Universal Simlock Calculator – soon
Outraged behavior cellular that block phones, I decided to help all victims that area. The result of my work are calculators that generate a code used to unlock your phone from simlock. I encourage you to download and comment my work.
A bunch of happy app news for Windows Phone owners this week. But enough about what I’m reading—what’s on your mind?
Bing adds hundreds of new venue maps
How many times have you walked aimlessly around an indoor mall looking for Banana Republic or another favorite store? One of the handy but lesser-known features of Windows Phone 7.5 is venue maps, which shows what’s under the roofs of hundreds of malls and shopping centers across the U.S. and U.K.
If you caught the Bing Maps blog yesterday, you know that with Nokia’s help, Bing was just able to add a huge cache of venues around the world to its map repository—including more than 1,350 U.S. malls and 190 U.K. shopping centers that now show up on Windows Phone 7.5. To see a venue, open the Maps app, tap the Search button, and enter its name (sometimes adding a city helps, too). If the mall or shopping center has a map associated with it, you’ll see it in purple. Just tap to see something like this:
Official Twitter app is updated…again!
The code elves behind the official Twitter app for Windows Phone have certainly been busy. Just weeks after the last Twitter refresh, a new one started rolling out early today. The big highlight of the new version 1.5? Notifications for things like new mentions, retweets, and more.
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App roundup: Marketplace’s top platformer games
The WPCentral staff took one for the team yet again this week, spending untold hours playing top platformer games in Marketplace to identify the best of the best (in their opinion, at least). Among the final selections are games featuring “a rolling ball, a running dude, ninjas without legs, and temples of death.“ How can you resist taking a peek? Read the article
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Speaking of games, Xbox this week started touting its own recommended list of Windows Phone games to pack for a summer road trip. The good news for me? I’ve already got most of them. Check out their picks
Awhile ago, we brought you news of a nifty set of mods, tweaks, and themes developed specifically for the CoreDroid ROM aimed at further improving the user experience. Now, CD Suite Tools by XDA Senior Member Sergio76 has been released for CoreDroid ROM users. It can be used on any HTC device that has CoreDroid, including the HTC One X, HTC Sensation, HTC HD2, HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Desire S, and HTC Incredible S.
The application offers a plethora of tweaks, modifications, theme elements, and more for users on any of the aforementioned devices running CoreDroid. It bears a resemblance to LeeDroid tweaks for other HTC devices, except built for a specific ROM series. Some of the features include:
Enable/Disable Boot Animation Sound
Enable/Disable Landscape Mode
Enable Sense 3.6 Home Screen Looping
Change Capacitive Button Brightness
Change Over Scroll Color
There are many more. To see them all, users really have to install the app and give it a try. Additionally, the application and helpful information are provided for any ROM developer who wants to include the tweak application in their own ROM.
To get started, head over to the original thread for more details.
Yesterday I snuck over to the engineering building and “borrowed” a Nokia Lumia 900 running a VERY early build of Windows Phone 7.8, so I could shoot a video of the amazing new Start Screen. It’s pretty awesome; being able to resize tiles to S/M/L gives a whole new dimension – no pun intended – to personalization and customization. Take a look:
For me, the small-sized tile that made me contentedly sigh “finally…” is my Phone Tile. I don’t do that much talking on my phone and use it pretty much entirely for email, text, web, games and everything else, so it was a big relief to miniaturize it and get it out of the way. On the other hand, I’m pretty jacked to make things like email, messaging and music nice and big so I can see more of what’s going on at a glance.
Also wanted to give you a heads up that we just set up a new page on WindowsPhone.com that covers all of the awesome stuff that’s coming in 7.8 – like the new start screen with resizable tiles, all of the killer new apps that are coming to Nokia Lumias, as well as a roundup of all the other app news, like the arrival of Audible, and the so-close-you-can-taste it launches of Words with Friends and Draw Something. Check it out!
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Subway Surfers game was updated in Windows Phone Store with to v184.108.40.206. This update brings in new visuals of Cairo city, new board upgrades and more. Find the full change log below.
- The Subway Surfers World Tour continues in Egypt
- Explore Cairo with Jasmine, the adventurous princess
- Use extra Headstarts to begin your run at higher speed
- Complete more missions in one run to earn cool Awards
- Boost your collection with new powerful Board Upgrades
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
In all honesty, we thought every new phone that would come out by this time will run on a quad-core chip. As it turns out, those quad-core beasts are actually hitting the wild at a pace that’s more like a trickle than an actual drop, so we’re excited every time we see a new one. [...]
Indian OEM Notion Ink Announces Cain, An Intel Based 2-in-1 Device Running Windows 8.1 For Rs.19,990
Notion Ink, an Indian OEM known for its Adam Android tablets has now announced its first Windows device named ‘Cain’. Cain will be a 2-in-1 device powered by Intel Atom Z3735D Quad-core 1.33GHz processor, Intel HD Graphics, 10.1-inch WXVGA (1280×800 pixels) IPS LCD display with 10-point multi-touch, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, 32GB internal memory, 2 MP rear and 2MP front camera, option to expand storage via memory cards and 7900mAh Li-Po battery. The device will offer 7 hours of video playback and 10 hours of web browsing running full Windows 8.1 OS. As expected, this device will come preloaded with Office 365 one-year subscription…….
Read more at Microsoft News
Apple Makes User Data On iOS 8 Inaccessible For Government Agencies, Should Microsoft Adopt The Same Policy?
Normally, if government agencies found any devices of the suspects, they will try to get the data from the device with the help of companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and others. These companies will be able to obtain user data like photos, call logs, etc, which are not encrypted and stored on these devices. These data in turn help the cops and other government agencies in finding evidence against these suspects. With the recent iOS 8 update, Apple has now made it impossible to obtain user data. They have started using data encryption for all the data stored in the device and the encryption key involves user’s pass code.
On devices running iOS 8, your personal data such as photos, messages (including attachments), email, contacts, call history, iTunes content, notes, and reminders is placed under the protection of your passcode. Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data. So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.
Apple also mentioned that they have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a “back door” in any of their products or services. The problem with Apple’s current data protection implementation is that it protects criminals from getting caught with the possible evidence in their devices. I personally feel that there should be a way for government agencies to access the data in user’s devices if needed. There should be a legal team inside companies like Microsoft that carefully reviews each request, ensuring it is accompanied by valid legal process like whether content requests has proper search warrant and others. If it is legal, then they should hand over the data to the government agencies with a notice to the user.
Do you think Microsoft should follow Apple’s policy in data protection on Windows Phone devices?
Source: Apple via: Ars Technica
Screenshots Of Upcoming Version Of Microsoft Office Leaked, Reveals New Black Theme, ‘Tell Me’ Feature And More
Following the Windows 9 build leaks, information about the upcoming Microsoft Office suite has leaked. The Verge today posted few screenshots and information about of this upcoming Office version. As per the report, Microsoft has already started sharing builds of Office Technical Preview to its partners and testers. One major feature coming in the next release is the ‘Tell Me’ feature currently found in the Office Online web apps. Check the screenshot above. What is Tell Me? We all have that Word moment when we know what we want to do, but don’t quite remember how to do it. ‘How do I apply double spacing?’ ‘How do I make this page horizontal?’ Do these questions seem familiar? Nothing to be embarrassed about. We’ve all been there and wished for an easier way to accomplish something in our document. Available now, an easier, faster and more convenient way of doing things in Word – Tell Me. Tell Me understands what you’re trying to accomplish and helps you do it faster. So…
Read more at Microsoft News
Age of Empires: Castle Siege game is now finally available for download from Windows Store for Windows tablets and PCs. Description: Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus…….
Read more at Microsoft News
Carphone Warehouse UK is now taking pre-orders for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 830. The smartphone is expected to be available from Carphone Warehouse stores from this October. The Nokia Lumia 830 comes with Lumia Denim and Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. It packs a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Windows Phone 8.1 with Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Cortana built-in. It also packs a 10MP PureView camera with Zeiss optics and a 1MP font camera. The Lumia 830 sports a excellent 5? display, with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
If you’re willing to pre-order the Lumia 830, head over to this link.