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Windows Phone Mango 7.1 SDK Beta 2

Posted On Sunday, July 3, 2011 10:26 PM

Windows Phone Mango Developer Tools

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:24 PM

MIX’11 : Windows Phone Sessions

Posted On Sunday, April 24, 2011 9:02 PM

Windows Phone 7: Freeing up space after installing the pre-NoDo update

I just published a post on my blog at, here’s the link,

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:28 PM

What happens when you delete all the start screen tiles?
Note: I am currently in the process of relocating my blog from http://www.geekswithblogs.n... to my new address at I suggest you point your feed readers to the new address as I slowly transition to my new shared-hosted, ad-free wordpress blog :) Well, the start screen disappears and all you see is the application list, which normally shows up when you scroll to the right. Pretty interesting I thought. So the start screen is basically a shortcuts screen on steroids, ......

Posted On Sunday, February 13, 2011 6:41 PM

What motivates us? RSA Animate - Drive
Here's a brilliant video adapted from Dan Pink's talk about 'What Motivates Us?', you should watch this. Also checkout some other RSA Animate videos here ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:32 PM

Applications: Some more marble fun!
Well, yesterday night I was watching a tutorial on XNA when I came across this neat little trick. It was a simple XNA application with a Windows Phone logo in it and whenever the user clicked on the device the logo would move towards the click point, and I couldn't resist experimenting with the marble (; The code is written in C# using CF3.5. Here is a video of the demo, You probably noticed the motion of the marble towards the click point (destination). The marble starts off with a high velocity ......

Posted On Thursday, May 6, 2010 6:24 AM

How Microsoft Lost the API War - by Joel Spolsky
Came across another gem of an article by Joel Spolsky. It's a pretty old article written in June of 2004, has lot of tidbits and I really enjoyed reading it, so much in fact that I read it twice! So hit the link below and give it a read if you haven't already, How Microsoft Lost the API War - Joel Spolsky excerpt, "I first heard about this from one of the developers of the hit game SimCity, who told me that there was a critical bug in his application: it used memory right after freeing it, a major ......

Posted On Thursday, May 6, 2010 4:06 AM

My shiny new gadget
About 3 months ago when I had tweeted (or twit?) that the HD7 could be my next phone I wasn’t a 100 percent sure, and when the HTC Mozart came out it was switch at first sight. I wanted to buy the Mozart mainly for three reasons; its unibody construction, smaller screen and the SLCD display. But now, holding a HD7 in my hand, I reminisce and think about how fate had its own plan. Too dramatic for a piece of gadget? Well, sort of, but seriously, this has been most exciting. So in short, I bought myself ......

Posted On Monday, January 3, 2011 8:53 PM

Dictionary Web Service
Today I came across this web service called aonaware which serves up word definitions from various dictionary databases, so I wrote up a quick windows phone 7 app to check it out and it's kinda neat. Here's a video of the app running on the emulator, I'll write a post soon ......

Posted On Monday, November 29, 2010 11:35 PM

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