Windows Phone 7 Series

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Glitch Allows XAP Package Download: Viewable Application Source Code For All

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Glitch Allows XAP Package Download: Viewable Application Source Code For All

At this very moment, it is possible for any Joe Schmo to go over to Microsoft's server and download all of Windows Phone 7 XAP application packages without the need of a WP7 device or Zune Desktop software. This is possible because Zune software uses ATOM XML feed to grab application info, so it's just a matter of diving into the code to find the XAP package address and download it directly. Once you've got the XAP package of an application, you can simply unzip it and have your way with all of that app's assets and resources - including the source code of the app with the use of Reflector (a debugger for lots of nasty projects.)

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The Daily Slash: November 10 2010

The Daily Slash: November 10 2010

What a frajabulous day of revealing leaks, first looks, and yes, HAX. There were not one, but TWO sightings of Droid 2 functionalities in the wild. The myTouch 4G was blessed with a Permaroot, and that brand new Android-to-iPhone port was granted a no-computer install and activation. Then to rather peek-a-boo moments: a Sharp ISO1 Unboxing and a Hustler app for Android. Apple tops the holiday want-lists (is anyone surprised?), the SlashGear Pad and Quill iPad case giveaway winner is revealed, and Nintendo wants to own "It's On Like Donkey Kong!" All this and some lovely FEATURES coming your way today, on The Daily Slash!

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has Nearly 2,000 Apps and Games

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has Nearly 2,000 Apps and Games

This news is bigtime, especially considering the mark they set for themselves in Early October at only 1,000. Marketplace is now fully open to submissions from all of their 13,000 registered developers in 30 supporting markets. This is all certainly due in no small part to the program kicked off in early October encouraging developers to get to work creating lovely apps for WP7 devices worldwide.

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The Scoop on Microsoft’s 2010 Professional Developer Conference

The Scoop on Microsoft’s 2010 Professional Developer Conference

Welcome to the 2010 Professional Developer Conference, aka PDC, from whens we've got a few bits of info on Windows Phone 7 for you. PDC2010 was kicked off with a keynote speech by Steve Ballmer and Scott Guthrie that said some very nice things about Windows Phone 7's investment in the WP7 development community. They know that these developers can make or break the whole project, so they've done a few things to help them finish up their first round of WP7 apps: hint: free stuff.

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The Daily Slash: October 20th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 20th 2010

Welcome to one giant jungle cat of a Daily Slash, so wild and crazy I keep calling it the daily Slasher in my head. Two giant bits of news hit at once: the Back to the Mac event and the release of Windows Phone 7 handsets (hint: we've got three of em to look at!) Plus a whole torrent of other wonderful and fabulous bits of news that'd otherwise be big but was sort of CRUSHED by those two big guns. Shall we? Let's begin!

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Windows Phone 7 Handsets Released into the Wild in New Zealand

Windows Phone 7 Handsets Released into the Wild in New Zealand

As you may well know, at any given point in the day, it's late enough in the day that it's already a completely different day on the other side of the world. Right now, it's October 21st in New Zealand, which can mean one one thing: there's a dude who has seen Lord of the Rings more than 50 times, and now he is able to purchase a Windows phone 7 handset. He is so very happy about this, and the people selling it to him seem joyous as well.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Series is Missing Copy and Paste

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Series is Missing Copy and Paste

It can't be all rosy, now can it? Despite the plethora of news coming out of MIX10 yesterday, we were definitely expecting some kind of shade to come over the glowing press the mobile Operating System was getting. Here it is, folks. It looks like Microsoft is not including Copy and Paste into the Windows Phone 7 Series suite of features. We know, we know. This sounds brutally reminiscent of another company's antics over the past couple years, but let's not look at it like that.

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Microsoft Interview Explains Development Process, Applications, and Updates

Microsoft Interview Explains Development Process, Applications, and Updates

There's no doubt that with the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, that things are changing for Microsoft in the mobile market. They've decided to revamp everything, and that means the development process is getting a major face-lift as well. While they're hoping that the main stay of developers from previous version of Windows Mobile will stick around, they also want to make it perfectly clear that new developers can take full advantage of the new Silverlight development process. In the interview we conducted, we learned that Microsoft agrees with everyone else, in that the development process is just as important as the hardware and software, to the survival and success of Windows Phone 7 Series. We also learned how applications will be distributed, upgraded, and everything else in between. Oh, and we find out that some dreams are certainly going to be dashed.

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LG, ASUS, and Samsung Windows Phone 7 Series Devices Get Photographed

LG, ASUS, and Samsung Windows Phone 7 Series Devices Get Photographed

It had to happen eventually. There's no telling how many devices are in production right now that are going to eventually run Windows Phone 7 Series, but we can certainly tell how many there are right now, at least. Up until about a month ago, we thought we were just seeing about two devices, the ASUS manufactured hardware that's been running the Windows Phone 7 Series software every time we've seen it since the official announcement, and the LG manufactured device that appeared a few weeks ago. But now, as we detailed earlier, Samsung has joined the game.

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Seesmic Interview Offers Hands-On Time With Seesmic for Windows Phone 7 Series

Seesmic Interview Offers Hands-On Time With Seesmic for Windows Phone 7 Series

Twitter is one of those applications that has to be included on your phone, one way or another. And now that we're fully submersed in the world of application markets, Twitter clients are some of the most downloaded apps out there. Seesmic is one of those applications. The application has become synonymous with the micro-blogging service, and there's definitely nothing wrong with that. We went ahead and got some face time with the two biggest names in Seesmic's development process, Loic Le Meur and Mathieu Thouvenin, and we were lucky enough to receive some detailed information about Silverlight, and what it means for Seesmic.

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Windows Phone 7 Series Game Hub Video Demonstration

Windows Phone 7 Series Game Hub Video Demonstration

The tiles on the Start screen of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series is one of those features that we just can't get enough of. Aside from the fact that they're interchangeable and customizable, you've also got the mix of live Hubs in there that just make them all the more interesting. In the case of the Game Hub, this live tile is always connected to your Xbox LIVE profile, which allows for your LIVE Avatar to pop his or her head up every once in awhile, just to let you know they're stuck in there.

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