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Matt Lacey02/10/12
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So I Was Wrong: Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Will Share Core

Matt Lacey provides his insight on the recent announcement that Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will share the Windows NT kernel.

Maarten Struys02/09/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 9

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone app from start to finish. In this post, he talks about adding a Secondary Tile to the application.

Jerry Nixon02/09/12
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Give Your Windows Phone App the Finger!

Jerry Nixon provides a great link to an article written by colleague Sam Stokes, and also offers his own take on the task of dragging items in Windows Phone.

Dhananjay Kumar02/09/12
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Save Camera Captures in Media Library for Windows Phone

This simple tutorial will show you how to save pictures taken with your camera phone directly to the Media Library to help save storage space on your Windows Phone.

Maximiliano Firtman02/08/12
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Detailed Overview of Chrome for Android

It’s that time of the year again when the mobile web ecosystem changes. Google Chrome Beta for Android was released and it appears as the future replacement of Android Browser. I’ve made a deep analysis on the browser HTML5 compatibility and the comparison with Safari on iOS and Android Browser and I’ll show in this post my results.

Tony Siciliani02/08/12
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Android Interface Definition Language (AIDL) and Remote Service

To allow one application to communicate with another running in a different process, Android provides an implementation of Inter-Process Communication through the Android Interface Definition Language (AIDL).

Maarten Struys02/08/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 8

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone app from start to finish. This post continues his previous discussion of Fast Application Switching and Tombstoning by trying to exactly restore a page after the application returns from the background.

Alessandro Giorgetti02/08/12
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Cut the Cable: Configuring WebMatrix/IIS Express to work with WP7 on Windows 7

After growing tired of having his WP7 device connected to the USB cable in order to surf websites and use services hosted on his development machine, Giorgetti Alessandro decided to find a better way. In this post, he'll take you step-by-step through this process using only IIS Express/WebMatrix and his WP7 device.

Francesco De Vittori02/08/12
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Correcting Pinch Zoom in Silverlight for Windows Phone

Pinch zooming is one of those things that look incredibly simple until you actually try to implement them. At that point you realize it hides quite a number of intricacies that make it hard to get it right. If you tried to implement pinch zooming in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 you probably know what I’m talking about.

Eric Genesky02/07/12
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LibreOffice to Go Mobile

Michael Meeks suggests how cross-platform code sharing and other innovative features will set the mobile/cloud version of LibreOffice apart from its predecessors and competitors.

Francesco De Vittori02/07/12
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WP7 Icons Quick and Undirty

An unexpectedly time consuming part of Windows Phone 7 development are icons. As a developer with some occasional design inspirations I found Expression Blend to be the perfect tool to generate WP7 graphics.

Ben Forta02/07/12
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Backbone.js And PhoneGap Sample App

See an elegant example of a mobile application built using Backbone.js and PhoneGap. You can download the source code, the APK and the iOS or Android project files.

Maarten Struys02/07/12
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MessageBox, Navigation and Application Life Cycle

Maarten Struys explains his solution for a NavigationFailed event raised by clicking the phone's Start button while MessageBox is visible and running with the debugger attached. Looking deeper into the problem, Maarten realized the call to the NavigationService caused the problem, and shows you how to protect the Navigate Method, and another option involving Guide.BeginShowMessageBox.

Andrea Haubner02/07/12
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Creating an Animation in Expression Blend

Andrea Haubner continues her tutorial on Creating a Windows Phone app using Expression Blend. In this article, she explains the process of creating a simple animation for your application.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen02/06/12
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Windows Phone Local Database tip: Exploring multiple UPDATEs and rowversion impact

In this article, Erik explains how multiple UPDATE operations can be executed in the context of SQL Compact in a Windows Phone application.