POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone 7

Relive File Management of Yesteryear with Phone Commander for Windows Phone 7

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Some time ago, we covered a tool aimed at micromanaging your installed apps on Windows Phone 7 devices. While full app control is nice, it won’t quite satisfy the obsessive tweakers. We also previously saw a plethora of registry tweaks courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer xboxmod. However, registry tweaks are often a tiny bit too risky for novice users who aren’t ready to take a deeper plunge into device tweaking.

What’s a good middle ground for those who want to do more than uninstall apps but don’t want to risk breaking their registry? How about a good, old fashioned file manager! And on the topic of old fashioned, what about one that has a nostalgic air similar to one of the most po. . . READ ON »

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Challenging Puzzler Orbox C for Android and WP 7

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There seems to be an inexhaustible number of simple games in the Google Play Store and the Windows Phone App Store. Thankfully, there are just as many coffee breaks during which these games can be played. As both Android and Windows Phone have grown, so has the quality of the simple games released. There is a new puzzler for both platforms called Orbox C.

XDA Forum Member progamix, who also created the prior iterations of Orbox. Like its predecessors, the app requires users to move the “Orbox” around a level and complete objectives. The controls are quite simple. The Orbox can only move in a single direction until it reaches something that will stop it. Using the level design, players have to move the O. . . READ ON »

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Samsung WP7 Call Blocking App Ripped and Shared

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Even though the release of Windows 8 has come and gone, there is still some life left in Windows Phone 7. Samsung recently released a call blocking application for WP7, and now everyone can get their hands on it.

The XAP was posted by XDA Senior Member sutt359 for everyone to try. Surprisingly enough, there has been a flurry of discussion as to how to make it work. A number of users and developers have re-released modded versions. However, each device it’s been tested on seems to have a different issues. With some, the call blocking works, but users can’t get contacts saved to it. Some can’t get the call blocking to work at all. It all depends on which drivers your phone has.

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Keeping Your Windows 7 Phone Safe with Reg Backup

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The Windows Registry: It’s the heart and soul of machines running a Microsoft operating system. Whether you’re using a Windows Phone 7 device or a Windows 8 PC, the registry stores configurations and settings for everything from the OS to any number of third party applications. Without it, Windows would be crippled and unable to perform even basic, everyday tasks.

Yet despite its importance in the function of Windows devices, tuning the registry is a favorite pastime of tweakers and hackers alike. On desktop PC’s, backing up the registry before tweaking has long been possible. However, on WP7 this has not been the case. Thanks to XDA Forum Member EaterOfCorpses, WP7 users can now easily b. . . READ ON »

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Turn your WP7 Phone into an Audiobook Player with ElWPAudiobooks

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Even if Microsoft would like to tell you otherwise, there are a lot of things that you cannot (natively) do with WP7 devices. Among the long list of frustrations, which includes not being able to install a file explorer or side load apps easily (without paying $100 a year for a developer account), one of the more basic things that devices running the OS are unable to do is to help those who want to listen to a good literary piece without having to read it. In other words, audio books are a non existing feature for this self touted media powerhouse. Or at least this was the case until XDA Forum Member Elastep decided to do something about it.

ElWPAudiobooks (long name, we know) is essentially an app that allows you to list. . . READ ON »

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Move, Pin, and Send PDF Files on WP7 with PDF Move

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Windows Phone 7 was a strike of pure beauty when it came out—fast, smooth, and highly responsive (even more so than Android and iOS depending on the device). However, Metro UI had a few (to put it in light terms) issues that prevented it from truly being a great interface. For example, the tile system does not really allow you to pin any individual files to them. Would it not be great to be able to open your PDF documents directly from the home screen without having to open adobe (or a file manager if you are interopunlocked)? If you are still planning on staying along with WP7, then you should check out what XDA Forum Member Bruce_X_Lee made for our devices.

PDF Move is an app that allows you to manipulate the pdf f. . . READ ON »

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Easy Fix for Jiggly Ports–USB, That Is

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One of the most important and vulnerable parts of our devices is the connection port. Be it proprietary or through USB, it not only serves the very important purpose of allowing us to gain root, sync, and transfer files to and from our PC, but it also (in most cases anyways) allows you to charge the device. As time goes by, the ports themselves may start to “lose grip” simply because of all the mechanical strain of pushing the connector in and pulling it out afterwards. When you buy a new device, it may actually be hard to unplug the connector, but it gets quite easier after some time. After the some more time has passed, the connector may not be able to hold the cable in place anymore. If this sounds like somet. . . READ ON »

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BlueManager: Showing WP7 Some Bluetooth Love

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One of the most fascinating things about XDA is how so many different operating systems and devices have a home here. Whether it’s a fix for the latest Nexus phone or breathing new life into a Windows Mobile device the outside world has long since forgotten, the developers on our site are creators of innovation. Windows Phone 7 is one such operating system that has found a place among the forums.

Feature rich and possessing a unique user interface, WP7 is a love it or hate it operating system. Thankfully for those who love it, XDA Member navisluni brings us his latest application: BlueManager. Unlike Android where Bluetooth file transfer is a common feature, Windows Phone has not been so lucky. Howev. . . READ ON »

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Contract Killer and Copy and Paste Dialer for WP7

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One common complaint among many Windows Phone 7 users is the lack of application and video development. It is there, but not in the volume that many users would like. This is especially true for those coming from other platforms that have a few more applications at their disposal. Now, WP7 has at least a couple more applications to help fill those gaps.

The first is a dialer app released to our forums by XDA Forum Member monotheist. A big and well known issue with WP7 is the inability to copy and paste phone numbers from various places to copy them into the dialer. The Copy/Paste dialer fixes that feature directly, and even adds a few other features, including:

Copy and Paste Numbers to Dial or Text
Search Phonebook dir

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