Wednesday, January 31, 2007
As a test, in a video rental store I typed in Mission Impossible, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Star Wars, and pressed "go." It gave me back recommendations of Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Terminator, Top Gun, and more. Some were less appropriate, like Friday the 13th, but most were in the ballpark.
Yes, I know that there are other sites for movie recommendations. But this seems to be built to do recommendations of anything (in theory), and it's done very well for a TyTN-sized screen and 3g bandwidth.
They also have a version of Froogle, their shopping system, running on cellphones, at http://wml.froogle.com/ Comparison shopping is near and dear to my heart, since I developed the first comparison shopping system (BargainFinder) years ago. So you can compare prices on your TyTN or other cellphone on the road. (But it's less useful to me here in Israel.)
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Unfortunately there is no way to achieve this in WM5. We are considering
this feature for future releases.
The closest you can get right now is to use Empty Deleted Items = Manually, but of course deleted messages pile up on your device, and they will be deleted from the server once you try to remove them. It sounds like you've already tried this and it's still unacceptable.
Hopefully this doesn't make your device completely useless...
Have you considered some of the 3rd party email clients available for WM5?
Power users such as yourself might enjoy the finer grain customization
possible with some of these 3rd party apps.
The best bet seems to be a third-party app. I wonder if any third-party e-mail apps also support HTML e-mail etc. If anyone has one to recommend, please leave a note here as a comment.
In the meantime, I understand that I can delete things on the device and they'll be fine as long as I don't empty the deleted items folder. I think that I can then move all deleted items older than 7 days back to Inbox, which I've set to show only the past 7 days, and they should disappear on the device without being deleted on the server. I'll have to wait 7 days to try this, I'll let everyone know then how it works. (IT WORKS, READ MY FOLLOWUP HERE.)
Monday, January 29, 2007
I use webmail for my main e-mail use, and only want the device for remote access. That said, I want to be able to look at an inbox of significant items without seeing dozens of things that I want to read only on the Web. I need the ability to delete from my device's inbox without deleting from the server.
Any ideas anyone?
This is an option that can be turned on or off on the regular Outlook client, but I can't find a way to turn it off on the TyTN.
I think that this is absolutely crazy. Since the TyTN will never be my primary e-mail reader, I certainly don't mean for anything I do on my TyTN to delete mail on the server. I delete something on the TyTN whenever I don't want it on the TyTN, not necessarily when I don't want it anywhere.
If anyone knows anything about this, particularly how to turn this feature off, PLEASE leave a blog comment!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
In the meantime, there are other systems out there for converting YouTube and Google videos to mobile format. But none are as easy to use as TinyTube.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
- The new updated version of Skype Mobile (version 2.2 beta)
- CoolCamera program for better video capture
Anyone tried either of these? Anyone know of other software for the TyTN that should be on the list? (Serious and very useful stuff only) Feel free to leave blog comments here.
I'll post reviews of these after I try them out, hopefully soon!
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
It seems like the issue you were having was related to a temporary problem with
our website. Mobile uploads should be working correctly now.
Please try again now, and it should work just fine!
The YouTube Team
We did have some issues regarding mobile uploads and these issues should have been fixed. You may want to try uploading again and if it continues to fail, you may also want to try creating a new mobile upload profile.
If you continue to experience problems, please reply to this email and let us know! Please also let us know who your cell phone provider is.
The YouTube Team
This fits my experience that YouTube Mobile is now working.
Of course, this happened before that it was broken, then fixed, then broke again, so I hope it keeps working this time!
Bottom line, submitting videos directly from a TyTN or other connected PDA should work fine. Enjoy!
Friday, January 05, 2007
ESPECIALLY because after sending in lots of messages to their support team, I received today messages about all my submissions in the past 2 weeks, saying only that they'd been received. On my account I see all three are there, with two marked as duplicates of the first which is in the system. No message acknowledging a problem and saying it's fixed.
So for now, enjoy it while it works...
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Several blog readers have commented to me that it's not working for them. Is it working for anyone? Has anyone tried it via MMS?
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Thanks for any comments that anyone can add about this.