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Jimmy McGee · Mar 12, 2013

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 29, 2012

Share Your Favorite XDA News Stories of 2012!

There's still a little over a month left in 2012, but we've already had quite the eventful year. This year saw the launch of Android 4.1, Android 4.2, and several flagship devices. We featured plenty of ups, plenty of downs, even more downs, and few stories that made us all ask if the whole world around us had gone slightly mad. On the XDA Developer TV front, we saw various XDA Unboxings and a series on app production by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. We were kept up-to-date on...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 16, 2012

How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 4: JSON Class – XDA Developer TV

We have been on a journey to show people how to build a Windows Phone app. Many people are enjoying that series, but they have questions. XDA Developer TV Producer Lance is here to move forward from the JSON introduction he gave in Part Three. In part three, we learned how to BIND the incoming data from the JSON API in our application. Today we will learn how to make a class file for any JSON API Call. We'll even...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 18, 2012

How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 3: OAuth Tokens and JSON – XDA Developer TV

Fresh from the Windows Phone bureau desk here at XDA Developer TV is another tutorial for how to build a Windows Phone App. XDA Developer TV Producer Lance is here to move forward from the OAuth introduction he gave in Part Two. Using OAuth permits the end-user to see or agree to a specified third-party request and what type of access they need for the service or app to be functional. So now we learn how to take our OAuth...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 7, 2012

Xperia S AOSP Binaries, Boot to Gecko on Motorola Defy, Nokia, Windows Phone 8 and Motorola Event Highlights – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan returns to cover all the news you need to know to keep you updated. Jordan talks about the highlights from the Nokia and Windows Phone Event and Motorola Event. Jordan mentions the other great videos released this week from other XDA Developer TV Producers. Lance released his second episode of how to build a Windows Phone App and TK released his latest app review for...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 4, 2012

How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 2: Using OAuth – XDA Developer TV

We recently began a series showing you around Windows Phone application creation. Part One talked about using NuGet. Now, XDA Developer TV Lance is here to start you off by showing you how to use OAuth. OAuth is a security method used to ensure a secure connection to an API using a third party service.  Did we mention it is secure? Using OAuth permits the end user to see or agree to a specified third party request and what type...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 21, 2012

How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 1: Using NuGet – XDA Developer TV

If you are an avid viewer of XDA Developer TV, you know that we have been releasing some videos regarding building apps for the Android operating system. Also, according to a recent article, Windows Phone market share has grown from 1.6% to 2.7% over the past year. With that phenomenal growth in mind, we present our series on building a Windows Phone app. Newcomer to XDA Developer TV Lance is here to start you off by showing you how to use...

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Pulser_G2 · Aug 14, 2012

The Smartphone: Cornerstone of Democratic Society?

Here at XDA, we tend to use the Portal to help you discover some of the amazing development that goes on which you may not have noticed. On this occasion, we're going to take a quick deviation from this to bring you some thoughts on the impact that smartphones have had on wider society, outwith the confines of the development community. Lately, no matter where you get your news from, chances are you've noticed an increase in the amount of...

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FallenWriter · May 22, 2012

Nokia Lumia 800 Gets First Custom ROM!

A while back, we told you about the Lumia 710 getting its first custom ROM. Well today we have even bigger news: the Nokia Lumia 800 (the 710's more expensive sibling) has received its first custom ROM, courtesy of XDA Forum Member lucifer3006. Known as RainbowMod and based off of Windows Phone 7.10.8773.98 (Tango), the ROM promises such exciting features as: Full Unlock from UltraShot Removed OEM applications (Nokia Drive, Maps, etc.) Search key remapping QuickLaunch menu for quick switching...

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Will Verduzco · May 21, 2012

Forum Added for the Samsung Focus 2

Just yesterday, AT&T launched the Samsung Focus 2. Although certainly not likely to win any awards based on specs alone, Samsung has graced the device with a 1.4 GHz processor, a 4" WVGA Super AMOLED display, and 8 gigs of internal memory. In terms of connectivity, the Focus 2 supports quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS, and dual-band 4G LTE connectivity. The device also preloaded with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The device also promises to keep you untethered from power outlets thanks...

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jerdog · Apr 3, 2012

Yahoo Attempts to Create a Mobile Footprint with Mojito

Yahoo---I believe you may have heard of the former search engine giant from late last century(?)---is evidently looking to get into the mobile landscape that has left them behind. They have open-sourced their Mojito framework, which is based in JavaScript, and allows developers to leverage client- and server-side computation to hopefully achieve great performance on any device, from Android to Windows Phone. Yahoo built the framework as part of its Yahoo Cocktails suite of tools, and has now made Mojito available...

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orb3000 · Mar 28, 2012

ICQ – Official Client For Windows Phone

Once upon a time, the Internet was ruled by Orkut, mIRC and ICQ. Times have changed, but these services still live on, although they are nowhere near as popular as they once were. It’s still nice, however, to see when these services are up to something now, as is the case with the recent release of the official ICQ client for Windows Phone 7. While many former users have moved on to other messaging programs, the Mango client looks good...

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orb3000 · Mar 3, 2012

Highlights from MWC 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012 has now come and gone, and we would now like to share with you some of the highlights from Barcelona this past week. HTC seems to have stolen much of the attention surrounding the event, with the introduction of their new One line of devices. The One X, One S, and One V will hit the UK first, and will be available in SIM-free form in April. The ONE XL, contrary to what its name implies, is...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Feb 3, 2012

What to Expect in Windows Phone 8 Apollo: Official Update

Windows Phone fans, if you think Windows Phone 7.5 Mango was awesome, wait till you see what Microsoft has in store for you in the next major update of their smartphone operating system - Apollo! The folks at PocketNow got their hands on a video hosted by Windows Phone Manager and Microsoft Senior Vice President Joe Belfiore that gives us a closer look at what to expect in Apollo, including Skype integration, Multi-core processor support, NFC features and more. Here's...

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Russell Holly · Jan 24, 2012

Is this a Windows Phone from Sony?

Despite their many efforts, Sony has never been especially popular in the Android world. They have some very nice looking devices, but they have never been able to achieve the popularity of HTC, Samsung, or Motorola with their Android offerings. With that in mind, Sony has been branching out in an attempt to gain some of that all important marketshare. One of the more interesting steps they seem to be taking has been a move into Windows Phone space. Recently...

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Former Writer · Jan 18, 2012

Blockworld RPG CraftWorld Now Available for Windows Phone 7

There are a few good games available on the Windows Phone 7 platform. More is always better. It is with that in mind that XDA Recognized Developer danthekilla has created and released a new game called CraftWorld. It is a blockworld RPG much in the style of the already popular Minecraft and, according to danthekilla, features the following: It has many unique features such as its dynamic book system and scripting console as well as many other things like cameras,...

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orb3000 · Jan 15, 2012

New Collection: Windows Phone Wallpapers

Long time contributor XDA´er the0ne shows this vast and colorful collection of wallpapers for your Windows Phone all made in WVGA resolution. This time you will find two sets, one with eight transparent wallpapers, and the second one with five no-transparent images; themes vary from superheroes to happy faces, for sure you´ll find some of your liking and get that special touch to your shinny device. Originally posted by the0ne NEW *** Wallpapers for WP7 .. also avilable via the...

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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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Former Writer · Dec 25, 2011

Get Into the Christmas Spirit With This New WP7 Game

This holiday season, XDA Member varavut has developed a game for WP7 people to enjoy. Who knows, it could be your next holiday tradition! The game is called Flying Santa and the premise is quite simple. You play as Santa Claus and deliver gifts to all the good girls and boys out there. Sounds boring? Oh, it gets better. While delivering gifts you must be on the lookout for the monster who's out to steal Christmas gifts. When you find...

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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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