Browsing articles tagged with " windows phone 7"
Jul
6
2011

NEW Tutorial to install Mango on any Windows Phone

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 […]

Mar
27
2011

35 Things I Love About My Windows Phone 7

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 […]

Feb
11
2011

And so it begins! Nokia & Microsoft Windows Phone 7 team up to fight the big boys!

The interwebs are going crazy right now – and for good reason! Nokia and Microsoft have just announced that they will be forming a strategic alliance which will result in Nokia incorporating Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 operation system in all new Nokia high-end devices. People keep asking me why this is such a big deal… so I’ll explain. Apple’s iPhone is quite clearly the undisputed king of the new smartphone era. Google’s Android devices […]

Feb
6
2011

WP7 Tip: Enable/fix local search results in Bing Search/Maps (For Canadian and other non-US users)

Local Bing Map Search

If you’re in Canada (or anywhere else outside USA), and have been trying to use Bing Maps to return local listings of businesses – you might have been wondering why Bing Maps seems to be broken. And by broken, I mean that searching for local businesses doesn’t seem to be working. If so, you need to read on! I actually found this bug (or limitation by-design) by accident one day when I was playing around […]

Jan
30
2011

WP7 Tip: Viewing the iPhone/Android optimized Google Reader mobile site on your Windows Phone 7!

Windows Phone 7 Google Reader mobile site

Alright, so maybe it’s not the “best” Google Reader App in the world – but it definitely does the job, and does it surprisingly well. Anyway, let me explain. A quick search in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace tells me there’s about 10-15 different Google Reader Apps. The first problem – is that the Marketplace doesn’t tell you which ones are free in the search results (ugh). So I ended up going through each and […]

Jan
27
2011

The Samsung Focus Super AMOLED Screen: Yea, it scratches.

And, there you have it – my beautiful Super AMOLED screen, with a tiny little scratch on it. Nothing to cry home about, but definitely noticeable to the trained eye. To be honest, it’s not a really big deal – and it’s not like I didn’t entirely expect it to happen – but it’s still a sad day when it does. Anyway – I had the phone in my jacket pocket, and accidently put my […]

Jan
23
2011

WP7 Woes: Where are my email toast notifications??

Windows Phone 7 toast notification

It bugged me on day one with my phone – and it’s still bugging me 2 months later. Why do I not get a fancy little dropdown or toast notification when I get a new email? WHY? Okay, I admit – I was a little bit of a BlackBerry addict before I made the switch over to WP7. But seriously – does no one else think that email notifications are important? I already feel lost […]

Jan
17
2011

WP7 Tip: Pinning Office OneNote to start and syncing it with Skydrive to create a killer Notepad app!

Oddly enough – when I first got my Windows Phone 7  – I was mind boggled by the lack (or so I thought) of a simple notepad/tasks lists/todo list! Every other smartphone I’ve used came with some sort of notepad (BlackBerry – Tasks List, iPhone – Notepad) – but I couldn’t seem to find the equivalent on my Windows Phone 7. Regardless – it took me a month with the phone until I figured out […]

Jan
6
2011

A quick look at gaming on the Windows Phone 7!

Just saw this trailer up on GameTrailers from the Windows Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 presentation if I’m not mistaken. Pretty cool!

Jan
1
2011

Browser Deathmatch with Windows Phone 7, iPhone 3GS, and BlackBerry Torch

Well it had to be done sooner or later – and I figured there’s no better time than now to pit my slick new Windows Phone 7 against an iPhone 3GS and BlackBerry’s all new Torch 9800! I decided to take the casual, non-scientific approach to this speed test – just to see how the different browsers stack up to one another. The iPhone has always had a really solid browser, and there’s no denying […]

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