AT&T Samsung Focus S and Flash Will Have Internet Sharing Support

Posted by Sagar | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 04-11-2011

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Samsung Focus S and Samsung Flash are two of the new second generation offerings from Samsung for the Windows Phone platform headed for AT &T.With the other manufacturers bringing some previously missing features from first generation Windows Phones like Internet Sharing on the second generation Windows Phones,now Samsung second gen Windows Phones would get them too.

According to recent reports by WPCentral AT&T  branded Samsung Focus S and Flash will get the Internet Sharing Support as spotted earlier by them on the AT &T’s support site for Samsung Focus S and Flash and would require a compatible data plan to do so.Though there are no specific explanation about what would be the compatible data plan as yet.

The AT&T Samsung Focus S and Flash  will be launched this sunday i.e 6th November,While the Focus S is priced at 199.99$ the Flash is priced at a stealer 49.99$ price (both devices with AT&T’s 2 years contract and a minimum 15 $ data plan).

Visit the following pages for more Information on Internet Sharing for Samsung Focus S and Flash

Angry Birds (3D?) for Windows Phone 7 Confirmed

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 16-02-2011

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Angry Birds, a game that took the mobile world by storm, is undoubtedly on the top of everyone’s favorite game list. Rovio has made Angry Birds available for almost all major platforms including PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android.

Due to some legal issues Rovio was skeptical to release Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7. The reason being Microsoft using the Angry Birds logo during WP7 launch without finalizing the agreements with Rovio.

But its now been confirmed that Rovio is indeed planning to launch Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7.

In an exclusive interview with pocket-lint.com, the devs at Rovio said that they’re working on it! The recent Nokia-Microsoft deal seems to have expedited Rovio to give WP7 a serious thought.

He further added that Angry Birds will be launched in 3D! Although he didn’t mention on which platform or device it’ll debut on, it still seems a pretty exciting idea!

While there’s still no official release date announced, its assuring to know that we’ll be able to shoot some pigs on our Windows Phones!

[pocket-lint.com]

Weave – Probably the Best RSS Reader for WP7

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 09-02-2011

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There are a bunch of RSS Applications for Windows Phone 7 right now with SimpiRSS being my long time favorite; that is until I tried out Weave.

Weave offers almost all features you’d expect from a top class full featured RSS Reader. There’s Instapaper support too along with some nice UI transitions throughout the application.

Weave is a Must Have Application for any WP7 User. They recently launched a newer version 2.3 bringing in some new features.

The entire feature list is as follows:

  • 32 pre-loaded categories including world, financial, deals, fashion, videogames, technology, and sports news just to name a few!
  • Add new categories at any time
  • Over 180 pre-loaded, high-quality news sources including CNN, Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Engadget, USA Today, NY Times, IGN, Entertainment Weekly, and many more!
  • Feed search – you can search for new feeds by topic or website name
  • Easily manage your feeds and categories via the settings screen
  • Preview articles with a touch of a finger
  • View full articles at your leisure
  • Share articles with your friends, via email!
  • Post an article to your Facebook wall!
  • Tweet an article to your Twitter followers!
  • Send an article to Instapaper!
  • Loading indicator – now you can see when exactly Weave is pulling down new data!
  • Manual refresh button – users can refresh news for the current category they are viewing
  • Performance enhancements – in particular, the UI is more responsive while news is being updated.
  • Swipe-to-next-article: you can now swipe through articles when viewing an article summary

Application Description:

Weave comes preloaded with 33 categories of interest – from sports to technology, politics, world news, videogames, wine, comic books, art, celebrity gossip, movies, travel – just to name a few! For every category, we went and found the highest quality blog and news sources, the ones with the best content, the most interesting articles, and the best images.

WP Bench – Windows Phone 7 Benchmarking App

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 07-02-2011

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Microsoft has put up a strictly confined Hardware requirement for Windows Phone 7. That leaves little room for people to distinguish between the various WP7 devices performance wise.

A Developer named ‘Robert Varga’ has announced the first ever Benchmarking Application for Windows Phone 7. This tool will allow you to compare the results between various WP7 devices. The benchmarking is done with regards to Memory , CPU, Storage and GPU performance.

This app will be released in the Marketplace shortly. For the time being, check out the Video Demonstration of the app below :

SurfCube – 3D Cube based Web Browser for Windows Phone 7

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 06-02-2011

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SurfCube – an innovative 3D Cube based browser for Windows Phone 7 famous for its 3D effects, Full Screen Browsing in Portrait mode and some cool transitions, just announced a major update to their application. SurfCube 2.0 brings in some much required Tab feature and some UI enhancements. The new upgraded version will be available soon.

Here’s the application description:

The browser fills the entire screen, and the controls are placed on the sides of a cube which can be rotated in 3D with your finger or by flicking the phone itself. But SurfCube is not just about the looks, it is also a feature rich browser:

- Supports landscape and portrait orientation
- Orientation lock allows you to read in any position you like (on the bed for example)
- Desktop Mode: choose between the regular and mobile versions of websites (First among third party browsers!)
- Search – search the web with Google or Bing
- Private mode for when you want to buy gifts for your spouse
- Can run under the lock screen so returning after being powered off is instantaneous
- History and favorites to help finding that website again
- Bandwidth saver mode – for websites that don’t have a mobile mode, you can save a lot of bandwidth, making downloads faster and filling your download quota slower. Even images can be turned off for a truly fast and low cost browsing!

Check out the video of the new version on action (Courtesy: wpcentral.com)

SurfCube 1.3 is currently is available in the Marketplace for 1.99$ and also offers a free Trial mode where you can use it 20 times. SurfCube 2.0 will be available shortly.

Flickr for Windows Phone 7 Released

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 03-02-2011

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Many popular Internet services are slowly accepting Windows Phone 7 as a major player and are releasing their Official apps for it.

The most recent internet service to launch their Windows Phone 7 based app is Flickr!

Here’s the Official announcement:

Introducing Flickr for Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7:

  • Browse your Flickr photos in stunning high resolution display and touch navigation controls
  • Share photos with friends and family via email, Twitter, Facebook and more
  • Upload your latest images on the go with the in-app uploader
  • Seamlessly transition from your Windows Phone 7 to Windows 7 tablet and back again, without ever losing your place.

Free Angry Birds Clone for WP7 : Chicks and Vixen

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Videos, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 02-02-2011

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Rovio, the company behind the highly popular game ‘Angry Birds’ has launched its game for almost all major Mobile platforms. There were rumors of Angry Birds for WP7 but till now they seem to be just that and there’s no Official word on when we’ll be able to blow up some pigs on our Windows Phone 7.

An Angry Birds clone titled Chicks and Vixen was just released on the Marketplace. The gameplay is very similar to Angry Birds with exception that instead of Birds and Pigs this game is about the feuds between Chicks and Vixens.

Also the Developer further adds that it took him only 1000$ to develop this game from scratch. He also says that its just a matter of a weeks time for Rovio to port this game over to Windows Phone 7 but they are delaying the release purely for economic reasons rather than technical.

So for now, enjoy Chicks and Vixen. Its pretty fun too and best of all – It’s Free!

Download it from the Marketplace now.

[jabberworx.net]

How to: Modify Themes in Windows Phone 7

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Tutorials, Tweaks, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 01-02-2011

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Windows Phone 7 offers very less in terms of User Customization. The only theming options are to change the Tile Colors and thats about it.

Folks over at XDA have managed to allow us to do even more by making it possible to Change the Background Color as well as use Custom Tile Colors of our choice.

You need a Developer Unlocked Device for this hack.

You can follow this thread over at XDA to Dev Unlock your WP7 Device.

1. Download Registry Editor and Deploy it to your WP7. Download Registry Editor for WP7 from here.

2. Download Advanced Configuration to add Custom colors of your Choice for the Tiles.

Next to use a Custom Background you will manually need to modify some Registry Settings. (Note this is risky and only advanced users should do it)

Use the registry editor to modify the background of the dark theme go to those Keys and change the value to your favorite color in HEX.

Comparison of Various Twitter Clients for Windows Phone 7

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Videos, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 27-01-2011

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There are quite a bunch of Twitter Clients out now for Windows Phone 7. Some of them are free and some are paid.

Watch this video below by ZDNet showing comparison between the various Twitter Clients and find out if its better to pay for a Client or stick with the free ones.

Photo Studio : Free Photo Manipulation App

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 26-01-2011

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Samsung released a new application for their Windows Phone 7 based devices called “Photo Studio”.

This application provides some basic photo editing features like sharpen, soften, shading, etc.

Here’s the Official Description of the application:

Photo Studio is an all-in-one solution for taking, editing and sharing pictures though your WP7. Photo Studio allows the user to take pictures with effects such as LomoShot, Beautyshot and PlusMe. All pictures can modified with various photo effects. Users also can also easily upload their pictures to the most popular Social network services including Facebook and Flickr.

  • LomoShot: Users can vignette pictures in the style of softening or shading away the edges of the subject. There are four option modes: Normal, Gay, Warm and Cold
  • BeautyShot: Users can brighten and sharpen the portrait
  • PlusMe: Users can take two pictures separately and mix them together
  • Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, MySpace, Photobucket, Friendster support

You can download this application from the Marketplace now.