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ElectroDude v2.0 updated with a new UI

ElectroDude is a collection of electronic tools such as calculators and pin-out diagrams that are extremely useful for both students and professionals in electronics field

It contains the pin-out diagrams of:-

  • USB Port
  • Parallel Port
  • MIDI Port
  • S-Video Port
  • VGA Port
  • Serial Port
  • Firewire Port
  • PS/2 – AT Port

And it also contains the following calculators:-

  • Resistor value from color code
  • Inductor value from color code
  • Reisistor value from SMD code
  • Ohm’s Law
  • RC, LC and RL Filters
  • Inductive and capacitive reactance
  • Series-parallel resistance
  • Battery life calculation

The new version of the app has a redesigned UI and also ads support for 720p/1080p device so they can use the app without letterboxes

You can download it from the link below:-
Free Version
Pro Version

Free version has no limitations except an ad that appears at the bottom of the app.

Nokia Pro Camera coming to the rest of the NL 92x series


On their conversations blog Nokia has confirmed that the Nokia Pro Camera app, which offers fine control over the camera functions, will indeed be coming to the Nokia Lumia 920, 925 and 928, which they call the Pureview cameras.

They write:

This app will be available for 1020 from its launch Lumia and will be coming to all PureView Lumia smartphones (Lumia 920, 925 and 928) but require the software update to Amber.

The app offers control over features such as:

  • Shutter speed (1/16000 up to 4 seconds)
  • EV value
  • ISO (100 to 4,000)
  • White Balance
  • Manual Focus.

The Nokia Amber update is expected to come to Lumia handsets starting in August this year.

WNM Live releases updates for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8

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WNM Live, the location-based social network for meeting people, has released an update to its app for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 users.  This latest update contains some major new functionality, including:

  • Voice Messaging – You can now send/receive up to 60 second voice audio clips with other users.
  • Message Delivery Receipts – You can now see when your message has actually been delivered to the intended recipient’s app, regardless of which platform they use.
  • Photo Hub Integration – Upload a photo to the WNM Live World Stream directly from the Windows Phone Photo Hub.
  • Much, Much More – Enhanced push notifications, performance improvements, featured posts, and much more.

These two latest updates (for WP7 and WP8) bring both platforms back in alignment, feature-wise, after having diverged about six months back with the release of the WNM Live Windows Phone 8 app.  WNM Live recently passed the one million user mark and continues to have the largest percentage of its users on Windows Phone devices, despite also being available on iPhone, Windows 8, Facebook, and the Web.

If it has been awhile since you checked out WNM Live, now might be a great time to do so.  The app is available for free from the Windows Phone Store here.

Download WNM Live from the Windows Phone Store QRCode

Zinio offering $50 credit for their magazine catalogue on Windows Phone

Zinio recently brought  its catalogue of Digital Magazines to Nokia’s WP8 Lumia handsets exclusively.

The collection includes magazines like The Economist, New Scientist, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Juxtapoz, ESPN the Magazine, GQ, Vogue, Elle and countless others.  zinioqr

The app allows one to download and read magazines and articles offline, and manage your archive of back issues, meaning it is the perfect accompaniment to a long plane flight

Now, to sweeten the deal,  Zinio is also offering a $50 magazine credit to jump start your library.

Click here to claim the credit. The deal ends June 30.

Zinio is Windows Phone 8 only and Nokia exclusive. Find  Zinio in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via the Windows blog

# 2InstaWithLove surprises with 5th filter–Smartshot

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instaqrIt is still not clear what Nokia’s end game with #2InstawithLove is, but the Instagram tribute app is getting increasingly powerful, having just added a new photo filter, its 5th, Smartshot.

The new filter appears to apply a desaturation effect to pictures, and it is not exactly clear what is meant to be smart about it, but I think that can be said about most photo filters these days.

Find the app, which at its least is a decent free photo filter app,  in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via WindowsPhoneApps.es

Good for Enterprise coming to Windows Phone 8 soon

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So far Good for Enterprise is only available for Windows Phone 7.5, but reader John reports that Windows Phone 8 users will soon be able to plug into this enterprise management software layer.

The app provides secure mobile collaboration and device management for Windows Phone devices and  allows employees to securely access corporate email, contacts, and calendar.

Reportedly the beta works fairly well on the Nokia Lumia 920, and will soon also be coming to Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets also.

Thanks John for the tip and screen shots.

OpenTable 2.0 for Windows Phone 8 now in the Store

OpenTable is an app which allows users to book a restaurant table at more than 20,000 restaurants in the US, Canada and Mexico.

The app lets you find restaurants near you, see available tables in real time, in a list or on a map, narrow your search by cuisine, price, or neighbourhood and also browse menus, diner ratings, and reviews.

The app will even let you add upcoming reservations to your calendar and make out-of-town reservations when you travel.

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  • Brand new look for Windows Phone 8
  • Foodspotting photos of dishes diners have loved
  • View mobile-optimized restaurant menus
  • Restaurant reviews from verified OpenTable diners
  • Sort search results by name, distance, cuisine or neighborhood
  • Add reservation to your calendar
  • Sign-in with your Facebook account
  • Pin upcoming reservation details to your start screen
  • Lockscreen support
  • Tap to Share restaurants with others

The app is free and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Privacy & Productivity: Akruto Sync Software Finally Offers Cloud-Free Synchronization of Outlook Data on Windows Phone

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Users have been waiting eagerly for a way to sync their Outlook data without the cloud.  Current cloud-based solutions pose privacy concerns and synchronization limitations.  Fortunately, the wait is now over.  Akruto, Inc., has recently released Akruto Sync, a program that offers direct, cloud-free, complete synchronization of Outlook Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks data between a PC and a Windows Phone.

To ensure complete privacy, the data is stored only on the computer and on the phone, not in the cloud; it is protected using SSL encryption and never passes through Akruto’s servers.  Users may choose to synchronize their data over the cellular network or by using a Wi-Fi connection.  There is no limit on the number of contacts, tasks, or calendar entries or on the amount of data within each entry that can be synchronized.

A 7-day free trial of Akruto Sync is available.  Beyond that, a onetime licensing fee of US$19.95 covers installation on a single PC, which may be synchronized with one or more phones.

For more details on Akruto Sync as well as to view the simple setup guidelines, see a video demo after the break.
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Temple Run update fixes white background issue


templerunqrImangi Studios have released their second update to their popular run and jump game Temple Run.

The first fixed a live tile issue, and the second, released yesterday, fixes a problem which occurs only for users of Light themes, where the background also becomes white and the controls are obscured.

The updated app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via WPArea.de

Windows Phone 7.8 update resumes, rolling out to fix bugs


It appears Microsoft has resumed its roll-out of Windows Phone 7.8, this time with a slightly updated version of the software.

Windows Phone 7.8 build 7.10.8860.142 is now available, with a reader reporting it has come to his Nokia Lumia 800 in Denmark on top of an existing WP 7.8 install.  Others have reported it on their Nokia Lumia 900 and even a Samsung Omnia 7 in the Netherlands, UK and India.

Hopefully the update addresses all the issues with the broken Live Tiles with WP 7.8 and will roll out rapidly worldwide.

Is anyone else getting the update? Let us know when and where below.

Thanks RuneRob, Jamie and Kshitij  for the tip.

Official DISQUS commenting app coming to Windows Phone

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WindowsPhoneApps.es reports that DiSQUS, the website commenting people, are in the process of developing a Windows Phone app.

The app is currently in beta, and the site have posted some screen shots.

They report that it allows one to use almost all the functions of DISQUS, and was fast with a beautiful design and smoothly running.

For moderators the app will allow moderation, and those websites can be pinned to the start screen.

The app will feature a live tile and will be available for Windows Phone 7.x and 8.

No release date is available yet, but it sounds like it will be quite a handy app when it is released.

See more screen shots at WindowsPhoneApps.es here.

Vodafone support claims Windows Phone 7.8 roll-out has been halted


Vodafone has been rolling out the Windows Phone 7.8 update in waves to their subscribers, but some owners have noted the their handsets have not been updated despite the milestone dates being passed.

Vodafone Germany support looked into and, and responded today that the Windows Phone 7.8 roll-out has been halted, without a date for its resumption.

Without reasons we are of course free to speculate, and one does wonder if the bugs which have been turning up with the Windows Phone 7.8 live tiles has caused Microsoft to reconsider the roll-out until they issues are sorted.

With the nature of the roll-outs being that the majority of users being updated last, and recent Adduplex data showing only 16% of Windows Phone 7.8 owners being updated to their new OS, it seems most of us will have to keep waiting until Microsoft perfects the software.

Are our readers getting impatient? Let us know below.

Via WPArea.de.

Bejeweled LIVE+ comes exclusively to the Nokia Collection with 2 new levels

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Nokia and Popcap games have released a special version of the popular Bejeweled Live game for Windows Phone.

The game, which is not free but costs $2.99, adds 2 new levels (Butterfly and Zen mode) and updated graphics.

The Nokia exclusive game can be found in the Nokia Collection or in the Windows Phone Store here.