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Jaxbot of famed Windows Phone Hacker to “retire”; We look back and give thanks

Jaxbot of famed Windows Phone Hacker to “retire”; We look back and give thanks

For those of you who are into the ‘homebrew’ hacking community for Windows Phone, you’ll want to take note that Jaxbot, the man behind the site Windows Phone Hacker (www.windowsphonehacker.com) will sadly be retiring. Jaxbot just graduated from high school—yes, he was a young lad---and he will be moving on to college in the fall, where he hopes to take on other projects and adventures....

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LockWidgets 8 gets bumped with Celsius support and some fixes for Windows Phone 8

LockWidgets 8 gets bumped with Celsius support and some fixes for Windows Phone 8

LockWidgets 8, the side project by Jaxbot from the site Windows Phone Hacker, has been bumped to version 1.1 after being out for just a few days. The app has had numerous bugs fixed with this update and the big feature: added Celsius support. Yes to the dismay of many, the original version only had Fahrenheit, meaning a good portion of the globe was not inclined to use the otherwise...

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LockWidgets 8 rolls on the Windows Phone Store, keeps us informed with a glance

LockWidgets 8 rolls on the Windows Phone Store, keeps us informed with a glance

Jaxbot over at Windows Phone Hacker as released a new app onto the Windows Phone 8 Store and it’s worth the $0.99 for it. The app is called LockWidgets 8 and allows users to add up to three information areas to their lockscreens, including current temperature, tomorrow’s  temp and battery life. Some detailed information is also included like estimated time left on the charge and if it...

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New tool helps make installing the Windows Phone 7.8 update slightly easier

New tool helps make installing the Windows Phone 7.8 update slightly easier

Update: Files have been updated to make the app more stable and reliable and indeed it does work better now. (5PM ET) Windows Phone Hacker has released a new “wrapper” tool called 'Seven-Eighter' that reportedly makes manually installing the 7.8 update less cumbersome than downloading all the files yourself. The app comes in x86 and x64 and is a simple executable that you run on your PC...

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Homebrew Dynamic Background 2 guarantees fresh wallpaper for Windows Phone

Homebrew Dynamic Background 2 guarantees fresh wallpaper for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Hacker as returned to an earlier project called Dynamic Background with some significant updates previewed in his latest video. The app brings a feature that will be present in Windows Phone 8—the ability to automatically change and update the Lock Screen wallpaper via at least two sources: your own arsenal or Bing’s daily image. The new version now has an update interval...

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How apropos as the Video-out hack for Windows Phone 7 finally gets a video demo

How apropos as the Video-out hack for Windows Phone 7 finally gets a video demo

We reported a few days ago that some developers at XDA Forums have managed to get those pesky video-out drivers working on their Windows Phone 7 devices. The drivers, often used by Microsoft during press and developer events for demonstration purposes, have never been released publicly and that won’t change for WP7 anytime soon. Users though who are brave enough to flash a custom ROM...

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Keep Alive for maintaining Wi-Fi connections now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace

Keep Alive for maintaining Wi-Fi connections now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace

From homebrew to err...publicbrew A few days ago we reported on a new homebrew app called Keep Alive from Windows Phone Hacker. The app basically pings a server every once in awhile to maintain a constant Wi-Fi connection. It’s better than having to reconnect to your Wi-Fi connection each time you turn the display back on and has little impact on battery. The app though was homebrew...

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