When the Java ME version of the Opera Mini Browser is running on many touch screen phones, an unnecessary virtual keypad appears at the bottom of the screen (image above left). The keypad wastes space, looks ugly and isn't needed with touch aware apps like Opera Mini. The keypad is not part of Opera Mini. It's something your phone adds because it doesn't recognize that Opera Mini is optimized for touch. There are several ways to get rid of the virtual keypad … Continue reading
Originally published in 2009, this post is updated regularly with the latest workarounds for viewing the desktop versions of mobile sites in mobile browsers. Last update 12-Jan-2014: Added reader-contributed workarounds for Google Search and Google Image Search. Removed non-working Yahoo Mail links. One of the biggest frustrations of using the web with mobile browsers is web sites that force them to use dumbed down mobile versions. I have nothing against mobile sites, obviously. I build them and I write about them here at … Continue reading
How to hide the virtual keypad that appears in the Java ME version of the UC Browser on on some LG and Samsung touchscreen feature phones. With a link to modified signed versions of the UC Browser from UC 8.0 to the latest release. The process for modifying the UC Browser or any other Java app is exactly the same: 1.Download the app's jad file to a PC. 2. Open the downloaded .jad with a text editor or Windows Wordpad.
Mobile Link: www.linuxinsider.com Rating: Content Usability Doctype: html Home Page Weight: 1358 KB (772 KB compressed) Category: Linux Description: Online since 2000, LinuxInsider is part of the ECT News Network family of tech and e-business sites. It covers Linux and other free, libre or open source software for an audience of developers, sysadmins and IT managers. Earlier this year, LinuxInsider and the rest of the ECT family were fitted with a shape shifting responsive redesign. At desktop resolutions the site's homepage design … Continue reading
New Mobile WebApp Added to the Wap Review Directory Mobile Link: shoottokyo.com Rating: Content Usability Doctype: html Home Page Weight: 1074 KB (787 KB compressed) Category: Images Description: A photography blog from an American named Dave who has lived and worked in Tokyo for over a dozen years. The site is filled with great photos not just of Tokyo but also from places around the world that Dave's day job in the tech takes him. The blog's not just photos either, all … Continue reading
New Mobile WebApp Added to the Wap Review Directory Mobile Link: phandroid.com Rating: Content Usability Doctype: html Home Page Weight: 1716 KB (832 KB compressed) Category: Android Description: One of the biggest and oldest Android sites, Phandroid, which launched 2007, has a new responsive design. When viewed in a browser with a viewport width less than 800px, the site's shape shifting custom WordPress template performs a complete visual makeover. The sidebar and desktop ads disappear and the header's traditional masthead is replaced … Continue reading
Opera Software's Webkit/Blink based Opera Browser for Android, currently at Version 16.0 keeps getting better with every release. I especially like it because it lets me try the latest Blink engine on my older Gingerbread phones that can't run Chrome Browser. Although the Opera Browser is coming along well in terms of performance and stability it's still lacking some basic features like the ability to edit, import or sync bookmarks. That's because there's no real support for the Opera … Continue reading
With the demise of Google Reader lots of users seem to have given up on RSS. Which is a shame as it's still the fastest, most efficient way to keep up with lots of news sources. There's a new breed of free news readers that are as good or better than Goggle Reader ever was. Here are five that work on the desktop and in at least some mobile browsers. The readers were tested for cross-browser support in desktop Firefox … Continue reading