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    The Windows Phone App Marketplace keeps growing by the hundreds, and it's always great to seem some essential apps reach it. This time PayPal has brought their official client app to Windows Phone that provides almost every service and functionality that we find in its iOS and Android counterparts. You can send and receive money, administer your account and even access details on all the companies that have said yes to the "PayPal Here" service. Sadly you still can't snap a photo of your credit card to add it as a payment method to your account, but this is just version 1.0, so let's cut ...

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    If you have a Windows Phone and you like to be always connected to what's going on in the world, even while you're mobile, head over to the Marketplace and grab the official Wall Street Journal application -- that is if you have updated to Windows Phone 7.5 in order to continue accessing the Marketplace. With the application you'll get live news and on-demand video directly from 2,000 reporters across the globe. Instead of having text versions of the articles you will be able to watch video clips and select from a large list of topics. There are also Programs you can enjoy as well as a ...

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    On May 17th (this Friday), Microsoft will be closing down the Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.x. This was a pretty short-lived endeavor that made app purchasing and downloading a bit easier on the old Windows Mobile compared to having to manually download installation files, copy them to your device, and install them from there. You could easily access the Windows Mobile Marketplace both from the on-device app as well as the web browser. If you're still using a good old Windows Mobile classic device or think you may want to go back and use one someday, you may want to archive the ...

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    Everybody loves a bargain, right? Especially when it comes to smartphones, it doesn't get much better than inexpensive handsets -- or does it? From the consumer's perspective, low-priced hardware can be seen two ways: either it represents a good deal or, sometimes, simply a cheap and low-quality product. Certain brands go out of their way to avoid the appearance of being cheap and mass market, even if it means lower sales on higher margins: think Nokia sub-brand Vertu. Other companies, however, embrace the low-cost model, hoping to make their money on volume -- although perhaps at the ...

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    Watch today's Windows Phone View as we wrap-up all this week's Good and Bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we talk about the Nokia Lumia 800 being launched in Europe and certain enhancements to the Nokia Music app. We later go through our hands-on videos of the Nokia Lumia 800 and our full review of the Samsung Focus S. We then go through the recent milestone reached by the Windows Phone Marketplace of 40,000 apps, and where things are going with the Nokia-Microsoft partnership. We go through some recent rumors we discovered about the possible Nokia ...

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    Have you been running into problems lately downloading apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace? Some users have been running into an issue where, time and time again, downloads fail, reporting error "c101b001". What could be causing it, and what can you do about it? Sadly, we don't have very definite answers to either of those questions, though there's hope for the latter. One of the better theories going around was that this could be related to some temporary Marketplace maintenance. While that sounded plausible at first, the issue has been continuing for at least week in the case of some ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone View as we wrap up all this week's good and bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we begin by talking about the recent Microsoft Windows Phone launch event in New York City and our impressions on the second generation Windows Phones coming in the near future. We later talk more about Nokia, a Champagne phone leak that we discovered, our thoughts on an LTE Nokia Lumia 800 and other hacked benefits we just received from the partnership. We then go through the new Tango Video Chat service we recently covered, and we later ...

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    We don't think of Windows Phone as having the same app piracy problems that affect Android and iOS, but the platform is far from immune. In an effort to halt piracy in its tracks, Microsoft intends to implement a new encryption protocol for XAP packages, as revealed to Ars Technica during a discussion on ChevronWP7 issues. So far, the lack of public unlocking tools has limited the ability of Windows Phone users to make non-Marketplace installs, acting as a big roadblock against piracy. With the arrival of the cheap new ChevronWP7 unlock process, it seems that Microsoft is starting to show ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone View as we wrap up all that's Good and Band inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we start by going through the new possible benefits all of us may get by the Nokia and Microsoft partnership, since it seems we'll get Nokia Maps for free very soon, no matter what Windows Phone you carry. Microsoft has also unveiled a new Marketplace Extra service that allows you to discover apps just like our weekly show, the Windows Phone App Roundup. We talk about Adam Lein's recent review of the T-Mobile HTC Radar 4G that ended up ...

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    If you're on the journey many of us have to begin at some point of our lives, and that we all call a Diet, you're in for a treat. LIVESTRONG.COM's Calorie Tracker will be sold free on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace all through the rest of August 2011, and this could be your chance on having the right tools to deal with your diet every day. The app currently holds 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews, so there's really no reason for you to not give it a permanent try and see if it fits your needs. According to the Press Release: The Calorie Tracker lets you look up or track your daily caloric, ...

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    Update: the Market comparison shown here turns out to be the new Google Market skin which, for some unknown reason, appeared on this device out of the box vs the original unboxed device. While Verizon still has some of it's bloatware installed, overall the Droid 3 from Motorola runs smoothly and efficiently. Bing has not been installed by default, and you can even remove some of the 3rd-party default apps. As for Motorola's mini-Blur? It's stable, easy to use, and snappy - which for basic Android users is going to be a big plus. The Motorola Droid 3 is available from Verizon for $199 with ...

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    One of the things that Google got really right with the Android Market is the full-featured web presence the store maintains. Even if you're nowhere near your smartphone, you can easily browse, purchase, and send apps to your phone, without the need for any special software on the PC. Microsoft appears to have taken note, as the company has revealed that one of the many changes coming to its Windows Phone 7 platform with the release of Mango will be the addition of a web-based Windows Phone Marketplace. The Marketplace will complement existing WP7 app discovery tools like Bing's Visual ...

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    All the companies behind app stores have differing views on what should and shouldn't be allowed from apps that developers submit for inclusion. Just where Microsoft draws the line in what content it allows in the Windows Phone Marketplace is currently being tested, with the case of an app that finds random images on Twitter. Imagewind lets you view random pics, pulling them from what's recently been tweeted about. Obviously, with a fully random selection, some of the time the app will deliver images that some users find objectionable. After letting the app go up for sale, last week ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will entertain, help you translate a foreign language, and burn stuff in a simple puzzle game. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 device just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app. Dailymotion – A free application Dailymotion is a ...

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    Last week we caught wind of some potentially annoying developments regarding how Amazon would employ Digital Rights Management to protect apps in its upcoming Android Appstore against casual piracy. While there was plenty of ambiguity in the explanation Amazon had provided, a worst-case scenario could have seen mandatory DRM on all apps sold through the store, and a requirement to validate the apps whenever launched, necessitating the presence of a data connection. We can breathe a sigh of relief now, as Amazon has clarified how its system will work, and it no longer sounds like a ...

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