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FAQ: Can I add my own custom icons?

Yes! In NewsBreak 1.1 and later versions, you can add your own icons. Here's how: On your Windows PC, make a .bmp (bitmap) file using Paint or any other graphics program. Be sure the file is 16 pixels…

FAQ: Can I use NewsBreak to get my current eBay auction status?

Not directly from eBay's site -- but there might be third parties that provide this service. Right now, eBay is providing feeds only for General Announcements, System Announcements, and the results of…

FAQ: Can I use NewsBreak to get Netflix updates?

Yes you can. Get feeds and info from this Netflix page.

FAQ: Does NewsBreak require a wireless connection?

No. Although NewsBreak has been designed to work very well with wireless connections such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular data connections, it will also work with ActiveSync's built-in passthrough capability.…

FAQ: How can I tell if a website has a NewsBreak compatible feed?

When you see an orange and white button that looks like: or on a web site, it indicates there is a channel (or several channels) available. Read how to add channels. If you don't see any buttons like…

FAQ: How can I use NewsBreak to check my Gmail?

With a Windows Mobile 2003 or later device, just do the following: Add https://gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom to your NewsBreak Channels Go to the Password Tab of the Channel Properties window for that…

FAQ: How can I use NewsBreak with feeds that require authentication?

Just follow these steps: Add the specific feed to your NewsBreak Channels Go to the Password Tab of the Channel Properties window for that channel Enter the username and password for that feed Note that…

FAQ: How do I change the Font Size in NewsBreak?

You can change the font size only in the Summary View of NewsBreak: Pocket PC: Choose View or Menu->Text Size and select the font size Smartphone: Choose Menu->Text Size and select the font size…

FAQ: How do I enable the NewsBreak Homescreen plugin on my (non-touchscreen) Smartphone?

Launch NewsBreak and press Menu. Press Options. Press Notify Options. Check the box next to Show on Home Screen. Return to the Home Screen of your device. Press Start and navigate to Settings. Choose…

FAQ: How do I use NewsBreak when my Windows Mobile device is connected to my PC?

Most of the time, this will work automatically, whenever your device is connected. If it doesn't, check the following. On a Windows Mobile Pocket PC: In ActiveSync 3.8 / Windows Mobile 2003: In ActiveSync…