[ATTACH=right]15946[/ATTACH]Just as we were finally getting to know all the ins and outs of Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Phone 7 is getting ready to drop - ain't that just like Microsoft? According to the guys [URL="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366631,00.asp"]at PC Magazine[/URL], who recently got some hands-on time with the new platform, we've wasted all that time fiddling with Windows Mobile (as we had already suspected), because Phone 7 is nothing like Mobile, especially its earlier versions. The concept behind the Windows Phone system - acting as a 'hub' for all of your digital everythings - is far from groundbreaking, and it's an idea …

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Reading from a text file on your local computer is easy, but surely using a URL to point to a different location should work too? The code I have thus far is as follows [CODE] 1. using System; 2. using System.IO; 3. 4. namespace csharp_station.howto 5. { 6. class TextFileReader 7. { 8. static void Main(string[] args) 9. { 10. // create reader & open file 11. TextReader tr = new StreamReader("http://jamesgeddes.com/wttr.txt"); 12. 13. // read a line of text 14. Console.WriteLine(tr.ReadLine()); 15. 16. Console.WriteLine("Enter your name"); 17. string s7 = Console.ReadLine(); 18. Console.WriteLine("Hello, {0}!", s7); 19. // close the …

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Sometimes someone you'd written off surprises you. Take Palm, for example. My first ever hand-held computer was a Palm - or PalmPilot as they were called then. So was my second, and my third. I really, really liked them. Then things moved on a little, or indeed a lot. Compaq entered the fray with the iPaq and as far as I was concerned I had the ultimate little gadget, it looked like my desktop and it was perfect. It grew and a little later I had ideas of attaching it to a phone. Later on Apple entered the market with …

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What do you do when you poo? It is the kind of question you might expect your ten year old son to ask his ten year old mates in the school playground. However, it seems that Microsoft has been asking pretty much the same thing in order to generate some [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22313/1168/"]much needed publicity[/URL] for Windows Mobile. Yep, people from Synovate on behalf of Microsoft Mobile Communications Business have been conducting a survey of mobile phone usage in the toilet amongst Australians. Well, actually, they claim it is intended to determine just how integral the mobile phone is to the people …

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Cnet [URL="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10122751-37.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5"]reported[/URL] the other day that Microsoft has placed an app, Seadragon, in the Apple AppStore, even before releasing it on the Windows Mobile platform because, get this, the iPhone is the only phone platform with the graphics chops to handle the application. There is such delicious irony in all this of course, the kind that make a writer like me stand up and rub his hands together with glee. Microsoft, the company that gets so upset at the [URL="http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/"]Get A Mac ads[/URL] that make such well-deserved fun of Vista, releases advanced technology to Apple users first because Apple offers …

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It's an odd thing, being a journalist. Your job is to report what other people have said and only occasionally should your own view creep in, if at all. It's the same in America; the serious newspapers were exemplary in being fair to both sides in the recent election, at least until Sarah Palin started holding forth about Africa being a country rather than a continent and shooing the Russians out of Alaska. It's different when you're blogging. You can argue, make points, and wonder what in the world people are taking when they claim [URL="http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2232541/windows-mobile-choice-field"]Windows Mobile is the operating …

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Device maker Palm this week placed its bet on a pair of pros. First is the [URL=http://www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones/treopro/index.html?creativeID=SP_BB_treopro]Palm Treo Pro[/URL], its next-generation smartphone to rival Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry. The other is Jon Rubinstein, the company’s executive chair hired earlier this year and now charged with the company's salvation. Rubinstein is largely credited with Apple’s turn-of-the-century turnaround thanks to the hugely successful iMac and iPod. He'll have his work cut out for him. According to most reports, the Treo Pro does little more than maintain the status-quo. It’s got WiFi, 3G, a 2 mega pixel camera, USB and a QWERTY …

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