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Theme+ lets you create some vivid and colorful backgrounds for Windows Phone 8.1

Theme+ lets you create some vivid and colorful backgrounds for Windows Phone 8.1

With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, under the Preview for Developers program, we have seen a number of apps surface in the Windows Phone Store focused on creating custom Start Screen backgrounds. Each app seems to follow the same pattern of having a simple interface and plenty of creative styles. Theme+ is one of the more recent additions to this genre of apps and falls in line with...

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Transparency Tiles updated, lets you pin clear Instagram, Foursquare, Facebook and more to your 8.1 screen

Transparency Tiles updated, lets you pin clear Instagram, Foursquare, Facebook and more to your 8.1 screen

Since Windows Phone 8.1’s preview release this week, you folks can’t enough of the new Start screen backgrounds. And here you thought you’d hate them ;) We covered a cool little app dubbed Transparency Tiles earlier this week, as it’s used to re-create Tiles for your 8.1 Start screen for native and popular apps. On first release it covered just Xbox Games, Music and Video, but we told...

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Windows Phone 8.1 custom images for Live Tiles on the Start screen revealed

Windows Phone 8.1 custom images for Live Tiles on the Start screen revealed

Windows Phone 8.1 is only a few weeks away. So with that, let’s jump onto the latest rumor floating around today, namely the one dealing with background images on the Start screen. There was some confusion about this feature – codenamed ‘shadowbox’ by Microsoft –with people believing that it was the background of the Start screen that would be skinned. As we cautioned in original...

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