Tag Archive: Windows Phone 7

May 18 2013

An Instagram App for Windows Phone That’s Good Enough

Like it or lump it, some Windows Phone users are still lamenting the ongoing absence of Instagram for Microsoft’s smartphone operating system. There are plenty of “read only” apps that will let you browse the photos of your friends but none of them allowed you to upload your photos to the service. That changed this week. …

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Apr 13 2013

A Kinder, Windows Themed Alarm for Windows Phone

One gripe I have about Windows Phone is that there is only one volume setting which covers general sound volumes, ringtone volumes and headphone volume. This means that if you have the alarm set you might need to adjust your phone volume to suit just so you’re not jolted in the morning by the alarm …

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Nov 28 2012

Windows Phone 8 – Bing Beats Shazam

There’s an app for nearly everything these days but sometimes there are features built into the operating system that will do the job of a dedicated app. Shazam is one of those very popular apps which broke ground on the iPhone with its ability to determine what song is playing just by listening to a …

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Nov 25 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 Unboxing

As promised, here is the unboxing video for Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset – the Lumia 920! Nokia is betting big on Windows Phone. While Nokia seems to have navigated the potential disaster of original Windows Phone 7 devices ultimately being stranded on Windows Phone 7.8 with some incremental updates the refinements incorporated into …

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Sep 12 2012

The App Count Doesn’t Reset for Windows Phone 8

Outside of the technology media, I have seen mainstream media seriously misreport the app situation for Windows Phone 8 and potentially doing Microsoft’s latest mobile OS quite a disservice. In a nutshell, pretty much any app designed for Windows Phone 7 or 7.5 will work on Windows Phone 8 and with 100,000 apps there is …

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Jun 06 2012

Official Windows Phone Wallpapers

Sounds a bit weird but I thought that these wallpapers actually looked pretty nice. Microsoft has decided to publish some “official” wallpapers for Windows Phone designed by Levi Freeman, a graphic designer. Not sure how much oomph that Microsoft backing creates for a wallpaper but that aside you should check them out here on Levi’s …

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Jun 01 2012

Incoming Gadget – Samsung Galaxy S III

Yesterday, I picked myself up a new Samsung Galaxy S III upon its launch given that I had found myself in a bit of a dire smartphone situation. My Samsung Omnia 7 has had a repeated history of corrupting its memory after a couple of months and the only solution to get it working properly …

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May 26 2012

Mango Mandatory for Windows Phone Marketplace

Here’s a quick note for today. If you have a Windows Phone device and are wondering why the Windows Phone Marketplace pops up error messages when attempting to download an app or update an existing app then this bit of information is for you. From today onwards, Windows Phone 7.5 AKA Mango is the minimum …

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May 23 2012

Spotify Arrives Down Under

This is already old news but I thought I’d write briefly about the arrival of Spotify in Australia yesterday. I did use this service myself a while ago by getting around the regional lockout but after some time it didn’t work properly. Now that the service is now available I am now turning off the …

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Apr 22 2012

Will Existing Windows Phone 7 Devices Be Stranded?

If Microsoft is good at any one thing at the moment, it’s muddying the waters and casting doubt on the fate of existing devices and potential upgrades. I’m talking about nothing other than the uncertainty surrounding existing Windows Phone 7 devices and their ability to receive an upgrade to Windows Phone 8 (which will be …

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