Category Archives: Tips

Workaround for multiple Google calendars on Mango

Anthony Chu, the lead developer of Wonder Reader for Windows Phone, has posted a wonderful workaround for Windows Phone “Mango” users that wish to access multiple Google Calendars from the same account. As I’ve documented separately, this should be possible … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 workaround: Tasks integration

Windows Phone 7 offers excellent email, calendar and contacts integration for Exchange ActiveSync-type accounts (through the Outlook, Windows Live, and Google account types on the phone). But it doesn’t offer any tasks integration at all. A new third party app … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 workaround: Hidden Wi-Fi networks

HTC has released a Windows Phone 7 app that nicely overcomes one of this platform’s latest limitation: It can’t see hidden (non-broadcasted) Wi-Fi networks. Dubbed Hidden WiFi, this new app lets you add up to three new Wi-Fi access points … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 workaround: Over the air podcasts

As most readers of this blog know, Windows Phone 7 is an amazing but deeply flawed new mobile OS, with tons of missing features and bugs. Some were fixed in the first update, “NoDo,” while others will be fixed in … Continue reading

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Tip: Create transparent lock screen wallpapers for Windows Phone 7

The Phone 7 blog has a cool tip for creating transparent lock screen wallpapers for Windows Phone 7, though it comes with one major downside: The image has to be a PNG file as it can has a transparency channel. … Continue reading

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Tip: Enable Find My Phone

While Microsoft hasn’t provided Windows Phone users (yet?) with the full set of “MyPhone” features it previously provided to users of Windows Mobile 6.5, it does offer a free and excellent Find My Phone service that will help you recover … Continue reading

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Some tips for moving from iPhone to Windows Phone

Microsoft’s M3 Sweatt–not his real name? :)–has produced an interesting post aimed at helping iPhone users make the transition to Windows Phone. If I had had another month for the book, I would have spent much of it documenting phone … Continue reading

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