Not many people were optimistic about the future of Windows Phone 7 when it was launched, and sure enough, the start to WP7’s smartphone life was shaky, to say the least. However, the interface, and the basic concept behind WP7, is so unique that it was bound to attract a lot of people. Even though it is still way behind iOS and Android in the smartphone race, the metro OS has really come of age with Mango, followed by a growing quantity of great apps added to the Marketplace in 2011. Here, we will take a look at some of the best WP7 apps covered by us during the course of the previous year.
2011 is coming to an end, and it was a year that saw Apple maintain its dominance over the smartphone
market. In October, iOS
was bumped to iOS
5, which brought many long-awaited features to Apple’s mobile platform. In addition to that, iPhone 4S was launched, which has been termed as the most successful iPhone yet, with Siri being
the apple of many people’s eyes. On the jailbreak front, Cydia lovers had to spend the last quarter of the year on a tethered jailbreak for iOS
5, but with the holiday season came an untethered jailbreak
5 brought a fully functional Notification Center
, and many completely different features to the iOS
mix, and that made way for a whole new genre of Cydia tweaks. Here is a list of some of the best Cydia tweaks for iOS
Dropbox is a great service; it lets you upload files to the cloud, lets you share files publicly and collaborate with others within a folder. Of course, you wouldn’t make just any file public, or you might want to make certain files public to a group of people, like in a forum, but not to everyone visiting the Public
is a web service that extends public sharing files in Dropbox. It allows you to upload and share links to files that you upload. You can link to each file individually, make changes to any file and embed a list of links to each file. Details after the break.
As iPhone 4S users begin utilizing the services of Siri – the latest voice recognition sensation in the world of smartphones – Android developers all across the globe are busy ensuring that the users of said OS are not left out in the cold. The results of these efforts? A brand new voice recognition app (or Siri clone) that hits the Android Market almost twice a week. With such an enormous influx of such apps, one finds it hard to determine which one could possibly be the best option. Although apps like Vlingo
and Sonalight Text by Voice
do accept voice commands from users to perform a few predefined actions, they cannot be deemed as Siri-like assistants, as they are incapable of indulging in natural conversation or Q&A with the users. We scoured the Android Market and managed to find four potential Siri alternatives for Android, each with its own unique set of features.
is an application for Windows that allows users to browse through both local and removable disks, and selected locations. What makes it unique from similar tools is its ability to apply wildcard entry filters over file listing, i.e., you can choose to filter out files by extensions, pre and post fixes in titles etc., by using asterisk (*) character. It lets you recurse subdirectories, list down sibling folders, and choose types of folders and files that you want to create the list for. The lists can be saved in CSV or HTML format, which can prove to be very useful while sharing file listing in online forums and exporting file and folder names to databases.
If you’re an avid Android user or, like many of us here at AddictiveTips, a power-user with ORD (Obsessive ROM-updating Disorder), then you’re probably aware of the CyanogenMod series of custom ROMs for select Android devices. The ROM is, after all, among the most feature-rich, fast and flexible ones out there. It may not have been even close to as cosmetically
flexible as, say, MIUI up until the sixth version in the series (CM6), but that changed with the addition of the T-Mobile Theme Chooser application in CyanogenMod 7. Now, instead of flashing ZIP files through recovery, you can simply install themes that come in APK format and apply them from within Theme Chooser. For CM7 fans who love everything about the ROM but its stock Android look, following are 12 of the best CyanogenMod 7 themes out there (as of this writing). All of the following themes are free and can be applied from within Theme Chooser (no flashing required).
Did you come across an interesting article and said ‘Oh I will read it later’ or ‘I don’t have time now’ and after a few days forgot about it? It happens with everyone, that’s why all browsers have build-in Bookmarks feature.
I Need To Read This is a new online service that lets you add all important articles to your to-read list, in this way you can keep track of all articles on the go. Another useful feature is that you can enable the feed and let your friends know which articles you are reading. Read More