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I Really Miss Microsoft Voice Command

There are a few things that I miss about Windows Mobile, but by far I miss Microsoft Voice Command the most.

Sure, my Xperia Play has some type of Voice Command software but it’s garbage.

I have a Bluetooth speaker in my car and there is no reason I need to actually touch my phone to make a call, but when I can only get the damn Voice Command software to correctly dial about 10% of the time, I’m basically forced to manually dial the call.

As a result, I rarely ever use it any more.  It kinda sucks that it’s come to this.



Microsoft MyPhone – FINAL NOTICE

Today I received my Final Notice for the Windows Mobile MyPhone service shutdown from Microsoft.

The service stopped working some time ago, but today is the last day that you can log in to the MyPhone web page.  It’s a sad reminder of the amazing free service previously offered to Windows Mobile users.




Windows Mobile My Phone Shutting Down!!!!!


Pappa, say it ain’t so!!!

Microsoft just sent out an e-mail notice that they will soon be shutting down the Windows Mobile Marketplace (not a big deal) and more importantly the MyPhone service.

DAMMIT!! I can’t believe it.  No wait, I can.  Microsoft, you screwed us when you dropped Windows Mobile and now you want to kill one of the last good things going for it.  😡

[You can view the entire e-mail after the jump.] Read more »

Windows Mobile IM App Round-up

In the same vein as the Windows Mobile Emulator round-up I did a few weeks ago, I ended up doing the same type of thing while looking for an Instant Messaging application for my LG IQ.  I mostly wanted to use GTalk, but figured I might was well get something that can also handle Facebook IM and MSN.

Sadly, many of the IM applications for Windows Mobile are no longer being updated, but that doesn’t mean we are out of luck.  You can read the full round-up here.


Smallville – Brought to you by Microsoft

Despite the poor writing and mediocre acting, I’ve been a Smallville fan since it first aired 10 seasons ago, but something has really caught my eye recently.

That “thing” is the excessive amount of Microsoft Windows Phone product placement shots that we have been force fed the last few episodes.

Not only are we saddled with Windows Phone commercials during the break, but we are fed the same crap during the show as well?  Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Windows Phone, but the amount of in-show advertising is a little extreme.  I wonder if this type of advertising is going to eventually backfire on Microsoft.  I guess only time will tell.