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Dell Venue Pro Receiving Windows Phone 7 Update “Copy and Paste” Starting Today

Dell Venue Pro Receiving Windows Phone 7 Update “Copy and Paste” Starting Today

In addition to a Windows Phone 7 update, users of the Dell Venue Pro will be being sent a separate update for the handset that will provide additional enhancements and fixes. There's no ETA on this update, but the WP7 update is indeed rolling out to users today, March 31, 2011. This update is known as "Copy and Paste" and will continue to be released in a phased fashion over the next few weeks.

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Microsoft boosts free Windows Phone app submission allowance to 100

Microsoft boosts free Windows Phone app submission allowance to 100

Microsoft continues to lavish developers with freebies in the hope of boosting Windows Phone development, with the latest tidbit a dramatic increase in the number of free app submissions they can make to the Windows Phone Marketplace. As first revealed by ChevronWP7 developer Rafael Rivera, and later confirmed in the Windows Phone Marketplace Developer Newsletter, Microsoft has boosted free submissions from five to 100.

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Microsoft May Allow More Open-Source Apps In Windows Phone Marketplace Later On

Microsoft May Allow More Open-Source Apps In Windows Phone Marketplace Later On

A Microsoft spokesperson just confirmed that the company is considering allowing more open-source licensed apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace. The response was in light of inquiries about their most recent Application Provider Agreement which bans a majority of open-source apps licensed under the GNU GPLv 3, GNU Affero General Public License version 3, the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3, and "any equivalents to the foregoing."

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The Daily Slash: December 3 2010

The Daily Slash: December 3 2010

Wow what a freaking wild day - phones exploding, 'Splosions being announced, and we get announced to a [Google Chrome event] for next week! This really gets me pumped up. Events are the best. There's breakfast there. Also today we get our hands on a [ONA Union Street Camera and Messanger bag], review a [simplehuman sensor can] (for electronic garbage tossing!), and scream like little girls over the Android release of Pocket God. There's a new smart gun announced for use by US troops in Afghanistan and KISS re-releases their epic coffin line (coincidence?) Philip Berne writes an epic take on [Hannukah and the Hobby Lobby], and NOOKcolor has an SDK released for developers.

All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Pocket God App Available Now on Android, Soon for Windows Phone 7

Pocket God App Available Now on Android, Soon for Windows Phone 7

Hooray for adventures. This is the first time Bolt Creative or Ngmoco have created a non-iOS application, and they're teamed up to bring that ever-so-popular game about crushing to both Android and Windows Phone 7 smartphones. It's like Sim City for the futuristic world of now, played with pygmies! They've even got a blog where they let you know about all their ventures into things like action figures and double rainbows, and now YOU TOO, you Android peoples, can be a part of this fun world, hooray!

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No Windows Phone 7 App Hub royalties until Feb 2011 latest in developer woes

No Windows Phone 7 App Hub royalties until Feb 2011 latest in developer woes

Microsoft has supposedly told Windows Phone 7 developers that they won't see any App Hub payments for paid-app sales until February 2011, according to coder Justin James, while the absence of any download feedback or analytics is leaving developers uncertain whether to continue investing in their software. Nicholas Yu, who created a Google Voice app for WP7 called GoVoice, has complained that responding to the number one feature request from users - push notifications - would require server investment that, with the limited tools Microsoft makes available, he cannot currently judge worthwhile.

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The Daily Slash: November 12 2010

The Daily Slash: November 12 2010

First of all, everyone who is a Windows Phone 7 developer: watch out. You're going to want to take a look at this. For everyone else, hooray, what a fun day! Angry Birds is heading to Xbox LIVE arcade, PlayStation Network, and WiiWare, Galaxy Tab Flash turns out to be quite the dish, and Wired shows it's tatas. Finally, we decide whether Facebook e-mail makes sense or not and we get a DROID PRO in the mail to unbox and put our HANDS ON.

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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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