POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone

Update Your WP Device to 7.8 with Sharp7Eighter

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Although much of our news here on the Portal revolves around the Android ecosystem, there is still a healthy development community catering to the needs of all things Windows. Whether it’s RT, Windows Phone, or even Windows Mobile; people are using these platforms, people are developing for them, and they will continue to do so long after the OEMs and Microsoft cease to. A prime example of this is a utility called Sharp7Eighter by XDA Forum Member lesmo_sft.

The purpose of Sharp7Eighter is to bring older devices that (have not yet been updated to WP7.8) up to speed and give them the update they deserve. It should work on any Windows Phone device running version 7740 or above to the latest version of 7.8 (8862. . . READ ON »

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Popular Third Party Browsers for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Compared! – XDA Developer TV

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XDA Senior Member anthonycr has created a great Android browser to replace the standard app. His application is called Lightning Browser. How does his application compare to similar apps on other mobile operating systems like UC Browser for Windows Phone and Mercury Browser on iOS?

In this episode XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you these applications side by side by side. He shows you what they look like and he pits them against each other to see which one is the best and will reign as king of the Third Party Browser applications. Check out this video to find out which wins.. . . READ ON »

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Which Mobile OS has the Best Podcasting App: Android, iOS, or Windows Phone? – XDA Developer TV

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XDA Forum Member bambou51 has created a great Android application to handle organizing your Podcasts. His application is called Podcast Addict. How does his application compare to similar apps on other mobile operating systems like WPodder for Windows Phone and Podcasts on iOS?

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you these applications side by side-by-side. He shows you what they look like and he pits them against each other to see what one is the best and will reign as king of the Podcast applications. Check out this video to find out who wins.. . . READ ON »

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App Shootout: Instagram for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone – XDA Developer TV

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Recently, we talked about the differences between the Facebook App and the Twitter App on Windows PhoneAndroid, and iOS. We looked at their differences and similarities, and if they even have the same functionality. Today, we continue to examine these questions.

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you the native Instagram apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. He shows you how they look and talks about the differences, if any. So if you’ve ever wondered, check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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App Shootout: Twitter for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone – XDA Developer TV

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Recently, we talked about the differences in the Facebook app on Windows PhoneAndroid, and iPhones. We looked at the differences, whether they were the same, and if they even have the same functionality. Today we continue to ask these questions.

In this episode XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you the native Twitter apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. He shows you how they look and talks about the differences, if any, between the apps. So if you ever wondered how they compare, check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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App Shootout: Facebook for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone – XDA Developer TV

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Some people say that the real difference between Windows Phone handsets, Android handsets, and iPhones are the apps. We at XDA know this isn’t true; there are hardware differences. However, how different are the apps? Are they the same? Are they completely different? Do they even have the same functionality?

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you the native Facebook apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. He shows you how they look, and talks about the differences (if any) between the apps. So if you ever wondered what the difference was, check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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VoiceTranslator For Windows Phone Receives Both Updates And Some Well Deserved Recognition

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Going back what seems like eons in Internet time, we brought you news of a rather useful little application for Windows Phone 7 called VoiceTranslator by XDA Recognized Developer sensboston. In the time that’s passed, not only has the application been continually developed, but has also made it through to the final 64 of the Windows Phone Next App Star Contest.

The idea behind the app is simple, you talk into it, choose which language you’d like the speech translated into, and the application will then read it back to you in the chosen language. The translation takes place online and the app makes use of Google’s speech-to-text and text to speech APIs. However, you can enter the translatio. . . READ ON »

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CASUAL Windows / Mac OSX Major Update and Windows Phone 8 Sunset in 2014 – XDA Developer TV

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XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has updated CASUAL for the Verizon Galaxy Note II and the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the article about the deodexing and odexing converter.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve gives his explanation for switching Back to Android, XDA Developer TV Producer  AdamOutler gives his thoughts of Google I/O, and XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Android app review of aeGis. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Windows Phone App Review: Sideload eBooks on Windows Phone with Freda – XDA Developer TV

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Some people like to have their eBooks on a separate device, like a Kindle Fire HD. Some people like to use a dedicated e-reader app on their mobile devices. There are many different places to get eBooks. And sometimes, you just want an app that allows you to sideload your own eBooks.

XDA Senior Memeber Jim Chapman has an app that allows you to access eBooks from many different sources, as well as side load them to your devices. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve reviews the Windows Phone application Freda. Steve shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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