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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

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...

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Microsoft appears to confirm custom Accent colors, Hubs and native PhotoSynth for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft appears to confirm custom Accent colors, Hubs and native PhotoSynth for Windows Phone 8

Custom Hubs & Accent colors for Windows Phone 8? Yes, please. Earlier in the day we reported that Microsoft was going through the User Voice feedback system and signing off on feature requests from end users. In short, if a feature is being positioned to be included in Windows Phone 8.x, it gets stamped with a generic “Planned” label from the site Admin for Windows Phone. It is...

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Poll reveals that consumers desperately want a notification center in Windows Phone 8

Poll reveals that consumers desperately want a notification center in Windows Phone 8

In a poll conducted this past weekend here at Windows Phone Central, 7,640 participants voted on the top-three features (out of an optional nine choices) they wanted most in Windows Phone 8. Although the full consumer feature list has yet to be revealed by Microsoft, due to the leaked SDK a few weeks ago a lot of the new options have been detailed already. In turn, we asked users what...

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Trove of Windows Phone 8 SDK images arrive exposing app backup, storage options and more

Trove of Windows Phone 8 SDK images arrive exposing app backup, storage options and more

Images from the Windows Phone 8 SDK show off updated Office, SMS backup It’s still technically the same day as the leak of the Windows Phone 8 SDK and now some images are showing up online showcasing some new features of the updated OS (we’re visiting Canada and don’t have access to our Win 8 machine to run the SDK ourselves). The images come via WP7.Hu who has thrown no less than 30...

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Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

We’ve hinted at this before and the leak of the Windows Phone 8 SDK is validating our claim that “Apollo” will allow richer notification support for 3rd party developers. Developers will now be able to have their app send notifications to the Lock Screen with the content reflecting the app’s Live Tile: “In Windows Phone, the lock screen contained a handful of notifications such as the...

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Rumor - Leaked details of Windows Phone 7.8 shows little new features. But WP8 may get IntoNow alternative.

Rumor - Leaked details of Windows Phone 7.8 shows little new features. But WP8 may get IntoNow alternative.

Windows Phone 7.8 will share the same Start screen as Windows Phone 8 but little else Although Windows Phone 7.8 is months from release, speculation as to what the update may or may not contain has been a hot topic for current Windows Phone users (see our editorial on the subject here). The site WP7Forum.ru have a mixed reputation when coming to leaks and rumors, so like anything we...

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