Lock Widgets 2.5 available for homebrew users

By: Locke
July 31st, 2012
10:09 pm

Lock Widgets 2.5 available for homebrew users

It may be a little difficult to run your homebrew apps now, but for those that can, the homebrew scene is still churning out apps to help enhance your Windows Phone experience beyond the vanilla capabilities of the system. If you've got an AppHub account or an unlocked ROM, you can still get the best of what the homebrew community has to offer, such as Lock Widgets.

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Nokia Lumia 900 gets a price cut

By: Locke
July 20th, 2012
10:41 pm

Nokia Lumia 900 gets a price cut

Nokia has been working hard to keep their phones affordable, keeping the Lumia line competitive and relevant, like when T-Mobile offered the Lumia 710 for $200 off contract. The Lumia 900 is the next to see its own price drop.

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Mirror's Edge comes to WP7

By: Locke
July 14th, 2012
10:34 pm

Mirror's Edge comes to WP7

The Windows Phone Marketplace has come a long way since its inception, but there's always room for more quality apps. If you're a Lumia owner, you should be looking at Mirror's Edge.

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Windows Phone 8 to have more powerful notifications

By: Locke
July 13th, 2012
10:28 pm

Windows Phone 8 to have more powerful notifications

We all love live tiles; they're a powerful notification tool that aren't a drain on your battery and can quickly and easily display relevant information from an app. But what if an app needs to notify you of something and you don't have it on your start screen?

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The Tale of Pandora, or Why API Support Matters

By: Locke
July 7th, 2012
2:24 am

The Tale of Pandora, or Why API Support Matters

Yesterday I made a little mention of Pandora when I was talking about the return of MetroTube to the Marketplace. It's kind of old news by now that Pandora likes to break third party apps, but bear with me for a moment because I'm just using that as a springboard into a wider point that is begging to be made.

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MetroTube is back on the Marketplace!

By: Locke
July 6th, 2012
7:00 am

MetroTube is back on the Marketplace!

You may remember how we applauded MetroTube last year as the best YouTube app available, especially important considering the service's ubiquity and the poor feature set of the official app. Sadly, it was pulled from the Marketplace about a month later by its developers, Lazyworm Apps, but it's now seeing a triumphant return!

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Camera Extras expands your camera functionality

By: Locke
June 30th, 2012
6:50 am

Camera Extras expands your camera functionality

Usually once you get past how the screen looks, one of the first questions that comes to mind in evaluating phones these days is 'well, how good is the camera?' Nokia, ever committed to increasing the value of their brand, has released a new app with four new improvements for the default camera functionality.

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Watch the new Windows Phone 7.8 Start Screen in action

By: Locke
June 27th, 2012
9:34 pm

Watch the new Windows Phone 7.8 Start Screen in action

Ben Rudolph-or as you may know him better, Ben the PC Guy-has been the de facto face of Windows Phone ever since CES 2012 with the launch of Smoked by Windows Phone. As the single most recognizable face in Windows Phone media, it's fitting that he put together a video showing off the new Start Screen due for Windows Phone 7.8, as well as some of his thoughts.

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Windows Phone 8 is finally here

By: Locke
June 21st, 2012
11:24 pm

Windows Phone 8 is finally here

The early rumors of Windows Phone 8 were coming right off the heels of CES this year, such as the leak featuring Joe Belfiore himself. Fittingly, the same man has announced Windows Phone 8 today, and many of the rumors surrounding the upcoming OS have found themselves vindicated. So what exactly does this announcement entail? Let's see!

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Microsoft announces their own Windows 8 tablet

By: Locke
June 18th, 2012
10:56 pm

Microsoft announces their own Windows 8 tablet

Microsoft has been rumored to be releasing their very own tablet for some time now, and it seems, for once, the rumors have shown themselves true. So, what are the details?

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