Posts Tagged ‘SideShow’

Windows Media Center SideShow Gadgets

November 24th, 2008

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You got a Windows Mobile Device?. good. now if you get the SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview you can get SideShow Gadgets. and if you are using Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate you may want to take advantage of having Windows Media Center with the Media Center Sideshow Gadgets Package. You get Four Media Center SideShow Gadgets (TV, Music, Pictures and Video and Now Playing)  and they do as stated in this Quote:

“For instance, you can use the TV gadget to browse the program guide, schedule recordings, and browse and play back recorded TV shows. With the Music gadget you can browse and play music. Use the Pictures and Video gadget to browse pictures on your device and play slideshows and video. The Now Playing gadget provides information on what is playing in Media Center and provides playback controls like those on your Media Center remote.”


Windows Media Center SideShow Gadgets (32 Bits)

Windows Media Center SideShow Gadgets (64 Bits)

via WMpoweruser

Twitter SideShow Gadget

August 29th, 2008

tmp26B4          Twitter (English)

Being able to do a tweet or check your Twitter account will now be possible too for SideShow enabled devices or maybe even if you are running the Windows Mobile SideShow Beta thanks to this fully featured Twitter SideShow Gadget:

The Twitter Gadget from Ikanos Consulting allows you to set your Twitter status, check up on your friends, and dig into friends’ timelines, all from your Windows SideShow(tm) device. Features include status settings, friend pictures, friend timelines and status pre-sets. This is not a Sidebar gadget. It is for Windows (r) SideShow (r) devices only.

If you happen to be one of those rocking out with SideShow Gadgets. then this is a must have.

Twiiter Gadget for Sideshow

via Sarah Perez

Nvidia Nzone Windows SideShow Gadget Development Contest

June 23rd, 2008


It is good to see Nvidia interested in offering Widgets. but it is even more interesting when they do contests for widget development. in this very specific case they are making a contest in the nzone website (nvidia zone) for SideShow Gadgets.


They want you to create the best SideShow gadget you can, and for that you can get a trip to nvidia NVISION event in California if you happen to be in the finalists. but if you win. you can get a Dell XPS 402 and your gadget will also be showcased in nvidia nzone site and of course it will get to be in Windows Live Gallery for people to download and use it.


Quite a hefty amount of prices for a sideshow gadget right?. so if you think it is worthy of your time. just head over to Nvidia contest page to have a look:

NVIDIA preface gadget development contest

Some ideas for good SideShow gadgets would be to make better SideShow Media player (with video support), a better Document Viewer for office, etc. but the point is that you get to do what you think it would be cool to have and also run for a prize while you are at it..

Windows Mobile SideShow Beta is now out

June 17th, 2008


The most primal widget is the info widget, be it in Mobiles, the desktop or the regular web. SideShow falls into that category. Sideshow is a function to get info from a computer remotely or while it is turned off if you count with a SideShow display. but it also exists for Windows Mobile and it turns your  WM device into a SideShow display where you can get info from a PC as info widgets.

While most of them are indeed info widgets to check your calendar and desktop mail, etc, there is also remote playing of music and remote viewing of powerpoint slides. with video and more office support to come later.

This Technology is only for Vista, so if you are on Vista and got a Windows Mobile device is worth checking it out.

Screenshot Tour

Windows Mobile SideShow Beta

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