Parts
    • Change End button behavior to go to home
  5. Goto to Settings - Call setting
    • Set up your voice mail for Sprint, Verizon, etc..
  6. Now you can sync your phone
    • Go to Settings - Setting account & sync
    • Let the phone sync. Do not touch. Wait for green light
  7. Boot back to Windows Mobile
  8. Open File Explorer
  9. You can now switch to the camera, 1250 or 1253 kernel located in the files folder
  10. Copy the zImage and modules*.tar.gz to the andboot folder level
    • files\first boot zimage and modules 1232 - camera/kb backlight - you can use Vignette with this
    • files\zimage and modules 1250 - official kernel - kb backlight
    • files\zimage and modules 1253 - official kernel - kb backlight/USB headphone
  11. Boot haret, always wait for green light
  12. Make a test call, send a text, tell someone to call you. Tell someone to send you a text


  • Goto to Settings - Call setting and set up your voice mail for sprint,verizon. etc..
  • Goto Settings - Sound. Test the volume settings, test phone ringtones and notification ringtone
  • Goto Settings - Display-Brightness. Make sure you drag the yellow line to the left but do it really slow. This is to save battery
  • Goto Settings - Location & security- Enable use wireless networks and GPS
  • Goto Settings - Applications - Enable unknown sources
  • Goto Settings - Language & keyboard - Set your language or use more locale 2 to add language. Press the menu key and follow the screen
  • Open astro, browser, calculator, calendar, car home, clock, contacts, email, seach, latitude, maps (if you see update occurring, just cancel it), messaging, music.navigation, news and weather, phone, places, search, talk, tapatalk pro, titaniumbackup
  • Open the market app LAST - allow it to do updates for existing apps


  • First boot will take several minutes for the data.img to be created... Be patient... Enjoy the animation...

Things You'll Need

  • HTC Touch Pro2
  • 1GB microSD Card
  • Patience
  • Windows Mobile and Android knowledge

Sources and Citations

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Future Of Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile 6 Boot Screen
A lot of people have been asking me this very difficult question: What is the future of Windows Mobile? Do you think it will die in a few years(about 2)? And other questions that are about the death of Windows Mobile. On this post I will say about my thoughts of the future of Windows Mobile.

Back in 2002 when I got my first Pocket PC, running Windows CE 3, one of those old HP Jornadas Pocket PCs, I felt in love with that amazing OS. It was just like my Windows 2000 that I had on my PC, but on a very small device, with a lot of new possibilities. For sure Microsoft done a very good device on that time.

Back in 2005, I got a Palm T|X instead of a better Windows Mobile device. I really enjoyed the Palm OS 5, but there was a huge problem... The programs weren't so great and full-featured as the Windows Mobile ones, but ok...

At the end of 2006 I've said NO to Palm OS and bought a HP iPAQ Hx2490b and felt great with being back to the best mobile OS I ever seen. Many things were improved at the OS, the style was pretty different, new tools, new programs and a very nice framework, from the desktop world to your mobile, that made the applications a lot more awesome(.Net Compact Framework).

After some months I decided to have a device that I really liked to have back in 2001, but I couldn't because it was so expensive... The great HP Jornada 720, that came with Windows CE 3.11(aka HPC2000), so I got one form eBay and I heard that there was a very big community of people on the internet that have this device too, even on modern days, on a site called HPC:Factor, remember that it's still alive and very active with news and programs that are still being developed for this platform, it's just like XDA-Developers but for the old HPCs. I still use my HP Jornada 720, as an alternative laptop, since I have the Cisco 350 board that I attach to it and I can connect to my home Wi-Fi network, also I have Linux installed on it too(dual-booting with Windows CE) so it's just like a laptop, but smaller and with a touch-screen.

In the year of 2008 I got my first iOS device, a iPod Touch 3g 64GB, I really liked iOS, it's great and have a lot of great things that blow your mind, but I just liked it for a while... With some months you see that it's pretty much the same every time, the applications are the same, the style remains the same, different from Windows Mobile, that you are always looking for a new ROM to flash, new great applications, new modifications to make your WM rocks even more, but iOS is so closed and static that makes you hate it in about 4 months.

Let's jump to something new... In October 2010 I got my first Android device, a Motorola Milestone(aka Droid), it's a great device and I loved Android so much on the first months, then I started to see that Android wasn't that all that you think before you get one... The interface isn't so awesome as the iOS one, the applications doesn't have great controls(for developers) like iOS does, also it's a bit slow, don't forget that the built-in applications aren't very nice, then you probably will need to get a third-party application for things like viewing photos, watching videos and listening to music, basic things for every smartphone user.

At the Christmas I got an iPad, but the sensation was a bit different, since it's a tablet. So I'm still in love with it...

Yesterday I really saw that the way that Android is going it won't be so promising, so I've made something that a lot of people said that I was crazy: I got a HTC Touch Pro2 from eBay(the unboxing video is below this post) and switched back to Windows Mobile. In the first 10 minutes with it I've flashed the Simplicity ROM. Seriously the new 6.5.3 touch-friendly interface is the best thing I ever saw on Windows Mobile, also the HTC Sense is just amazing! So I'm proud to say that this is the best thing I've done.

But now let's get back to the main focus... After saying this all about the history of my mobiles, I can say that Windows Mobile isn't going to die in 2 years. For sure it will live for at least 10 years, as example the HPCs, that have 11 years since Windows Mobile made them obsolete and we still have a very active community working with those great devices.

Windows Mobile without Sense for sure is pretty crappy, so if you are planing to be on the Windows Mobile world for some more time, get an HTC phone that you can flash a nice custom ROM that comes with the new Sense UI(that was made for the HD2).

As everyone can see based on the XDA-Developers forum, the Windows Mobile is still a lot active, a lot of ROMs being developed and a lot of happy developers saying that their applications are great at Windows Mobile, so this says it all that Windows Mobile has a very big and nice life as the newer technologies try to beat it.

Microsoft is pretty doing the same thing that Palm done when they released WebOS and dropped all the support for the Palm OS. This is the great mistake from Microsoft, now they have a OS that sucks, and abandoned the best mobile OS ever! It would be a lot better if they had released Windows Mobile 7, instead of rebuilding everything form the ground up.

So I finish this article saying that don't matter if you like or dislike Windows Mobile, you can't deny that all their OSes that they use today(don't matter if it's Android, WP7 or iOS) came from Palm OS, that grew and become Windows Mobile, so your OS base is clearly like the WM base.

PS: I've made this article at midnight, so it may contain some errors and crazy stuff :)

Unboxing The HTC Touch Pro2

My HTC Touch Pro2 arrived and this is the time I unboxed it(not much to say about this)...

iTunes Podcast:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Unboxing The Canon EF 75-300mm III USM

I just got a new lens for my Canon EOS 60D(that I use to record my videos), a EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM. I bought this lens to take some photos of birds and distant things, which it's great. I will play a bit with this lens a bit over the weekend and them make another video talking about it.

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Overview At The New Twitter Application For Android

A brief look at the new Twitter application for Android. It's awesome, but the sadly the iOS version is still better. I hope the Twitter developers take a better look at Android, since it's the 1st OS now

iTunes Podcast:

How To Get Free Wallpapers For Your iOS Device

Are you looking for some nice HD wallpapers for your iOS device? So this is the correct video for you!

At this video I will be showing to you how to get the best HD wallpapers for you device using an application called Wallpapers, it's very easy, organized and useful for all those guys that wanted to make their iOS devices rock even more

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Comparing The Android And The iOS Twitter Applications

A brief look at the Twitter mobile applications for Android and iOS...

As everyone can see, the applications are pretty the same, but the iOS one kills the Android one, with one feature that only iOS app has and I hope Android will have in some months: Media viewer. You can view the image just by tapping on a thumbnail, below the tweet.

iTunes Podcast:

Monday, February 07, 2011

Rejailbreaking The iOS 4.2.1 With Untethered Greenpois0n

This tutorial will show you how to easily rejailbreak(/jailbreak, if you haven't done it yet) your iOS 4.2.1 device running the tethered redsn0w jailbreak to the untethered Greenpois0n jailbreak. You just need to have a Mac or a Windows computer, enter your device on DFU mode and wait until it finishes the jailbreak.

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Will Rovio Mobile be the first App company to create a Billion dollar franchise?

For sure Angry Birds is a great game and got ports to all kinds of mobile devices and recently for computers too, but I don't think that they can get into a billion dollar company just with Angry Birds.
What they need to get on this milestone is investing on other games that are addictive like their biggest success. Just like Gameloft does, they have a lot of great games out there for all types of mobile devices and platforms. Recently they announced Modern Combat for the PS3, a milestone for the gaming. So they aren't focused on just one game as Rovio does, they have lots of great games that sell a lot, like:
  • Modern Combat: Sandstorm
  • Modern Combat: Black Pegasus
  • Brothers In Arms
  • Let's Golf
  • UNO
  • And others...
Rovio should make the same if they want to get bigger.

Source: Quora

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Podcast Approved by iTunes Store

So our podcast has finally been approved by the iTunes Store, so now you can subscribe there and have all the content directly on your iPod, iPad, iPhone or any other Apple device and also at Windows, since there is iTunes for Windows. I hope you all enjoy this new way of viewing my videos.

iTunes Podcast:

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