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Just updated: CHome Configurator version

Posted by TLogix on July 11, 2008

List of changes:

  • FIXED: Error when writing to .home.xml file: Null reference
  • FIXED: Error when deleting a panel with more than one pages

CHome Configurator page


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myDOF for Windows Mobile Standard 6

Posted by TLogix on July 6, 2008

myDOF is a depth of field (DOF) calculator written for Windows Mobile Standard devices. This software is based on the information provided at web site. For more information about DOF please read its definiton from Wikipedia

This software is very easy to use. Simply fill out the required information: type of camera, focal length of the lens, aperture and the focus distance (distance to the subject) and myDOF will display:

  • Depth of field
  • Near limit of sharpness
  • Far limit of sharpness
  • Limit of sharpness in front of the suject
  • Limite of sharpness behind the subject
  • Hyperfocal distance

Download it here

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Text input problem with some HTC Windows Mobile devices

Posted by TLogix on April 23, 2008

During the development of myNotes, I came across a nasty problem on some of the HTC smartphones. When using the QWERTY keyboard, certain keys don’t work at all, they only return a function key instead of the alphanumeric character. For example, when I pressed on U key, instead if return the U character,  the key only returned the Arrow Up, that made the focus shift to the previous text box.

The only workaround is enabling multiline input mode on text boxes which requires a lot of navigation back and forth between the data entry window and the full screen editor window.

However after poking around various forums (MSDN, XDA developer, Howard’s, etc), I found out that updating the ROM on the problematic devices to the latest version will usually fix this. It seems that HTC has left a bad implementation of IME on some of their phones. Personally, my HTC SMT 5800 works fine after updating it to the latest ROM from UTStarcom. I also found on XDA Developer forum an unofficial (ie. use it at your own risk) keyboard driver update for HTC Cavalier here.

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myNotes: my latest project for Windows Mobile Standard

Posted by TLogix on April 22, 2008

 I have just finished a nice utility for Windows Mobile Stardard which allows users to quickly take a few notes or a short memo using their smartphone.


  • Offers simple text editing capability
  • Notes are saved as invidividual text files in \My Documents\myNotes folder
  • Supports both portrait and landscape QVGA resolution smartphones
  • Easy to use
  • It’s free for personal use

Screen shot

Read more about this software and download it on myNotes homepage

Download URL is also available on the software homepage.

Please feel free to leave your comments & suggestions in this post.

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