Windows Phone Daily Posts Teaser Shots of The Upcoming Update to 4th & Mayor

Windows Phone Daily has posted some teaser screenshots of the upcoming v3.0 update to 4th & Mayor, the Foursquare app alternative for the platform.  According to the article, the new version was submitted to Microsoft on Sunday which means we could likely see this update this week in Marketplace.

The article states…

With many users clamoring for a Mango-compatible version Jeff Wilcox, the developer of the app and Microsoft’s Development Lead on Windows Phone, has posted a few teasers for version 3.0 of the client.

Check out the screenshots over at at the site.  You can also follow the developer of 4th & Mayor, Jeff Wilcox, on Twitter.


ChevronWP7 Back Online to Developer Unlock Your Windows Phone

It has been about a week since the development team at ChevronWP7 stopped selling their unlocking tokens due to a bug that they discovered in their latest update.  As of this morning however things appear to be back to normal.

ChevronWP7 is a service that allows you to Developer Unlock (or as it is known in the Android world, “root”) your Windows Phone 7 device.  Why would you want to do this?  It allows you to “side load” applications outside of Marketplace to bring functionality or features to your phone which are not approved by Microsoft.  This is also a great tool for developers to try out their apps on a phone before submitting it to Microsoft for approval.

To Developer Unlock your Windows Phone, you will need a token from ChevronWP7 which is $9 per phone.  You will also need to sign up with your Windows Live account that you use on your Windows Phone and will need a PC to download and run the application required to actually unlock the device.

Is ChevronWP7 for everyone?  No, of course not.  If you are not comfortable with this process then stay away.  It is very much for advanced users.

Check out more information on the ChevronWP7 site.


[Updated] AT&T Updates myWireless App for Windows Phone

For those of you on AT&T Wireless, the Dallas-based carrier has released a major and much needed update to their myWireless app for Windows Phone.  I say it was much needed because frankly, the first release was so buggy and provided such little information when it did run that the app was useless.  That is not the case any longer.

The new 2.0 version brings significant stability to the app along with providing more granular information about your billing, minutes and data usage.  Plus you can pay your bill and review the features that you have set on your AT&T account.

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Pin Twitter Search Results to Your Start Screen

There are a lot of benefits to the Mango update for Windows Phone, one of which is the ability to pin all types of information to your Start screen.  While the app being used has to support this behavior, generally most apps that have been updated for Mango do, which gives you a lot of flexibility in getting information you need right in front of you.

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Get News How You Want It

Now that the site is back up and running, there are a variety of ways you can get all the latest postings from how you want it – RSS, Facebook or Twitter.

The quickest and easiest way to get connected is by tapping the respective chicklets at the top of any page here on the site.  But for those of you who like links, here you go:

All are free of course and all are updated the instant anything changes here on the site.
And as always a huge thank you to all of those who follow the site!

Windows Phone Inner Circle and Windows Phone Night Out Events Coming to a City Near You

Over the course of the next couple of weeks there are going to be several Windows Phone Inner Circle and Windows Phone Night Out events throughout the United States.  All of the details can be found on the Blog but here is a rundown of the events:

Inner Circle events, register here:

Tonight – Boston, Atlanta and Houston

November 16 – Philadelphia, and Charlotte

November 17 – Dallas, Nashville and Phoenix

November 21 – Seattle

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Review of The Insider App for Windows Phone

When Windows Phone 7 was release last year, along with the new Operating System and Phones came Marketplace, the on-device and now web based place for you to buy applications for your device.  At the time, the pickings in Marketplace were a bit thin but that has quickly changed.  Now there are over 35,000 apps in Marketplace and Windows Phone is quickly gaining the attention of developers worldwide.

One of the best apps, especially for those who are new to Windows Phone, is Insider, an app from Microsoft.  Insider brings a wealth of information to users as well as new and fresh content each month.  Late in October 2011 the app was updated to support Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) with better task-switching functionality and general stability improvements.  Insider provides users with five primary areas of information and content:  Tips, Apps, Games, Ringtones and Wallpapers.

Insider App Main Menu
Insider App Main Menu

To navigate to a section of the app, slide left or right in the app or tap the name of the section you want to visit.  Each of these are updated nearly on a daily basis with the notable exception being Ringtones which is updated about every month.  The best part about Insider is that it along with its content are free.

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