Not everybody in the world will have a Windows Phone, so how do you share content from your smartphone? You could use the built-in sharing and transmit your details (through email, phone messaging, or anything else you have installed), or you could go for a more interesting solution and use the QR Code application, Square.
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One of the essential tools for any enthusiast, blogger or journalist, is RSS feed reading. Google Reader is one of the most popular online readers, which many smartphone users require an app for. That's just what we have for Windows Phone 7 with Nextgen Reader. This app has been actively supported, with regular updates and user interface improvements. So it's definitely a good investment. For more details and to find out if it’s the tool for you – read on.
New this month in the Windows Marketplace is Cyclocomp, a tracking application aimed at cyclists - but joggers, runners, and other mobile fitness fans could find some value in here. It's a nice piece of code, that does the job of tracking where you cycle and for how long, but it's missing a few tricks in terms of functionality, and I'm struggling to find enough confidence in the application to commit to it.
The Nokia Lumia 800 was a landmark device. While there were many Windows Phone 7 devices before it, it was Nokia's first product after the partnership with Microsoft, and its unibody design was the first Windows Phone 7 device to really capture the attention of the technology press. As such, our in-depth review series has examined all aspects of the device, and has in some ways been as much a review of Windows Phone 7 as it has been the Lumia 800 itself. We now pull everything together to summarise each review section and close by each member of the AAWP team passing verdict.
Following our review of the Picture Hub on the Nokia Lumia 800 (and other Windows Phone 7 devices), we now turn our attention to the Music + Video Hub. This is where Windows Phone 7 collates all of its multimedia content. This mostly accounts for the music, videos, and podcasts, synchronised via the Zune desktop application, but you'll also find all of your related applications, such as streaming content - including our own AAWP application. Read on as we get in-depth with the Music + Video Hub and take you on a tour of what Windows Phone 7 Mango and the Nokia Lumia 800 have to offer for your multimedia needs.
Perhaps we take it as a given now, but the amount of sensor technology in your phone opens a huge number of avenues for useful and 'smart' applications. Finding ways to use the GPS and that big fat data connection has been something developers have been exploring for the last few years, but sometimes the simplest solutions are the most attractive applications. Step forward Traveline Scotland, with a wealth of public transport information.
Nokia Trailers, available exclusively for Nokia's Lumia devices, is an app for easily streaming, downloading and sharing trailers for current and upcoming films. Thanks to a beautifully designed Metro interface and a well thought out feature set, it has the kind of great user experience that every app should aspire too.
Continuing in our series of in-depth reviews of all aspects of the Lumia 800, this time we're looking at the Picture Hub, which is universal to all Windows Phone 7 Mango device. The Picture Hub brings together all of the photos saved to, and captured by, your device. In addition, it brings all of the photographs and imagery in your social networks togeether in one cohesive user experience, along with affording you the ability to share your own photos, and more. This is our definitive, and universal, guide to this part of the operating system.
Joining the ranks of news websites with their own Windows Phone applications is Time. While Time Mobile doesn't break any new ground in presentation, the strong content and ethos of the weekly news magazine shines through in the content of this application. The UI needs a bit of love and attention, but I can just about forgive that for a first release.
In this part of our in-depth Nokia Lumia 800 review, we take a break from the device and look at the online services offered by Microsoft to all Windows Phone devices. Many people probably don't realise that when they log into WindowsPhone.com not only can they reinstall applications from a list of everything they've ever tried, but they can even find or remotely wipe a lost device. The marketing focus on live tiles tends to miss out the mundane but consummately useful features behind Windows Phone 7.