360 Fashion: Newsreader For The Latest From The Fashion World [WP7]

At any given period of time, there is so much going on in the fashion industry all over the world, that you can not hope to stay up to date with everything if you scour through multiple sources. Thus arises the need for a single place where you can find everything related to what’s in vogue these days. If you have a Windows Phone 7 device, the official 360 Fashion app is here, which aggregates fashion news from all over the world. Not only does the app cover news stories, you also get to see backstage videos and photos from various shows and fashion weeks. The app also ensures that you always know when and where an event is planned. Read on to discover more. Read More

Share Files via Bluetooth On Your Unlocked Windows Phone 7 [Homebrew]

The Dark Force Team has really taken it upon itself to make Windows Phone 7 the platform it should have been all along. After their release of the awesome custom Mango ROMs, they have brought one of the most wanted feature to WP7; Bluetooth file transfer. Whenever you introduce WP7 to a new user, one of the first missing features they comment on is file sharing via Bluetooth. Microsoft might have enhanced the Mango platform’s security by taking this measure, but it proves to be a huge drawback for an average user. Fortunately, if you have a fully unlocked device (that is, if your phone has a custom ROM on it), now it is possible to send and receive any type of data on your device. Read on to know more about this useful homebrew. Read More

Calculator Safe For WP7: Disguise/ Password Protect Photos & Notes

The most-used way of protecting your personal data on your Windows Phone 7 is setting up the universal password, but that might not always be the thing you need. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to have an extra layer of protection for your privacy, specially for sensitive data like photos and notes. There are many apps which let you do that, like the previously covered Private Video for letting users hide the videos on their device, but what if you don’t want to make it too obvious that you are trying to hide something? Luckily, there’s an app for that, named Calculator Safe. Using this app, you can protect your photos and notes, and anyone who launches the app will see nothing but a simple calculator. What's more, this novelty is not the app's only feature and it does take your privacy pretty seriously, ensuring that your password is safe and no one can crack it with ease. Read More

Messaging Emoticons: Send SMS Using The Full Range Of WP7 Emoticons

Mango is pretty old now, but you might recall that Windows Phone 7’s fruity update caused quite a stir when it was released. In addition to some major changes in Mango, a few minor, but equally welcome, features were introduced as well. Once such feature was the introduction of graphical emoticons to WP7. There is a minor problem though, the stock keyboard does not list all the available emoticons, and it is almost impossible to memorize all of them (despite Microsoft’s release of WP7 emoticon cheat sheet). That’s where an app like Messaging Emoticons can prove to be really useful. Using this free app you can copy all Mango-supported smileys, and the app also has the option to let its users compose their SMS within it and then export to the Messaging hub. Read More

Bazaar For PC: Manage & Get Windows Phone 7 Homebrews From Your Desktop

If you have a Windows Phone 7 device, and you like to stay up to date with the latest developments going on for Mango, then you must be aware of Bazaar, the Cydia store for WP7. Bazaar is the app which lets users having a fully unlocked device to install homebrews to their phone. It is a Marketplace for XAPs, and replicated the official Marketplace’s features pretty accurately. However, if your device is not fully unlocked, i.e. you don’t have a custom ROM, then Bazaar is of no use to you. That situation has just changed, with the release of the desktop client for the homebrew store, titled Bazaar for PC. Using the application you can manage, browse, share and download XAP files available in the Bazaar store. Read More

HeyTell Brings Cross-Platform Push-To-Talk Voice Chat To Windows Phone 7

There are many messenger apps available for Windows Phone 7, but not all of them are cross-platform, and even fewer let users communicate via voice messages. HeyTell is a popular messenger app that has been around for iOS and Android for quite a while, and now it has made its way to the Metro platform as well. Using the app, you can stay in touch with your friends, regardless of the platform they are on. Not only that, the app also finds users near your current location, and lets you send them recorded voice messages (via push-to-talk). The app comes with all the usual messenger options, and you can share your location with messages as well as managing attachments and conversations in distinct threads. Read More

Voice Share For WP7: Record & Share Sound Clips To Earn Achievements

At times, the simplest of apps could prove to be really popular among users, as they provide just the right balance between fun and usefulness. Voice Share for Windows Phone 7 just might be one such app. The concept behind the app is nothing really new, but the developer has combined a lot of different features to create a pretty neat product. The app lets users record voice clips, and then share them with friends via SMS or on Facebook. This might sound a bit boring, as there are many other voice recorders available for Mango as well, but Voice Share has the edge over them in the sense that it lets you add graphical badges to your shares, and has an achievements system of its own, giving it a game-like feel as well. Read More

Dotastic For WP7: Compete Against Your Friends To Finish Your Tasks

It is a known fact that we do better in every field when there is a sense of competition among people. It can get a bit boring if are stuck doing your mundane tasks all by yourself, but now you can spice things up with ease, as there’s an app for that. Dotastic is a reminders and to-do list app for Windows Phone 7, but it differs from all of its competitors in the sense that rather than just listing your pending chores, the app posts them to your Facebook account, and asks your friends to compete against you in a race to finish the tasks earlier. Depending upon the nature of the task, your friends can even help you accomplish the reminder, and then rate the quality of your work. Read More

News360 For WP7: Read & Share News Items From Various Sources

If the name News360 sounds familiar, don’t be surprised, as the app has been around for iOS and Android for quite a while (covered in detail by us). The popular news app is also available for Windows Phone 7, and it boasts of all the awesome features, and attention to detail, which define the app on other platforms. There might be a lot of news related apps in the Marketplace, but News360 is unique in the sense that it taps in to over 300 sources, and present the gathered news to its users under a single feed. Not only that, you can categorize items according to their topics, view news related to your location, and there is a whole separate menu for photos. Read More

Chat & Share Media With Friends via The Official Palringo App For WP7

Palringo is a well-known name when it comes to cross-platform messengers, but until now, Windows Phone 7 lacked an official client for the popular chat service. Not anymore, as recently Palringo released a Mango version of their service, and despite being in open beta phase for now, the app is pretty smooth. Using Palringo for WP7, you can stay connected with your friends, no matter on which platform they are, as Palringo has clients for Android, iOS, PC, Mac and almost any JAVA-enabled platform you can possibly think of (we have covered other Palringo versions in detail previously). Not only can you chat with your friends using Palringo, but the app also lets you import contacts from various other services like Facebook, GTalk, Windows Live, Yahoo, etc. Read More

Reinstaller: Backup & Recover Deleted Apps To Your WP7 Account

It might not be a very common occurrence for Windows Phone 7 users, but there are times you are forced to wipe out all data from your device (by performing a factory reset). With the release of custom ROMs for WP7, it has become more likely that many people will opt to lose all their data in order to get a taste of the customized versions of Mango. Fortunately, you don’t have to lose your apps at least, because there is the amazingly useful app named Reinstaller out now. Even if you weren’t using the app before you wiped your phone, you can still recover all your apps via Reinstaller later. Sounds unbelievable? Read on to learn more. Read More

Youtube Live: Stream Live Channels From YouTube [Windows Phone 7]

Most people use YouTube for watching videos which have been uploaded by other people for a variety of purposes, but there is more to YouTube than that. There are a lot of channels (mostly related to news) on the famous video hosting service, which broadcast live streams, and you can watch them just like TV. However, it’s a whole different issue trying to track down all such channels, and to know when exactly will your required stream go live. That’s what Youtube Live is for. This newly released Windows Phone 7 app integrates all live streams on offer at YouTube, and you can browse through them at your leisure. The app truly turns your Windows Phone device into a television of sorts. Read More

Facebook For WP7 Updated To Bring Cover Photos, Like Details & Privacy Controls

If you go by the news coming in these days, the Facebook app for Windows Phone 7 is pretty popular, and has amassed more than 1.2 million active users. However, that doesn’t mean that everything about the app is perfect. While using it, I, for one, felt the need to go to the web version of Facebook for doing stuff like viewing Likes on my posts and applying privacy settings to anything. Also, the app didn’t replicate the changes Facebook has gone through with the release of Timeline. Now, all that has changed, with the latest update (released just yesterday) to the official Facebook app for Window Phone 7, you get all the functionality which was missing in the older version of Facebook for Mango. Read More

PaperKarma: Get Rid Of Annoying Junk Postal Mail [iOS/Android/WP7]

When it comes to dealing with spam in your email inbox, things have become rather convenient due to the measures most email services have taken. On the contrary, if you want to stop receiving junk mail in your post in real life, things can get a bit tricky, as that sort of mail does not come with an unsubscribe button. That’s where PaperKarma can help you. This useful service is available for all major smartphone platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7), and using it to stop junk mail is as easy as snapping a photo and then uploading it to the app. Read on to find out how PaperKarma can be used for countering the age-old problem of spam in your mailbox. Read More

Find The Online Popularity Of Anything With Social Mints For WP7

A few days back, we covered a Windows Phone 7 app which went by the name of Webmaster. That app was all about keeping track of ay website’s popularity by viewing its usage statistics and page ranks. However, online popularity is a concept which is not exclusive to just webpages, and a lot of users want to know which topics are being discussed all over the web these days. Social Mints is a search engine app for Mango, but it is unique because using it, you don’t search for meanings of terms, but rather their popularity. The app will let you know exactly which topics are trending these days, and which celebrities & movies are most discussed right now. Read More

Weather Stats For WP7: View The Climate Data Of Any City In the World

After reading the title of this post, you might be thinking along the lines of “Here comes yet another weather app for Windows Phone 7”, but think again - Weather Stats is not just any weather app which will tell you if it will rain in your city today or not - there are many other apps for that (like AccuWeather and Weather Channel). Weather Stats is all about information, and detailed data. This useful Mango app showcases the climate data from just about all the weather stations in the world. Not only that, the app is also really useful if you want to learn the average temperature and rainfall values of any part of the world. Read More

AlbumFlow For WP7: Beautiful Music Player With A Cover Flow View

When it comes to looks and user interface, Windows Phone 7 can surely hold its own against Android and iOS, and this is evident from the beautiful Zune music player on WP7. The Music & Videos hub, as it is properly known as, got even better with the Mango update, due to the lockscreen album art support which was added to it. However, as they say, there is always room for improvement, and apparently that’s what the developer of AlbumFlow thought. The app features your music library in a fluid and interactive way, and you can literally float through your music in this simplistic music player. Read More

View Damn You Autocorrect & Other Funny Picture Blogs In One App [WP7]

Life can get monotonous at times, and when you are bored, some mindless fun might just be the thing you need. Most of you must be familiar with popular time-wasting, humorous blogs like Damn You, Autocorrect and “Why Siri, Why?”, as they are the best place to go when you are looking for a few laughs. Won’t it be nice if, instead of going from one website to another, you could just browse through the funny content on these blogs in one app? That’s exactly what Damn You Autocorrect does for Windows Phone 7 users. With this hilarious app, you get a convenient method of viewing the recent and most popular posts in some of the well-known photo blogs. Read More

How To Flash MAGLDR & Custom ROMs To Samsung Omnia 7 And Samsung Focus

The concept for Windows Phone 7 custom ROMs is nothing new, the Dark Force Team has developed ROMs for first-gen HTC phones using Mango (as discussed here), but now it appears that they are taking things a step further, and Samsung users can enjoy their work as well! Just yesterday, DFT released Sammy Rainbow, which is the MAGLDR for Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus (first-gen Samsung WP7 devices). If you are wondering what MAGLDR is, read our detailed guide on the subject. This release has paved the way for custom ROM development for Samsung WP7 devices, and even presently you can flash the Freedom custom ROM, which is pretty awesome to say the least. Read on to learn how to install MAGLDR on your Samsung WP7, and then flash a custom ROM through MAGLDR. Read More

Bookviser For Windows Phone 7: Read/ Download ePub, TXT & FB2 Books

Even though Windows Phone 7 has got its official Adobe Reader client, but not every eBook can be found in PDF format, and that’s why Mango users need to have some other options for reading books on their phone. Bookviser is an app which combines three of the most used eBook formats, including ePub, TXT and FB2 file formats. Not only does the app lets you read books, it provides a pretty good platform for searching and downloading books of your interest as well. Read on to know more about this must-have app for book lovers. Read More