Friday, October 28, 2011

Hit that Reset

Ever since I got my WP7, i've been tinkering with it. Installing lots of app in the marketplace just to see how far can I push the platform. It held itself pretty well untill recently where I felt the scrolling in apps and app-switching was just not good enough. I must admit I forced NoDo and a lot of other updates in between before Mango which also I did not wait for an official push so I am guessing somewhere somehow things got corrupted. I am not a big fan of factory reset unless I am selling one of my devices but today I decided I should go for it (also because my primary phone is iPhone so it wouln't hurt). I took the necessary backups and then boom. I am amazed how responsive the phone is now. It's almost like I bought a new phone. Super smooth. I also noticed how the unofficial update to Mango did not bring some of the stuff like Local Scout and Vision in Bing search. I am enjoying this a lot now. New born WP7.

Edit: Also I noticed my battery life has significantly increased from 8-9 hours to well about 15-17 hours per day. Not bad considering it has a huge 4.3" screen.

If you want to do a factory reset, it's simple. Just go to Settings> about and there is a reset button. It will warn you twice before flushing it.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Toggle Apps

WP7 natively does not have a way to pin shortcuts for quick access to things like wifi, bluetooth, data connection etc. but thankfully three apps on the marketplace helps you achieve these most needed actions and they are absolutely free.

-WP Shortcut Tiles
-Network Dashboard

Each of them are able to do the desired but after having used all, I'd say Network Dashboard and WP Shortcuts Tiles are probably the finest of them all. All of them also provide Live Title status of your connection. Handy stuff.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Test blog from WP7

Testing BloghuB app on WP7.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Windows Phone Feature Suggestions

Microsoft is taking WP7 seriously and why should it not, it has the potential to be a great platform (if it's not already). The WP7 team is collecting feedback on the most desired features one would like to see and would be great if everyone could just vote or add a feature you see as a must. More the merrier.

Head on and vote on an existing suggestion or add one of your own:

Edit: You can vote on my suggestion here:

SIP is so required. Almost all of Nokia's E-series (Symbian) and even the Nokia N900 (Maemo) has native support for SIP so it's only just that WP7 incorporates this if it wants to stand against the mighty iOS and Droids.