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A closer look at Windows Phone 8’s High Contrast display mode

A closer look at Windows Phone 8’s High Contrast display mode

Daniel Rubino 97

It Don't Matter If you're Black Or White...or does it? This photo of the HTC 8S has been generating a lot of comments on Reddit with most people throwing out the word “sexy” to describe it. The question you may be wondering is what’s the deal with the black and white? Is that some HTC thing? The answer is ‘nope’ as it is part of Windows Phone 8’s “ease of access” settings, meaning you...

Survey of Windows Phone developers shows high interest in cross-platform development

Survey of Windows Phone developers shows high interest in cross-platform development

Rich Edmonds 1

  Cross-platform development is considered a safe guard when building and launching mobile apps and games. The ability to pump out content for more than one platform provides enough ground to fall back on should one eco-system not accumulate enough sales for a good ROI (Return On Investment). Last week we covered the results from a survey held over at Windows Phone Geek, a popular...

Name theft troubling Chinese Windows 8 developers already. New policy may come to Windows Phone 8.

Name theft troubling Chinese Windows 8 developers already. New policy may come to Windows Phone 8.

Kane Gao 27

New name-changes to Windows 8 could come down to Windows Phone 8 in China Less than 24 hours ago, Microsoft opened up the much anticipated app submissions to the Windows 8 store. However, the great news has been thwarted by Microsoft's new app naming policy. In the Windows Phone Marketplace, app naming follows a pretty simple rule: name your app whatever you want. If multiple...

Windows Phone ZX Spectrum emulator MetroSpec out of beta and headed for the Marketplace

Windows Phone ZX Spectrum emulator MetroSpec out of beta and headed for the Marketplace

Rich Edmonds 9

Time to visit the good ol' days MetroSpec, the Windows Phone ZX Spectrum emulator, has come out of beta and is now well on its way to the Marketplace. We originally covered the app back in July when we got some hands-on footage of the emulator in action, and were super excited to see the first Windows Phone ZX Spectrum emulator that isn't tied to a single title, where users can download...

Xbox Live Developer Interview: Mommy's Best Games, maker of Shoot 1UP and Serious Sam Double D XXL

Xbox Live Developer Interview: Mommy's Best Games, maker of Shoot 1UP and Serious Sam Double D XXL

Paul Acevedo 3

We’re back with another installment of our in-depth Xbox Live Developer Interview series. This time we probe the mind of Nathan Fouts, President of Mommy’s Best Games. MBG’s first Windows Phone game, Shoot 1UP came out a few weeks ago and I gave it a rave review. Read on to learn more about Shoot 1UP’s development process, MBG’s upcoming XBLA game Serious Sam: Double D XXL, Nathan’s...

Windows Phone 8 images reveal pinnable credit cards and new lock-screen notifications

Windows Phone 8 images reveal pinnable credit cards and new lock-screen notifications

Daniel Rubino 118

Pinnable CC's and new notifications Many of the new features of Windows Phone 8 are already known due to the leaked SDK over the summer but exactly how some of it will look is still a bit unclear. Take for example the NFC Wallet app. It’s a safe assumption that it will allow many different options—storage of coupons, deal cards, frequent flier pass and of course your credit cards. It’s...