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Chris Smith03/13/12
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How to Colorize Images Using Expression Blend

Timmy Kokke created this quick tutorial video for changing the color of images for Windows Phone 7 applications using Expression Blend 4 by replacing png images with a rectangle with an opacity mask.

Chris Smith03/13/12
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Folders for Full Unlocked and Rooted WP7 Devices

WindowsPhoneHacker put together this video previewing his Root Folder Application, a branch of the Folders Application for Full Unlocked or Rooted Windows Phones.

Chris Smith03/13/12
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WP7 Devices Will Not Upgrade to Windows Phone 8?

Rumors continue to swirl about the inevitable Windows Phone 8 release, and potential upgrades for Windows Phone 7 users. Chris Smith takes a look at some recent comments from Microsoft VP Terry Myerson...

Jörg Winterstein03/12/12
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Indie Game Developer Income Report - February 2012

Jörg Winterstein began his "indie-career" as a mobile game developer last year, and he's been providing some indie-developer income numbers in the hopes of inspiring his fellow developers. In this post, Jörg recaps his month of February as an indie-developer...

Alex Curylo03/12/12
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cocos2d vs. iPad 3

Alex Curylo explains that if you have a cocos2d iPad game out there, you might want to check it out with the iPad 3 simulator...NOW!

Michael Crump03/12/12
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Community MegaPhone Podcast Ep 33 with Michael Crump

Michael Crump was recently interviewed by Dane Morgridge and G. Andrew Duthie for their podcast titled “Community MegaPhone”. They talked for about an hour and a half on all things Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8.

Chris Smith03/12/12
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Tutorial: Developing a Windows Phone 7 Application in 25 Minutes

In this live tutorial-style demo, Reza Alizadeh, Architect Evangelist for Microsoft will walk you through building a Windows Phone 7 Plancast application that will leverage the Plancast public API.

Chris Smith03/12/12
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Developing Applications Using Microsoft's Metro for Windows Phone

Bryan Agnetta, Senior User Experience PM Lead at Microsoft, offers insight into developing applications using the Metro design language. Agnetta gives an overview of creating applications with Metro and discusses Microsoft's efforts to integrate its various brands into this one innovative platform.

Chris Smith03/11/12
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The Windows Phone Experience in Review

Bryan Agnetta, Senior User Experience (UX) PM Lead at Microsoft, gives a step-by-step review of the Windows Phone experience. Agnetta answers developers' questions regarding developing for the Metro UI and Windows Phone devices.

Maximiliano Firtman03/10/12
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What iOS 5.1 and the New iPad Mean for Web Developers

Max Firtman talks about the new iPad, with iOS 5.1. He's done the usual research and realized there aren't many new details...However, the new iPad retina display reminds Max of some web stuff we should be aware of while creating iPad web experiences.

Jevgeni Tšaikin03/10/12
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Another Way of Passing Values Between Windows Phone 7 Pages

Jevgeni Tšaikin presents another appropriate way for passing data from one page to another during the navigation by setting up destination page properties (or variables) within OnNavigatedFrom...

Raymond Camden03/10/12
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PhoneGap's File API

Explains the PhoneGap File API by example -- first isolating individual operations, then combining into a single, coherent whole app.

Matt Lacey03/09/12
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Help Make Tombstoning Easier for Everyone!

Matt Lacey originally built TombstoneHelper to try and make it easier to handle tombstoning in Windows Phone 7 apps, and while it covered some of the basics, Matt felt it didn't go as far as most people needed, still leaving many confused about how to handle tombstoning in an app. Matt is currently working on updating the TombstoneHelper library, and needs your help!

Ben Kepes03/09/12
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FeedHenry Powers Mobile Application on Cloud Foundry

Regarding the announcement by FeedHenry detailing their mobile platform as a service developed in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen03/09/12
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Windows Phone Local Database Tip: Working with Encrypted Database Files

SQL Server Compact on Windows Phone supports encryption of the database file. In this post, Erik Ejlskov Jensen explains that by specifying a password on the ConnectionString during encryption and subsequent openings, the contents of the database file will be encrypted...