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Send links from any browser to any smartphone -- with just a bookmarklet

The world's most graceful and simple solution for pushing links to your smartphone has just emerged. It's called Site to Phone, and it works for every major Web browser. Theoretically, it works for every smartphone OS, too; iOS, webOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry -- and maybe even Symbian. Instead of requiring Chrome, or being restricted to just Android or iOS, this solution uses the...

WordPress gets Windows Phone 7 app, edit your blog on the go

Automattic has officially brought WordPress to Windows Phone 7 for blogging on the go. The WordPress app stays faithful to the general Windows Phone 7 aesthetic of huge typography that goes beyond the current view, and horizontally scrolling screens. But the app isn't really meant for writing epic posts (although you can compose new posts). Like its Android and iOS counterparts, it lets you...

Windows Phone 7 "Mango" may add HTML5, Silverlight support to WP7's browser

Over at ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley has been speculating about the future of Windows Phone 7. According to Foley, a major update is due around Jan/Feb 2011, adding copy/paste functionality and two major browsing enhancements: HTML 5 support and a Silverlight plug-in. Foley also wonders whether enterprise tweaks might be part of the game plan as well. Microsoft, of course, doesn't comment on rumors -- so...

Loopt 4 introduces Facebook Places integration and automatic location sharing

Loopt, one of the earliest entries in the location-based social networking game, has recently been overshadowed by players like Gowalla and Foursquare. But Loopt is back with Loopt 4.0, which offers a complete redesign, integration with Facebook Places, and a real-time location tracker reminiscent of Google Latitude. Although it lacks the buzz of its location-based brethren, Loopt still has 4...

First homebrew app for Windows Phone 7 brings custom ringtones

Not being able to set your own custom ringtones in Windows Phone 7 is one of the fledgling OS' confusing little design choices. While custom tones are rumored to be part of the January WP7 update, that's just a rumor for the moment -- and you might want to set Heartbreak Armageddon as your ringer right now. Chris Walshie -- part of the team behind the now-vanished Chevron WP7 unlocker -- has...

ChevronWP7, the Windows Phone 7 unlocking tool, has been axed

In a rather unprecedented (but not unexpected) show of graciousness, the developers of ChevronWP7 have decided to cease all development of the tool. It has also been pulled from the site -- you can no longer download it. The developers talked with Brandon Watson, Director of Windows Phone 7 Developer Experience, and emerged with the conclusion that Microsoft is amenable to official homebrew...

First Windows Phone 7 update will "do what took Apple three years"

If you've got a Windows Phone 7 device, chances are good that it's missing a few key features that you'd really like to be using. Features like multitasking, copy and paste, turn-by-turn navigation, and support for custom ringtones. If we're to believe the excited chatter on Twitter lately, those features -- and more -- are coming in the January Windows Phone 7 update. Developer Tom Hounsell went...

Microsoft warns against Windows Phone 7 unlocking

Hot on the heels of the release of ChevronWP7, the Windows Phone 7 unlocking tool, Microsoft issued a statement to WinRumours warning users that straying to the dark side may have unintended consequences. While it's not surprising that Microsoft released a statement to the effect of please don't jailbreak your WP7 device, we concur with our sister-blog Engadget, in saying that big M doesn't sound...

Windows Phone 7 jailbroken -- ChevronWP7 available for download

Microsoft might be taking the Apple route with their closed, tightly controlled mobile platform these days, but that doesn't stop industrious hackers railing against the Windows Phone 7 oppression. Long Zheng, Rafael Rivera, and Chris Walsh took up the challenge and have release ChevronWP7, a Windows-based WP7 unlocking tool. Once jailbroken, you can then side-load applications onto your WP7...

Copy files to a Windows Phone 7 device in Windows Explorer

Don't get me wrong -- I really enjoy using Zune to listen to music on my desktop computer. When all I want to do is quickly drop a couple of songs or video clips onto my Windows Phone 7 device, however, it's a bit overkill. While my humble little Palm Pre has a USB mass storage mode which lets me copy files onto it like it was any other external hard drive, WP7 devices aren't quite as accessible....

IMDb for Windows Phone 7 reviewed, very yellow indeed (video)

As one of the highest-rated and most-downloaded WP7 apps, IMDb might just be the most popular yellow app in the world. It's a nice yellow, though, a golden, orangey tone. Anyway, I digress: IMDb for Windows Phone 7 is excellent. It provides, with a couple of flicks, everything a film buff might need. In the video review (after the break), I take a quick stroll through each of IMDb's main...

Discover Windows Phone 7 apps with Bing Visual Search

You can now browse the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace with Bing's Visual Search tool. According to the announcement, it only works in the US and UK -- but to make it work, after visiting the WP7 Visual Search, I had to change my location (in the top right corner) to "United States - English." Then I had to visit the Visual Search page again. Presumably this will also work if you live elsewhere, too....

Browser Plus for Windows Phone 7 has tab support and incognito mode

Browser Plus is a new application for Windows Phone 7 devices that brings tabbed browsing support and an incognito mode to Microsoft's Internet Explorer for WP7. This is not a new browser, mind you -- it uses IE's rendering engine and adds new features to it. Tabs work exactly as you'd expect, and the tab bar is located between the address bar and the rendered page. Adding or closing a tab is...

Hands-on video review of Office for Windows Phone 7

If you weren't aware, it's impossible to take screenshots with Windows Phone 7. Perhaps once it's rooted we'll be able to -- but until then, screenshotting apps for reviews is laborious -- you have to take a photo of the screen -- and the quality is inevitably low. So, looking for an alternative, I decided to do a video review of Office for Windows Phone 7. It's about 10 minutes long, and the...

Slacker Radio for Windows Phone 7

On my desktop, I'm a Grooveshark user -- but there's no Grooveshark app for Windows Phone 7 yet... so where does one turn for custom-tailored streaming tunes? Why, Slacker Radio, of course! Search for a band, tap their name (Volbeat, for example), and Slacker begins buffering your first track and looking for other songs it thinks you'll like -- which you can like or ban while they play. Tap...