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jerdog · Mar 20, 2012

CloudMuzik Brings Your Google Music to WP7

Windows Phone 7 is often looked at as a lesser-OS by those with Android devices, and many times that is because the WP7 devices lack the full Google integration found on Android handsets. And with the growing reliance on all things cloud, apps like Google Music can be a daunting task through the mobile browser. Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer snickler, you can now have a dedicated WP7 application for Google Music. His application is called CloudMuzik and is now...

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orb3000 · Mar 16, 2012

Nokia Transport App for Windows Phone Devices

If you travel a lot and use a Windows Phone, this application may be of interest. XDA Forum Member EgoMaximus brings us news of the Nokia Transport for Windows Phone, a complete and powerful tool for those on the move. While originally intended simply for Nokia devices, it should work on interop unlocked devices as well. You will find detailed information with integrated data for traveling by foot or mass transit. It covers 46 countries, 512 cities, and 24 languages. Some of...

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David Watt · Mar 15, 2012

World’s First Tango Based Custom ROMs Come to the HD2 and Omnia 7

It almost comes as no surprise that once again, the HTC HD2 has received yet another major development update, this time along with the Samsung Omnia 7. Development team XDA-Devs Europe brings us a world exclusive---the first custom ROMs based on the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed 'Tango', officially knows as 'Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh'. Tango is said to bring a number of improvements to Windows Phone 7.5, including lower RAM requirements and MMS improvements. The two custom ROMs are...

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orb3000 · Mar 7, 2012

Camera Easy Optimizes Your Windows Phone Photography

Are you a heavy shutterbug, but find your Windows Phone's camera software somewhat lacking? XDA Forum Member mydiscogr hopes to alleviate this with Camera Easy, which promises to bring a bunch of added functionality to your camera phone. With this Metro UI-styled app, you can adjust all the essentials like resolution and zoom with ease. The developer also mentions that by not immediately displaying the images taken, Camera Easy is optimized for taking multiple images in rapid succession. In the...

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Former Writer · Mar 5, 2012

Windows Phone 7 Gets a Super Tool and Market App

Windows Phone 7 development around XDA has been steadily increasing, and that's a really good thing. XDA Recognized Developer dotcompt has added a couple of much needed tools to the Windows Phone 7 application arsenal. The first is a super tool that gives users various shortcuts to tools and the other is an alternative market for home brew apps, XDA apps, etc. The super tool application, aptly named DS Supertool offers its users: . Connectivity shortcuts. . Favorites contacts speed dial. ....

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egzthunder1 · Feb 29, 2012

Hope for WP7 Users Who Miss ActiveSync and Device Center

One of the worst mistakes that Microsoft could have made (and really one of the first things that drove people away from WP7 even before it came out) was the fact that the well known and established ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Device Center PC programs would no longer work for syncing our devices with our PCs and instead we would have to fall back on Zune, which is the PC manager that can only be deemed as Apple's iTunes counterpart....

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Former Writer · Feb 28, 2012

Skype Beta Goes Live for Windows Phone 7

The internationally known application Skype already has stable, working applications for iOS and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 users have been asking for their dose of Skype love for quite some time as well. Well, Skype has been working on getting their product out to the Windows Phone community, and the beta has finally gone live. The application, which is available in the Windows Phone Market, is still in its bare bones stage. The features include: • Make and receive...

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orb3000 · Feb 28, 2012

IE+ Browser For Windows Phone 7

While many have their eyes set on Apollo, the next iteration of Windows Phone, the platform still manages to get stronger every thanks to our developers. Based on the built-in Internet Explorer browser, XDA Forum Member roqstr presents the IE+ browser, which adds the following modifications: Support for up to 10 Tabs Customizable Themes Full-screen Mode Custom Address Bar Position Live Tile Support Simple Sharing Innovative Suggestion Box Picture Viewer Up to 10 Home Pages Custom Context Menu And more... Remember this is...

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Conan Troutman · Feb 25, 2012

DFT Bluetooth File Transfer Application

If you are a Windows Mobile or Windows Phone user, you have undoubtedly already heard of XDA Recognized Developer Cotulla. If not, you should have. He is responsible for some of the biggest developments on both of these platforms, and shows no signs of letting up any time soon. His latest offering is an application that adds functionality to WP7 devices, which many have been calling for since the platform was launched. DFT BT File Transfer V1.01 does exactly as its...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 24, 2012

Take Apart .XAP at Your Leisure With .NET RAIN

As you are probably aware, one of the beauties of development, hacking, and reverse engineering code is the fact that you can pretty much look into the guts of anything and figure out ways to make them better. However, in order to do this, knowledge, while useful is not the only thing you will require. You need tools, many of them for that matter (depending on the complexity of what you are trying to accomplish). Those of you familiar with...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 23, 2012

DFT HSPL and RSPL for HTC WP7 First Generation Updated

Not too long ago, we talked about how XDA Recognized Developer Cotulla helped first generation HTC Windows Phone 7 owners achieve device freedom thanks to the DFT HSPL and RSPL release. For those who don't remember, the developer's release was the first major ground made by the development community for the supported devices. Now thanks to several months' worth of curing time, Cotulla is back with a significant update for the DFT HSPL and RSPL package. This update brings support for new...

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ElCondor · Feb 15, 2012

Windows Mobile Running on Windows Phone 7

What a simple tweet can do with ones heartbeat is incredible. XDA Recognized Developer Cotulla tweeted a link to a Youtube video showing what appears to be an HTC HD7 running Windows Mobile. It seems to be some kind of emulator which runs Windows Mobile 6.1 on top of Windows Phone 7. Using virtual buttons to imitate hardware buttons, the Dark Force Team (DFT) shows us that actually almost all functions work, even games play fine. By simply pressing the back...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 7, 2012

First Custom ROMs Appear for the Samsung Focus 1.3, Focus 1.4, and Omnia 7

It's no secret that ROM development is considerably more cumbersome on Microsoft's closed source Windows Phone 7 operating system than on its open source competition. Despite the difficulties, developers on our site such as -=Barin=- have made outstanding progress with releases such as a fully functioning kitchen for HTC devices. Unfortunately, however, this is little consolation for Samsung device owners. The sad reality is that in the fourteen months since the Samsung Focus and Omnia 7 were released, not a single custom ROM...

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orb3000 · Feb 6, 2012

Interesting Windows 7/8 Watch Concept Design

We always enjoy the concept designs that pop up from time to time made by regular users showing what they would like to be produced, although we know this will never happen is nice to have different and amazing options of futuristic devices. This design made by Mithun Darji from Ahmedabad, India demonstrates an interesting concept that would look very cool if ever came to reality. The concept is about a Windows 7/8 device with WIFI and Phone functionality on...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 3, 2012

Wf Phone Tools Lets You Micromanage Your WP7 Device

Unlike its predecessor, Windows Phone 7 was never intended for much freedom. Evidence for this can be found everywhere from the similar device specifications and lack of carrier skins to the way users are allowed to install applications. However, this being XDA-Developers, we constantly develop new ways to take back control of our devices. Luckily, this is where utilities like wf Phone Tools by XDA forum member andreacorti come into play. This tool caters to the power users by allowing you...

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Jase Glenn · Feb 2, 2012

Quixby Deals for Windows Phone

There are so many sites out there now that offer that "daily deal" that it is hard to keep track of them all. Even if you do keep track of them, most of them aren't going to interest you every single day. Very few people go the length that XDA Member RevisionZero has: he built a Windows Phone 7 app. Called Quixby Deals, the app is designed with the penny pincher in mind. It compresses all of the major one...

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Jase Glenn · Feb 1, 2012

Windows Phone 7 Game: Jigsolve Me

I love a good challenge. Like many I game in my free time not just for the content, but to push my brain to the limits of what it's capable of. So when I saw XDA Member ldokov's latest creation for Windows Phone 7, Jigsolve Me! I knew I had to give it a whirl. According to ldokov: Jigsolve Me! is a simple and fun jigsaw puzzle game. Unlike other games, Jigsolve Me! uses the whole screen for the puzzle...

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orb3000 · Jan 25, 2012

Launch Of HTC Primo Before MWC?

It's about that time of year again, as hardware manufacturers prepare to descend upon Barcelona to unveil phones we will collectively drool about but not see for another couple of months. Today HTC started to send some invitations to HTC’s press event for February 26th, by "chance" only one day before Mobile World Congress Starts in Barcelona. According to the source, the invitation doesn't reveal any details about what HTC will be unveiling this year, but we have enough rumors...

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Former Writer · Jan 24, 2012

Unlocked Windows Phone 7 Phones Gets Device Reset App

For awhile now, the 4-in-1, 5-in-1 or even 6-in-1 reboot menus have been apropos for Android ROMs. The ability to reboot the phone on a whim instead of having to turn the phone off and back on is an essential function that is often underrated. Now, Windows Phone 7 has an app in progress that gives Windows Phone 7 users the ability to do this very thing without any difficulty. The developer of the app, XDA Senior Member sh4d0w86, has...

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Former Writer · Jan 23, 2012

BattClock Development Comes to an End; Version 3.8.2 is Final

All good things must eventually come to an end and for owners of Windows Mobile phones, this is something that has happened to them recently. The popular BattClock app had an update to 3.8.2 a few days ago and that's when the app maker, who is XDA Recognized Developer ZuinigeRijder announced that it would be the app's final version and that development will be stopped. Here is part of his statement: I thank everyone supporting me and for the donations...

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