POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone 8

CloudMuzik Ported to Windows Phone 8, Brings Google Music

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Windows Phone 7 enthusiasts may remember an application called CloudMuzik. It was a Google Music client for WP7 that was essential for Google Music fans running the platform because there were no other options. It had some limitations, but was overall a very useful and welcome application. Now, Windows Phone 8 users have access as well.

XDA Recognized Developer snickler, who also released the app for WP7, released the app for WP8 as well. Unlike the early releases for WP7, this release is much more complete with much fewer bugs. The features include:

The application supports the following:
Full Library support
Full Refresh of music library
Refresh of latest songs uploaded
Playlist support
Social sharing of

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NewsSpot for WP8 Brings Full-Featured Google Reader Experience

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There are quite a few Google Reader apps for Android, but this is not always the case on other mobile platforms. It’s well know that if Windows Phone 8 is going to succeed, either Microsoft or third-party developers will have to plug gaping holes in its app library—like for instance, limited Google Reader app choices. Now, WP8 has quite a good option.

XDA Forum Member FourSpotProject posted about NewsSpot, a Google Reader client for Windows Phone 8. It has the usual features of any good Google Reader app, like two-way syncing and offline reading options. Here are some of the other features:

- Gorgeous live tiles with headings and images
– Full lock screen integration
– Read whole a

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GlQuake Ported to Windows Phone 8

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Quake is one of the quintessential shooters of the 90s. Pretty much everyone with a computer who was into gaming played it, one of its sequels, or at least knew a lot about it. The biggest LAN party of the year is named after Quake. Now, the shooter classic is available for Windows Phone 8 in the form of a port that was built from source and uses OpenGL graphics library.

The open source glQuake is essentially like the original Quake, except it’s built to take full advantage of OpenGL hardware acceleration. Of course, the proprietary paks have been removed and replaced with open source variants, but the experience is still pretty similar. XDA Recognized Developer sensboston compiled it for Windows Phone 8 dev. . . READ ON »

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Forums Created for the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S

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Not too long ago, we named the HTC Windows Phone 8X our Windows Phone of the Year for 2012. However, at the time, the device didn’t yet have its own home on our forums. Now, the Windows Phone 8X and its smaller sibling, the 8S, both have their own forums on XDA.

The Windows Phone 8X is HTC’s latest flagship Windows phone device. Packing a 720p 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a gig of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage, the device keeps pace with other flagship phones available at launch. Aside from the specs, the device features an 8 MP rear-facing camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, and an aesthetically pleasing casing coming in at just 130 grams and 10 mm thickness. . . READ ON »

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And it Keeps Going and Going… HD2 Receives WP8 Port!

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Have you ever seen those horror films, where the monsters simply refuse to die regardless of what is thrown at them? They simply keep getting up and up and up, and refuse to stay down. That is kinda the story going on with the last Windows Mobile device from HTC, the ever lasting and eternal HTC HD2. This device has seen more OS types and versions passing through it than most other devices on XDA combined. The ports have gone from Android to Ubuntu and other Linux distros as well, Meego, and all versions of WP7, including 7.5 and 7.8, which happened just recently. Much as the saying goes, the sky is the limit. So our devs keep pushing the boundaries of this not-so-little device, just to see how far it will go. The latest resu. . . READ ON »

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Amazing Weather for Windows Phone 8

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If you use a Windows Phone 7 device, chances are you’ve heard about XDA Senior Member eizsoft’s Amazing Weather application. Having used it myself, I can attest to the quality of the application and its intuitive design. However, it seems eizsoft isn’t resting on his laurel, as a new beta has opened for Amazing Weather HD on Windows Phone 8!

Even though it’s in Beta, the application is full featured and includes:

- Support for WIDE, MEDIUM, SMALL live tiles.
– Beta Arabic support, still not LTR.
– Enhanced Animations.
– Added new clear Animations.
– HD Animations.
– Enhanced Live tile realistic images.
– Re Designed settings.
– Bug fixe

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App Developers, Start your Engines – Windows Phone 8 SDK Released

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Earlier today, we announced that the world got its first glimpse/leak of Windows Phone 8. As a result, WIndows Phone enthusiasts all over the world are revving up and anxiously awaiting for the release of the hardware. However, since existing developers want to get a head start on porting the old WP7 apps to WP8, and creating new ones as well, Microsoft has decided to release its SDK for this platform. Now devs have something to play with until the new devices are available to the outside world.

Having seen this pop up on the web, XDA Recognized Developer pdaimatejam decided to create a new thread describing this new SDK, what it can do, what is used for and more. This comes in a DVD-burnable ISO, which can also be m. . . READ ON »

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Say Hello to WP8–HTC 8X RUU Leaked!

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Not too long ago, we witnessed the surfacing of the first WP7.8 leaks on XDA. As a result, virtually every WP7 device featured here that could be flashed with a custom ROM (due to being fully unlocked, HSPL’d, etc) enjoyed a slew of new ROMs. Many devs have not been swayed away at the thought of WP7’s impending demise, and have stayed behind trying to make the best out of the very capable HW used for WP7 phones. Since we are getting very close to WP8’s actual release, we cannot help but wonder: Will our current devices be able to unofficially enjoy this new OS, or will we have to “bite the bullet” and go along with Microsoft’s wishes for you to buy new hardware to enjoy the new OS?

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Add Shut Down Option to Right Click Menu in Windows 8

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In this day and age, talking about registry changes and modifications on XDA sounds like a flashback to the very, very distant past. After all, unless you are fully unlocked or at the very least interopunlocked, WP7 will not let you anywhere near close this magical pool of resources to make your device better. With the advent of Windows 8, people have been working hard throughout the net to make the new upcoming computer and tablet-friendly OS more usable and to customize it to everyone’s liking. If you are into modding your Windows 8 wielding laptop, here is a fun tweak that you can try.

XDA Forum Member SkyKOG posted a very easy guide to add a very important missing option to the right click context menu: . . . READ ON »

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