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Windows Mobile update to counter change in daylight savings time

Due to the infinite wisdom of a Congress that, rather than tackle the United States’ real energy issues, decided to futz about the margins with ideas the consistency of overcooked noodles, daylight savings time will come early this year. Officially, that’s known as the “U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005.” (Lesson: always make idiotic ideas sound important.)
Last year, daylight savings time-when clocks are set ahead one hour, making it seem as if the sun rises and sets one hour later-took place on April 2. This year clocks will be set ahead on Sunday, March 11. Clocks will “fall back” one hour in November, one week later than in past years.
Naturally, that produces a possible Y2K-ish glitch in certain software such as Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Mobile operating system, which had not anticipated Congress’ infinite wisdom when its software was embedded on handheld devices.
“The DST 2007 changes could impact software which uses automated calendar or scheduling functions,” Microsoft wrote about the issue. “The changes were mandated by law”-read: we’re not responsible, we’re just trying to cope-“and will require adjustments from companies throughout the technology and consumer electronics industry.”
Thus Microsoft is offering an update at to solve the issue for Windows Mobile users.
All users of Windows Mobile in the United States, Canada and Mexico will be affected and should install the updates, the company said.


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