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Monday, March 14, 2011

Krashlander Shows Success of Free Apps

Posted by Danny Simmons in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:30 PM

"It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Krashlander for Windows Phones and since the free/ad supported version has been released it's shot up to 14th in all games and 29th for all apps even though it was only released on February 23. It's already exceeded 1,000,000 ad impressions though. Beyond that, it's showing the power of free."

Many developers are reaping the benefits of ad-supported free applications. The ads are non-obtrusive to the user, and proving to be profitable for developers. I call that a win-win. Now that Microsoft has upped the number of free applications per developer, will we see more developers succeeding with this formula? Oh yeah, also check out Krashlander if you get a chance...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Top Free Apps In The Marketplace

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Software" @ 02:00 PM,281...,2366257,00.asp

If you are tired of hearing all of your friends using that other smartphone platform talking about all of the cool free apps they have, you should check out this article at PC Magazine. It breaks down the top 5 free apps in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile application store. What's your favorite free app(s) in the Marketplace?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Jump Start Live Meeting Open For Registration

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 08:30 AM

"Join us on July 20 2010 at 8.00 am PDT (What time is this in my region?) for an three-hour Office Live Meeting broadcast. Windows Phone 7 promises to be an amazing mobile phone operating system given its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. This course is organized into four virtual instructor-led sessions that are of 3-hour duration. They will be presented by forthcoming MS Press authors and MVP's, Andy Wigley and Rob Miles. It will provide developers a jump start for developing Windows Phone 7 applications. Labs will be completed offline with office hour access to the instructors."

Developers may want to check out these Windows Phone 7 Jump start live meetings being held in just under a week. Looks like a good opportunity to get a jump start, meaning if you've been putting off learning about WP7, now's a great time to catch up!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Screen Off Blanks Your Phone's Screen

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:00 AM

Sometimes you may want to turn your screen off to save battery life without turning the device off. If that is the case, here is a free app that can do just that, called Screen Off.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free Phones At T-Mobile On June 19

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 AM

On June 19, T-Mobile is having the father of all father's day sales. Every single phone in stock will be free that day, free as in beer. If you've been eyeing the HD2 or anything else in T-Mobile's arsenal, mark that Saturday on your calendar!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Freebie: WebIS Pocket Informant

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Software" @ 12:12 AM

"Pocket Informant is designed as the most usable and powerful Calendar, Task, Contacts management software for your smartphone. Pocket Informant is the only full featured Personal Information Manager that provides an Agenda, Day, Week, and Month Views alongside powerful Task and Contact views. Journal your appointments, tasks, or contacts to store more detailed notes about each encounter or for time billing purposes. Assign category colors and icons so you can more easily see your appointments, tasks and contacts and see what you're doing this month."

Handango has made a paid app free for today only, and it's none other than the venerable Pocket Informant by WebIS. To claim your freebie, simply add the item to your cart, then apply the coupon code, FAF521, during checkout to bring the $19.99 total down to zero. Hurry! Because as of now, you have only just a little under 23 hours to grab it before it's too late.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Facebook Mobile Site With No Data Charges

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:00 AM

Facebook has launched a new site that for people in 45 countries using one of 50 carriers will not rack up any data charges. It is can be accessed at It is a low bandwidth site, like the current, but apparently the carriers will let Facebook site that begins with a "0" bypass the data counters. Presumably Facebook will pay the charges, or has worked out some sort of revenue sharing agreement based on advertising revenue.

I haven't seen a list of countries or carriers yet, but according to CNet, Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, India, and Turkey are included. France and the UK are on the roadmap. I guess for now, you'll need to check with your carrier to see if you qualify, unless someone here has found a complete list.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Start Developing a Windows 7 Phone App With These Two Free West Coast Events

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 10:30 AM

"It is time to get a jump-start on building apps for Windows Phone 7 with this FREE 2-day hands-on training event. This is your opportunity to learn how to build Silverlight or XNA applications that take advantage of the many Windows Phone 7 platform features. We added few more seats to these two FREE events"

Got some time later this month and want to learn more about developing Silverlight or XNA Apps for Windows Phone 7? Can you get to Seattle or Santa Clara? Then sign up for these free events! More details on the Windows Blog!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SpaceTime 4.0 Now Free!

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Software" @ 04:15 AM

"Move, zoom and rotate 2D, 3D and time graphs in real-time. Explore mathematical concepts in an innovative interface and write your own scripts in our powerful programming language. Solve limits, derivatives and integrals with MobileCAS®, the only computer algebra system with typesetting ever developed for Windows Mobile."

Last month, we reported on Pomegranate Software's generous decision to make SpaceTime 3.0 for Windows Mobile Standard a free download. Now they've gone a step further by doing the same with SpaceTime 4.0 for Windows Mobile Classic/Professional. This version is the latest available for Windows Mobile, though it will also be the last as it is now discontinued. Still, that doesn't make this any less of a great mathematics app, so head over to the SpaceTime web site and get downloading.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

SpaceTime 3.0 for Windows Mobile Standard: Now Free!

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Software" @ 07:30 PM

With SpaceTime 4.0 now available, the developers at Pomegranate Software have generously offered SpaceTime 3.0 for Windows Mobile Standard as a free download. So if you're toting such a device and want one of the best math apps out there, head on over to the SpaceTime web site, download a copy, and grab your free registration key. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Win 1 of 3 Pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM

We've got another great contest for you, and this time because it's an accessory that works with so many different products, it's a network-wide contest. The prizes? I'm giving away three pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones (MSRP $179.99 USD), courtesy of the generous folks at Shure. Our very own David Tucker reviewed this earphones back in September, and he loved them - so I'm sure the three winners will as well. The SE210's feature a noise-isolating sleeves that block 90 percent of the ambient noise, and the more noise you can block out, the more you can enjoy your tunes.

What do you have to do to win? Simply post a message in this discussion thread telling me which type of device (or devices) you'd use the headphones with. A Windows Mobile smartphone? A Zune? An iPod? An iPhone? A netbook or laptop? That's it - one post per person, and the contest closes on Tuesday the 15th of December at 12pm GMT -7. This contest is world-wide; I'll be shipping you the prizes myself.

Remember that all first posts in our system are held in moderation, so if this contest entry is your first post, please wait up to 48 hours before getting concerned if your post hasn't shown up yet - it will. Winners will be contacted via private forum message, so ensure that you have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

Let's see those entries!

UPDATE:The contest is now closed, and the three winners are GqSkrub, webguy248, and deenoo. Thanks to everyone for entering - it was great to see so many entries! And big thanks to SHURE for donating the prizes!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Screen Capture From Ilium Software

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 02:00 AM

Ilium Software has just released an update to their Screen Capture utility for Windows Mobile devices. I haven't downloaded it yet but I think this saves files in PNG format, which is quite a bit smaller than the old BMP format the previous version used. It is available for WinMo 5 and 6.x devices, both Professional and Standard. If you are still using WinMo 2003SE or earlier, you'll need to continue using the older version.

Just like the previous version, this one is free.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Astraware's Big Box of Blox Free This Month

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:30 AM

"Astraware and Digital Eel are excited to announce the release of Big Box of Blox for Symbian® S60® smartphones. This blox-stacking extravaganza is already available for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs. Big Box of Blox is a blox-stacking game taken to outrageous extremes! Players arrange the three-blox-high stacks as they fall. Match blox in groups of three or more, vertically or horizontally, to eliminate them - but that's not all! Don't just stack the blox. Smash them, blast them, mutate them or explode them in a shower of flames! Use special blox including jokers, bombs, frogs, mushrooms, fireballs and slot machines to clear the board before it reaches the top! As an introduction to this fantastic game, Club Astraware members can get Big Box of Blox FREE during July 2008. Existing Club Astraware members just need to log into their account to get their free copy of the game."

This month only, you can grab Astraware's Big Box of Blox for the wonderful price of 'free'. To download the game, all you have to do is log into your Club Astraware account, or register if you don't have one. It's available for both Windows Mobile Classic/Professional (Pocket PC) and Standard (Smartphone). Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New FindMe Location Sharing Service Keeps Friends Connected using Smartphones and Facebook

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Software" @ 01:37 PM

"Electric Pocket, developer of mobile media and media applications for Smartphones, today introduces FindMe for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices. FindMe enables users, their friends, family and colleagues to share their current locations automatically and securely through their BlackBerry or Windows Mobile Smartphones without needing GPS. FindMe offers the opportunity to “tag” commonly visited locations, such as home, office, soccer field or favorite bars and restaurants, and post those locations on their Facebook profiles."

This is probably one of the coolest applications I have seen come out in a while. There really isn't much to say on it as the program itself is pretty basic. In a nutshell, what you do is install a tiny application on your Windows Mobile device. This application grabs information about the cell tower that you are connected to and allows you to assign a tag to that location. Then the application uploads your current location to Facebook which in turn allows all of your friends to see where you are. The only downside of this application that I can see is it will make a bit harder to hide from those individuals that you do not want to hang out with.

If you're a Facebook user then I recommend giving FindMe a download to play around with this simple, yet fun, program.

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