SPB Time for Windows Mobile Gets Updated

November 24th, 2009 – SPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of SPB Time 3.0, a major update to the best-selling Windows Mobile time toolset. The updated version offers a completely new, reconsidered user interface and significantly improved alarm features. SPB Time 3.0 provides user with three different types of alarms to fit any needs. Paranoid alarm is designed to wake up deep sleepers while Bio alarm does its job in a very gentle way. Classic alarm is a good solution for those who don’t believe in biorhythms and do not want to be disturbed too much in the morning time.

A lot of features were reworked in the design aspect. For example, “World Time” feature is presented as a realistic looking 3D model of the Earth with chosen cities designated as spots on the surface. Countdown screen is supplemented with a picture of sandglass where the sand pours out as time goes. The splendour of these interface solutions are accompanied by a vast choice of skins in an online catalog.

SPB Time 3.0 is also one of the company’s Windows Mobile applications that is able to make use of SPB Mobile Shell’s widget system. Four widgets are available for those who already have Time version 3 and higher: City Time, Moon Phase, Next Alarm and Stop Watch.

SPB Time 3.0

SPB Time 3.0 New Features:

  • Snappier, better looking user interface;
  • Classic, Paranoid and Bio alarms;
  • More than 20 alarm tunes;
  • Online skins catalog;
  • SPB Mobile Shell widgets;
  • Scrollable Calendar with weeks numbers;
  • Moon phases.

Pricing and Availability

SPB Time 3.0 is compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and higher. It may be purchased for 14.95 USD, or a 15-day free trial version may be downloaded at www.SPBSoftware.com. Users of any previuos versions of SPB Time are welcome to upgrade to SPB Time 3.0 with 50% discount. According to SPB Software’s upgrades policy, all SPB Time users who have purchased the product within the last 90 days, are eligible for free upgrade.

Further Information and Downloads

SPB Time for Windows Mobile touchscreens
SPB Time screenshots
SPB Time evaluation copy downloading page

About SPB Software (www.spbsoftware.com)

SPB is a leading brand in mobile software, standing for a unique line of popular consumer products and partnerships with the world’s most innovative handset makers and wireless carriers. SPB’s software solutions deliver richer smartphone experiences and enable subscribers to do more with their mobile data connections. SPB Software is the maker of the world’s single number one bestselling mobile application – SPB Time. For more information, please visit www.spbsoftware.com.

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The perfect Mac to Mobile Sync Solution?

SyncMateAs most of you will know, I am predominantly a Linux user, having to put up with Windows foibles through my work, and my ‘love’ of Windows Mobile devices. For the last 11 years I have seen little exposure to the whole Macintosh world. That was until Friday, when I wen’t out and purchased a 17″ MacBook Pro. 

One of the first challenges I can across after installing Snow Leopard was to sync the data stored on my windows mobile. Now obviously I can sync the data stored in the file system using Mesh. However I needed to sync my contactstasks and calendar information. With Google sync not an option as my phone already has an exchange activesync connection.
After many hours of googling, I stumbled upon Eltima software’s website. Eltima offer a software solution called SyncMate. The powerful application boasts many features. The most appealing for me was the ability to manage the SMS folders of the device. On my windows boxes I had developed a bespoke application which did this. But of course am currently unable to port to Mac.
Eltima offer a free version of there SyncMate software which kept me entertained for the first 30 minutes, however I soon found my self upgrading to the expert version! Now I don’t think I could be without it.
On my phone (HTC Touch Pro) SyncMate uses a client which listens for connections via both USB and other my wireless network(s). Which works out perfectly for me. Allowing me to send text messages using my phone from a different room in the house. Which seems like a feature you wouldn’t find useful however, when my phone is docked upstairs charging I can be downstairs still communicating with my friends. Although I have not been using the application very long, its truly proving to be another everyday use app on my tool belt. 
If you have used other Mac sync apps, and would like to suggest them please post a comment below. 

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Alpha release of RAPId SMS Desktop

Hello All

Recently I have been developing a desktop based text message application, which sends messages via an ActiveSync connected device to a recipient for your choice.

Although the long term plans are to enable the application to sendreceive messages from the PC, I have produced a temporary solution which I thought I would share.

This is just one part of the application, which is a ‘quick send’ solution.

Download and install RAPId SMS Setup and install onto your PC.

RAPId SMS is no longer available to download – thank you for your interest.


Upon loading, RAPId SMS will sync it’s local address book with the one from Microsoft Outlook, if you have a large contacts collection please allow time for the sync to take place!

Once it’s loaded click on the file menu and click install on device. This will download the latest mobile client of RAPId SMS, transfer the CAB to your device and start the install procedure.

Currently you MUST select to install the app on your device and NOT your memory card!

Known Issues:
Currently there are some performance issues with the desktop and the mobile clients, these will be resolved in future releases.

Known OS’s
This application has been tested on Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista Home and Windows Vista Business
This application has been tested on Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6

Please remember this is an ALPHA release and may contain bugs, the idea behind this release is to aid me in the design and development. Please only post constructive comments. If you don’t like it – then don’t use it.. I am also fully aware there are alternatives available. I am not interested in namelinks to these alternatives.

I would appreciate any constructive comments you have, and details of the mobile device you have tested this on.

If you would like to see any additions in this application, or the main application please let me know.


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Disable built in Windows Mobile 'Lock'

ActiveSyncIf you use Exchange ActiveSync on a windows mobile device which enforces that useless ‘lock’ facility on your phone. You may want to consider disabling it and finding an alternative.. No matter how many registry hacks I tried to switch off or delay the lock, it kept coming back. Now, I understand the reasons behind the lock being enforced. However I already use a 3rd party locking app for the phone, so wanted to use that instead.

After a long winded hunt around the internet I have finally managed to locate the perfect solution.

Firstly, you are going to need a registry editor for your device. You can download Total Commander here, once you have downloaded and installed total commander navigate to HKLMSecurityPolicies0001023 and change the 0 to a 1.

Now download Zenyee’s Stay Unlocked cab file here, once installed perform a soft reset on your device. Once it’s rebooted navigate to the lock applet in the settings folder, and switch off that annoying lock once and for all.

Don’t forget to install an alternative to the lock app, otherwise you may find you are in breach of your companies IT Security Policy.
If you know of an alternative way of doing this, get in touch using the comments box.

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Press Release -> SPB Geo Game

St. Petersburg, June 23rd, 2009 – SPB Software, a leading mobile applications and games developer announces the release of SPB Geo Game – a mobile game, designed to help players check and improve their knowledge of the world’s capitals and national flags. Today’s global diversity is represented by 235 countries (including small islands and independent territories), 235 flags, and 234 capitals. SPB Geo Game allows sifting through this wealth of geographic images and names, trains memory, and literally widens one’s horizons in a fun way.

“Getting to know all the countries in the world with their capitals and flags is something a lot of us always wanted to do, but never had the time, – comments Vassili Philippov, SPB Software COO – “SPB Geo Game grants the opportunity to test ourselves and study the world’s diversity in a fun and relaxing manner, within the few spare moments we have,” Vassili concludes. SPB Geo Game offers two separate game modes: Capitals and Flags. The ‘right answer’ and its location are shown on a 3D globe.

SPB Geo Game

Main Features of SPB Geo Game 1.0:

  • World Flags
  • World Capitals
  • 3D Globe
  • Educational Animation
  • Finger Friendly Interface

Pricing and Availability

SPB Geo Game is available for touchscreen phones running Windows Mobile (5 and later editions) and Android. SPB Geo Game is available for 4.95 USD: the Windows Mobile version – from www.SpbSoftware.com, and the Android version – from the Android Market, where paid applications are available.

Further Information and Downloads

SPB Geo Game web page (Windows Mobile touchscreen)
SPB Geo Game web page (Android)

SPB Geo Game screenshots page (Windows Mobile touchscreen)
SPB Geo Game screenshots page (Android)

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