Twitter App for Windows Phone Gets Another Update

For the second time in less than a week, Twitter has released an update to their official app for Windows Phone.  What it contains is… well, that’s actually a good question.  I have no idea what it fixes, changes or adds to the app and frankly it doesn’t seem anyone else does either.  I’ve asked fellow bloggers at different Windows Phone sites if they have seen anything new since the release earlier in the week and none have been able to find anything new.  I can only assume it is a bug fix of some type.

What I do know is that this 2nd release still doesn’t support Live tiles or does it allow you to pin things like your Timeline or Mentions onto your Start screen.  It does support task switching in Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) but that seems to be the only thing that it does support in the new OS at this point.

You can get Twitter in the Marketplace at this link.

By-the-way, if you need Live tile support check out Hidden Pineapple’s Rowi.  Rowi is $2.99 in the Marketplace and was recommended to me by my friend Johan over at Mobility Minded.  It is great and having had a glimpse at the beta, it is only going to get better.  Well worth the price.  You can get Rowi at this link and can follow Rowi on Twitter at @rowiapp

HTC Titan in AT&T Stores in Limited Quantities

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The new HTC Titan Windows Phone hit the AT&T online store yesterday and is expected to be in AT&T retail stores today.  If you are wanting to check it out in person though, call ahead.  All indications are that there will be a limited number of the phones available.  This is mainly due to the low production of the devices but also AT&T is likely hedging their bets a little so they do not end up with mass inventory in their stores.

I would also recommend that you call on AT&T owned stores, not authorized resellers.  The authorized stores likely will not have the phones at all unless that is your only option in your city.

To find the closest AT&T store to you, go to http://www.bing.com/local and search AT&T

If you want to order online, you can click the AT&T logo below.

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4th & Mayor Foursquare App for Windows Phone Gets Major Update

The wait is finally over!  Jeff Wilcox, the Microsoft employee who has developed the Foursquare app 4th & Mayor for Windows Phone has released version 3.0 of the popular app.  The new version supports all the fun things Mango brings to Windows Phone including Live Tiles and the ability to pin friends, yourself and even a quick check-in tile to your Start screen.

4th & Mayor requires that you have a Foursquare account, which is free.  The app itself is also free.

A full review of 4th & Mayor will be coming later this week.

HTC Titan Windows Phone Now Available at AT&T

AT&T is now officially offering the new HTC Titan on their website.  This has been a much anticipated offering from both HTC and AT&T as one of the top “2nd Generation” Windows Phones available on the market.  The Titan sports a massive 4.7″ display, 1.5GHz processor, 8MP Rear Camera and 1.3MP Front Camera, 16GB of storage (just over 12GB is user accessible) and is only 10mm thick.  It is impressive!

The Titan is $199.99 with a 2 year contract and requires a minimum data plan as well from AT&T.  If you want to buy the phone without a contract you can do so for $549.99.

Click the AT&T logo below to go to the AT&T Wireless Site to check out the Titan and other Windows Phone powered devices they offer.

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AT&T Announces Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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So this is interesting…. AT&T has announced some of the deals they are going to have coming up next Friday, Black Friday, through Cyber Monday.  Some of these deals are going to be HUGE.

Friday November 25th
(Black Friday)
Touchscreen devices starting at $.01* Samsung Galaxy Tab (Refurbished) deal.
Saturday November 26th Pick Your OS Sale – Devices start at $.01*
Sunday November 27th $.01* Online Exclusive Devices Sale
Monday November 28th
(Cyber Monday)
$.01* Device Sales Rotating every 3 Hours

 

If you are going to be looking for a new Windows Phone for yourself or a family member, Friday & Saturday next week are going to be the days to watch.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from AT&T!

Pocketnow.com Reviews The Samsung Focus S

The Pocketnow.com team is the latest to weigh in with a review of the Samsung Focus S.  The extensive review covers all aspects of the latest Windows Phone offering from Samsung and includes a huge number of device shots, a couple of videos and some good photo comparison shots from the Focus S and other Windows Phones.

The 4.3-inch screen is absolutely gorgeous, the speed increase is extremely welcome in the processor intensive games, and the camera works very nicely. The excellent battery life is sure to make your Android and iPhone friends jealous as well.

Check out the full review over at Pocketnow.com

How To Take Screenshots on Windows Phone 7.5

Over the course of the past couple of days I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my reviews here the site and from Tweets I’ve posted regarding screenshots.  Usually they are along the lines of, “How did you take your screenshots?”

Natively, Windows Phone does not have a way to take screenshots.  It is a huge (underline, underline, bold, bold) problem, especially for those of us who blog.  After all, I’d like to provide you screenshots, not device shots of a particular screen.  They look better!  Fortunately there is an easy way to do this and I’ll show you in this How To.

Here is what you will need:

  • A Windows PC running Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit is fine)
  • The Windows Phone 7.1 SDK (Free)
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • A Windows Live ID
  • $9 to get an unlock token from ChevronWP7
  • Screen Capture v3 from XDA Developers