Apr
13
2012

Camera Tip: Taking better photos with your new Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 900 Carl Zeiss Lens

As I’m sure many of you figured out in the last couple days… that fancy f2.2 camera on your brand spanking new Nokia Lumia 900 seems to take some awfully disappointing photos – particularly in low-light situations. Maybe you’ve even started to wonder who this Mr. Carl Zeiss is and whether he even had anything to do with this camera. Anyway – the good news is that most of the issues seem to be software-based, and […]

Oct
11
2011

Got an idea for a new feature? Suggest it & vote on other new features for Windows Phone 8!

Suggest & Vote on new Windows Phone Features

Do you have the next best idea for Windows Phone 8? Then what are you waiting for!? Share it! And no, I don’t mean you should waste your energy sharing it in the middle of 1500 comments (or 200 or so) on an Engadget review of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. No, no, no. That’s a terrible idea. Even if the Windows Phone team at Microsoft actually read all the comments on every Mango review (which, to […]

Oct
6
2011

Quick Tip: Pandora now works on Windows Phone 7 Mango!

Pandora on Windows Phone 7 Mango IE9 browser

No, Pandora hasn’t created a Windows Phone 7 app – at least not yet. And yes, every night I pray with the rest of you, hoping that they change their mind – but until then, we *finally* have a solution to Pandora on WP7!! Avid listeners probably already know that Pandora has recently updated their website to support HTML5. This brilliant decision to transform their site to use the newest media standards has really helped […]

Aug
3
2011

Quick Tip: View the iPhone/Android optimized Gmail mobile site on your Windows Phone 7!!

Gmail iPhone/Android Optimized Mobile Site

FINALLY! Man, this was a big one for me and many others I know that rely on Gmail’s mobile website to quickly check or search for super old emails and perform Gmail-specific functions such as “Mark as Unread”, “Star”, “Report Spam”, and so on. NOTE: I’m using a WP7 device running Mango and with the latest IE9 mobile – so I don’t know if this will work for those without Mango. If anyone can try […]

Jul
17
2011

Quick Tip: How to create a combined, unified email inbox on Windows Phone 7 Mango

Combined Inbox in WP7 Mango

Firstly, this mini tutorial will only work if you have a Windows Phone 7 device running the latest beta of Mango. If you aren’t running Mango yet, you might want to check out this tutorial if you’re a student, or this other tutorial for non-students on how to get your WP7 updated to Mango! If you’d rather not update just yet – feel free to read on and learn about one of the cool new […]

Jul
12
2011

Tutorial: The best & quickest way to convert your videos for Windows Phone 7

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Regardless how you eventually end up with videos on your computer – I know that there are many of us out there that do. Personally, I love being able to watch all my TV shows and movies on my Windows Phone 7 device in the comfort of my couch, bed or simply while I’m waiting around with time to blow. As a result, I’ve done a good amount of research on how to convert optimize […]

Jul
11
2011

Sending text messages with only your voice: Awesome new WP7 Mango feature

WP7 Mango - Voice Dictation

After a full week of playing with the all new Mango beta for Windows Phone 7, there has been one standout feature that I use almost every single day: Voice/Speech Dictation. This feature is absolutely amazing for many of us that use a bluetooth headset/stereo deck while we drive to and from work/school/etc every single day. Essentially, voice dictation allows me to listen to incoming text messages while I drive, reply to them, and even […]

Jul
6
2011

NEW Tutorial to install Mango on any Windows Phone

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If you guys read the previous post, then you’ll know we have one method of installing Mango; and that is if you have an unlocked device. Fortunately, the folks at WindowsPhoneHacker have figured out a way to get the Mango update on any Windows Phone without having a developer unlocked device. Be warned though, as doing this will void your warranty. The tool also offers a way to backup your phone, and I highly recommend doing […]

Jul
5
2011

STUDENTS: How to developer-unlock (jailbreak) your Windows Phone 7 device for FREE

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If you’re a student and you have a Windows Phone 7 device – there’s absolutely no reason (aside from laziness, durr) why you shouldn’t already have a developer-unlocked device. Now you might be asking yourself – why would you want a developer-unlocked device? What does it mean? What are the benefits? Essentially, a developer-unlocked device allows you to sideload apps on your WP7 device. Sideloading is the process of installing wp7 applications directly on your […]

Mar
27
2011

35 Things I Love About My Windows Phone 7

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UPDATE: Before you read either my love or hate list for WP7 – you might want to check out my updated hate list with WP7 Mango fixes! As promised in my hate post right before this one – there’s a lot to love about Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7. And to prove my point, I’ve come up with nothing short of 35 little things to love about Windows Phone 7! So let’s get started… It’s […]

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