TaskFacade 4 – TouchFlo3D graphical task switching

The latest versions of TouchFlo3D and Windows Mobile promises to get rid of the Start Menu, which is the main Windows Mobile task switcher. Task Facade 4 solves the problem in style, allowing you to easily see what applications are running and switch to them.  TaskFacade also allows one to easily close running apps. The app is finger-friendly, but can as easily be controlled with the keyboard and D-pad.

The application is skinnable and comes with 5 build-in themes. The software is now quite mature, and works smoothly on all screen resolutions.

See the video below for the app in action.

TaskFacade 4 can be downloaded from the Taskfacade forum here.

How to Send and Receive Hotmail from Your Gmail Account

Ok so Hotmail is tired, and Gmail is wired. However, you’ve got so many people trained to use your old Hotmail address that you can’t just leave it behind. Well Mysticgeek of How To Geek shows you that you can setup Gmail to both send and receive using your @hotmail.com, @msn.com or @live.com email addresses… but from within Gmail instead. Note this isn’t the way that I do it, I have an OLD Hotmail account and it allows for email forwarding but this method should work for everyone else now that Hotmail has enabled POP access.

Enabling Hotmail from Gmail

First go into your Gmail account and select Settings then click on the Accounts tab, now click on “Add a mail account you own”.

add account

In the next screen enter in the Hotmail or Live address into the Address field then click on Next Step.

Email Address

In the next section we need to enter in the proper settings so the connections work.  Enter in your username and password for your Windows Live account.  Make sure the following settings are correct.

POP Server: pop3.live.com

Port: 995

Check Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail

You can also select leaving a copy on the server and archive incoming messages, these settings are per your preference and will not affect the connection.  When everything looks correct click on Add Account.

account settings

Note: If you want to leave your messages in your Hotmail account, make sure to select the option for “Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server”.

Next check “Yes, I want to be able to send mail as…” This will allow you to send email as your Hotmail or Live account then click Next Step.

Send Mail As

Now you can verify or edit the name on the email or if you’d like replies to be delivered to another account enter in a different Reply-to address.


Finally Gmail will send a verification to your Hotmail or Live account.


Once you get the verification code enter it and click the Verify button and your done!

enter code

To send an email using your Hotmail account, just use the “From” drop-down when composing a new message.


Now you can Send and Receive your Hotmail in your Gmail Account! Thanks MysticGeek!

Get Touch Pro 2 Icons on your Touch Pro or Touch Diamond

Touch Pro 2 IconsThe awesome new program icons from the touch pro 2 have been ported and made into a cab that is installable on your touch pro or touch diamond.  Just download this file and install it. Then soft reset your phone and you will have the new TP2 program icons instead of the boring old windows mobile ones.

via SprintTouchDiamond.blogspot.com

PWN2OWN Hacking Competition – All browsers hacked

As he had already predicted, cracker Charlie Miller has won the PWN2OWN contest by cracking Safari and Mac OS X within seconds of the start of the competition. “It took a couple of seconds. They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine,” Miller said after his accomplishment. He took home the USD 10000 prize, as well as the MacBook he performed the exploit on. Internet Explorer 8 fell a while later by cracker Nils, who also cracked Safari and Firefox after being done with IE8.

Miller cracked Safari running on a fully patched installation of Mac OS X on a MacBook. The details of the exploit will not be given out until Apple has published a patch to ensure that others don’t run with the exploit and abuse it. This is the second year in a row that Safari on the Mac is the first to fall in the PWN2OWN contest, again by Miller’s hands.

A while after, Internet Explorer 8, running on Windows 7, also fell. Windows 7 was running on a Sony Vaio P, and was cracked by a cracker named Nils, who wishes to remain anonymous. He also won a cash prize and got to keep the Vaio P. Several Microsoft security folk were on sight to witness the exploit. This exploit is also kept under wraps until Microsoft releases a patch. Later on, Nils also broke into Safari (Mac) and Firefox.

All the cracks happened on day one of the contest, which means the operating systems and browsers were fully patched, with no additional plugins loaded. So far, only Chrome hasn’t been cracked yet, but that probably won’t take long, seeing how quick the first browsers were exploited.

Still on the table… this year’s contest will also offer a $10,000 prize for every vulnerability successfully exploited in Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian, and the iPhone and BlackBerry OSes. The competition runs through Friday… so it ain’t over yet.

CanSecWest PWN2OWN

Wicked YouTube Mashup – ya gotta see this

Kutiman is a genius. What he’s done is collect a boatload (I cannot even imagine how long it took just to collect, much less remix) music videos of people playing music on YouTube. He then creates a mashup using the audio (and video) of the music to create something completely new. The songs range from funky to drum and bass. Check on the video below and then follow through to his site link at the bottom of the post to check out his wicked mashups.

Awesome right… click thru to Kutiman’s ThruYou site to see more.