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Former Writer · Jan 20, 2012

YouTube Pro For Windows Phone 7 Allows for Video Download

There's a variety of Windows Phone 7 and Android out there. Admittedly, some are better than others. Thanks to XDA Member fscode for linking other members to a recently released YouTube app, called YouTube Pro, that allows for users to do a bunch of things. Most notable of which is download YouTube videos onto their phones. Here's a complete list of features straight from the Zune Marketplace: 1 Download YouTube videos (supports resume broken downloads) 2 Record and upload videos...

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Former Writer · Jan 11, 2012

Windows Phone 7 Kitchen To Help Developers

Prospective Windows Phone 7 developers don't have the vast options available to Android users yet in terms of kitchens, but the wheels are turning to get more people involved in Windows Phone 7 development. XDA Recognized Developer -=Barin=- has developed a kitchen that will, as he says: can port/rebuild XIP (NK) and build IMGFS partition file for Windows Phone 7 with real registry recompiling and relocations according to WP7 memory model. It can also build NB (D000FF container only) and...

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liwen · Jan 5, 2012

Easily Transfer Office Files From PC To Windows Phone With Office File Uploader

While Windows Phone 7, being a Microsoft product, obviously features Office integration so you can view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files right on your phone, transferring those files from your PC to your device isn't that straightforward. You can neither copy-and-paste, nor does Zune sync them. Instead, you had to either email them to yourself, or upload them to SkyDrive. That is, had. Forum member Thunder_ now developed an application with which you can simply transfer office files...

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liwen · Jan 5, 2012

Schedule Your Homework With Power Planner For WP7

If you're a student and have to keep track of your homework and assignments, you can of course use a standard calendar and task manager. However, dedicated homework planners are much more powerful, since they allow you to categorize your homework into classes and add useful information like teacher names and schedules. But because forum member ace10134 didn't find such an app on Windows Phone 7 that was good enough for his own needs, he developed his own, called Power...

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Former Writer · Jan 5, 2012

Anime Online Allows Anime Streaming On Windows Phone 7

For those toting Windows Phone 7, you haven't had too many options in the anime department and your only option on your phone was to stream it from a website from the browser. Until now, that is. Enter Anime Online, an anime streaming application that's already available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. It's a simple app with a friendly and pretty interface that allows you to stream some anime goodness on your Windows Phone. The functionality is reminiscent of the...

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liwen · Dec 29, 2011

Hack Allows Any File Size And Format For Ringtone And Alert Sounds On WP7

By default, ringtone, alert and alarm sounds on Windows Phone 7 have to be under 40 seconds, smaller than of 1MB and can only be in either MP3 or WMA format – there are lots of limitations. However, forum member arses has found a way to circumvent these limitations. As for file formats, he has successfully tested .aac , .amr , .m4a , .ac3 , .aiff , .flac , .mka , .mp2 and .ogg. If you think this is useful –...

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liwen · Dec 27, 2011

Access Other OEM Marketplaces On Windows Phone 7

One of the few areas in which Windows Phone OEMs can differentiate is in custom apps. They get their own special section in the marketplace which only their own devices can access – for instance, the HTC Hub is only available for HTC devices, and Nokia Music only for Lumia 710/800. There are a number of ways to bypass this restriction, however, with GoodDayToDie's solution being the easiest one: You install a special XAP (which means that you must be...

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Former Writer · Dec 20, 2011

Windows Phone Device Manager Updated to 1.8.0.0, Open As Public Beta

A few days ago, XDA Senior Moderator imfloflo updated what looks like the coolest program the Windows Mobile side of XDA-Developers (get it, this side of the Mississippi...heh). It's called Windows Phone Device Manager and you can check it out by following this link right here . The changelog for version 1.8.0.0 consists of: Full access to apps isolated storage Show toast notification when an action requires to launch TouchXperience Bugfixes As well as being a Public Release. Now, this...

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liwen · Dec 15, 2011

Bug Crashes WP7 Messaging Hub (And More) Via Text

On Monday, a reader of WinRumors.com discovered a pretty nasty bug in Windows Phone 7's messaging hub: upon receiving a special text, either through SMS, Facebook chat or Windows Live Messenger, the device will automatically reboot, and the messaging hub cannot be opened anymore. Only a hard reset will fix this. For a demonstration, watch this video. Shortly thereafter, Microsoft acknowledged the bug and said it is looking to "take appropriate action to help ensure customers are protected". Meanwhile, Khaled...

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liwen · Dec 13, 2011

Customize Your Live Tiles With Themes for WP7

Recognized developer Jaxbot, who also brought us folders for Windows Phone, has released a new interesting tool which basically recreates the standard live tiles with custom images, thus allowing for sophisticated theming. However, since this only recreates those tiles, they're not actually live, that is, they won't display any data like those counters for unread messages. Still, it's a nice little hack, since it opens up a lot of theming possiblities. Customize any tile (system or third party, including Marketplace)...

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mic_888 · Dec 12, 2011

Make Your Makes With JotPad On Your WP7

If you've found yourself short of a pen and paper when you're out and about and need to jot down an idea, then you might be interested in XDA forum member Timerever's Windows Phone 7 app, JotPad. JotPad is your mobile notepad and let's you jot anything down at any time. Features include Live Tile and multitouch support, as well as various colours and image backgrounds. Jotpad also supports 'shake to clear', friendlier application bar icons so that you can see...

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liwen · Dec 11, 2011

Homebrew Marketplace “Bazaar” for Windows Phone 7

iOS has Cydia, webOS has PreWare, Windows Phone has... Bazaar, an alternative marketplace for homebrew apps by ofir54321. For now, though, you'll need a custom ROM that supports XAP-installation through IE, which means owners of second-gen devices are out of luck. Today we are releasing a public beta that contains temporary repository of the official marketplace free applications – in order for us to see how the application and the server handles load (About 1000 applications including screenshots and information)...

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liwen · Dec 10, 2011

Opera Mini Running on Windows Phone 7

No, Opera didn't suddenly release a WP7-version of their mobile browser. Instead, our recognized developer ultrashot has managed to port the Windows Mobile version to make it work on fully unlocked Windows Phone 7 devices. What is it? That's Opera Mini 5.1 initially built for Windows Mobile. I've just added an extra layer that makes it running. The only limitation so far is no rotation support - but this limitation will be deleted in future. Why does it only work...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 9, 2011

Keep Those Brain Cells Alive With Bump Out

Sometimes the simplest games are the ones we spend the majority of our time playing---after all, just look at Angry Birds. It may not have the latest in 3D graphics, but it offers simple and intuitive game play that keeps you hooked for hours days weeks years FOREVER. Today, we bring you news of one such game from XDA forum member farhadabas. Bump Out for Windows Phone 7 is a puzzle game in which your goal is to bump out all of the...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2011

Fine Tune Your Enigma-Based Satellite Receiver with Enigma Signal Tool

It's no secret that here at XDA, we like to tweak things. Naturally, the same time of people who hack and optimize mobile phones are likely to do the same on all of their other toys---including things such as their television viewing experience. Add in a delivery method that responds well to tweaking such as satellite, and you've got a perfect combination. To that end, XDA forum member shax has created a Windows Phone 7 application that helps you do exactly this....

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Will Verduzco · Dec 7, 2011

Forget Your Passwords No More With PassKeeper

Do you routinely forget your passwords? If you're anything like I am, entering your password usually involves resetting your password. Luckily for Windows Phone 7 users, however, XDA forum member IzaacJ has created a simple application to help us safely store our commonly forgotten keys. Currently the application only offers local password storage. However, future versions of PassKeeper will likely boast some seriously impressive features such as password syncing, password-protected decryption, and user-specified encryption. In the words of the developer: This is...

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mic_888 · Dec 6, 2011

Supreme Shortcuts for Your Windows Phone 7

If you want to be able to access your stock applications quickly from your Windows Phone 7, check out Supreme Shortcuts by XDA forum member MJCS. Supreme Shortcuts is an application that allows you to pin shortcuts to most options in the settings page on the Start Screen. The current list of stock applications available on the app includes: Internet Sharing Brightness Cellular Calculator About Date Time Lock Keyboard Messaging Calling Calendar Email Compose Accounts Flight Mode WiFi Speech Zune...

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mic_888 · Dec 5, 2011

Paint By Numbers With GriddlerCraft

Like puzzle games? Like paint by numbers? Now you can do this on your Windows Phone 7 courtesy of XDA forum member Ablazen. GriddleCarft is the most comfortable to play paint by numbers game on your Windows Phone. Solving one puzzle after another restoring 12 Japanese paintings of the Edo period. Use numbers given at the side of the game field to reveal erased from old age picture parts. Key features include: Comfortable to play on mobile screen Storyline Simple to...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 3, 2011

Manage Your StarCraft II Ladders and Career Progress from WP7

Occasionally, we are reminded that there's actually life outside of the mobile hacking world. Absolutely shocking, I know. Rather than being held hostage to a 4-inch screen, some of us are enslaved by far larger screens---such as that 27-inch monster constantly feeding your StarCraft II addiction. In a quest to make both of your screens work in perfect harmony, XDA forum member ATomiH created a StarCraft II ladder application for Windows Phone 7. The app allows you to view match history, career statistics, and your...

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orb3000 · Nov 29, 2011

Bing No Longer The Default Search Engine Powering Windows Phones In Russia

Our friends at 1800PocketPC told us about some shocking news: in Russia. Bing will no longer be the default search engine for Windows Phones, instead the local well known Yandex search engine will be the default one for the upcoming devices for HTC, Samsung, and Nokia. Moreover, Yandex will not just be the default search engine but also will be having apps such as: Yandex Maps and Yandex Marketplace. The marketplace will build more applications for the platform and aside...

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