Will Verduzco · Nov 4, 2011 at 01:26 pm

Free Your Lock Screen and Volume Bar with Stop the Music!

Sometimes, we all just want a little break from the clutter, and any step towards minimalism becomes a good thing. To this end, wouldn’t it be great if the Windows Phone 7 lock screen and volume bar music controls could be temporarily disabled without having to restart your device? More than merely for aesthetic benefit, such a modification would also prevent inadvertent music playback!

While Windows Phone 7 is simply not as modular as the Android operating system, and does not readily allow for replacement of the lock screen or volume bar, there are other means to the same end. Luckily for us, XDA forum member Budniu has stumbled up0n a great app that does exactly this on the Zune Marketplace. In the words of the original developers:

Ever wanted to remove the active song from the volume bar without rebooting your phone? Now you can!
Just open the application and your music will be stopped. The Volume Bar will be cleared and the music controls removed from the volume bar and the lock screen. No more accidentally pressing the play button.

Continue on to the original thread to take back your lock screen and volume bar!


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Emil Kako · Feb 1, 2015 at 02:54 pm · no comments

Good Games to Show off Graphics on My Phone?

Mobile games may not be ready to replace your consoles, but they have seen incredible improvements over the years. What are some of your favorite graphic-intensive games to show off how powerful your device is?

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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