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TripAdvisor app for Windows Phone 7 now available

TripAdvisor, the popular travel planning tool, has just launched an app for Windows Phone 7. Just like the mobile website, the app allows you to search for anything travel-related -- from hotels and flights to restaurants and points-of-interest to visit once you reach your destination. Geolocation is supported, which allows TripAdvisor to quickly locate places nearby. But while that's a neat...

Install the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update regardless of your carrier

Some of you who own Windows Phone 7 devices are still waiting for your pre-NoDo preparation update -- never mind NoDo itself. A few workarounds have been posted, but unfortunately they didn't work unless your carrier had completed testing and was ready to schedule the update. Now, however, the Chevron WP7 team's Chris Walshie has delivered a handy little utility that will allow you to update...

Microsoft.com redesigned, brings WP7's Metro UI to the Web

A couple of months after Microsoft started testing it, the new Microsoft.com design is now live for everyone. You can see it simply by going to Microsoft.com, whereas until now you had to use a special URL to access it. The new design is clearly inspired by the Metro UI, and as such makes the website look a lot like the Zune media player, Windows Media Center, and, perhaps most strikingly,...

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace breaks 10,000 app milestone

Microsoft's fledgling smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 7, has just hit an important milestone: over 10,000 apps are now available from the Marketplace. Microsoft has managed to reach this impressive target in just four and a half months, faster than both Apple's iOS App Store and Google's Android Market managed, adding about 1,000 apps a week to its armory since the New Year. While...

Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update temporarily on hold

If there's anything Windows Phone 7 doesn't need, it's yet another botched update. And as much as the company would like to push the NoDo update, which will add copy and paste functionality to WP7 phones, it has been temporarily put on hold. In an official blog post, Microsoft's Eric Hautala explains that while the February pre-update was largely a success, the failures were a great source of...

Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for HTC HD7 makes unofficial debut

Got an HTC HD7 and an adventurous streak? If so, you can grab a ROM and flash your way into the ranks of early adopters of the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update. This, of course, is the update people were actually waiting for, since it adds copy and paste functionality to WP7. The ROM has been shared at XDA, and is intended for the European HTC HD7. Users in other regions aren't totally out of luck,...

Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies for Windows Phone 7 arrive April 6

Microsoft may have jumped the gun when it displayed an Angry Birds icon at the launch of Windows Phone 7, but it turns out that the hit game will be coming to Microsoft's newest mobile platform, and soon. According to a Microsoft blog post on the matter, Angry Birds and well as five other well-known games are all set to become available for WP7 starting on April 6. The other games are:...

Shopping List Manager for Windows Phone 7 organizes your grocery runs

The number of apps available for Windows Phone 7 is starting to climb sharply and we've seen more good apps of late, too -- not just soundboards and wrappers around mobile websites. If you're after a nice WP7 app to manage your grocery store excursions, check out Shopping Lists Manager. Create a list, add items, and you'll get a checklist to mark off items as you add them to your grocery...

Bricked phones force Microsoft to block WP7 update for Samsung devices

Microsoft has "identified a a technical issue with the Windows Phone update process" and summarily blocked Samsung WP7 phones from receiving the new patch. As we reported yesterday, the new update, which was meant to streamline future updates, bricked some Samsung Omnia phones. Microsoft has identified the issue, however, and is working quickly to push the update back out. It's not yet known...

First Windows Phone 7 update results in bricked Samsung phones

We didn't expect Microsoft's first global update for Windows Phone 7 go off without a snag, but several owners of Samsung WP7 devices are really regretting pushing the update button yesterday. The update has reportedly had trouble with the Omnia 7, resulting in bricked handsets or an updater which locks up before it completes. Microsoft is aware of the issues, and is currently working to resolve...

First Windows Phone 7 update updates update mechanism, no copy paste

If you've been waiting patiently for your Windows Phone 7 device to get copy and paste support, bad news: you're still going to be waiting after you install the update Microsoft is pushing today. The first Windows Phone 7 update brings changes which will pave the way for future updates -- by improving the way the operating system handles updates. And don't forget, for now you need the Zune...

Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 (and a 3D version!) confirmed

A mobile platform just isn't a mobile platform without Angry Birds nowadays. While its absence from the Marketplace might not be your biggest gripe about Windows Phone 7, we're fairly certain users are nevertheless peering enviously at their friends' iOS, Android, and webOS devices. Your wait may be coming to an end soon, however. Pocket Lint has confirmed that Rovio is indeed bringing Angry...

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac hits the App Store

Unveiled back in October of 2010, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store. Amazingly, visiting that link in your Web browser won't force a divide by zero error. While we still find Windows Phone 7 and OS X to be strange bedfellows, those of you who need to sync your photos, music, videos, and podcasts from iTunes will find the...

Microsoft shows off Windows Phone 7 Kinect integration at MWC

Windows Phone 7 is set to combine with Kinect for some novel control elements for Xbox gaming. Microsoft has been pushing greater and greater device integration ever since the success of the Xbox platform. Windows Phone 7 has already been bestowed with Xbox Live integration, but now it seems as if Microsoft is trying to leverage its two newest technologies to bring together some intriguing gaming...

Windows Phone 7 update to bring Twitter and SkyDrive integration, webOS style multitasking

The way webOS handles task switching -- via its card interface -- is one of my favorite features of Palm/HP's mobile OS. Microsoft seems to like it, too, at least that's what we assume since the Windows Phone 7 multitasking update will bring a very similar experience. In the image above, you can see a zoomed-out display of all currently running apps, which you'll be able to flick through and tap...