While we are still awaiting patiently for HTC to release the desktop cradle (or should I say "become widely available"?) for the HTC Titan and Radar Windows Phones, a few third party vendors have release their version of the cradle. The Mobi Products Desktop Cradle is offered over at the WPCentral Accessory Store for both Windows Phones and we recently took one out for a test drive with the Titan.
MyWalk is a simple app for your Windows Phone that tracks your exercise walks. But the app goes a little further than simply tracking your walks. Your walking efforts are presented accumulatively daily and as you walk about, you can monitor calories burned. MyWalk tracks your walking exercises by location services and by your Windows Phone motion sensors.
You'll need to choose if you're walking indoors or out and from there, all you need to do is walk.
Phototastic is a nice little photography app for your Windows Phone that lets you create photo collages or apply a series of borders and effects to your photos. You can create collages from twenty four templates and apply such effects as a photo booth film strip or Polaroid border to your pictures.
You can apply Phototastic's effects to newly captured images or choose a photo already in your Pictures Hub to customize. Phototastic supports sharing your creations through Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and Photobucket. Overall, Phototastic isn't a shabby little photography app and can give your pictures a little pop.
Sleep is one of the many sound generators available over at the Windows Phone Marketplace designed to help you relax and fall asleep easier. And we all know that a good night's sleep is essential for good health and fitness.
Curious what the weather patterns are like in Atar, Mauritania? Well there's a Windows Phone weather app that will tell you the weather stats for more than 26,000 cities world wide. Weather Stats published by Kitya is an app that will provide you with available weather stats on that particular location. Weather Stats comes in handy if you're traveling and need to know what type of weather you're in store for.
Here's a painfully difficult, yet challenging, game for your Windows Phone. Marble Slalom Free is a nicely animated game for your Windows Phone where you have to navigate a marble through a wickedly evil slalom course.
I say "wickedly evil" in that the slalom courses are not just a bunch of flag sticks that you navgigate around. You do have the flag sticks (or red dots in this game) but you also have pinball bumpers, holes, and other obstacles that will actively hinder your progress.
Don't get me wrong. Marble Slalom Free is a nice game for your Windows Phone but it's not for the faint of heart.
Here's a short take on a new app for your Windows Phone. Cool Camera is a camera app that gives you an alternative to the native camera app. Cool Camera is a decent camera app for your Windows Phone with some very nice features. Not sure if it can overtake the native camera app on your Windows Phone but it's worth a try to decide for yourself.
While Nokia Lumia Windows Phones have taken center stage, the company released a rather interesting Bluetooth Headset. The Nokia Luna is a compact headset that is being offered in five colors and offers NFC support.
While Windows Phones lack NFC support (for the time being) the Luna still is a nice hands free option to consider.
Amazing Weather is one of the best looking weather apps available for your Windows Phone. But it's not just a pretty picture.
Amazing Weather present you with an abundance of weather information from current conditions to weekly forecasts to radar images. Amazing Weather is powered by wunderground.com and if you're looking for a nice looking, informative weather app, it's worth a try.
Looking to track your weight loss? Want a simple solution to use on your Windows Phone? Take a look at the Windows Phone app Weight Tracker.
Weight Tracker is a simple, straight forward app to track your weight loss and chart your progress towards your targeted weight. It's a handy way to track your progress as the Mobile Nations Fitness Month winds down.
Escape from Heaven is a nice looking game for your Windows Phone where you play the role of Hedgy, a hedge hog that doesn't like Heaven and yearns to make it back to Earth. You navigate over obstacles, jump from platform to platform working your way through the various levels of the game to make it home.
Escape from Heaven has a minimalist feel to the graphics, simple game play but Escape from Heaven is a challenging, entertaining, well presented game for your Windows Phone game library.
Here's a neat Windows Phone app to help you remember where a photo was taken. Image Map will not only map out where your photos were taken but also display the Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) information on your images. The EXIF information will reveal every little tid bit of information on your photo including the camera used, the camera settings, and software used to edit the image.
Image Map pulls everything together in a very nice package to give you a easy to follow road map for your photos.
WpFandora is a unofficial Pandora client for your Windows Phone. The app comes in two versions, a free ad-supported version and a $2.99 ad free version (WpFandora Pro). The music app is laid out nicely and as long as Pandora doesn't break their public API, the app ran smoothly.
I'm not a big Pandora user but WpFandora came across as a simple, easy way to channel your Pandora stations to your Windows Phone. WpFandora is definitely worth trying if you are looking for a Pandora client for your Windows Phone.
Few professionally-made games attempt to embrace the punk rock culture. After all, most games strive to look and sound as professional as possible rather than adhere to a DIY philosophy. But that’s just what Ska Studios’ I Made a Game with Zombies in It!!! (aka I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1) did in 2009. Released as an Xbox Live Indie Game on the Xbox 360 and sold for a mere 80 Microsoft Points ($1), it quickly became a big hit among cost-conscious 360 gamers. With the move to Windows Phone, the game received official Xbox Live status. The mobile version couldn’t be sold for a dollar since Live titles start at $2.99. Thus the developers threw in a couple of new game modes, and Zombies on the Phone (Z0MB1ES!!1 (on teh ph0ne) was born.
Yaht 3D is a simple yet entertaining game for your Windows Phone that is patterned after the legendary dice game Yahtzee. If you're familiar with Yahtzee, Yaht 3D will be an easy game to pick up and the game is a great way to pass the time with.
The graphics and animations are very nice and the game of Yahtzee always has its challenges. Yaht 3D supports single player, multiplayer or you vs the computer games. So you can pass the time to yourself or challenge your neighbor to a game.
Deal with a lot of business cards from associates, customers, and other contacts? Looking for an easy way to import all that information on to your Windows Phone? If so, take a look at ScanBizCards. Not only will ScanBizCards let you scan business cards but you also have the ability for cloud backup and syncing your cards across multiple platforms (support for iOS, Android and a desktop client).
With support for twenty two languages and the ability to import information into your People's Hub, ScanBizCards definitely sounds promising.
For the longest time, microtransactions were prohibited in Windows Phone games. Microsoft’s Beards & Beaks dabbled in offering PDLC (premium downloadable content) last July. But no third party games offered PDLC until Gravity Guy’s January update. Before you can buy extra stuff for those games, you’ll first need to purchase the game itself. Bug Village, on the other hand, is the only freemium Xbox Live title so far. The game itself is completely free; developer Glu Mobile makes its profits from the title’s optional content purchases. While this style of game won’t be for everybody, you can color me excited for the potential of future freemium Live titles.
Looking for a painfully challenging game for your Windows Phone? Give Solvr a try.
Solvr is a math game where you are given a group of numbers and a target value. You have to match the target value by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing the provided numbers. It sounds easy until you get started solving the puzzle.