Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kik Messenger now available in Marketplace for free.

The 4-million users strong messaging platform is now available for free on Marketplace. The popular app lets you do group chat, picture sharing and supports push notifications. 

Check out Kik Website: http://www.kik.com/

Download: zune://navigate/?phoneappid=432c8fec-569c-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8

Source: WMPoweruser.com

Monday, June 20, 2011

Expensive IM+ Messenger ($9.99) for Windows Phone receives Microsoft seal of approval.

The popular IM+ Messenger has got the Microsoft seal of approval and is now available on Marketplace for $10. While this price is grossly exaggerated, there is not even a trial. Plus I can't even buy it since Marketplace remains inaccessible to Mauritians. But wait, why do I have to buy this when I have it already on my iPad and Nexus One. IM+ for the iPad and Android is no match to the Windows Phone version in terms of pricing. Both platforms sell it for the unbeatable price of $0.00. You can also get the Pro version on Android for $9.99 if you need an ad-free version. So, who do we blame for this: Microsoft or Shape Services? All I know is that I'm starting to see some sites publishing price comparisons between Microsoft and Apple stores. Microsoft has the lead for the most expensive apps. Microsoft, I think it's high time you review your prices.

Download IM+
Source: Pocket Now

Recently released Evernote gets updated to version 1.1.

Last week we saw Evernote finally makes its way to Windows Phone Marketplace. For those of you who just came back from Mars, Evernote is a nice app that lets you take notes, recordings and sync all that to the web and make your ideas accessible on any device or PC. Evernote is now again making the headlines with an update already posted to Marketplace. According to a blog post, "We’ve published an update for Windows phone 7 (V. 1.1). This version addresses the “white screen” problem some reported. Please check for updates to try the latest version." I have not experienced this issue on my HTC Mozart, but an update being an update, I have no choice but to download it.

Source: Evernote Blogcast

Friday, June 17, 2011

Evernote makes it to Windows Phone.

Evernote, the coolest note-taking app is now available for free on Marketplace. I'm particularly excited by this because I now have it running on all my devices and since Evernote saves my notes to the cloud, I can access them wherever I am and no matter which device/platform I'm using. It is also possible to download entire notebooks for offline access if you're a Premium subscriber.

Evernote takes full advantage of Windows Phone Metro UI and makes taking notes a breeze.

Learn more about Evernote for Windows Phone.

Evernote is free for download here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Test the quality of your SharePoint site with Site Checker.

SharePoint 2010 Site Checker is a must have application for SharePoint Site administrators. Site Checker is set of automated tools that will test the quality of your internet facing SharePoint site right on your Windows Phone. "This version executes only site checks and page checks on the homepage". Mavention, the developer behind Site Checker, wants to "know if you are interested in scanning a complete site or in running the tool on premise so that you can check the quality of your internet-facing website before it is published online."

Site Checker is free to download on Marketplace.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Share your photos in one place, in real-time with LiveShare.

You've been to a great party this week end with your friends, family and, besides the abundance of drinks and foods, there were also a lot of flashes around emanating from cameras. So you and your friends have decided to capture the best moments of the party. What next? Some of the pictures will end up on Facebook but most of them will remain on that camera and most likely be moved to that huge TB size external hard disk sitting next to your laptop and never to be viewed again. That is because you have not looked at LiveShare yet.

LiveShare is a free app for Windows Phone that lets you share your photos in one place and in real-time. This way you do not have to chase them around. Real-time also means you can see what your loved ones are actually doing at the party. And LiveShare is very easy to use besides being free. Just open the app on your phone, start a photo stream, invite your friends and family to share photo into your stream. Pretty simple. The streams you create can only be viewed by people you invite or they invite.

LiveShare is a free app that can be download at zune://navigate/?phoneappid=7daafbde-1f2f-e011-854c-00237de2db9e

Learn  more at www.liveshare.com

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Shutdown of Windows Mobile Marketplace website and My Phone service.

Microsoft will discontinue Windows Mobile Marketplace website starting July 15, 2011. What that means is that owners of phones running Windows Mobile 6.x will no longer be able to browse the mobile website to download and purchase apps. However, this move does not affect the Marketplace application already installed on Windows Mobile 6.x phones. Users will still be able to browse, buy or download applications directly on their devices.

Along with the Marketplace website, Microsoft is also shutting down the My Phone service on October 6, 2011. Data currently stored on My Phone will be moved to Windows Live Skydrive which is Microsoft free online storage. Contacts, Calendar, text messages and photos will be moved to SkyDrive.  Videos, music, documents and favourites will not migrated, so it is the responsibility of the user to migrate those to a PC. The My Phone website will no longer be available on October 6, 2011. However, Microsoft will continue to store users’ data for one year and that same data can be shipped upon request until October 5, 2012.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Check out this app: Photo Crop

Crop, rotate and flip your photos for free on your Windows Phone.

Photo Crop | zune://navigate/?phoneappid=1710a949-f151-e011-854c-00237de2db9e

Sent from my Windows Phone 7